Comments:One dead after jet crashes into airport in Rwanda

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Terrorist Attack? edit

How is this not a terrorist attack? Well I guess the story has to develop before we can know more, the captain hasn't even said anything yet due to the broken leg but it is a possibility of a terrorist attack. -Pekayer11 (talk) 16:40, 14 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There's a vague possibility, but "How is this not a terrorist attack?" is somewhat absurd. It's not like a car, where accelerator movement is pretty much a prerequisite. A bad surge on the left engine would produce the effect described. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:44, 14 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I guess so, but still I find it hard to believe that a pilot would not be able to hit an emergency brake but I'm not an expert on planes. -Pekayer11 (talk) 16:50, 14 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's something - as you said - that we'll just have to wait for. How much time did they have? I will agree that it's a bit odd. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:53, 14 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Their are many things that could go wrong with a plane, it's so odd. I remember seeing a show about how one type of plane would just suddenly shut off and do a bottle nose drop. It happened to be cold hydraulic fluid, but that's how complicated planes are. One thing wrong and the whole things goes kablam! -Pekayer11 (talk) 04:56, 15 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A bit of luck and good airmanship can get you through a missile strike and wing fire; worse luck and a piece of tape is all it takes. Big aircraft are just like that. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:23, 15 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]