Aviation Thread


#201

About to take off here from Stansted. This is the precious cargo the chap next to me has pushed under the seat. A giant carrier bag of Dunkin Donuts. Let’s just say if we are in an Alive scenario over the Welsh mountains I won’t have to resort to eating my fellow passengers for a while.


#202

One on each finger might make for an emergency flotation device if you end up in the Irish Sea.


#203

I empathise mate, is this guy a well known GGA journalist?


#204

No a gentleman of Eastern extraction


#205

Louth?


#206

Egyptair plane from Paris to Cairo gone missing overnight


#207

Airbus 320 with 66 on board. Rescue efforts underway. Flight was just inside Egyptian airspace.


#208

is it terrorism? those Egyptians are almost as incompetent as the Irish


#209

Too early for speculation mate, let’s wait and see.


#210

The plane had issued a distress signal.


#211

had to be a bomb


#212

You’d want to be mental to fly with Egypt Air


#213

@Funtime, have you heard anything from your aviation industry sources?


#214

you’d want your head examined


#215

This could be just the sort of investigation that could unite the forum again.


#216

I’m going to go for accident, not terrorism. Why wait till you’re nearly home for terrorism, and why target a plane full of Egyptians.
Also the plane was flying from Paris so security would have been tough.


#217

“Numerous unconfirmed reports from at least four different sources that an explosion was witnessed in the sky over the sea”. Very convenient.


#218

I suppose it could have been shot down like that one in Ukraine?

I’m sticking with accident/mechanical failure


#219

This lady is usually in the know on all things IS for what its worth

https://twitter.com/rcallimachi


#220

60 air side passes in CDG were revoked last year from staff that were deemed a security risk