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EgyptAir flight from Paris disappears

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by three_bags_full, May 18, 2016.

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  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

  2. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    CNN saying likely a bomb that took it down. Yikes.
  3. Earthman

    Earthman Well-Known Member

    Like many of these events it's a fast moving story changing news cycle. I'm not ready to jump to that conclusion yet.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Public officials in two countries, Egypt and Russia, have said it was probably a bomb. If CNN reported their comments, that's not jumping to conclusions by a news outlet. it's jumping to conclusions by the officials. Plane fell in clear and quiet skies. It's way more likely than not some human action was the cause, although no group has taken credit for it yet, and IS usually does so right out of the box.
  5. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    When I was getting out of the car this morning, I heard a report that from Greek officials that their radar had tracked the last few moments of the flight. It suddenly turned left, then spun right, and fell 27,000 feet. An expert mentioned something about systems failing, but did not suggest whether that was consistent with a bomb.

    Also, the Greeks have found some parts.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The odds are 1 : 10,000 that SmallPotatoes makes some contributions to this thread before the story has played itself all the way out.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Plane departs from a city plagued with terror cells, drops like a stone during the safest portion of flight, with no mayday call, and some are offended when others leap to the obvious conclusion:

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  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The motive is unknown.
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Aren't you the one who hates it when the media jumps to conclusions?
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    What exactly would you expect President Trump to do?

    Also, what would a President Trump do? Better hide the football.
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  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Is Trump in the media?

    I don't like it when the media is incurious, and rely on preestablished narratives to explain events.
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    But your OK when a potential president does?
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