Airliner Goes Down In Greece-Fighter Jets Escourted?

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  1. Annie
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    Not sure what to make of this:

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050814/ap_on_re_eu/greece_plane_crash
     
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    Complete loss of cabin pressure. Most of the bodies were frozen when the searchers found them. The fighters responded when the tower could not make contact with the crew. On the fighter's second pass, they saw someone in the cockpit trying to manuever the plane.

    Just at tragic accident.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/08/15/greece.crash/index.html
     
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    Very tragic!
    The findings of the official investigation are going to be very interesting.
     
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    Probably, but still very strange:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...,1,6049955.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed
     
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    Hummmm...from the link in post #1.


     
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    Yep, that is what I was referring to. There has been something strange about this from the beginning. May be nothing but difference in how countries deal with? :dunno:
     
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    There are differences, and I think the first statement was shortly after the crash.
    The inherent problem with a crash such as this is we read about it in the media.
    Let me tell you, the media knows as much about aviation as I know about brain surgery.
    Often they print information as fact based solely on their opinion.
    In other words you really have to take the stories with a grain of salt.

    If you would like to see how involved and extensive an investigation like this is
    check this link..It's the final NTSB summery on Payne Stewarts crash. ***It's Long**
    http://www.ntsb.gov/Publictn/2000/AAB0001.htm
     
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    I remember Payne Stewart's crash-took 5 hours before the plane ran out of fuel. I agree that it could just be the coverage or as I said, the different ways countries handle the press/investigation. I'm sure time will tell...
     

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