Jun 3 2009
“I have flown these jets for Air France for more than ten years, and the chances of an electrical fault seem unfeasible to me.”
Investigators are examining a bomb threat called in on a flight from Buenos Aires to Paris just days before Flight 447 disappeared over the Atlantic ocean, it has been revealed.
Aviation authorities are examining the possibility of a link between the threat to the Buenos Aires flight and the mysterious disappearance of Flight 447 with 228 people on board, a source has claimed.
Meanwhile an Air France pilot said it was ‘highly likely’ the jet was blown out of the sky by a bomb.
The long-haul captain said he believed Flight 447 was the victim of terrorist attack. No terrorist group has yet come forward to claim responsibility for such an attack, but the French government – baffled by the disappearance of the aircraft – has not ruled such an attack out.
Speaking under condition of anonymity to Le Figaro newspaper the pilot said: ‘It is highly likely a bomb went off on board. ‘I have flown these jets for Air France for more than ten years, and the chances of an electrical fault seem unfeasible to me.’
Ezeiza International Airport officials in Buenos Aires delayed an Air France flight from the city to Paris on the evening of May 27 after the bomb threat was called in.
Federal Police and airport safety officers inspected the plane and it was cleared for take-off, Argentine media reported. The search lasted about an hour and a half, and passengers were not evacuated from the plane.
Just four days later, Flight 447 dropped out of the sky so quickly that pilots did not even have time to make a Mayday call.
‘Terrorism cannot be ruled out as we search for the reason for this tragedy.’ (ISLAMIC TERRORISM, OF COURSE) UK DAILY MAIL
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