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    I dont know about the white person syndrome. Lots of white French people in that plane.

    There just wasn't many other nationalities but the French media are all over it.

    Experts think it has been shot down. The plane was in good conditions, reputable airline, and storms are just very frequent in that region and not reason enough for a plane to crash.

    It's devastating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    They found the plane. Crashed in a rainstorm.

    Neither the airline or the plane type have a great safety record.....
    Glad they found it! All of these aviation accidents are freaking me out a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    They found the plane. Crashed in a rainstorm.

    Neither the airline or the plane type have a great safety record.....
    Where did you read that?
    I know the airline and the plane and they both have great records?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Air Algeria
    2008 - Hard landing, extensive damage to plane, no fatalities
    2006 - Cargo plane crash, all 3 crew killed
    2006 - Landing gear collapsed, 51 out of 101 passengers on board injured
    2003 - Engine failure, 1 survivor 104 dead.

    Plus a number in the 90's and 80's etc.

    3 fatal crashes in 10 years isn't the worst safety record we've seen, but isn't the best.

    The plane type (MD-30) is responsible for over 1300 fatalities and 61 crashes in the last 30 years.
    It was not operated by Air Algeria but by Swift Air. It is a reputable European company that is used for some NATO flights. Never had an accident.

    The plane had just been inspected by French DGCA (Directorate General for Civil Aviation) a few days ago in Marseille and found no faults. They follow the very strict European rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Obviously this is something you feel very strongly about, so I'm just going to leave it.
    What are you getting at? I'm just stating the facts.

    The all crew was Spanish and the plane was owned and maintained by swiftair, Spanish company...


 

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