Thursday, May 19, 2016

This is very unusual behavior for a jet falling out of the sky. What is the term? Dolphing?

Is that the term? When the pilots either lose control and/or sends the jet into a dive. The jet first dives and then it returns sharply to elevation only to turn down and crash.

The pilots lost control of the jet. The rudder caused a sharp turn to the left and then the rudder caused a turn to the right and the 360 degree turns were spirals when the jet continued to spiral down 18,000 feet. The jet was still intact in that spiral. The radar image ends at 10,000 feet and the jet is likely to have begun to disintegrate in that downward spiral. In that disintegration the fuel explosed and destroyed whatever was left of the jet.

Sounds right to me.

2. The plane swerved quickly and vanished at a high altitude. (click hereThe plane was traveling at a height of 37,000 feet the last time the pilot spoke to air traffic controllers, as it passed through Greek airspace, according to the AP. The pilot did not report a problem at that time. Soon after, the plane made a 90-degree left turn, then a complete 360-degree turn toward the right, dropping from 38,000 to 15,000 feet. It disappeared from radar at about 10,000 feet at 2:45 a.m. Egypt time, the AP reported, citing Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos. The director of Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority, Konstantinos Lintzerakos, said controllers tried to contact the pilot 10 miles before the plane exited the Greek Flight Information Range (FIR), but the pilot did not respond. The controllers continued to attempt to make contact with the plane until it disappeared from radar. The Egyptian military said it did not receive a distress call from the plane.