Airliner ‘broke up in mid-air’ says Russian official as experts suggest Isil may have bombed plane

French experts believe Isil may have placed bomb on plane that crashed in Egypt on Saturday, with 17 children and 207 adults on board.

This blog is recommended in the telegraph’s coverage.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Second linky no worky.

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        I was listening to This Week With Larry Miller earlier and the joke of the day went something like this:
        Two Jews are going to a restaurant after Temple and they see a Catholic church with a sign saying that if you convert you get a hundred bucks.
        One says for a hundred bucks I’ll do it and the other waits for him outside.
        When the convert comes back the other one says did you get the hundred bucks?
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        I love Larry Miller.

  • Exile1981

    Have a look at the following pics:

    #14 – I thought at first that was a wing panel but it’s not; I’m pretty sure it’s a body panel and it’s expanded outwards. You can tell by the two tone color

    #1 – that’s part of and engine. Given the damage it’s possible the engine exploded and ruptured the fuselage but it looks more like something was ingested by the turbine stage, Possibly other aircraft parts.

    #2 – look beside the shoe, that’s a structural floor panel, very light and strong. If it fell it would have taken less damage impacting the ground, that crushing of the floor panel says to me a lot of force was applied. over the whole surface to crush the honeycomb that way.

    • Maggat

      Ya good pics, thanks.

      • Exile1981

        I noticed a pic on the BBC site that looked like one of the investigators was swabbing a jagged edge. I suspect they are looking for explosive residue.

  • Barrington Minge

    Slightly off-thread.
    This is what a plane crash looks like. Compare with “crash site” at Shanksville, PA.

    • Exile1981

      Actually this is what an airplane exploding at 31,000 feet looks like. If you look at the Shanksville crash site it’s a high speed ground impact at a steep angle followed by a fire from the fuel. Hence the plow furrow from the impact and the very small area or debris.

      • Barrington Minge

        So, no debris at all?, no luggage, no large bits particularly engines and undercarriage? Look at pictures of aircraft that have hit mountains – lots of large bits. 757s do not just “disappear” into small holes in the ground….
        We could argue this one forever!

  • Hard Little Machine

    How soon before the New York Times blames Israel?