Old 4th Feb 2019, 20:43
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Originally Posted by mryan75 View Post
Report is that the plane was found intact, which is surprising given what I think is the safe assumption that it hit the water pretty hard. Maybe it was a successful ditching after all? And they just sunk.

From the Beeb:

"They saw the registration number and the biggest surprise is that most of the plane is there - we were expecting to find a debris field," he added. (He being shipwreck hunter David Mearns).
They haven't said that the aeroplane is intact, but that most of it appears to be in one place. Wouldn't that suggest that it may have entered the water pretty much vertically which might be consistent with it stalling due to build-up of ice, as has been suggested earlier in this thread?
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