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Old 9th Jan 2021, 12:42
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I Have Control
Join Date: May 2004
Location: North-West England
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Too soon to know, of course, but prime suspects are violent interaction with a CB cell causing structural failure, or pilot suicide. The latter is generally a taboo subject, but has occurred with sad regularity over the past 30 years.

Having flown Hajj ops to and from Indonesia over some years, I can verify from experience that adverse weather situations can be vicious and fast-forming. ATC have no weather radar to assist, as with most parts of the world outside North America.

Hopefully the FDR and CVR can be recovered and can be interrogated successfully. Another sad day for aviation. Condolences to those involved.
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