Old 22nd Nov 2009, 11:21
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  1. Three people ended up in the water without life jackets
  2. The Airport Manager who launched to rescue them stated that he didn't know when the aircraft hit the water, or where it was when he launched the boat to find them (first hand radio interview)
  3. The husband in the back stated that there was no advanced warning of the aircraft hitting the water. (First hand radio interview)
  4. No Mayday was either received or acknowledged (multiple sources).

If there was any "decision" to ditch, and it wasn't just a case of striking the water while low and slow, stooging around looking for a hole in the weather, it was the worst "planned" ditching in history!

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