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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 02:18
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VFD
 
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There are just a lot of questions here.
The decent rate would almost indicate a pressurization issue.
The O2 bottles for the masks could have been empty.
Hail could have damaged the windscreen until failure injuring or incapacitating the pilots, although pretty unlikely.
Fire but seems unlikely with O2 available for the pilots and few minutes to terra firma at 6,000ft/min.
I find it interesting no radio calls were made declaring an emergency and it appears there was an issue controlling the aircraft even at lower altitude even if the pilots were in conscious, the crash remains appear to be from a pretty fast speed on relatively flat ground.
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