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Old 17th Jan 2017, 14:05
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Originally Posted by .Scott View Post
One of the key presumptions in concluding that the crash site was in the 7th arc was that the aircraft continued on a straight autopilot course.

That presumption is now called into serious question. On the other hand, the debris found to date indicates that the collision with the sea was in uncontrolled flight.
The two theories aren't mutually exclusive.

Once the engines quit, the question of whether or not the aircraft was flying on autopilot up to that point becomes academic.
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