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airplane with 115 craches in Greece

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1. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0814/greece.html

apparently the pilot lost consciousness - and the captain wasn't in the cockpit

info sketchy at the moment

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

all dead - highjacking as a possible cause of that crash

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Hijacking has been ruled out now. Sounds like the plane decompressed and everyone passed out. Much like what happened to Payne Stewart (the golfer) back in 1999.

I was a little shocked to learn that oxygen masks on planes are ineffective above 27,000 ft. Apparently the air from the mask isn't enough to stop you from passing out, and certainly can't do anything about the fact that the air is very, very cold.

Greg