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  •  Jeff-- yes, it'll be a number of things (2+ / 0-)
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    jeff in nyc, wilderness voice

    Airliners, airline procedures, and FAA regulations have multiple layers of safety, margin, and redundancy built in. So except in the most extraordinary cases (EgyptAir 990), it is always more than one thing.

    The reported facts at this point are that an experienced, qualified crew managed to get badly, badly behind the aircraft and didn't react in any way until they had a big rock wall looming in the windscreen. It'll be interesting to find out how that happened.

    -Jay-
    

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