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Why didn't Richard Reid go in the bathroom?

Reader comment on item: Why Did American Airlines 587 Crash?

Submitted by R.J. Schulze (United States), Aug 31, 2004 at 13:49

Because he had to sit where the explosion would do maximum damage. Had he gone in the bathroom, no one could have stopped him from lighting his shoe. But an explosion in that location would not be enough to bring down the plane. He had to sit where the explosion would throw parts into the engine or make the wing fall off. I'm not an engineer, but that's what makes sense to me. The Flight 587 witness accounts and the toll booth video also back this up.

After almost 3 years they are still investigating this accident. What can possibly take so long? What? The only reason I can think of, is so people forget about it. About 30 minutes after the crash, the FBI ruled out terrorism as a cause of the crash. Even as eyewitnesses are reporting seeing an explosion and then parts falling off the plane. In my opinion, the FBI loses all credibility when making a statement like that.

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