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American Airlines Flt 87 Crash

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

Submitted by G. Lovering (United States), Sep 5, 2004 at 12:53

Most aircraft that I have worked on for a number years have one thing in common.
The control cables to ailerons, rudder and elevator run from the cockpit under the cabin floor boards. The Airbus may have fly-by-wire, pilot movement sends a signal to the contols via wire and electrical or hydraulic actuators move the commanded surface. If you lit you shoe bomb and put your foot down, there is a good probability that the control mechanisms were damaged. The eye witnesses who reported fire in vicinity of the wing root lead me to believe that something caused the "full over" rudder. I did not believe then nor do I believe now it was an accident.

It is so sad that our government continues to overtly lie to the people in the interest of political correctness. The "do not offend anyone" attitude has given the Islamic militants a license to murder.

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