QUOTE(Harmattan96 @ Mar 25 2009, 02:03 AM) [snapback]130565[/snapback]
Ranger, I am curious about something here.
If the cargo latching system on the MD-11 was to have failed, resulting in a massive weight shift, is this system made up of materials that would survive the amount of heat and impact that followed?
Or is it something that could be visually seen after such a massive amount of material destruction, or is it made up of materials that most likely would have just been melted, obliterated, gone into thin air?
My condolences to your extended Fed-ex familly; I don't pray for a lack of faith in religions, nonetheless I extend the equivalent that a non-believer can muster.
Blue skies and tailwinds for their final flight westbound.
I'm not an accident investigator so remember that anything that I write will be pure conjecture.
My belief is that if there was a cargo shift for any reason that it would be readily apparent to the investigators. The Japanese equivalent of our NTSB is leading the investigation and to the best of my knowledge they have not put out any concrete information regarding the crash. Simply watching the videos available on the internet will not lead anyone to an absolute cause, just a lot of guessing. I have my beliefs and suspicions but I have no intention of sharing them here for that reason.
Thanks for your kind words, Harm. I think that you understand why I wrote the above.