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    Posted March 27, 2014 by
    Axabum
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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    Catastrophic Cockpit Windshield Failure

     
    I have not seen any reporting addressing this as a possible cause of the MH370 mystery. See this report on an incident that occurred in 1990 at 17,000 ft:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_5390
    There are many similarities - disruption of controls, and at 35000 ft the effect would have been instantaneous and far more lethal, unlikely there could have been time for the pilots to react with oxygen masks or SOS. messages. I think that it is strange this idea has not seen more discussion. Once pressures were equalized, the plane could have continued to fly on autopilot, as in the Payne Stewart incident until it ran out of fuel.

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