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Published: Friday, March 21 2014 9:32 p.m. MDT

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Taylorsville, UT

Some other scenarios not mentioned is the plane belly landed in one piece on the ocean and sank as one piece no one was able to leave the plane.

I'm surprised that the so called experts are omitting so many variables in low altitude flying conditions. I think the plane had catastrophic power failure across the whole plane and every thing stops working and batteries have minimal power for flight controls and standby compass, altimeters, and clocks are the only instruments. Engines fuel controls are mechanical but with fly by wire engine controls are not controllable from the cockpit.

The plane was full of fuel and flying low below 12,500 feet AGL for breathable oxygen and cabin pressure and uses more fuel to fly because of drag and air density. At lower altitude and closer to the water the risk of engine icing and failure is compounded without power to intake air heaters and flame out likely. No jets are designed for low altitude without deicing controls normally turned off at flight altitude.

But they can fly slow enough to belly flop on the water without breaking up and coming apart so debris field is not likely.

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