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|Egypt Air Flight 990|
|12/06/00 at 19:57:36|
|Subject: FW: Egypt Air Flight 990|
On November 7th 1999, Egypt Air Flight 990 bound for Cairo
'mysteriously' plunged into the Atlantic Ocean,
about 60 miles south of the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts,
killing all 217 people aboard. The Boeing 767-300ER exploded
at 11,000 feet after 40 minutes of its take-off from Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Controversy surrounds the crash to this day, but here is an
interesting "series" of events or "coincidences", according to crash investigators:
1. There were 34 generals of different ranks from the Egyptian
Armed Forces on board the plane. Among them was a general who
has a Doctorate in atomic sciences, and more than 20 pilots who
successfully completed training in operating Apache helicopters
that were sold recently to Egypt.
Also on board were other generals who successfully completed
training in launching the famous American Patriot missiles.
The training of all those generals lasted 3 years and has cost
Egypt $3 billion, which Egypt paid in full.
2. Israel vehemently denounced the training program of those
generals upon their arrival in the US 3 years ago, and Israel
called the training program "a threat to Israel's security".
3. Israel started a campaign accusing Egypt of seeking to
modernize its armed forces, and of possessing missiles that
threaten the security of Israel, especially so because the
army generals who came to train in the US will be exposed to
the secrets of the joint American-Israeli missiles and jet
4. Egyptian defense minister, Mohammed Hassan Tantawi,
announced last October that war with Israel is not ruled out. He
also announced that Egypt therefore is continuously building its
armed forces to be in a state of readiness.
5. One day before the tragedy, the American authorities provided
hotel accommodation in a 3-star hotel for the airplane crew,
which constitutes a violation of the simplest norms of international
aviation, where the crew is usually accommodated in the airport
hotel or in a 5-star hotel.
6. On the same day, a crew of pilots and flight attendants of
Israel's airline (El Al) checked in the same hotel with a general form
the Israeli Intelligence (Mossad) who was in charge of the
crew's luggage and personal belongings.
7. Just a few hours prior to the incident, one of the Egypt Air
flight crew complained to the hotel security that someone has sneaked
into his room, because he noticed signs of someone's attempt to
open his suitcase by breaking the locks. But the hotel security
assured him of no foul play as long as nothing was missing.
8. The day of the incident, Edward Mcglauglen, an American Jew,
who is a vice president of an American civil agency was one of
the passengers of Egypt flight form Los Angeles to New York City in
route to Cairo. But when the plane landed in New York City,
Mcglauglen refused to continue his journey to his final
destination (Cairo)for fear of possible "planting of a bomb"
by "one of the passengers" at its first stop (New York City).
9. The same day of the incident, the American authorities opted
to take the flight crew's luggage from the hotel through the halls to
the plane itself. Meanwhile the Mossad general opted to take
the luggage of the crew of El Al flight to the Israeli plane
himself. But the luggage of the crews of both Egypt Air and
Al A'al ended up being taken from the hotel to the airport
in the same car that took the
Mossad general to the Israeli plane.
10.Prior to the Egypt Air flight departure, the American
authorities have inspected the plane for 3 hours, which is a very
unusually longtime in aviation norms. Also it has been reported
that airport security have not
given similar attention to
any other plane that day.
11.After 40 minutes of the flight's departure, contact with the
plane was lost over the Edward American naval base,
which is known to have anti-aircraft missiles, some of which
are ready to belaunched automatically by the mere
sensing of an object passing over at a certain elevation.
12.After the incident, 3 eye witnesses testified to the investigators
that they saw the plane on fire as it was falling down.
Fox News also has confirmed in its own investigation of the
incident thatthe plane had exploded in mid air before its
fall according to what wasseen on the
13.The American investigation team reported that the plane fell
down from 33,000 feet to 19,000 feet in 40 seconds, "which,
according to aviation experts, is a speed equal to a free fall
due to earth gravity, which makes it evident that the plane has fallen
down in pieces and not as one body.
Because the body of the plane is designed in a way that makes it
impossible for the body of the plane to descend at a speed in
access of 7,000 feet per second".
Aviation experts also add that "even if the engines of the
plane stopped working, it would still be possible to
land the plane at the nearest airport".
14.After 10 hours of the incident, a member of the American
investigation team announced that they have found the "black box"
that records the secrets of the events in the "last moments"
just before theplane's fall.
However, the next day, the American official spokesman denied
finding the "box" and said that the investigation team is still
searching for it!
15.There were 34 generals from the Egyptian army on board "theplane",
which is a violation of Egyptian army rules that "prohibit" more
than 3 generals to be on board the same flight, domestic or
international, for security of the generals.
This decision was reached in 1978 after "the downing"
in the Western Sahara of the flight that had Ahmad Badawi on
board (in which 12 generals have died).
At that time the fingers pointed
to "the Israeli enemy"
and the American intelligence.
Fox News...The network that brought us
the Simpsons, actually may have brought
us the truth too...at least initially.
~ HiMY! ~
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