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mysterious death

2000-12-15 17:30:25+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Wow, this is like a really bad movie: HP worker falls to death from company airplane, is reported missing after the plane lands, 45 minutes later. The conspiracy theorist in me is just going nuts... "There were conflicting reports about whether any of the four other passengers or the two pilots aboard the 20-seat DeHavilland DHC-6 aircraft witnessed the woman's exit."

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:46+00 by: ziffle

I think its obvious. "the plane, a Twin Otter, was built by a Canadian division of Boeing." Now it was made in Canada. The Prime Minister of Canada was seen with Clinton; Clinton did it. Why can't they see that? Its awful hard explaining how those waving trees make all that wind.

#Comment made: 2000-12-15 21:27:57+00 by: topspin [edit history]

C'mon.... you're a pilot/co-pilot and you have 5 passengers on an airplane with 20 seats in about a 20' x 4' space. A door opens, for the second time on the flight, and you DON'T do a simple (what comes after 4, again?) passenger count walking back to the cabin after you close it? Further, in a tiny passenger compartment like that, none of the other passengers noticed the door opening? Earplugs could mask the sound, but only 3 minutes after taking off from an emergency landing to secure the door.... the 0 to 120 knot wind speed change inside the plane didn't cause anyone to immediately look toward that door? One wonders if the woman took out pre-flight life insurance and named the other 7 folks onboard as beneficiaries?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:46+00 by: Dan Lyke

In the followup "the police have ruled out foul play", but something seems fishy from the rest of the description...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:46+00 by: ebradway

"One family I've spoken to was worried about the `what-ifs,'" Russell said. "What if the woman jumped out a second earlier and landed in their house?" Don't you just hate unexpected vistors just dropping in on you like that?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:46+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, I was trying for a modicum of decorum and taste, 'cause this is kind of a disturbing situation, but... Yeah, it just sends me through the roof. So I guess she's a "fallen woman" now? Sorry. Well, not really. Kinda.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:46+00 by: baylink

It's ok; we're being pretty tacky over on Metafilter, too...