𝔖𝔬π”ͺ𝔒 𝔬𝔣 𝔱π”₯𝔒π”ͺ π”ͺπ”žπ‘¦ π”₯π”žπ”³π”’ π”Ÿπ”’π”’π”« π”žπ”©π”¦π”³π”’?

The intact crew cabin was seen exiting the cloud by a tracking camera after its trajectory carried it across an adjacent contrail.
Enlarged detail of the previous picture, the arrow indicating the crew cabin. The nose cone containing the RCS thrustersΒ is missing.
At least some of the crew were likely alive and at least briefly conscious after the breakup, as three of the four recovered Personal Egress Air Packs (PEAPs) on the flight deck were found to have been activated. Investigators found their remaining unused air supply roughly consistent with the expected consumption during the 2 minute 45 second post-breakup trajectory.
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Β An eternity of descentΒ 
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9 thoughts on “𝔖𝔬π”ͺ𝔒 𝔬𝔣 𝔱π”₯𝔒π”ͺ π”ͺπ”žπ‘¦ π”₯π”žπ”³π”’ π”Ÿπ”’π”’π”« π”žπ”©π”¦π”³π”’?

  1. I remember this vividly. I was a senior in high school. Because there was a teacher on board, we were watching it in class. Terrible to think they may have survived the explosion only to suffer in the crash to earth. We were all in shock. Couldn’t believe what we’d just watched. Very sad.

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      1. Yeah, there was stunned silence. You know how teenage boys are (I went to an all-boy catholic high school). We weren’t really paring attention to the tv. Then that happened. You could’ve heard a pin drop. Terrible to watch happen.

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