Subj: Strange Actions by 990 Crew
Before Crash/Unusual Passengers on
Date: 11/12/99 1:04:40 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (NewsHawk® Inc.)
Strange Actions by 990 Crew Before Crash//
Unusual Passengers on Board
Apparently, some members of EgyptAir Fl. 990's crew were AWARE that
something bad might happen to the plane, according to a NUMBER of
different sources, the Boston Herald reported today. Investigators on
both sides of the Atlantic are now actively looking into growing
evidence certain crew members had an inkling--at the LEAST-- that
something catastrophic might befall the Boeing 767 jet after it left the
New York area early on Oct. 31.
Mechanical failure of any kind whatsoever has been ruled out as a cause
of the crash by anyone or any agency without a hidden agenda at work, so
WHAT could these crew members have been aware of??
Curious as well is that fact that not only were 33 Egyptian military
officers on board the flight but also an unusually high number of
EgyptAir personnel and pilots.
Perhaps what befell the jet and what some crew members may have been
aware of is connected to the following information.
One of our respondents has advised us that it is CONFIRMED that three
members of what she termed the "Hall of Records Search team" were on
board Fl. 990 also. The Hall of Records, also known as the Hall(s) of
Amanti, are said to be an EXTREMELY ancient facility (that is,
SUBSTANTIALLY predating Pharoanic Egypt) deep underground beneath the
Giza plateau: to our understanding, directly beneath the Great Sphinx.
Our respondent went on to say: "Three of the military people on board
the plane were on the team. I got a private e-mail from a friend who was
told this by a prominent Hall of Records researcher they were visiting
while in training in California.
I also have their names."
If it's acceptable to all parties NewsHawk will publish these names
forthwith. Stay tuned as this most interesting angle develops.
The above statements would appear to correlate to some extent with
information made public by Kent Steadman of Cyberspace Orbit, which was
referred to in our Nov. 3 article "Fl 990--One version of what
happened". You know, the article that caused the most SEVERE and
extensive cyber-goon hack-attack upon our email accounts to date!
Perhaps those three individuals boarded the craft when it made it's
unscheduled, extremely "irregular" landing at Edwards Air Force Base in
Calif., before continuing on to the New York area.
Check out this MOST interesting Boston Herald article!
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Crash probe eyes flight crew
by Laura Brown and Jules Crittenden
Friday, November 12, 1999
Federal criminal investigators probing the fatal crash of EgyptAir 990
are focusing on unusual pre-flight behavior by the plane's flight crew
and are actively pursuing leads that suggest the disaster "was not an
accident," a source close to the investigation said yesterday.
"The accident side has come up empty-handed so far, "the source said.
"However, the other side has been pursuing some very interesting leads
that this aircraft was in danger."
Information unearthed in the wake of the Oct. 31 crash indicated that at
least one member of the flight crew had reason to believe that
"something was going to happen to the airplane," the source added.
National Transportation Safety Board officials leading the investigation
stress that they have not ruled out any possible cause for the crash
that killed 217 people.
"We are looking at the entire crew . . . looking at the passengers . . .
all aspects of what could be involved in this. That includes financial
problems and personal situations of those on board," said a law
enforcement source. "There is not a single thing to indicate a blast or
criminal activity. We are looking at various scenarios involving people
in the cockpit."
But investigators discovered that one member of the flight crew was so
concerned something might happen to the plane that the crew member left
money and a message for another crew member's family, the first source said.
One of the flight attendants, Hassan Sherif, 26, called his wife Rania
from New York just before he boarded the flight, saying "there was
something wrong with the plane," and that he was "very worried."
But it was unclear yesterday which crew members investigators might be
focusing on. There were a total of 18 EgyptAir employees - 14 of whom
were listed as crew members - on board the doomed jet.
In addition to Capt. Ahmed al Habashy, who commanded the flight, there
was another captain and two flight officers listed as crew members. A
third captain and three flight officers were listed as non-fare
passengers. It is unclear who was serving as co-pilot or why an
unusually large number of officers were listed as crew members. Ten
flight attendants were also on board.
The flight data recorder, recovered late Tuesday, gave no indication
that the Boeing 767 had mechanical problems. In fact, the data that was
released Wednesday shows the aircraft was flying normally at a cruising
altitude of 33,000 feet until the autopilot was disengaged.
The plane then began a "controlled descent" to 19,000 feet at subsonic
speed, NTSB Chairman James Hall said.
Hall's comments about the plane's descent suggested that someone at the
controls deliberately headed the aircraft downward.
Aviation experts say the information could suggest that pilots may have
been responding to an onboard emergency such as rapid decompression by
trying to lose altitude rapidly.
Earlier radar information suggested the aircraft was diving at a rate of
more than 24,000 feet per minute.
No other details from the flight data recorder's readings have been
released, and officals said they were "still in the process of
recovering data from the remaining five to 10 seconds."
The NTSB said last week that radar data showed the plane dropped rapidly
to 16,700 feet before quickly climbing back up to 24,000 feet, then
plummeting into the ocean. All 217 people on board are presumed dead.
The cockpit voice recorder is considered critical to the investigation,
sources said. Only with the conversation between pilots and other noises
can investigators tell what was going on in the cockpit.
The search for that second "black box" was called off yesterday because
of high seas, but salvage workers hope to resume the hunt for the
crucial recorder in the waters off Nantucket today .
"Right now it is a routine flight, they disengaged the autopilot,
started a controlled dive and fell into the ocean," said one source. "We
really hope the voice recorder will cast light on it."
Officials have refused to speculate about whether the crash may have
been caused by terrorism, mechanical problems or human error.
Sherif was one of two flight attendants on the plane who were best
friends who had just registered their marriages to a pair of sisters in
Egypt but had not yet formally wed. The registering of a marriage in
Egypt customarily takes place in advance of the wedding.
The flight's lead pilot, Ahmed al Habashy, and flight officer, Gameel al
Battouti, were both within months of retirement, news reports indicate.
Capt. Hatem Roushdy, chief pilot of EgyptAir's fleet of 767s, was on
board as a non-fare passenger.
News accounts shortly after the disaster indicate that flight officer
Adel Anwar, who was listed as a crew member, was due to be married in a
matter of days, but suggest those plans were on track and that Anwar and
his fiancee were eagerly preparing for the wedding.
Anwar had reportedly changed shifts with another pilot to get home
sooner. Meanwhile, his bride-to-be had quit her job at a travel agency
on the day of the ill-fated flight in order to become a homemaker, and
was reportedly packing her bags for the honeymoon and decorating the
apartment they would share, according to Anwar's brother Tarek, who
spoke to reporters at the airport in Cairo.
Officials have said that Navy crews have a location they are looking for
the voice recorder but it is under a substantial amount of debris.
Investigators say no decision has been made on when the salvage effort
will stop until after the other black box is found.