An aeroplane mysteriously disappeared whilst flying over the Atlantic today. This is pretty scary since I have two friends about to do some serious cross-Atlantic travelling. The main thing that worries me is that no-one seems to know what happened yet? I mean how do you just disappear? How do 288 people just disappear?
Air France Flight 447 which dropped off the radar three hours and less than 200 miles into a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.
The Brazilian air force mounted a search and rescue operation for the Airbus 330-200k in the waters around the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. But to no avail…
Air France said that the aircraft had sent a message reporting an electrical "short circuit" after strong turbulence.
The company said the plane had probably been struck by lightning. But Planes get struck by lightning all the time and cope just fine – are in fact engineered to sustain through a lightning storm… So that’s crap if you ask me!
It was 190 miles north east of the coastal Brazilian city of Natal when it was lost contact three hours and 20 minutes later.
It is a mystery.
My heart goes out to all of those who have lost family and friends.
But who knows, maybe the passengers and plane got pulled off course by some magnetic force unknown to us and landed stranded on an island with 'the others'…