Who and why did someone quickly open a front door thereby letting a flood of heavy water into the plane?
Dear Dr. Taitz,
It was obvious that a plane in the water is nose heavy because of the engine, thereby making it immediately evident that all should exit from the higher tail door.
(It might have been different if it were a low wing plane where they could have exited on the wing.)
From your picture of the starboard/right side of the plane at an airport, it appears there is one door behind the cockpit, and one at the back of the passenger section
in front of the tail, possibly where the videographer was sitting, so he would have been the first out. He did say he headed straight for the wing tip to get out of the way of other passengers
coming out. Convenient seat for the guy with the waterproof camera.
I don’t know if the two sides of the plane are symmetrical, i.e. 4 doors total.
From the video it appears a large spate of water is coming in from the front, port/left side of the plane, diagonally opposite from the high and dry tail side where we see the people exited.
A plane full of water will probably sink much faster than if it were kept airtight until all were ready to exit. The plane was already pointed down, so the bulk of the water weight would
run forward making the nose even heavier.
So did the pilot panic and open that door?
Did the person in the first seat open that door? Or perhaps the door wasn’t secured properly and it blew in from the water pressure?
Did someone leave from that door while all others left from the rear opposite side? In one frame it appears a man is off under the tail in the water which seems like an unlikely
place rather than heading for the safety of the floating wing in the opposite direction, or did he exit from the front portside door and was coming around via the tail section?
Perhaps it was the pilot coming around to assist passengers into the water?
And why do we not see him coming across the scene to join the others at the wing? Or is there a great section of video we/I haven’t seen?
If someone did exit that front door we can’t see, would s/he have to swim underwater before coming to the surface due to the water level at the front of the plane?
OR am I all wet and all that water came into the plane from the engine compartment somehow and it just looks like it came in from fairly high on the left across the TV monitor? If so,
one would think pilots would get soaked every time they flew through the rain at 400 mph.
If someone on a rescue team removed Ms. Fuddy from the cabin of the plane, it would have had to be from the ocean floor since the plane sank in 25 minutes and the rescue team wasn’t
on scene and in the water until after that. Was the rescue team ever in the water? My, they really aren’t giving out many details of this fatal accident. They could have stopped all this speculation
with a little damage control of very precise details from the many people involved. What is the purpose of spurring all the mystery? Is it a diversion from posting about Obamacare?
Bonus question: Why did the videographer say he ‘was glad to be rescued because he was so exhausted’ if he runs diving excursions on a regular basis and is very at home
in and under the water for great lengths of time? Life vests are intended to make being in the water easy for even a non-swimmer in a light to moderate chop. The passengers don’t appear to be fighting much of a current even though drifting apart.
Notes: One article I read said Ms. Fuddy was in seat A2.
My husband purchased a single engine plane at one point. During my first flight lesson the instructor put the engine into idle in the air to show me how easy and safe it is to glide and land
a single prop without an engine. The Hawaiian pilot was a gliding pro. Granted, he was at a low altitude and landed on a bumpy strip this time, but even the video looks like a pretty smooth landing. There was no huge camera jerk upon first touching the water. I wonder why the pilot gashed his head on the instrument panel. No shoulder belt?
I really respect your tireless work for the good of the country, Dr. Taitz.
May God bless and be with you,