I couldn’t see a thread on this. I am just catching up on the news now but the fact that it nose-dived and was falling vertically seems especially awful and terrifying. The Guardian article below says there was no loss of data signal and no mayday call.
Awful, awful news. Apparently the plane was only 7 years old too.
It’s dreadful and the thought that maybe it was purposeful is just terrifying. Hopefully they recover the flight recorder soon and can provide some answers.
Have tried to avoid the details about it, but it’s just so horrific. Those poor people on board.
One of the black boxes has been found, which is a bit of a miracle in itself by all accounts.
Seems like that’s the cockpit voice recorder if they’re still looking for the flight data recorder. If the non mechanical failure theories are true this will be key in shedding light on that. It’s all so sad.