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I had a couple of interesting conversations with insiders today. One “qualified insider” commented that he had seen the pictures and it didn’t look like a bird strike to him.
The AIIB report will be interesting.
Secondly there were a couple of Long Haul flights which didn’t get away. The pilots went out of hours and as all available pilots had been used they had no choice but for the loaded aircraft to stay on the ground overnight.
Apparently the First and Business class passengers were shipped into London as all local hotels were full. The economy passengers had to stay put on the grounded aircraft for the night.
Immigration, ground staff, baggage handlers had left for the night.
Given requests to get off were rejected, it begs the question as to what point it could be deemed illegal confinement or false imprisonment?