Did What Happen to Payne Stewart Happen to Flight 370?
“If a plane breaks up at altitude, the parts float down, so you find wings and rudders and horizontal stabilizers falling flat,” Marks said. “If there was an explosion, you can find burn damage.”
A loss of pressurization could put the crew and passenger to sleep, as happened with golfer Payne Stewart’s Learjet, which crashed in October 1999 in South Dakota after the six occupants became incapacitated.
But Marks discounted a pressurization problem for the Malaysian flight because Stewart’s plane flew on its own for hours before running out of fuel.
“If there was a pressurization problem, you wouldn’t have an immediate crash, you’d have a plane flying for another five hours not responding to anything,” Marks said.
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