New Flight 9268 Photo Shows Major Charring on the Exterior of the Fuselage

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Airline says “external activity” causing massive structural failure of aircraft is responsible for crash.

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I’m not sure exactly what this implies, but I found a new image of the wreckage of Metrojet Flight 9268 that’s a little troubling.

This photo found over at Tass news agency shows investigators examining a piece of the wreckage which appears to show some major charring on the exterior of the fuselage near an emergency escape hatch. (click on images for larger view)

Site of A321 Russian passenger jet crash in Egypt

You can barely make out the word “escape” on the hatch and the paint has been burned and peeled off. You can also tell from the color of the metal, the darker area is darker because it’s been burned.

The curvature of the wreckage as well as the lack of any kind of handle for the hatch itself indicates this charring pattern is on the exterior of the plane.

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“Whatever you do, don’t say it was a MISSILE!” Says Unnamed Senior Defense Official to NBC Mockingbird Asset

by Scott Creighton

A new story has broken in the tragic tale of the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268.

An unnamed “senior defense department official” has supposedly told the CIA’s Mockingbird asset at NBC, Jim Miklaszewski, that a defense satellite image caught a heat signature in the air in the area where Flight 9268 dropped off the radar. That implies that the plane blew up mid-flight, in the air and broke up at that same time. Not really any news there since it’s been obvious for two days that an explosion caused the crash.

A senior defense official told NBC News late Monday that an American infrared satellite detected a heat flash at the same time and in the same vicinity over the Sinai where the Russian passenger plane crashed. NBC “news”

This is certainly not news. We have been writing that the plane blew up in midair for quite sometime. The charred remains on the ground, the wide-spread debris field, the engines having been detached from the wings… all of these things indicate the plane experienced a massive explosion which caused it to crash.

What is news is how the CIA asset Miklaszewski goes on and on trying to squash any suggestion that a missile took out the plane. But pay close attention to what he supposedly rules out… and what he doesn’t.

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