From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith Newburry) Date: 30 Apr 93 02:23:28 PDT References: 1
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A previous post had inquired about the MD-11 turbulence incident over alaska. The following is pure rumor and is not from any official agency. I heard the account from a friend who works with a big aerospace company: 1. The pilot was sleeping, possibly without his seatbelt fastened. 2. The plane was on auto-pilot 3. The copilot, who was supposed to be minding the store, fell asleep. 4. The plane hit some turbulence, and the auto pilot disengaged. 5. With both pilots asleep, the plane went into a roll/dive 6. By the time the pilots had discontinued their slumber and brought the plane under control, several passengers had been bounced around the cabin.......causing seats to come loose and severe injuries. Disclaimer: this is rumor! We wont know the official (real) story until the FAA report is released. I dont know if the above account is an accurate description of what really happened!