Most people, whilst not forgetting the recent tragic Germanwings plane crash, have become disinterested in what really happened.
So much conjecture and so many unanswered questions, the majority just don’t have the time or headspace for speculation or investigation.
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Those who do, however, are on the case and discovering new evidence by the day. The mainstream media, on the other hand, have gone very quiet.
In the days just after the March 24 crash, certain papers – the Sunday Express, for example – reported that witnesses heard an explosion and saw the plane “disintegrating in the sky” BEFORE it smashed into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board. The same story also appeared on the International Business News website.
This video reveals how a helicopter pilot in the French Air Force based in Orange, 30 minutes away from the site of the crash, claimed that witnesses told him “they had heard an explosion and seen smoke”, again before the plane hit the mountain.
The pilot also confirmed that debris was found upstream from the crash site – which he said confirmed the fact that the piece of fuselage had “been detached from the aircraft before impact”.
One witness, Pierre Polizzi, a local campsite owner, said he heard the plane making strange noises shortly before it disappeared. “I heard a series of loud noises in the air…” Polizzi told the Associated Press. “The noise I heard was long, like eight seconds…” He added that, after about 30 seconds, there was a second noise which lasted about 30 seconds.
But despite the initial reports in the mainstream media, the story of these witnesses seems to have died and the papers seem to have gone very quiet. Why? Perhaps we’ll find out when the truth emerges. Or perhaps, as with other recent plane disasters, we’ll never be told.
These days, as a journalist, writer and editor I write a wide variety of features, frivolous and serious. I work mainly for women's magazines and national newspapers and also enjoy writing for independent news outlets and websites - the sort that publish stories the mainstream media fail to report.