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Old 12 March 2014, 06:11 PM
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Airplane

While it definitely should be investigated, I wouldn't put that much stock in what a single witness says. From what I understand eyewitness accounts are notoriously unreliable. This part stood in particular stood out to me:

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Michael McKay describes what he believed to be a plane burning at high altitude
That is pretty much *the* stereotypical eyewitness statement from someone who saw (or thinks they saw) a plane crash. Witnesses quite frequently tell investigators they saw the plane on fire before it crashed, even though the wreckage shows no physical signs of a fire. Their brain fills in the details with what they believe a crashing plane should look like based on how it's portrayed in Hollywood movies.
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