Aircraft Accidents and Misdirection

Putin of Russia finally admitted to the world that the MetroJet tragedy was a result of a bombing. This is good news in that the investigation can proceed in the proper direction. Although the final outcome generates little comfort for the families, the fear that investigators were looking in the wrong place can now be dispelled and the proper action taken, be it political or military.
But for nearly three weeks the direction of the investigation was clouded by the chance that a structural or systemic failure might have brought down the airliner; that the investigation went too far off a necessary path to chase the theories of amateurs. It has happened before and it has delayed much needed investigation.

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