Amen.That was a brilliant summarization Gabriel, and a fine and fitting epilogue to this thread. Now hopefully Brian will quietly shut it down, entomb it under several meters of concrete in a lead-lined container, where it will join the souls of the departed as a respectful monument, with only the inscription, "Here lies the destiny of presidential arrogance. May it stand forever as a lesson to the folly of leadership without respect for professional authority."
Of course we invite Northwester to open a new thread revealing the truth of these events, but only when and if any actual, as opposed to speculative, evidence should present itself, at which time we expect him to state in clear terms what he has determined to have actually transpired here. Knowing the truth is all that concerns us.
Or, barring that, no more will he poke the stick of conspiracy into the embers of this tragedy.
This thread, which deals with the crash, the subsequent investigations and the findings of those investigations, has exhausted itself. We need to put a lid on it if it is to have any value for future research.