Was thinking about this crash the other day.
Strangely, I didn’t realize Simon Shack of cluesforum.info… had done something on this – especially since I downloaded and saved his short video on it.
There isn’t really anything on cluesforum.info… about this (fake) flight, but it’s pretty clear that this crash didn’t happen as we were told.
The fallout from this “crash” was enormous. I remember them doing many docs on pilot fatigue. The whole damning of the Toronto-made plane also seemed ridiculous, since it had state of the art de-icing.
It appears one of the main goals was to stop the Beverly Eckert story. The quickest way seems to be kill off the character, by either a plane crash, drowning, or suicide.