Speculating on the RAF Herc crash

Bruce R who runs, as Henley says, “…your go-to site for questions about SAM strike authenticity,” on Sunday’s RAF Herc crash:

I can see only two realistic possibilities for why this plane crashed: mechanical failure unrelated to terrorists (something big, too, like a centerline gasoline tank explosion) is still a possibility, although unlikely in such a normally reliable aircraft. More likely, though, is a bomb… and the Al Jazeera footage is meant in part to disguise how that was done (misleading people into thinking it might be a missile extends the threat across the entire country, and may leave open the possibility of a repeat.) Alternatively the footage was done up long ago, and was being kept in the can until some act of fatal chance could be found to pin it on… unlikely, but still possible.

More here. Thanks, Jim.