IT IS A SAD EVENT. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW LONG THE ATR IS DESIGNED TO FLOAT ON WATER IN EVENT OF A DITCH. I was told in ground school a couple years back that is was designed to float for a few minutes but never actually tested.
I couldn't help but laugh at the media this afternoon on Fox coverage. "An Itilian Jet Airliner crashes off the coast of Italy. This is an ATR-72 which is a twin turbopropellor aircraft which seats... blah blah"... I guess that's what happens when they really don't know aviation. But it wasn't just 1 time, it was for hours. I guess somebody finally got them straight.