probably a fire that eliminated the ability to control them:telegraph or something else along those lines. It could easily have spread to both control systems very quickly, and since it's not isolated to the engine room, the automatic fire suppression system didn't activate immediately. I don't know the particulars yet, but after listening to the passengers' whines. they sounded like incredible, spoiled little candy-asses. But that's the way this country's going. Some grad student is suing her prof for a grade she earned, saying it cost her $1.3mil. Jesus, sweetie, get off your ass and study a little harder?