In a thread of Mercedes owners they speculate Diana died because she was not wearing her seatbelt. In the article linked below the author states the belt may've been jammed to prevent her wearing it.
At any rate the article cites the Benz' theft days prior and the removal/replacement of its microchip, again speculating it could then be manipulated remotely as the previous Boston Brakes event.
The two sites say the French authorities would not allow Benz engineers to examine the car. The sense is that, far from the 120 mph alleged, the car was going 60 mph.
And the first physician said he thought Diana could be saved. Indeed, the question seems to be, two hours to go 3.5 miles to the hospital?
This is the Ron Brown plane drawn into a mountain by a beacon stolen from an airbase where the commanding officer committed suicide,
the stewardess with a broken leg died in the ambulance,
where a team made its way to the remote site and Ron Brown wound up with what Dick Gregory said was a .45 in his skull.
Another account notes her impending birth, marriage to a Muslim, conversion, moving to America.
Discussion of use of a strobe light to blind the driver and a missing section of front brake pipe:
Soldier N apparently claimed Diana and Dodi’s driver Henri Paul were blinded by an intense flash of light moments before he lost control of their Mercedes. The claim appears to support testimony from an ex-spy at the inquest into Diana and Dodi’s death.
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But the most explosive revelation to emerge from his report was that a foot-long section of brake pipe – leading to the front right brake – was never handed over to British investigators, making it impossible to disprove tampering.
Caused by the explosion that was heard immediately before the crash? Part of “The Boston Brakes” technique?
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The vehicle’s brake fluid was found to contain a level of water that could have interfered with braking efficiency, but it was brushed off as post-crash contamination.
Its front right tyre contained “a considerable quantity of water”, which was never measured or analysed to determine its origin, potentially affecting the handling of the vehicle.
Reports that the car had been handling poorly before the crash were never recorded as part of Operation Paget, the inquiry led by Lord Stevens, which investigated conspiracy theories surrounding the accident.
Mr. Price, 55, who worked for the Forensic Science Service for 31 years, told the Daily Express from France last night: “It was a surprise I was not called to deal with some of these issues.
“The inquest spent a lot of time with witnesses who saw things and heard things, but it didn’t ask questions about the car itself. Issues were being raised such as brake-tampering, so I was surprised not to have been called.
“The frustrating thing for me is that my report is not freely available, because this was such a high-profile case and I’m not trying to hide anything.”
In his report he wrote: “I am not able to exclude the possibility of brake pipes having been cut prior to the incident, although I consider it highly unlikely that they had been, as it should have been readily obvious to the French investigators when they removed the ABS modulator.
Chauffeur Olivier Lafaye drove the car hours before the crash and reported the back end “slewing out” at speed. His comments were not recorded in Paget and he was not called at the inquest.
“Whilst I did not observe any signs of staining that I considered might have resulted from brake fluid having been ejected during use, I consider the extent of the damage and the existence of smashed oil-containing items, such as the engine, precluded me from being entirely certain.”
The report, obtained under Freedom of Information laws, showed the car’s Electronic Control Unit, responsible for the brakes, had a “fault” code stored.
Mr. Price wrote: “I consider it most probable that one or more wheels had skidded. I am not an expert in electronics and so I consider it probable the only persons who could provide expert evidence in the precise functioning of the units would be (Mercedes) design engineers.”
He added: “Only they (Mercedes Benz engineers who were denied access to the car) are likely to have knowledge of the precise operating parameters.” But Paget ignored this lead, simply stating: “David Price concluded that no additional testing was possible.
Paint taken from the tunnel and the car and its front right door were lost in an “unexplained fire” in 1999. Its front wing was also destroyed on the orders of a French judge in 2003.