More questions are coming up as to what really happened in the minutes before the plane crash in which Secretary Jesse Robredo and two pilots died (and in which Robredo's aide Jun Abrazado survived).
The Inquirer reported that Abrazado "embraced the secretary as they braced for impact but Abrazado lost consciousness when he hit his head on the back of the seat in front of him as they hit water". Does someone who loses consciousness as a result of a blow to the head remember the specific cause of his loss of consciousness? According to an article published by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), people who suffer such a trauma or concussion "often cannot remember what happened immediately before or after the injury, and they may act confused." Furthermore, "a concussion can affect memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance and muscle coordination."
According to the Inquirer report, this was what supposedly happened as the plane sank: "Unable to find Robredo, Abrasado managed to eventually unfasten his seatbelt and swam out of the sunken plane." However, according to the Visayan Daily Star report, "Abrazado was able to unfasten his seat belt, then tried to loosen the seat belt of Robredo but to no avail."
So what really happened?