11-20-2005, 03:03 PM
Couldn't the crashed both ahve been caused, and also caused the crashers to survive. If you generate an electric field, either negative or positive, you either get a dragging effect or a reflecting effect. If they first turned it positive, lets say the plane was negative, they would draw the plane to the island. Right before the crash they turned the magnet negative, so that it would repell the plane, making the crash softer.