|Quoting jasondn (Reply 132):|
It seems that the field of vision is limited to a haziness / foggy conditions.
Typical for tropical shallow waters.
Been chased by the media again today... and just as I was reading part 8, it was closed, by the time I run through interviews etc and reading part 9... it was closed already.
Cellphones can ring but no one picked up.
Sorry, harsh reality... Cellphones & water = dead. Cellphones & severe crashes = dead. Yet, in the Adam Air crash, where we now know the plane went into the sea... the ringing tone can occur several days after. In the Sukhoi crash hitting a mountain, phones that were destroyed in the crash, was still "connecting" with the tone... Both, despite the fact that after the crash the phones were outside cell coverage. Go and figure.
Some international media asked me if passport control at KUL
was lax and insecure... WTH? Am in Indonesia and no expert on KUL
security. *facepalm* But the media jumping at this is sickening. This is directed at keeping the frenzy going when the authorities have nothing or much to say about the 2 fake passports... then they can feed it with allegations of a cover up.
Several asked me what could happen... they seem to be fed up of listening to "this must be an explosion"... I just said that no matter how advanced the plane is... it's not perfect... remember, we are still dependent on the crew. If they had a simple problem and ended up task saturated in troubleshooting, you have an AF447 or a KI574 scenario...
Plane turned before disappearing doesn't mean it's going back to land. Again, I lost count the number of media I had to state this to. AF447, the plane turned during it's fatal descent. Same with KI574... Plus, the airway they were at had a turn... not enough details.
"We didn't see any debris so it must be an explosion"... well, it has to be one heck of an explosion beyond TWA800 or PA103 for the plane to be blown to little pieces.
Then we go to... "why can't we stream the blackboxes... we already have high speed satcom"... OK
... you tell me how it's going to talk to the satellite when it's upside down... and you tell me how long would it re-lock to the satellite if it goes upright again... And yeah, streaming costs money. Periodic automatic sending of data costs money. The less sexy solution of having rapid position data transmissions during an upset, is largely ignored. Oh well... I guess "in the name of safety" can be a huge money sucker these days... (just look at how many SMS courses there are designed for idiots, made by big names).
|Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 51):|
If the point where the heading seems to have changed to 40deg is IGARI, then that may not be much of a lead as it seems it took a turn towards 037deg in the previous days:
Back on more serious tone...
Simple explanation... Off route to IGARI is simply a direct to IGARI from the departures bypassing waypoints PIBOS and anything else on airway R208 until IGARI. This is by ATC clearance only... otherwise, follow the routes... Then why in previous days it goes to 37deg from IGARI and not that night? Again, ATC giving a shortcut... from IGARI direct to TSN
VOR or BMT
VOR... this bypasses the 40deg leg to BITOD along M765 and then anything else along L637 (until TSN
) and/or W1 (until BMT
)... but then the flight may have been filed that night for M765 until DAGAG before heading north...
Now, if the filed route is the same, then we can speculate that ATC in Saigon couldn't establish adequate communications with MH370 to give it the shortcut... (as it does save a few miles)...
If they filed for M765 until DAGAG, well, this doesn't tell much.
So much for this "turn"...
Am off for some much needed rest...