|Quoting AY-MD11 (Reply 91):|
If the plane was hijacked or the pilot/pilots was the hijacker then the engine data that show it flying for 4-5 hours,maybe they try to fool the investigators.
What if they landed somewhere and left the engines running for hours in ground. Does the engine data show the power/rpm too?
If it didn't it would be pretty useless to RR and MH I think.
|Quoting hiflyer (Reply 93):|
Aircraft was at 29.5 why 29.5? well it's below most commercial traffic and if you are not going for max range fairly fuel efficient and lowers your exposure to primary radar returns at long range just a bit.
As was mentioned before, 29500 is quite logical whether you are talking hijacking or mechanical problems with no comms, or at least the "500" bit is. Since it is not a designated flight level so you run much less risk of a mid-air.
[Edited 2014-03-13 00:21:40]