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MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 18

Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:09 am

Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 251):
Quoting slinky09 (Reply 242):
Why would you not search the homes of the crew, just as a precaution to eliminate any activity on their part?

I see the point you're trying to make, but what if the search turns up nothing? Does one start searching the homes of the passengers? Imagine the backlash!

The pax are not the ones sitting at the controls...
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:10 am

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 253):
The pax are not the ones sitting at the controls...

Neither are hijackers until they get into the cockpit.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:11 am

Before hitting the hay, I'd like to throw out an alternative perspective. There seem to be a lot of sensational ideas about hijacking and conspiracy, a stolen plane and even cloaking devices. Sure, we don't know what happened, but the scenarios listed are each of increasing improbability.

Take a look at this:



And also this:



These are the flight paths of UA232 and JAL123, respectively. The United flight was a DC-10 in which the fan disk of the tail mounted engine disintegrated, severing all 3 redundant hydraulic systems and damaging the tail. The Japan Air was a B747 which experienced an explosive decompression when the aft pressure bulkhead ruptured, causing all 4 redundant hydraulic systems to fail.

In both of these instances, communication was *not* severed. However, it is not improbable that some catastrophic event occurred aboard MAS370 which crippled the aircraft and also damaged it's ability to broadcast information.

We are now hearing that reports that the EHM snapshots indicating a flight time of 4 hours after ATC lost contact are not true. However, it is possible that the aircraft continued to fly, crippled, in an erratic flight path after this supposed incident. If the flight path resembled what happened on UA232 or JAL123, it could explain why MAS370 has been hard to locate.

Of course, speculation. Hopefully, we will hear some definitive news soon.

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MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 18

Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:12 am

Quoting garpd (Reply 245):
They should be held on a leesh and told the back the heck off and let these people try and focus on finding the aircraft.


And then everybody screams *COVERUP*. They are screwed whatever they do.

I sincerely pray now that its come to light the NTSB/FAA/other agencies are involved, people can stop calling it a circus and the NTSB could do it better.

The number of nations involved here are staggering - just the language barriers must be monumental. I agree with him when he says this type of co-ordination is unprecedented. Add to that militaries are notoriously diffucult and are generally not forthcoming.

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 242):
was adamant that the plane did not fly on for four+ hours

I understood it as they were adamant the last communications via ACARS was 0107 and there were no system failures. There is no proof to say it continued further, and collaberation with neighbouring militaries will hopefully yield a radar plot. They were adamant however, that this unidentified blip could not be guaranteed to be MH370.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:14 am

At this point, I don´t believe for a second the home of the pilots has not been searched. This would have happened even in the more open Western World by now. The fact they deny this goes to show they are a society, or at least its rulers, that are just not used to being forthcoming to media about what they´ve been investigating. I´m sure this has not affected the actual SAR, but it has made them look incompetent, erroneusly so.
 
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MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 18

Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:20 am

Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 254):
Quoting 777Jet (Reply 253):
The pax are not the ones sitting at the controls...

Neither are hijackers until they get into the cockpit.

So, which passengers homes are you going to search? We know that the pilots were in the cockpit... It would be foolish not to search the pilots homes and check into their backgrounds / financial situation in greater depth. They were the ones responsible for the flight...

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MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 18

Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:22 am

Quoting AR385 (Reply 257):
fact they deny this

As English is not my native language, I'll now go and look up the word "fact". It seems to pop up erraticly on this site...  
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MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 18

Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:24 am

Due to length this thread will be locked for further contributions. All posts added after the thread lock will be removed for housekeeping purposes only. Please feel free to continue the discussion in part 19 which is available here:

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 19 (by SA7700 Mar 13 2014 in Civil Aviation)


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