|Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 18):|
Quoting spacecadet (Reply 3):
It's not our place to do that. Imagine if there was a plane crash in Iowa and when our investigation stalled, Russia instead just started holding press conferences about it and announcing their findings. How offensive would that be?
So to be clear, you are suggesting that not offending the local bureaucrats is a higher priority than conducting the most effective search, rescue, and recovery.
Another thing. Malaysia isn't the United States and the United States isn't Russia. If it offends the Malaysians that we have far more resources and capabilities to conduct a search, then who honestly cares?
Malaysia is a sovereign country. You can't just go stomp all over their sovereignty. Diplomacy is often frustrating, but it is better than the alternative.
Besides, we don't know that effort has not been as effective as it could be. All we know is that press relations have been bad, but improving.
|Quoting KL808 (Reply 94):|
Just out of curiosity, is it possible for the pilot to disconnect the CVR on the 777?
If foul play did happen, I hope that this did not occur like what had happened to MI 185
Sure. Just a CB
|Quoting kpitrrat (Reply 130):|
How far could that plane have flown on one engine? Would that have extended it's range?
Flying on one engine means you can't keep altitude and have to drift down to a lower altitude. This and drag effects means significantly reduced range.
|Quoting CaliAtenza (Reply 154):|
can the autopilot store multiple routes at once? Like say for example, lets say the pilot or co-pilot had programmed this route that we now know took the plane to the indian ocean, but then they just kept it stored away? They fly the normal climb out from KL but then at the handoff point, it gets switched over to the other route? Is that possible?
First off, the autopilot does not store routes. That's done by the Flight Management Computer. The autopilot can take inputs from the FMC. But yes, you can store routes there. But what would be the point? You can punch in a new route by hand in a few minutes.
|Quoting eal46859 (Reply 160):|
Why does the Transponder on any commercial airliner even have the ability to be turned off ? Is there a reason or situation that a commercial airliner would not want to have the transponder on?
|Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 166):|
What should NOT be possible is completely disabling the transponder while in flight. Perhaps that will be something we see changed if we can figure out what happened here.
Asked and answered but I'll summarize again.
1. At ATC request to lower saturation.
2. During maintenance when the plane is powered up without the intent of movement.
3. Power cycling the transponder to "reboot" if it has a fault.
4. To isolate it in case of electrical malfunction. Just like every other electrical gizmo on the plane, the circuit breaker can be pulled. This is a safety feature to prevent and mitigate electrical fires and other issues.
|Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 189):|
I am not a psychologist myself but I wonder if somehow with a depersonalization or derealization disorder could just decide to put in practice what he made in the simulator. At the end that simulator seemed really accurate and the pilot could please himself as he wanted at home. Are those simulations recorded?
As far as I can tell, the home sim was running Microsoft Flight Simulator. You can record sessions but the default is "off".
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