Haven't been around these forums for a long time, but this is a wildly intriguing incident.
|Quoting clickhappy (Reply 18):|
Was there enough fuel on board to have flown to Diego Garcia?
Curious question. Wondered the same.
|Quoting Finn350 (Reply 32):|
I would say that a pilot suicide (your scenario #1) is most likely. The reason why not immediately crashing the plane we cannot know, but it might be either to commit 'a perfect murdet' at the same time without leaving any evidence.
Don't buy that for a second. Spontaneous suicide is very rare. "Perfect murdet [sic]" is premeditated homicide.
|Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 34):|
I'm still not convinced that the Captain had anything to do with it. Having said that, were I as into flying as he was, and I were going to crash my plane, I'd sure as heck first want to have as much fun as possible until out of fuel. Like...go up to 45,000, make some crazy dives and climbs, cruise as fast as possible, etc.
Spot on! Problem is that there appears to be too much deliberate avoidance! If you wanted to test the abilities of your Bentley, on your one last hurrah, would you give a rat's ass if the local cop caught you? Not like you plan to answer to the local justice tomorrow.
|Quoting slinky09 (Reply 45):|
This is explosive news, he wasn't willing to say it was hijacked but he was quite clear it's actions were deliberate by people who knew how to operate a 777.
Took a plane full of people to yet unknown destination, whether be operators or nefarious individual(s) = hijacked.
|Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 56):|
In short, I honestly don't think its terrorism, but either suicide, joy flight, or maybe mental breakdown and insanity by one of the crew
"joy flight"? So you're saying someone took a plane from a gate, with full pax / cargo load, got clearance,... never mind. Discounted.
|Quoting airlanka (Reply 60):|
Does anyone officially reported the actual fuel uplift when it left KUL?
Has yet to be answered AFAIK.
|Quoting tim73 (Reply 61):|
Or the satellite radio part kept pinging while behind it the ACARS was switched off?
|Quoting tortugamon (Reply 96):|
Technically a hijacking is a person making an aircraft go where it was not intended. We know someone deliberately did this so technically we have a hijacking.
|Quoting nm2582 (Reply 114):|
It's clear that far too much effort/investment was put into MH370 to just crash it into the ocean.
There was a purpose. The plane itself, the people on board, or the cargo it carried.
Probably the most accurate statement.
, life is cheap. I'm a Hospice / Palliative nurse. I see people selling their "loved ones" under the bus on a daily basis. It's disgusting.
|Quoting AngMoh (Reply 169):|
Based on everything, the only thing which makes sense to me is suicide with the purpose of collecting life insurance.
How do you explain all of the avoidance?
We can agree to disagree.