Skip to comments.Co-pilot of MH370 tried to make a call from his mobile phone AFTER the aircraft 'vanished'...
Posted on 04/12/2014 6:06:11 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
but he 'was abruptly cut off'
The co-pilot of missing flight MH370 made a call from his mobile phone as the aircraft flew low over the west coast of Malaysia.
Investigators have learned that the call was made from Fariq Abdul Hamid's mobile phone as the Boeing 777 flew low near the island of Penang, on the north of Malaysia's west coast.
The New Straits Times reported today that it was understood the aircraft, with 239 people on board, was flying low enough for the nearest telecommunications tower to pick up Fariq's signal.
The call ended abrupty, however it has been learned that contact was definitely established with a telecommunications sub-station in Penang state.
The paper said it had been unable to ascertain who Fariq was trying to call 'as sources chose not to divulge details of the investigation.'
It added: 'The telco's (telecommunications company's) tower established the call that he was trying to make. 'On why the call was cut off, it was likely because the aircraft was fast moving away from the tower and had not come under the coverage of the next one,' the paper said, quoting 'sources'....
The dramatic revelation that Fariq tried to make a phone call after regular communication from the aircraft to ground control was lost opens up a new field of speculation - and more questions about the mysterious disappearance of the jet.
If Fariq was able to make a call, why was there no attempt by the pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, to also make a mobile phone call?...
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
And why is this coming out a month later?
His cell phone bill must have just arrived —
The copilot guy looks like Azn on street outlaws farm truck team?
This may be the best lead the malaise govt has yet.
The Malaysians totally effed this thing up it’s no wonder none of the family members trust the official story.
Maybe he was locked out of the cabin? That’s been my personal theory—co-pilot goes out to the bathroom, or to chat with the stewardesses, and the pilot locks him out and hijacks the plane.
The moneyline in the story is the last one:
“Government officials have said any formal inquiry should not begin until the flight’s black box recorders are found.”
Is it any wonder they don’t seem too interested in recovering the black box.
They have keys.
That’s the most reasonable theory —
That was my thought as well.
The map with the article shows the aircraft was tracked by Malaysian radar way off to the northwest, yet everybody is looking far to the south? So the latest theory is that the plane made TWO sharp turns?
I’m still not convinced the plane ended up off the coast of Australia.
Somebody knows something that isn’t being revealed.
Things really are different in the third world.
Nope, it is just the result of the selective smoke and fire that instantly killed the pilot and co-pilot while gradually corrupting the electronics in his cell phone which caused it to make a “butt” call. That is the same smoke and fire that gradually corrupted the on board flight controller, causing it to make course and altitude changes.
Silly of me to overlook that. But, they might also have a deadbolt for extra security when someone is trying go get in. I don't know--maybe someone else can chime in on that.
Also, I note the article says the plane was at 7000 feet, which means the call was probably made after the excursion to 43000 feet, which may have largely disabled anyone on the passenger side of the door.
Somehow I think our government knows. Of course Israel knows too.
Or not, cause I'm not a pilot and have never played one on TV. ;) Like I said, I'm just guessing.
“If Fariq was able to make a call, why was there no attempt by the pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, to also make a mobile phone call?”
He was with Verizon and knew it was hopeless?
The map with the story is wrong since it shows the flight path over Indonesia.
The plane was tracked up and around Indonesia and Indonesian radar toward waypoint IGREX then south.
When it went south it had fuel to fly 2600 miles. Where they are looking means that it went down after 2000 miles — so it had fuel to go further but didn’t.
Was likely scuttled at that location on purpose because there was a ship waiting there???
It may take 50 years to get the real facts but I am beginning to suspect a different group hijacked the jet, possibly with a fighter escort.
I cannot say the agency which of course describes them perfectly. Their goal, to keep some new revolutionary cloaking technology away from China, or to at the very least gain a strong advantage for political leverage.
The pings that are being chased is diversionary, a stalling tactic designed to drag out for months.
Absolutely not a single shred of debris, not a single Styrofoam cup.And that rumored report of passengers held captive may actually hold water.On an island base.
I do not believe it was Islamic pilot suicide, I am doubting now that aircraft was stolen to be a nuclear bomb delivery device, too complicated.
What I do believe is that the current political leadership has gotten so corrupt it makes everyone else look clean.
Is there a plane down there with that black box and is that black box MH370’s black box?
He upgraded his phone and then made calls to experience the new fancy features....
He is more than right. When someone from the flight crew needs access to the flight deck, it has to be opened from the flight deck. On several occasions, I have witnessed some piece of paper or form delivered to a crew member from the ground crew and the attendant knocks on the door until it is opened from inside for the pilots to get the form. The cabin crew does not have a key to the door.
www.alpa.org/ portals/ alpa/ pressroom/ inthecockpit/ SecondaryBarriersWP_3-2013.pdf
Or he killed the pilot.
“It may take 50 years to get the real facts “
God only knows, and he is not talking.
Maybe the plane landed in Somalia. Maybe it ditched. Maybe it crashed... I am sick of the story and no longer watching it.
Wake me after the story is over.
Wanna bet they find that pinger down south and then they come to a conclusion it was NOT from 370?
Almost dead batteries, dropped in very very deep waters.
The last minute phone call?
All comms are being blanked out by jammers of escort aircraft but just before that one person manages to get connected.
Me too neither. I think the answer is closer to North Korea than to Australia. Were not the Norks doing some "missile testing" about the time MH370 disappeared?
Or ordered out, yes. The pilot hijacked then crashed it, knowing it would embarass the Malaysian government and focus attention on the likely trumpted up charges against Anwar.
The last part hasn't gotten traction, but that is more than compensated for by Malaysia's continued FUBAR handling of events and the ensuing distain and derision its generating, so he was successful.
It would seem that the excursion to 45,000ft would have killed him if he was in the passenger compartment.
Is it possible that he may made the call at 45,000ft out of range and that it didn’t connect until it was in range and then only briefly???
They had plenty of time to prepare one and dump it there while they had everyone looking somewhere else. Even if they find a black box - or both of them - I won't be convinced at this point.
A little drop of Super Glue will defeat a key in a couple of seconds.
Maybe Shah was using Fariq’s phone.
With so much evidence pointing to the pilot who was/is Anwar's cousin one would think that Anwar was either in on this or knew about it and he would stay in the shadows and keep his mouth shut while the government tries to drag him in for questioning.
However look at what is happening --
Anwar comes out and accuses the government of incompetence in their response to the disappearance and the government is scared to death to point the fingers at his cousin Captain Shah as the likely culprit in the cockpit.
Go figure --
“Absolutely not a single shred of debris, not a single Styrofoam cup”
There are probably Styrofoam cups on Mars.:-)
Saw a theory where the pilot hijacked the plane & flew it west while ‘negotiating’ with the Malaysian government about the release of Anwar. They either released him or the pilot would take down the plane. The Malays called his bluff and the pilot wasn’t bluffing. Great reason for the Malays to keep the search in an area for a couple of days where they KNEW the plane was not and to be obfuscating, giving out false info, and not wanting the plane/black boxes found. Can you imagine China’s outrage if they knew the Malays didn’t work it out with the pilot so their 150 passengers on MH370 were saved? It was just a theory, but it answers a lot of questions as to the Malays inaction and worse.
The pilot might have been busy flying a disabled plane or in the men's room, when they went by the tower. - Tom
Why go through that much trouble???
Why dump it in 15,000 feet of water and go thru all the trouble to recover it since it is possible that you may not???
Why not just keep it on the deck, pour some sea water on it, and say look what we just found.
Who would know???
Ohh yehhh -- I forgot about the data inside -- the agencies of 5 separate countries will want to examine it.
The problem with that is cousin Anwar is not in prison --
And he has been very vocal accusing the Malaysian government of incompetence in this matter.
Perhaps they should oblige him and pick him up and bring him in for questioning and let the FBI do it.
Pushing the speculation envelope, I would say this was mostly a spur-of-the-moment decision - a few days max. I haven't seen any evidence to the contrary. Then it's not likely at all that Anwar knew about it.
Also, isn't he under arrest already? And that is a very contentious situation in Malaysia. Seems to me he would want to use the event to further publicize his situation, not the reverse. The weaker the current gov't and PM are, the stronger his own position. And there's not a whole bunch more the current gov't can do to him. He's facing 5 years in in jail which comes with a permanent ban on holding political office so they are not able to intimidate him.
Keys won't help if there is a dead bolt lock inside the cabin. I heard it stated that some 777s have that feature.-Tom
Anwar’s not in prison? What’s his status? Is he awaiting trial (or retrial as his acquittal was overturned)?
> His cell phone bill must have just arrived
The local authorities could have surely got the telco to compile the report begore the billing cycle...: )
I was just typing the same thing!!!
If the plane is in the Indian Ocean, I think it’s the pilot, for whatever reason, and I think he was up to his neck in politics, perhaps also upset over his wife/mistress situation as well (nothing to lose mentality). I’m still not convinced that’s where the plane ended up. Not from Missouri, but I’m of the “show me” persuasion these days where MH370 is concerned.
Just last week they suggested there may be survivors. “Miracles happen”.
His acquittal was overturned on appeal but he has not been resentenced yet and may not be — so I don’t know where they get all this stuff about negotiating his release.
In the meantime he has been very vocal about the incompetence of the Malaysian government in this matter — a matter that puts his cousin right in the cockpit of a hijacking.
BINGO! But,we’ll check in with General McInerney.
Anyone who has to fly Malaysian airlines for their job should quit the job. These lying incompetents should not be in charge of anything bigger than a taxi.
Do they? Or is it policy to leave the keys in the cabin with the thought that a passenger is more likely to be a hijacker rather than the other pilot? And is that really done even if it is policy? I could understand the airlines being silent about that.
I think this is just an excuse to look around underwater for all those guns lost in boating accidents.