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New Evidence of MH370 Cockpit Tampering Emerges in Probe
NDTV ^ | June 30, 2014 | World / Press Trust of India

Posted on 07/01/2014 6:55:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Investigators probing the disappearance of Flight MH370 have discovered possible new evidence of tampering with the plane's cockpit equipment which experts believe could be part of an attempt to avoid radar detection ....

A report released by Australian air crash investigators shows that the missing Boeing 777 suffered a mysterious power outage during the early stages of its flight ....

The plane's satellite data unit made an unexpected "log-on" request to a satellite less than 90 minutes into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, according to the report.

The report says the log-on request - known as a "handshake" - appears likely to have been caused by an interruption of electrical power on board the plane, which experts believe could be part of an attempt to avoid radar detection.

"A log-on request in the middle of a flight is not common," the report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said.

"An analysis was performed which determined that the characteristics and timing of the logon requests were best matched as resulting from power interruption," the report was quoted by the British daily as saying.

David Gleave, an aviation safety expert from Loughborough University, said the interruption to the power supply appeared to be the result of someone in the cockpit attempting to minimise the use of the aircraft's systems.

The action, he said, was consistent with an attempt to turn the plane's communications and other systems off in an attempt to avoid radar detection.

"A person could be messing around in the cockpit which would lead to a power interruption," he was quoted as saying....

"By messing about within the cockpit you could switch off the power temporarily and switch it on again when you need the other systems to fly the aeroplane," Gleave said....

(Excerpt) Read more at ndtv.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Travel
KEYWORDS: mh370
Interesting bit of info into the mind of the pilot.

So in addition to turning off ACARS/tansponders at the beginning to avoid being tracked, the pilot then follows that up by cutting the power to probably everything but the engines an hour later in order to go dark just before he makes his critical turn.

The report inadvertently indicates about where/when this cut in power likely occurred as it shows the point that the plane was last seen by Malaysian radar at 18:22 followed by the Log On Request at 18:25 and that followed by the likely restoration of power at 18:29 when the turn would have occurred.

1 posted on 07/01/2014 6:55:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Seems to me this would have been one of the first things checked ... ANYthing that has/had to do with navigation/info-sharing, etc.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 6:57:24 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Uncle Chip

So they were smart enough to be tampering with the radar and avoid detection. Plane may be in Kyrgyzstan.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 6:57:43 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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The Report is here:

http://www.jacc.gov.au/media/releases/2014/june/mr052_MH370_Definition_of_Sea_Floor_Wide_Area_Search.pdf


4 posted on 07/01/2014 6:57:48 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

“possible new evidence”

Oh, brother.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 7:01:06 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Uncle Chip

We will find that plane.

Unfortunately it will be after it is used for an attack.

One of these days, we are going to have to admit we are in a war.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 7:01:50 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Uncle Chip

What about the possibility that there was a fire on board?


7 posted on 07/01/2014 7:02:00 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Uncle Chip

Betcha Sheik Obomba knows where it is.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 7:03:04 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: PapaNew

Not likely that the plane would have then flown for another 6 hours coming on and off autopilot for regular course corrections after a fire.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 7:05:50 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Early reports of the plane being flown to 40K feet suggested everyone in the plane OTHER THAN possibly the captain (who has a better system of reserve air tanks to breath) would have been rendered unconscious and likely died within 5 minutes.

That would leave the captain to do as he pleased. Likely he sent the copilot out of the cabin and locked the door when he did this.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 7:10:22 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Uncle Chip

OK ... I have never personally flown anything with more than two props on it, but ...

EVERYTHING has a breaker and/or a fuse on general aviation aircraft.

I wonder if this was as simple as flipping off the right breaker? The panels are all accessible in flight.

Would need a ‘heavy’ pilot to weigh in here.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 7:12:45 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: knarf

It would seem so but it took 3 months for the Malaysians to release its military radar data showing where and when the plane was last seen and its direction.

That little piece of information fills in a big blank.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 7:12:56 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: redgolum

“We will find that plane. Unfortunately it will be after it is used for an attack.”

Wonder why all the eye witness accounts of islanders seeing a plane flying VERY low, and those on the oil rigs who thought they saw one in distress were never given any investigation I’ve seen reported.

Regardless of whether it was highjacked and to be used as a flying bullet to somewhere....or purposefully taken into the sea by a mad man pilot, the weakness of being able to track large commercial planes in that area of the world is now widely known to all terrorist groups.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 7:16:23 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Uncle Chip

thanx for the reminder


14 posted on 07/01/2014 7:18:51 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: sevinufnine

It is possible according to this that when power was cut to go dark the oxygen to the passengers/crew was cut at the same time. Those 7 minutes between 18:22 and 18:29 might be when everyone but the pilot succumbed to hypoxia.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 7:19:46 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Yuppers. But we still cannot say if the plane was really flown to the south and ditched in the sea, or if it headed north. Some country’s radar system must have seen it for sure, and if so why nothing being said? Hell, they can read our license plates from a satellite. What’s the deal?


16 posted on 07/01/2014 7:23:08 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: sevinufnine

Careful. Simply flying the plane to the upper limit of its service ceiling would not incapacitate anyone. Unless of course the cabin was deliberately depressurized, and the plane flown at altitude for long enough to deplete the oxygen generators for the cabin masks; then death follows shortly thereafter for those outside the cockpit.

The cockpit masks - the “rubber jungle” - are full face masks, not just nose cups, and are pressurized to PUSH air into the pilots’ lungs.

In the general cabin, the O2 generators just try hard to increase the O2 PPM to the point where you just MIGHT get enough 02 into your lungs to survive the emergency descent.

Thing is, at altitudes above 30-35,000 feet, the atmosphere is sooo thin, that even though the masks expel 02, there is little pressure to fill your lungs when your diaphragm tightens (ie you try to inhale). In a ‘normal’ depressurization in flight emergency, the pilot MUST descend to an altitude where there is enough ambient air pressure to fill your lungs. If indeed the cabin depressurized at 40K feet or so, hypoxia and suffocation would take less than 3 minutes once the cabin pressure dropped below about .5 atmospheres.

SO ... a sole pilot (or two pilots) could kill everyone but themselves via this method.

But sadly(?), the OCCAM’S RAZOR model points to a fire that screwed up a lot of systems serially.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 7:26:07 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: redgolum

Bush admitted we were in a war in 2001 right after 9/11. Since then the US has turned a blind eye to it.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 7:26:35 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: sevinufnine
An oil rig worker who claimed to have seen a fire in the sky on the night Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared has been fired, with police confirming his claims are being taken seriously. Read more at http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2014/06/09/10/45/oil-rig-worker-fired-after-mh370-claims#A6iFgJhdWsZ7I9lK.99
19 posted on 07/01/2014 7:28:30 AM PDT by wtd
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To: Blueflag

I hope you’re right about the fire. The thought of all those passengers being killed on purpose for either stealing the plane or simply making it vanish is worse than any accident.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 7:28:42 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: wtd

oooooo....imagine that!


21 posted on 07/01/2014 7:32:41 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: sevinufnine

At least one of the countries (if not more) turns off some radars at night, or so the media has said.


22 posted on 07/01/2014 7:36:41 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Blueflag

Here’s one:

Peter Marosszeky, from the University of New South Wales explained that someone must have intended the power interruption because for power to be interrupted without an entire power failure, someone had only removed power from selected systems on the plane.

“It would have to be a deliberate act of turning power off on certain systems on the aeroplane. The aircraft has so many backup systems. Any form of power interruption is always backed up by another system. The person doing it would have to know what they are doing. It would have to be a deliberate act to hijack or sabotage the aircraft.”

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/557532/20140701/mh370-atsb-report-missing-malaysian-airlines.htm#.U7LF4ZRdXp9


23 posted on 07/01/2014 7:39:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Fido969

Possible old evidence is they were clueless about the plane that night. Possible new evidence is they are still clueless. That or they knew from the start exactly what happened minute by minute and they’ve covered it up.


24 posted on 07/01/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Uncle Chip

a missing plane ?
seriesly...


25 posted on 07/01/2014 7:46:25 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Viennacon

Do you really think that Australia, China, US, Malaysia, etc. would have spent Millions of dollars and man hours searching the Southern Indian Ocean for 2 months if they thought the plane went north to Asia?

I love a good conspiracy too, but the real evidence points to a crash at sea because of the actions of one of the pilots or an electrical failure onboard.

You can never trust eye witnesses.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 7:51:13 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: woodbutcher1963

“Do you really think that Australia, China, US, Malaysia, etc. would have spent Millions of dollars and man hours searching the Southern Indian Ocean for 2 months”

No more ridonkulous than the Malaysians searching the South China Sea for a week of precious time when they knew the a fact the plane had crossed back over the peninsula due to their own military radar


27 posted on 07/01/2014 7:53:01 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: sevinufnine

It was kept quiet for a number of reasons. Mainly because admitting that a plane could fly that close to Chinese airspace undetected is very embarrassing.


28 posted on 07/01/2014 7:58:43 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Uncle Chip
I took a very long,round trip flight on an Arab airline soon after this flight disappeared.I must admit that I was a bit nervous the entire time.
29 posted on 07/01/2014 8:00:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Blue Highway

No he didn’t

We did not act like we were in a war with islam. We acted like 9-11 was directed by Afghanistan.

The US kept marching to the House of Saud’s orders.


30 posted on 07/01/2014 8:00:30 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The next time you do that pack a parachute in your carry-on bag and it will steady your nerves.

Remember: carry-on — don’t check it in baggage.


31 posted on 07/01/2014 8:05:22 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: sevinufnine
That would leave the captain to do as he pleased. Likely he sent the copilot out of the cabin and locked the door when he did this.

Every advanced aircraft I've flown in the last 5 years (747's,777s,A380s,A330s) have had "sky phones" on them.In a scenario like the one you describe *someone* would have been able to call a relative...call *someone*...telling them what was happening.

32 posted on 07/01/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Viennacon
No more ridonkulous than the Malaysians searching the South China Sea for a week ...

Well that's Malaysia for you. And their charade continued until they were confronted by Inmarsat -- and then the jig was up.

There is nothing ridonkulous about Inmarsat data -- it's amazing.

33 posted on 07/01/2014 8:10:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Gay State Conservative

“In a scenario like the one you describe *someone* would have been able to call a relative...call *someone*...telling them what was happening.”

I did not know that. Haven’t flown since 9/11 and won’t be ever again unless my husband or kids’ lives depended on it.

BTW, during 9/11 my brother was in France, and got stuck there for a couple weeks due to the flights being grounded. That sucked. He will not be going out of the country again.


34 posted on 07/01/2014 8:10:18 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Uncle Chip
Remember: carry-on — don’t check it in baggage.

There are many powerful reasons why I didn't go Airborne during my heroic (cough,cough) Army career.I think I'd feel better with a Koran in my carry-on!

35 posted on 07/01/2014 8:10:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Then why were there no calls???


36 posted on 07/01/2014 8:11:50 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Then why were there no calls???

I was responding to a scenario where at least one person,apart from the captain (assuming he was the perp),would have been aware that there was something seriously wrong.

37 posted on 07/01/2014 8:17:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: redgolum

You don’t remember the term “The war on terror”? That was definitely a Bush-e era slogan. I’m not saying his war was brilliant, but at least he called out terrorists and not making friends with them like Obama.


38 posted on 07/01/2014 8:19:25 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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The Flight of the MH370 plugging in the new info from the report:

16:41 — KLA N2.73E101.71 to points of turnaround — IGARI [17:19] then to N7E103.5 [17:21] Transponder and ACARS dismantled. [325 miles]

17:21 — N7E103.5 — begins heading west to Penang Island.

17:49 — N5.3E100.3 — Penang Island [250 miles] then turns NW.

18:22 — N6.6E96.3 — [289 miles]. The point where Malaysian military radar had last contact with plane possibly because power was cut there, plane came off autopilot, and went dark to thwart what radar there might be in preparation for his upcoming turn. Begins flying manually for the next 7 minutes.

18:25 — Log On Request automatically activates to restore power just cut 3 minutes. With power off would this be where hypoxia overcomes everyone onboard but the pilot???

18:29 — N6.85E95.45 [Turning Point South] Plane flown manually for 7 minutes and 61 miles to this point with power off and then the power kicks back in at this point for its turn South. [From 17:21 to 18:29 — 600 miles [250+289+61] averaging 530mph].

18:39 — Unanswered ground to air telephone call #1. Was it triggered by Log On Request??

19:41 — S2E93 — 634 miles @528mph

20:41 — S9.75E92.5 — 536 miles @536mph

21:41 — S17.5E92 — 536 miles @536mph

22:41 — S25.25E91.5 — 536 miles @536mph Autopilot disengaged at about this point to change speed and/or direction.

23:14 — Unanswered ground to air telephone call #2. Was it triggered by a Log On Request that’s not listed???

24:11a — S36E90.5 — 745 miles @496mph [same direction but slower speed]. Total to this point 3895 miles.

24:11b — S30E97.5 — 527 miles @351mph [eastward and slower speed to center of the search area]. Total to this point 3677 miles.

24:11c — S27.5E100 — 583 miles @389mph [eastward and slower speed to northeast part of search area]. Total to this point 3733 miles.

24:19 — Log On Request — last communication — power off at end of flight.


39 posted on 07/01/2014 8:55:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

There is an outside chance that those differing ground speed MPH *COULD* be the same in-the-air MACH numbers, based on different winds and altitudes.

Dunno.


40 posted on 07/01/2014 9:19:50 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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Verification certified — the Malysian high command denies it:

MH370: Electrical power outage claim not verified, says Hisham

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/01/MH370-Hishammuddin/


41 posted on 07/01/2014 1:15:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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The initial claim by Malaysia:

“Malaysia Airlines said that the plane took off at 12.41am [16:41] Malaysian time and that it disappeared from air traffic control radar in Subang at 2.40am [18:40].”

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/military-radar-trace-shows-mh370-turn-back-but-no-distress-signal#sthash.VoIrOCNN.dpuf

“air traffic control radar”??? Military radar had already lost it at 18:22 and they were tracking it. Is ATC radar better than their military radar?

Look where it would have been at 18:40 — already west of Banda Aceh and already heading south. Are they referring to the unanswered call at 18:39?

Either way it appears that the pilot’s deceptive maneuver was successful in misleading the Malaysians as they missed the turn south completely and thought the plane continued on the northwest heading and went into the Bay of Bengal.

And Malaysian authorities are still in the dark.


42 posted on 07/02/2014 6:25:19 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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From page 3 or 8:

If the turnaround began at IGARI N6.92E103.58 and ran through N7E103.7 and around to N7.2E103.7 as it turned north and then west, it would have taken about 25 miles and 3 minutes.

If the heading west then is measured from N7.2E103.7 at 17:22 to Penang Island N5.3E100.3, the distance is 268 miles, meaning that it would have reached 18:22 after 557 miles in 60 minutes and that is pretty fast especially with a turn at Penang.

The 530mph is thus very conservative and even at that speed makes one wonder about all the altitude changes that were supposed to have taken place.


43 posted on 07/02/2014 8:25:32 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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The Flight of the MH370 [2] from page 3 [or 8] of the report:

16:41 — Kuala Lumpur Airport N2.73E101.71 — Takeoff.[0]

17:19 — Tansponder and ACARS dismantled. Start of turnaround at IGARI N6.92E103.58 northeast through N7E103.7 [325 miles]

17:22 — N7.2E103.7 — Turnaround complete after 3 minutes and 25 miles and now heading west. [+25 miles]

17:51 — Penang Island N5.3E100.3 [+268 miles] followed by a turn to the northwest.

18:22 — N6.6E96.3 — Heading northwest from Penang Island. Malaysian military loses radar contact with plane at this point. [+289 miles]

After travelling the last hour from the turnaround averaging 557mph [268+289] with a turn at Penang Island pilot cuts power to nonessential systems to evade radar, takes it off autopilot, and begins to fly manually slowing down in preparation for an upcoming turn. This probably cut air/oxygen to passenger compartment causing hypoxia for all but the pilot.

18:25 — Log On Request automatically sent to satellite to restore power just cut 3 minutes earlier but it takes 4 more minutes for the power to kick back on.

18:29 — N6.85E95.45 Turning Point Southwest. Plane flown manually for 7 minutes averaging 530mph for 61 miles and then the power kicks back in at this point after it turns South. [+61 miles]

—— — 968 total miles from takeoff to here

18:39 — Unanswered ground to air telephone call #1. Was it triggered by Log On Request??

19:41 — S2E93 — 634 miles @528mph Another smaller turn south required here.

20:41 — S9.75E92.5 — 536 miles @536mph

21:41 — S17.5E92 — 536 miles @536mph

22:41 — S25.25E91.5 — 536 miles @536mph Autopilot disengaged at about this point to change speed and/or direction.

—— — 3210 miles from takeoff to here

23:14 — Unanswered ground to air telephone call #2. Was it triggered by a Log On Request that’s not listed???

24:11a — S36E90.5 — 745 miles @496mph [same direction but slower speed]. Total to this point 3955 miles.

24:11b — S30E97.5 — 527 miles @351mph [eastward and slower speed to center of the search area]. Total to this point 3737 miles.

24:11c — S27.5E100 — 583 miles @389mph [eastward and slower speed to northeast part of search area]. Total to this point 3793 miles.

24:19 — Log On Request — last communication — power off at end of flight.


44 posted on 07/02/2014 1:30:40 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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From page 2 or 7 of the report:

<>At 1725 the aircraft deviated from the flight-planned route<>

Let’s see what that would mean:

16:41 — Kuala Lumpur Airport N2.73E101.71 — Takeoff.[0]

17:19 — Tansponder and ACARS dismantled.

17:22 — N7E103.7 [8 miles ne of IGARI N6.92E103.58] Last radar contact. [325 miles]

17:25 — N7.3E103.9 Aircraft deviates from flight-planned route and begins turnaround [+25 miles]

17:28 — N7.2E103.7 — Turnaround completed and now heading west to Penang. [+25 miles]

—— — Penang Island N5.3E100.3 [+268 miles] followed by a turn to the northwest.

18:22 — N6.6E96.3 — Heading northwest from Penang Island. Malaysian military loses radar contact with plane at this point. [+289 miles]

This would mean that it would have had to fly 557 miles [269+289] in only 54 minutes at a speed of 641mph — and that with a turn at Penang — and that is just not possible.


45 posted on 07/03/2014 5:04:17 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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The Turn: North versus South:

If heading North a turn at 18:29 would not have been critical or necessary, but heading South such a turn would have been, as well as the earliest possible point when such a turn could have successfully been made to get around Sumatra and and evade Indonesian radar.

If heading North the plane could have continued on its westnorthwest heading for another 2 hours and 1100 miles to the Bay of Bengal when at any point it could then have turned North. In doing so it would not have been able to hit any of the Inmarsat arcs. This is the way Malaysian officials thought it went after their fruitless search in the South China Sea. The pilot’s maneuver at 18:22 to go dark and evade their radar was thus successful at conning them — and they are still reeling from it.

If it went North from N6.85E95.45 @18:29 to N34E82 @22:41 hitting the arcs along the way, it would have flown 2062 miles @491mph average with only that 1 turn of ~30 degrees at 1829.

But turning South at that point to its 2241 intersection is 2242 miles @534mph average with 2 turns: the first a big turn of ~90 degrees at 18:29 and the second lesser turn at 1941 of ~30 degrees.

Cruising speed of a Boeing777 is ~580mph. MH370 averages 557mph until the turn but then slows after the turn to 491mph North versus 534mph South.

Both require change in speed and/or direction at 22:41 to hit the 2411 arc. If it slowed down at 22:41 on the same heading it would hit Almaty Kazakistan N43.28E76.89 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almaty at 24:11 after another 693 miles @462mph average.

The speed factor, the autopilot factor, the radar factor, the satellite location factor, and the maneuver at 18:22 followed by Log On Request at 18:25 adn then the frequency burst at 18:29 all point to the turn South —

Nothing points North —


46 posted on 07/04/2014 7:48:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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Near-conclusive evidence that Malaysia Airlines MH370 was hijacked: cockpit tampering deliberately hid plane from radar

http://www.naturalnews.com/045800_Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370_hijacking_cockpit_tampering.html##ixzz36cJ4UD22


47 posted on 07/05/2014 10:38:39 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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<>The final ATC (secondary) radar fix occurred at 1722 — At 1725 the aircraft deviated from the flight-planned route — The final primary radar fix occurred at 1822 (Figure 2)<>

http://www.jacc.gov.au/media/releases/2014/june/mr052_MH370_Definition_of_Sea_Floor_Wide_Area_Search.pdf

16:41 — Takeoff at Kuala Lumpur Airport N2.73E101.71.

17:19 — Tansponder and ACARS dismantled. Last radio communication with pilot.

17:22 — N7E103.7 [NE of waypoint IGARI] Last ATC radar contact. [325 miles]

17:25 — N7.3E103.9 Aircraft deviates from flight-planned route and begins turnaround. [+25 miles]

17:28 — N7.2E103.7 — Turnaround completed and now heading west to Penang. [+25 miles]

17:54 — Penang Island N5.3E100.3 [+268 miles] Co-pilot’s cellphone connected with a cell tower here. Turns to the NW.

18:22 — N6.6E96.3 — Heading NW from Penang Island. [+289 miles] Malaysian military tracks it to here and then loses radar contact with plane at this point as pilot cuts electrical power and goes dark to evade radar. Averaging 619mph ground speed from turnaround — with an easterly wind. Continues manually another 72 miles at same speed and heading.

18:25 — Log On Request to restore power.

18:29 — After 7 minutes and 72 miles pilot turns SSW at ~N6.9E95.3 toward the satellite’s SW geo-position.

—— — Total miles to here: 1004 miles [325 + 25 + 25 and then 268 + 289 + 72].

Power to the autopilot and other systems restored after the turn.

18:39 — Unanswered ground to air telephone call #1.

19:41 — S2E93 — 635 miles @529mph with another smaller adjustment to South.

20:41 — S9.75E92.5 — 536 miles @536mph

21:41 — S17.5E92 — 536 miles @536mph

22:41 — S25.25E91.5 — 536 miles @536mph Autopilot disengaged at about this point to change speed and/or direction.

—— — Total miles to here: 3247 miles [1004 + 2243]

23:14 — Unanswered ground to air telephone call #2.

24:11a — S36E90.5 — 745 miles @496mph [same direction but slower speed]. Total to this point would be 3992 miles.

24:11b — S30E97.5 — 527 miles @351mph [eastward and slower speed to center of the search area]. Total to this point would be 3774 miles.

24:11c — S27.5E100 — 583 miles @389mph [eastward and slower speed to northeast part of search area]. Total to this point 3830 miles.

24:19 — Log On Request — last satellite communication — power off at end of flight.


48 posted on 07/06/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Reminds me of a scene from one of the “Airplane” movies.


49 posted on 07/07/2014 12:03:44 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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