Skip to comments.Malaysia Airlines MH370: Confusion over plane last location
Posted on 03/12/2014 2:54:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Search teams are scouring waters off both sides of the Malaysian peninsula, amid confusion over a missing Malaysia Airlines plane's last known location.
Malaysia's air force chief has denied reports that the plane was tracked to the Malacca Strait in the west.
Vietnam has despatched a plane to investigate an eyewitness report of a possible object burning in the sky east of Vietnam. --SNIP--
On Wednesday, Malaysia's air force chief Rodzali Daud denied remarks attributed to him in local media that a missing Malaysia Airlines plane was tracked by military radar to the Malacca Strait, far west of its planned route.
Gen Daud said he "did not make any such statements", but the air force had "not ruled out the possibility of an air turn-back".
Meanwhile, Vietnam said it had deployed aircraft to investigate a possible sighting of the plane.
Doan Huu Gia, deputy general director of Vietnam's air traffic management, said: "We received an email from a New Zealander who works on one of the oil rigs off Vung Tau.
"He said he spotted a burning [object] at that location, some 300 km (200 miles) southeast of Vung Tau."
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This information further increases my suspicion that something happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Actually that was pretty funny.
“This information further increases my suspicion that something happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.”
I think you’re right...there’s something out of the ordinary here.
Well, might as well give my guess. I’m guessing that this plane is sitting intact and hidden on some remote airstrip. There were lots of military strips laid down during WWII in this part of the world. Why would terrors do this? Well, perhaps they have a grand plan for this plane. Who knows, fly it into some tall skyscraper, a sporting event, maybe deliver a bomb or chemicals. Anyway, I think those two Iranians along with the manifest list should be checked out for previous pilot or technical aircraft training. Somebody, either a passenger or one of the pilots shut off the transponders and other electrical signal emitting systems on that plane so that it became invisible. In my humble opinion there were no technical or mechanical malfunctions on that plane.....
“Actually that was pretty funny. “
No, it is NOT funny. That being said, there still remains a remote possibility that the plane was hi-jacked and crashed, or even landed somewhere. The clue is that radar indicated a U-turn before loosing contact. Subsequent loss of contact would be a result of not just crashing, but the plane descending below radar coverage.
If nothing happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 it would have landed in Beijing by now. So something probably happened.
My theory is . . . The navigational box (FMC) was inputted wrong. Wrong waypoint. No one double checked as per procedure and they went there merry way. Got to top of climb, asked for dinner, bullshitting with flight attendants. Not paying attention. Captain closes his eyes to rest. Plane turn to wrong inputted waypoint. At night, no one really feels it or checks it. After period of time they realise they are not where they are suppose to be.
Pilots turn OFF transponder in a effort to cover up their mistake. Yeah, I know its stupid on their part, but actually its more common practice than anyone here realises
Culturally, they will not ask for help, nor admit they made a mistake to anyone outside the cockpit. They now are in a panic for many reasons. Mostly their job and career. Fully desperate, they may even go low below the radar so to speak, so as not be seen until they figure things out
After that anyones guess. Do they panic more? The autopilot has become disengaged without anyone realising it? That could occur if pilots are frantically inputting and pressing engage, or moving the control in a upset/panic mode to get plane turn in the right direction. Happens many times. Yes their is a warning horn for when it becomes disengaged, but in this scenario both heads are down "in the box" as we call it or mostly focused on other tasks at hand. No one is paying attention nor flying the plane. No delegation of duties. They desperately trying to figure where they are at and how to get back to where they are suppose to be.
In a slow descent, no one paying attention, or plane rolls inverted and now they are completely and hopelessly situationally lost.
For you non believers and conspiracy buffs, I just described numerous crashes that have taken place before. However, most are found on land.
Fire away flamers
After all of this time of shedding more common explanations, speculating about "conspiracy" possibilities makes sense. The less likely has become even more possible.
Is it terrorism if we don't know what happened? I would submit "yes". We've come to expect violence and terrorist attacks and factor them into our everyday lives. But the unknown? That's still unsettling.
I remember one of the self-overrated Kennedies flying upside down in the haze before diving into the ocean, but can that happen in a jumbo? Isn't there some sort of automatic thing to prevent that?
Last Updated Mar 12, 2014 2:43 AM EDT
The mystery over the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 became even more convoluted Wednesday when Malaysia’s air force chief denied earlier remarks that the missing plane had reversed direction and reached the Strait of Malacca before vanishing.
After the Air France crash, pilots are now being trained to recover.
But if these sherlocks are situationally lost, its mostly panic in the cockpit
Yes, I agree -- and I have citations to back my view.
Wow! A logical, rational, calm analysis of what might have happened to this plane without involving Chinese, Malaysian, Russian, Ukrainian or Obama secret missiles, suicide bombers who book onward flights to Germany to meet their mothers, isolated airstrips, hidden caves, anthrax bombs, or alien abduction.
How very boring, I was really enjoying discovering just how many utter headbangers actually hung around this website and now you’ve ruined it all with your completely sensible post
It is my thesis that something BAD happened to Malaysian Flight 370.
There. I said it.
How do we know they aren’t still in a holding pattern? Has anyone checked with Beijing air traffic control?
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If the plane had its own Facebook page we’d know exactly where it is and what its been eating.
But the past few days, sitting here and being amused, oh i am sorry, absorbing many of the inane comments, i thought i would share some thoughts on a practical level the general public is rightfully and understandably not aware of.
40 years in any industry, you really do get to see alot of bad things. They do not happen regularly, but they do occur.. Repeatedly
I'm rather proud of them.
If you lost
It might be
In southern China
A missing plane
And the searching
Was all in vain
Its now a missile
With a payload
Thats plenty fissile
Just went away
And you searched
Both night and day
Your hopes will pin
“My apologies. My funny comment was directed to Lazamataz sarcastic comment. NOT re the crash.”
No apology needed. We all make post that get taken out of context. I am a frequent victim of it, myself.
We know the true facts will not not be known for a very long time.
No cover up. Just the way the system works. Takes alot effort, time, resources to learn the truth in these matters
A test nuke attack by Iran hmm.
That’d have a radioactive signature.
My non-conspiracy theory is that of a similar fate to golfer Payne Stewarts private jet crash in 1999. They lost cabin pressure and all passed out, but the plane flew for 1500 more miles before crashing in North Dakota.
It was not known why they lost pressure, but it was surmised it was so fast they did not have time to put on 02 masks.
So maybe a small meteor or some space object hit the plane and it was suddenly depressurized but kept flying itself, out of radar range, somewhere in the Pacific, until crashing.
By that I assume you'd hit the two Australian blondes who previously hitched a ride with the MH370 pilots.
So it’s possible it is one of the loosely affiliated CIA companies.
didn’t the Air Alaska jet that crashed about ten years ago invert due to a bolt/jackscrew malfunction??
You know my game, a little too well, I fear.
Or, everyone could have been suddenly “Gassed” or “asphyxiated” and the plane kept flying.
I guess anything is possible. Will we ever really know what happened?
And NSA/IRS/ACORN would know exactly where MH370 is if there were any Tea Party conservatives on-board.
By the way, i never find your comments inane. Entertaining, thoughtful and ok entertaining. :-)
Just as likely Egypt Air 990.
Maybe the Burmuda Triangle has changed locations, ever consider that?
Can I be the first to blame the Jews?
I think you are thinking of the truism that "no good deed goes unpunished".
Since the Malaysian Airlines MH370 cannot be defined in any way as a 'good deed', no punishment need be meted out.
I blame Illinois Nazis.
Where is that “I’m not saying it was aliens” guy?
My poorly made point is that there’s so much information pouring out from smart phones and laptops and other electronics. What happened to the plane was quick and catastrophic, no time for anyone to send out a message or use the satellite phones on board (I figure there must be satphones on board). Hijacking? No. Not a takeover-and-fly-around-for-awhile-looking-for-a-place-to-land type of hijack. People fight back since 9-11. Explosion? Very possible. Mechanical? Most likely. Something unassuming that caused a change of direction but no alarm for passengers to start sending emails, calls, tweets, etc.
Have M get in touch with Commander Bond
I threw out the “suddenly Gassed” theory above.
Or as Donald Rumsfield fond of saying, "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Or my own preference when i teach, We do not know what we do not know!"
I think MH370 landed safely somewhere.
Like Payne Stewart or the Nelson DeMille book (title forgotten but very good book) ? It’s possible but that would require, I think, a great deal of planning. It’s an awful big plane to ‘gas’, I think. Decompression with ‘jackers having their own air supply? More likely, just figure out a way to do it quickly. There’s so much I don’t know about this topic. If your theory is right then something else went wrong. After all, why go through all that trouble just to end up in the drink?
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