Skip to comments.Did Flight 370 continue for four more hours in flight?
Posted on 03/13/2014 11:13:25 AM PDT by chessplayer
The search for missing Malaysia Air Flight 370 may become a lot more complicated, if a new theory by American investigators turns out to be true. At first, the assumption was that the flight ended when the transponders stopped communicating; then military radar suggested the plane may have turned back and reached the other side of the Malaysian peninsula. Now data from engine transmissions to maintenance databases suggest the plane remained in operation for four hours after its last confirmed transmission which makes the potential search range all but endless:
...and just think of all the Fuel burned by the Planes & Ships trying to find the Airplane!!
Shhhhhhh... don’t tell the Greenies, they’ll make the search stop for Climate Change’s sake!!
I heard the problem in that area is that advanced technology like gps on phones just don’t work. They use more WWII IRF technology and the recent sun-spots we got hit with may have caused them a problem.
Nothing is impossible thus I agree.
This engine database thing is interesting. I wonder if it’s a satellite based system, which is non-directional. Also, if the databases have info, they may indicate engine operating parameters (RPM, fuel consumption), which my indicate some minimal information about flight conditions.
Maybe it made it to Somalia...
Distance between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Mogadishu, Somalia
6266 km = 3894 miles
7,725 nautical miles
Typical city pairs:
London - Los Angeles
Tokyo - Sydney
Chicago - Seoul
Does either of those islands have a landing strip long enough to handle a 777?
What do we actually have in Diego Garcia? I believe it is located about center on the above map to the WORDS “Seychelles” and “Andaman and Nikobar Islands”?
Folks — *IF* passengers’ cell phones and smart phones were/are still operating, then the GSM/CDMA NETWORK by itself can locate them to a CPE no larger than 1KM. That presumes of course they are in range of a compatible tower or three.
The GPS capability is not magic technology. It’s not needed to find a device, it just reduces the search radius.
The most discrete location services are good to a radius of about 9 metres on average. That’s LIS-hybrid.
But the device has to be enabled, has to be on, and has to be in range of a compatible cellular network and maybe a Wi-Fi AP or two.
The ‘ring’ these people hear when they call their relatives’ devices is not actually the ‘phone’ ringing, it is a network generated tone to tell the caller that the network is working to terminate that call on the called device.
In the US, generally if you call a device that is off, you’ll go straight to voice mail. Internationally, the network ring will start even as the ‘cloud’ tries to locate the device on various roaming networks.
Don’t buy into this crap.
refuel ... ?
Some of us have hypothesized that the pilot had a 777 flight sim in his HOUSE to practice short landing and takeoff. Like this:
And it took off successfully as well:
It’s all right ... I do not know. Not pretending ...
Past FR link from 2005:
Did this 777 have a bad history from 2005? read the attached link.
In-flight upset; Boeing 777-200, 9M-MRG,
PILOTS on a Boeing 777 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur battled to gain control of the plane last month after an unknown computer error caused the aircraft to pitch violently and brought it close to stalling.
A flight attendant dropped a tray of drinks and another began praying as the Malaysian Airlines pilots fought to counter false information being fed into the aircraft’s autopilot system and primary flight display.
The glitch prompted plane manufacturer Boeing to issue a global notice to all 777 operators alerting them to the problem.
Flight MH124 was about an hour out of Perth when the aircraft began behaving erratically. The incorrect data from a supposedly fail-safe device caused the plane to pitch up and climb 3000ft (914m), cutting its indicated airspeed from 500km/h to 292km/h and activating a stall warning and a “stickshaker”.
A stickshaker vibrates the aircraft’s controls to warn the pilot he is approaching a speed at which the plane will have insufficient lift to keep flying
If that's the case, the plane took an elevator to Neptune.
Yes, that map keeps changing.
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