Skip to comments.Missing plane sent signals to satellite for hours
Posted on 03/13/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT by gooblah
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someone has 239 hostages, good for bigbucks ransom.....mostly Chinese.....that plane is on the ground somewhere.
Good point. I'm betting the powers that be know a lot more and aren't telling us. Is it because it was really hijacked, they know where the plane is, and they're keeping it quiet while they close in. Hope springs eternal. I hope those passengers are still alive.
Door swings inward and any pressure over 1 atm inside the fuselage would render impossible an in-flight opening of the door --they would have to be near sea-level with no cabin pressure at all.
Not impossible, but still hard.
People are saying the passengers would resist, but would they need to be WITTING to the take-over? Not necessarily, if the pilots OR crew were in on the take-over.
The flight was in the middle of the night, so my guess is many would be asleep over the course of the 4-hour flight and would have very few visible points of reference over the ocean.
Unless there had been a FIGHT to enter the cockpit my guess would be that they'd go to sleep totally confident of waking up in China.
So the US Navy knows where it is but isn’t talking? And why wouldn’t they be talking?
You gradually decrease cabin pressure until they’re all asleep, then dead. Easily done in an hour.
Pilot on CNN tonight said landing for a 777, especially one flying light after burning most fuel, was less than 4000 feet - said there are plenty of strips as long or longer all over the world - training fields, abandoned fields from wars etc etc - said landing could be accomplished with a good on-board GPS system and would not need elaborate on-ground instruments - takeoff would take longer because of more fuel, unless it was under fueled to make a short hop to another field (maybe after being repainted and repurposed????).....
Serve them all the fish for dinner.
So then whats the point of hijacking it? Its WAY easier to purchase a plane than to pull something like this off.
OF COURSE..! Good sleuthing.
Well, we don’t know. How easy is it to buy a passenger jet liner? especially if you’re Al Qaeda.
How much does a B777 cost?
Why would you need a 777? You just need a large plane that could fly overseas. There are plenty of them.
What do you mean not talking? US officials just told the whole world they have data from the plane and where it was when it last transmitted.
Around $220 million.
Just last month an Ethiopian co-pilot hijacked his own flight from Rome to Geneva. Hard for passengers to stop such.
Why go to the trouble?
Maybe CNN did it to boost their ratings! It certainly been better for them than sucking up to Obama.
So the bad actor is a COUNTRY? Says who? Why must that be so..?
A non-state actor probably does not have the budget or certs required to buy such a huge plane, post 9-11.
This is some entity that wants a delivery system but cannot pay for it.
Is it? So far I see it being done by one person. Pilot kills co-pilot, dons oxygen mask, depressurizes cabin. Done.
Actually, you’re right. And thats my theory. That the co-pilot (or pilot) took over the plane. But I think it was a suicide mission and got ditched somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Probably over a woman. Its always a woman.
Maybe they want a real big one that carries a lot of fuel so they can slam it into another tall building, nuke plant, or a big event like the super bowl etc.
If said entity wants a “delivery system” they have to have something to deliver. I’m assuming you mean a nuke. I would think any organization that had the resources to get a nuke could get a plane way easier than going through all this trouble.
The turn around would have been unmistakable. It happened an hour or so into the flight.
One or both of the pilots would have been involved in this.
If a hijacking, these guys were good. They made a 777 disappear.
Hope I am wrong.
There is also the little problem of opening a door in flight. Modern airliners are not designed for dropping paratroopers or passengers.
There are about 10 countries searching.
You make great points.
Lessay it’s suicide by pilot or co-pilot over a woman or something:
If he’s sad/angry enough to kill 240 people, wouldn’t he be mad enough to fly the airplane into KL’s muzzie twin towers..?
In that state of mind why simply settle for smacking into plain ole’ water?
I have to allow that the, “de-pressurize cabin, then suicide by pilot or co-pilot” does seem simple and convincing.
Well maybe she wronged him bad enough to wipe out a plane, but not quite bad enough to take out the muzzie twin towers. When it comes to “what women do to men”, you really never do know.....
Detonate it in the sky and immediately blow us technologically back into the middle ages.
That seems a little cost prohibitive for most people, even terrorists.
...or the contents, for whatever reason.
Emp attack?!?!. Har!
777 can’t fly in outer space......emp effectiveness drops rapidly in the atmosphere. Nice try though.
Um, a 777 costs $300M
If you're using it for something illegal, it's far cheaper to hijack or bribe a 3rd world pilot
Hey, Bolivia has a navy!
> Fly it like you stole it! <
Glad you liked that!
"Naah, its in the running for the U.S. Presidency in 2017."
It can’t stay in the airspace forever. It must at some point must have landed there.
“Unless the passengers aboard were dead”
Seems like if the passengers were alive and there was a hijacking for 4 hours some of them would try to call on their cell phones. Would cell phones work over the ocean like that?
“my guess is Pakistan.”
If the plane landed seems like the world would know, unless it was one of the crazy countries.
Best comment I’ve seen on this craziness yet!
“Malaysia recruits witch doctors “
Witch doctors will be about all you’ll get once we have full-scale Obamacare! /s;)
They could glide for a while without fuel if they’re high enough. All it takes is the proper attitude and trim.
“Our military should be on a high alert status until this jet is found.
Yeah, what if the plane secretly landed, then equipped with a nuke and flown to US disguised as a normal flight?
As low as $35 million with some mileage/cycles on her!
It would be ironic if the only thing found through the search and rescue efforts was her plane.