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...Investigators search co-pilot's home and reveal home-made flight sim built by plane's captain
Daily Mail ^ | March 15, 2014 | By WILLS ROBINSON and RICHARD SHEARS

Posted on 03/15/2014 12:39:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz

Investigators say the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was hijacked, steered off-course and could have reached Pakistan. A Malaysian government official said people with significant flying experience could have turned off the flight's communication devices. The representative said that hijacking theory was now 'conclusive', and, as a result, police have raided the luxury homes of both the captain and the co-pilot.

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1 posted on 03/15/2014 12:39:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry about the title, it had to be shortened. Excerpted the juiciest part of that title.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 12:39:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

From article:
In Shah’s house a flight simulator has been set up and is understood to have interested police following up one line of investigation - that he had used the equipment to practice making his real-life Boeing 777 ‘invisible’ by turning off all communications.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 12:41:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

What’s with the alarmist headline? It’s reasonable, and fairly common for a commercial airliner pilot to have a simulator at home.


4 posted on 03/15/2014 12:42:40 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Lazamataz

Sheila Jackson Lee says the plane has been missing for 400 years.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 12:43:00 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Lazamataz

There was/is a video of the dude in front of his simulator.

Which indicates nothing, really.

Pilot is a pretty high position in that part of the world.
Mayhap the dude grooved to aviation and wanted to maintain a top skill level.

You ever work out job related stuff at home, just because it’s your thing and you enjoy proficiency?


6 posted on 03/15/2014 12:43:31 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Lazamataz

I saw an article after the plane went missing about two women that flew on that plane the first leg of the flight. They said that they were invited to sit in the cockpit with the pilots. They did and one of the pilots was smoking on the flight and they all just talked and had a conversation. Did anyone else read this?


7 posted on 03/15/2014 12:44:58 PM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: Veggie Todd

ROFLAMO!!


8 posted on 03/15/2014 12:45:05 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Lazamataz

I think the Malaysians are keeping a day or 2 ahead of what they tell anyone.


9 posted on 03/15/2014 12:47:17 PM PDT by virgil
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To: NativeTxn
one of the pilots was smoking on the flight

Well, that settles it then.

Definitely a terrorist.

10 posted on 03/15/2014 12:47:17 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I have a friend that has flight simulator software on his computer. He’s been crashing into carrier decks for ten years!


11 posted on 03/15/2014 12:47:41 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Veggie Todd

....and landed on Mars.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 12:48:15 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Lazamataz

Worst case scenario, pilots involved in commandeering plane for later use in delivery of nuke.

Most likely is crash of some sort, but other explanations aren’t demisable.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 12:48:24 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: humblegunner

Especially if he’s in NY.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 12:48:33 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It’s the Daily Mail. Sensationalism is their stock and trade.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 12:48:36 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Lazamataz
...that he had used the equipment to practice making his real-life Boeing 777 ‘invisible’ by turning off all communications.

Having a simulator in his home didn't sound unusual, but the part about practicing on how to turn off all communications sounds pretty suspicious. Is that based on data or just conjecture (i.e., are they able to confirm that he used his simulator to go into 'stealth mode', or was that just a feature available on the simulator)?

16 posted on 03/15/2014 12:49:41 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Lazamataz

Sumpin’s up!


17 posted on 03/15/2014 12:50:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: humblegunner
You ever work out job related stuff at home, just because it’s your thing and you enjoy proficiency?

Of course! I write blogs then excerpt them on Free Republic.

18 posted on 03/15/2014 12:50:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: NativeTxn

“...two women that flew on that plane the first leg of the flight. They said that they were invited to sit in the cockpit with the pilots.”

I think this is a little bit garbled. My understanding is that the co-pilot got in some trouble years ago for inviting 2 women passengers into the cockpit with him. Not women on this plane. I don’t know about smoking.

However, I did hear Sean Hannity say the other day that he’s been in the cockpit of airplanes, so perhaps that’s something that’s done. I know he’s not a cute girl, but still.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 12:50:52 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Lazamataz

I dont think its a big deal the pilot had a simulator..Ive seen his youtube video I think his simulator looks pretty darn cool..He’s been flying for 33 years obviously he loves his job maybe he’s one of those types of people who love taking their job home with them..what I am more interested in is who said “All Right Good Night” before the plane was transferred into Vietnamese airspace..according to CNN, the ACARS was turned off first, then the transponder, and that “All Right Good Night” is not normal pilot lingo


20 posted on 03/15/2014 12:51:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: El Cid

I think it’s the question they want to answer. Did he use it practice making the 777 invisible?


21 posted on 03/15/2014 12:51:53 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Lazamataz
From everything I've read, the captain appears to be something of a British-style eccentric aviation geek - but I don't consider him a suspect.

The first officer? Maybe...

22 posted on 03/15/2014 12:52:35 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: jocon307

Did the copilot & the girls qualify for the Mile High Club?


23 posted on 03/15/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Lazamataz

real stupid and weak to allow Muslims to be pilots!


24 posted on 03/15/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: NativeTxn
... I saw an article after the plane went missing about two women that flew on that plane the first leg of the flight. They said that they were invited to sit in the cockpit with the pilots. They did and one of the pilots was smoking on the flight and they all just talked and had a conversation...

It happened as you said but in 2011, I believe.

25 posted on 03/15/2014 12:56:32 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“aahhh.... Tower, this is Flight 828 Heavy.... yo, WHAT UP DAWG!!!!”


26 posted on 03/15/2014 12:56:46 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz; humblegunner

And we all drink huge sodas in NY!


27 posted on 03/15/2014 12:56:58 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
“All Right Good Night” is not normal pilot lingo

Most times when the controller sends you to the next controller, they end with "Good Day"

28 posted on 03/15/2014 1:01:41 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
What’s with the alarmist headline? It’s reasonable, and fairly common for a commercial airliner pilot to have a simulator at home.

Also, far from being "revealed", the existence of the Captain's simulator rig has been common knowledge since shortly after the incident.

29 posted on 03/15/2014 1:01:46 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Lazamataz

Well it’s about time —


30 posted on 03/15/2014 1:03:05 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Veggie Todd
Sheila Jackson Lee says the plane has been missing for 400 years.

and that the pilot had a stimulator in his bedroom, similar to the cordless model she has....................

31 posted on 03/15/2014 1:03:27 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: FReepaholic

Thanks! I must have read that article in a hurry.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 1:03:55 PM PDT by NativeTxn
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“Worst case scenario, pilots involved in commandeering plane for later use in delivery of nuke.”

The best way to transport a nuke is stencil “tractor parts” on a crate and have UPS deliver it. About 20 years ago I interviewed an antiquities smuggler. He had stone statues and pottery figures weighing a lot. I asked him how he did it and he said, “When you land in Central America there are billboards telling you they’ll smuggle your stuff. I hand it over to them. They know all the shippers. They stenciled things like “Reproduction” on the bottom and put it in a shipping container full of reproductions at the back. Two weeks later UPS drops it off at my house.”


33 posted on 03/15/2014 1:05:59 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Lazamataz
There has been a lot of confusion on this a/c range... the Washington Post Range Map is for a 777-200, MH370 was a 777-200ER (Extended Range) It has a range of over 7,000 miles.
British Airways operates a daily flight in a 200ER from Beijing to London. That's real close to the Longitude where 370 disappeared.
This airplane is in the Mideast somewhere
34 posted on 03/15/2014 1:06:07 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Just one of many stupid, alarmist musings surrounding MH370.


35 posted on 03/15/2014 1:06:36 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: Dan(9698)

CNN is saying the the shutting off of the communications transponders began before the “all right, good night” transmission. Sounds like they’ll be doing some voice recognition analysis.


36 posted on 03/15/2014 1:07:58 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Lazamataz

Is “sim” an abbreviation of stimulator?


37 posted on 03/15/2014 1:08:51 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: Lazamataz; a fool in paradise

I’d better self-censor the games I have on my puter. Just in case they shed light on my future plans after those plans have been executed..


38 posted on 03/15/2014 1:10:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: COUNTrecount
Is “sim” an abbreviation of stimulator?

yes -- but without the tea.

39 posted on 03/15/2014 1:12:29 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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And a good question it is...

That would not be a common maneuver nor one to perform incorrectly when the time came.

40 posted on 03/15/2014 1:13:39 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: varon
and that the pilot had a stimulator in his bedroom, similar to the cordless model she has

LOL!

41 posted on 03/15/2014 1:14:00 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
I’d better self-censor the games I have on my puter. Just in case they shed light on my future plans after those plans have been executed..


42 posted on 03/15/2014 1:17:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Robe

Fully fueled, yes. Common practice these days is to carry only what you need for the planned trip plus a small reserve for delays/diversions, etc.

Distance from KUL to PEK is 2700 or so miles.

Speculation on whether the airplane took extra fuel in KUL but the Malay authorities, presumably knowing this and researching it, still believe the airplane only had enough for the planned trip.


43 posted on 03/15/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT by FAA
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To: Lazamataz; crosslink; Black Agnes; hoosiermama; maggief; LucyT; SatinDoll; null and void

Thanks, Laz!

Pingout to all y’all!

Some disagreement between the Malaysian officials....

But now its got more interesting, given that the cops are searching the pilot and copilots houses.

like I said on other thread, ELT’s not blaring their alarms, + comms shut off, + ability to go ~90 minutes past the distance from KL to Beijing = Bad Moon Rising!


44 posted on 03/15/2014 1:25:14 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Lazamataz

Suspicions were raised when the Pilot said “What’s The Vector, Victor?”


45 posted on 03/15/2014 1:26:29 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: humblegunner

I have a friend who is a pilot for UPS and he has built a similar set up.

He’s a flight nerd.


46 posted on 03/15/2014 1:28:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: left that other site

‘Give me Ham on 5, Hold the Mayo’


47 posted on 03/15/2014 1:28:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Roger, Roger.


48 posted on 03/15/2014 1:31:45 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Lazamataz
CNN: Zaharie, a pilot with 18,365 flight hours under his belt, is reportedly also a flight instructor

Given the questionable level of investigative expertise demonstrated by Malaysian investigators this past week, and having delayed the inspection of the pilot's home seven full days once the flight went missing, confidence is low that the investigation will consider searching


49 posted on 03/15/2014 1:35:38 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Lazamataz
CNN: Zaharie, a pilot with 18,365 flight hours under his belt, is reportedly also a flight instructor

Given the questionable level of investigative expertise demonstrated by Malaysian investigators this past week, and having delayed the inspection of the pilot's home seven full days once the flight went missing, confidence is low that the investigation will consider searching


50 posted on 03/15/2014 1:35:38 PM PDT by wtd
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