Skip to comments.No Way Zaharie Will Sabotage Flight, Say Colleagues
Posted on 03/16/2014 6:58:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Fellow pilots in Malaysia Airlines have come out in defence of Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah as the probe into the disappearance of MH370 refocuses on the crew and passengers.
The pilots who had worked with the veteran colleague over the years said they did not believe that he was capable of sabotaging his own flight.
He is such a kind-hearted person and would not have been able to think of anything like this, said a close friend of Zaharie.
Zaharie is always smiling and ready with a joke, said another pilot who has flown alongside Zaharie previously. He wont do something like this.
On reports in several blogs and Facebook pages that Zaharie had been introduced by a fellow pilot to a religious teacher named Syeikhul Hadith Maulana Abd Hamid at Madrasah Miftahul Ulum, a former colleague said this was not true.
According to one of the blogs, the pilot had taken part in tabligh (Islamic missionary) activities and had expressed his wish to contribute to the development of Islamic schools.
Zaharies Facebook page, which he last updated on Jan 3, gave no indication of him harbouring any extremist views. Many of his postings reflected his political beliefs, which are in support of Pakatan Rakyat and critical of Barisan Nasional, while others highlighted his hobbies, including flying and upgrading his flight simulator, cooking, and home improvement projects.
Why did the pilot’s family move out of their home the day before the flight?
The mdm still trying to white wash the ROP
Maybe the pilot unexpectedly experienced SJS?
If he was a good Muzzie he was down for the jihad.
I think there is too much talk about the captain and not enough about the copilot.
He is young, without the track record of the captain and no one seems to know that much about him.
Agree, the copilot seems less stable than the pilot. Hope all will be revealed soon so we don’t drive ourselves around the bend speculating.
Is this misinformation? A Chinese couple,named Wong, was having a baby and as the black baby emerged from the mother,the nurse asked “and what will you name this baby”? The Father said “SUM TIN WONG”
We have “SUM TIN WONG” with this obvious coverup and I don’t mean just a little bit.
My Theory 1:
The plane supposedly went up to 45000 feet, back down to 25000 and then up and down according to radar reports. Maybe a passenger used a small explosive to break the flight deck door open and the pilots pulled up to cause the intruder to ‘fall’ to the back of the plane. There were reports of a shoe bomb plot to bust open the flight deck door...
Theory 2: Pilot(s) shut off the transponders, maintained high altitude and depressurized cabin. Passengers don their masks and die after 15 minutes because passenger O2 only lasts that long. Pilot masks last for about 1.5 hours so they wait 20 minutes and go down below 10000 feet and land the plane somewhere. A pilot friend told me about how a pilot could remove the problem of passengers attacking.
It is all so very strange. I don’t know what to think.
FWIW, Don Lemmon (CNN) is asking a guest about a possible supernatural event which made the plane disappear...
Didn’t David Copperfield once make a plane disappear, where has he been lately?
A supernatural event would be a CNN reporter asking an intelligent question.
Why go through all that trouble? Just put on a blond wig and some lipstick, the copilot would let you sit in his lap.
Its not only “strange” it is impossible. We know what happened.
As plausible a theory as all the rest! And that’s our big problem.
Find out how it is known for a sure thing that the aircraft went to 45,000 and then down to 25,000.
With the transponder turned off, there is no way to positively determine that.
At least, not when I flew. The military may have a means developed since I quit but I can not find any indication that it has.
As for going to 45,000 to kill passengers, a theory posted by the uninformed.
25,000 for a short time will do the job.
The aircraft was a 35,000. Turning off the pressurization and dumping the pressure would put them out in 3 seconds and death would come very soon after.
If there were wild altitude excursions, it would more than likely be due to a fight in the cockpit, probably between the captain and the copilot.
CNN already has the somber music cued up, so I think this whole thing is reaching “crazy-land” status.
I doubt we will find this plane until it flies towards some medium sized city in the Middle East.
Remember, the jihadis hate India and Jordan too.
“Find out how it is known for a sure thing that the aircraft went to 45,000 and then down to 25,000.”
There is no way to know for sure. Pilots have repeatedly said that information involved at this point cannot be that accurate.
But people are latching on to that info as if it really happened.
Why did the pilots family move out of their home the day before the flight?
That’s another question that hasn’t yet been answered.
I did read a couple of days ago that he had two houses, so perhaps they were just going to stay in the other house while he was flying on possibly several different routes over a period of many days.
Another question is: What was the schedule of various routes over what period of time on this “shift” for the pilots? ....US pilots on international flights may be away from home for a week or two at a time, as they are limited in flying time and must take down time between flights.
Another case of SJS.
Authorities are following up on reports that the 777 may have refueled in-flight thereby extending the range of the aircraft. A witness on the ground swears he saw an odd looking aircraft extending a hose to a 777. The aircraft fueling the jet liner had a tail number that read NCC-1701.
Another lead suggests the crew may have run short on pretzels and made a quick stop at Wal-Mart...actually landing in the parking lot... to stock up on the crunchy snack.
Sources close to the investigation are not commenting but did say they are interviewing Shaniqua, the Wal-Mart cashier working the Express Lane (20 items or less) where the 777 crew member supposedly checked out.
“It is all so very strange. I dont know what to think.”
Neither do most of the “experts” that have been interviewed ad nauseam for the past week.
I am wondering if it is possible that someone could have been hiding in that bay without the pilots knowing about it. Assuming the pilots weren't involved, of course.
Or between the crew and the jihadist(s) that just breached the door.
I agree, 45k is just stupid -- 1900 feet above the service ceiling. The speed window between mach buffet and stall is -- approximately -- ZERO. And it wouldn't raise the cabin much at all. You'd have to depressurize to do that, and you could do that at the altitude they were cruising.
Malaysia is using witch doctors to find missing plane
And they said "Oo ee oo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang"
“I agree, 45k is just stupid — 1900 feet above the service ceiling.”
Yeah, I remember reading that someone involved in analyzing that radar info didn’t put too much into it citing the radar system it was taken from being older and less accurate than others.
The reason I believe that there was no terrorist breaching the door is that the airplane was flown precisely as an airline pilot familiar with the area and the route would have flown it.
At least, that is according to the reports I have read which I confess may be as misinformed as some of the other stuff.
A wild gun slinger would have been all over the place and crashed within some distance that would have resulted in the aircraft being found by now.
There may be a jehadist with an ATR, current in the 777 and familiar with that area, but for some reason I doubt it.
If the flight were highjacked by someone with a basic knowledge of the aircraft, like the 911 terrorists, I suspect they would have put their destination in the GPS or whatever navigation system available, and flown a direct route to the destination.
Also don’t forget that the person who ended up in control knew how to disable systems, and I doubt that would be known by anyone other than a real pro who took his job seriously. Certainly not by anyone who had spent only a few hours in a simulator.
I have heard nothing about the cargo other than the Malaysians have said it was not explosive.
I wonder if it contained a gold shipment enroute to China.
I have seen this before and it confuses me.
When I flew, our aircraft had emergency locater beacons that were activated by G forces. Water or not had nothing to do with it.
Am I to assume that unless an airline class aircraft crashes in water that its crash location is irrelevant?
My point is that there must also be a beacon that will activate from G forces in a crash other than one that ditched.
I know, I can dig through the part 121 regs and find out, but that would glaze my eyes over and put me into a hypnotic sleep.
Plus changing altitude so much doesn't make fuel sense -- all the range numbers would go way down. If they had a plan they'd stay at a constant altitude, up high, to save fuel. Even climbing higher as they burned it off. And go direct, as you said, unless the waypoints were to avoid known areas of military (primary) radar, or, as I mentioned, to more readily appear as normal traffic
Whoever did it had at least some expertise, not necessarily with 777s, or had the cooperation of one or more of the pilots, whether they were in cahoots or under duress.
Mr. & Mrs. Wong were expecting a baby. It was born with blond hair & blue eyes.
Mr. Wong said, “Two Wongs don’t make a white.”
Mrs. Wong replied, “It was purely Occidental.”
Anyway, nothing beats Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Bang Ding Au, etc.
Yes, the ELT is activated in a high-g crash. Water or not. It's a different emergency beacon.
I think he made Barbara Mikulski disappear.
“When I flew, our aircraft had emergency locater beacons that were activated by G forces”
I think that would be ELT. These are beacons that are triggered by sudden G-Force changes fitted on aircraft. As I understand it, no signals have been received so far and it’s a satellite system, so, go figure.
As with so many things with this flight, it ain’t right.
I'm wondering if a ULB signal can be detected by specially equipped aircraft flying over the crash site. I imagine it can be, by a P-3. Or alternatively by a towed sonar array.
All of everything said, the Indian Ocean is one great big hole in the ground in terms of electronic surveillance. Not many landmasses that can sustain operations and air/sea traffic is spread way out. Flights from Perth to Africa, and vice versa, are thin. Shipping the same.
A traveled and wired part of the world it is not. A great part of the world to “lose yourself” it would be.
I will say it still could be a failure such as an electrical problem. However it is funny it would occur during the hand off from Malaysian air control to Viet Nam air control.
“I don’t think the ELT would be detectable in a water crash”
I understand ELT to be a totally independent system that is detectable in a water scenario. That’s it purpose. It can be affixed to life rafts or whatever and ping for a few days time. Small. Self contained. Maybe the size of a Coke can.
MY THEORY-——How can BAD GUYS get in cockpit if it was a 707 you could store THEM in LOWER 41 AVIATION BAY WHICH IS JUST BELOW THE COCKPIT WITH METAL BARS -YOU CAN JUST LIFT THE BARS UP AND PULL YOUR SELF UP INTO THE COCKPIT-IT WAS STATED THAT SOMEONE MUST HAVE TURN OFF A TRANSMITTER FROM THE AVIATION BAY OF THE 777 AND RETURNED TO THE COCKPIT-MY THEORY IS THAT THE BAD GUYS WERE IN THE AVIATION BAY ON TAKE OFF——I have never been in a 777 cockpit but have spent many hour( 1000) in the 707 cockpit and lower 41 during flight.
If bad guys were in electric bay in the 777 on TAKE OFF ,THEY COULD EASY TAKE OUT THE PILOT AND COPILOT WITH GAS
We all know how secure they keep the cockpit...
My theory is that the chief pilot’s keyboard SHIFT key got stuck, and from then on there was no way back!
Yes, and probably sealed from water, but the signal still has to penetrate the water. Maybe in very shallow water that may not be much of a problem, but we're talking about deep water -- ocean water over 12,000 feet deep (Indian Ocean, if that's where it is).
If the ELT were sufficient for water crashes they wouldn't need a ULB.
And, there you go.