Skip to comments.A Pilot on Hijacking of MH370
Posted on 03/17/2014 5:10:35 AM PDT by rktman
As a cyber security professional, I spend much of my time thinking about how to defeat systems in order prevent others from doing the same. And several years ago, my team performed vulnerability assessments on air traffic control systems for the FAA. But I am no aviator. So to speculate on what may have become of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, I engaged in conversation with a commercial pilot who flies for a major American airline. Between the two of us, we arrived at some theories on the mystery surrounding the missing plane.
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Great. We need more theories.
Kinda far fetched.
I am leaning toward something More plausible.
According to this article, there is a 102.91 percent chance that there was a cause of the mishap. Clever.
His odds don’t add up:
At the bottom of the Indian Ocean - 95%
Parked at a makeshift landing strip 15%
Hidden in a hangar inside a rogue nation 5%
I like the meteor theory.
Regardless of all the theories that abound with this situation, one thing is absolutely certain: the exquisite pain of ‘not knowing’ that the families are enduring. My heart aches for them .... and as the article ended, I will end as well ..... prayers.
“The time of day is also relevant. Flight 370 took off in the dark of night, at 12:41AM. Commercial imaging satellites primarily use optical cameras. That is, they do not see in the dark any better than your iPhone. So there are no Google Earth images of where the 777 went.”
Google earth doesn’t use regularly updated sat images, does it?
You know the guys on Duck Dynasty debated how often Google updated their images and that is why they threw a bunch of decoys on the roof of the building, which apparently are still there. I never heard what the conclusion was to that question.
Google Earth displays the best available imagery, most of which is one to three years old. The information in Google Earth is collected over time and is not in real time. It is not possible to see live changes in images. You can read more about Understanding Google Earth imagery within the Help center.
Common core math rounding?
Missing Malaysian air liner....
There is one thing what could be done to prevent the occurrence of another one of such incidents. Make it an international law that all transponders have to be wired up in such a manner that they no longer be accessible from the cockpit. In other words no one could tamper with them and shut them down.
This would have to be enforced with all passenger carrying airplanes and any nation not conforming or complying would be refused landing rights in any participating nation. Upon departure of such an aircraft the transponders would be programmed with the call sign as well as origin of such air craft as well as the intended destination. During the flight the transponders would keep track of what ever they are designed to do and accumulate any information which may be essential to know should a mishap occur. This would be a good way to discourage any future hijackers planning a similar incident to make such an airplane disappear in thin air.
I do believe that this would be a reasonable law designed to protect passengers and discourage would be hijackers.
Just a thought
Better, his odds don’t account for closer airfields. I concur with his fuel statement, just not how long the plane would have flown at reduced altitude.
The map based on the engine data ‘ping’ is very curious...
I saw some ‘experts’ talking about the black box .... those could, with current technology, provide in-flight information. Heads were shaking that this is not already done.
FOX this morning was opining that this incident will have repercussions in the airline industry similar to that of 9-11. I suspect what you have suggested will likely happen and perhaps some other changes involving in-flight data being sent from the plane with no pilot access/control of that data.
The US government has a worldwide sat system. In fact, terror states do a lot of their stuff at night to hide from the ‘easy detection’. Daylight satellite imagrey is now child’s play. I don’t know a thing about this weird ‘mystery’, just assumed it was terrorism. Did it disappear in broad daylight or at night?
Tt is common for the government to ‘deny-deny-deny’ terrorism. Remember TWA 800? I’m not surprised by any of this. The more they say it’s ‘unexplained’, the more they cast about for weird explanations, the more likely they know something and don’t want to share for whatever reason.
At the same time, I’m sure that BO is happy to get everyone’s mind off of his scandals.
Many reporters and aviation experts continue to favor the likelihood that the plane was flown south over the Indian Ocean because: “it would be harder to detect”.
How would lack of tracking bother the pilot bent on destroying the aircraft, himself and the passengers?
Why would he be concerned about being ‘shot out of the sky’ if his intent was suicide?
It seems that if he wanted to make a political statement or vent some psychotic rage - he would fly around and flout his message with every flight control tower available.
I’m involved in construction. Google seems to data mine building permit applications throughout the US (not sure about the world). If we break ground for an office building, the Google street viewer car will be by in a few months, and ‘sew in’ a new street view.
But the sat images can get old...3-4 years old sometimes.
The more I discuss this with friends and colleagues, the consensus which seems to be emerging is that the plane was indeed hijacked and on its way to Pakistan for some nefarious purpose. As it crossed Indian airspace, unidentified and unresponsive, the Indians weren’t going to wait around to see what the Pakis were up to and shot it down. And since the vast majority of lives lost were ChiCom, it is now a hot potato diplomatically, and we are assisting the Indians in a cover-up.
At least that seems to be the consensus.
I suggested this earlier, but somebody here pointed out that the transponder is set to a particular channel for each flight. So the pilot will always be able to change the station...and I can’t imagine that every frequency is being monitored, and recorded.
But it seems that some variant of a transponder, on a constant channel, could be agreed upon.
Did Malaysian Airlines 370 disappear using SIA68 (another 777)?
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