Skip to comments.New Theory Sees Possible Fire on Missing Jet
Posted on 03/19/2014 10:59:34 AM PDT by Red Badger
A new theory claims that a fire broke out aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the crew was doing what it could to save passengers and themselves
As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 enters its twelfth day, conspiracy theories and suggestions of foul play are giving way to the idea that a fire broke out onboard and the crew were simply doing everything they could to save the passengers and themselves.
That theory, first floated by Chris Goodfellow, a pilot with 20 years of experience, holds that a fire on board the aircraft caused the pilots to set course for the nearest viable airport. Heading back to Kuala Lumpur would have meant traversing 8,000-foot ridges. A much more feasible option would have been the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi, a destination which would correspond with the new route the aircraft appeared to have followed.
Once the course had been altered, the fire could have melted electronic wire bundles, causing cyanide gas to be pumped through the cockpit and cabin, rendering everyone unconscious (oxygen masks dont help since cyanide gas can be absorbed through the skin), and leaving the aircraft heading along its path until it ran out of fuel.
The fire scenario could also explain the loss of communication systems. Either the pilots started killing electrical busses in order to contain the fire, or an electrical fire caused the gradual collapse of various systems on board.
Taking busses offline is a big process, and it may leave you without computer and navigational instruments, says Rodger, who believes it is more likely that a fire took down the aircrafts communication systems.
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So many theories out there, so I will give mine. The plane and all it’s passengers were abducted by space aliens and transported to their versions of zoos.
Chris Goodfellow sounds like a real expert!
I think the pre-programmed turn trumps all the other theories. It could be at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, but I am betting it is safely tucked away somewhere for future use.
Just plain nonsense.
The ACARS system was turned off before a normal voice sign off. There is no other reason other than tampering. Period.
Here is the only fact of this incident-
In 2014, you can board a modern airplane and disappear with a trace along with the plane and everyone else on it.
Have a nice flight!
The Goodfellow theory seemed plausible to me before Malaysian authorities changed the timeline to indicate that a change in flight path was programmed into the flight management computer and the plane did in fact change direction BEFORE the co-pilot said “all right, good night.”
Of course the authorities may simply be wrong on this.
But if the plane changed direction before the co-pilot spoke over the radio as if nothing was wrong, then foul play would have to be at the top of the analysis.
With Billy Pilgrim?
But while they figure out what to do, this media is sent out so people can forget.
So then how does a plane on fire make those complex maneuvers at those 3 waypoints in the Strait of Malacca and then subsequently fly for 6 more hours???
A fire takes out a wire bundle, shorting the ACARS system, transponders, etc.. The pilots could've been unaware of the fire until it had already compromised the wiring. Even if the transponder knob is in the 'on' position, it may have been disabled due to a fire.. And etc..
transported to their versions of zoos.
For food for their pets, food for them or just to laugh at us?
I think we are moving towards the fact that the plane has been stolen and is sitting on the ground in Pakistan or Iran. Likely the passengers have been killed.
Since about the 3rd day when the search began to look like a 3 stooges movie I have figured the plane landed somewhere, the powers that be know where it is and they are trying to figure out what to do about it.
Sonds like the US is trying to get Pakistan to fess up to allow them to save face wen all this comes out.
It would be very embarrassing for a country such as Pakistan to find out a 777 was capable of being flown and land in their country under radar and not know about it.
Remember the incident with the German kid who landed a Cessna in Red Square back in the 80’s?....................
Right, and the pilot puts it in the drink to put out the flames. In the meantime he shuts off the transponder so the emergency code 7700 wouldn’t be transmitted. Good piloting there Lou. Or 7500 hijack code. Probably shut it off just to be on the safe side.
I still think they flew into a time vortex.
I don’t believe EITHER pilot was involved in this aircraft’s disappearance. They were either acting under threat, OR a fire in the equipment room adjacent to the cockpit.
So when the co-pilot calmly said to the air traffic controller “Alright, goodnight” 12 minutes after the plane changed its course, this was during a raging fire in the cabin?
Makes no sense.
Of course there is a problem when you are using a system for cars in a plane. Why didn’t they spend the money to use the APLANES system?
Ain’t it fun??
What a crazy idea.
Remember the incident when the SEALs flew into Pakistan aboard helicopters, and probably a drone or two as well? You can ‘stealth’ a helicopter but you can’t make them quiet. LOL
You know, the microphone to call is on the yoke, you can steer and talk at the same time. With no communication from the pilot - whenever happened was intentional or happened in less then 2 seconds.
I’d like to invite you to my Arizona Ocean Front Retirement Home seminar!
The flight was at least 12 minutes into the new westerly course change before putting out their "good night" message at 0119 and at 0121 the transponder, etc were turned off (per FOX).
Isn’t the latest news now that he commented BEFORE they changed course and not AFTER?
gee, those pilots must have been freakin psychic or something..already changing course and turning west 12 minutes BEFORE calling into traffic control and saying alright good night..can I ask these pilots for lotto numbers seems they can predict the future
Concur. A fire that is unknown could explain loss of systems while the pilots fly unaware but a course change preceding last verbal contact is hard to explain with that.
I’ve read this comment from several posters. ACARS only reported, according to several pilots (online), at debark, gear up, and landing, unless a internal event triggers it earlier. Ie., the data transmission (not satellite handshake) would only occur if something out of the ordinary was detected.
Then from most timelines, the transponder went offline after the last call in. A slowly progressing system fault could cause a domino failure, if the initial failure triggered physical damage to the airplane.
I think it’s the Malaysians’ fault that this fact was distorted early on.
Plus, how do we know the fault was visible at the time the pilots called in? The Thai radar reports said the drift west was very slow. It was the Malaysians who claimed it all went nuts all at once. I don’t trust them. Their transportation minister looks like a deer in the headlights at the press conferences. He doesn’t want to be there...
To me, it doesn’t yet seem like anything is legally out of order at this point. Mostly, it’s the Malaysians trying to cover up that they don’t know what happened, because they were not paying enough attention to details of their airspace.
Ie., the confusion is being created over a simple failure of a complex system, because the Malays are executing a full press CYA operation since they didn’t deal with the airliners going off course in the first place.
This has been obvious ever since it was discovered that the plane actually flew over the island.
On my limb here, this plane is in the ocean, and every soul on it was dead before it touched down on the water.
So the pilots didn’t radio in to report any problem?
Calypso Louis’ mothership abducted them.
New Theory Sees Possible Fire on Missing Jet
Time’s about a week late on this new theory.
Plausible. Still need a debris field.
Prayers up for all concerned.
Instead of Occam's Razor we have Pollyana's Theorem.
And I think Mossad is on to something for them to announce it as they have.
Plausible deniability. Ridiculous.
The pilots could’ve been unaware of the fire until it had already compromised the wiring
One of his main points was that the left turn was made because of a fire .... heading for the nearest suitable airport. The air strip that lined up with the new lat/long heading keyed into the FMS had an over water approach - the airport of origin had a couple of ridges to fly over that could have been problematic with a crippled plane.
Actually it means that the new westerly course was programmed into the computer atleast 12 minutes earlier — not that they were already on that course.
The question is whether the complex maneuvers over the Straits of Malacca putting it on a northwesterly heading were also programmed into the computer at that time or done manually a half hour later.
So how does a burning jet fly for 7 hours...
The pilots are doing everything possible to turn anything other than the obvious fact the air crew is involved..
Yes that is what Malaysian officials are now saying but they are also pointing out that the course change was entered into the computer atleast 12 minutes before he said Good Night.
So the course change was premeditated and not the result of any fire or smoke or flight calamity.
Ice water running through his veins.
Black Knight worthy: 'tis but a flesh wound' ... 'tis just a minor wee fire' ...
there are lots of possible stories. But the most likely one is that the pilot committed suicide and took the crew and passengers with him. (his wife took their kids and left him the day before—too big a coincidence)