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What happened to Malaysian Flight MH370?

Catastrophic failure along flightpath
38
13%
Plane kept flying, eventually crashed way off course
39
13%
Terrorism, of some sort
36
12%
Pilot error of some sort
32
11%
Pilot sabotage of some sort
41
13%
Hijacking - crashed (landed?) far away
46
15%
Didn't you see Airport '77?
33
11%
Wormhole
39
13%
 
Total votes : 304

07 Mar 2016 18:05

Same chap as found the flaperon has found another bit, in the same spot, as might have come from MH370:
MH370 mystery: new item possibly found on Reunion Island

To be released tomorrow:
Malaysia Airlines MH370: Report may shed new light on aviation mystery
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23 Jul 2016 13:35

MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight

New York has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that shows that the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances. The revelation, which Malaysia withheld from a lengthy public report on the investigation, is the strongest evidence yet that Zaharie made off with the plane in a premeditated act of mass murder-suicide....
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23 Jul 2016 16:18

StyrbjornSterki wrote:MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight

New York has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that shows that the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances. The revelation, which Malaysia withheld from a lengthy public report on the investigation, is the strongest evidence yet that Zaharie made off with the plane in a premeditated act of mass murder-suicide....


Which also explains the lack of wreckage if he dived into the sea at speed. After this amount of time and sea currents and bad weather in the indian Ocean the wreckage will be scattered to all points of the compass probably and in small pieces.
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25 Jul 2016 15:57

"Good" posts. Doesn't surprise me at all, I am sad to say. Occam's Razor, or just common logic, dictated this, or something close to it, was the most likely outcome.
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03 Aug 2016 22:32

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23 May 2018 15:39

Search for MH370 to end next week, Malaysia says
By Joseph Sipalan
23 May 2018 — 7:14pm

Kuala Lumpur: The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by a private US firm will end next Tuesday and there will be no more extensions, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke said on Wednesday...
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25 May 2018 00:42

I don't post much anymore, but wanted to comment as there have been quite a few articles surrounding this. The general assumption isn't that the pilot (captain most likely) didn't cause the aircraft to crash, which is what has been implied in a lot of headlines, but that he was likely unconscious, or virtually brain dead, like most of the passengers, when the plane finally went down. The dispute is that 60 Minutes (Australia) pondered whether the captain had retained consciousness throughout the flight, when it's unlikely he did.

I can understand why searches have been called off. It's 99% likely we know what has happened, and finding the wreckage will only confirm it, with likely nothing but cockpit noise, then some alarms on the CVR, and FDR showing the plane running out of fuel after being on autopilot for hours with zero controlled input. They have known for some time that the captain almost certainly locked out the first officer and anyone else, depressurized the cabin, changed course, shut the transponder off, and let the jet fly south into the deep, remote ocean before going down. He researched this on his own home computer, then deleted the files (found anyway), before taking this action. It's a tragic, ugly thought, and would be tough to prove in court, but it's by far the most likely scenario. The numerous bits of debris have confirmed where the plane likely went down, and damage to the debris indicated it crashed on it's own, likely in a steep dive, after running out of fuel.

Maybe in 5, 10 years some exploration or salvage crew will search and find the wreckage, but as I said, I am all but entirely confident it won't alter anything I've just written.
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25 May 2018 02:29

Alpe d'Huez wrote:I don't post much anymore, but wanted to comment as there have been quite a few articles surrounding this. The general assumption isn't that the pilot (captain most likely) didn't cause the aircraft to crash, which is what has been implied in a lot of headlines, but that he was likely unconscious, or virtually brain dead, like most of the passengers, when the plane finally went down. The dispute is that 60 Minutes (Australia) pondered whether the captain had retained consciousness throughout the flight, when it's unlikely he did.

I can understand why searches have been called off. It's 99% likely we know what has happened, and finding the wreckage will only confirm it, with likely nothing but cockpit noise, then some alarms on the CVR, and FDR showing the plane running out of fuel after being on autopilot for hours with zero controlled input. They have known for some time that the captain almost certainly locked out the first officer and anyone else, depressurized the cabin, changed course, shut the transponder off, and let the jet fly south into the deep, remote ocean before going down. He researched this on his own home computer, then deleted the files (found anyway), before taking this action. It's a tragic, ugly thought, and would be tough to prove in court, but it's by far the most likely scenario. The numerous bits of debris have confirmed where the plane likely went down, and damage to the debris indicated it crashed on it's own, likely in a steep dive, after running out of fuel.

Maybe in 5, 10 years some exploration or salvage crew will search and find the wreckage, but as I said, I am all but entirely confident it won't alter anything I've just written.


The odd thing is that the parts found have been quite large but obviously the debris trail over so much time over such a large expanse of ocean with storms and whatever means it was probably dispersed before they could ever find enough to track the rest of the wreckage.

I'm sure the controversy about the other Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down over Ukraine will continue even with the release of the official report. Unlikely they will receive compensation such as the victim's families received eventually from the Libyan government re the Lockerbie disaster. If the Russians ever admit to it as an accident, they will want something in return for compensation, some sort of political leverage which seems unlikely at the moment or any time soon.
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