t._green wrote:X Isle wrote:t._green wrote: ABC reports that transmission on the jet was disabled by someone on board and 2 separate communications systems were systematically shut down at different times, the data reporting system at 1:07 am and the transponder at 1:21 am, indicating manual intent.
US officials indicate plane did not come out of the sky because of catastrophic failure
More likely this was a deliberate act
The plane continued to fly for 5 hours covering a potential area of 2,200 nautical miles. A satellite link with the engines indicated no data about the plane's critical systems but indicated engine link was still in contact and thus flying a significant portion of that time, the plane basically saying I'm here.
Investigators are now considering whether the plane may have landed at any point in that 5 hours or whether it ultimately crashed.
If plane had maxed out it's flight radius it could reach significant parts of India, China, Indonesia and even Australia
Source Atlas Shrugs
http://pamelageller.com/2014/03/transpo ... lane.html/
T, you seem somewhat keen to latch onto the fantastical while ignoring the more logical sometimes.
"more likely a deliberate act"
With respect, no it's not. Deliberate acts are rare as hen's teeth compared to instrumental, mechanical, weather related or pilot error crashes worldwide.
We don't know, simple as. When we don't know something we have to rely on probabilities and it's simply not more probable that an act of aggression has occurred over all the other possibilities.
Can an autopilot recovering stability on behalf of an unconscious flight crew be considered a 'deliberate act'?
Could not the separate shut down times to Boeing and Rolls Royce be explained by staggered power saving circuits as fuel ran down?
Besides these 'update' transmissions are not synchronised or even scheduled. They're virtually random.
All evidence is worth noting but no single piece is conclusive of anything.....other than finding the wreckage, that's the vital evidence. It's absence is no reason to leap on the fantastical as being probable.
With respect X it's you that's clutching at straws
As I suspected Malaysian PM confirms plane deliberately hijacked......
Erm, no. I've been taking everything into account and emphasising the need for evidence before drawing conclusions, I've spoken in 'best guesses'. You on the other hand were talking with virtual certainty during a complete absence of evidence. You're doing it again talking about hijacking.
You've put words into the Malay PM's mouth. He says 'the transponders were deliberately switched off', NOT "this is a deliberate hijack".
If a positive act was indeed taken to turn off the transponders then that's only a hijack if it was done by cockpit intruders. As I stated initially it's virtually inconceivable that could be done without flight crew being able to activate a mayday call/code. Ergo, hijack in the traditional sense is still very unlikely, I'd like to know more about this chillingly impactive 'cyber hijack' theory but conventional hijack this most definitely isn't at this stage, on these known facts.
Crew suicide (or A.N Other motivation) should now be the best guess but I still wouldn't eliminate sudden pressure failure.
I still make the observation that an autopilot rescue could drop altitude, come off the flight path and continue in a straight line. A sudden cabin decompression could instigate all the known movements if the flight crew were rendered unconscious.
So how would that fit with transponders being switched off. In a depressurised cockpit everything would be flying all over the place. And if the depressurisation were down to a blown out cockpit window then even more so as the windspeed would be 500mph give or take.
Now, a transponder is just a switch or series of switches, they could easily be knocked by flying debris, even by collapsing flight crew.
Todays development is noteworthy but only a fool would rush in to call it as evidence of a hijack, angels fear to tread there. Other explanations exist, and while they do an evidence based investigation will note everything but conclude nothing, not until the evidence proves sufficiently compelling to do so.