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  Reply # 1016922 1-Apr-2014 23:16
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anything is possible at this stage

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  Reply # 1016931 1-Apr-2014 23:26
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tdgeek: If we assume the search area is where the plane went down, where is the debris? Its been moving for over 3 weeks, it can be hundreds and hundreds of miles away, all over the Indian Ocean. In fact its possible and I feel likely that the debris will be everywhere except where the plane went down.

Now, we hear the famous last words, alright goodnight are wrong, it was Goodnight Malaysian three seven zero. All I feel they can do is have gotten pinger finders combing the area urgently where they feel it went down, and sonar. But with days to go before the pings stop, thats just started. 


Apparently the currents in the search area are quite slow moving. But as with anything with this, noone really seems to know. When the head of teh search operation is now saying they may never find the plane, it shows to me that the information they have got is sketchy. I  wouldn't be surprised if it was in a totally different area, maybe even crashing on land. So places are so remote that you may never find it for many years. There was a case of a plane that was receently found, which had been missing for over 50 years. Anything is possible with this.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1016939 2-Apr-2014 00:54
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With regard to the radio sign off, I wouldn't read too much into it. The media is likely trying to make it a bigger deal than it is. If the pilot wants to signal duress, he can simply keep his finger on the transmit switch (PTT) which is located on the forward face of the yoke, out of view of any observer. This would allow ATC to hear 1/2 the flight deck conversation. Pilot could also blip SOS on the yoke mounted transmit switch even if the hijacker rips out all the mics. Pilots often use a double blip of the PTT to sign off an informal (non ATC) radio call, to signal understanding but that they have nothing further to say. I therefore think that the pilot was unlikely to be under duress at the time that he was making the last call.


With regard to character assassination of the pilot - well it is true that there is no proof who is responsible. However, it seems extremely likely this disaster was caused by human intervention, and highly unlikely that it was a technical malfunction. They have looked over the backgrounds of the other crew and the passengers (granted that it is not yet in great depth), and on first assessment it certainly appears that the two pilots are the only two competent to fly and navigate a B777 as skillfully as it appears to have been. (auto pilot bugging out can almost certainly be ruled out due to their multiple-parallel channel design with watch dog circuits, fail off failsafes, and their absolute dependance on multiple external, independent attitude, altitude and position reference systems, being in perfect harmony). The captain being the one in charge of the crew is the one who can most easily trick/manipulate the rest of the crew to prevent them from interfering with him - I.E. he can send the co-pilot on a fake errand, and lock the flight deck door behind him, where as the co-pilot could not 'create' and time opportunities like that. Given that the aircraft diversion was coincidentally or intentionally perfectly timed to occur in the tiny amount of time that the aircraft was not under the control of any ATC (and consequently successfully evaded ATC detection of a problem until the aircraft was overdue), either a rouge co-pilot got really, really lucky with the timing of the captains toilet break (or smuggled a gun & shot the captain), or else the captain sent the Co out of the flight deck. Hence the captain is presently the most plausible suspect. Yes, no motive is yet established - but that is presently true for every soul on board the aircraft, and somebody on the aircraft did this.

Remember that people are presumed innocent because we don't want to risk sending the wrong guy to the gallows. It is not because we only want to hear to highly polished and groomed final story for fear of vilifying someone in the most un-PC way. We have to remember that in the real world, before it gets to court, many people may be presumed guilty and proven innocent or eliminated one by one. Last man standing is the one who invariable goes to trial to be judged by a jury of peers, not judged by the instigators/prosecutors. If everyone was to assume that everyone else is always innocent outside of court, the prosecutor would be redundant as no one would ever end up inside of the court to be proven guilty. So we here are discussing the possibilities, not sending a man to the gallows. To suppress others free speech and to suppress your own free thinking, is to suppress the truth.

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  Reply # 1016971 2-Apr-2014 08:44
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@tripper1000 I agree.
And speculation is fine, that's what a “forum”or discussion's all about.
The world's shrinking.
With technology augmenting our senses and pushing our boundaries further into those last hidden places on our planet, they will find the wreckage one day.
Forensics will allow an educated guess at what actually happened.
Until then anything's possible: Aliens anyone?, Invisibility cloak?

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  Reply # 1017117 2-Apr-2014 12:14
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  Reply # 1017344 2-Apr-2014 16:31
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Is that short enough to paste into the thread? My mobile device does not get on with scribd ; )

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MAS 370 (Kuala Lumpur to Beijing)
PILOT-ATC RADIOTELEPHONY TRANSCRIPT
Departure from KLIA: 8 March 2014 

ATC DELIVERY

12:25:53 MAS 370
Delivery MAS 370 Good Morning

12:26:02 ATC
MAS 370 Standby and Malaysia Six is cleared to Frankfurt via AGOSA Alpha Departure six thousand feet squawk two one zero six

12:26:19 ATC
... MAS 370 request level

12:26:21 MAS 370
MAS 370 we are ready requesting flight level three five zero to Beijing

12:26:39 ATC
MAS 370 is cleared to Beijing via PIBOS A Departure Six Thousand Feet squawk two one five seven

12:26:45 MAS 370
Beijing PIBOS A Six Thousand Squawk two one five seven, MAS 370 Thank You

12:26:53 ATC
MAS 370 Welcome over to ground

12:26:55 MAS 370
Good Day


LUMPUR GROUND

12:27:27 MAS 370
Ground MAS370 Good morning Charlie One Requesting push and start

12:27:34 ATC
MAS370 Lumpur Ground Morning Push back and start approved Runway 32 Right Exit via Sierra 4.

12:27:40 MAS 370
Push back and start approved 32 Right Exit via Sierra 4 POB 239 Mike Romeo Oscar

12:27:45 ATC
Copied

12:32:13 MAS 370
MAS377 request taxi.

12:32:26 ATC
MAS37..... (garbled) ... standard route. Hold short Bravo

12:32:30 MAS 370
Ground, MAS370. You are unreadable. Say again.

12:32:38 ATC
MAS370 taxi to holding point Alfa 11 Runway 32 Right via standard route. Hold short of Bravo.

12:32:42 MAS 370
Alfa 11 Standard route Hold short Bravo MAS370.

12:35:53 ATC
MAS 370 Tower

12:36:19 ATC
(garbled) ... Tower ... (garbled)

(no time) MAS 370
1188 MAS370 Thank you

LUMPUR TOWER

12:36:30 MAS 370
Tower MAS370 Morning

12:36:38 ATC
MAS370 good morning. Lumpur Tower. Holding point.. [garbled]..10 32 Right

12:36:50 MAS 370
Alfa 10 MAS370

12:38:43 ATC
370 line up 32 Right Alfa 10. MAS 370 Line up 32 Right Alfa 10 MAS370.

12:40:38 ATC
370 32 Right Cleared for take-off. Good night.

(no time) MAS 370
32 Right Cleared for take-off MAS370. Thank you Bye.


LUMPUR APPROACH

12:42:05 MAS 370
Departure Malaysian Three Seven Zero

12:42:10 ATC
Malaysian Three Seven Zero selamat pagi identified. Climb flight level one eight zero cancel SID turn right direct to IGARI

12:42:48 MAS 370
Okay level one eight zero direct IGARI Malaysian one err Three Seven Zero

12:42:52 ATC
Malaysian Three Seven Zero contact Lumpur Radar One Three Two Six good night

(no time) MAS 370
Night One Three Two Six Malaysian Three Seven Zero


LUMPUR RADAR (AREA)

12:46:51 MAS 370
Lumpur Control Malaysian Three Seven Zero

12:46:51 ATC
Malaysian Three Seven Zero Lumpur radar Good Morning climb flight level two five zero

12:46:54 MAS370
Morning level two five zero Malaysian Three Seven Zero

12:50:06 ATC
Malaysian Three Seven Zero climb flight level three five zero

12:50:09 MAS370
Flight level three five zero Malaysian Three Seven Zero

01:01:14 MAS370
Malaysian Three Seven Zero maintaining level three five zero

01:01:19 ATC
Malaysian Three Seven Zero

01:07:55 MAS370
Malaysian...Three Seven Zero maintaining level three five zero

01:08:00 ATC
Malaysian Three Seven Zero

01:19:24 ATC
Malaysian Three Seven Zero contact Ho Chi Minh 120 decimal 9 Good Night

01:19:29 MAS370
Good Night Malaysian Three Seven Zero

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  Reply # 1017446 2-Apr-2014 18:49
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shows how inaccurate the reports were, nowhere does the transcript say " OK, Goodnight"



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  Reply # 1017454 2-Apr-2014 19:01
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turnin: shows how inaccurate the reports were, nowhere does the transcript say " OK, Goodnight"




I love the irony.... Nowhere was it ever said that the last words were "OK, Goodnight". laughing lol

So easy to make a mistake....


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  Reply # 1017458 2-Apr-2014 19:06
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my apologies, the last words as reported by almost all media outlets were "allright, goodnight" not "ok goodnight", but the transcript does not say that either :) 

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frankv:
turnin: shows how inaccurate the reports were, nowhere does the transcript say " OK, Goodnight"




I love the irony.... Nowhere was it ever said that the last words were "OK, Goodnight". laughing lol

So easy to make a mistake....



turnin wasn't in charge of finding 239 sons, sisters, bothers, mothers, fathers, daughters. it's ok to make a mistake if hundreds of lives are not affected by it.

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  Reply # 1017547 2-Apr-2014 21:51
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Tripper1000:  However, it seems extremely likely this disaster was caused by human intervention, and highly unlikely that it was a technical malfunction.


Spoken like a true engineer. wink

As a pilot I'd plump for a technical malfunction, but I don't think we can rule out any other possibilities.

Just as the initial information on the last radio call has been shown to be grossly inaccurate, how inaccurate is any of the other information we've been given?

I have yet to see any conclusive evidence that it had to be human interference that caused the transponder to stop working.

There were initially claims that because the transponder and ACARS stopped at different times there had to be human interference. When in fact it now appears that there was an ACARS transmission prior to the transponder stopping transmission, but the next ACARS transmission scheduled at a time after the transponder stopped was never received. They don't actually know when the ACARS became disabled. All they know it was at some time between the two scheduled transmissions. It might have been the same time as the transponder and failed for the same reason.




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  Reply # 1017611 3-Apr-2014 07:02
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frankv:
wasabi2k: I personally think speculation on the cause of the crash and the character assassination of the captain with NO HARD FACTS is absolutely disgusting.


I'm not sure... was that aimed at my suggestion that the captain might be gay?



Sorry late to reply - not at all. Was relating to the numerous articles in papers/online and on TV painting the guy as a mental wreck who obviously commited suicide by crashing the plane, killing everyone on board. Based on a friend of his saying he was not 100%.

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  Reply # 1017640 3-Apr-2014 08:40
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I hear in the news this morning that the FBI haven't been able to find anything suspicious with the pilot or copilot or the pilot's personal flight simulator.  So back to square one and they still haven't found anything in the water ..




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  Reply # 1017712 3-Apr-2014 10:33
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Personally I find it disturbing that not much information has been released about the sources and potential quality of the evidence basing the sequence of events and the selected search area.

I can see why many of the relatives are very upset about it. In that position I would want everything to be available in maximum detail to give as many experts as possible the best chance of picking out any missed detail.

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