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  # 1361097 8-Aug-2015 11:44
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joker97: That thing is as big as a multi storey building. And to test fly inside it? Oh ...


Virtual, not real. CAD to design it so everything fits well, less rework, and to test fly with a virtualisation model. I am sure they also connected some parts for the flight tests, but unsure now after Technofreaks comments, but it still rings a large bell. 

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  # 1361099 8-Aug-2015 11:45
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The flying inside a warehouse does ring a bell ... Just can't remember what program or what aircraft




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  # 1404146 12-Oct-2015 10:24
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It seems there may (possibly maybe) be a new development that would lead speculation down an entirely different path.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11527687

I have to say, it does sound a little bit Hollywood.





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  # 1404149 12-Oct-2015 10:34
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I think we need hard evidence and not a report of a report of a hear say. But if there is confirmation (and that would need 100% hard evidence), then it did crash in the South China Sea, and all the technology and data would be wrong!




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  # 1404175 12-Oct-2015 10:43
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Good lord - my uncle's best friend's dog's sister's owner's best friend told me they found the entire plane in Egypt!

And the pilot was still strapped in, but he was a skeleton.



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  # 1404189 12-Oct-2015 10:55
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wasabi2k: Good lord - my uncle's best friend's dog's sister's owner's best friend told me they found the entire plane in Egypt!

And the pilot was still strapped in, but he was a skeleton.


Haha.  It's the skeleton thing that gets me every time.  I'm constantly annoyed that these people who find amazing important stuff don't have a damn smartphone.  Who would pass up a skeleton selfie opportunity?





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  # 1404224 12-Oct-2015 11:32
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MAS colours are red and white, the most common airliner colours in the world. A genuine 777 crash site would not have a single pilot in his chair... there would be at least 2, and maybe 200 people strapped into their chairs. Getting close enough to see if the seatbelt was still fastened, you'd expect him to say there were hundreds of other bodies.

No doubt he's found some other aircraft. Maybe Flying Tiger Line Flight 739? Or a WW2 wreck site.


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  # 1404227 12-Oct-2015 11:36
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Also very unlikely even after a year that it would be a Skeleton, it would still have flesh I believe. 

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  # 1405350 14-Oct-2015 07:24
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Interesting that this report specifies the "communication gear in place on the pilot's head". Again, that suggests to me that this is NOT MH370. In a crash, I'd expect typical airliner headsets to come off the pilot's head. However, if they were part of a helmet structure, as in WW2, they would stay in place.

It's also vry interesting to see the variation in news reports based on the one original report. It seems that the reporter can add anything they like to the story as "fact", so long as they don't include it in quotation marks.




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  # 1511771 12-Mar-2016 09:45
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So they found more debris on Mozambique ... ! Sorry hard to link on my iPhone ... But two separate occasions, suspiciously from mh370 ...

And the air crash investigation report is on national geographic for a week now. Concluding a deliberate act. Unable to suggest who. Likely will never be solved.





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In this article John Nance offers a scrap of information that we haven't heard before; apparently the wreckage found so far is consistent with parts that would break off during a ditching. This raises the possibility of a scenario similar to the Ethiopian Airlines highjacking a number of years ago.


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alasta:

 

In this article John Nance offers a scrap of information that we haven't heard before; apparently the wreckage found so far is consistent with parts that would break off during a ditching. This raises the possibility of a scenario similar to the Ethiopian Airlines highjacking a number of years ago.

 

 

If it was a hijacking, then it's a very smart guy or group of guys who remember, completely took out the ACARS and the transponder at the same time, in one swift move, turned the plane and flew across the faces of the sleeping Malaysian Air Force, then aimed it at Antarctica and left it like that till it runs out of fuel. Hmm ... either a) completely mad people going an experiment b) hijacking gone wrong eg everyone in the locked cockpit ended up dead for some bizarre reason c) not hijacking by third party.

 

Of course, we do not know.





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 apparently the wreckage found so far is consistent with parts that would break off during a ditching. This raises the possibility of a scenario similar to the Ethiopian Airlines highjacking a number of years ago.

 

 

I disagree with John Nance, depsite him be vastly more qualified. In a controlled ditching, I would expect large parts of the aircraft to remain intact. I would say that an intact horizontal stabiliser would support that theory. However, these parts are relatively small, and I think would be more likely due to a midair breakup or an uncontrolled crash into the sea. Whilst the possibility of a controlled ditching always existed, and it's likely that some parts would get broken into small pieces, there's nothing so far to specifically support a ditching.

 

Let's not forget that the Ethiopian Airlines ditching was (sensibly) done close to an island. One wonders why anyone would choose to ditch in the remotest part of the South Indian Ocean. And if was a ditching where they didn't get to choose the location, they can scarcely be said to be in control of the aircraft. In which case it's more realistic to label it as a crash into the sea.

 

 

 

 


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