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Old 03-18-2014, 05:15 PM   #121
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This also sounds the most plausible to me...electrical fire and pilot diversion to the nearest suitable airfield. The terrorist/pilot intrigue theories don't seem to have any supporting links based on all the investigations so far.
I don't see the terrorist theory as why would the terrorists want to make the event anonymous instead of go for a big scene.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:18 PM   #122
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I saw that article. My first reaction was to laugh, but after thinking about it I decided that Courtney Love's opinion is neither better nor worse than anybody contributing to this thread. We can make speculative guesses that turn out to be wrong and nobody notices, but she bears the burden of her fame, so everybody hears about her mistakes and makes fun.
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Gee I just wrote a quick rebuttal was denied posting rights.

Take two.

The startlingly simple solution has a few problems.

1. The timeline for transponders going offline has been revised back to post last voice comm.

2. Going to 45000 has benefits to hija*kers etc. At that altitude a depressurization via whatever method instantly renders any cabin crew or passanger meddling impossible.

3. Setting course to a large unobstructed commercial airport give the apperance of emergency response by the aircrew.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:44 PM   #124
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Take two.

The startlingly simple solution has a few problems.

1. The timeline for transponders going offline has been revised back to post last voice comm.

2. Going to 45000 has benefits to hija*kers etc. At that altitude a depressurization via whatever method instantly renders any cabin crew or passanger meddling impossible.

3. Setting course to alarge unobstructed commercial airport give the apperance of emergency response by the aircrew.
IMHO the only thing this startlingly simple solution has going for it is the improbability of the alternatives. It requires a fire so catastrophic as to disable all communication equipment and probably render the passengers and crew unconscious or dead, yet so harmless that it allowed the plane to continue flying on autopilot for another seven hours or so. What kind of fire selectively damages only communication equipment but not the plane's flying capability? It makes no sense to me, but I acknowledge the attractiveness of the proposal in view of the difficulty in believing the alternatives.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:53 PM   #125
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:43 AM   #126
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MH370 disappearance: Chris Goodfellow's theory about a fire and Langkawi is wrong.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:51 PM   #127
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I'm going to wait and see what Madonna says.
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There must be some clearvoyants left who James Randi has not humiliated debunked yet. A fine opportunity to prove the sceptics wrong.
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Australians are reporting they found satellite images of "reasonable" objects in their search area. They caution the objects may not be related to the plane.
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One think I feel confident in predicting is that one year from now at least of the "facts" (e.g. Satellite pings, pre programmed turn, crew or passengers background, last report radar postion etc.) that we know now will turn out to be completely inaccurate.

I don't have a clue as to which fact will be wrong. Which means I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the fire scenarios as not conforming to the facts, cause I don't believe we know them.
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One think I feel confident in predicting is that one year from now at least of the "facts" (e.g. Satellite pings, pre programmed turn, crew or passengers background, last report radar postion etc.) that we know now will turn out to be completely inaccurate.

I don't have a clue as to which fact will be wrong. Which means I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the fire scenarios as not conforming to the facts, cause I don't believe we know them.
+1. I still think the biggest mystery is why the passengers let this flight continue for more than 7 hrs without trying to take control. Or, maybe in the end they did.
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Assuming there was no apparent disruption in the cockpit, I doubt many of the passengers at o dark thirty in the morning would notice a turn, especially if the pilot said they would be making some turns to avoid weather. At night, I doubt if there was a passenger on board that could have figured out which way the plane was headed. That coupled with an announcement that 'we are encountering extreamly high head winds and our arrival will be approximately XX:XX for those with connecting reservations there will be a gate attendant to assist you.' A little grumbling, mostly 'what did he say' and then back to sleep or the movie. I doubt even the cabin crew would react.
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Not so sure. Out of 200+ people there will no doubt be one who tracks the plane speed and location via cell phone gps. My cell phone gps still works in airplane mode and I have tracked the plane speed and location on many flights...just have to hold the phone near the window.
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My first reaction would be. 'Well this certainly isn't working!', but you have a point. There might have been an insomniac on board that would stay up and try to watch their cell. Anything is possible.
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A lot of these flights also have personal displays where you can track the flight. It might be that these suddenly stopped working, and most likely did, but I think that would lead to more questions or trying to get this info in another way.

I wonder if the compass app would work?
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+1. I still think the biggest mystery is why the passengers let this flight continue for more than 7 hrs without trying to take control. Or, maybe in the end they did.
How would the passengers try to take control?
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I highly doubt if cell phones were working while whatever were going on. Otherwise, we'd known about them. Either there were no cell towers nearby or whatever happened in the plane disabled cell phone activities.
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When I was flying back from Frankfurt a few weeks ago on a 777 like this, I had a screen in the seat back in front of me that I set to track the plane. I wonder if this feature was on this aircraft? if it was, I would bet at least a few passengers would be doing what I was and watching the flight progress.
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