This post is sort of a compilation of ideas I have:
1. If the plane was indeed hijacked and the purpose of doing so was to make it immediately crash - then why fly for several hours before crashing? IMO
the plane was likely going somewhere so that its passengers or the aircraft itself could be used for other purposes, like flying it into a building,
or taking hostages.
2. Obviously it either crashed or landed. Perhaps if it were a terrorist attack then it did not complete its mission thus those responsible are not
claiming responsibility. Or elements of the crew did it and have claimed responsibility (i.e. a note) and the Malaysia government isn't being
forthcoming. Perhaps that explains the communication problems that Malaysian government has been criticized of.
3. Australia has JORN
which should have been able to detect the aircraft if
it approached mainland Australia. There are other radar networks too. I mean I would hope my own defense force would be able to detect something like
that and if they did detect it, be forthcoming enough to acknowledge that. So I doubt it landed or crashed in Australia or very close to it.
4. 777 has a max certified altitude of about 43,100 feet. Above that either the plane either climbs very slowly, the cabin pressure reaches a too high
altitude that's not comfortable for passengers, or the margin between stall and overspeed becomes too small. I don't think it's impossible for the
plane to fly at 45,000 feet but the real question is why would you try? I think it's equally as likely that the 45,000 figure was reported because
it's a more round number than 43,000 feet or the plane at 45,000 feet was unrelated and misidentified as being MH370.
Also jet aircraft usually have an optimum altitude to fly at for best efficiency, usually this only reaches the max certified altitude if they're very
light (i.e. low payload, low on fuel).
5. Perhaps the situation is ongoing and the details have not been divulged by the Malaysian government. Or it's a coverup involving Malaysian
government. Again, perhaps this explains the communication problems that Malaysian government has been criticized of.
6. I like the idea of aircraft sending position updates to a satellite, that cannot be turned off, so that finding the aircraft can occur much more
quickly. AF447 was also difficult to find. Future aircraft should incorporate this IMO.
7. I saw rumors that the plane purposefully flew a route that avoided detection. This would probably need a lot of planning perhaps with some help by
e.g. an intelligence service, but it might also be possible for a very determined individual to achieve (there are maps online that show SAM positions
all around the world).
8. Perhaps defense forces in the region are reluctant to give out their capabilities by saying they did or did not track the jet. Also if it did
indeed crash into land, it would probably be an embarrassment to the nation that it crashed in if they didn't tell the world immediately. It would be
mean that they cannot defend, control, or even track their own airspace. For this reason I think it's more likely that the plane crashed into the sea
for whatever reason, maybe unable to complete its nefarious mission? I don't think a pilot would deliberately fly for hours only to purposefully crash
into the sea...
This is still a complete mystery... the only thing that is likely was that it was hijacked and flew for several hours. Thoughts?
16/3/14 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)