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Will anyone be surprised if they turn up in North Korea?
Well then why did you argue the point with me in the other thread, claiming it would be impossible for them to get to Nanming unseen? It seems you changed your opinion on that subject. You still have not explained anything about what you feel might have happened other than it had a catastrophic failure and now it flew for four more hours and no one knows where because it takes time to look at radar records. Very good.
reply to post by Bilk22
Am I typing in a foreign language or something here?
Let me make it bigger to be sure.
I NEVER SAID IT WOULDN'T BE SEEN ON RADAR IF IT KEPT FLYING. Is that clear enough?
Identifying it would take time. There was no way to identify the flight in real time but when the investigators went back and looked they could eventually identify it based on where it came from, altitude, speed, etc.
We know there was a total electrical failure? Since when? There are a number of reasons to lose the transponder without losing power.edit on 3/13/2014 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
Yeah the plane flew to China as intended and as the flight plan was filed with all concerned. It just never made it to Beijing. It's why the radar was and still is a non-issue.
reply to post by Bilk22
Now I have to believe you are either being deliberately obtuse or trolling.
Plane flew to China.
WHEN THEY GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE RADAR DATA they will see a plane with no transponder coming from the area this one went missing in.
I never once said that it would not be seen on radar either time.
As for autopilot pilots have said that about it for years.
reply to post by OpinionatedB
For sure, but then what do you do with the civillians on board? You would have to dispose of them because you wouldnt be able to let them go if that happened. Plus how would you control all the passengers?
And say the US or someone did just want the aircraft for another use, they could concievably have taken it to Car Nikobar or somewhere. But in that event the pilots would have to be in on it for the plan to work. There are a lot of things that seem to point to the possibility it was nicked.
I still think it crashed tho tbh