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reply to post by fullofmoxie
You wouldn't need to do that and have it as a transponder but it would be a good idea to have a panic button, although the aviation industry is huge and you can install a secret button and tell every hostess about it in the world and not expect it to get out and once it's out there always going to be a way to disable it.
ANY airline can have a pilot snap.
U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials are focusing on the possibility that at least one of the Malaysia Airlines pilots is responsible for the disappearance of flight MH 370 after new information revealed the plane performed "tactical evasion maneuvers" after it disappeared from radar, two senior law enforcement officials told ABC News today.
U.S. authorities believe only a person with extensive flight or engineering experience could have executed the maneuvers. They also are suspicious of what appeared to be attempts to evade radar.
Screw explaining the remote controlled part...
I'm still waiting to hear how reliable information, the likes of complicated mathematics and schematics, can somehow be revealed through water-boarding.
What makes you think its that kind of information they are after?
reply to post by jazz10
What was the point of including the part about fly by wire? Instead of having wires connecting to the control surfaces from the cockpit they send an electrical signal to make it easier on the pilot.