Having not followed this story until recently, I decided to see what the official version said regarding the flight and plane.
Relatives of the passengers have stated that they tried ringing cell phones, and heard the ring tone, but received no answer. Cell phones on the
ground could not have communicated to cell phones on the plane. Out in the ocean there are no cell phone masts or relay stations. The plane itself did
not have a cell phone base station for inflight cell phone contact. Relatives on the ground may have tried to call relatives on the plane, but the
signals would never have reached the plane, the ringing tone heard would have been made by relay stations on the ground.
For me, as things stand, the real interesting focus is the pilot and co-pilot, but more the pilot captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah as he was having serious
personal problems, having recently separated from his wife (she had left him), and he had been convicted of sodomy. So, he was having severe
psychological problems, as the separation from his wife had hit him hard.
The co-pilot should not be of prime concern as his last message occurred just after the ACARS system was shut off. He knew nothing of anything being
out of the ordinary at that point. However, it is possible that once Shah had made his mind up what he intended to do, and began to fully execute his
plan, he and the co-pilot fought in the cockpit, the older man winning the battle, probably by severely disabling or killing his co-pilot. Apparently,
the radar data showed the plane to have descended and ascended altitude a couple times. Seeing as there was no distress communications, something must
have been occurring in the cockpit?
Once he had full control of the plane, Shah flew a random non-intentional flight path for a number of hours, possibly on auto-pilot, but having
disabled all communication systems. I just think he reprogrammed the flight path randomly out into the Indian ocean and sat there until the fuel ran
out, or so low that the plane would not have made land in any direction?
All this is speculation, of course. If Shah wanted to kill himself I don't understand why he didn't do so while on land? To kill 238 other people
along with yourself is to make a statement about something. This wasn't a 'terror' attack, it was more akin to a gun rampage, except he used the
closed confines of a plane to do his damage. The radar data definitely indicates purposeful intent regarding the turning off of communication systems,
and the continued flight for several hours more. I doubt the two pilots were in collusion as they were both assigned to the flight separately and
without request to each other, so in order for the plane to be diverted off its original flight path, one of the pilots had to over come the other to
make it happen.
So, in my view, there are only two possible reasons why the flight has disappeared the way it has, and they are, deliberate human action, or
mechanical or systems failure. Data does not indicate mechanical or systems failure. If Shah did destroy the plane as a means to end his own life, and
the incidental lives of his fellow crew and passengers, the Malay government and airline will not admit to one of their pilots becoming so
psychologically and emotionally disturbed that he deliberately crashed the plane he was piloting to end his own life, and that of 238 others. To do so
would be to allow severe consequences against both the Malay government and airline, and possibly other airlines around the world.
4/4/14 by elysiumfire because: (no reason given)