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originally posted by: takers888
a reply to: Leonidas
I've explained it in my original post. To recovery huge losses for the Airline company.
You debunkers are all the same with your vague question and no research strategy.
A pilot on board the missing AirAsia plane was denied a request to increase altitude to avoid storm clouds minutes before the jet disappeared, it emerged today.
In the last communication with air traffic control six minutes before it vanished off radar, one of the pilots asked permission to turn left and climb from 32,000ft to 38,000ft due to the adverse weather.
However, the request could not immediately be granted because another plane was in the airspace at 34,000ft, said Bambang Tjahjono, director of the state-owned company in charge of air-traffic control.
By the time clearance could be given, Flight 8501 had disappeared, he added.
Aviation experts have speculated that the flight may have encountered 'black storm cells' which caused a build-up of ice on airspeed senors known as pitot tubes.
A similar scenario was blamed for the Air France disaster when Flight AF447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 while en route from Rio De Janeiro to Paris.
Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas spoke to several check captains and believes the pilot of QZ8501 encountered difficult weather conditions but flew too slow in his efforts to avoid it.
'The QZ8501 was flying too slow, about 100 knots which is about 160 km/h too slow. At that altitude that's exceedingly dangerous,' Mr Thomas said.
'Pilots believe that the crew, in trying to avoid the thunderstorm by climbing, somehow have found themselves flying too slow and thus induced an aerodynamic stall similar to the circumstances of the loss of Air France AF447 to crash in 2009.'
'I have a radar plot which shows him at 36,000 feet and climbing at a speed of 353 knots, which is approximately 100 knots too slow ... if the radar return is correct, he appears to be going too slow for the altitude he is flying at,' Mr Thomas said.
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... le-set-resume-light.html#ixzz3NINz4xYG
And good publicity from bad publicty? Well that's a helleva gamble to take, many companies have failed for far less.
AirAsia Group Ceo Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes (L) and Ambassador Alfredo Yao ZestAirways Inc. President and CEO embrace after the signing of Zest Airways and Philippines’ AirAsia’s alliance agreement in Manila on March 11, 2013. The Philippine unit of regional budget airline leader AirAsia announced on March 11 it had acquired 49 percent of local carrier Zest Airways, allowing it to fly out of the nation’s capital. (JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes is the chief executive officer for AirAsia and this past week his investment vehicle Tune Group Sdn Bhd sold a total of 944,800 shares in Tune Insurance Holdings Bhd.
According to The Malaysia Insider:
According to a filing with Bursa Malaysia, some 850,000 shares were sold on December 22 and an additional 94,800 shares the day after. All shares were sold at RM1.60 each.
Did Fernandes know his company stock was about to take a hit? The timing is suspicious.
If so, it indicates knowledge of an impending attack on AirAsia.
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: WideOpenSpace
There are variables regarding flying speed.
Factors to consider are weather and altitude.
Experts are saying that given the adverse weather conditions, storm, high winds, possible updraughts etc at 34000ft and climbing at 353 knots was 100 knots too slow.
originally posted by: takers888
Forgot to add the insurance pay out that's going to be worth millions.