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MH370 captain 'deliberately evaded radar' during final moments of doomed flight

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posted on May, 15 2018 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I'm not fond of any of the popular theories about this wreck (they all seem too fantastical), and my gut instinct is that some type of mechanical malfunction led to the catastrophe.

I don't know much about the Triple Seven except that it's actually very very safe and I'm assuming it sets the standards for modern passenger aviation.

I probably would rather fly on a Dreamliner but the 777X-9 coming out next year looks really cool and the X series supposedly incorporated 787 tech so it should be the best big passenger experience yet.




posted on May, 15 2018 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

It's got some really interesting tech on it. I can't wait to see if they can hit the numbers they're aiming for. The new engine is so big that when they hung it on the 747 for testing they had to angle the intake 6 degrees. I got pictures of the 747 testing it near Edwards. It's a monster engine.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

What is that the General Electric GE9X ?



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

Yes. They went from a 124 or 128 inch fan to a 134 inch fan.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Omg the Progress D-18T engines on Antonov An-225 Mriya only have a 91.7 inch fan.

Wow I had no idea the GE9X was so unbelievably massive. Damn lol!!



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

I am amazed by this post...

Not in a good way at all either just so you know!

Are you aware of how ridiculously and inescapably contradictory the articles you're citing and the theory they posit are?

If one is intending to commit suicide as the pilot of an airliner, the absolute last thing you'd do is a soft ditch!

It literally makes no sense whatsoever and actually makes me orders of magnitude more suspicious about this whole incident.

You can try and say, well maybe he wanted to kill himself but not anyone else so he ditched the aircraft and intended for himself to be the only fatality.... You'd be a raging moron and have to assume that everyone you're talking to is even stupider if you actually expect anyone to believe you or those news stories though.

Seriously, take a step back and really think about the narrative you are attempting to promote in this thread!

People have every right and are very much correct to jump all over you for your posts up to this point considering that for someone who "doesn't believe in conspiracy theories".... You're actively trying to push an absolutely ridiculous one as the answer to the fate of MH370!

The narrative you're pushing frankly makes the interstellar wormhole theory look like something came up with by militant fundamentalist followers of the law of Parsimony.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny>>> This is like saying that now we know that the Titanic hit an iceberg and that's what sunk it. They knew from the get go that the pilot turned off the transponder, depressurized the cabin to kill the passengers( minus any accomplices he had on board) and then flew off in the direction of the island of Diego Garcia. He researched that islands runways and eye witnesses identified the jet flying low over the Maldives. Which is in that direction. The authorities DID hem and haw and speculate about the possibility of technical problems or equipment malfunctions or failure and then ran off on a wild goose chase in the opposite direction thus ending any possibility of finding the wreckage. Some wreckage did turn up which pointed to the likelihood of it going down, where? You guessed it, in the vicinity of Diego Garcia. Maybe they'll eventually reveal what or who was on board that plane that made it expendable and we can guess as to why it was brought down. My best theory is it was ditched in the ocean or shot down and destroyed possibly after the pilot and anyone else involved parachuted out. Hopefully he or they took a bullet to the head to clean up any loose ends.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

Maybe this weekend I'll be able to get my computer online and post the pics. It's impressive.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Dutchowl

The said to be sighting is at a time that may been after fuel ran out. If not, it was right as the plane was going down since the sat comm at 1:15 UTC (6:15 local sighting) didn't get a response. The believe is the crash happened near the 0:19 time which is almost an hour earlier, based on the sat comm data.

But who knows...



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Yes, that was an Egyptair flight, a 777, back in 2011. I recall reading about it at the time and followed up when the detailed reports came out.

Plane was on the tarmac in Cairo and cockpit crew were doing their final pre-flights. Fire started 1st officer's side and (fed by oxygen) spread quickly.

Thankfully plane wasn't already on runway or taking off. All passengers were evacuated safely, but damage to cockpit was extensive. Cockpit crew were unable to control the fire and the airport fire crews had to put it out.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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More pics at this other Link

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Guess they are blocking the image
New pic
edit on 5/16/2018 by roadgravel because: change pic



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: JustMike

Thanks. I remember the incident and I've got the pictures somewhere, but always forget the airline.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel
Thanks for finding the report and images. Been quite a while since I read up on it.


The discussion in the comments section there is also very telling.

a reply to: Zaphod58
I only remembered it because the cockpit fire scenario was discussed in one of the earlier MH370 threads a few years back.

One of the things that stuck in my mind from the initial news reports was that two of the Cairo airport's fire fighters suffered from smoke inhalation and had to be treated in hospital. (While fighting the fire on the ground, from outside the plane!) The cockpit crew basically had to scram out of there PDQ because it was so hot and the air was so toxic from all the smoke.

So if such an event happened in flight, then the plane could well have continued on its way if on autopilot, even if the captain and 1st officer had had to abandon the cockpit. Once the cockpit was holed it's conceivable the fire might have gone out, and as much of the tech gadgetry (computers etc) to fly the plane are below the cockpit floor they could have survived almost undamaged. In that case, the plane could have gone on its way, whether crew/pax were conscious or not.


edit on 16/5/18 by JustMike because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 17 2018 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: muzzleflash

Maybe this weekend I'll be able to get my computer online and post the pics. It's impressive.


Oh please do, I'd love to see them!
Lookin forward to it, oh and tag me so it'll notify my box so I'll find it. Thx!



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