posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 08:41 PM
What worries me about this case is the pilot's relative inexperience in night flying. Sunset in this part of the world in late June is about 1920h
local time, so by about 2000h, it would have been well and truly dark (remember that there is no twilight to speak of in the tropics). Pilot
disorientation at night is common, particularly if the flier lacks experience and the plane lacks navigational aids.
It's quite possible that what the pilot saw wasn't where he thought it was - for example, it may have been on the surface of the ocean. The
transcript offers some tantalising clues, but is inconclusive, and the absence of wreckage gives us nothing further to go on: for example, it may have
shown that the aircraft entered the sea nose first or in an inverted attitude, which would have been strongly suggestive of disorientation.
The incident can be reasonably accounted for by known as opposed to unknown phenomena... but of course we'll probably never know what happened that