I have read a lot about the AF447 flight that has dissapeared, and posted these questions on another AF447 thread. I am however, going to post here
and see if we can get some answers for them, or even provoke thoughts about this event.
1) There have been a number of reports suggesting that the plane vanished from radar, and that only after the pilots didn't report entry into
Sengalese airspace was the alarm raised. This stinks!!!
In the early 80's I recall clearly that a PanAm flight blown up over the UK (Lockerbie) was monitored by a number of tracking stations. As soon as
the single radar blip turned into three or four blips (then many) the alarm was raised and actions taken to establish the status of the plane, etc. As
such, why is it that there seems to have been an obvious delay of action in this case?
2) The reporters jumped at the chance of telling us all that the plane had entered into bad weather. As a regular flier, I know that pilots fly around
storms if they can, especially tropical storms. However, only after numerous pilots have come forward stating that there were no storms in the area
have the media backtracked and now say that there were no storms. Yet no mention of why they initially reported storms has come to light. Why?
3) Given the last two points, are we as ATS 'investigators' asking these questions of the media in our local areas? If not WHY NOT?
4) One thing that strikes me as odd are the numbers of German nationals on board the craft. I can give no reasonable explanation of why this strikes
me as odd, but it does. I would have thought most Germans on their way home would have booked with a German airline, or at least one that flies
direct... any one else feel that this is an odd number of nationals? Perhaps it's just me...
5) If (and it's a big 'if), this plane had been blown out of the sky it would have been tracked on radar as the pieces fell. As I mentioned above
with the PanAm flight, the radar monitored the wings, cockpit section, tail section and parts of the fuselage as they fell out of the sky. Radar
operators could work out where and when the parts would fall, and could alert emergency services. As I recall this is one of the reasons emergency
services could respond so quickly to that particularly terrible disaster. So, why is is that the radar operators responsible for watching this
aircraft cannot give us reliable information about where and when this plane went down... if it did?
6) When a plane leaves one airspace for another the radar controlers 'hand over' the aircraft. There is acknowledgement with the pilots and radar
operators that this hand over has taken place. There are tapes and records of these events for every aircraft on the planet... Can any of our fellow
ATS people get these tapes? Or has anyone bothered to ask their local media to get these tapes?
7) People have mentioned that the lady from Whitby, North Yorkshire, (nor far from where I live) is deluded when she says her husbands mobile phone is
still ringing. I say she isn't. Why? Simple, when you ring a mobile phone (registered) in the UK it rings.... then after six rings it goes through to
an answerphone of sorts. If the phone is off, they ALL go through to an answerphone without ever ringing. If the phone has just gone out of range,
then there is a long delay before it goes through to an answerphone, but never rings. So, that mans phone has either been left in Brazil by mistake,
or his belongings are not at the bottom of the sea as is being claimed. Further, for those of you suggesting that a mobile phone could make a call
from an aircraft... try it. I have. Once the plane starts to move at flight speed, all signal is lost - even if close the ground, because the phone
cannot connect to a signal mast quickly enough before it is out of range... why has this lead not been followed up? We need to try and get in touch
with this lady and find someone to triangulate the mobile phones' position... that would give us many many clues to work with. Do we know anyone that
can do this?
8) In 2005 Channel 4 (in the UK) played a massive prank on some unwitting contestants. In a show called Space Cadets Channel 4 convinced a group of
Brits they were being taken to a secret base in Russia and trained for life in space, in order to actually go up into space too, and become the first
space tourists. This was back in 2005. news.bbc.co.uk...
The initial part of the hoax, was to load the contestants
onto a cargo plane and "fly them to Russia". What actuall happened was that the plane flew out over the North Sea and flew around an elaborate
flight path before coming back to land in the UK again... however the passengers on the plane were convinced that they had landed in Russia.... With
all of the "important" passengers on this plane, could this have been one of those situations where the plane "dissapears" when in reality it has
landed safely somewhere....?
These are some of my questions...
If anyone can answer any of these questions, I would love to see responses. Or if anyone else has sensible questions to ask, then please post them
This should not be the place for wild theories (unless there is some evidence to back up the theory). Thanks!