reply to post by nixie_nox
Welcome to ATS-everything is a government conspiracy-and if you disagree you are part of the conspiracy as well.
The missile theory was discounted early because of lack of evidence.
Even if a missile could catch the aircraft 18 miles downrange, going 300mph, accelerating above 13,700 feet at a nine degree arc it would have to be
the heat seeking type that disables one engine. The pilots would have time to feel the hit-as they did in the KAL flight when the pilot ask 'what was
that' and it took more than 90 seconds to impact the ocean. Also, as soon as the engine stopped it's rotation both the stall warning and the power
chimes-which are very loud-would be heard both by the FDR and CVR and that didn't happen.
Practically all contact explosive projectiles use a small explosive to fire the main charge. This is a combination of aluminum power and potassium
nitrate which leaves easy to find traces behind. Not a single trace of any explosive was found either on the recovered plane or the recovered
Perhaps the best evidence is the recovered engine fans that were all bent instead of broken. The plunge downward would have bent the fan
blades-however a heat seeking missile they would be completely destroyed. It is a fact that nothing hit the engines until impact.
Odd unknown stuff
I am still at a loss to explain how the plane broke apart at 13,700ft and climbing then waited 24 seconds at an altitude of 9,000ft to explode.
The strange dialogue between the pilots and controllers on the ground that the order to fly to 13,000 ft was countered to 15,000 ft-then quickly
ordered back down to 13,000ft. That makes no sense whatsoever. Like they were trying to avoid something.
A Navy P-3, an anti submarine interceptor aircraft, which has no air to air capabilities, was at 19,000 feet and due southwest of the flight path. Had
the flight went on and climbed to it's next altitude assignment they would have been dangerously close. The explanation that the craft was-on an
unplanned basic training flight-looks hollow.
Of the 159 bodies recovered 8 died of drowning. The explosion and the rapid decompression combined with the rushing headwind of over 300mph should
have killed all the passengers in seconds. That didn't happen.
Shrapnel was found in some of the bodies in the forward cabin and first class seating. This part was not exploded and in the rear of the aircraft were
projectiles that penetrated deep into the muscle.
At 8:39.05 the pilots confirmed the change of altitude by going to 'one five thousand out of one three thousand' Then the plane blew up. No waring
chimes or distress from the flight crew-and not a single thing from the FDR or the CVR.
Obliviously, the odd dialogue in the final 15 seconds of the Airplanes life could explain a lot. Everyone else, including myself, came up with
The center fuel tank exploding is current with the evidence however just saying a 'spark' caused it is , for the most part, fancy guesswork.