What the HECK really happened to MH370?

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What the HECK really happened to MH370?

Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:18 pm

I've been following this story with great interest.

I've got no vested interest in this other than just pure curiosity.

Started following the story when it first broke. I was in Asia at the time.

My guess is there is a massive cover-up. Nefarious reasons I think brought this plane down. Hope I'm proven wrong, but to me it looks that way.

Another reason why I don't fly airlines not deemed to be in the top five in the world.
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Postby JoDa » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:37 pm

I've read some stuff from actual pilots that seems to make sense. It boils down to they programmed in emergency landing coordinates, an emergency happened, and while they had time to "pull the plugs" and take first-response actions (increasing altitude to squelch the fire with lack of oxygen, suggesting an electrical fire), everyone was knocked out from fumes shortly thereafter and the plane drifted until it ran out of fuel. It *could* be nefarious, but where were they going that would have sent them to such a desolate place, and why hasn't anyone claimed responsibility? Terrorists want us to be *SCARED,* but it's hard to fear them if we don't know they *did* something, right? Malaysian Airlines isn't exactly a fly-by-night operation, and while I think the Malaysian government has botched their press seriously, everyone who has made a statement so far has nothing to gain and everything to lose. If anything, there *might* be a cover-up in how well they did maintenance, but since their planes were inspected in other countries (since they're an international airline), I hardly think they could get away with *major* neglect. Until something else comes up, I'm chalking this up to a 777 *finally* failing...which is still pretty impressive given how long and how much they've been flying without a single incident.
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Postby sakhalin » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:00 am

Aliens.

But really, I have no idea. The Malaysian Government keeps changing the story over and over again. They might be hiding something. At first they said the plane may have turned around according to the military radar (and WHY didn't the military scramble fighter jets to that location?), and then they said they went "JK, the media doesn't know what we're talking about!!". Then a satellite company said it tracked the plane at a certain position, and the Malaysian Government once again said "yeah, the plane did turn around according to OUR military radar". Geez...and now Malaysia has said that the last words from the cockpit were "Goodnight Malaysian 370" instead of "All right, good night". If they want to cover something up, at least do it right and be discreet about it. I was hoping the flight was hijacked somewhere so there was a CHANCE that the 239 people on board survived, but it's probably at the bottom of the ocean somewhere. And we may never know why it went down/turned around/disappeared.
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Postby JoDa » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:19 am

The sign off is the one odd thing for me. I fly United a lot and listen to Channel 9 (ATC) when they turn it on because the drone knocks me out. I've heard A LOT of communications from the cockpit, and both of those possible last transmissions sound odd to me. A standard one would be "Malaysian 370 heavy (ed. note, they still would have been "heavy" (i.e., laden with fuel to the point that an emergency landing would have required special consideration as to runway length) at this point in the flight), heading X, contact with Vietnam ATC in Y minutes, thank you, good night." But, still, who are we supposed to be scared of if this was terrorism? Someone would have taken responsibility, even if they botched it, at this point. Something went terribly wrong, but I'm blaming the specific plane unless and until someone can prove otherwise. There were two experienced pilots at the helm (one with MH for nearly as long as I've been ALIVE) and NO attempts at mayday or even calls from passengers. I hope we get our hands on the black (orange) boxes to settle what really went down...
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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:31 am

I hope so too. Closure of any kind is what this story needs.

IF it was aircraft failure, the world needs to know so mitigating actions can be taken to prevent this from happening again.
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Postby darkguy2 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:53 am

Like others have said it was most likely a electrical fire. That is what most of the pilots I have talked to have believed happened. They most likely tried to make it to the closest air port but they ran out of oxygen before they got there and were overcome by the smoke. Usually the simplest answer is the right one. Another sad realization from this is all of the trash that we are finding that we keep thinking is the plane. This stuff does not go away on its own and is poisoning the ocean and everything in it, including the food we eat from it.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:50 am

Who knows. At first I thought maybe a government had people on board they wanted to get rid of so they had a little "accident" (such as shooting it down by "mistake") but really who knows.


I'm just surprised our government hasn't pointed to this as an example of why we need to lose the rest of what's left of our rights for "security purposes" but I'm sure that can't be far off. It's very tragic in any case.

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Postby amexguy321 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:10 am

Accidents always happen, but I do think that there is some type of cover up involved by the Malaysian Government. It would ease everyone's mind if the real reason was to be released.

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I think you may be going overboard with with the top5 airlines. According to SKYTRAX, Malaysia in included in the 5star rated airlines.
http://www.airlinequality.com/StarRanking/5star.htm
I usually stick to any of the airlines that either in the Star or One World Alliance. All of these airlines provide great service and safety standards. Usually I fly Lufthansa or United. Fingers crossed all will be well in the future, the next car accident may be just around the corner....

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Postby cashback » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:18 am

JoDa wrote: A standard one would be "Malaysian 370 heavy (ed. note, they still would have been "heavy" (i.e., laden with fuel to the point that an emergency landing would have required special consideration as to runway length) at this point in the flight), heading X, contact with Vietnam ATC in Y minutes, thank you, good night." .


The word heavy has nothing to do with the aircraft's current weight. A completely empty 777 would still be considered a heavy.
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Postby Dr.Mark » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:28 am

My idea is that they were probably heading towards some kind of building (kinda 9/11) and they've just been "brought" down. We will probably never know.
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