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(Huffington Post UK)   Forget about all those crazy theories of what happened to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, this student knows what happened   (huffingtonpost.co.uk) divider line 181
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2014-03-13 05:42:36 PM
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They probably could've picked a better photo than one that makes him look like he's one of America's Most Wanted.
 
2014-03-13 05:54:42 PM
And he's quite probably correct.
 
2014-03-13 06:07:00 PM
It's an interesting theory, and it seems to fit the facts.

I'd be interested to know if the decompression he describes would also disable the transponders. That is the part of this I find most baffling.
 
2014-03-13 06:08:50 PM
Is the unlikely tag lost at sea, too?
 
2014-03-13 06:10:35 PM
It seems pretty clear that the plane was hijacked/not hijacked blew up/didn't blow up crashed immediately/flew for several hours before coming to rest in the South China Sea/Malacca Strait/Indian Ocean where the crew and passengers were eaten by Langoliers/abducted by aliens/sold into slavery by the Chinese.
 
2014-03-13 06:12:47 PM

gilgigamesh: I'd be interested to know if the decompression he describes would also disable the transponders.


I don't see how.
 
2014-03-13 06:22:57 PM
So he's just saying "If he did it."
 
2014-03-13 06:24:18 PM
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2014-03-13 06:30:43 PM
I don't see how this explains the engines being on for 4 hours after communication was lost.
 
2014-03-13 06:35:56 PM
NBC News is saying radar picked up a u-turn. So much for this theory.
 
2014-03-13 06:44:34 PM

Triumph: NBC News is saying radar picked up a u-turn. So much for this theory.


Crew could've been trying to turn in reaction to some issue they had and then the decompression happened or was happening as they turned. The thing with this theory is, it's perfectly reasonable and doesn't require any sort of crazy circumstances.
 
2014-03-13 06:50:42 PM
Ah yes, the Payne Stewart Theory.  I suppose that's possible, but nowhere near as fun as just assuming it was aliens.
 
2014-03-13 06:52:23 PM
I figure it was an explosive decompression that caused them to pass out.  The satellite images of debris are of sections of the plane that fell off.  Eventually the plane ran out of fuel and crashed.  The large gaping holes caused the plane to sink immediately.

100 years from now they'll be crustaceans sailing with Davy Jones
 
2014-03-13 06:53:32 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I don't see how this explains the engines being on for 4 hours after communication was lost.


Autopilot?
 
2014-03-13 06:53:41 PM

WhyteRaven74: Triumph: NBC News is saying radar picked up a u-turn. So much for this theory.

Crew could've been trying to turn in reaction to some issue they had and then the decompression happened or was happening as they turned. The thing with this theory is, it's perfectly reasonable and doesn't require any sort of crazy circumstances.


Except that to subsequently disappear from radar, the aircraft would have to descend to low altitude. And then fly on for four hours.
 
2014-03-13 06:53:57 PM
Aude also has an explanation for the ringing phones, saying: "If the plane flew over or near land, then cellular connectivity is still possible."

What ringing phones? This is the first I've heard of that. And how high do cell towers reach?
 
2014-03-13 06:54:20 PM
This happened to a Greek airliner that crashed into a mountain, if I recall correctly.  Some of the pressurization switches on the flight deck was switched off during line maintenance on the ground.  When the plane reached cruising altitude, the crew and passengers experienced hypoxia and the plane flew straight into the side of a mountain.

As of right now, that's as good as any explanation.  My question is, though... why wasn't the aircraft picked up on any other passive radar systems if it just kept flying straight
 
2014-03-13 06:54:21 PM
College kid hits the target before the experts?

Now that's a theory I like.
 
2014-03-13 06:54:40 PM
There's absolutely nothing amazing about this theory, such situations have occurred before, although with much smaller private aircraft.  There was a famous case several years back with a professional golfer in a private jet, it was tracked flying across a good portion of the continental US before it finally ran out of fuel and crashed in a field.  It was actually followed by the Air Force for a while who were considering downing it if it approached a populated area.

Now the question is could this happen on a commercial airliner without alarms going off and the crew being able to respond in some manner?  Oh well, this comp-sci student seems to know better than everyone else that these pilots didn't have the appropriate training.  I guess his interest in the area and considering he almost pursued this career makes him an expert.

Really, why does anyone think that a theory thrown out by some random kid on tumblr is newsworthy?
 
2014-03-13 06:54:40 PM
Putin payed off the lizard people to open a wormhole to disappear the plane in an effort to draw attention away from his impending annexation of the Ukraine in its entirety.
 
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2014-03-13 06:55:04 PM
Wait, so now the Huffington Post considers reposting theories from random student blogs to be "reporting"? Look upon my works ye mighty and despair.
 
2014-03-13 06:55:31 PM
No one has asked to me what has happened but it is known of me.
 
2014-03-13 06:55:53 PM

Andy Andy: antidisestablishmentarianism: I don't see how this explains the engines being on for 4 hours after communication was lost.

Autopilot?


Wouldn't that have kept them on course which would have put the plane over land?

fusillade762: Aude also has an explanation for the ringing phones, saying: "If the plane flew over or near land, then cellular connectivity is still possible."

What ringing phones? This is the first I've heard of that. And how high do cell towers reach?


I heard about this earlier today. Aren't you supposed to turn the phones off when the cabin doors close?
 
2014-03-13 06:56:09 PM

Triumph: NBC News is saying radar picked up a u-turn. So much for this theory.


I heard it a figure 8.
 
2014-03-13 06:56:36 PM

Triumph: WhyteRaven74: Triumph: NBC News is saying radar picked up a u-turn. So much for this theory.

Crew could've been trying to turn in reaction to some issue they had and then the decompression happened or was happening as they turned. The thing with this theory is, it's perfectly reasonable and doesn't require any sort of crazy circumstances.

Except that to subsequently disappear from radar, the aircraft would have to descend to low altitude. And then fly on for four hours.


It's been stated repeatedly in every article I've seen that the radar coverage extends only a relatively short distance away from land.  So yes, four hours straight over the water at high altitude could avoid radar altogether.
 
2014-03-13 06:59:17 PM

meow said the dog: No one has asked to me what has happened but it is known of me.


What happened?
 
2014-03-13 06:59:20 PM

Marcus Aurelius: gilgigamesh: I'd be interested to know if the decompression he describes would also disable the transponders.

I don't see how.


FTA:  "... there was a likely fuselage failure near the antenna adapter, disabling all or some of the plane's GPS and other satellite and radar communication systems."

If so, then that seems like a design flaw to put everything in one location!

Just thinking out loud, but given that crazy knife attack in China just a few days ago, might this be a hijacking by some Chinese cult, given the number of Chinese aboard?
 
2014-03-13 06:59:23 PM

marcpen: And he's quite probably correct.


Except he isn't. That particular t7 do not have the sat comm antenna attached  therefore the potential cracking of the hull is not in the equation.
 
2014-03-13 06:59:54 PM

meow said the dog: No one has asked to me what has happened but it is known of me.


What happened, meow?
 
2014-03-13 07:00:35 PM
The aircraft has alerts for 'cabin altitude', regardless of how quickly it decompresses.  The pilots would be alerted by a master caution and a visual warning 'CABIN ALTITUDE'  (I think the alert triggers at 12000ft?).

Additionally the passenger cabin masks automatically deploy on loss of pressure (or they can be manually deployed) so even if the pilots didn't notice (which is almost inconceivable), the cabin crew would have.

Also, the aircraft in question did NOT have the antenna fitted for which the Airworthiness Directive was issued, so it is not applicable.
 
2014-03-13 07:00:44 PM

meow said the dog: No one has asked to me what has happened but it is known of me.


Please please tell us.

/popcorn.gif
 
2014-03-13 07:00:47 PM
It's a theory, like all the rest. No one will know what happened to the plane until we know what happened to the plane.
 
2014-03-13 07:02:24 PM

Andulamb: It's a theory, like all the rest. No one will know what happened to the plane until we know what happened to the plane.


Profound.
 
2014-03-13 07:03:29 PM

NateAsbestos: Andulamb: It's a theory, like all the rest. No one will know what happened to the plane until we know what happened to the plane.

Profound.


Its nefarious.
 
2014-03-13 07:03:33 PM
 
2014-03-13 07:04:20 PM

KeithLM: It's been stated repeatedly in every article I've seen that the radar coverage extends only a relatively short distance away from land.  So yes, four hours straight over the water at high altitude could avoid radar altogether.


A u-turn puts it back over land. At least twice.
 
2014-03-13 07:04:27 PM

gilgigamesh: It's an interesting theory, and it seems to fit the facts.

I'd be interested to know if the decompression he describes would also disable the transponders. That is the part of this I find most baffling.


You ever watch those old Air Force training videos where they start removing oxygen from a room while having the test subject try to perform simple tasks?

It's possible the pilot shut the transponder off simply because he was disoriented.
 
2014-03-13 07:04:59 PM
...and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for this meddling kid.
 
2014-03-13 07:04:59 PM
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2014-03-13 07:05:12 PM
This "idea" was posted on PPRUNE within 24 hours of the incident. Now, maybe it was him but I kind of doubt it. Further, it doesn't hold even an ounce of water. If there was a slow decompression there would have been ACARS continued to be sent as they are sent from the plane every 30 minutes. Interestingly, the last message was received exactly 27 minutes (or three minutes before the next scheduled message). This strongly implies something sudden rather than slow.

Of course, the problem with the sudden theory is that they cannot find any trace of the plane there. So who knows....it really is a mystery.
 
2014-03-13 07:05:33 PM
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2014-03-13 07:05:44 PM
Balki Bartakamous says it's the Langoliers.

Cereal tho... what happened to the GPS and Transponder?
 
2014-03-13 07:05:47 PM

fusillade762: Aude also has an explanation for the ringing phones, saying: "If the plane flew over or near land, then cellular connectivity is still possible."

What ringing phones? This is the first I've heard of that. And how high do cell towers reach?


It's already been said in related threads; that ringing you hear isn't generated by the cell phone itself. My battery can die in mine and yet it still "rings" when I call it from any other phone, cell or landline.
 
2014-03-13 07:07:54 PM

Triumph: NBC News is saying radar picked up a u-turn. So much for this theory.


It  might have made a turn.  When an aircraft gets near the maximum range of passive radar, the data becomes much less conclusive.
 
2014-03-13 07:08:05 PM

Marcus Aurelius: gilgigamesh: I'd be interested to know if the decompression he describes would also disable the transponders.

I don't see how.


The plane flew out of transponder range. They didn't get turned off.
 
2014-03-13 07:08:32 PM
"Thus," Aude explains on his Tumblr post, "only primary radars would detect the plane.

img.fark.net
He is not an expert.
This is not important.
This is not relevant.
This is a blog post..
This is hearsay from a random college student that obfuscates the media process as the vanity of social media continues to give unwarranted importance to people who do not need or deserve it.
 
2014-03-13 07:08:54 PM
The plane was taken by Chinese Muslims, landed on an uncharted island and is being filled with explosives for a suicide attack
 
2014-03-13 07:09:09 PM
Got to give him credit that its a lot more plausible than most theories.

...cue Mythbuster 'plausible' graphic.

...or Kari, well...just because.
 
2014-03-13 07:09:17 PM

centrifugal bumblepuppy: ABC reports that the two communication systems, ACARS and transponder, were shut down 15 minutes apart.

Sounds deliberate.


An expert on CNN is flat out saying it can't be an accident.
 
2014-03-13 07:09:50 PM
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/Howard sterns penis took the plane down is just about as likely an answer as this retard kid's 'theory'
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