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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   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Malaysia Airlines, Andrew Aude, aviation fuel, patrol boats, civil aviation, Gulf of Thailand, major-generals, AFP PHOTO  
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19168 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Mar 2014 at 6:45 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-13 07:08:32 PM  
5 votes:
"Thus," Aude explains on his Tumblr post, "only primary radars would detect the plane.

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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 06:53:32 PM  
2 votes:

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

2014-03-13 10:32:28 PM  
1 vote:

Coconut Meat: It might look like a cover up and or a nefarious plan, but I think they just suck at search and rescue missions and public relations.It is amateur hour and it shows. There is so much misinformation that it is pointless to make an educated guess.

The Malaysians do not seem to be particularly competent at running a search and rescue op.

Boeing has debunked the claim of the engines running for 4 hours after contact was lost.

Common sense debunks the current claim that ACARS was trying to login via satcom for 4 hours only to be rejected repeatedly because the Malaysians don't use it. You think we waste satcom time with repeated rejected logins? What a waste of bandwidth.

The only way to tell when the signals were shut off on the aircraft is by looking at the black boxes, so the guy who says the transmitters were shutdown 15 minutes apart is bunk too.
2014-03-13 09:31:32 PM  
1 vote:
If the plane crashed on land, wouldn't the fire and smoke be pretty visible from the air and space? Crashing in a jungle may hide some wreckage but I would think an av-gas fueled forest fire would be a sight to behold.

A more interesting theory would be a Miracle on the Hudson attempt which led to the plane sinking before the hatches could be opened and the crew and passengers escaped. Maybe some kind of fire damaged the communication equipment, explaining the list contact.

Or, perhaps, a crippled and communications-less plane attempted to land in foreign airspace but was mistaken for an enemy aircraft and shot down. A cover-up commences upon the discovery of the mistake.
2014-03-13 08:18:12 PM  
1 vote:

FizixJunkee: MechaPyx: If it's true that the engines continued to run for 3 or 4 hours after losing contact...

How do they know this?  Like, what technology allows them to know the engines are running, but doesn't do anything to help them locate the plane?

They don't know it. Some retard on tumblr read the timestamps wrong yesterday. It's already been categorically debunked by Boeing.

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2014-03-13 07:42:53 PM  
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2014-03-13 07:31:32 PM  
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shastacola: cfletch13: shastacola: 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.

If he was any credible expert, he would be saying that no one can determine that at this stage.  Unfortunately, cable news channel producers and viewers like definitive answers. But there are not any... yet.

Actually his comment was in regard to the communication systems being shut off 15 minutes apart. He said that would be impossible. His name was John Nance,he's supposedly an aviation expert.

Are you sure you heard him correctly? In this article, Nance suggests that the time separation between the shutdowns of the data reporting system and the transponder is an indication of a deliberate act, i.e., not an accident.
2014-03-13 07:20:23 PM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: cfletch13: 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.

Yes, it seems most people don't realize that radar and radio aren't worldwide without gaps.

I hate when people assume hyper-competence.  It kills me every time I see an article or someone on Facebook saying, "How can you just lose a plane in this day and age?".  People really misunderstand how things ACTUALLY work in aviation.
2014-03-13 07:18:01 PM  
1 vote:
An electrical fire initially disables the communications so the pilot turns around to find the nearest airport.  The fire then spreads to the navigation systems....Unable to communicate and possibly unable to even see out of the cockpit due to the smoke they finally succumb to smoke inhalation after the O2 system is depleted.  They tell the passengers to try and make cell calls so they all switch them on but they are out to sea and there is no signal.  Finally the pilots and passengers pass out/die but somehow autopilot is still engaged.  The plane carries on it's merry way passing into cell coverage range full of turned on phones with dead passengers....

It runs out of fuel and crashes...

/you'd think if they were in cell phone range they'd be picked up on radar but who knows...
2014-03-13 07:16:13 PM  
1 vote:

BigNumber12: KeithLM: So yes, four hours straight over the water at high altitude could avoid radar altogether.

So yes, four hours straight over the water at high altitude could avoid radar.

That's not important right now.
2014-03-13 07:12:58 PM  
1 vote:

FnkyTwn: Isn't there a thing where the cabin depressurizes and then the temp drops to like -80 instantly and everybody freezes to death, but the plane keeps flying? I thought something like that happened on a GulfStream a few years back. The military flew near the plane and the windows were all frosted over while the autopilot kept it going until it ran out of fuel?

(1) you will die from oxygen starvation sooner than freezing.
(2) That incident is no longer possible. The new models have sensors to detect depressurization and the AP flies the plane down to 12,000 feet.
2014-03-13 07:11:18 PM  
1 vote:
Airplanes are not balloons people.  They take in and lose cabin atmosphere all the time.  if there was a slow leak in the pressure vessel, an outflow valve wold just close a bit more, allowing more air out of the plane than would  normally flow out, and that would be that.
2014-03-13 07:10:15 PM  
1 vote:
Isn't there a thing where the cabin depressurizes and then the temp drops to like -80 instantly and everybody freezes to death, but the plane keeps flying? I thought something like that happened on a GulfStream a few years back. The military flew near the plane and the windows were all frosted over while the autopilot kept it going until it ran out of fuel?
2014-03-13 07:05:33 PM  
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2014-03-13 07:03:33 PM  
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2014-03-13 07:00:35 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:59:23 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:59:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:55:04 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:42:36 PM  
1 vote:
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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.
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