antidisestablishmentarianism: I don't see how this explains the engines being on for 4 hours after communication was lost.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
marcpen: And he's quite probably correct.
Marcus Aurelius: gilgigamesh: I'd be interested to know if the decompression he describes would also disable the transponders.I don't see how.
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