MH370 once more.
New info has emerged regarding the actions on the night of 8 March 2014
when Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 flew into the night and disappeared. And became one of the biggest mysteries in modern aviation history. 239 people vanished.
Most investigations have been inconclusive about the disappearance. Searches in the South Indian Ocean have turned up nothing. But that area was chosen very quickly. Based on only one satellite data.
Could a clue be discovered by revisiting the passengers aboard? There are a couple of intrigues: Two different passenger lists emerged (did anyone compare them?) and cargo of 200 lbs was added to the manifest after take-off? The two men who boarded MH370 in Kuala Lumpur with stolen passports, were deemed to be simply looking for asylum somewhere. But in China? They were both Iranian. They were already far from Iran, the opportunity for them to go anywhere was available. MH370 was bound for Beijing, China.Their fare was paid by an unidentified Iranian man who purchased two one-way tickets with cash. Pictures show both were young healthy men.
Law enforcement officers around the world can check the validity
of a travel document in seconds using Interpol databases of stolen and lost
travel documents (SLTD). The SLTD database contains around 99 million records;
these can be lost, stolen and revoked travel documents – such as passports,
identity cards, visas and UN laissez-passer, and also stolen blank travel
documents. How is it that this passport info was never queried with Interpol at the time? Another passenger was a flight engineer. One could suggest he could fly a Boeing 777.
If a plane needed to be taken over and flown elsewhere, that could be accomplished by a capable pilot and two accomplices quite easily. Where exactly were those three men seated? If it was ordinary terrorism, the plane would just get crashed for the attention. Or directed somewhere and landed as a prize. But what if, for some reason, the entire plane was needed for something sinister?
Just before MH370 varied from a line North East toward Vietnam over the South China Sea, the pilot said good night to Malaysian air traffic controllers (ATC) and at that precise moment, the transponders were shut off! So now the airplane was gone without suspicion from Malaysian airspace, and had no contact with Vietnamese ATC yet so was never questioned. A very clever time to shut down communication. Do I see a plot here? Yes!
Now MH370 suddenly turned and reversed direction, then executed erratic maneuvers traveling South West, back across Malaysia, changing altitude several times (ascending to high altitude can cause hypoxia, loss of oxygen to the brain, your drop-down oxygen mask in a plane has about 20 seconds of use at 30,000 feet, then you are brain dead. The action of a pilot is to drop into normally breathable air quickly. IF it is possible.)
MH370 then flew low, some speculate 4000 ft, out over the Indian Ocean. The conclusion from the investigation is that the electronics of MH370 were switched off manually. The plane passed Penang and headed into the open ocean. SATCOM disabled. Was it evading other radars? Evidently yes. The aircraft made adjustments to avoid commercial flights passing nearby. Autopilot would not. And the transponders were not turned on again until miles later well out at sea. Then INMARSAT replied with a ‘handshake’, establishing contact again. But was it with the same MH370 aircraft? Most agree the plane was being human piloted and was not flying autopilot.
MH370 was seen on military radar in Malaysia, approaching Penang, although the ID of the plane was unknown, but they still never scrambled Malaysian air force planes to intercept and find out who it was? Why not?
At this point it had about six and a half hours of fuel aboard, but no one knows for sure how much fuel could have been loaded. It was a Boeing 777-2H6ER, ER means Extended Range! By this time, air traffic control started searching for electronic information. It was not reported missing until four hours later when it should have touched down in Beijing.
Theories were already being invented. It was suggested that the Boeing plane could have landed on Diego Garcia, the US airbase leased from Britain. Pundits said that could never happen as it would be shot down. The TV talking heads never thought that it might be flying there as expected. (earlier Satellite pics of the airport at DG show lots of US Military aircraft there. But subsequent looks show nothing but empty runways) Can we assume that if the plane never just ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean, that it was expected somewhere? French investigator's reports ruled out mechanical failure and dismissed a pilot suicide mission.
Now comes my part of where it went, Pakistan or Iran? Or? There are airports along those coasts, Dalbandin in Pakistan, and with the heavy air traffic in Karachi, it might be possible to land a plane right there as a military plane without question if transponders were disabled? How many times have we heard of a CIA plane landing somewhere under a cloak of secrecy? The coast of Iran also has secluded airport possibilities. As well as Oman, Somalia etc. Anywhere with a capable runway, and perhaps the possibility to hide a 777. Look at the countries within those circles.
The satellite identified a plane but not exact position, could only determine
distance from the satellite. Then a circle was used to form arcs of possible
location, based on time and distance. The outer circle in the picture shows the suggested range based on fuel load. The belief that MH370 traveled south east into the
Southern Ocean could be totally wrong. Hence why they started
the serious searching there. But why only look south? Those parts of the circle, as seen in the illustration,
could be in hundreds of other places. Not necessarily south and not in the sea. Manipulation?
Australia has a
facility at Perth to hear ocean happenings thousands of miles away. There are
listening stations everywhere underwater, hydrophones. They can hear events that create an Acoustic Gravity Wave, but
reported nothing unusual like a plane crashing into the ocean. However, two louder hums from hydrophones heard something. Not strong enough to be a
crashing airplane plunging into the sea, But would they hear a Boeing 777
flying very low passing above them, close enough to cause a
spike in the recorded graph tape? There is a listening station on Diego Garcia but when investigators asked for recorded information, they were told some hydrophones had been shut off and 25 minutes were missing!
One source of a signal was identified as being in the
Arabian Sea! The opposite direction of the suspected area of the flight and the
consequent search field called the 7th arc. If we know the
exact location of the two underwater devices, wouldn't we also have a direction of whatever caused those
spikes in the listening sound recordings by a time? Could it have been our 777 flying to
Iran or Pakistan low enough to avoid some radars?
So it is not a stretch to believe a major airliner could
be stolen right out of the sky. Electronics disabled to cover its escape to
wherever, while a second decoy plane
using the MH370 transponder codes could fly off in any direction to
point searchers purposely in the wrong direction. Transponder signal codes could have been programmed into a different plane mimicking
MH370. This could be any aircraft, even a small private or military jet. And there are thousands of fleet planes flying around the world every day without notice of who owns them, who is in them or what cargo they carry. Even a drone might be programmed to fly straight south and ping before
dropping into the ocean. Nefarious? You bet it is.
All the while a silent ghostly real MH370 flies on to a secret, intended destination in any direction. With or without 239 alive passengers.
It is believed by the Malaysian government, that flight 370 was under human control with altered headings which were input manually as it disappeared into aviation history. The possibilities are endless and not just within the Southern Ocean.