WTF? So this plane that's 'disappeared'...

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Big G, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Exioce

    Exioce Part of the furniture FH Subscriber

    I played a lot of EF2000 as a teenager back in the late 90s...
     
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  2. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Canard Foreplanes. Last thing I was involved with before I left. Hawk and AV-8B/GR5 before that.
     
  3. Hawkwind

    Hawkwind FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    Worked Hawk 102/103/203 even did stints in Oman and Abu Dhabi as in Country Support Manager. Fun times. Also Night attack mods to Av-8B/GR5 and FRS2. :)
     
  4. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

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  5. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    I just read a theory on the Guardian's website. A pilot reckons that most pilots know all the landing strips en route, so that in case of emergency, you're not thinking "what should I do" but "this one is closest, I'll go there". He theorised that there may have been a fire or loss of oxygen, and that the pilot made a hard left, straight for the nearest airfield. Following which, everyone lost conciousness and the aircraft just continued until it ran out of fuel, somewhere above the Indian Ocean.
     
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  6. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    BTW I love all the memes about us not being able to find a "huge" aircraft like this. They conveniently forget that on a human scale, the Earth is still a fucking massive place, and that most of it is entirely uninhabited.
     
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  7. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    That was the reasoning behind my facepalm. The earth is a pretty big place and satellite coverage over large parts of it is scarce to non-existent. Of course "they" could know exactly where the plane is but it's certainly not unlikely that "they" don't.
     
  8. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

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  9. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

  10. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Erg, Reddit. Summarise please. I clicked the link and my eye immediately started to bleed due to the 1990s layout.
     
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  11. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    It's the first post. :\
    Also
    Also
     
  12. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    What? How is that debunking anything?

    "This author completely ignores all pieces of data that don't fit his theory.

    He has no explanation for the Malaysian primary radar picking up several more "evasive" turns that the plane made. His theoretical flight path is also not anywhere near the arcs where the plane made its last satellite "ping."

    Really surprising that Wired published this conjecture simply because the author was a pilot."


    Then a bunch of waffle about people not liking wired. Then some more posting. Honestly. The whole site is a massive clusterfuck, you have to wade through so much gibberish for any of it to make sense.

    Its worse than the random spam thread for being able to follow any sort of pattern.
     
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  13. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    No, you're just being an idiot.
     
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  14. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Feel free to highlight the bit debunking something then. If you can find it amongst the rambling on about Wired copy and pasting. The links to his counter argument, the sources etc.

    Its like saying something is debunked based on a random FH post. Cute that you hold random Reddit posts in such high esteem though
     
  15. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    I'm not saying anything is proven or otherwise; I was just providing you with the quotes because you were being deliberately obtuse (there's that word again) and your hard-wired dislike of reddit got in the way of you actually reading some words all by yourself.

    I'd love to hear your explanation as to why they would deliberately de-activate navigate-y things if there was some sort of catastrophe on board, though. And why wouldn't they send out a distress signal or make contact of any type, except to say "All right, good night"?
     
  16. leggy

    leggy Probably Scottish

    It also doesn't explain why at one point the plane was flying at 45,000 ft.

    A collection of theories examined by the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26609687

    Most of them appear ridiculous but they contain some info which I missed from other news sources.
     
  17. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Reading reddit posts whilst cutting out the shit is something I've never bothered to learn to do. Too much of a ballache.
     
  18. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    And yet you repeatedly engage with Toht. :)
     
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  19. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    I have no idea either way, I know nothing about avionics. I was simply pointing out Reddit appears to be designed by mongs and from the linked page there was no argument.
     
  20. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    /shrug, plane was still reportedly flying 7 hours after going off radar so it hasn't had a sudden crash, it doesn't take 7 hours to to drop 35,000-45,000ft and plop into the ocean and in those 7 hours I refuse to believe no one on board would have called for help in some way shape or form if that were the case. Few eye catching tid bits below.

    "But evidence from a military radar, revealed later, suggested the plane had suddenly changed from its northerly course to head west. So the search, involving dozens of ships and planes, then switched to the sea west of Malaysia.

    MH370's last communication with a satellite, disclosed a week after the plane's disappearance, suggested the jet was in one of two flight corridors, one stretching north between Thailand and Kazakhstan, the other south between Indonesia and the southern Indian Ocean."

    "The timing of the last confirmed communication with a satellite was 08:11 (00:11 GMT), meaning that the Boeing continued flying for nearly seven hours after contact with air traffic control was lost."

    "The aircraft's change of direction was consistent with "deliberate action on the plane", the Malaysian authorities said."


    "Weather conditions for this flight were good."

    "Malaysia Airlines has a good safety record and the jet, a Boeing 777-200ER, is said to be one of the safest because of its modern technology."

    "The recorders emit ultrasonic signals that can be detected under water. Under good conditions, the signals can be detected from several hundred miles away."

    "The disappearance of a modern airliner for so long, with no wreckage found, is an unprecedented event."
     
  21. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Aliens m8.

    Aliens.
     
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  22. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Muslims, with rayguns
     
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  23. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Old Malaysian Airlines ad apparently.....

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  24. Billargh

    Billargh FH is my second home

    Somalian air pirates, you heard it here first.
     
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  25. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Looks like an airbus but still funny :)
     
  26. Hawkwind

    Hawkwind FH is my second home FH Subscriber


    Would be funnier if they actually edited an add with a B777 instead of an A380, just saying :)
     
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  27. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Fake.
     
  28. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Do you think??
     
  29. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Alright, to qualify, old and fake.
     

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