Sunday, March 16, 2014

Why I Think It Is Very Possible That the Missing Airliner is in Central Asia:

By Jeff Wise

I’ve been covering the story of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for four days now, and it’s settled into a rhythm. Every day, new evidence points to a conclusion that beforehand would have seemed laughably absurd. We publish an analysis of the situation that seems most likely to us. Readers scoff. Further evidence emerges that reinforces the once-crazy notion, and some proportion of the doubters come around. Then even more implausible information turns up, and it’s off the to the fringes again.

My post from this morning, in which I asserted that the plane is most likely in western China or an adjacent Turkic area, stands out for having received an extra measure of skepticism. “Impossible,” many have declared, in comments and over Twitter. So I’d like to go back and further explain my logic in coming to the conclusion I did.

The first thing I want to make absolutely clear is that my entire premise is based on today’s statement by the Malaysian Prime Minister, and the accompanying chart showing two arcs where the Malaysians believe MH370 happened to be when the ping was detected by satellite at 8:10 a.m., Malaysia time. If that assertion does not hold up, then everything I’m about to say falls apart.

Why do I put so much credence into it? Because the Malaysians have received a lot of abuse for their failure to release more information about the incident, and they have rolled out the most important politician in the country, the head of the government, to stand behind this one fact:

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  1. Although I think it is very possible that the jet was hijacked and there is A LOT of evidence to support that line of thinking, I also wonder if it's possible there was a cockpit fire that disabled communications, transponders, and the flight controls?

    There were earlier reports that the plane went up to 45,000 feet. Maybe that happened after the pilots were disabled and/or after their flight controls quit working. This could explain the long time it took to get to the location of the last ping. Perhaps the plane was meandering with no control and with all people on the plane dead due to decompression, smoke/fire etc.

    Another explanation for the long delay to get to the location of the last ping might be that they landed somewhere and released the hostages (to be held for release later after they vaporize the city of their choice), lightened the plane, and took off for the airstrip where the nuke is awaiting pick-up.

    Quite a puzzle. I find it a tad puzzling that the US military hasn't come forward with more information. They know our every move yet they can't find a 777 with it's heat signature, transponders, engine transponders, etc.?

    I think I'd start looking real hard for wreckage around the location of the last satellite ping from the jet engines. And also make sure that every conceivable target city (world wide) has those anti-missile batteries like the Israelis used to shoot down Saddam Hussein Obama's SCUD missiles .

  2. Today I heard an "expert" say that the little trip up to 45,000 feet would kill all the passengers. I am assuming the hijackers would have some type of oxygen to keep themselves alive; and also that after a while the oxygen for the passengers O2 masks would run out. More evidence for "hijacking"; but still not conclusive IF a fire could explain some of this puzzle.