Agree that there is no way to answer this definitively. But I'll be pretty shocked if it isn't declared terrorism at some point, you never want a serious crisis to go to waste, as Rahm Emanuel would say.
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I'm waiting for the crackpots to start with the alien abduction or conspiracy crap.
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"Rpm, it was Global Warming. It was just so hot, the air was so thin, the airfoils couldn't produce enough lift."
You are scaring me comedian! L.M.A.O. Are you crazy? You trying to help them? If I read a global warming nut job come out with that I am coming after you with a pair of heels! LOL
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"I'm waiting for the crackpots to start with the alien abduction or conspiracy crap."
Too late! hehe
Grant, brace for impact!! I agree!
"Was the suspected crash of a Malaysian jet an act of terrorism?" The jury is still out.
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"Rpm, it was Global Warming. It was just so hot, the air was so thin, the airfoils couldn't produce enough lift." When I was working on the A10 simulators as a contractor at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ, they would ground the A-10s whenever the temperature hit 115 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature with a standard payload an A-10 would not be able to maintain a 350 feet per minute rate of climb if it was suddenly down to one engine. Since there were no problems reported by the Malaysian jet during take-off I believe we can probably rule out Global Warming and the relative air density.
TripleD, it was a joke.
But thanks for the input, we were very impressed with you following the news and supporting those same expert news releases.
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It now appears that someone manually intervened with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 data system. While Malaysia Air does not subscribe to the engine reporting system that was available for that aircraft, the planes engines still 'ping' the systems satellite in an attempt to report data. Even though the data reporting system was shut down at 1:07 a.m and the transponder -- which transmits location and altitude -- shut down at 1:21 a.m, the engine reporting system still continued to ping the satellites for up to four more hours. Engines underwater do not ping satellites. This story really has my interest now.
Interesting? I think this totally sad on every level. We are suppose to be in era of technology greatness. But yet we can't come up with a system that can track a plane filled with all these lives where something as simple as decompression of the oxygen system on that aircraft that incapacitates not only the crew, but the passengers, where the plane is capable of continuing to fly for several hours. We still can't come up with anything to track and locate it.
Just a ping system? Frustrating! If the US is right, those family members of those lost lives are going to even more devastated to learn that horrible news.
With the data reporting system being shut down at 1:07 a.m and the transponder -- which transmits location and altitude -- shut down 14 minutes later at 1:21 a.m, this no longer looks like a cabin decompression accident. It appears someone deliberately wanted to take the plane off the screens. If this was a deliberate act, who ever did this may not have known about the engines pinging a data gathering system.
Yes my heart goes out to the families of those on that plane, but in order for those deaths (if indeed they are dead, we still do not even know that for sure) to mean anything, we need to find out the truth of what happened here.
Is still does not give a valid excuse for why we can't track and locate a plane flying in the air for hours. Regardless who or what caused it.
THAT is what we better start getting focused on real soon!!
It is a big Planet with 2/3 of the surface being water, Just saying this is what we need does not get it done. You could install another piece of equipment, but the problem is that whoever did this turned off the equipment used to locate the aircraft. They must have always planned to take the aircraft dark.
The important think to keep in mind is that who ever did this obviously had control of the aircraft. If all they wanted to do was put the plane in the water then there was no reason to turn the aircraft and fly for four more hours.
That 777 needs a runway a mile long to land on. Whoever did this knew the aircraft well enough to know that. When they turned that plane around they must have had a destination in mind. Nothing else makes sense unless they just wanted to make the crash site as difficult to find as possible. If that is the case then in that part of the world the aircraft may never be found.
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