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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 10 2014, @07:10PM   Printer-friendly
from the The-Presses-Keep-Rolling dept.

Papas Fritas writes:

"Bill Palmer, an Airbus A330 captain for a major airline, and author of the book 'Understanding Air France 447.' has an interesting read at CNN on why there have been so few clues about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, beginning with the lack of a distress call. According to Palmer the lack of a distress call is not particularly perplexing. 'An aviator's priorities are to maintain control of the airplane above all else. An emergency could easily consume 100% of a crew's efforts. To an airline pilot, the absence of radio calls to personnel on the ground that could do little to help the immediate situation is no surprise.'

Reports of a possible course reversal observed on radar could be the result of intentional crew actions but not necessarily says Palmer. During Air France 447's 3-1/2 minute descent to the Atlantic Ocean, it too changed its heading by more than 180 degrees, but it was an unintentional side effect as the crew struggled to gain control of the airplane. The Malaysian flight's last telemetry data, as reported by flightaware.com, shows the airplane at 35,000 feet. Even with a dual engine failure, a Boeing 777 is capable of gliding about 120 miles from that altitude yielding a search area roughly the size of Pennsylvania, with few clues within that area where remains of the aircraft might be. "This investigation may face many parallels to Air France 447, an Airbus A330 that crashed in an area beyond radar coverage in the ocean north of Brazil in June 2009. Like the Air France plane, the Malaysia Airlines aircraft was a state-of-the-art, fly-by-wire airplane (a Boeing 777) with an excellent safety record," says Palmer. 'We will know the truth of what happened when the aircraft is found and the recorders and wreckage are analyzed. In the meantime, speculation is often inaccurate and unproductive.'"

 
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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 11 2014, @07:50AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 11 2014, @07:50AM (#14519)

    It's a Malaysian plane, maintained by Malaysian technicians, owned by a Malaysian airline which has been losing money 38 years out of the past 40.

    The plane is piloted by a guy who graduated from a college which is infamous for being a diploma mill for people of his race - the Malays.

    And his first officer was also a graduate from that same diploma mill.

    And their race is very famous for their lack of work ethics, and they get off from real work for "coffee breaks" with whatever reason they can come up with, however flimsy their reasons are.

    Malaysia is also a country which is RACE BASED. Every single thing is about RACE, from the buying of a house to the directorship of corporation must be RACE BASED.

    Not only that, Malaysia is also a sponsor of worldwide Islamic terrorist movement. Malaysia was the host for that fateful meeting where all the Al Qaida top operatives attended, including Osama Bin Laden, and in that fateful meeting which was held in Kuala Lumpur, they decided on their plan to hijack 4 planes inside the United States of America in the attempt to crash them into both the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

    Malaysia is also the transit point of weapons for the Jihadist Terrorist organizations, and has been actively training terrorists in the skill of making bombs and guerrilla warfare.

    In fact, Malaysia used to have a secret training based deep in the jungle on the island of Borneo, in which, personnel from the Malaysian army, including explosive experts, were involved in the training of the terrorists.

    That particular secret base has been closed down because the British intelligent service discovered it. Nowadays, the training has been moved elsewhere - and no longer be held in one single base.

    We are Malaysians and we know what we are talking about.

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