Sunday, March 16, 2014

My theory on MH370

When I heard the airline premise that "planes don't just fall out of the sky unnoticed" my immediate thought was "okay, then it didn't". 

That meant something else.  When I watched a live press conference on CNN during the week, my next immediate thought was "these guys (the Malysian officials) cannot be believed".

Then I read about the Australian girls who were invited to sit in the cockpit for the entire flight with the same pilot in 2011.  And so my next thought was this:  If a terrorist outfit heard of this pilot's predilection
towards young women on his planes; and they managed to get a female on that flight who was sympathetic to their cause and who either knew how to fly a plane, or maybe knew how to communicate with someone who could tell them how to, then it would simply be a matter of the Femme Fatale  gaining access to the cockpit after batting her eyelashes to the wide-eyed pilot and viola, you take over a plane.  Once in there, the pilots can be "disengaged"; the crew needn't know any different for the 8-14 minutes that the communication systems were disabled and then you can pretty much do what you want. The passengers and crew don't know anything is "up" because as far as they are concerned the plane is flying towards its destination.

Plausible?

Well it's about as realisic as all the other theories that have been flying around (pun intended); but only time will tell how good my detective skills are.
  

19 comments:

Judge Holden said...
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Psycho Milt said...

Hijacking doesn't seem likely. The usual 'armed passenger' hijacker scenario isn't really do-able post-911 (secure cockpit, hundreds of cellphones on the plane, passenger awareness that cooperation means death).

Your scenario would be possible, but it would involve some terrorist group having cute white-girl hijackers (Muslim pilots aren't going to assume non-white girls are slutty) capable of flying an airliner and booking themselves on flights in the hope of persuading the pilots to give them a trip to the cockpit.

In any case, hijacking serves some purpose - given that the plane didn't crash into some symbol of western dominance or issue any messages listing demands, you'd have to call hijacking highly unlikely.

Nick K said...

Thanks Judge. Your usual high-quality, worthwhile, intelligent contribution is noted.

Milt, that means the pilot had a meltdown or was paid by a terrorist group. Whatever, it's a bloody good case for Jonathan Creek.

Judge Holden said...
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Watcher said...

Knick you need to be on Fox News.
The number of talking head experts who contribute nothing whist sensible people wait until all the evidence is in is deplorable.

Judge Holden said...
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Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Sludge

Might be time to remove your access privileges

Nick K said...

Watcher, methinks we may never know what happened. I'm just throwing something out there as an alternative. The pilot is an easy scapegoat. And now he was apparently anti-government. If he was on a hara-kiri mission there was no reason to turn back and fly in the opposite direction.

Judge Holden said...
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Anonymous said...

Gotta be 1 of 3 scenarios now:

1 Hijacked and then crashed into the sea.

2 Hijacked and flown to an unknown destination.

3 Suicide by pilot.

I suspect that of the three possibly number 2 is the most likely at this stage - mainly because why would you go to all the trouble of evading detection to simply crash and burn?

Was it simply a form of aerial robbery?

You have to wonder if any cell phone calls were made by passengers - no mention of this in the media so far.

Also if it has landed what has happened to the passengers? Prisoners? Executed?

If executed I would think that the Chinese would be quite unhappy with whoever is behind it and might act accordingly.

Jimmie

Barnsley Bill said...

The pilot.
If they ever find the plane it will be in the Indian ocean.
Reports early this morning talk about his anger at the ex pm being sent back to jail on sodomy charges and his wife and kids moving out the day before the plane took off.
If it does turn out to be the pilot it will be the fourth muslim piloted case of suicide at the controls.

Tinman said...

Not sure the cell-phone thing is relevant.

The Ocean doesn't have a lot of cell towers for connectivity and chances are the 'plane would have been over the ocean before a passenger on board realised anything was wrong and tried to call someone.

The deliberate disconnection of detection devices suggests pilot interference whether for suicide or piracy.

Malaysia is a Muslim country, has anyone checked for Xtian terrorists yet?

Anonymous said...

"The passengers and crew don't know anything is "up" because as far as they are concerned the plane is flying towards its destination..."

There was a almost a half moon that night [1st quarter] If the jet turned at the time of transponder shut down, passengers may have observed it setting firstly on the port side, then on the starboard a few minutes later.

It is unlikely at that early stage though that someone would hit the panic mode on a sat-phone; just muse 'tha's strange fo' sho.

George

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Moral of the story is don't fly on wog owned airlines.

When was the last time an Air New Zealand, Qantas or British Air pilot deliberately dove his craft into the sea or a mountain?

Barnsley Bill said...

AF, that is a fantastical sweeping generalisation and no doubt would just about qualify as hate speech if Labour and their green taliban mates get in again.
Personally, when travelling overseas my airline of choice is Emirates.
This is based on a number of factors;
1. The planes are the newest
2. They are generally cheapest
3. The service, food, drinks cart is better than anybody else I have flown with.
The female trolley staff can only fly if they fit the uniform. The uniform is only made in one size.
After being nearly concussed and dislocated in all manner of places by the hosties on Air NZ and Qantas, the tiny gorgeous hosties on emirates are much safer on the joints and eye.
PM refuses to fly Emirates for sound and worthy reasons. I am happy to turn a blind eye for a shapely ankle.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Barnsley, they've just been booted out here. You can but live in hope!

Psycho Milt said...

PM refuses to fly Emirates for sound and worthy reasons.

PM as in John Key? I've often flown Emirates, as you say they're very good.

One of my neighbours in Kuwait was an Aussie pilot for Kuwait Airlines. He noted that the roster always somehow managed to randomly assign one Western pilot/copilot for every Arab one - I believe his point was more to do with the airline wanting at least one pilot whose attitude to air safety wasn't based on "insh'allah" (if God wills it), but still...

Judge Holden said...
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Watcher said...

"AF, that is a fantastical sweeping generalisation and no doubt would just about qualify as hate speech"

That's above Adolt's head.

He's so dumb he doesn't know when he has said something offensive.