The Mystery continues
As in my previous post I don’t believe there was a catastrophic event at all with this 777-200 aircraft. The latest news that the aircraft continued to transmit flight data for another 4 or 5 hours confirms my suspicions and suggests something else has happened. How far the aircraft could have traveled would depend on just how much fuel was actually on board.
If there was a catastrophic event that prevented the pilots issuing a May Day or some form of distress call, then I don’t see how the aircraft could have kept flying for another 5 hours or so. Something deliberate and planned must be behind this disappearance.
The ACARS data I think is a really key issue, but why did it take 6 days for this to be looked at? When no mention was made of the ACARS flight data I assumed it must have been turned off somehow as with the transponder. If that was my aircraft I would want to know everything I could about the condition and location and have asked for all this data analysed as a number one priority. What I would like to know from the ACARS data is were there any faults recorded, and how did the data stream end?
Where is MH370 Now?
The location of where the Boeing 777-200 aircraft is now is wide and varied. If this was a terrorist plot with the objective of taking lives then it would have been taken down where it was last seen. The fact it was still flying up to 5 hours later suggests something else has happened. No locator beacon has been set off or located which either suggests it landed safely on land or crashed into deep ocean. But why crash it somewhere else makes no sense to go to that effort?
There aren’t many places in the world you can land a large passenger jet and not raise suspicion from the local authorities. The only places that could happen would be countries where regions are controlled by terrorist type groups. Parts of Pakistan, Iran, Iraq or Afghanistan could fit that bill, but how could the 777 fly over other countries and not be detected?
My money is on Somalia. Somalia is directly across the Indian ocean and has a track record for lawlessness and pirating. The only thing getting in the way is the sophistication of this mind-boggling plot to steal the aircraft from in the sky. Somalia is the only place that fits in my opinion. It could also be a third organisation like the Taliban making use of the instability in Somalia.