Will we ever know what happened??


#juan
#1
It now looks like they are finding debris miles from where it should be. Will we ever know why there was no radio contact with that Malaysian airlner. Is there any reasonable explanation why the airplane is many hundreds of miles off course? If they find the black boxes there might be a clue. Any ideas?
 
EagleSmack
#2
At first I thought hypoxia. Now I have no idea.

I bet they will find the black boxes.
 
lone wolf
#3
I hope the boxes aren't on the bottom. They'll be miles upstream from flotsam and over a mile down
 
EagleSmack
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I hope the boxes aren't on the bottom. They'll be miles upstream from flotsam and over a mile down

Most likely they'll be in the cockpit.

Isn't that where they are located?
 
lone wolf
+2
#5  Top Rated Post
CVR maybe. FDR is usually aft. Tail survives impact better
 
EagleSmack
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

CVR maybe. FDR is usually aft. Tail survives impact better

Gotcha.
 
Sal
#7
yup we will know but later rather than sooner...this whole thing is just so messed
 
#juan
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

At first I thought hypoxia. Now I have no idea.

I bet they will find the black boxes.

Hypoxia might just be a good answer. My guess is that at least half, probably most passengers, would have a cell phone. Unconsciousness, is the only thing that would keep those people from phoning anyone they could. If they find bodies, they could tell if they died from oxygen starvation. What is the range of a cell phone?
 
Goober
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

CVR maybe. FDR is usually aft. Tail survives impact better

Do the not send a signal for a period of time?
Updated
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03...arlier-monday/

The ocean depth in the search area ranges between 1,150 and 7,000 metres and the U.S. Pacific command said it was sending a black box locator in case a debris field is located.

The Towed Pinger Locator, which is pulled behind a vessel at slow speeds, has highly sensitive listening capability so that if the wreck site is located, it can hear the black box “pinger” down to a depth of about 20,000 feet, Cmdr. Chris Budde, a U.S. Seventh Fleet operations officer, said in a statement.
 
WLDB
+1
#10
So it crashed in the ocean. Didnt see that one coming.

I imagine the black box may be difficult or even impossible to find. The ocean in that area is several miles deep and they still dont know exactly where it went down.
 
lone wolf
+1
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Do the not send a signal for a period of time?

They have a transponder. Battery life will be getting short by now. They're good for a couple of weeks.
 
Goober
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

So it crashed in the ocean. Didnt see that one coming.

I imagine the black box may be difficult or even impossible to find. The ocean in that area is several miles deep and they still dont know exactly where it went down.

NOAA Ocean Explorer: Technology: Submersibles

Malaysia PM: Missing jet crashed into Indian Ocean | The Times of Israel
Satellite images and data released by Australia, China and France in recent days have identified possible debris in the area that may be linked to the disappearance of the plane on March 8 with 239 people on board — two-thirds of them Chinese.

The ocean depth in the search area ranges between 1,150 meters (3,770 feet) and 7,000 meters (23,000 feet), and the US Pacific Command said it was sending a black box locator in case a debris field is located.
 
L Gilbert
#13
Hey, maybe we all could make a new thread about the Malay airliner! Imagine, 2 dozen new threads. Heavenly.
 
Goober
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

Hey, maybe we all could make a new thread about the Malay airliner! Imagine, 2 dozen new threads. Heavenly.

How many threads are there?
 
#juan
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

How many threads are there?

As near as I can tell there are two threads and I started both of them. When I first signed on this am I couldn't find the thread so I started another....sorry. Getting back to the topic......The only way I can see that will find out what happened is if they find the CVR and the FDR. Without them we'll never know.
 
lone wolf
#16
Sometimes, data isn't readable or even recorded - especially with electric system failures. They're pretty tough otherwise
 
darkbeaver
#17
It's way too fishy to have an end like this.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

Hypoxia might just be a good answer. My guess is that at least half, probably most passengers, would have a cell phone. Unconsciousness, is the only thing that would keep those people from phoning anyone they could. If they find bodies, they could tell if they died from oxygen starvation. What is the range of a cell phone?

Depends on how many towers are floating in the middle of the ocean.
 
WLDB
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

NOAA Ocean Explorer: Technology: Submersibles

Malaysia PM: Missing jet crashed into Indian Ocean | The Times of Israel
Satellite images and data released by Australia, China and France in recent days have identified possible debris in the area that may be linked to the disappearance of the plane on March 8 with 239 people on board — two-thirds of them Chinese.

The ocean depth in the search area ranges between 1,150 meters (3,770 feet) and 7,000 meters (23,000 feet), and the US Pacific Command said it was sending a black box locator in case a debris field is located.

Ah I didnt know there was such a thing as a "black box locator." Makes sense. Hopefully it survived. It'll still be a long and difficult search unless they get lucky.

Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

It's way too fishy to have an end like this.

It disappeared over the ocean and they are now saying its in the ocean. That doesnt seem like much of a stretch to me.
 
L Gilbert
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

How many threads are there?

Dunno. Definitely more than 1, though.

Found them:
Taliban wishes it had hijacked missing Malaysian jet

New Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ‘Cyber Hijack’ Theory Emerges After ‘Vulnerabiliti

http://forums.canadiancontent.net/me...ing-plane.html

and this one.
 
lone wolf
#21
Curiouser and curiouser

Missing airliner carrying 239 triggers Southeast Asia search
 

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