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If the report is true that one pilot left the cockpit for as yet unknown reasons (perhaps to relieve himself) without another member of the cabin crew going into the cockpit to wait and manage the door lock, this a gross violation of the rules.

We may now never know if this was suicide or the other pilot was incapacitated or overwhelmed by an emergency while the other was out of the cockpit. Dumb. Dumbfounded.

Gross violation and gross negligence on the part of all the crew if this is true. 

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Good Evening +chris goodfellow​. Within the last 24 hours the Western Australia newspaper has gone back to Kuda Huvadhoo to interview the Maldives Islanders who reported seeing MH370 fly low over their homes. They are still insisting they saw the plane and this time the journalist have interviewed the actual witnesses and not government officials. Most interesting is these witnesses are named and some have responsible job titles like Court Official and IT Manager, which shows that they are serious people who's stories should actually be heard. Here's a link:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/full-coverage/mh370-mystery/a/26943548/island-locals-may-have-seen-mh370/
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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/04/04/mh370-maldives-islanders-low-flying-missing-malaysia-airlines-flight_n_7003406.html
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Here are screenshots of Flight Aware Ads-b track log below for 4U9525

Perplexing.....
Weather apparently good.
Established in cruise at 38,000 heading normal 043

10:30 descent commences heading change starts - a little turn to left but apparently stabilizes on new heading 026

Established a normal descent roughly 4000fpm on the same heading 026, roughly same airspeed, roughly same rate of descent for 8 minutes. ADS-B lost at 10:38 at about 11,000

This plane did not break up in the air. Appears to be a controlled flight trajectory straight into the mountain with debris very very localized.

From the ADS-B transmissions we know the pitot tubes were not frozen - airspeed and rate of descent were transmitted and it was likely on autopilot as the heading was very steady....

This certainly does not look like someone was struggling for control of the aircraft.

Black boxes will likely tell the story.

Hell of a place to deal with but as we can see on the news the French are on it.

As they say..... A suivre





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Even the German newspaper +FAZ.NET - Frankfurter Allgemeine​ says it. I thought there has been once a case of a pilot commiting suicide with his aeroplane taking all the crew and passengers into death
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A wonderful graphic in remembrance.

Just a thought .. Maybe we can get
This great graphic going viral....

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It's been 1 year #mh370 gone but never forgotten 😢
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What an honest image! Without adding other "illusions". From KL to Beijing. Period.
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Sounds good to me... 
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I'll believe it when I see it on the market!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The ongoing search for MH370

A participant in the MH370 blog has sent me privately a Tomnod photo dated March 17 and two blow ups of an object in this photo. I want to throw them out there for all MH370 followers to see your reaction.

The interesting thing is the location. It is at 7.48n and 109.61e. This is in the South China Sea approximately east of where oil platform engineer Mike McKay said he saw the flash in the sky.

This of course would completely discount the entire return over the peninsula and the South Indian Ocean scenario. It would mean cover up and lying at the highest levels.

This contributor believes the picture may be of several rafts (escape shuts) lashed together and perhaps not all inflated fully with an orange canopy overhead that may show the letters/numbers SOS370.

I have blown up the photo myself and still cannot decide if my eyes are fooling me. If indeed wreckage was drifting eastwards it might end up in the Spratleys or the Phillipines eventually.

I'm curious what you think? My premise was always based on accepting the statement that the plane had turned back. Perhaps this was all a deliberate canard. If the plane crashed in the South China Sea, it is a terrible situation that governments have been lying all along.

As I have previously said nothing should be off the table with respect to MH 370.
Do you see a possible SOS in the photo?The red pencilled in section is done by the contributor.

Any thoughts where these rafts if that is what they are might end up?

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Well there you have it. It took about sixty hours to find the floating debris and bodies. A difficult job - given the immense search area - well done by S&R. The recovery can now begin and given the report that a shadow of an outline of an aircraft had been spotted in the shallow sea, hopefully they will recover the black boxes soon.

I had several calls from media over the last two days asking for an opinion. I really had none to offer and declined to comment to now.

I would like to extend condolences to the victims of this tragedy. Unlike #mh370 situation, the surviving relatives and families will have the comfort of closure. Given their loss this is a small blessing but a blessing nevertheless not yet shared by the #mh370 families. Hopefully the search will never be abandoned for mh370.

As to the cause of this accident, i leave that to the experts to solve from the black boxes. But this accident highlights once again the need for better tracking and beacon systems to be installed on aircraft so wreckage can be found within much shorter time frames. The ELT did not function. A much improved design of an automatically detachable, floatable and high G impact capable ELT system should be required. We tend to assume all flights are under constant radar contact but there are huge areas of the globe where this is simply not the case.

Flight into known areas of severe weather need to be constantly reviewed in pilot training. Aircraft today are amazingly reliable and capable but weather has brought down more planes than mechanical issues. This captain requested a deviation from asigned altitude and heading. He was reportedly denied. It remains unclear but we will know from the black boxes whether he initiated changes on his own and if indeed weather brought down the plane. #AF441 certainly points out the need for better training and understanding systems failure.

Let us remember thousands of arrivals and departures take place everyday. Air travel is safe but can always be improved like everything in life.

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A healthy and happy New Year's to you +chris goodfellow and all the great people I have interacted with on this astute blog​. Here's hoping 2015 brings us an ongoing commitment for the search for MH370 and many answers to the AsiaAir tragedy. 
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Was this AD issued mid December 2014 installed/completed on this plane? It was considered serious enough to be installed fleet wide.
This is not a blocked pitot - we know those were working because we had airspeed and altitude read outs coming through ads-b transmissions down to 11400. This AD applies to jammed or blocked angle of attack probes that under certain conditions pitch the nose down and cannot be overridden by pilot input.

when computers take over the flying ....Boeing versus Airbus approach.
When "laws" and "alternate laws" apply...versus the judgment of a skilled airman.


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+Phil Smith. Nice link Phil. We all know he probably gave it his all right to the end. He and his family are in my prayers.
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Indeed July ???? Did the couple just sit on it? This is a curious piece of flotsam.


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A towelette that washed up on a Western Australia beach is being examined to determine whether it could have come from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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Jeff Wise new theory of MH370 and MH 17


CNN reporting at its fictional best continues with this Jeff Wise premise that the plane was hijacked by KGB operatives working for Putin. It is a Jeff Archer thriller. Good read but not conclusive in any way.

My own theory that was widely publicized of a crew incapacitated by an overwhelming event and then a ghost flight SW over the Indian Ocean is also just a premise at this point as I have always maintained.

I have come to some different conclusions recently . There was only one eye witness to the event that night and that was the NZ Engineer Mike McKay on the oil rig in the Gulf of Vietnam. Everything else in the story could be fiction especially the Malaysian military's radar track across the peninsula and up the Straits of Malacca. It was this radar track that convinced me the plane had made a turn back to the coast and towards an airport of safe haven but maybe that entire Malaysian radar track which only became known two days after was a planted story to draw attention away from what should have been the primary search area - the South China Sea off of Vietnam.

I and Jeff Wise may have unwittingly bought that turn and flight back hook line and sinker. If one accepts Mike McKay's veracity then one must conclude that the plane came down in the immediate area. In fact Jeff Wise makes quite a point of planes crashing within a short radius of an event. I concur with Wise that the great mystery is no debris. It has dumbfounded me but I have come to a different conclusion than his. The plane indeed went down and there was a massive enterprise afoot to collect the debris. There are some questionable satellite photos that show debris and ship activity in the area and a very interesting Cathay Pacific pilot report of an oil slick the next morning.

Given the multiple sovereign nations that are involved and the apparent lack of any one of them to come up with transparent and straight stories that make sense, I have come to the conclusion that either the plane was accidentally shot down that night OR that the cargo exploded and for whatever reasons it was decided to ' cover up ' the whole issue.

I do not believe MH 17 is connected whatsoever in some great conspiracy by Putin to send a coded message to the west. Wise is attempting to James Bond the story. I don't know if it was the Russians or the Ukrainians who shot down MH 17 - it was a stupid malevolent act directed at innocents by goons. It was no accident; it was an attempt by one of the two parties to get western condemnation on the other.

On the other hand, I still believe MH 370 was an accident and whether it was an accidental shoot down in a war games exercise gone terribly wrong or a mechanical failure or an explosion of cargo, we will never know until the black boxes are recovered or someone in the know speaks out.

As Wise admits motive is also a missing component. He makes a lot of the fact that the day after each sanction was announced, both mh370 and mh17 were lost. I don' t think 24 hours is enough time to put together a sophisticated plan to hijack mh370. Indeed motive is lacking in the case of mh370. Accidents don't have motives.

On this anniversary my thoughts are with the families of both crafts and other air accidents both recent and past. The anniversary should not be about conspiracies or whose theory is right, but about solemn remembrance of lives cut short and the recognition that life is fragile and to live life in the present as one never knows when your time is up. Many have perished in aviation accidents over the years. I prefer to think of it as they have given their lives so that aviation could become safer for the rest of us through the understanding of the many accidents. May they rest in peace.


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"My bet - the military was as asleep as the atc controller in KL. The truth may well be that their entire scenario is a reconstruction from tapes and not a good one at that."
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Sir, I think that is a very good bet.
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Picture perfect launch after several aborts over the last two weeks. Falcon9 taken as it passed off the coast SE from my house.

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Thanks for the pics. I wonder, could you hear anything?
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Great drone footage of St.Augustine near where I live. Today marks the start of the 450th year since founding. Lots of history.
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2014 in review: Take a look at this stunning aerial footage of ‪#‎StAugustine‬ by Chad Light that we originally shared in Nov. Breathtaking views! Courtesy: ST. Augustine FILM OFFICE/St. Johns County Florida
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waves from Brevard, didn't realize you were in state! Happy 2015!
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To all my #mh370 friends and followers, i want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday. Let's hope 2015 brings some closure to the saga.

Looks like it is a busy last minute rush to get all Santa's sleds into Florida tonight. There is a cold front laying across the middle of the state just north of Orlando right now with active t-storms probably giving a rough ride for some.

Here is a screenshot of flight aware five minutes ago.

Safe travels and a safe holiday to all.

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So this was must have been much the same as what happened with AF447? But could these pilots have been so shocked at what was happening that they could not even make a distress call? Must there have been the very same appalling conflict between autopilot and human pilot input here as with the Air France crew? My apologies if these queries are premature somehow..
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