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Zombie Flight 370
By Clive Irving March 19, 2014 7:05 PM The Daily Beast
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Consider this one statement about Flight MH370: It flew until it ran out of gas. On its own that’s a pretty remarkable image. The whole story of this flight begins to look different if you begin at the end, not the beginning.
Zombie Flight 370
READ MORE Russia: Release Ukrainian Hostage The end is alarmingly simple and final. It is not surrounded by disputes about who did what and when. There is only one source for it, the “pings” indicating that the airplane was still “alive” in the air, and (roughly) for how long. If we reverse-engineer the progress of the Boeing 777 from this single moment of clarity, where does it begin to get complicated? Ghost Ships An airplane doesn’t normally fly until it runs out of gas if pilots are flying it. It’s not being “flown” at all in that sense; it’s flying itself. In order to do that it has to be in stable equilibrium – “inherent stability” is a quality that airplane designers are required to give the airplane. READ MORE Ukraine Preps Crimea Evacuation This composure comes to an abrupt end when the fuel runs out. Both of the 777’s engines would not quit at the same time. Fuel would dribble to a stop in one before it did in the other. At that point, with a loss of symmetry in the power provided by the engines, the airplane banks sharply and dives, into the water. Given this scenario, we must assume that the crew and passengers were either unconscious or dead. Six or more hours have passed (the time varies according to interpretation of the pinging received by a satellite) during which the airplane has flow at least 3,000 miles. READ MORE Details of Rob Ford Video Emerge Following the reverse timeline, this “clean” hypothesis – the undisputed physical characteristics of the airplane in flight – only gets “dirty” when it meets the cluster of events following the last call from the pilots at 1:19 a.m. In other words, what could have brought the airplane to the point where it headed off to
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Yahoo News http://news.yahoo.A. There is certainly a need to interrogate the facts for a criminal or terrorist interpretation – we live in a world of plotters – but there is equally a need to rigorously see if there are not alternative explanations innocent of malignant design. monitoring of all its conditions including the cabin climate.March 21. READ MORE Reeva’s Terrifying Final Moments Sinister motives are given to what few fragments of information we have – the disappearance of signals from the transponder that fixes the jet’s position. Experts I have talked to believe that investigators should be. and probably are. the similar ending of signals from its maintenance monitoring system. READ MORE Mastermind of the Crimea Grab In the 777. Electronically. This handles the management of the flight itself – how the airplane is flown in real time – as well as the cockpit information displays. failure or fire in the electronics bay itself. the less easy it becomes to achieve an independent forensic focus. Experts believe. the transponder and the ACARS monitoring device. Another explanation is that a certain kind of combustion in the cargo hold could Moken Sea Nomads' – A culture fallen victim … Jersey shore motel fire Photos of the day March 21.Zombie Flight 370 . been colored by the quasi-criminalization of the investigation. READ MORE Malaysia Calls in the FBI There are at least two locations that could be responsible for the loss of these communications – either by an electrical fault. and the receipt and dispatch of data. the pilots and the passengers. The airplane’s two umbilical links to the ground that have featured so critically in this case. what is called “deferred maintenance operation. READ MORE US Food for Ukraine is M. 2014 (gallery) Heartbreaking final goodbye between giraffe and zoo worker with cancer World Down Syndrome Day (gallery) 2 of 8 3/21/2014 10:16 PM . The transponder has two antennas under the forward section of the fuselage and the ACARS antenna is at the top of the rear fuselage (its design and position vary with models). relay their signals through external antennas.com/zombie-flight-370-230500729--politics. This would have its origins not on the flight deck or in the cabin but in the belly of the 777 – in either the cargo hold or the electronics bay or both. in the electronics bay. The AIMS units are the gateway for all communications to and from the flight deck. while backup systems still ensured that the airplane could fly. the brain center of the 777 is in its Airplane Information Management System. AIMS. The more the information is slanted in this direction. the AIMS was designed with robust backup ability. including in their scenarios at least one that would be accidental and not criminal. Suspicion has been directed at two targets. or as a result of some kind of explosion or fire in the cargo hold that affected the electronics bay.I.” If there is a failure in any one of its systems it can continue to operate for as many as 30 days before needing maintenance. 2014 World Down Syndrome Day 13 Supersmart Rock Stars Yahoo News Originals 'Last of the Moken Sea Nomads' – A culture fallen victim to overfishing in Thailand (gallery) Couple Documents Pregnancy With Time-Lapse Video Video Shows What Happens When Guys Do Their Girlfriends' Makeup A Nun Brought Down the House on Italian Version of 'The Voice' Norwegian F-16 pilot shoots incredible footage from the cockpit Jersey shore motel fire (gallery) Photos of the day . that it is feasible that the loss of both the transponder and the ACARS signals could be explained by this kind of disruption.html Home Mail News Sports Finance Weather Games Groups Answers Screen Flickr Mobile More Beijing has. the presence of a flight simulator in the pilot’s home and the deletion of some files from it – and the latest source of alarm: The fact that the 777’s sudden change of direction was programmed into its flight management system. for example. from the start.
told me: “The organic electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries decomposes at very high temperatures. batteries that caused fire emergencies and the grounding the 787 fleet.) Boeing disputed that the events were even fires. generating very toxic fumes typically containing compounds of fluorine and arsenic. In the case of a decompression the first response is to lose altitude as fast as possible.Yahoo News http://news.000 feet. in order to stabilize air pressure and remove the need for oxygen masks.com/zombie-flight-370-230500729--politics. who in turn had subcontracted it to a Japanese company. Thales. An NTSB hearing on the 787 battery emergencies revealed that Boeing had subcontracted battery design to a French company.ABC News Network Help / Suggestions Privacy About Our Ads Terms Follow Yahoo News 3 of 8 3/21/2014 10:16 PM . instead. Dr.000 feet before rapidly falling are viewed with deep skepticism. to get below 10. Since the 787 was parked at the gate and the cabin was empty there were no casualties in the cabin (firefighters who worked in the electronics bay were injured). caustic smoke originating the lower rear electronics bay very quickly filled the cabin. the chain reaction that started it would stop for lack of oxygen. not the much more powerful industrial-strength lithium-ion batteries that provide power to the systems of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.” READ MORE Stop Hyperventilating Over Ukraine In the case of the fire at Boston Logan airport in January 2013. the airplane was heavy with fuel and would have struggled to reach even 38. This raises the issue of whether such an event could incapacitate passengers and crew and yet leave an airplane able to fly itself. Had the airplane been in the air. READ MORE MH370's sinister timeline unravels Experts who have studied the erratic trajectory of MH370 after it made its turn told me that it could be attributed to the pilots dealing with the effects of either smoke.yahoo. READ MORE Search of MH370 Pilots Fruitless Yahoo . There is no experience of lithium-ion batteries “venting” into an airplane cabin at cruise altitude and therefore no knowledge of whether.Zombie Flight 370 . Reports that. As I have already reported.html Home Mail News Sports Finance Weather Games Groups Answers Screen Flickr Mobile More READ MORE Israel Bombs Syrian Targets These batteries were for consumer electronic products like laptops and cell phones. However they are described. The Japanese admitted that the technology was “not mature. An expert on lithium-ion technology. Regulation packaging would inhibit the potential of open fire and therefore enhance the probability of generating toxic gases.” (The pressure to employ lithium-ion batteries comes from their ability to deliver more power for a lot less weight. after such an event. the 777 soared as high as 45. Victor Ettel. READ MORE Violence in Venezuela Continues Lithium-ion batteries do not represent a fully mastered science.000 feet. They said it would be more accurate to describe them as the venting of gases. fire or a loss of oxygen due to a slow decompression of the air inside the airplane. the smoke would have been lethal to both passengers and crew. the effects are serious.
And so here we arrive at the intersection of the two timelines: the one beginning at the end and the one beginning with the 777’s change of course. compounding the problem. However…the failure to send a distress call still undermines the neatness of this picture. we need to understand the significance of the fact that the change in the flight plan was initiated by key commands on the computer.000 feet and then. in Malaysia or Vietnam. assumed an inherently stable attitude. the pilots failed to correct the stall. READ MORE Why Putin Did It The 777 is an inherently stable airplane. the airplane was in a condition where the autopilot could take over and fly it until the fuel ran out – which is what happened over the Mediterranean in 2005 when a Boeing 737 of Helios Airways lost cabin pressure and flew itself for three hours. in which the Airbus pitched up from 36. They had no control over its rapid descent into the ocean. enter it into the flight management system. As it approached the water the Airbus had. there was not enough urgency that they needed to disconnect the autopilot to do this. The second. created a high speed stall. 4 of 8 3/21/2014 10:16 PM . though. Hand-flying the turn at that altitude and cruise speed would not have given the passengers as smooth a ride as leaving the airplane in the hands of the flight management system which is able to micro-fly with great subtlety.html Home Mail News Sports Finance Weather Games Groups Answers Screen Flickr Mobile More puterized flight management system had shut down. It is the one firm remaining indictment of the pilots’ behavior.yahoo. The pilots could have simply felt that although the emergency required them to turn toward one of the several nearest airports. Much is being made of this as being sinister – that the pilots were either following some dark plot of their own or under duress from an intruder or intruders on the flight deck. which takes only slightly less time. the 777 would first have followed the kind of zigzag course at various altitudes that some radar reports indicate it did. READ MORE Timeline of the Missing Plane Until we know otherwise we have to accept that no such call was made.Yahoo News http://news. One expert I spoke with pointed out that if the Malaysian pilots fought to regain control after having lost it. is to disconnect the autopilot and hand-fly the airplane to its new course. no matter what its cause? First. Once stabilized by the pilots. The first is what the pilots did. with its wings level and its nose slightly up as it would be on a final approach to an airport. READ MORE Putin Celebrates Crimean Vote One stubborn fact punctures this de-criminalized scenario.com/zombie-flight-370-230500729--politics. Why was there no mayday distress call from the flight deck from the time when the change of course was programmed into the computers through the whole time the pilots were dealing with an emergency.Zombie Flight 370 . READ MORE Francis Sought Benedict's Critique There are two ways of making a radical change of flight plan like that. in fact.000 feet to 38.
A woman whose face and hands were ripped off by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009 came to the Connecticut State Capitol on Friday to ask permis- 5 of 8 3/21/2014 10:16 PM .Yahoo News http://news. READ MORE Do the Russian Sanctions Matter? And when it comes to tracking the entire flight. the British company whose satellite received the continual pinging for as long as the flight lasted.html Home Mail News Sports Finance Weather Games Groups Answers Screen Flickr Mobile More that Saturday? After all.Sign up for The Cheat Sheet Newsletter View Comments (131) Share this http://news.html?soc_sr Recommended for You Israel steps up talk of threat of force on Iran JERUSALEM (AP) — A rising chorus of Israeli voices is again raising the possibility of carrying out a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities in what appears to be an attempt to draw renewed attention to Associated Press Putin looks to Asia as West threatens to isolate Russia By Timothy Heritage and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) When President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty this week annexing Reuters Hit the Jackpot in Your Search for a New Car AdChoices Give Yahoo! Autos a spin . we remain dependent on the information from Inmarsat. Yahoo! Autos Sponsored This Week in the Civil War This Week in The Civil War. and research on hundreds of new makes and models.com/zombie-flight-370-230500729--politics. When she disappeared over the Pacific there were said to have been radio transmissions three hours after her last voice contact. reviews.Zombie Flight 370 . In 2014 we have suddenly lurched backward to 1937 and the world of Amelia Earhart. Associated Press With Russians on the doorstep. March. Related from The Daily Beast Putin’s Barefaced Lies Pussy Riot to Join WITW Summit Abbas Won’t Budge on Israel Issue Like us on Facebook . to knowing for exactly how long the 777 flew while not knowing at all which direction it took. Ukrainians hear duty's call A group of men were already waiting for Lt.yahoo. People are still hunting for her and her Lockheed Electra today.com/zombie-flight-370-230500729--politics.Follow us on Twitter . 23: Lincoln clarifies his 1863 Amnesty proclamation.for the web's best news. Roman Nakonichye when he arrived at 9 a.m. retrieving something as simple as an accurate radar track of the flight as it left the control of Malaysia and entered Vietnamese air space has proved to be strangely difficult. to put out his small wooden table out on the cobbled sidewalk near Kiev's InChristian Science Monitor Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state By Richard Weizel HARTFORD. for week of Sunday. Col.yahoo. Connecticut (Reuters) .
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