Malaysian PM Mr Najib Razak announced on March 24, 2014 that based on analysis by Inmarsat, a British satellite firm, which provided satellite data and Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) of the UK, “.. that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth” He added “This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.”
Meanwhile Malaysian Airlines sent this text message, “Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived… we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.”
Lets get some facts before moving ahead;
00.41 hrs, 8 March: Malaysian Airlines flight MH – 370 takes off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing
01:19 hrs 8 March: Final contact with the plane
Kuala Lumpur – Beijing distance ~ 2650 miles, 6 hr 10 min duration
So basically the PM says that the flight crashed somewhere in South Indian Ocean off Australian coast. But the million dollar question is, where is the physical evidence to back it? Also, why did the plane change course so dramatically? Why were the communications sytems shut down? How could it evade civil & military radars? Was there any logical explanation to the sequence of events? Well according to one blogger Chris Goodfellow , yes , here https://plus.google.com/106271056358366282907/posts/GoeVjHJaGBz He argues that there is sane answer, fire in the aircraft, to the hapennings.
The angle that the flight might have landed somewhere secretly arose partly since the pilot’s simulator at his home had data of runways of Male airport, Diego Garcia (territory of UK but leased to US), Indian & Sri Lankan airports. Also, since the communications systems were shut down systematically to avoid detection evokes suspicion since there were no SOS calls. Zero Hedge has this http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-18/did-missing-flight-mh370-land-maldives-or-diego-garcia-full-updated-summary
Then there is this Maldivian angle http://www.haveeru.com.mv/news/54062 whereby residents of a remote Maldives angle Kuda Huvadhoo seeing a “low flying jumbo jet” on the morning the jet disappeared at around 6.15 am local time.
Although this revealation came in slightly late, about 11 days after the disappearance, the time / distance looks right. Think of it. The plane with enough fuel to traverse 6 – 7 hrs or ~ 2700 miles http://www.distance.to/Kuala-Lumpur/Beijing with last contact point 40 mins into flight dramatically changed course over Vietnam taking a U – turn. Now, the distance from KL to Maldives is ~ 2000 miles accounting for the 40 mins which the plane flew in the other direction http://www.distance.to/Kuala-Lumpur/Maldives And finally, the distance to Diego Garcia is 729 miles http://www.distance.to/Maldives/Diego-Garcia or about 2700 miles in total. And the time ~ 6.15 am is about the time the jet liner would have taken to reach the place. So the plane had enough fuel to reach this top secret base leased to the US. Again, why Diego Garcia? Well, may be there was something that interesting in the cargo which had to be transported to a secret destination for unloading? Anyone checked the cargo ?
We all love conspiracy theories, dont we?. Dont like simple explanations to stuf. Spare a thought to the relatives and friends of those who disappeared in the longest disappearance of a jetliner in commercial aviation history.