For those who enjoy conspiracy theories, there is a very good one being circulated about how two jets and a captured US drone command post in Afghanistan led to the murder by the CIA of almost everyone on MH370 in order to stop the equipment being sold to China by the Taliban.
You can read it here.
For the past 16 months an extensive search has been underway for the missing Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines (MH370) in the Indian Ocean. Since a piece of debris was discovered a few weeks ago on the island of La Réunion, oceanographers in Kiel, Germany, have been attempting to trace the origin of the flaperon that is presumed to belong to the missing Boeing. The results of their recently completed computer model simulations show that the debris found on La Réunion probably originates from the eastern equatorial Indian Ocean.
In light of the news this week (which is great news for unravelling the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370), I thought it might be useful to try to explain some of the issues being talked about in the press. I know there’s a lot of news coverage at the moment; still, I’m hoping that you’ll end up with at least one little detail that you didn’t already know.
It’s no surprise that how aircraft are tracked and monitored has been headline news this year. The tragic disappearance of MH370 in March put the spotlight on aircraft surveillance like never before.
From the inside workings of transponders, to the differences between primary and secondary radar, I can’t remember a time when the technicalities of air traffic management were under greater public scrutiny.
A team of seismologists at one of China's top universities said they had detected a slight seismic event on the sea floor between Vietnam and Malaysia on March 8, which might be consistent with an airplane crashing into the sea, and possibly related to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has uncovered a previously uncharted shipwreck, leading officials to say Wednesday that if the plane is in their search zone they will find it.
The Australian-led team is scouring the southern Indian Ocean seabed in hope of finding the final resting place of MH370, which vanished on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
No wreckage from the flight, which was carrying 239 people, has ever been found.
Fugro Equator’s deep tow system detected a cluster of small sonar contacts in the southern part of the search area, 12 nautical
The Independent Group or (IG) for short, of which Brian Anderson is a member seems intent, even at this late date to make a statement designed as they put it to: "... assist the official search teams in their identification of where to concentrate their efforts to achieve the highest likelihood of timely success."
We will ignore for the moment that the (IG) has indeed already had it's chance to achieve this worthy goal by placing various "endpoints" in its reports of where it believes MH370 is most likely to rest.
In an anti-hijacking system for autopilot equipped aircraft, a transceiver communicates with at least one remote guidance facility. A panic button is activated by flight crew in case of hijacking. A manager is coupled to the transceiver and the panic button, as well as existing avionics including the aircraft's master computer and autopilot. Optionally, a relay is coupled between the pilot controls and selected aircraft flight systems.