I would like to think that the planes had to be very close to each other, to achieve a one blip ping. But possible, with a very good pilot flying visual.CpnCrunch wrote:Interesting theory here:
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He's saying that another 777 had the exact same track as the one that showed up on radar. His theory is that flight 370 snuck in behind it, so that it would remain undetected. I think that's a bit of a stretch, although if his analysis is correct it does bring up a few possibilities. Most likely would be that the military radar just picked up a completely different plane and flight 370 is somewhere else completely. Assuming that the satellite transceiver did actually remain on for hours afterwards, that would mean that the plane either flew on autopilot with the crew unconscious until it ran out of fuel, or else they managed to land it somewhere gently enough that the power remained on to the satellite transceiver for hours afterwards. (Unfortunately I think the second possibility is pretty unlikely).
Second possibility: The plane did actually crashed south of Viet Nam, and the rest of the pings relate to another aircraft entirely. In this part of the world, many aircraft fly with either defective transponders, or cloaked. I have tried to track flights here in Af, that did not exist on tracking sites...
Third option: People mention very well trained pilots, flying sophisticated maneuvers, to avoid being identified. If these pilots were so good, and had planned it so well, then they would not have stupidly crashed out of fuel. They would be somewhere having rum and cigars.( Sorry, that was 40 years ago. They would be drinking tea, and smoking shishas!)
If the third options is right, it could explain the theory of the GE pings. It could also explain while relatives got mobile messages that the phones were alive. Passengers? Another question.
Regarding the Inmarsat pings, I even have doubts. When flying with CASARA, I have worked with printout of ELT pings. They are very hard to interpret, and you could produce the result you wanted.
So it leaves two questions in my wary mind.
The first is follow the money. We all agree on this?
Who looses the most? Or gains the most, from these scenarios? The loss of an aircraft is nothing compared to the loss to Boeing shareholders. The 777 has a good reputation, and the loss of MH370 to a mechanical failure would have hurt Boeing shares a lot. So, nothing better than to extend the search, and eventually find the plane much later, with a lesser impact on share prices. After all, we live in a world of deception, and financial matters matter.
It is very easy for a powerful western nation to use this event, with Muslim pilots, to divert attention from the facts.
Note: A plane that comes in the opposite direction, and goes to FL45, than descents, and continues to fly, and disappear, is a typical spy plane. We have them over here. The CL 600 do it all the time.
This is not Canada here...
All right, good night!