Saturday, March 8, 2014

Where is MH370?


Let us pray for them...

1 comment:

IT.Scheiss said...

This is very serious and the sudden loss of contact could point to sabotage (a bomb), a powerful explosion onboard (such a fuel tank explosion), a missile strike or some sudden rupture of the fuselage due to in-flight decompression due to structural failure or negligence, perhaps due to an improperly closed cargo hold door.

Structural failure plagued the British Comet jet airliners, the world’s first, with two sudden fuselage breakups in the air in 1954 with loss of all passengers.

The cabins of modern jet airliners today are pressurised or passengers would die when it’s flying at typical crusing altitudes (heights) of say 10,000 to 12,000 metres at which jet airliners fly today and this constant pressurisation when flying and non pressurisation when on the ground causes the fuselage skin to stretch a bit, like a balloon in flight and return to normal on the ground.

In the case of the Comet, this repeated pressurisation/non-pressurisation cycle eventually caused the metal fuselage skin to tear at altitude and pop like a balloon when pricked.

Lessons from the in-flight rupture of the Comet fuselage due to cabin pressure were resolved with the American Boeing 707 and later jet airliners, and certainly with the Boeng 777.

This would point to some other cause of in-flight explosion which would explain the sudden loss of contact.

If it was engine failure, fire, or something else, the pilot would have had time to radio distress but in this case, the pilot apparently had no time.

Based upon two hours flight time, the aircraft would have been near Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City when it lost contact, though Thailand denies it had entered Thai airspace and it was under Vietnam radar coverage at the time, so it could have either been over the Gulf of Siam just off the coast of Vietnam or Cambodia or over southern parts of Vietnam or Cambodia at the time.

Bangkok, Phnom Pehn and Ho Chi Minh City are within two hours flight time from KLIA.