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12th Mar 2015, 12:56
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Posted By mrbigbird

MH370 new thread after previous one closed.

What happened to the old thread?

Why was it closed?

Some quick observations.

If as seems increasingly more apparent that it was one of the pilots who took control of the aircraft.

Some...
23rd Oct 2014, 13:09
Replies: 61
Views: 14,551
Posted By mrbigbird

From the Sydney Morning Herald today

From the Sydney Morning Herald today

"Indonesian fighter jet pilots had "locked on" their weapon systems to an Australian light plane on Wednesday before its pilots decided to comply with the...
11th Oct 2014, 14:41
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,315,074
Posted By mrbigbird

Can it be made to work to match reported endurance?

Please could somebody guide me, or correct me if I am wrong, but I estimate if MH370 reached FL350 @ 17:07 UTC the fuel remaining was 97,550lb and then given a further 5 minutes cruise to a minute...
17th Aug 2014, 16:07
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,510,472
Posted By mrbigbird

Typo

This just in. SMH.

Deep cuts: Gareth Evans.

“For us, it’s about controlling what we can control, and pulling out $1 billion worth of costs [and] continuing to improve the network and the...
17th Aug 2014, 15:41
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,510,472
Posted By mrbigbird

Exclamation How much have Joyce and Clifford Lost?

Just done some calculations based on how much Clifford and Joyce have lost in all of their failed endeavours.

Previous posts have focused on profit and loss - which is fair enough especially as...
20th Mar 2014, 12:59
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Views: 21,315,074
Posted By mrbigbird

Very well sourced bloomberg story. Including fuel load.

FBI Joins Malaysia Jet Probe as Simulator Data Sought
By Angus Whitley, Manirajan Ramasamy and David Fickling
March 19, 2014 11:00 PM EDT
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The U.S. Federal Bureau...
18th Mar 2014, 14:51
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Views: 21,315,074
Posted By mrbigbird

@ speed of sound I have seen reports that...

@ speed of sound

I have seen reports that claim the last two pings were at the same location which some suggested could mean it was on the ground.

Given that 59 minutes could have elapsed...
18th Mar 2014, 14:42
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Posted By mrbigbird

The mirror image on the northern arc

From crikey.com blog

The head of the Australian Search:

"He wouldn’t be drawn on the possibility that MH370 has come down along the mirror image northern hemisphere arc from which the last...
18th Mar 2014, 14:30
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Posted By mrbigbird

China again.

There sure do seem to be a lot of stories popping up tonight about China.

As has been the pattern since day one it is investigative journalism that is providing all the new legitimate leads and...
18th Mar 2014, 14:04
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Views: 21,315,074
Posted By mrbigbird

"China searches own territory for missing...

"China searches own territory for missing Malaysia Airlines jet


7:26 AM, March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

China is hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 over its own territory, state...
18th Mar 2014, 13:34
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Posted By mrbigbird

Holes in the story - and radar.

I have read this thread from day 1.

Loads of wacky theories out there. Like really out there.

But amongst all the chatter here on pprune there is occasionally some real cutting edge analysis...
14th Mar 2014, 13:17
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Posted By mrbigbird

Reported by Singapore Today on Twitter "This is...

Reported by Singapore Today on Twitter
"This is latest and most accurate flight path and the reason why the search is now where it is"
https://twitter.com/sgify


Looking at this track I think...
14th Mar 2014, 12:53
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,315,074
Posted By mrbigbird

Quote: "The more one sees , and the more one...

Quote:
"The more one sees , and the more one reads, especially regarding the route being flown and the timing of dropping off of all comms, the more this looks like a very carefully planned and...
14th Mar 2014, 12:29
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,315,074
Posted By mrbigbird

Let's back track. Transponder turned off. ...

Let's back track.

Transponder turned off.

ATC ask aircraft flying ahead to try to make contact on the emergency frequency.

This was achieved. But I have seen no transcript even from...
14th Mar 2014, 12:00
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,315,074
Posted By mrbigbird

As the bird flies.

If reports about the likely (destination according to radar plots) is to be believed, and subsequently proved as being the Andaman Islands and we accept that someone set up a very deliberate flight...
14th Mar 2014, 11:12
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Posted By mrbigbird

"I don't subscribe to the theory of someone else...

"I don't subscribe to the theory of someone else hijacking the plan because by know the backgrounds of all those on board would have been examined and anyone without a pilot's licence learning to...
14th Mar 2014, 10:08
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,315,074
Posted By mrbigbird

Decompression goes out of the window.

If the latest reports of the aircraft following waypoints turbot to be true, and there appear to be radar tracks to verify this, all thought of a decompression event can now be discarded. Well at...
14th Mar 2014, 10:03
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Views: 21,315,074
Posted By mrbigbird

If god forbid you were of 'a mind' to crash a...

If god forbid you were of 'a mind' to crash a plane into the deep blue ocean and never be found, as some have speculated here, I would suggest that you would have no need or desire to follow way...
24th Jan 2014, 11:52
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,510,472
Posted By mrbigbird

Board room high jinks and junkets.

Crisis, what crisis?

Reliably informed that the entire board and their families all headed up to New York the week before Christmas.

Strange way to cut costs. Especially when the rest of the...
24th Jan 2014, 11:25
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,510,472
Posted By mrbigbird

Where's Wally?

Last seen heading off to Dubai.

Where is Alan?

And where's Olivia?

She is quoted that she loves a good crisis. Must be loving herself sick at present.
19th Jan 2014, 12:00
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,510,472
Posted By mrbigbird

Lightbulb Making the board accountable

Busdriver07

"Well change the Board!"

>>>>>>>

Busdriver is on to something here. It's perhaps the only way to go on the offensive instead of waiting for the grand plan of Clifford/Joyce to...
3rd Aug 2013, 14:22
Replies: 93
Views: 26,538
Posted By mrbigbird

Join the dots

Something big is up. That seems certain. Too much chatter to be anything less.

I keep hearing repeated references to a restructure focused on two distinct fleets. The comments above about a new...
18th Nov 2010, 12:13
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,106,755
Posted By mrbigbird

Question Engines that need to be replaced still flying

Obviously if 40 engines in the world wide fleet of A380 a/c need to be replaced, a fair swag of those must be on the Singapore Airlines fleet.

Meaning there are currently Singapore aircraft...
14th Nov 2010, 12:11
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,106,755
Posted By mrbigbird

Question parabellum Thanks for that AD. Very...

parabellum

Thanks for that AD.

Very interesting.

Not sure how these things work. With an AD like this in general, (or even better yet specifically with regards this one), is an inspection...
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