Missing Malaysian Flight 370MH: Could It Be On Land In the North Indian Ocean?

Could searchers for Missing Malaysia Flight 370MH be searching yet again in the wrong area for the missing plane?
Is it possible that the mysterious disappearance of the missing plane and it’s 239 passengers and crew, be somewhere else, possibly on land?

I’m not an expert in anything in this arena but, I have a mind and I have intuition and instinct.  Both of those are telling me that it’s quite possible that searchers should be looking on land in the northern areas of The Indian Ocean, rather than south, by Australia. 

Why am I saying this?  Maybe, I’m crazy.  Maybe, I’m just hopeful that the passengers are safe and sound somewhere or, at the least, many of them have survived and are alive and well?
Whatever the case may be, something is telling me instinctively that Malaysia Flight 370 is not in the southern Indian Ocean and there’s some dirt under fingernails somewhere. 

Besides my gut feelings, what logical reasons could I have for having this personal theory? 

Early in the missing plane’s disappearance, I wrote a brief entry where I described the sense that it may have been one or both of the pilots who were at the helm of the mystery.  Am I right?  Like everyone else right now, I don’t know for certain but, there’s a lot that points to the idea that it was perhaps, either or both pilot created and enacted. 

Firstly, the communication systems seem to have been deliberately turned off.  Both the transponder and the ACARS signalling systems had seemingly been turned off only 26 minutes after take-off.  There were no distress signals or maydays and no suggestion of any sort of mechanical failure at that point. Besides the pilot or co-pilot, not many regular folk would have knowledge of those systems and what needed to be turned off or, even how to turn them off.  Had this been a mechanical malfunction of the plane, simplistically, these systems would not have turned themselves off.  The transponder and the ACARS systems can both be disabled in the cockpit, even though the ACARS is situated further back, in the under-belly of the plane.  The transponder can be disengaged by the flip of a button and the ACARS can be at least partially rendered useless by the pull of a breaker switch in the cock-pit thus, the perpetrator hadn’t need of leaving the front cabin.

This is where a lot of questions come into play that don’t make sense to the current theory that the lost plane and its passengers are somewhere, laying in watery graves in the southern Indian Ocean, offshore from Perth, Australia. 

Perhaps, the most poignant question would have to be, why there? 

If one were to look at the idea that either of the pilots were to have been suicidal, then the question of why there, would have to come to mind.  Why fly a couple of hundred people several  hours to crash the plane into sea water when they were already over water at the time?  Why turn the plane around, travel west and south by several hours to plunge it into the ocean next to Australia?  Wasn’t there several thousands of miles of ocean before that point?

Next comes the idea that had a hijacker or even either of the pilots wanted to take this plane somewhere else, where the heck were they going in the southern Indian Ocean where there was nowhere to land and nowhere to go?  It doesn’t make sense in either of the above scenarios. 

One of the last radar sightings located the plane northwest of Penang.  The map below shows the areas of critical information.  The circles represent the take-off area and the expected destination.  The squares represent the radar sightings.  Look at where that plane was.  Does it make sense that it suddenly started to head west and then, south?
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Possible flight path areas originally posed…Why are they not looking to the north, on land?

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Current Search Area Map….

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So, what is wrong with this picture? 

Even are we to assume that perhaps, there was mechanical failure, fire, smoke or any other sort of mechanical failure, it does not explain why the communications systems were turned off within less than a half hour of take-off, the plane turned around quickly and heading back west, towards Malaysia again, without communication of trouble.  Furthermore, in layman’s logic, the plane was not programmed to fly back to the west, indicating that pilot manipulations had to be made to do so.  To go further to say (as some have speculated) that the plane’s pilots, crew and passengers were rendered “unconscious”, how is it that the plane made manoeuvers on it’s own, flying for another 6 to 7 hours, west, then south-west, until it ran out of fuel and landed in the southern Indian Ocean, west of Pert, Australia where searchers have now re-directed their search efforts?  It’s not adding up, is it?

There are all kinds of theories as well, as to how the chief pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a staunch supporter of the Malaysian Opposition party and may have been making a political statement to the Malaysian Government after Opposition Leader, Anwar Ibrahim, was jailed for “sodomy” (homosexual activity which is illegal in Malaysia).  This might be a possibility. 

There has also been alleged news that Shah’s wife and three children had left their home the day before the plane went missing and that though they had been estranged for quite awhile, Shah was also seeing another woman whom he was allegedly having trouble with.  All of this has led to speculation that the chief pilot might have wanted to have ended his own life.  As talked about above, there are many reasons why “suicide” with 238 other people in his hands, likely wan’t the case. 

More plausible is that Shah or someone else on board that plane, had reason to want to hijack the plane.  Possibilities have been speculated that besides political reasons, it might be that Shah was dissatisfied with the Malaysian Airline and what is alleged to have been “corrupt operations”.  Could it be that Shah, with personal troubles and nothing to lose, had decided to hijack the plane elsewhere and allow the airline to take the flack or go bankrupt? 

What strikes as a possibility is that Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian Government, were both quick to make a condemning statement to the families of the loved ones who were passengers on the missing flight that their loved ones were dead “with no survivors” via a text message.  Did they know what had happened…something, no one else knew?  Had they had communication from someone on that plane, having landed somewhere else, holding the passenger’s hostage to certain demands that are not being made public? 

There are so many questions that cannot be answered at this moment.  Everything is purely speculation and theories.  Nothing is known for certain.  Least of all, none of us have the right to blame either of the pilots for this mysterious loss of a plane and 237 other passengers without any proof.  It’s all purely hypothetical, based on questions that are being raised and nothing more.  No one should be condemned to such alleged sins without proof.  Both pilots may be heroes for all that anyone knows. 

Right now though, something is fishy.  Something stinks.  A lot of things don’t add up.  At least, not to the civilian mind or even the logical mind. 

Perhaps, it’s purely wishful thinking on my part?  Perhaps, I’m simply crazy?  Perhaps, I’m hanging onto hope that those missing passengers, the pilots and their families will be re-united?  Perhaps, my imagination has gone awry?  Or, maybe, I’m putting two and two together to come up with five because I’m not, by any means, knowledgeable in aeronautics and am ignorant to the realities of what the experts know?

Whatever has happened, I hope that I’m right and that Flight 370 is not under the depths of the Indian Ocean in a watery grave.  My hope is that these people will eventually be found alive and well and put back in the arms of their loved ones soon.  That’s my thoughts as they continue to claim to find more and more debris, found daily in the Southern Indian Ocean (a known “garbage dump” for ships) is proof of the missing flight then, proclaim it a mistake.  I’m sticking to my hope and intuition…..at least, for now or, until proven otherwise.    ,

 

 

 

 

   

Missing Malaysian Flight 370 May Have Landed Somewhere Else

Call me crazy but, there’s something fishy about the missiing Malaysian Flight 370 that leads me to believe the potential that the plane was possibly intentionally flown out of the intended flight path and possibly landed somewhere else, outside the current search range.

The Boeing 777, carrying 239 people in staff and passengers, had about 7.5 hours worth of fuel and was scheduled to head from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, a flight of approximately 2700 miles.

The last transponder communication showed that the plane was several hundred miles off course to Beijing, having turned towards the west. The transponder and communications equipment was turned off and not seemingly, accidently or by direct impact.

There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the plane’s disappearance, not the least which includes how the transponder could possibly have been accidently turned off.  Turning off a transponder is a deliberate act.  Transponders are manufactured to withstand impact, water, salt and fresh as well as fire.  There is little chance in what I’ve been hearing that the transponder malfunctioned but, was intentionally shut off.

This leaves the question of who turned it off as well as the other communication systems that shut down within minutes of one another?

Could it have been a hijacker, or was it one or both of the pilots themselves?

More to come but, my suspicion is that Flight 730 is somewhere on ground, landed, not crashed.

If Companies Were Run Like Some Doctor’s Offices They’d Be Out of Business

phoneDoctors are businesses in and of themselves.  If any other company was run the way that some doctor’s offices are run, they’d be out of business.

I’ve recently had need to see a medical specialist.  It’s not that I love doctors and having to take time off of work to go to see them.  Nor, do I love to take even more time off to go through the multitude of tests that they will inevitably put most of us through and then, more time to go back for the results, which usually leads to either a treatment plan or the statement, “we’ll see you in (blank amount of time) and keep an eye on things,” if everything turns out alright but, the problem is still there.

What irks me most about this entire “specialist” process is that there are some that make getting ahold of the country’s president or prime minister easier to do than getting through to their offices and office staff.

There have been a couple of specialist’s offices that do not answer their phones during the working day.  You never get to speak to a human being.  There is only voicemail to speak to and that, can be disarming and leave patients with insecurity.

When a patient has a health issue that requires seeing a specialist, it’s usually not an insignificant problem.  Some of them can be quite alarming or frightening.  That means that when a patient has an ongoing issue and needs guidance, they should be able to get through to a real, live person and not a voicemail message which leaves you feeling uncertain, uneasy and unheard.  Not only that but, it’s not always possible to continue calling back or, to receive a return call to discuss or answer their questions while at work or out amongst the public.  Who wants to discuss their health issues and concerns while out in public or take a personal call during work hours when you’re not supposed to get personal calls during working hours?

The last few months, I’ve had an ongoing set of issues that have been both troublesome and worrisome;.  I was put on a treatment plan that came with side effects as well as the initial effects of the problem itself.  Even the tests were invasive and caused a few days to a week to recover from.

During these six or so months, I’ve had three occasions where I’ve needed either an answer or to book an appointment.  All that I got on many tries at calling over two weeks, was their voicemail and only able to leave a message, telling them what I was calling about and leaving a number where I could be reached for a return call. Normally, that wouldn’t be as much of a problem, if, calls were returned within a reasonable amount of time.  However, that’s not how this office works. Their voicemail clearly states that the receptionist is either “assisting a patient or away from her desk”.  It then goes on to say that “if this is an emergency, please go to your local hospital”.  Anyone been in a hospital ER lately?  The usual wait time is anywhere from 4 to 14 hours to be seen.  Not an option to just ask a question and certainly not what is needed for a non-urgent situation or, to simply make an appointment.

Realizing that much, I waite to hear the rest of the instructions before getting to the portion where you can actually leave a message.  That is when you hear, “due to the large volume of calls per day, please leave only ONE message and allow 24 to 48 hours for a return call.  Your call will be returned in priority sequence.”

You leave your message complete with details and a return number but, this now leaves you with at least a 24 to 48 hour window to expect a call back.  Do you know where you’re going to be every moment of the next 24 to 48 hours?  I don’t.  I could be in the shower or, doing my grocery shopping, at work where I’m not supposed to be receiving personal calls unless it’s a dire emergency from a family member.  I could be taking my dog out for his walk or I might, heaven forbid, be in the bathroom when that one call comes and I have to start that process all over again or, worst of all, you’re with others and you can’t ask the questions you need and want to ask.

There are so many more scenarios that I think all of us can think of that cause us to start panicking over not only the original issue we called about but, how we can’t make ourselves totally available for 24 to 48 hours, making it totally unreasonable to expect. The last two times I’ve had to call that office, I was in somewhat of a panic over certain issues that arose during treatment.  I really needed answers as to what was going on and whether or not I needed to be seen.  I got the voicemail message as usual.  I tried. I really did try to call several dozen times to see if I could catch the receptionist either at her desk or not assisting another patient.  There wasn’t a time that it happened.  As a matter of fact, I’ve been in that office and watched her.  She’s been at her desk the entire 2 plus hours that I’ve been waiting and besides having to book another appointment for someone, her pretty little rear never left that chair nor, was she constantly with patients.  She brooded and moaned about how busy she was to every patient that walked out from seeing the doctor but, she was there and often talked about her tea or the type of vacation she was going to take next.  Chit-chat that took up time but, not time on that phone.

The past couple of times that I’ve called, I’ve waited for over a week and not received a call back.  That’s resulted in having to break the rules and leave yet, a second message (gasp).  Two days after that again, I finally received a return call.  Both were at totally inopportune times.  Try giving your personal details and information while at a check-out that you cannot escape or, being at work with your manager by your desk, upset that you’re taking a personal call.  Both have happened to me with this system.

Again, it’s been two days without a return call and I’m concerned.  I can’t get the answers anywhere else right now so, I’m stuck in this system, filled with worry and impatience.  This time though, I’ve waited the 24 hours and called again, leaving a second message.  They can get as ticked as they want to but, this is a service and a business and it’s my health.  I have a right to not be held hostage by a little twirp, sitting behind a desk, worried about her coffee getting cold and chatting about her flight with the nurse or a patient who could give a damn about it and just wants out of the office to go on with her day as she’s already been there for 3 hours.

Yes, I’d love to go to another specialist and drop this office’s rear end in the dust but, this isn’t the only doctor’s office that I’ve run into this problem with.  Worst of all, most doctors especially specialists, are only in the office 3 or so days out of a week or, are not taking on new patients.  It’s not easy to change without a 3 or 4 month wait for an appointment with them nor, to start all over again with someone new.

I have run businesses and I work for one.  I can tell you that if any of these companies were to operate the way that these doctor’s offices are run, they’d quickly be closing their doors. Why can doctors get away with this?  They shouldn’t.  It’s time to speak up when we find these types of situations.  It is, afterall, our health.  Without that, nothing else matters much, does it?