By the way, these damn numbers keep coming to me in a dream. 4 8 15 16 23 42
4 8 15 16 23 42 "the truth that cannot be known"
"Those whom heaven helps we call the sons of heaven. They do not learn this by learning. They do not work it by working. They do not reason it by using reason. To let understanding stop at what cannot be understood is a high attainment. Those who cannot do it will be destroyed on the lathe of heaven." - Chuang Tse.
Should we content ourselves to defer to Occam's Razor? "Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily." IOW "when you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better." "When it makes no difference, there is no difference." - Spock
_________________________ . "...or am I a butterfly dreaming she's a woman?"
I was sent this a bit ago from my son in law , a pilot also interested in aviation topics. This guy believes that the plane snuck past India and Pakistan in the shadow of another 777 which for sometime had the same flight path, then once it was past the military radars of those countries veered off to land somewhere else.
Interesting. Seems like he has looked at the situation with a knowledgable eye
the most reasonable theory I've heard (and does not involve terrorists or aliens)
Flight 370-A Simple Theory - Aviate-navigate & lastly-communicate is the mantra in such situations.
A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet BY CHRIS GOODFELLOW03.18.146:30 AM
The left turn is the key here. Zaharie Ahmad Shah1 was a very experienced senior captain with 18,000 hours of flight time. We old pilots were drilled to know what is the closest airport of safe harbor while in cruise. Airports behind us, airports abeam us, and airports ahead of us. They’re always in our head. Always. If something happens, you don’t want to be thinking about what are you going to do–you already know what you are going to do. When I saw that left turn with a direct heading, I instinctively knew he was heading for an airport. He was taking a direct route to Palau Langkawi, a 13,000-foot airstrip with an approach over water and no obstacles. The captain did not turn back to Kuala Lampur because he knew he had 8,000-foot ridges to cross. He knew the terrain was friendlier toward Langkawi, which also was closer.
The loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense in a fire. When I heard this I immediately brought up Google Earth and searched for airports in proximity to the track toward the southwest.
For me, the loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense in a fire. And there most likely was an electrical fire. In the case of a fire, the first response is to pull the main busses and restore circuits one by one until you have isolated the bad one. If they pulled the busses, the plane would go silent. It probably was a serious event and the flight crew was occupied with controlling the plane and trying to fight the fire. Aviate, navigate, and lastly, communicate is the mantra in such situations.
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