Questions tagged [mh370-incident]

For questions about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance. Please make your question as specific as possible; general questions inviting speculation about the cause or nature of the incident ("What do you think happened?") may be placed on hold until factual information is available.

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How can a computer model yield two possible flight paths of MH370 in South Indian Ocean?

I am reading this article on the NY Times, where they show two possible flight paths of the missing flight MH370 in the South Indian Ocean: I am wondering how they can come up with such specific ...
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Is it possible for a modern commercial airliner to stop being tracked without substantial mechanical failure?

I was speaking to someone about the MH370 incident, and they suggested that a hijacker could turn off the device that sends the plane's current position, resulting in the appearance of a catastrophic ...
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How could MH370 fly west when satellite pings went east? [duplicate]

I have a question perhaps best demonstrated with this image: Malaysia published two maps with the preliminary accident report which allege MH370 flew west from Penang to MEKAR (above Aceh Province) ...
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Could a pilot incapacitate other crew/passengers by manipulating cabin air quality/pressure?

Could a pilot of an airliner incapacitate everyone outside the cockpit by somehow triggering a loss of cabin pressure while simultaneously disarming the airplane's oxygen masks, manipulating the air ...
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MH370 blackbox - is it still possible to retrieve data from it?

If the blackbox of MH370 were to be found today, would it actually still provide any information, assuming that it was in 5km deep water or so for some 5 years now? If not, why would you still be ...
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How did the AAIB assist in locating MH370?

I saw on news that the AAIB helped to locate the missing MH370 flight, saying that it ended up in Indian Ocean, with the help of a whole new technology. I was wondering what kind of "new technology" ...
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How does one interpret the satellite data on flight MH370?

There seems to be a problem with some of the data released by the satellite company Inmarsat. Specifically, the handshake at 00:10:58 on 7/03/2014. In the left column the difference in time-stamp ...
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What is the nominal frequency of the satellite communications terminal on MH370?

What is the nominal frequency of the aircraft terminal on flt 370? (The terminal used to provide the handshake with the satellite). The raw data provided by the accident team does not specify this ...