Senior Pilot Calls Media Speculation About Malaysian Airline ‘Disturbing’
Chris Goodfellow, an airline pilot with years of experience, says speculation over the missing Malaysian airline flight is disturbing because of the ignorance. None of the pilots they've interviewed as experts had as much experience as the pilot on the plane, so they're not going to think like him. Goodfellow says he knows EXACTLY where the plane is.Goodfellow says an experienced pilot flying over ocean ALWAYS has in mind where the nearest airport is in case of an emergency. When the flight turned left, that's where he was going. Look at a map. Nearest airport? Palau Langkawi. Turning back would have been too dangerous.
Why were the communications systems turned off? That's a safe strategy in the case of a fire.
For me the loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense if a fire. There was most likely a fire or electrical fire. In the case of fire the first response if to pull all the main busses and restore circuits one by one until you have isolated the bad one.
So why were the communication systems never switched back on? There are few ways to counteract the deadly threat of smoke in the airplane. It is likely the pilot and passengers died on their way to the safe airport and the plane continued on autopilot until it ran out of fuel or the fire overtook the autopilot.
It was probably a serious event and they simply were occupied with controlling the plane and trying to fight the fire. Aviate, Navigate and lastly communicate.
Want to find the plane? Follow a straight line along that route.