The disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 which left Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing Capital international airport on March 8, 2014, has left me puzzled and disillusioned.
Although I don’t want to believe lot of bizarre theories doing rounds, I feel overpowered with a feeling that what followed the disappearance is not exactly a genuine investigation.
It is more of a massive cover-up operation.
I am saying this because the handling of this unfortunate mishap has been murky right from the beginning.
MH 370 left Malaysia at 00:41. The Last Malaysian ATC voice contact happened at 1:19. The pilot said: “All right, good night”. At 1:22 the transponders of the plane went off. At 1:30, the pilot of another plane contacted MH 370 on the request of the Vietnamese ATC. The contact was established but the pilot could only hear mumbling and static. This was the last live contact reported. The last automated hourly ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) handshake with Inmarsat satellite reportedly took place at 8:10
The flight was scheduled to arrive at Beijing at 6:30 am. But the Malaysia Airlines announced at 7:41 that the flight MH 370 was missing and that the search and rescue operations were initiated.
According to some reports and technical data provided by engine manufacturer Rolls Royce based on its ACARS data from the flight, MH 370 was aloft about 4 to 5 hours after the transponders went off. But these reports were challenged by Malaysia.
Then there were reports about two of the passengers flying on stolen passports and insinuations that it the disappearance could be an act of terrorism. But again there were counter reports claiming the two men were more likely to be asylum seekers than terrorists.
What I feel is that when there is an investigation at such a high level with so many parties – governments, defence establishments, aviation experts – the clues and the data must converge. If this does not happen it clearly means that one or more of the parties are either hiding data or providing false data.
But why would that happen?
The most plausible and logical reason is that “something” powerful doesn’t want the truth to be out as it would severely damage “its” interests.
If the safety of the passengers and the crew were paramount (which should be the case ideally), the alert should have been sounded at around 1:22 when the transponders went off. Instead the world ostensibly came to know about it at 7: 41 i.e. more than six hours after the transponders went off.
From the very beginning any theory pointing to the technical, mechanical or communication glitch has been quickly rebuffed. Everything was “absolutely perfect” about the aircraft and the aviation technology. Instead the theories of “situation beyond the human control” have been aggressively pushed.
Is this what we have achieved with globalization, and telecommunication revolution?
No. I firmly believe that technology today is powerful enough to have possibly averted the mishap in the first place and also to have searched the plane after the disaster struck.
Unless, the technology was not intended to be used that way.
Why? It may be because some people have decided that it is in the best of the interests of this world to never know about it.
I might be sounding skeptical but for me things in this case don’t add up. And I hope to be proved wrong on my skepticism
The world owes to the crew and the passengers of that ill fated flight.
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