Share this on:
 E-mail
164
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view Brad1108's profile
    Posted March 12, 2014 by
    Brad1108
    Location
    Chicagoland, Illinois
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    More from Brad1108

    MH 370 Credible report that is not covered by CNN

     
    As a former professional pilot, the report from an oil rig worker who thinks he saw MH370 burning sounds very credible to me as he was very precise in his description.... https://twitter.com/BobWoodruff/status/443713159732289536/photo/1

    Based on his observation, it seems highly likely the aircraft fire that he observed damaged most of the electronics, particularly if the fire was caused by an explosion. Perhaps the pilots were able to quickly set the autopilot to turn back toward Malaysia using basic “heading” mode (which could be done in a few seconds), before becoming incapacitated. The aircraft may have then flown on autopilot with only backup battery power, in one direction with everyone on board unconscious, until it ran out of fuel or until the autopilot disconnected when the battery quit. If an explosion and fire did occur, it is very likely some of the windows were blown out causing loss of consciousness for all on board within seconds. The pilots are trained to don their oxygen masks and descend immediately but the force of the explosion and depressurization or wind force from blown out windows may have prevented this. Because the fire did not continue to burn as reported by the rig worker, the aircraft may have been capable of flight for a period of time.

    Another possibility, perhaps even more likely, assuming the fire or explosion disabled the crew and entire electrical system immediately.... the Boeing 777 could "drift" without autopilot as it would have limited positive stability for a period of time until the consumed fuel moved the center of gravity (without flight control adjustment) to eventually cause the aircraft to become unstable.

    It is my hope that CNN gives the report from the oil rig worker the attention that it needs.

    • TAGS:

    • GROUPS:

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story