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    Posted March 18, 2014 by
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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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    ACARS - Changes to Flight Management System

     
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    1:07AM - ACARS reports (looks like there was a change to the Waypoints - as seen with the Flight Management System data pushed down to MAS home base)

    1:19AM - Co-Pilot signs of with Malaysian Air Traffic Control with "All right; Good night"

    1:21AM - Transponder turned Off

    1:37AM - Next ACARS event does not happen - means that ACARS is turned Off

    Now let us look at this: - either the Pilot or Co-Pilot changed the waypoints before 1:07AM - because the ACARS data shows changes to the Flight Management System

    At 1:19AM the Co-pilot is stating that all is OK.

    This clearly implies that EITHER:

    A) the Co-pilot & Pilot were complicit together in changing the waypoints OR

    B) the Co-pilot had taken full control of the cockpit (with pilot locked out) OR

    C) a Hijacking event happened well before the 1:07AM ACARS event (because the FMS had been modified)

    If it is (A) - then it must mean a jointly planned event by the two pilots - they probably had a destination in mind

    If it is (B) - then a voice analysis of the co-pilot's last message is needed. This also means that the co-pilot took charge of the airplane well before 1:07AM. This is quite surprising - as the Pilot would not have left the cockpit - till they reached cruising altitude - even for a bathroom break. The Pilot would have raised major alarms if he saw the co-pilot changing the course/waypoints.

    If it is (C) - then we need a hijacker/s who a totally aware of commercial piloting - including changing Waypoints; turning off transponders and ACARS. Again - very unlikely that a hijacking event could occur during initial Climb and the push to cruising altitude.

    My guess is that it is (A) - where the two pilots were in cahoots and planned this whole thing well before the flight
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