- Posted March 18, 2014 by
San Jose, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
ACARS - Changes to Flight Management System
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