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    Posted March 18, 2014 by
    Spacebud69
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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    MH370

     
    1. Did MH370 leave a contrail? If so, it's possible a satellite looking down on the Indonesian/Malaysian area might have seen it, IF it could be identified among the other cloudy things in the sky. MH370 may have pulled a white feathery smoke trail behind it. In my flight simulator, attempting to recreate the flight, it did.
    2. Was MH370 handed off to Vietnamese Air Traffic Control by Kuala Lumpur Center, or by Singapore Center? Again in my flight simulator, with a 777 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the flight went from Kuala Lumpur Center to Singapore Center before being handed off to Ho Chi Minh Center in Vietnam.
    3. The bit about MH370 climbing to 45000 feet is a bit preposterous. The flight left Kuala Lumpur with enough fuel to fly the six hours to Beijing and then to an alternate. Basically, at the time it was handed off to Ho Chi Minh Center, it would not have burned off enough fuel to enable it to reach 45000 feet. Indeed, it might have just had the ability to reach 35000.
    4. The bit about the passengers passing out at 45000 feet is also a bit "Iffy". Unless there was a catastrophic loss of pressure, the passengers might not have noticed anything at that altitude.
    These questions must be answered.
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