Thursday, March 13, 2014


The explanation may end up being mundane (and, of course, tragic) but this Malaysian Airlines mystery is suddenly something out of a Bond movie.
U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU -2.04% Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, according to two people familiar with the details, raising the possibility that the plane could have flown on for hundreds of additional miles under conditions that remain murky.


gratuitous said...

I've wondered for a couple of days if this wasn't something like what happened to PGA golfer Payne Stewart a few years ago. In that instance, Stewart was flying in a small plane where the cabin slowly depressurized. Everyone on board drifted off to sleep from lack of oxygen, but the plane's autopilot kept it flying until it ran out of gas.

I don't know if something like that could happen to a large passenger jet, but it might explain the lack of a mayday signal, loss of contact, possible deviation from flight course, and other anomalies that we know about. I'm sure it's occurred to the experts who are trying to track this down.

pansypoo said...

i was gonna mention payne. i was in iowa when he was dead overhead.

he plane expert on NPR said oxygen could be cut by the 777 systems.