ready2go wrote:With the latest hot news reports in mind, how about a mysterious hijacking, kidnapping or terrorism event involving the MC?
I'm definitely thinking there was human intervention now, as the reports are saying. My dad was a plane mechanic in the Air Force, and worked for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for years, though by that time he was in policy and procedures, not working on planes. Anyway, he still has a lot of knowledge of planes, and when he said that the transponder has to be turned off by a person, and they figured it may have flown for HOURS after the last radar contact, I just don't think there's another logical explanation. Had it been a catastrophic failure, I think they would have found SOME wreckage by now, near where it dropped off radar. I could be wrong, of course, but I'm definitely leaning towards human intervention. And it's crazy that they haven't found anything yet. I've been fascinated by this story ever since it broke.