MH370, The Search

And so the search for the Malaysian plane continues.

What do the Australians say now?

Are they still following dolphins?

What other theories are cropping up now?

Does the plane carry people fleeing towards Australia?

Was the plane brought down because

it was mistaken to be a security threat?

Was the plane under some remote control?

Was the plane brought down to distract public attention

from what was going to happen somewhere else?

Courtney Love has another theory

and she has this picture of the waters

in the Indian Ocean.

No sign of dead bodies floating, though


What say you, we get Mad Max to check this out?

For another Academy Award?

Fuselage Bullet Holes

Missiles, I repeat, don’t make bullet holes.

Fighter planes do.


MH17 Fuselage.mp4

(where can you get fighter planes over the Indian Ocean?)

Mary Schiavo


Mine Detector for MH370

I do suggest a mine detector, or a simple magnetic metal detector, for the search for the MH370.

After all, the plane is made up of a whole lot of metal, and some bodies.

I still say submarines with both sonar and magnetic locator will be best for the search.

Drone Hacked

Drone hack explained: Professor details UAV hijacking

Published time: July 03, 2012 04:10

Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (U.S. Air Force/Handout/Files)

Todd Humphreys’ tale about hacking a civilian drone in front of the Department of Homeland Security has gone viral since he conducted the experiment last month. Now the assistant professor at the University of Texas explains his work to RT.

In an interview with RT America this week, Todd Humphreys of the University of Texas at Austin’s Radionavigation Laboratory reveals that it only took a few researchers, around $1,000 in parts and some seriously smart software to send signals to an unmanned aerial vehicle’s GPS receiver, hijack the craft in mid-air and then have it do the department’s bidding — all right in front of Homeland Security agents.

“The navigations systems of these drones have a variety of sensors,” explains Humphreys, “…but at the very bottom is a GPS unit — and most of these drones that will be used in the civilian airspace have a civilian GPS unit which is wide open and vulnerable to this kind of attack. So if you can commander the GPS unit, then you can basically spoon feed false navigation information to the navigation center of these drones.”

By compiling several years’ worth of research into custom-made software, Humphreys was able to do exactly that recently — and right before the DHS. By 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration expects to have as many as 30,000 drones flying over the United States. According to Humphreys, though, the FAA might want to make a few changes before they roll out a domestic UAV for local law enforcement agencies to use.

“I’m a big proponent of bringing in drones to the national airspace. They are going to come and we might as well expect it. The question is, how can we bring them in reliably?” he asks. “And right now the dangers of bringing them in, before addressing this problem, is that someone on the ground could hack the drones and turn them into their own device, making them go to a different place or along a different path. So it could cause loss of life, it could cause collisions. But I hope that we can address the problem long before that happens.”

Humphreys explains to RT that he went into the experiment expecting a real challenge by hacking the drone’s GPS with a homemade spoofer device, but along with some students, he says he “worked hard to demonstrate that it was indeed possible, and perhaps within the capability of other hackers.”

“I think the vast majority of Americans are fascinated by drones,” he adds, “But there is a lack of deep understanding of the inner workings of the technology and perhaps of the safety threats,” which his team is now hoping to highlight by experiments such as these.

Also up for discussion, he stresses, is the issue of privacy.

“I’ve got some tall fences around the back of my house and I have a reasonable expectation of privacy when I’m having a barbecue in the back of the house, so of course I wouldn’t like to have any drone surveying me and my family as were having a barbecue, but I’d like to see these kinds of concerns balanced with the kind of economic benefit that drones can bring,” he says. “So whereas we’d like to welcome them in, we have to address problems of privacy. Now we have to address problems of safety before 2015 when the FAA opens these skies up to drones. “


(so, as I figured, these things can be hacked and controlled afterwards, like the MH370?  Was the MH370 a demonstration or an experiment?))

The Autopilot

In one of my previous posts about the MH370, I asked the question, “What do you usually do after signing off from the control tower with “‘all right, good night,”?

I would have replied with : turn on the autopilot.

You see, there are two autopilot switches and two flight director switches. If a flight director switch is on, the corresponding autopilot switch is off. Only one autopilot switch should be on to fly the plane manually. Two autopilot switches should be on for auto flying.

On takeoff, one flight director switch is on and therefore one autopilot switch is already on because the other flight director switch is off.

After takeoff and after the pilot signs off, he flicks the last autopilot switch on. This should be the first time that both autopilot switches will be on.

And this is the time that it happens. The plane banks ever so gently as the autopilot limits the degree of banking. People do not notice this because it is dark outside and it was a lazy turn.

Why it turned puts out a lot of possibilities. One possibility is that both pilots were unaware of what was happening. If the autopilot has taken control of the plane and the flight director management and switches are useless, the only control the pilots will have is to climb or to dive the plane. Of course there will be panic, but upon calling the control or issuing a mayday announcement, they found out that the transponder frequencies were altered, and nobody could hear them. Worse, they are encountering jamming frequencies, in which case this has now turned to another possibility : the conspiracy theory. Another program was loaded which is now being followed by the plane.

Cell phone calls could not get out. Either the whole plane is shielded, or the plane control for the cell phone transmission is out of whack. Satellites will be able to follow the plane, but then the specific satellite would have prior idea of which plane to follow. The radar installations in the region being traversed by the MH370 is kind of sleepy and not in tune.

If the pilots become aware that something is controlling the plane remotely, they try an abrupt ascent to break this control and then a sudden descent.

Another possibility is that when the last autopilot switch was turned on, there was a short circuit, and thereafter there was the scramble to locate circuit breakers and such.

But then again, why direct the plane towards Perth?

Of course the flight recorder may show what happened, but the ACARS would have helped a lot.


(note that if the flight recorder became detached from the plane when it crashed, it may very well be floating around carried by the counterclockwise gyre current)


Square One-Plus

Again I say, that the only point where the search is sure to have started is at that point when the pilot of MH370 signed off from the control tower.

Why is it that those blasted people who claimed that they saw this particular plane flying so low in some area were not interviewed.

It would be a great thing if these people would go up on tv to answer questions. Then we will know if they are telling the truth, and that the search is truly on a misleading track.

It would be a one-step ahead of square one. this is an actual plane sighting., not yet a debris sighting. EH?

Submarine sonars

Wrong again!

Submarine sonars have a much, much wider range of “sight” than remote controlled submersibles. Subs can see gorges and undersea hills underwater. Do not underestimate the ‘sight” of submarines until you have gone down in one of them. What is more, it can go deeper and make deeper depth soundings. It can be maneuvered like a car being driven on a freeway. Get it?

Why else do you think these sonars are fitted to subs if they will not be able to provide ample warnings of enemy shipping before they are discovered?

Again I say, CNN should put up experts who are knowledgeable about what they are talking about!

Otherwise these people would just make excuses as to why  things happened like that! These people on the CNN have yet to suggest anything useful to the search!


12 Planes, 15 Ships, 6 pings, Zero Points, No Plane.

Yup! With all these resources at their disposal, the search outfit have garnered zero results.

Isn’t this just about the time that they blame the Russians for the negative results?

They must have set loose half a dozen dolphins with a pinger on each of their snouts,

leading them into a wild goose chase.

Er, dolphin chase.

What a waste!

I coulda done better wit my rubber ducky!



Diego Garcia

AHA! I had no idea that this American base was close to the MH370 search sites.

Curiously enough, such a base like this should have a radar installation that could detect large planes like the MH370!


The fact that this was mentioned as an American base got me to search further on this subject.

And lookee what I found, a conspiracy theory website——

This in turn rekindled my hunch about the flight system aboard the MH370

to have been tampered with using the addition of a remote-control device

to fly the plane by a joystick from a site like Diego Garcia. This was

probably an experiment but the remote flying of the plane was lost somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

Remember that a lot of large-winged drones have had the problem of crashing due to lost remote control?

Boeing makes drones., like unmanned  bombers?

Think about this!


Disappointing Search

The publicized reports about the MH370 search has been disappointing, not because they did not find anything, but because they said they found something.

All the excuses about turns, sabotage, pilot error, evil intentions, radar, lithium batteries on board, they all are guesses. And the fact that the pings received just may be duds make us conclude that we are all running around in circles. The fact is, they may be running out of instruments and devices to aid them in the search for the downed plane.

I did mention subs with sonar. They put on only one sub with sonar. They have submersibles but they did not deploy them until they are sure that the plane is down where they want it deployed.

The recorder batteries may have run out of power, in which case they have to use sonars to locate metallic objects as there will be no more pings to be heard.

Actually they have yet to use multiplexing devices with one -shot triggers. They have to build these now. These can be used for these type of searches. If they still do not know what I am talking about, I can’t help them. They will not listen, anyway.



Missing Plane, Missing Pings

If the pings from the Flight Recorder of the MH370 cannot be re-acquired, chances are the plane must have rolled to a deeper crevasse or something. The body of the plane must have covered the recorder some more, shielding the pings from the locators.

It is probably high time when undersea sonars should get involved in the search.

Whatever happened to the submarine that is to be used anyway?

Maybe it was the sub’s pings that were heard!

Whatever it is, they should keep on listening. That plane’s bound to be heard!