Thought this might be of interest to forum members and Saucy:
5:15 onwards is the interesting point for you Saucy. Bare in mind that this simulation is to reach the supposed Southern Indian Ocean
. 6:10 onwards is the limit of the aircraft's endurance.
Just a thought for all the conspiracy theorists out there (of which I am not), here's a suggested theory and itinerary of known events
for the disappearance of MH370:
Take off from Kuala Lumpar.
crew confirm altitude of 35,000ft.
Crew confirm altitude of 35,000ft for second time. Aircraft now in transistional cruise
Copilot or pilot leaves cockpit
to use toilet and other operator selects Flight Deck
Door access switch located near the left hand seat to 'Deny'. This leaves ONE operator only in the cockpit.
Scheduled flight path was reprogrammed via the cockpit autopilot
to unspecified western coordinates through the flight management system before the ACARS stopped functioning and a new waypoint "far off the path to Beijing" was added. Such a reprogramming would have resulted in a banked turn at a comfortable angle of around 20 degrees that would not have caused undue concern for passengers.
ACARS switched off.
With one person in the cockpit, a last verbal comms from the ground is followed by 'Good Night Malaysia
Three Seven Zero' from the aircraft.
Last civil radar
point. The transponder switch adjacent to the co pilot's seat is turned off at 17:21:04 Z. This is NEVER turned off unless it is for nefarious reasons as the aircraft would not display it's identity to radar
. I believe it's the crucial 90 seconds during which something went horribly wrong with the MH370. If it was hijacked a hijack code should be inputted before the transponder is switched to the 'off' position. This suggests 'inputter' did not want to raise suspicions (remember in my scenario, the purpatrator is trying to give the ellusion of normality to all onboard). Meanwhile, the cockpit 'deviation alarm' is sounding because the has been manually disengaged by manual input (joystick movement etc).
Aircraft deviated from flightpath.
Voice contact attempt by another aircraft, at request of Vietnam
ATC; mumbling and radio
static heard in reply.
Last primary radar contact by Malaysian military, 200 miles (320 km) NW of Penang, 6°49′38″N 97°43′15″E (Occurred at 02:22, per ATSB
350kts. The aircraft's electronic power supply to ancilliary units fails due to circuit breaker interuption located above the co pilot's right hand seat. Electrical system
sends a signal to ground stations warning of the interuption and tries to reboot.
In Flight Entertainments (IFE) communications
disabled at around 1825 Z, 90 seconds after the SATCOM modem
reboot, due to restoring of the power to the left AC bus. Remember, all long haul aircraft have a monitor
that shows films and the location of the aircraft during flight. It makes sense to turn these systems off so the passengers do not know where they are!
'Log-on request' sent by aircraft to satellite
communication link is re-established after being lost
for between 22–68 min. This is sometimes referred to as the first hourly 'handshake' after disappearing from radar. Approximately 90 seconds after the 18:25 UTC handshake, communications
from the aircraft's inflight entertainment system were recorded in the ground station log.
Ground to aircraft telephone call via aircraft's satellite link unanswered.
*Forget the linked video for a moment. In order for Saucy to have possibly seen this aircraft, from it's last known location at 02:39 MH370 would have to fly on a vector of approx 220 degrees, for 200 miles at 435MPH (378kts).
In my opinion:
MH370 = foul play/hijack/E&E bay stowaway.
Saucy = It is possible for her to have seen it. It is entirely possible for it NOT to be in the area the authorities are currently searching.