21 March 2014

Kapten Zaharie adalah hero yang cuba selamatkan MH370 bukan seperti yang dituduh pemimpin2 UMNO...


Chris Goodfellow : Kapten Zaharie adalah wira yang bertarung selamatkan MH370...

Sebelum ini, Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib mengesahkan bahawa seseorang telah mematikan alat pengesan radar pesawat MH370 dan melakukan pusingan U. Ekoran itu, timbul kemungkinan berlaku rampasan dan sebotaj ke atas pesawat tersebut sehingga mendorong kepada siasatan terhadap Kapten Zaharie. (Najib seolah buat spekulasi yang menjurus kepada persepsi bahawa juruterbang itu telah mematikan transponder dan merampas pesawat dan menyebabkan siasatan polis dilakukan selepas itu.- TS) 

Bagaimanapun, Chris Goodfellow yang berpengalaman 20 tahun sebagai juruterbang mempunyai teori sendiri. Menurutnya, isu kehilangan pesawat MH370 terlalu dirumitkan sedangkan jawapannya mungkin mudah iaitu berlaku kebakaran di kokpit. 

Dalam catatan akaun Google+ miliknya, Goodfellow, sebaik mendengar berita pesawat itu berpatah balik ke arah Selat Melaka dari Laut China Selatan, dia terus memeriksa peta dan mendapati MH370 mungkin menuju lapangan terbang terdakat di Pulau Langkawi selepas berlaku masalah seperti kebakaran dalam kokpit. 

"Kunci utama di sini adalah pusingan kiri dibuat pesawat itu. Juruterbang (Kapten Zaharie Ahmad Shah) adalah kapten yang sangat berpengalaman dengan lebih 18,000 jam penerbangan. Mungkin juruterbang lebih muda yang ditemu ramah (agensi berita) CNN tidak sedar mengenai pusingan kiri. 

"Kami juruterbang lama dilatih untuk sentiasa tahu di mana lapangan terbang paling dekat ketika terbang untuk perlindungan selamat jika kecemasan." 

Menurut Goodfellow lagi, apabila melihat pusingan kiri dibuat oleh pesawat MH370 dan menuju terus ke arah bertentangan, nalurinya memberitahu juruterbang itu mungkin mahu menuju ke lapangan terbang terdekat. 

"(Zaharie) sebenarnya mengambil laluan terus di atas laut ke Pulau Langkawi yang tidak mempunyai banyak halangan. Dia tidak kembali ke Kuala Lumpur kerana dia tahu (laluan itu) merentasi gunung (Banjaran Titiwangsa) setinggi 8,000 kaki. Dia tahu laluan ke Langkawi lebih mudah dan jaraknya lebih dekat." 

Goodfellow percaya Zaharie mengambil tindakan betul pada ketika mereka mungkin menghadapi masalah serius yang mendorong kepada tindakan pusingan U untuk menuju ke lapangan terbang terdekat di Pulau Langkawi. 

Katanya, terputusnya komunikasi (ACARS) termasuk kesan radar adalah munasabah jika berlaku kebakaran di dalam kokpit. 

"Melihat masa kejadian, mungkin berlaku kepanasan melampau pada salah satu tayar hadapan dan ia pecah sebaik pesawat berlepas dan terbakar perlahan-lahan. 

"Ya, ini boleh berlaku dengan tayar yang kurang angin. Ingat ini pesawat berat, (dan insiden berlaku) pada malam yang panas dan landasan yang panjang." 

Katanya, ada insiden di Nigeria pada 1991 melibatkan Douglas DC-8 yang tayarnya terbakar semasa berlepas menyebabkan asap tebal melemaskan kru dan penumpang. 

Katanya, juruterbang memang ada akses kepada topeng oksigen tetapi ia tidak boleh digunakan semasa kebakaran. Sebaliknya, kebanyakan juruterbang ada penutup muka dengan penapis asap tetapi ia hanya boleh bertahan beberapa minit sahaja. 

"Apa yang berlaku adalah (kedua-dua juruterbang) lemas akibat asap dan pengsan, menyebabkan pesawat itu terus terbang menggunakan aplikasi sistem autopilot sehingga sama ada kehabisan minyak atau kebakaran memusnahkan papan kawalan dalam kokpit." 

Jika itu benar, kata Goodfellow, Zaharie adalah wira yang bertarung situasi mustahil untuk cuba membawa pesawat itu ke Pulau Langkawi. 

"Tiada was-was lagi dalam fikiran saya, itulah sebab mengapa pesawat itu berpusing dan mengambil laluan lurus." 

Jika berlaku rampasan atau sabotaj (seperti yang dispekulasikan Najib -ed), katanya, ia tidak akan sengaja pusing ke sebelah kiri dan menuju ke arah Pulau Langkawi. 

Goodfellow mengakhiri tulisannya dengan kata-kata: "Juruterbang bijak. Cuma tidak mempunyai masa mencukupi." 

Apa yang ditulis Goodfellow dan ramai lagi pakar di seluruh dunia tetap kekal menjadi spekulasi selagi pesawat MH370 tidak ditemui. -plbgaimacam 

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces that satellite images could should debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.

MH370 - "It could just be a container that has fallen off a ship," says Tony Abbott...

Tony Abbott has strongly defended his decision to announce a potential breakthrough in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370, saying he owed it to the relatives and friends of the passengers and crew to reveal details at the first opportunity.

The Prime Minister was asked at a press conference in Papua New Guinea on Friday afternoon whether he had "jumped the gun" by telling Parliament on Thursday that Australian investigators had satellite images potentially showing debris from the missing plane 2500 kilometres south-west of Perth.

''Now, it could just be a container that has fallen off a ship," Mr Abbott told reporters in Port Moresby.

"We just don't know, but we owe it to the families and the friends and the loved ones of the almost 240 people on flight MH370 to do everything we can to try to resolve what is as yet an extraordinary riddle.

"Because of the understandable state of anxiety and apprehension that they're in we also owe it to them to give them information as soon as it's to hand.

"I think I was doing that yesterday in the Parliament."


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Mr Abbott said he had spoken to the leader of the country with the most passengers on board, Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was "devastated" by the mystery.

''This has been a gut-wrenching business for so many people, not least those who are charged with the responsibility of keeping their citizens safe.''

He said Australia had thrown ''everything we've got'' to establish visual contact of the debris.

Mr Abbott said aircraft and ships had been diverted to the search area in the southern Indian Ocean based on credible information but stressed that objects spotted on satellite images might not be the missing plane.

He said five aircraft, including three royal Australian air force Orions were at the site and an Australian naval ship was ''steaming as fast as it can to the area''.

''It is an extremely remote part of the southern Indian ocean,'' he said.

''It's about the most inaccessible spot that you would imagine on the face of the earth.

''But if there is anything down there we will find it.

''We owe it to the families of those people to do no less.''- smh

IMAGE: Sky map of search area

'It's Hostile': Search for Possible Debris Resumes With Sunrise...

As dawn broke drizzly and windy Friday over the Indian Ocean, aircraft resumed looking for two small pieces of possible evidence of what might have happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Three military jets and a civilian Gulfstream from Australia were headed on flights to one of the most remote places on Earth — a patch of the open ocean about 1,500 miles from the southwest coast of Australia. They were being joined later by a U.S. Navy P8 Poseidon.

They were looking for two "indistinct" objects that Australian authorities said popped up in satellite imagery as numerous nations scoured an enormous area looking for the jetliner that vanished 13 days ago without a trace — at least, perhaps, until now.

One of the objects is about 79 feet long and the other is about 16 feet long — and they're about 14 miles apart, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.

Conditions Friday were relatively moderate — mostly cloudy with light showers and winds from the east at 10 to 20 mph, said Dale Eck, director of the global forecasting for The Weather Channel.

But the Australian maritime agency reported that visibility remained poor amid waves of 5 to 10 feet in mixed, eddying currents. Gusts can create enormous waves of 20 feet and higher.

Conditions like that mean the objects have probably floated far from where they first entered the ocean, Greg Ivey, a professor of geophysical fluid dynamics at the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia, told NBC News on Thursday — meaning the real center of whatever created the debris could be several hundred miles away.

The round trip for the searchers is about eight hours — severely limiting how long the jets can stay in the air over the site before they have to return so they don't run out of fuel.

The flight time to the new search area is among the lesser obstacles in what experts assessed as one of the most difficult recovery efforts in aviation history — one that Australian Defense Minister David Johnston called "a logistical nightmare."

The search was suspended Thursday night because weather in the area was "extremely bad," with the captain of the first Australian air force plane to return from the area reporting rough seas and high winds.

Likewise, a New Zealand Orion jet that reached the debris zone late Thursday reported that "visibility wasn't very good," Kevin Short, air vice marshal of the New Zealand Defense Forces, told Radio New Zealand.

Besides the New Zealand jet, two Royal Australia Air Force Orions, a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon and six merchant vessels were involved in the search Thursday.

And the first ship to reach the search area — the Hoegh St. Petersburg, a Norwegian cargo ship — searched through the night and into Friday.

"If there are any survivors spotted, we will have the means to take them on board," he said.

The area is historically notorious among aviators and sailors for its heavy, swelling waves, whipped up by winds that roar unimpeded by any land even remotely nearby.

"It is a pretty energetic part of the ocean — it's hostile," Ivey said.- nbc news.






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