Contrary to claims by the mainstream media that there are major disappearances between the disappearances of a Malaysian airliner and Air France jet earlier, there are many similarities.
In fact, it seems like a replay.
First, it occurred in the same area. And details of the last cockpit conservation and data sent by the numerous transmitters on board the Airbus have not been released.
It is even possible, that because of errors by the pilots trying to avoid bad weather, the plane’s nose was raised too high and caused it to stall. That is what brought the Air France Airbus off Brazil down in 2009.
Cheery forecasts by news readers state the AirAsia 8501 aircraft, and the bodies of its 162 passenges and crew, are likely to be found. We are supposed to be cheered by the fact that the water is much shallower.
As with the Malaysian airliner the flotsam and jetsam of the sea have produced false reports of wreckage.
With numerous governments in the area capable of shooting down a jet, it is far too soon to rule that out. When the second Malaysian airliner, MH15, disappear, it was allegedly shot by Russian rebels. A ground-to-air missile it caused a catastrophic failure of all systems and the crew was unable to send a single distress message, as least as far as is known.
Requests from both MH15 and the AirAsia flight to fly higher were requested.
So far there have been weird theories that the plane flew off to some desert island.
The New Straits Times reported: “The AirAsia plane which went missing with 162 people on board en route for Singapore is likely at the bottom of the sea, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency chief said today. ‘“Based on the coordinates given to us and evaluation that the estimated crash position is in the sea, the hypothesis is the plane is at the bottom of the sea,’” Bambang Soelistyo told a press conference.
“That’s the preliminary suspicion and it can develop based on the evaluation of the result of our search.”
There was a lengthy delay in reporting both the Malaysian airliner missing over the Pacific and the AirAsia jet near Indonesia.
In such cases, the militaries of the various nations involved may have information they do not share. They do not wish to divulge their ability to track aircraft. They most definitely would not report shooting down a commercial airliner, either by accident or on purpose.
Cost is still an issue. Some companies will not pay the relatively small per-passenger charge of streaming their location and data to satellites.