The missing Malaysia Airliner is, without a doubt, the biggest mystery of the Twenty First Century. Where did it go? It has left no trace of itself; not one tiny piece of the giant plane and it’s passengers and their belongings has washed up anywhere. With the seven nation effort having scoured the Southern Indian Ocean coming up empty handed, there are fewer and fewer explanations for it’s disappearance
I got me thinking…..
If Google can take control of an automobile and drive it without a human at the controls, why not an airliner?
I am not suggesting that Google, the business, actually did that, but if it is possible to drive a car by satellite, what is preventing criminal technology from pirating an aircraft?
These modern passenger planes, like the Boeing 777 that disappeared, are so sophisticated that they pretty much fly themselves, right? If that is the case, it seems to me it may be possible to commandeer the controls of the plane electronically. That might explain why the plane acted so erratic, and the sequence of events seem so disjointed and unexplainable.
For example, what if the two Iranian men who boarded the plane using stolen passports, were actually there to manage the events through a satellite connected modem (for lack of a better educated term)? Then, just like we currently fly drones all over the world from a command center in Dallas (or wherever we see fit), so could a remote pilot redirect the flight pattern to some clandestine landing strip on a remote island or mountain village.
There are many suitable strips well within the range of the aircraft.
If the two Malaysian Airline pilots ability to control the plane was compromised, and no one on board recognized what was happening, could they and the passengers be subdued? Would the passengers revolt? Against what?
At this point, there are way more questions than there are answers.