The Mysterious Fate of Flight 370, Ctd

By Jonah Shepp Chris Goodfellow doesn’t think MH370 was hijacked: For me, the loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense in a fire. And there most likely was an electrical fire. In the case of a fire, the first response is to pull the main busses and restore circuits one by one until you have isolated … Continue reading The Mysterious Fate of Flight 370, Ctd

The Mysterious Fate Of Flight 370, Ctd

by Jonah Shepp The story keeps getting weirder, but there are no answers yet: Over the weekend, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 became a criminal investigation as Malaysian officials said they had “conclusive” evidence that the flight had been hijacked. They also said that a final message had been received from the pilot after … Continue reading The Mysterious Fate Of Flight 370, Ctd

The Mysterious Fate Of Flight 370, Ctd

#BREAKING US officials tell @abc 2 communication systems on #MH370 were shut down separately. Expert says indicates possible deliberate act — Alex Stone (@astoneabcnews) March 13, 2014 Jeff Wise finds it very odd that we still have no idea what happened to the plane: Past air crashes have always turned up some definitive evidence by this stage … Continue reading The Mysterious Fate Of Flight 370, Ctd

The Mysterious Fate Of Flight 370, Ctd

Adam Minter points out that the pollution in the South China Sea is complicating the search for the missing plane: On Saturday, hours after the first news of the plane’s disappearance, the Vietnamese navy reported finding 6 mile (9.7 kilometers) and 9 mile oil slicks (reports about the size vary), raising hopes. On Monday, lab tests revealed that they were diesel … Continue reading The Mysterious Fate Of Flight 370, Ctd

The Mysterious Fate Of Flight 370

Pilot-blogger Patrick Smith is debunking speculation about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished from radar screens on Saturday while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Smith’s bottom line: Unfortunately it could be weeks or even months before we have a solid idea of what happened. And tempting as might be, we should be … Continue reading The Mysterious Fate Of Flight 370

Another Missing Airplane

AirAsia flight QZ8501 is presumed to be “at the bottom of the sea”: The jet vanished from radar screens on Sunday morning with 162 people on board, as it approached violent weather over the Java Sea about 40 minutes into a two-hour flight between the Indonesian city of Surabaya and Singapore. The plane, an Airbus A320-200 operated … Continue reading Another Missing Airplane

The Other NFL Abuse Scandal, Ctd

A reader lends his expertise to the Adrian Peterson case: I am a psychologist who works primarily with very young children and their families. It is disturbing to me, especially reading the comments sections of sites that are covering this story, to see how few people seem to have gotten the memo about the impact of … Continue reading The Other NFL Abuse Scandal, Ctd

Ukraine? Where’s That?

Most Americans can’t find it on a map, according to this survey and an accompanying map: If you think you can identify Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on a map but not Ukraine, it’s time to watch less CNN. — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) April 7, 2014 Details on that survey: About one in six (16 percent) Americans correctly located Ukraine, clicking somewhere within its borders. … Continue reading Ukraine? Where’s That?

Planes Are Safer Than Cars Everywhere

Increasing aviation safety in developing countries is a low priority for Charles Kenny: The macabre but exhaustive website planecrashinfo.com put the odds of being killed on a single airline flight at about one in 4.7 million across 78 major world airlines; among the airlines with the worst safety records, the odds rise to one in 2 million. In … Continue reading Planes Are Safer Than Cars Everywhere

A New Low For Cable News

by Patrick Appel Sarah Gary rounds up ridiculous cable news segments on MH370. Nick Martin tackles CNN’s Don Lemon, who is featured in the clip above: Lemon has spent the last several days exploring every crazy conspiracy theory on the internet, like something out of InfoWars or an Art Bell broadcast. On Sunday, he brought up the … Continue reading A New Low For Cable News