March 19th, 2014|
There seems to be numerous theories floating around regarding the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 307. While some believe the flight may have been hijacked in an elaborate plot, one former pilot with decades of experience is under the impression investigators and the public alike are over-thinking the situation.
Chris Goodfellow is a Canadian Class-1 instrument-rated pilot for multi-engine planes who has more than 20 years of experience in the air. He says he believes the Aviation Accident Cause was a fire onboard the aircraft.
His explanation on Google + that surfaced yesterday goes on to point out the plane was heavy on the muggy night it took off. The friction caused by an under-inflated tire could have been enough to cause the tire on one of the landing gears to catch fire, producing enough smoke to engulf the cockpit. Goodfellow goes on to speculate that if this was the case, the pilot would have immediately changed course for the nearest landing area, which accounts for the sudden veer of the aircraft to the south.
At this point, Goodfellow believes the fire either burned out the electronics or the pilots shut down electronics in order to put out a potential electrical fire. With the pilots and crew incapacitated due to smoke, there was nobody to guide or manage the plane and it crashed after running out of fuel several hours later.
The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are hopeful answers are found to this mystery soon. In the meantime, the firm would like to send their thoughts to the family and friends of those who are missing.