[quote="mikekle, post:7, topic:357397"]
Im not sure what to think about this, Ive been watching the news about it every day, and not sure what to believe, they claim the peoples cell phones are still working, as people have called them and they ring and then go to voicemail, if they had been destroyed, they would go right to voicemail, like they were turned off...??
On my Android phone, I can go to any of my contacts, hit the 'latitude' button, and it will bring up a map and pinpoint where this contact is currently at, it uses the phones GPS to do this...why cant they do the same for the passengers phones?
Besides that, Im sure the plane itself had a much more powerful GPS system, so not sure why they claim they cannot find it. GPS will work whether its at the bottom of the ocean of crashed on some remote island.
I dont think it crashed landed on land anywhere, because someone would see such a HUGE plane going down, somewhere along the way, there is nowhere that remote!
The more I think about this, I have a sneaky feeling there may be more to this than we think...I think it could be some kind of new weapon being tested, either by terrorists, or some rogue group, maybe some kind of EMP type weapon, or something similar..??
The facts are...if it crashed into ANY body of water, plane parts are designed and light enough to float, but there are no mass floating debris fields as of yet, if it had crashed on land, there would have been an explosion, but Govt satellites say there was no explosion detected in any area the plane could have crashed...???
So what possibilities does this leave?
Could it be possible it was indeed hijacked and it is being held somewhere secretly? but GPS should still be able to tell us where it is though if this was true...right? Maybe GPS and ALL tracking devices were disabled?
IDK, the more I think about, the stranger it seems to me.
There are multiple issues. One a GPS needs power to run, so even if a plane is being tracked via GPS if it loses power they will lose that track. There is a reason when you turn on your phone GPS or some GPS device it takes a second to locate it.
Planes are tracked by transponders, those only work with power and if the switch is on. A loss of all electoral power would shut it off.
the black box does send out a signal for 30 days after a crash, but at the bottom of a sea floor it can be difficult to find.
a fuselage would sink other plane parts wouldn't, but even that is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The gulf they are looking for it in is huge, the parts they are looking for could be as big as a mobile home or as small as an iPad, we don't know the impact the water had on a plane when it hit.
I don't think it is an emp weapon, there have been flights in the past that have disappeared with no distress calls or no signs of trouble.