The World According To Damien
in a World gone mad – one sane voice emerges…

Damien on… Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Boeing 777-200ER Malaysia Airlines 9M-MRO

…which is (was?) in fact the above aeroplane.

I think it is a given that somewhere in Bel Air, the first two acts of the forthcoming film, “The [TBA] Of Flight 370”, are being written as I type. And I further suspect that casting is already in progress.

But whether or not the film actually gets green-lit – will depend largely on how the third act plays out.

Certainly, at this pre-production stage, the drama seems tailor-made for Hollywood…

First you have the mysterious disappearance of an airliner.

Then comes the red herring of the two Iranian men travelling on stolen passports – who merely turn out to be illegal immigrants.

After which all sorts of shenanigans occur, with a variety of countries holding back vital information, for fear of compromising their own technical capabilities.

But suddenly things take a dramatic turn when it emerges that after the aircraft’s transponder was switched off – in two stages, therefore likely by a person – its two Rolls Royce engine’s mini-transponders continued to function (ping) for four more hours.

Plus it then transpires that an assortment of military satellites were picking up other signals from her (but originating from where, they cannot – or will not say) for a further three.

Which, given that the plane’s electrics would have had to be working for this, means she had to have been in one piece for at least seven hours after contact was lost.

At which point attention turns to the pilots – who are straight out of Central Casting.

In the left seat is a grizzled veteran of 30-years-plus, while the right is occupied by a 27-year-old flying enthusiast, with a home-made simulator in his bedroom, from which he has uploaded a number of videos to YouTube.

Further, it is revealed that in the past, he has casually invited women up onto the flight deck for a look-see.

Thus both of these men are now under scrutiny – however it seems to me they are another red herring. They were not routinely paired, nor had they asked to be – which rather rules them out of any “plot”.

And while the younger man might be something of a free-wheeler, there is nothing to suggest that either he or his captain are evil.

But the same cannot be said for the various investigating teams. They claim no credible demands have been received from any group, but as we have seen in the past – their veracity is suspect.

It could very well be that as I type this, “high-level” negotiations are in progress for the release of the Boeing 777, along with its 239 passengers and crew.

Which brings us to that third act.

It surprises me that so far no-one (at least, not on CNN or the Beeb) has mentioned the obvious: the airliner could currently be parked in a hangar somewhere in a certain country ruled by a chubby man whose hair looks like he cut it himself, in the dark, with blunt scissors.

Why? Well, it was on its way to China.

Now that would make a third act.

Of course it is all too easy for me to sit here formulating this amusing theory. If the story does have a tragic outcome, I can simply delete the whole piece. Which is something a print journalist cannot do – if it ended in tears, he would be scarred for life.

And so we all wait…


6 Responses to “Damien on… Malaysia Airlines Flight 370”

  1. I believe that they have crash landed in the shallows just off a beautiful tropical island! There will be Polar Bears in the forest and mysterious other people already in residence.

    Hang on a minute……. have I just lost the plot or plotted “LOST”?!


  2. I do not recall anything nearly like this happening before in my adult years. You caught all the aspects in your Post above. Let us hope that tragedy does indeed stay out of the story.

  3. I never warmed to “Lost” – but I have to admit I’m intrigued by “Under The Dome” (currently concluding its first season here) – they tell me the conclusion of “Lost” was bollocks – let’s hope they do a better job with “Under The Dome”!

    At least we finally Met Their Mother…

  4. Well if I’m right (and madder things HAVE happened) maybe America could send her North Korean envoy to sort it out – i.e., pour some coffee down Dennis Rodman and see what happens…

  5. This pretty much sums up the best of current facts and relatively sane-thinking theory. I can’t see it having landed somewhere, a 777 is quite large for a start, thus needing a long runway, but it would’ve had to have flown through lots of different tracking systems from different countries, who would all need to be involved, but I do agree the authorities know a lot more than they are letting on.

  6. Absolutely. And I’m not suggesting it was landed in a field – I imagine even in North Korea, their main airport would suffice. However I suspect the truth, if/when it eventually emerges, will turn out to be a lot less amusing…

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: