Flight 370 Probe Focus Clearly on Pilots: McGraw

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March 17 (Bloomberg) -- John McGraw Aerospace Consulting Founder John McGraw discusses the latest news on the missing Malaysian jet on Bloomberg Television's “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)


John, it seems like each day we get more answers and absolutely -- or rather more questions and absolutely no answers.

What does this latest statement mean, that the pilot didn't even want to be on this late in the first place?

It is unusual.

And i think what we are seeing is some of the uncertainty around earlier possibilities are starting to disappear.

Even though it seems like there are more questions, certainly the focus is now clearly on the pilots and what motivations they might've had to disable the systems.

Dio we have any sense for why a pilot would do this and not make some sort of attempted to reach out to the rest of the world, john?

Well, we don't. although there have been two major accidents in the last 10 years or so where suicide was implicated.

Egypt air accident -- who knows?

If it is that case maybe you would not expect them to reach out but they're certainly would be some evidence as to what the motivation might need.

Or some kind of trail.

-- malaysia airlines said the copilot spoke the last words.

What kind of backup systems and real-time data that might not be controlled by the actual crew anymore?

I think you will see a push of some sort of day but to be transmitted and not able to be turned off.

Things like a trance under -- it could send an improper signal and needs to be disabled or it could be transporting -- transmitting on the ground where it is not needed.

But other systems, particularly systems that transmit the position of the aircraft real-time, there may be a push for that now.

There is all sorts of talk, interview after interview, network after network about speculation, about a mystery a week or so on.

You are the pro.

What are the best practices that the faa has that can inform a 25-nation search?

I think the coordination of all of these nations together is the most difficult thing.

And the faa is on the ground over there trying to help, in addition to good investigators from other countries.

The best practices -- malaysia has to ask for help, welcome the help and not jump to conclusions.

There have been statements about things that were completely incorrect.

It is like the fog of war.

A lot of uncertainty.

Isley said.

You are the faa guy.

How do you use satellite photos, satellite images, satellite technology?

How can you inform us on what guys like you do?

The best thing i can say is that the information that is readily available is looked at first.

The highest probability -- everything that is the highest probability is examined first.

That is why they searched with the last contact was initially.

As that becomes less fruitful, then it expands to any other data available.

Right now i would say it is a massive search, including crowd sourcing looking at every piece of data available.

That takes time.

Unfortunately that big of area, that much data, takes a lot of time to sort through to do a

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