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Old 17 May 2018, 10:38
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nvestigators now think the plane's captain, Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, depressurized the plane within minutes of takeoff, grabbing an oxygen mask for himself while his crew members and passengers passed out and then slowly suffocated.
How does that actually work? I'm not convinced.
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Old 17 May 2018, 10:58
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Originally Posted by Streck-Fu View Post
How does that actually work? I'm not convinced.
There is a Pressurization component on the overhead panel of a 777. The crew can switch from AUTO to MAN (Manual) for specific purposes. Given the conjecture, this was a specific purpose and the Captain may have done this in a fashion that eluded the FO. Here's an illustration of the panel.
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Old 17 May 2018, 11:06
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Cabin Altitude Warning horn?

The warning horn comes on, then has to be silenced, it can't be silenced until it comes on, unless some circuit breakers were pulled. Circuit breaker checks are a checklist item for both crewmembers (depending on which side of the flight deck the breakers are on). Quite a few moving parts to this theory...
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Old 17 May 2018, 11:09
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Originally Posted by Hot Mess View Post
I’m going to say no. At 28,000 AGL a person has “about” 45 sec before they blackout. I would say the co-pilot would have recognized the symptoms of hypoxia and gone on O2. Likewise, there would have been a warning if he didn’t pressurize from take-off. I think they’re grasping at straws.
Honestly it's as plausible as anything else at this point. 60 Minutes Australia did pretty well laying it out.
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