malaysian airlines flight 370
THE PERFECT CRASH
ROBERT J. LEWIS
is a record of those things
we pray to be delivered from.
The Proposition (film)
we learn from Guinness World Records is that unfulfilled people
will go to incredible lengths (risking life not excluded) to
acquire, however fleetingly, fame and celebrity.
same twisted mindset informs men who dream of committing the
perfect murder for no other reason than getting away with it.
The challenge of the perfect murder is how to dispose of the
body, the incriminating evidence. Murdered bodies have been
weighted with cement and dropped into rivers, lakes and oceans,
and burned to ash and buried in the most secretive places, and
dissolved in potent mixes of chemicals and acids. No body, no
murder = the perfect murder.
why not the perfect plane crash? Let’s hypothesize that
MH370’ pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shahin, now 53-years-old,
is in the midst of andropause (the male equivalent of menopause),
and can’t deal with being, pace the Paul McCartney lyric,
“half the man 'he' used to be.” Battling depression
but in denial, he suddenly becomes excited by the idea of authoring
the world’s first perfect crash of a jetliner -- the perfect
fix his depression can’t refuse.
his flight simulator at home, he learns how to disable the data-reporting
systems and transponder. He determines that the optimal place
to disappear the plane is the deepest part of the Indian ocean.
Prior to that, he knows he has to erase all incriminating evidence
from his simulator’s hard drive, and once air-borne dispose
of his co-pilot. Since getting rid of the body (the plane) is
the key to committing and getting away with the perfect crash,
he calculates the slowest speed his Boeing 777ER plane can fly
without crashing and then gently eases (angles) it into the
water so it sinks sealed and whole: no wreckage, no debris.
Anticipating a cabin crew member or passenger attempting to
escape the plane going under, he has already figured out how
to either jam the exit doors, or, earlier, and more likely,
at 45,000 feet, permanently decommission all the passengers
and crew. Everything goes to plan. The plane is never found.