Top Five CNN Questions About New MH370 TranscriptPosted: April 1, 2014
The big story on CNN is that the last transmission from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was not “all right, good night”. Malaysian authorities now say that the last words from the plane were actually “Goodnight Malaysian three seven zero”.
This is an outrage. Would a timely and accurate transcription of the radio traffic have helped CNN solve the mystery of this tragic event for us and enable them to cover anything else? We will never know.
In the interest of helping you better prepare yourself for the round the clock freak out that is CNN’s coverage of MH 370, here are the top five most likely questions the network may put to their “experts” based on the new transcript:
- Did the additional time it took to say “Goodnight Malaysian three seven zero” divert precious electricity which could have been used to charge the Boeing 777’s “black box” data recorder?
- Without that extra jolt of power, is all hope for finding the data recorder lost?
- Why isn’t there a comma between “Goodnight” and “Malaysian”? As the transcript reads now, the crew member who made that transmission appears to be saying goodnight to himself. Doesn’t that imply that he was going to sleep?
- If a comma were properly placed, the transmission would then read as if he were saying good night to the air traffic controller, on behalf of MH370. Only the most deluded sort of soul would presume to speak for an entire plane load of people. Was a member of the crew suffering delusions of grandeur?
- Because we now know that someone on the flight crew of MH370 was suffering delusions, what are the most popular vacation destinations for deluded travelers and why hasn’t the search area been expanded to include those locations?