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Christmas Screw-Up – Malaysia Airlines Flew In Wrong Direction Till Pilot Asked Why



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Dec 27 2015
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MH132 was supposed to fly directly to Malaysia capital Kuala Lumpur. Mysteriously, the Malaysia Airlines took off from Auckland Airport, New Zealand, and flew to somewhere else instead – to Melbourne, Australia. After the missing MH370 and downing of MH17 last year, the last thing the country needs is another disaster on 2015 calendar.

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Fortunately, 8-minutes after the plane left at 2:23am on Christmas Day, a Malaysia Airlines pilot realized something was wrong and called air traffic controllers in Auckland to see why the Airbus A330-323X (registration: 9M-MTM) was instructed to fly further south than usual. He wondered why the plane was heading towards Melbourne instead of Kuala Lumpur.

 

During discussions with air traffic controllers at the Auckland Oceanic control centre, the MH132 pilot was informed of the flight plan his airline had given to Airways, which manages air traffic control for New Zealand and South Pacific. He then continued across the Tasman Sea before heading northwest to Kuala Lumpur.

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There were no apparent safety concerns with the flight path and the passengers on-board were not informed nor realized what had happened. However, it is understood that an investigation has been launched. A spokesman was quoted saying an internal safety team would be looking into the matter.

 

Still, the Malaysia Airlines pilot should be given a raise. New Zealand aviation commentator Peter Clark praised the pilot for his actions – “The pilot has done a very good job by noticing it, querying it and not just blindly flying off and ending up in the Southern Ocean”. Still, whose fault was it for the minor screw-up, if it can be considered one in the first place?

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Clark offered his reason – “Flights on the route often travel around the bottom of Australia to avoid bad weather or head-winds. Thus, the pilot was probably not used to going that far south“. But after the missing MH370 without any success of finding it until today, it’s always a best practice to query whenever in doubt, especially the Malaysia Airlines’ pilots, before it’s too late.

 

A spokeswoman from New Zealand’s Airways Corporation said – “The flight plan that the airline has filed with us was slightly different to the flight plan that the pilot was expecting to follow. So obviously he had a slightly different flight plan on board. Basically what that meant was the turn-off point at which he would leave New Zealand air space was in a different place to the one that we had for him.”

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A check with FlightRadar24 showed MH132 had indeed deviated from its path. It landed at 23:52 on December 25, 2015, as compared to the scheduled time of arrival of 23:25. Nevertheless, it was a good start that the Malaysia Airlines pilot showed to the world that they didn’t sleep on the job, at least not after the company restructuring.

 

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was it a pure mistake or a failed plot (an accidental air crash by design) made to appear like a “mistake”. QZ8501 crashed on 28 Dec 2014. was MH132 scheduled to crash on 25 Dec 2015?

was there a Dew-Laser weapon waiting on the mistaken course to shoot down MH132 after the plane had attained cruising speed-altitude-course? just like MH370, MH17 & QZ8501?

MH198, MH004, AirAsia XAX223 Sidney to KL and several more all escaped being downed by USN DEW-Laser bcos the pilots all radioed Air Control before their comms electronics were fried by the EM laser.

Putin issued this warrant of arrest for Soros & Rothschild on Mar 9, 2015. Najib’s 1MDB scam, 2.6 bln & 42 milion in his personal acc, altantuya and other murders started to blow up in March 2015 too. can all these be coincidences.

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AirAsia XAX223 was scheduled to crash over Australia, 1 year 1 day (3-09-2015) after MH370 (3-08-2014).

it was one of the 5 Air Asia planes scheduled to crash from 28 Dec 2014 – 9 March 2015 (AirAsia Crashing Season). MAS crashing season was from 8 March – 17 July 2014.

2015 Mar 09 AirAsia XAX223 Sidney to KL aborted Navigation & Map display malfunction, landed Melbourne. Reported bad weather. Attempted shoot-down by USN Laser weapon unsuccessful due to high moisture atmosphere and bad angle of shooting.

MH132 was supposed to fly directly to Malaysia capital Kuala Lumpur.
Mysteriously, the Malaysia Airlines took off from Auckland Airport, New Zealand, and flew to somewhere else instead – to Melbourne, Australia.
After the missing MH370 and downing of MH17 last year, the last thing the country needs is another disaster on 2015 calendar.
Fortunately, 8-minutes after the plane left at 2:23am on Christmas Day, a Malaysia Airlines pilot realized something was wrong and called air traffic controllers in Auckland to see why the Airbus A330-323X (registration: 9M-MTM) was instructed to fly further south than usual.
He wondered why the plane was heading towards Melbourne instead of Kuala Lumpur.

it is amazing how seemingly intelligent well-educated titled elites who culd read, write & comprehend, r so ever willing to be fooled / duped again & again. not once (MH370), not twice (MH17), not thrice (AirAsia QZ8501) and still begging to be duped some more.
8 minutes into the flight is about 50 – 70 n mi. from takeoff. it’s abt 20-25deg off course or about 25 n mi further south than normal. anyone w some brain wuld hv asked why? no professional worth his salt shuld make this kind of error.
Fool us once (MH370), shame on MAS. Fool us twice (MH17), shame on Najib. Fool us thrice(QZ8501), shame on Najib & AirAsia.
Tunku Abdul Aziz · Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
It never ceases to amaze me how people who can’t read a road map have rushed in to comment on the technicalities of flight planning. What detailed information have these experts based their comments on? Ignorance is bliss..!
Quote:
An early morning Christmas Day flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur proved a baffling affair for the pilot when he discovered after eight minutes into the flight that the plane was headed in the wrong direction.
Calling air traffic controllers at the Auckland Oceanic control centre, the pilot of the MH132 asked why his Airbus A330 was heading so far south when a more direct flight path was usually the route taken to Kuala Lumpur, a report in the New Zealand Herald said.
Responding to his query, the pilot was informed that Malaysia Airlines had submitted that particular flight plan to Airways, which manages air traffic control for New Zealand and the South Pacific.

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