The Johor Housewife
Flight Path of SV 2798According to flightradar’s flight history, Saudis Airline SV2788’s flight path is as shown. On 8 March 2014, SV 2798 took the red dotted path flying over Chennai of India.
Update:For those interested in finding out the co-ordinates of the various Tomnod maps using Google Earth or Google Map can download this file. It will load and appear automatically in Google Earth or map. To get the co-ordinates, click the "direction" at the bottom.
is Tomnod map?
Can one see object from a plane flying at around 35,000 feet?
The Satellite Pinging
Update 1: Check the vision of the lady 26 March
Someone in a forum suggested that lady's vision should be checked as she was over 50. This suggestion is reasonable but in the first instance, someone must accept her story. BTW, how much would it cost to send a plane there to check it out?
Update 2: How deep is the seamount 26 March
The seamount or the mountain under water where the Tomnod maps are located is called the "ninetyyeast ridge" in the eastern Indian Ocean as shown. It is about 5000 km in length, stretching from the Andaman islands all the way to Western Australia. According to this echogram from this article, the ridge is still very deep, around 1,500 to 2000 metres. Therefore, it is likely that any plane landed there would have sunk after sometime.
Update3 : Picture from the Plane 28 March
Update 4: Timing of the sighting - 28 March
Update 5: Can Plane float in the water? - 28 March
Appendix I: Tomnod maps
1) Tomnod map 4534 and 5239
It matches the dimensions of Boeing 777 when a 777 was superimposed as shown in the following picture.
Isn't the engines supposed to have sunk?
It may be because the plane actually hit the seamount as it crashed (see google earth map) and the plane did not sink immediately when the satellite image was taken. The waves or ripples created on top and around the right wing suggested some very big boards as large as a wing of a plane was submerged underneath the water. Just like what was seen here for this plane
Map 4543 which shows some debris that appears to match one of the logo of MAS airline “