If everyone was unconscious, who put out the fire?Fire needs oxygen, and can be put out.. but the damage remains. Unconscious crew and passengers, damaged plane.... you do the math.
You still have yet to explain why the autopilot would've taken it to the Indian Ocean.It does not have to be a full electronic failure, after all it looks like the auto-pilot kept the plane on the last heading.
But it is.And the system that pings does not have to be connected to the overall electronic system.
That is true.There are many technical possibilities that we have no information about at this time.
So the first reaction is to switch the transponder to "Standby"?First off, when there is decompression there is massive disorientation even for trained pilots. There is loud noises, alarms and mist/fog generation in the cabin/cockpit (according to all the pilots and experts I have seen).
On top of that they have 30 seconds to get everything right or else they loose conciousness.
Plus as I stated, the transponder could have been damaged also... there are so many possibilities. All we know is that it was "shut off" or stopped functioning at a specific time. Why or how this happened we are in the dark about
That is also true.
Your Eurotrash bias is showing.Dont be so naive. Boeing is a major American industry and has a piss-poor few years when it comes to safety and faulty equipment. It amazes me that there was more talk about terror and UFO's than mechanical failure... and even now they refuse to dwell too much on the possibility and are still pushing the suicide or terrorist angel, despite it being far more logical that something went wrong on the plane... mechanically/electronically. The so called anonymous sources coming out of the US have been pushing the terror angle from day one and are still doing so, despite the facts pointing to a massive mechanical/electronical failure happening on the plane.