Malaysian #MH370 – if it’s in a hangar in Central Asia (or anywhere else)….

I’ve mentioned earlier that if this aircraft is on the ground, it is difficult to hide from satellite observation so would be in a hangar.  The Boeing 777-200 is a big aircraft; length 63.7m, wing span 60.9m, height to top of fin 18.5m (6-storey building):

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A maintenance hangar is a big thing:

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Most Soviet-era maintenance hangars were much smaller and most of the hangars in Central Asia will be of this type.  Even if the floor plan is large enough, there is a problem with the height of the fin:

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So, often the aircraft are parked as above with the fin outside the hangar, although the hangar pictured above would not take a 777.  Now, the Malaysian tail logo is quite bold and easy to identify:

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Therefore, if it’s there, it’s only a process of elimination to locate it….if it’s there.  Sorry to resort to pictures but I think that some people may find them easier to understand than words.

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