Skip to comments.Michael Ross: Was Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 headed for Asia’s Twin Towers?
Posted on 03/10/2014 4:46:41 PM PDT by rickmichaels
Last November, I flew out of Kuala Lumpur on a flight to China on a Boeing 777. It was a smooth, uneventful flight that left on time a delightfully common occurrence in this part of the world.
It was dark, and I recall gazing out my window at the dazzling image of Kuala Lumpur below. I particularly remember seeing the massive, 88-floor Petronas Twin Towers glowing amidst the landscape of the city.
This memory came back to me when I heard about the disappearance of Malaysian Airways flight MH370, and subsequent reports that the missing Beijing-bound jet may have turned back toward Kuala Lumpur before vanishing, 40 minutes into its flight. The flight had entered Vietnamese airspace by the time the plane crashed. Were it experiencing a technical issue, the pilots would have continued north toward nearby Ho Chi Minh Airport.
The chief of the Malaysian Air Force is quoted as saying in a crowded press conference that, The military radar indicated that the aircraft may have made a turn back and in some parts, this was corroborated by civilian radar.
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It’s possible but it would be pure speculation without access to the radar log.
I keep wondering why a terrorist (if that’s what it was) would choose this route, or city of origin or destination? I thought maybe KL is know for lax security, for instance - but your question raises other possibilities.
Seems possible.Kuala Lumpur has one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world...a pretty juicy target.Not as juicy as New York,London or Tokyo but perhaps an easier one.
When I flew into KL, I found the airport fascinating. The ENTRY experience was glorious and beautiful. Well-though out.
The exit experience was somewhere between LaGuardia and Mumbai.
they paid a lot more attention to greeting you well, than sending you off well.
Been in the Petronas Towers...quite impressive.
Not a bad theory. Some have asked — if it was a terrorist attack then why hasn’t anyone claimed credit? Credit for what? This could have been an attack that failed that they wish to carry out at a later date.
Of course everything is speculation right now.
It sure wasn’t passengers on their cell phones, as in the vicinity of Vietnam there would have been service available.
I’d still guess explosive decompression over Vietnam’s central highlands. It could readily have come down out there without anyone seeing it. It’ll be found, but it’ll take awhile.
A threat had actually been made against Beijing the week before (after the train attack). It was relayed by French intelligence to Singapore, because the Chinese refused to listen to it. Maybe they should rethink that attitude.
That said, if it’s true that the plane turned around, I would suspect that some significant site in Kuala Lumpur may have been the target...
Why not just make up something with no evidence?
The plane took off at 12:21am and flew 2 hours when it disappeared.
If it indeed was headed back it would have arrived at the towers before 5am.
What would be accomplished flying into empty buildings?
was that day a special day for Islam”...
darned good question
the islamic world is very fond of choosing specific dates in islamic of jihad history for thier cowardly evil deeds
Well, that’s the only speculation so far that has made sense to me. Some brave souls prevented this terrorist act, just like Flight 93.
tophat, you’ve done it again ... plenty of links to that day March 9 regarding islam.
some links to 7,8,9,10,11,12 relating to islam ... http://ask.metafilter.com/27058/Number-9
March 9, according to wiki, was the date of mo’s last sermon before kicking.
I’m having a difficult time remember the exact date for this airline departure. Am thinking (without looking it up) was March 8 but have been wrong before. And please excuse my prior post to you. T’weren’t funny.
That’s ok...I am a stooges fan so i got the joke. :-)
I once looked up 9/11 and there were several very important things on that date (among them the Battle of Vienna!) and since mo’s followers have been pestering the rest of the planet for 1500 years, I am sure that there is a grievance that matches every day of the calender year.
Here’s an interesting theory. I read an article on the “Mirror” regarding the Iranian “Ali” who is supposed to have purchased the two tickets. Both of those guys with stolen passports were booked on to European locations which are pretty major airport hubs to to North American flights.
Other than some silly alleged Chinese group, no one has come forward as a logical perpetrator, should this be a terrorist act. The Mirror articles quotes a Malaysian government official as stating that false passport holders with explosives have been detained several times.
If this Asian region is a place to acquire the stolen passports, may it also be the place to acquire the explosives. I would suppose the shoes need to be sized and fitted. It “could be assumed”, these guys were on the way to a western European hub to fly to North America, but one of them had a early detonation. (Not the first time). It would seem strange that Iran would blow up a plane with Chinese citizens on route to China. They are rather close. Anyway, just a theory...
That is/was a Great Thought. Am willing to say you are correct and if you aren't islam will find a way to prove you correct. No doubt here.
It took off at 00:41. The transponder signal was lost at 01:22, when it was at 6.920833, 103.578611. So, whatever happened or started happening, took place 41 minutes in, not two hours.
Hundreds of miles north of the airplane's last known position.
The plane disappeared after 40 minutes, not two hours.
OK, read the wrong article. But that strengthens my point.
Hijacked for one purpose or another indeed.
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