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Malaysia Report Shows Confusion as Plane Vanished
Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2014 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and ANDY PASZTOR

Posted on 05/02/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veered off its course, civilian air-traffic controllers spent precious predawn hours in befuddled exchanges with counterparts in nearby countries in an effort to locate the jet, according to documents released by investigators Thursday.

A series of missteps began less than an hour after the plane disappeared around 1:20 a.m. on March 8....

Through that first stretch, the carrier's operation center continued to advise controllers that the plane was in "normal condition," remained in contact with ground facilities and was flying somewhere in Cambodian airspace—an area that was never on its flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Even after the airline learned the plane wasn't over Cambodia, hours went by before an air-traffic supervisor sounded an alarm, around 5:30 a.m., for the missing plane.

A full-blown search didn't begin until about 10:30 a.m.—more than nine hours after the plane stopped communicating and vanished from civilian radar...

Before the search began, according to the chronology, Malaysian and Vietnamese traffic controllers had more than a dozen separate discussions about the location of the plane, without any resolution or commencement of a search....

The [report] included two maps of the route the plane is believed to have taken, indicating that it flew over the tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Indonesia, however, has maintained that its radar didn't detect the plane in its airspace. Agus Barnas, spokesman for Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for Legal, Political, and Security Affairs, said Thursday that two military radar stations in northern Sumatra operate 24 hours a day and would have detected the plane. "It's impossible that we didn't know if the plane crossed the area," the spokesman said....

The documents lend support to the suspicion that someone intentionally diverted the plane as it crossed from Malaysian to Vietnamese airspace .....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Travel
KEYWORDS: agusbarnas; dotell; doubleduh; indonesia; malaysia; mh370; nokidding; ohpshaw; rly; sumatra; wildgoosechase; wowbignews
The report submitted to the ICAO contains one recommendation: the safety benefits of real-time tracking for commercial aircraft

The report, on the contrary, is evidence that there should be real-time tracking of what goes on at all Malaysian air transport offices.

1 posted on 05/02/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

If attempting an under-the-RADAR / unseen pass thru to Pakistan:

The aircraft likely attempted a route between Bangladesh and Burma ... Bhutan ... Nepal ...

Somewhere along there, detected by Red Chinese air defense, the aircraft was probably shot down in between mountains.

There, are so many places to lose airplanes, and the allies lost many there during World War II.

If the Red Chinese could locate the “black box,” they might transport it to some spot in the Indian ocean where governments would like the aircraft to be found ... and then the Red Chinese would announce that the Red Chinese heard something ... down there southwest of Australia.

Is my guess.

2 posted on 05/02/2014 8:59:19 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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Documents of the report:

3 posted on 05/02/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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5 posted on 05/03/2014 5:23:34 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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NOT INCOMPETENCE? MAS blames ‘MH370 IN CAMBODIA’ blunder on software

Okay — it’s the computer’s fault now.

6 posted on 05/04/2014 10:15:48 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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