Skip to comments.Exclusive: Malaysia plane probe narrows on mid-air disintegration - source
Posted on 03/09/2014 10:47:12 AM PDT by mandaladon
Reuters) - Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner with 239 people on board are narrowing the focus of their inquiries on the possibility that it disintegrated mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished after climbing to a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing in the early hours of Saturday. Search teams have not been able to make any confirmed discovery of wreckage in seas beneath the plane's flight path almost 48 hours after it took off.
"The fact that we are unable to find any debris so far appears to indicate that the aircraft is likely to have disintegrated at around 35,000 feet," said the source, who is involved in the preliminary investigations in Malaysia. If the plane had plunged intact from such a height, breaking up only on impact with the water, search teams would have expected to find a fairly concentrated pattern of debris, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the investigation.
The source was speaking shortly before Vietnamese authorities said a military plane had spotted an object at sea suspected to be part of the missing airliner.
Asked about the possibility of an explosion, such as a bomb, the source said there was no evidence yet of foul play and that the aircraft could have broken up due to mechanical issues.
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The twilight zone. Or the Triangle. It’s in an alternative world.
Massive engine failure could see pieces of motor hurtling through the wings and fuselage doing serious damage and weakening the structure to the point of breaking up.
It would have to be a bomb, either that or a catastrophe like in Final Destination, a fuel leak internally.
The airliner’s passengers were mostly Chinese. Since China has been targeted by Muslim terrorists lately, why not rethink you statement.
I doubt it was brought down by a Chinese missile. More likely, a bomb carried on board by a Muslim suicide bomber.
Center fuels tank? /s
The “mechanical problem” or force of a bomb or missile blast can be the “mechanical problem” that brings down a plane
otherwise, the explanation is probably something very simple and everyday...like the plane’s “manufacturer’s warranty” ran out the day prior...
Four bad passports could equal four terrorists, each with 3-4. 3oz. bottles of “toiletries” . That’s as much as 48 oz. of gel.
“The fact that we are unable to find any debris so far appears to indicate that the aircraft is likely to have disintegrated at around 35,000 feet,”
I disagree....A midair breakup would leave a debris field measured in miles, ( think of throwing a bag of popcorn from a auto going 60 MPH), however a nosedive into the ocean could compress the metal into a ball taking most everything to the bottom.. Air France 447 left very little floating debris ......IMHO
They don't. To argue that they "can" would put us in the category of debating a chance to win the lottery.
No mayday. Not even the automated mayday that the plane automatically sends out. No flight deviation noted. No altitude deviation noted. Just gone. It disintegrated (blew up) at 35,000.
The stolen passports is certainly suspect, but I am wondering if the ‘wing tip bump’ this aircraft had awhile back caused a more serious crack where the wing adjoins with the fuselage, causing it to tear off in flight. Unlikely, but worth looking into.
I think two stolen passport holders on board would be too much of a coincidence.
Flight 587 broke up when it's tail fell off. That doesn't, however, mean there would be no debris. That's just foolish. A mid air break up should leave more debris.
You have it right. The article has it entirely wrong.
What is the purpose of killing 240 people if no one knows who did it or why?
Maybe its enough for them to just kill infidels.
Negative,...... reports mention a “rapid loss of altitude of 695Ft prior to loosing radar contact”
I have very serious doubts about the reported cause of the crash of TWA 800 over NYC.
the two stolen passports are not coincidental. both were used to buy tickets at the same time and the tickets are sequentially numbered. so at least its clear the stolen passport guys are linked.
what isn’t clear is if it means anything. just read a report from an interpol guy who said people get on planes all the time with stolen passports.