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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Didn’t we have a space shuttle disintegrate and leave debris across the country?
* Distress signal or pilot mayday likely
It would not surprise me, since our government has demonstrated repeatedly that they do not believe Americans in general can handle news which reflects poorly on “protected” minorities.
Those two and they are investigating at least two more. No coincidence
what about a nuclear blast vaporizing it all
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."
Maybe they have taken credit via direct communication to one or more governments but the auhorities are keeping quiet to avoid panic.
"Do what we want or next week there will be 10 like this."
Results don’t compare with the Russian passenger jet shot down by the Ukrainians. There, in addition to the mid-air explosion, there was a secondary explosion and fire when it hit the Black Sea. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/539552/posts
A door fails and creates drag. The airflow rips the rear of the plane up.
But wouldn’t there still have been time, either auto or manual for some sort of contact?
Molecular dislocation, perambulation and dissolution of every nut bolt and rivet? Oh and bad juju, definitely bad juju.
You would think so.
If this aircraft had disintegrated at altitude, it would seem the debris trail would be long and broad. The fact that nothing can be found has me scratching my head.
Sadly, Chris Christopherson made it back...
Here is a playback of the route the plane took http://www.flightradar24.com/2014-03-07/16:54/12x/MAS370/2d81a27
Terrorists wouldn’t necessarily want US to know why, but the Chinese authorities (given most passengers were Chinese).
Is a bomb considered to be mechanical?
Someone bought a fraudulent engine part which failed causing the engine to become little more than a large proximity fuzed warehead.
Maybe its enough for them to just kill infidels.
You have to follow their twisted logic. They are only supposed to kill infidels after they have offered them a chance to "revert" to Islam. In the past Imams have harshly criticized those who have done these mass killings not for killing people (they're cool with that!) but for not giving them a chance to revert.
By not taking credit they avoid that criticism.
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