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Mystery Malaysia flight may have been hundreds of miles off course (CNN Breaking)
CNN ^ | 3-11-2014 | Michael Pearson and Jethro Mullen

Posted on 03/11/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT by tcrlaf

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was hundreds of miles off course, traveling in the opposite direction from its original destination and had stopped sending identifying transponder codes before it disappeared, a senior Malaysian Air Force official told CNN Tuesday.

If correct, these are ominous signs that could call into question whether someone in the cockpit might have deliberately steered the plane away from its intended destination, a former U.S. aviation investigator said.

"This kind of deviation in course is simply inexplicable," said Paul Goelz, former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board.

(snip) The Malaysian Air Force lost track of the plane over Pulau Perak, a tiny island in the Straits of Malacca -- many hundreds of miles from the usual flight path for aircraft traveling between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, the official said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; iran; jet; malaysia; mh370; terrorism; waronterror
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This keeps getting weirder and weirder. If true, they were heading for the radical muzzie area of Indinesia, most likely.

If it is terrorism, will China regard it as an act of war?

1 posted on 03/11/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

So the, based on a plane full of gas, it could’ve flown 8-10 hours off course and end up crashing at the Southern part of the Indian Ocean, near Antarctica....


2 posted on 03/11/2014 11:15:09 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: txhurl; MarMema

Ping.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 11:15:09 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tcrlaf

Someone here mentioned the theory that it was hijacked, taken to a lower altitude, and flown to a landing strip somewhere. Then it could be re-painted, re-fueled, and a nuclear bomb could be placed aboard.

Then on to America.

Sounds like something from Homeland, but then so does this story.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 11:16:16 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tcrlaf

Getting stranger...


5 posted on 03/11/2014 11:16:39 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: tcrlaf

Nav systems these days tend not to allow that to be accidental.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 11:17:03 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: tcrlaf

Getting stranger... Too bad “homeland’ is busy turning the war on drugs into an excuse for a police state...


7 posted on 03/11/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: Darksheare

Yep. It isn’t like trying to fly with a stopwatch and a compass.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 11:17:54 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tcrlaf
Would it be possible to hide a large airplane at an airport, surrounded by lots of large airplanes? Is it possible that it is known what happened to the plane, but no one is showing their hand?

The longer this goes on, the more possible it becomes that something really crazy happened to that plane.

9 posted on 03/11/2014 11:17:55 AM PDT by grania
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To: Red in Blue PA

That plane could be anywhere in the world — 8 to 10 hours worth of gasoline could place it going south of India, across Antarctica, and into southern South America somewhere...


10 posted on 03/11/2014 11:18:15 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: tcrlaf

I am still smelling the “Religion of Peace”,regardles of Interpols’ assertion to the contrary.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 11:18:20 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Revolting cat!

But lets look ova here because the light’s better!


12 posted on 03/11/2014 11:18:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: tcrlaf

Not a pilot, but pretty sure either you cannot turn off the transponder, or at the very least, it requires a deliberate manual act. The fact that the transponder was off is most concerning.


13 posted on 03/11/2014 11:19:02 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: tcrlaf

Two muslims entered the cockpit and killed everyone there, then steered the plane into the ocean, imho.


14 posted on 03/11/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Minutemen

Me too, like the brothers involved in Boston bombing,
the two Iranians boarded together, and they are not related!


15 posted on 03/11/2014 11:20:59 AM PDT by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s a possibility someone hijacked the plane ... but how did they keep over 200 persons from using their phones?... surely someone could have notified a family member.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 11:20:59 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: frnewsjunkie

There are no cell towers at 35,000 feet.....nor at 25,000 feet.


17 posted on 03/11/2014 11:21:40 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

... Burma


18 posted on 03/11/2014 11:21:42 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Obadiah

You would think there would have been radio contact. Unless a pilot was in on the scam.


19 posted on 03/11/2014 11:22:02 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: tcrlaf

I started thinking that the public is being prepared for something.. I started thinking yesterday that the authorities pretty much know what happened.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 11:22:21 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: tcrlaf
There can't be that many countries with the technology to spoof a transponder? Where does the tracking info put the plane and what was it's path?

This is all WAAY to confusing.

21 posted on 03/11/2014 11:22:28 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: tcrlaf

I don’t believe a word CNN says. About anything.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 11:22:35 AM PDT by albie
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’ll bet it is on land - crash landed or otherwise. See this post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3131873/posts?page=89#89


23 posted on 03/11/2014 11:22:46 AM PDT by CedarDave (Obama - "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" (02/10/14 declaration))
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

... Burma


24 posted on 03/11/2014 11:22:53 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Minutemen

-I am still smelling the “Religion of Peace”,regardles of Interpols’ assertion to the contrary.-

Has any group claimed it though?


25 posted on 03/11/2014 11:23:03 AM PDT by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: trisham

Then why didn’t anyone take responsibility?


26 posted on 03/11/2014 11:23:05 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: tcrlaf
CNN didn't "break" this news ...
27 posted on 03/11/2014 11:23:17 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Red in Blue PA

During the flights of 911, conversations were going on from the planes to the ground.


28 posted on 03/11/2014 11:24:09 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

It didn’t have a full load of fuel, just enough for the flight plus a margin. (It costs fuel to haul fuel). I think the max range was shorter than that.


29 posted on 03/11/2014 11:24:12 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tcrlaf; hoosiermama; maggief; LucyT; null and void

tcrlaf, many thanks for this info!

Hoosiermama, maggief, LucyT, null and void

Pinging all y’all to this post!

Also see comments!


30 posted on 03/11/2014 11:24:29 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: frnewsjunkie

Cell phones won’t work over the open ocean, or remote jungle islands. No cell towers.


31 posted on 03/11/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Bulwinkle

If you lost

Your airliner

It might be

In southern China

BURMA SHAVE


32 posted on 03/11/2014 11:25:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: frnewsjunkie

Those planes were all relatively low to the ground, thus close to cell towers.

In the middle of the ocean? Unlikely.


33 posted on 03/11/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AppyPappy

Recently, I watched an interview with a Terrorism expert and he noted that the percentage of actions which are claimed by any group is actually small.


34 posted on 03/11/2014 11:25:39 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tcrlaf

Now I’m thinking the Malaysian Air Force shot it down, worried about a potential suicide hijacking attack on Kuala Lumpur. It would explain the silence so far.


35 posted on 03/11/2014 11:25:41 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Red in Blue PA

yes- but you can now connect to the internet from 35K feet for $3/half hour so surely one of the 200 people could’ve sent an email...


36 posted on 03/11/2014 11:26:14 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
based on a plane full of gas

Your premise is flawed to start with.
Airliners do not always fill the tanks - they take on just enough fuel to have enough to reach their destination plus safety reserves.

37 posted on 03/11/2014 11:26:18 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: tcrlaf

It is eerily similar to UA Flight 93. The plane was diverted, perhaps to crash into some skyscraper, and some passengers thwarted the terrorists plans, taking the aircraft down.

This would also account for the lack of anyone claiming responsibility because the attempt failed and they would want to try it again.


38 posted on 03/11/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT by granite (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left - Ecclest 10:2)
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To: Army Air Corps

So what was the point?


39 posted on 03/11/2014 11:27:13 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: God luvs America

That is with assistance from the airplanes electronics. That could easily be shut of with a switch.


40 posted on 03/11/2014 11:27:19 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Malaysian??? I’ve been thinking it was a chinese or north korean missile for a while...


41 posted on 03/11/2014 11:27:31 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: AppyPappy

That’s a good question. I guess my theory is kaputt.


42 posted on 03/11/2014 11:27:37 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Exactly.


43 posted on 03/11/2014 11:27:50 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: tcrlaf

“If it is terrorism, will China regard it as an act of war? “

An act of war is only an act of war if you really want it to be. The Tonkin Gulf incident didn’t even happen and it inaugurated the Viet Nam war. Nazi Germany staged an attack and left dead prisoners wearing German uniforms.

China or Russia could attack a US city with impunity because Obama has already said that the US is big enough to absorb the damage without retaliating.

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/09/22/obama-tells-woodward-we-can-absorb-another-terrorist-attack/


44 posted on 03/11/2014 11:27:52 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Travis McGee

Perhaps the Maldives. 7 total airports, 2 of which have runways 8600 and 10000 feet (Airbus 380s have landed there) plus the island chain is Islamic.


45 posted on 03/11/2014 11:28:01 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: tcrlaf

This is so weird. If they tracked the plane on radar to the Straits of Malacca, why are they still looking in the Gulf of Siam?


46 posted on 03/11/2014 11:28:04 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
the authorities pretty much know what happened.

You can bet on it! They need time to write a cover story to deflect world anger away from Zeros Muslim brotherhood.

47 posted on 03/11/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Bulwinkle

Somewhere there’s

A missing plane

And the searching

Was all in vain

That’s because

It’s now a missile

With a payload

That’s plenty fissile

BURMA SHAVE


48 posted on 03/11/2014 11:29:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: tcrlaf
If it is terrorism, will China regard it as an act of war?

Excellent question.

I think we're getting disinformation rather than news. It is CNN, after all…Apparently the plane left Kuala Lumpur and turned off course almost immediately. Surely, someone on the ground noticed that the signals were coming from the wrong direction.

49 posted on 03/11/2014 11:29:08 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Travis McGee

So, they were only over the ocean and did not fly over land.

Also, why didn’t the information that the plane was off course, come out from the get go? Looks like someone is keeping information from the public.


50 posted on 03/11/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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