Skip to comments.Mystery Malaysia flight may have been hundreds of miles off course (CNN Breaking)
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 ...
If it is terrorism, will China regard it as an act of war?
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....
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.
Nav systems these days tend not to allow that to be accidental.
Getting stranger... Too bad “homeland’ is busy turning the war on drugs into an excuse for a police state...
Yep. It isn’t like trying to fly with a stopwatch and a compass.
The longer this goes on, the more possible it becomes that something really crazy happened to that plane.
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...
I am still smelling the “Religion of Peace”,regardles of Interpols’ assertion to the contrary.
But lets look ova here because the light’s better!
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.
Two muslims entered the cockpit and killed everyone there, then steered the plane into the ocean, imho.
Me too, like the brothers involved in Boston bombing,
the two Iranians boarded together, and they are not related!
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.
There are no cell towers at 35,000 feet.....nor at 25,000 feet.
You would think there would have been radio contact. Unless a pilot was in on the scam.
I started thinking that the public is being prepared for something.. I started thinking yesterday that the authorities pretty much know what happened.
This is all WAAY to confusing.
I don’t believe a word CNN says. About anything.
I’ll bet it is on land - crash landed or otherwise. See this post:
-I am still smelling the Religion of Peace,regardles of Interpols assertion to the contrary.-
Has any group claimed it though?
Then why didn’t anyone take responsibility?
During the flights of 911, conversations were going on from the planes to the ground.
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.
tcrlaf, many thanks for this info!
Hoosiermama, maggief, LucyT, null and void
Pinging all y’all to this post!
Also see comments!
Cell phones won’t work over the open ocean, or remote jungle islands. No cell towers.
If you lost
It might be
In southern China
Those planes were all relatively low to the ground, thus close to cell towers.
In the middle of the ocean? Unlikely.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
So what was the point?
That is with assistance from the airplanes electronics. That could easily be shut of with a switch.
Malaysian??? I’ve been thinking it was a chinese or north korean missile for a while...
That’s a good question. I guess my theory is kaputt.
“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.
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.
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?
You can bet on it! They need time to write a cover story to deflect world anger away from Zeros Muslim brotherhood.
A missing plane
And the searching
Was all in vain
It’s now a missile
With a payload
That’s plenty fissile
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.
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.
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