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US Investigators Think Missing Plane Might Have Been Stolen To Use Later For Another Purpose
BI ^ | 3-13-2014 | Michael Kelley

Posted on 03/13/2014 1:52:00 PM PDT by blam

US Investigators Think Missing Plane Might Have Been Stolen To Use Later For Another Purpose

Michael Kelley
March. 13, 2014, 11:06 AM

U.S. investigators suspect that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours after it reached its last confirmed location, according to Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal originally reported that they obtained data from the aircraft's engines, but then issued a correction saying that U.S. investigators based their position on "an analysis of signals sent through the plane’s satellite-communication link designed to automatically transmit the status of some onboard systems."

Satellites picked up 'electronic pings' from the flight after it lost contact, Reuters reports.

Malaysian authorities immediately rebutted the initial report, but have not provided any new information about the fate of the flight. Today, the country's minister of defense and acting minister of transport said the plane simply "vanished."

CNN Chief International correspondent Jim Sciutto reports that the "pings" of engine data, radar data, and fuel range have led the U.S. to alter their search to the Indian Ocean.

The primary scenarios of what happened remain a possible hijacking, action by rogue crew, or some sort of catastrophic mechanical failure.

One person tracking the probe told The Journal that U.S. counterterrorism officials are actively pursuing the notion that the plane was diverted "with the intention of using it later for another purpose."

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


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KEYWORDS: airplane; hijack; indianocean; malaysia; mh370; planecrash; terrorists
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1 posted on 03/13/2014 1:52:00 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Satellites Picked Up 'Pings' From Malaysian Jet After It Went Missing
2 posted on 03/13/2014 1:53:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Absolutely!


3 posted on 03/13/2014 1:54:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: blam

Interesting about the engine communication links.
Perhaps it can’t be turned off from the cockpit?

Big data...it’s everywhere....


4 posted on 03/13/2014 1:54:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: blam
If so, it was an inside job.
5 posted on 03/13/2014 1:54:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: blam
WELL, DUH!...
6 posted on 03/13/2014 1:55:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: blam

Yeah...there is absolutely no way this story can be spun to have a good ending.

At best the ending is horrible. At worst...I cannot think of a word to describe really, really, horrible.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 1:55:25 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: blam

bkm


8 posted on 03/13/2014 1:56:36 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Vermont Lt
Debt Of Honor
9 posted on 03/13/2014 1:58:04 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Bingo

When that south American plane went down a few years ago, there was similar telemetry that was transmitted by the subsystems on the plane. I think the government officials that are in charge know a lot more than they let on.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 1:58:33 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: MarMema

ping


11 posted on 03/13/2014 2:00:16 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: blam

I wouldn’t read a lot into this. The US employs people who are very, very good at coming up with hypothetical, outside thebox scenarios to make sure that all options are being considered and planned for. This is a good thing, especially after 9-11.

We’re probably just seeing one of these implausible but still possible scenarios leak out.

Sort of like if the US plan to go to war with and invade Canada were to be leaked.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 2:01:22 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: bigtoona

“I think the government officials that are in charge know a lot more than they let on.”

I think you are right. Hopefully the plane landed somewhere else. If so there may be plans in the works.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 2:03:18 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: nascarnation

It’s a system on the newer aircraft. It’s supposed to help the maintenance folks get ready before the plane lands. It speeds up the troubleshooting process and don’t have to rely on debriefing the crew. At least that is the idea behind it. I went to a Boeing class (more of an advertising deal) about it but never actually saw the system in operation.


14 posted on 03/13/2014 2:03:19 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: blam
Nonsense. Anyone with the ability to steal, store, fuel and control a 777 has many other ways to deliver a terrorist attack. People need to do some research on how big and complex this plane is. It's not like other planes - it's in the top 1% of complexity and size in the entire world. It has multiple levels of failsafe computerized monitoring systems that send signals to all sorts of stakeholders all over the world for ever second it's operational.


15 posted on 03/13/2014 2:03:42 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: blam

Sure.

Someone landed a plane on a runway at least a mile long, dumped 230+ bodies and rebadged a jumbo jet?

No one noticed or will?

Some people get paid by the word.


16 posted on 03/13/2014 2:03:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: blam

“counterterrorism officials are actively pursuing the notion that the plane was diverted “with the intention of using it later for another purpose.””

Charlie Castillo, pick up the white courtesy phone.


17 posted on 03/13/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: nascarnation
Perhaps it can’t be turned off from the cockpit?

I'm pretty sure it can't be turned off from anywhere in the cabin. You're probably have to be inside the engine to turn it off. Why would they put a kill switch on a system like that?

18 posted on 03/13/2014 2:05:31 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: USAF80

My SIL works on these (Trent engines) at RR.
So far he’s ignoring my subpoena, LOL.


19 posted on 03/13/2014 2:06:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: blam
Land it, make the passengers hostages on the plane, refuel it, pack it with explosives, and take off for a pre-determined honker of a target (Israel?).

If the target is Israel and the passengers are still on the plane, that makes for one heck of a catch-22...

20 posted on 03/13/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Vendome
Some people get paid by the word

and some get paid by the body.

21 posted on 03/13/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: blam; Jack Hydrazine

Oh my! My buddy Mr. hydrocortisone was right on. I am very impressed, Hydrox, my friend!

This is scary. And probably not for the USA as we would be on high alert, but for these places where no one really appears to care what planes come in.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 2:09:30 PM PDT by Yaelle
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Smoke a Banana obots ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1cfTMdjkYM


23 posted on 03/13/2014 2:13:23 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
I was thinking the same thing. Except a payload capable of an EMP strike. It would have to be a haymaker to be worth it.

If anyone is capable of putting it all together, it is D Company.

24 posted on 03/13/2014 2:13:54 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: blam

Take a map and draw a circle 4-5 hours travel and see what airports are big enough to handle a 777.


25 posted on 03/13/2014 2:14:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Red Badger; null and void; MarMema; xone

Info ping.


26 posted on 03/13/2014 2:14:31 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Red Badger

Sorry, didn’t see you before I pinged you further down.


27 posted on 03/13/2014 2:14:55 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: blam

Hubby and I were talking about that very thing just last night when we heard about the engine data being transmitted for several hours after the plane itself ‘disappeared’.


28 posted on 03/13/2014 2:16:56 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: blam

Y’know...I re-read again last night. And I’m thinking the same as you....


29 posted on 03/13/2014 2:17:17 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: blam

EMP


30 posted on 03/13/2014 2:17:59 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Vermont Lt

If it were an ordinary hijacking, there would already be demands from the hostage takers. If they stole the plane for re-purposing (flying bomb?, resale to a turd world airline who won’t ask many questions?) then the fate of the passengers is in doubt.


31 posted on 03/13/2014 2:19:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Salvavida

passing mushrooms


32 posted on 03/13/2014 2:21:30 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Black Agnes

If someone took it for this purpose, there is a state actor involved. Would be interesting to see if the engine monitoring system CAN be turned off. That should ID this aircraft if it gets airborne again. Shoot it down on sight.


33 posted on 03/13/2014 2:22:08 PM PDT by xone
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To: xone

10-4 ... Love!!!


34 posted on 03/13/2014 2:23:27 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Talisker

Then that means, if somebody has the plane and has plans for it, they will do it sooner rather later as the systems start breaking down.


35 posted on 03/13/2014 2:23:34 PM PDT by virgil
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If it were stolen, what about the passengers? They had to be dealt with.


36 posted on 03/13/2014 2:23:55 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: nascarnation

I never worked anything on the outside of a 777 but those engines are huge up close.


37 posted on 03/13/2014 2:26:14 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: Talisker

” . . It’s not like other planes - it’s in the top 1% of complexity and size in the entire world. It has multiple levels of failsafe computerized monitoring systems that send signals to all sorts of stakeholders all over the world for ever second it’s operational. . . “

Would that make the *pilot* be on an ego-trip ...

What with his home-practice-machine and all ~


38 posted on 03/13/2014 2:28:56 PM PDT by PraiseTheLord (have you seen the fema camps, shackle box cars, thousands of guillotines, stacks of coffins ~)
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To: NCC-1701
I think it was Payne Stewart Learjet syndrome.
39 posted on 03/13/2014 2:30:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
If they stole the plane for re-purposing, then the fate of the passengers is in doubt.

Ahem, no, sadly, it isn't.

40 posted on 03/13/2014 2:30:18 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: USAF80

Yes, can feel the hand tightening around my throat. Well not yet but am sensing closer to home. Or I’m just crazy!


41 posted on 03/13/2014 2:32:06 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Who turned off the transponders?


42 posted on 03/13/2014 2:33:43 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: USAF80

Yes I saw a couple on work fixtures at their Indy airport service shop.


43 posted on 03/13/2014 2:33:54 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: blam

So......will this plane show back up in the next 2 years and a flying bomb? Obama using that as a “reason” for martial law and setting himself up as the dick-tator for like of the USA?


44 posted on 03/13/2014 2:35:05 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: nascarnation

Am thinking No Sugar Tonight.


45 posted on 03/13/2014 2:35:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals
Love

Don't call me Love.

46 posted on 03/13/2014 2:35:44 PM PDT by xone
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To: blam; a fool in paradise

Soros. Monsanto. Ukraine. Nazis.


47 posted on 03/13/2014 2:36:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: nascarnation

Quiet movements?


48 posted on 03/13/2014 2:36:22 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NCC-1701
what about the passengers? They had to be dealt with.

The easiest part of the plan.

49 posted on 03/13/2014 2:36:56 PM PDT by xone
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To: blam

I assume that everyone on that plane is being looked into —— passengers and crew ——— as to their past activities, and associates.


50 posted on 03/13/2014 2:37:05 PM PDT by Exit148
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