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Missing plane sent signals to satellite for hours
AP.org ^ | Mar 13, 7:57 PM EDT | By CHRIS BRUMMITT and JOAN LOWY

Posted on 03/13/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT by gooblah

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A Malaysia Airlines plane sent signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying for hundreds of miles or more, a U.S. official briefed on the search said Thursday.

Six days after the plane with 239 people aboard disappeared, Malaysian authorities expanded their search westward toward India, saying the aircraft may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the ground shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; malaysia; mh370; waronterror
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1 posted on 03/13/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT by gooblah
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To: gooblah

Destination PAKISTAN? Iran?


2 posted on 03/13/2014 7:40:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gooblah

This is wild. I await the facts.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 7:41:20 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: gooblah

JMHO..look in NW China..Rebels there.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 7:42:49 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: gooblah

Could the Ethiopians have started pirating airplanes since the ships are defended now?


5 posted on 03/13/2014 7:44:48 PM PDT by mountainlion
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To: Don Corleone
JMHO..look in NW China..Rebels there.

and in Indonesia and Thailand and India and Pakistan and The Philippines...

6 posted on 03/13/2014 7:44:52 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: gaijin

Not enough fuel onboard to make it there.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 7:45:45 PM PDT by barmag25 (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!!!)
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To: gooblah

If the Bad Actor was a gummint needing a delivery system then they’d simply BUY it —would arouse less suspicion.

So this MUST be some kind of insurgent group without access to a legit tax base.

So they stole it.


8 posted on 03/13/2014 7:47:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Destination: Davy Jones Locker


9 posted on 03/13/2014 7:48:03 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: gooblah

Not exactly breaking news.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 7:51:37 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: gooblah
  I suspect that more than pings were sent, but they don't want to release the details. In any case, the plane was flying undetected by radar and that means it must have been flying under the radar. If the cabin pressure suddenly dropped and the pilots became unconscious, then would the plane automatically fly under the radar for 4 hours? It makes me think that the low altitude flying must have been intentional.
11 posted on 03/13/2014 7:51:40 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: gaijin

KL to Beijing = 2700 miles straight-line distance.

Round that distance to 3,000, then add 20% for headwinds and air-traffic delays at destination.

So she was prolly loaded with fuel permitting a range of 3,600 miles or so...? A pro pilot could say more.

So their destination or a landing/re-fuel location is within 3,600 miles of KL.

THIS IS SO WEIRD!


12 posted on 03/13/2014 7:52:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gooblah

twas the “weegers”.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: gooblah

So it had four hours of fuel left and transmitted signals to the satellite for four hours - suggesting it flew until it ran out of fuel.

I am the first to admit I know nothing about nothin’. But in four hours would it not have entered into another nation’s airspace ‘unexpectedly’? What happened if that nation tried to contact it?

I have a feeling this plane landed somewhere.


14 posted on 03/13/2014 7:52:58 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: gaijin

Finally a real solution to the problem,

Malaysia recruits witch doctors to find missing Boeing passenger jet

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/malaysia-recruits-witch-doctors-find-missing-passenger-jet-article-1.1720770#ixzz2vtyW4DHj


15 posted on 03/13/2014 7:54:10 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: gaijin

Just an area 5X the size of the US.


16 posted on 03/13/2014 7:54:49 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: gooblah

Somebody check “Kooba”.

That’s where they used to always go.


17 posted on 03/13/2014 7:59:30 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: gooblah

Here is an Emerati 777 doing a rapid stop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m6j4Y-mxHw#t=67

Apparently it has an autobrake feature and the thrust reversers are known as being very robust.


18 posted on 03/13/2014 8:01:56 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gooblah

Fly it like you stole it!


19 posted on 03/13/2014 8:02:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: logitech

I doubt that the Weegers would want to go to Kooba.


20 posted on 03/13/2014 8:02:40 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: barmag25

We don’t know exactly how much fuel was put on board the aircraft. For all we know the fuelers could have been in on it and topped of the tanks to max.


21 posted on 03/13/2014 8:03:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Oo ee oo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang


22 posted on 03/13/2014 8:03:28 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Maurice Tift

A loss of cabin pressure at “under the radar” altitudes wouldn’t be bad.


23 posted on 03/13/2014 8:05:21 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: gaijin

Lets not forget that one of the FBIs most wanted terrorists, Adnan El Shukrijumah, also known as Jafar fhe Pilot, is still on the loose.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1716996/posts

He was commissioned by Bin Laden to carry out a nuclear 9-11. hes been working on that for over a decade. if it turns out that this plane was hijacked and landed somewhere, i would not be surprised if he is involved.

he last made some “noise” in 2009 with the thwarted nyc subway bombing. so 5 years later....he’s due.


24 posted on 03/13/2014 8:07:57 PM PDT by 1curiousmind
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To: gooblah

Wherever the plane landed or crashed I’m certain the US government knows where it’s at.


25 posted on 03/13/2014 8:08:22 PM PDT by barmag25 (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!!!)
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To: gooblah

Unless the passengers aboard were dead, they must have been aware that something was terribly amiss during those hours.


26 posted on 03/13/2014 8:09:57 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: RC one

Most likely. Exact reason, no idea.


27 posted on 03/13/2014 8:11:32 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Straight Vermonter

You left out the Amish state of Bangladesh.


28 posted on 03/13/2014 8:11:37 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: gooblah
So the story changes again. Now it did fly for hours. No, it didn't. Yes, it did.

This "whack-a-mole"journalism is giving me a headache

29 posted on 03/13/2014 8:14:42 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Darksheare
Malaysia recruits witch doctors to find missing Boeing passenger jet

Next they'll summon Cthulhu.
30 posted on 03/13/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: gooblah; All

This whole affair is the most frustrating thing I’ve ever seen. Six days into it and even the most basic details are not nailed down for sure, such as which side of the Malay Peninsula to look for the wreckage. Has there ever been anything like it in aviation history?


32 posted on 03/13/2014 8:17:22 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Maurice Tift
I suspect that more than pings were sent, but they don't want to release the details

Which would explain why the original Boeing report was denied by the investigators.

They may want to buy time to find the plane before whoever took it knows they are on their trail.

Form the article: "Boeing declined comment."

33 posted on 03/13/2014 8:17:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: gaijin

“Destination PAKISTAN? Iran?”

Based on the 5 hour estimate, my guess is Pakistan. Iran also occurred to me. We’ll see more about this plane, perhaps on a trans-Atlantic flight into NYC using a bogus call sign, like Obama2017.


34 posted on 03/13/2014 8:18:03 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Bronzewound

Has anybody discussed or mentioned radar failure/sabotage?

I ask this because inoperable radar would miss a missile or crash, or course deviation.

Whatever the case may be, since all other possibilities seem exhausted, start with the radar and go from there.

My other suspicion is a state actor. How or why, I don’t know, but it seems very strange nobody knows or isn’t telling.


35 posted on 03/13/2014 8:18:41 PM PDT by SpirituTuo
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

For crying out loud. I knew this was being handled by amateurs in Kuala Lumpur, but this is reaching the realm of tinfoil hattery.


36 posted on 03/13/2014 8:19:01 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

On one of the Fox shows, Kelly’s or Hannity’s, the “expert” said this is the biggest air mystery ever. Well, Amelia Earhart’s plane and others are out there as well but this has to be up there.


37 posted on 03/13/2014 8:19:50 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: 353FMG

I believe it was a red eye type of thing. So if most of the passengers were asleep, and the the take over of the cock pit was quick and easy, nobody might have noticed an easy turn to the West.


38 posted on 03/13/2014 8:20:22 PM PDT by skams19
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To: barmag25

If nothing else, the NSA could check in on the cell phones.


39 posted on 03/13/2014 8:23:01 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Army Air Corps

“Next they’ll summon Cthulhu.”

Naah, it’s in the running for the U.S. Presidency in 2017.


40 posted on 03/13/2014 8:24:15 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: BeadCounter

Do not forget the Bermuda Triangle mysteries.

With so searching going on, I believe this airplane will eventually be found, imho.


41 posted on 03/13/2014 8:24:38 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: BenLurkin

Without the motive, we’re left with speculation.


42 posted on 03/13/2014 8:24:55 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: rdl6989

“Has there ever been anything like it in aviation history?”

Plenty, incl. Amelia Earhardt.


43 posted on 03/13/2014 8:25:46 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: mountainlion

Ha ha ha, this is a good one seeing as Ethiopia is landlocked.


44 posted on 03/13/2014 8:26:22 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: SpirituTuo
As far as I can tell, all the questions have been asked, answered, refuted, and put forth again, only to be denied, then subsequently put forth yet again, and so on, and so on.

The only question left to ask is:

"What difference, at this point, does it make?!

45 posted on 03/13/2014 8:26:58 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Rembrandt
If they were simply suicidal, or the pilots were angry against their employer, then their target would have been THIS:

But they didn't do that --they turned off the transponders and few out to sea.

So it sorta seems like they viewed the a/c as valuable and wanted to use it for some PURPOSE.

No one has reported being attacked by a huge airliner, so they were trying to fly to a place where they had friends of some kind.

If they simply wanted to kill everyone on board, why fly FOUR HOURS out to sea...?

46 posted on 03/13/2014 8:27:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gooblah

We can track truck fleets via GPS all over USA, Canada and Mexico, but no one can track a single jet by installing an isolated-battery powered 200 mile range UHF xmitter hidden in the high tailfin where no one can remove it-

only cost 100 bucks from China.

DUHHHHHHHHHHH
What a bunch of dumbass airline anti-hijacking security nomads at Boeing. I gusess they all forgot about the 1970`s -DUHHH Morons at Boeing


47 posted on 03/13/2014 8:27:34 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: 353FMG
You left out the Amish state of Bangladesh.

It is being sold for scrap as we type.

48 posted on 03/13/2014 8:28:02 PM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: gooblah

Another good article.

http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304185104579437573396580350?mg=reno64-wsj


49 posted on 03/13/2014 8:29:17 PM PDT by barmag25 (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!!!)
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To: SpirituTuo
Has anybody discussed or mentioned radar failure/sabotage?

Which type of radar are you referring to? Air traffic radar has limited range. Military radars can see further but the ranges are not much more than ATC radar.

50 posted on 03/13/2014 8:31:42 PM PDT by USAF80
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