Skip to comments.Missing plane sent signals to satellite for hours
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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Destination PAKISTAN? Iran?
This is wild. I await the facts.
JMHO..look in NW China..Rebels there.
Could the Ethiopians have started pirating airplanes since the ships are defended now?
and in Indonesia and Thailand and India and Pakistan and The Philippines...
Not enough fuel onboard to make it there.
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.
Destination: Davy Jones Locker
Not exactly breaking news.
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!
twas the “weegers”.
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.
Finally a real solution to the problem,
Malaysia recruits witch doctors to find missing Boeing passenger jet
Just an area 5X the size of the US.
Somebody check “Kooba”.
That’s where they used to always go.
Here is an Emerati 777 doing a rapid stop:
Apparently it has an autobrake feature and the thrust reversers are known as being very robust.
Fly it like you stole it!
I doubt that the Weegers would want to go to Kooba.
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.
Oo ee oo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
A loss of cabin pressure at “under the radar” altitudes wouldn’t be bad.
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.
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.
Wherever the plane landed or crashed I’m certain the US government knows where it’s at.
Unless the passengers aboard were dead, they must have been aware that something was terribly amiss during those hours.
Most likely. Exact reason, no idea.
You left out the Amish state of Bangladesh.
This "whack-a-mole"journalism is giving me a headache
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?
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."
“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.
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.
For crying out loud. I knew this was being handled by amateurs in Kuala Lumpur, but this is reaching the realm of tinfoil hattery.
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.
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.
If nothing else, the NSA could check in on the cell phones.
“Next they’ll summon Cthulhu.”
Naah, it’s in the running for the U.S. Presidency in 2017.
Do not forget the Bermuda Triangle mysteries.
With so searching going on, I believe this airplane will eventually be found, imho.
Without the motive, we’re left with speculation.
“Has there ever been anything like it in aviation history?”
Plenty, incl. Amelia Earhardt.
Ha ha ha, this is a good one seeing as Ethiopia is landlocked.
The only question left to ask is:
"What difference, at this point, does it make?!
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...?
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.
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
It is being sold for scrap as we type.
Another good article.
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.