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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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.
It would be a teachable moment if we never found out, to show us that some things cannot be explained!
Our military should be on a high alert status until this jet is found.
The aircraft is being “repurposed” as we speak. I pray for the innocent passengers if they are not already dead one way or another.
Iran is too far
Agreed. My worst fear is Al Qaida has it and will use it in another terror attack.
I’m betting that the NSA knows exactly where that puppy is. The word in DC is that they haven’t said anything publicly because they don’t want the other team to know what our ELINT capabilities are, and anyway if we revealed that we know who has the plane, we might actually have to do something about it. And this bunch, of course, hasn’t the slightest idea if how to handle big serious problems.
Maybe somebody got “Ron Browned”(?)
The perp is a Non-State Actor with forces within 3,600 miles of Kuala Lumpu and controls a landing strip sufficiently long to accommodate a Boeing 777.
And they have facilities for 239 hostages or the will to kill them.
“Chinese Fire Drill”
The term goes back to the early 1900s, and is alleged to have originated when a ship run by British officers and a Chinese crew practiced a fire drill in the engine room. The bucket brigade drew water from the starboard side, took it to the engine room, and poured it onto the fire. A separate crew hauled the accumulated water to the main deck and heaved the water over the port side. The drill went according to plan until the orders became confused in translation. The bucket brigade began to draw the water from the starboard side, run over to the port side and then throw the water overboard, bypassing the engine room completely. Additionally, the term is documented to have been used in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, where it was often expressed in the phrase “as screwed up as a Chinese fire drill”. It was also commonly used by Americans during the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Historians trace Westerners’ use of the word Chinese to denote “confusion” and “incomprehensibility” to the earliest contacts between Europeans and Chinese people in the 1600s, and attribute it to Europeans’ inability to understand and appreciate China’s radically different culture and worldview. In his 1989 Dictionary of Invective, British editor Hugh Rawson lists 16 phrases that use the word Chinese to denote “incompetence, fraud and disorganization”.
Earhart was just 2 people. This is well over 200.