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What happened to the missing Malaysian flight? A visual guide
The Globe and Mail ^ | Mar. 14 2014 | Matthew Bambach and Reuters

Posted on 03/14/2014 1:22:12 PM PDT by mdittmar

It's the biggest mystery in recent aviation history. What happened to Flight MH370, which vanished after departing Malaysia on March 8. Here's a visual look at the theories, flight paths and search areas.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; malaysia; mh370; waronterror
From the visuals,looks to me like they dumped fuel and tried to return.

I'm not an aviation expert and I don't play one on T.V.;)

1 posted on 03/14/2014 1:22:12 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
Not if the aircraft pinged for up to 5 hours and you wouldn't turn off both transponders 14 minutes apart (although that could possibly be electrical failure).

I suppose it's possible the aircraft turned into a 'ghost flight' and flew straight until it ran out of gas but that is highly unlikely.

2 posted on 03/14/2014 1:33:45 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: mdittmar

It flew, then it landed and now it is sitting in a hangar somewhere getting ready for its next purpose. Good luck with finding it.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 1:38:06 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: mdittmar

Its probably repainted and being converted to haul a WMD, the next situation will be to just wait this all out and then at the right coordinated moment will insert itself into regular air traffic and head straight for Israel on a mission of mass destruction.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Spartan302

And what about the passengers if it landed?


5 posted on 03/14/2014 1:42:16 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: mdittmar; a fool in paradise

Sumpin’s up!


6 posted on 03/14/2014 1:43:20 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: luvbach1
Pilots with muzzie names, Iranians on board, flight originates in a muzzie country....

The passengers are incidental collateral damage.

7 posted on 03/14/2014 1:45:16 PM PDT by stboz
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To: luvbach1

What passengers?

Remember if its part of the ROP they care not for infidels, at all.

Except as possible human shields. And even that is iffy because any nation knowing a jumbo jet is approaching them with a possible nuke and with human shields will get shot down anyway.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 1:45:31 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: mdittmar

9 posted on 03/14/2014 1:45:50 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: mdittmar

I just read about 200 comments on a Reuters story about this. (yes I’m an idiot - but it was like a train wreck I couldn’t stop looking)

The most bizarro collection of stuff I’ve ever seen. OMG.
Makes the most wild FR conspiracy theorists look mainstream....


10 posted on 03/14/2014 1:45:56 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: NautiNurse

Love it!


11 posted on 03/14/2014 1:46:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: bergmeid

Those are my thoughts as well.


12 posted on 03/14/2014 1:49:37 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; bergmeid

Probably be found in the Gulf of Thailand.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

They have it tucked away some where all ready to fill with AMFO and point at our edifices.

Maybe.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 1:53:29 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: stboz
Pilots with muzzie names, Iranians on board, flight originates in a muzzie country....

Reminds me of the "You might be a redneck" line. Substitute "You might be a terrorist."

15 posted on 03/14/2014 1:54:20 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: mdittmar

If this was a high jacking which was apparently successful then expect more like it to come.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 2:00:46 PM PDT by Vinylly
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To: mdittmar

But did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?


17 posted on 03/14/2014 2:08:29 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: nascarnation
Makes the most wild FR conspiracy theorists look mainstream...

HA!

We'll see about that! You just wait until my NEXT conspiracy theory.

;-)

18 posted on 03/14/2014 2:09:48 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Spartan302
Its probably repainted and being converted to haul a WMD

EXACTLY my same thought. This plane is in Iran and is being fitted to fly against Israel. The people are likely alive, but I doubt they're alive for long.

19 posted on 03/14/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Sum Teng Sup?


20 posted on 03/14/2014 2:21:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Sum Ting Wong


21 posted on 03/14/2014 2:53:40 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: pgkdan

I think we can also assume this repurposing is going to be done very swiftly. They are not going to take their sweet time with it, thereby risking detection.....


22 posted on 03/14/2014 2:56:22 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: nascarnation
Makes the most wild FR conspiracy theorists look mainstream....

The best thing about FR is that usually one of those theories is right in the end.

23 posted on 03/14/2014 2:56:37 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: luvbach1

My theory is that we will soon start seeing videos on Youtube. A major islamic terrorist is probably behind this.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 2:57:50 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: bergmeid

Terrorist = terrorist organization


25 posted on 03/14/2014 2:59:42 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: rarestia

But they could use any old used up airliner bought on the open market for that..... And draw way less attention to themselves......


26 posted on 03/14/2014 3:01:14 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: bergmeid

What if its NOT the ROP behind it?
Or Iran?

They do make the handiest scapegoats without personally defending them.

At this stage I may be leaning towards a Red Flag operation here.


27 posted on 03/14/2014 3:03:49 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: mdittmar

The MSM says there are hundreds of islands in the Andaman & Nicobar islands. That is true, but most are not big enough to land an airliner.

That cuts the search area down considerably if a hijacking is the theory.


28 posted on 03/14/2014 3:12:22 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Spartan302

Anything is possible of course. However I would not recommend China as an adversary.


29 posted on 03/14/2014 3:13:08 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: NautiNurse

Nice! Are you sharpening up your web tools for hurricane Season ‘14?


30 posted on 03/14/2014 3:18:47 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: bergmeid

I agree with that. It makes no sense to me that they would pick one of the most advanced planes out there. Seems to me a 737 would have been a much better selection. There are zillions of them, so it would be a lot easier to slip into routine air traffic.

Using a 777 may have tripped them up because of the Aircraft Health reporting equipment.


31 posted on 03/14/2014 3:22:53 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: Mister Da

If the idea was to swipe an aircraft and repurpose it, then the landing zone would have to have a landing strip with an improved surface (paved, and paved thickly). You can’t hide those. Additionally, fuel would have to be shipped in because it’s not likely they could get this bird off the ground again without it.

I wonder where they would get the fuel? Is there a Chevron station nearby? Would we be able to trace the credit card? It’s possible they pre-positioned the fuel, I suppose.


32 posted on 03/14/2014 3:27:56 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: Cyber Liberty
If the idea was to swipe an aircraft and repurpose it,

If that is the case, I would think every aspect of their terrorist operation would have already been planned and put in place maybe even for months...with fall back plans in case of unforeseen situations...

33 posted on 03/14/2014 3:38:04 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: luvbach1

Depressurize high enough...they’re all dead in a few minutes


34 posted on 03/14/2014 4:02:55 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: a fool in paradise

Really, it is too unfortunate that award winning thespian Leslie Nielsen is currently unavailable (has prior commitments) to star as the chief pilot in the Hollywood entertainment product vehicle version of this thrilling melodrama, at this point in time in pro-active pre-production development stage.


35 posted on 03/14/2014 4:57:25 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: Spartan302

You mean “false flag”

:0


36 posted on 03/14/2014 5:19:40 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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