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Missing MH370: India Scours Jungle Islands for Lost Plane
Malaysia Star ^ | Saturday March 15, 2014

Posted on 03/14/2014 9:50:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Indian aircraft on Friday combed Andaman and Nicobar, made up of more than 500 mostly uninhabited islands, for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 that evidence suggests was last headed towards the heavily forested archipelago.

Popular with tourists and anthropologists alike, the islands form India’s most isolated state. They are best known for dense rainforests, coral reefs and hunter-gatherer tribes who have long resisted contact with outsiders.

The search for MH370 has expanded dramatically in the past week but failed to locate the plane or any wreckage, making it one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andamanislands; india; iran; malaysia; mh370; ocean; waronterror
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1 posted on 03/14/2014 9:50:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I’ll bet every single illicit drug operation within a few thousand miles of Malaysia is sweating bullets right now. LOL


2 posted on 03/14/2014 9:51:45 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: nickcarraway

The plane is in a Iran and there it will stay since they now know the engines ping a satellite.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 9:57:59 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I say it’s in Male(MLE), Maldives, 1930 miles from KUL. The Maldives have an authoritarian Muslim government and a population of 330,000.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 10:03:35 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

It also might be on the Saudi peninsula, Pakistan, or an Indonesian island.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 10:09:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Or, a thousand feet down in the ocean.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 10:12:35 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Unlikely.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 10:13:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Just as unlikely as anything else in the speculative world of conspiracy and conjecture.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 10:15:59 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The mystery deepens.

Been to a lot of that watery part of the world.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 10:16:38 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: doc1019

Where is the debris field?


11 posted on 03/14/2014 10:17:26 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: doc1019

If the aircraft had gone down the ELTs would have automatically activated.


12 posted on 03/14/2014 10:17:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: mylife

Beats the crap out of me? Only time will tell. Until then, I will wait before giving into all the conspiracy propaganda.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 10:19:43 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Not if there was a massive electrical failure, or a quick dive into the ocean. Speculation is the root of all conspiracies. I, for one, will wait for the final outcome.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 10:24:28 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

It aint that hard to land on those tiny islands, It is harder to launch off, they have ramps at the end of the runway to launch yer ass.

Satellites should show us a debris field in the drink, or should show us where they are on the ground.


15 posted on 03/14/2014 10:24:47 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: doc1019
I, for one, will wait for the final outcome.

That's no fun.

16 posted on 03/14/2014 10:25:54 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps some jihadist/terrorist went on a joy ride before he went to meet his 72 virgins. Would be a good idea to do an extensive forensic examination of all the competent pilots on that jet including the passengers. May be able to identify the culprit.Deep ocean graves rarely give up their secrets. Sad for the other passengers crew and their families. Hunch is that young co pilot had a thing for one of the flight attendants, was told to get lost and went nuts.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 10:27:23 PM PDT by allendale
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To: doc1019

What would have caused the massive electrical failure?
Why would the aircraft have dived into the ocean?


18 posted on 03/14/2014 10:29:45 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: doc1019

That is getting harder for me now with all the breaking news just tonight the last hour or so.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 10:35:03 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Kennard

Yep, could be an alien abduction, could be the Asian version of the Bermuda triangle, could be the Biblical rapture with all the chosen ones on that flight ... could be, could be, could be ... I think will wait and see what comes out in the official report.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 10:35:13 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019
I, for one, will wait for the final outcome.

You will wait, and you will tell everyone within earshot that you will wait, as often as possible.

And you'll use the word "conspiracy" a lot, too.

21 posted on 03/14/2014 10:38:19 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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22 posted on 03/14/2014 10:38:34 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

And your point?


23 posted on 03/14/2014 10:39:56 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019
There's going to be an official report?

Okay, I feel better now.

24 posted on 03/14/2014 10:40:04 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Jack Hydrazine
MH370 was a 777-200ER (Extended Range), which has a fully fueled range of 7,725 nautical miles, not 5,240.

I wonder how likely is it that they took off with more fuel than reported.

25 posted on 03/14/2014 10:43:29 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Kennard

You doubt that at some time in the future there will be an official report? It will happen, whether it is true or not, there will be an official report. LOL!


26 posted on 03/14/2014 10:43:51 PM PDT by doc1019
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27 posted on 03/14/2014 10:44:42 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What would stop the debris from floating on the top when the plane broke up hitting the sea?

The Indian Ocean is mostly like glass, but that would not stop the plane from breaking up on impact.

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/WMKK/2014/3/9/DailyHistory.html?


28 posted on 03/14/2014 10:49:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: doc1019
Or, a thousand feet down in the ocean.

That's where I think it is. Unfortunately.

29 posted on 03/14/2014 10:52:16 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Dagnabitt

I would hope that all the conspiracy people are right, and all are alive ... however, my doubts and general pessimism makes me think otherwise.


30 posted on 03/14/2014 10:56:18 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: cynwoody
I wonder how likely is it that they took off with more fuel than reported.

That's what I've been thinking.

31 posted on 03/14/2014 10:58:00 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: doc1019
Or, a thousand feet down in the ocean.

More likely 8,000-12,000 feet down in that region.

32 posted on 03/14/2014 10:59:24 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

My bad. LOL!


33 posted on 03/14/2014 11:01:40 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: ElkGroveDan

Stuff still floats.


34 posted on 03/14/2014 11:01:55 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: nickcarraway

What a joke.

Try a bigger piece of land or the bottom of the ocean.


35 posted on 03/14/2014 11:12:32 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: Jack Hydrazine

Hey, they might have even beached on a heretofore unknown tropical island...


36 posted on 03/14/2014 11:14:10 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: nickcarraway

D. B. Cooper knows where it is....


37 posted on 03/14/2014 11:18:57 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: garjog

Zactly ....


38 posted on 03/14/2014 11:19:49 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: doc1019

The point is... You’re going to wait.


39 posted on 03/14/2014 11:24:35 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: Kennard

Also, there may well be no final outcome. A month from now, we could still not know anything.


40 posted on 03/15/2014 12:15:17 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Vendome; Darksheare; Salamander; JoeProBono; TheOldLady; nickcarraway

Now that the melting snow and clement weather have made it possible, intensive visual inspection, along with thermal imaging, infrared and electromagnetic detection, plus a thorough sweep with a metal detector have determined that the missing Flight MH370 is *not* in my back yard.

Attention is now being focused on the neighbors to the East.


41 posted on 03/15/2014 12:16:16 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

traveling at the moment and only caught a bit of local news, but did the Malay PM confirm in a presser tonite the disappearance was a hijacking - and that person(s) with knowledge of the same manually disabled the transponder and the autopilot? (local west coast time 11:00pm-ish - CBS). That seemed to be the tease of the local newscast.


42 posted on 03/15/2014 12:36:05 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: doc1019

The cell phones of the passengers were ringing which would have been impossible if they were under water.


43 posted on 03/15/2014 12:53:07 AM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“It also might be on the Saudi peninsula, Pakistan, or an Indonesian island.”

Vey unlikely to have continued on to Pakistan or Saudi, there simply was not enough fuel to do that. Further the aircraft would have to cross Indian territory(Andaman & Nicobar) to do that. There is a very strong military presence there, being home to a large base especially meant to keep a close watch on the Malacca Straits. Chances of a large aircraft like this one getting close without detection would be extremely unlikely. More likely that the aircraft took a sharp turn southwards and went down there.


44 posted on 03/15/2014 12:57:42 AM PDT by cold start
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To: cold start

Soft landing. No crash. No ELT signal. Pilot walks away in somewhere like Afghanistan or Kasakhstan.


45 posted on 03/15/2014 1:00:40 AM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: nickcarraway

North Korea, to be outfitted with an EMP for you and me...

If Odingus and CONgress and George Soros go on a vacation anytime soon, we’ll know the jig is up. My guess it happens on a weekend


46 posted on 03/15/2014 1:01:56 AM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Southack

I agree with soft landing.

There is no need to worry about the plane. It is fine right now. I’m sure it will be returned. Although, the seats will be removed, and it will come back without passengers. But, no need to fret... it will have some sort of new and more exciting payload.


47 posted on 03/15/2014 1:06:34 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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It will take them a while to acquire enough jet fuel to refuel her.

One wonders if they want to use it to take out Karzai in Afghanistan, or if they have an Israeli or American target picked out.


48 posted on 03/15/2014 1:09:22 AM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: shibumi

Between all the countries that have military installations, Fleet operations and civilian radar, they could stitch the flight path of this thing and get a pretty good guess as to where it is.

China had basing all over the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.

The United States has basing all over the same place with more assets than all other countries combined.

Russia has a few bases.

India has civilian and military capability all over the place.

There are several other countries with basing as well.

But, we also have two subs in the area, I believe the 3rd Fleet, aviation intelligence flights constantly and a few other unnamed assets.

I saw a map a year ago detailing what was there and can’t find it.

Anyway, I would think the flight path of this plane could be found, from co-operative nations.

It didn’t just fall off the radar.

Even if it was a blip, it would follow a line and be tracked.

We track unidentified planes all the time from So. America to the US, who are smuggling.


49 posted on 03/15/2014 1:56:25 AM 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: Vendome

I’m just glad they got that stuff out of my yard.

It’s a muddy mess back there now. And the dog wouldn’t shut up.


50 posted on 03/15/2014 2:08:42 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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