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Missing airliner may have flown on for 7 hours
The Washington comPost ^ | Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Chico Harlan, Ashley Halsey III and Annie Gowen

Posted on 03/15/2014 7:34:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that a missing passenger jet was steered off course after its communications systems were intentionally disabled and could have potentially flown for seven additional hours.

In the most comprehensive account to date of the plane’s fate, Najib drew an ominous picture of what happened aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, saying investigators had determined there was “deliberate action by someone on the plane.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; malaysia; mh370; waronterror
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I think they're on Fantasy Island.


1 posted on 03/15/2014 7:34:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Ping.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 7:35:47 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It suggests they might want to check into the people involved in fueling up the 777.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 7:39:23 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: nuconvert; txhurl

Ping.


4 posted on 03/15/2014 7:40:22 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Kelly and other Fox night hosts were all over this story with a lot of real world pilots, specops, CIA spooks and FAA people.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 7:42:11 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Revolting cat!
It could still be "flying".

Shiny, flying, squirrellllllllllllllll.

6 posted on 03/15/2014 7:43:17 AM 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

Great.
Now I have Weebl stuff’s “Flying Squirrel” stuck in my head.
Thanks.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Kirkwood

Bet if they check some of the ground crew, they’ve bugged out...


8 posted on 03/15/2014 7:45:06 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare
Look, it's a squirrel!


9 posted on 03/15/2014 7:46:03 AM 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: Army Air Corps

saw that. thanks


10 posted on 03/15/2014 7:46:25 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: a fool in paradise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAtxwFvvuxE


11 posted on 03/15/2014 7:47:02 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: a fool in paradise

And thanks to that, the guys who did this will be called squirls now.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 7:48:28 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; MarMema

ping


13 posted on 03/15/2014 7:50:29 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

At 650mph x 7 hrs = 4,450 miles. That’s roughly a seach area the size of Russia.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 7:50:30 AM PDT by DownInFlames ( I)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
from BBC.com: Missing Malaysia Airlines plane 'deliberately diverted'





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Curious that the newsies are pointing out that the plane could have flown as far as Kazakhstan, but they fail to mention Iran.

Considering that at least 2 passengers, apparently of Iranian descent, were flying on stolen passports, I would have Iran high on the list of possible locations.
15 posted on 03/15/2014 7:52:44 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Me too!


16 posted on 03/15/2014 7:55:54 AM PDT by cuspofcommonsense
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To: Darksheare

People ask why steal a plane from Malaysia. Considering how Malaysia’s investigation is going, it shouldn’t surprise anyone.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 8:00:10 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
They probably landed in a country with an extremely controlled media so that when it did land the outside world would not find out.

Huh. Who would want to steal an entire 777 jetliner filled with people and not let the rest of the world know they did it?

18 posted on 03/15/2014 8:01:37 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That means the interior will be refinished with rich Corinthian leather.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 8:02:54 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kirkwood

Give the investigators bubble hats and a clattering piano tune, and they’re the latest iteration of Keystone Kops.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 8:05:05 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think the saudi royals decided they wanted a new plane and wanted to pay the minimum this time. A backroom deal of sorts. They will find no shortage of pilots for their mission.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 8:07:39 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Slyfox
I saw a post where someone hypothesized that the plane would be painted and loaded with a nuke or explosives and flown into U.S. airspace and detonated. But how about just filled with innocent passengers and flown in so we shot it down and kill the passengers? Just a thought.
22 posted on 03/15/2014 8:08:36 AM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: DownInFlames

650 mph? Isn’t that close to mach 1 at 30,000 ft? If they were going anywhere near that speed, wouldn’t that dramatically affect fuel consumption and range?


23 posted on 03/15/2014 8:08:57 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My hunch remains that the flight headed to the remotest part of the southern Indian Ocean in order to have the plane disappear for as many years as possible and thereby permit no closure or blame.


24 posted on 03/15/2014 8:10:51 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Slyfox
Wonder why no contact with at least some of the passengers.

Could the terrorist have donned gas masks and released some agent to kill the passengers?

25 posted on 03/15/2014 8:12:27 AM PDT by mware
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I still say they will find it in NW China with the rebels there.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Army Air Corps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_HMIN0nGl0


27 posted on 03/15/2014 8:15:40 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Kirkwood

“It suggests they might want to check into the people involved in fueling up the 777.”


This thought crossed my mind this morning. I’d be checking into that pronto.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 8:16:39 AM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: cuspofcommonsense

I m still thinking it was not the plane they wanted..

there’s easier ways to get planes..

it was something on the plane they wanted..

.maybe the two guys with the fake passport were not the hijackers but the target of the hijacking...

.people use false papers when thier on the run..

.Iranian nuclear scientist defecting and on the run with secret information about their bomb program?


29 posted on 03/15/2014 8:17:48 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Next they’ll find the plane never took off.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 8:19:05 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: mware

If the hijacker flew the plane up to 45,000 feet and then depressurized the cabin manually (which you can do), the passengers would’ve suffered hypoxia in about 10 seconds and have died not too long thereafter. Meantime, the flight crew have separate oxygen tanks that he/they would’ve used to stay alive. It’s pretty much the quickest and most bloodless way to do a mass execution of the passengers without even having to watch it happen/march them one-by-one off the plane once landed/etc.

My money is still on this being a hijacking for the plane itself, not the passenger. They just happened to steal a plane that has the longest possible distance flown on a full tank of gas. At the weight of a flight crew, no passengers and a nuclear payload, the East Coast is well within range, even if they have to take the “long way ‘round” around the tip of southern Africa to avoid radar.


31 posted on 03/15/2014 8:21:03 AM PDT by seraphMTH
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To: MPJackal

Your thoughts are realistic, far fetched....but realistic!!! I wrote the same thesis a week ago on another site.....mainly because I believe POTUS Obama and his entire administration are asleep at the wheel...intelligence wise. Any creative “Hollywood” producer or writer could come up with this possible scenerio. What I am saying is that the Obamabots in Washingotn and around the world never saw this type of action coming....The terrorists that hate America...certainly did!!! Why? Just look at the fiasco that occurred at Benghazi!!! The American people and voters are not-too-bright IMHO!!! We shall see!!! With all the technical advantage and skill available....Obama & his “keystone” either can’t find the aircraft...or more likely....they have found it and want to keep it secret from the American public because we could be in terrible harm’s way!!! How’s that Obama “Hope & Change’ workin’ out for you American folks???


32 posted on 03/15/2014 8:22:04 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

7 hours? Tomorrow it’ll be 13 hrs and flying inverted. You know, I’m not a conspiracy theory kind of guy but this is getting a bit ridiculous.


33 posted on 03/15/2014 8:24:36 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: TomGuy
Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah ...isn't "shah" an Iranian surname?

Last name: Shah - This noble and honourable surname is of Persian, Turkish and Hindi origin,

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Shah#ixzz2w2sAP4Vs


34 posted on 03/15/2014 8:24:46 AM PDT by wtd
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To: JLAGRAYFOX; MPJackal

“We’re letting you go to show we are not heartless people! So we’re putting you on this other plane and sending you on your way!”

Yeah, repainted and with certain tweaks to make it basically a flying bullseye.


35 posted on 03/15/2014 8:25:21 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: mware
Could the terrorist have donned gas masks and released some agent to kill the passengers?

The plane was "confirmed" (whatever that means) as ascending to 45000 feet for a time.

If the hijackers 1) sealed the cabin door, 2) ascended to 45000 feet, and 3) vented the passenger compartment, then all passengers are dead in a couple of minutes.

36 posted on 03/15/2014 8:25:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Travis McGee

Now it’s possibly 7 hours.

This is the ‘cat stuck on the roof’ information leak method.


37 posted on 03/15/2014 8:30:32 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Darksheare
Yeah, repainted and with certain tweaks to make it basically a flying bullseye.

The fresh coat of paint itself could be the radar-absorbent variety.

38 posted on 03/15/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT by seraphMTH
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To: nesnah

It sounds like it could have ran out of fuel and crashed, too. It was reported to have had 7.5 hours of fuel.


39 posted on 03/15/2014 8:34:22 AM PDT by virgil
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To: tophat9000
In fact its starting to sound very much like a military black operation.. and the funny way goverment are not talking or giving conflicting information

The very act seem "Israeli" for boldness...

then when you put the two Iranian guys on fake passports in to the mix..again iran nuk program?

.but the you also have China in the mix...

it was headed to Beijing of all places..

if you wanted just any old plane...why did it happen to that particular flight...strange

again I'm thinking it's was not the plane........

it was someone or something on the plane they wanted

40 posted on 03/15/2014 8:37:07 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

By now, Iran has put a fresh coat of paint on it, buried the bodies of the passengers in a mass grave and is loading the plane with nasties.


41 posted on 03/15/2014 8:38:29 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: Slyfox

“They probably landed in a country with an extremely controlled media so that when it did land the outside world would not find out.”

Yeah they probably landed in the USA, they have long enough runways and well the media......!


42 posted on 03/15/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Would not suprise me. In fact I’ll be shocked it they find that plane crashed in the ocean or the jungle.


43 posted on 03/15/2014 8:41:28 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TomGuy

Those two orange lines look like arcs on a circle. My guess is they indicate the coverage boundary of a sat that did NOT get a ping, and the assumption is the plane could not be anywhere ‘inside the circle’ formed by these arcs.

But it leads to two wildly different tracks, one going over lots of land that surely has radar coverage, and one going to the end of the earth.

My bet is a determination is made that the one sat malfunctioned or wasn’t set up to recieve the ping...and the orange tracks will go away....and they’ll be back looking at a straight west track over the Indian Ocean.


44 posted on 03/15/2014 8:42:47 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

China has a tyrannical oppressive regime but per World War II experiences and even their own acts during the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward, I do think if some foreign rogue or even other power, messed with their citizens, I have no doubt they would deal with such threats and acts in the harshest manners.


45 posted on 03/15/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: seraphMTH

Maybe, but not likely.
Radar absorbent paint is hard to formulate with enough consistency to make a tri7 harder to detect.
Airport radars don’t do skinpaints, they detect the transponders signal.
Military radars would have no problem seeing the bird.
But the possibility of people being asleep at the wheel is always there.


46 posted on 03/15/2014 8:46:55 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nesnah

Start with the pilot. He had just finished a huge remote control rig and boasted of it on the internet.


47 posted on 03/15/2014 8:47:02 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: tophat9000

Maybe those 20 Freestyle Company workers?


48 posted on 03/15/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Izzy Dunne
If the hijackers 1) sealed the cabin door, 2) ascended to 45000 feet, and 3) vented the passenger compartment, then all passengers are dead in a couple of minutes.

But don't the oxygen masks come down automatically in the case of loss of cabin pressure? Can the crew disable that as well?

49 posted on 03/15/2014 8:50:09 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Cheap Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Iran

http://www.farecompare.com/flights/Kuala_Lumpur-KUL/Iran-IR/citycountry.html


50 posted on 03/15/2014 8:50:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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