Skip to comments.Boeing Source: Missing Plane in Pakistan
Posted on 03/17/2014 3:01:29 PM PDT by robowombat
The Malaysian government reportedly is investigating the possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 avoided radar detection and landed in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border inside Taliban-controlled territory, according to the UK Independent . . . investigators confiscated a homemade flight simulator from the pilots home to see if it reveals any useful information . . . the Malaysian foreign minister told reporters that Malaysia asked several Asian countries for assistance in its investigation, including Pakistan . . . Pakistan dismissed the idea that a Boeing 777 could land undetected inside the country but promised to work with the Malaysian government in its search for the missing plane . . . a LIGNET analyst received information from a source at Boeing that the company believes the plane did land in Pakistan . . . Israel is taking the possibility of a terrorist attack seriously by mobilizing air defenses and scrutinizing approaching civilian aircraft, according to the Times of Israel . . . a Boeing 777 requires a lengthy, 7,500-foot runway, and Pakistan has many of them, meaning Flight 370 could conceivably be hidden in a hangar inside the country . . . U.S. surveillance of the area may be able to shed light on the theory through satellite imagery or signals intelligence.
Maybe they are getting their ideas off of here. lol
Thank you for the salt - I am not familiar with the source.
Different sources keep saying it landed, but there is a contingent of FReepers that insist it crashed into the ocean without a trace of debris or other evidence.
Sounds like a hard place to land.
gonna need a really LONG runway - I doubt dirt is gonna do
I am certainly ready for this plane to turn up someplace!
Pakistan has shown many times just how duplicitous they can be but this plane was from a fellow Muslim country so I doubt it. Also I doubt there are any airfields in that part of Pakistan which could handle one of those planes.
I would keep my eyes on Israel - nothing goes on without them being “in the loop” or they’d have been wiped out long ago.
I am strongly in the camp that believes that I don’t know what happened with the plane.
Pinging all y’all to this one ; take with (>) a grain of salt till get second-source.
They didn't think a SEAL team could, either.
Hey Boeing, I’m calling from Al Queda, Pakistan.
You got any oil filters and brake pads for a 2002
Landing isn’t the problem. Taking off again; that’s the issue.
There is some debris but the region is so vast that searching for a needle in a haystack would be easier.
Hard to believe that of the 239 cell phones on the plane, even with dead owners; not one has pinged on the ground or on the way to the ground.
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I thought the 777 never “pinged” that its wheels were down...
Seems hard to believe.
That’s what we’ve been told. Unless it was ‘wheels down’ somewhere that it shouldn’t have been and the response hasn’t been calculated.
Dunno. It’s either that or a crash in a very remote area.
Or time travel and/or aliens. (j/k)
IIRC, General Thomas McInerney (Retired) said this it was in Pakiastan on the first or second day.
slit the throats of a few passengers and I’ll bet no one would dare try to hang onto their phone.
I’ve wondered if the ELINT surveillance planes have been listening for any signals on the frequencies used by mobile devices, just on the chance that a whole sackful of ‘em got thrown overboard. However the odds of surviving a landing on water or land and still having any battery power by now are zero.
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Well, since they were harboring Bin Laden...with apparently the knowledge of many people in their military...I wouldn’t put anything beyond them.
I don’t know a thing about flying, but from what I have read here, the plane really doesn’t need that long a runway. If you’re concerned about the passengers’ comfort, yes; but these passengers were either dead or more worried about survival than comfort, and I doubt that the pilot (who I think was the co-pilot) cared about either one. It’s harder to take off from a short runway, but evidently that can be done too.
I have seen many writers (who have to know more than I do!) say that Pakistan is worth considering, as well as the many other ‘Stans.
Don’t forget that Pakistan is a nuclear state.
Hey, our ImPotus has good pals in Pock-ee-stahn, maybe he could just call ‘em up and ax ‘em?
Thank you for the LOL.
“Different sources keep saying it landed, but there is a contingent of FReepers that insist it crashed into the ocean without a trace of debris or other evidence.”
What goes MOST against an ocean crash or ditching is the fact that none of the robust (i.e., designed to survive the severest crash) “locator beacons” deployed and begin transmitting.
I’ve been saying for days that they should check Abbottabad - I hear there’s a big empty field near the military academy.
And if they are picking up a nuke, Pakistan is the place. The Norks and the Persians are just screwing around - Pakistan has real, big, hydrogen bombs.
Any chance that a country has developed stealth technology that could have hid it from radar?
Everybody on the plane had a cell phone?
“I am strongly in the camp that believes that I dont know what happened with the plane.”
I got here about 4 days ago. You forgot to bring beer!
>> “ a Boeing 777 requires a lengthy, 7,500-foot runway,” <<
they all know where that plane is....you can’t move a muscle anymore without somebody watching you....with the satelite coverage and the drone coverage a large plane just does not go “missing”....
"We all have cell phones, so come on, let's get real."
But, the Pakistani’s already told us they never saw the plane..but, they also told us that Osama Bin Laden wasn’t hiding out in Pakistan so there ya go
“Hard to believe that of the 239 cell phones on the plane, even with dead owners; not one has pinged on the ground or on the way to the ground.”
.....Perhaps they did PING and we’re not getting the story!
If they went South and landed in an ocean where the average depth is 12,000 feet, they WOULD disappear without a trace and almost certainly never be found.
I'm not saying that's what they DID - just that a deep water crash would be very difficult to find.
You can bet the IRS would know EXACTLY where this plane was if Conservatives were on board
“In order to get to Pakistan it would have to fly over or around India.
In order to get to Pakistan it would have to fly over or around India.”
I believe I read the other day that an Indian general was interviewed and said they had their Indian Ocean facing military radar turned off at the time of the MH 370 flight.
I guess they had not been expecting an attack and wanted to conserve their operating funds.
Second source at breitbart dot com....
There was a very good article posted earlier from an aviation magazine that suggested that 370 had simply dropped in behind a flight at the same time that was going to fly that arc from Singapore to Barcelona. It would not have been detected by radar and would have followed the Barcelona-bound flight to wherever it wanted to jump off along that arc in a place that was not monitored by India, China or the US (from Afghanistan).
This could be northern Pakistan, but I think it’s more likely to be one of the even more northerly ‘Stans or even somewhere in remote northern China. I think the final target is probably Russia or China and not the US, but on the other hand, it’s a long-haul plane and with enough fuel it could reach us.
A disclaimer...I know nothing about flying, and I’m just putting together my theory (which is certainly subject to change!) from what I read here and on other sites.
And don't forget that, together with Saudi Arabia, it is the main enemy.