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Maldives residents saw 'low-flying jumbo jet' on March 8: report
The Straits Times ^ | 03-19-2014 | PETALING JAYA

Posted on 03/18/2014 3:19:33 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles

(THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Residents of Kuda Huvadhoo in Dhaal Atoll in the Maldives reportedly saw a "low-flying jumbo jet" flying over houses early in the morning of March 8, the same day Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing.

In a report by Maldivian daily Haveeru, residents described the aircraft which flew over Kuda Huvadhoo at around 6:15am as being white, with red stripes across it.

This colour scheme is very similar to the livery used by Malaysia Airlines on its aircraft - including the Boeing 777 used for MH370.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: again; dhaalatoll; iran; kudahuvadhoo; malaysia; maldives; mh370; waronterror
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1 posted on 03/18/2014 3:19:33 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: maggief; WildHighlander57

Another article


2 posted on 03/18/2014 3:22:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

More here:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Missing-Malaysian-jetliner-Maldives-islanders-saw-low-flying-plane/articleshow/32251148.cms


3 posted on 03/18/2014 3:23:13 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
“In a report by Maldivian daily Haveeru,”

http://www.haveeru.com.mv/news/54067

Maldives police on Tuesday announced an investigation into reports that residents of the remote Maldives island of Kuda Huvadhoo in Dhaal Atoll have seen a “low flying jumbo jet” on the morning of the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

But the police did not reveal any details.

Whilst the disappearance of the Boeing 777 jet, carrying 239 passengers has left the whole world in bewilderment, several residents of Kuda Huvadhoo told Haveeru on Tuesday that they saw a “low flying jumbo jet” at around 6:15am on March 8.

They said that it was a white aircraft, with red stripes across it – which is what the Malaysia Airlines flights typically look like.

Eyewitnesses from the Kuda Huvadhoo concurred that the aeroplane was travelling North to South-East, towards the Southern tip of the Maldives – Addu. They also noted the incredibly loud noise that the flight made when it flew over the island.

A local aviation expert told Haveeru that it is “likely” for MH370 to have flown over the Maldives. The possibility of any aircraft flying over the island at the reported time is extremely low, the expert added.

4 posted on 03/18/2014 3:24:29 PM PDT by maggief
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Or the Malvinas as Obama calls them......where they speak Malvesian.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 3:26:37 PM PDT by wny
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Destination: The Mog

???

:(


6 posted on 03/18/2014 3:27:02 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: maggief

Kate Middleton and her husband were vacationing in the Maldives. hmmm...


7 posted on 03/18/2014 3:28:20 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2014030617353/prince-william-kate-middleton-holiday-maldives/

06 MARCH 2014
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are enjoying a break in the sunny Maldives, local reports claim.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are said to have flown to the island nation in the Indian Ocean on Thursday, landing in capital Male at approximately 9.40am on a British Airways flight. William, 31, and Kate, 32, reportedly exited the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport VIP Lounge accompanied by Scotland Yard detectives when onlookers realised they were visiting.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 3:31:31 PM PDT by maggief
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

from your article:
Haveeru quoted an eyewitness as saying: “... I could even make out the doors on the plane clearly.”

good to know


9 posted on 03/18/2014 3:32:13 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

10 posted on 03/18/2014 3:33:57 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Or Diego Garcia?


11 posted on 03/18/2014 3:36:28 PM PDT by rwa265
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To: blueplum

Pretty low. Anyone know how to figure a glide path to determine how much longer it could stay in the air?


12 posted on 03/18/2014 3:36:42 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Guarantee that NORAD knows where the plane is. Obastard is probably “too busy” (playing golf and planning his next vacation) to read the report or speak to the generals, though.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 3:37:32 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles


14 posted on 03/18/2014 3:40:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

There isn’t anything much south/south east of there.

Maybe it later turned west for somalia or madagascar.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 3:42:46 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

At 5000 ft. near Maldives, Indian radar would likely miss it, enroute to Pakistan...

The Paki’s would lie about it, so their assertions are meaningless.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 3:43:39 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

from your article:
Haveeru quoted an eyewitness as saying: “... I could even make out the doors on the plane clearly.”

good to know


17 posted on 03/18/2014 3:46:30 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: piytar

Of course we know where the plane is. The US, Britain, Israel - they all know but they don’t want the bad guys to know how good their surveillance is.

The bad guys can’t keep that plane hidden for long. They’re going to have to make their move soon.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 3:46:34 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

I wondered whether the plane, after the turn westward, did fly south of India and then turn north toward Pakistan/Iran or even Somalia.

Part of the problem would be the fuel load, but some of the ‘circles’ the experts say the plane could have reached touch Pakistan/Iran/Somalia.

Per some experts, the plane could glide for up to an hour after the fuel ran out. That expanded the circle to some 7,000 miles.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 3:47:51 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rwa265

Yep. That would mean the US government is in on this mystery. You KNOW Diego Garcia has some top notch security in place. If the plane didn’t land there I find it hard to believe they didn’t “see” it go by.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 3:49:01 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Additionally, [donning tin foil hat and speculating] if the pilot or co-pilot were involved in a plot, they would probably have had a landing area in mind. They probably would also have cohorts at that location to help them.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 3:49:38 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Approx 1940 miles due west of Kuala Lumpur.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 3:50:27 PM 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: ReaganÜberAlles

Image of low fling plane captured?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/9844415/Plane-satellite-image-uncovered


23 posted on 03/18/2014 3:50:36 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

“Eyewitnesses from the Kuda Huvadhoo concurred that the aeroplane was travelling North to South-East, towards the Southern tip of the Maldives – Addu. They also noted the incredibly loud noise that the flight made when it flew over the island.”

Gan International Airport is the airport serving Addu City.

Recently the airport was upgraded to international standards in preparation for international flights expected with the opening of tourist resorts in the area.

I guess some of the 30,000 living in addu might have said something if an unexpected flight landed there though.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 3:52:51 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
I said last week he flew through the Maldives and probably landed on Male Island's 10,000ft runway. What is the approach plate for Male? The Runway is on a heading of 360 and the sighting was @90 miles away on the downwind approach south/southwest of the runway, just where I would expect to find FLT370 sneaking in for a quick landing and refuel. If the sightings are valid and I believe they are satellite images should pick up a departure and track it to the next destination.
25 posted on 03/18/2014 3:58:39 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
Maldives....Malaysia....Male....Malvinas.....

No malarky....the malignant malefactors have to be hiding in one of these places, LOL.

Leni

26 posted on 03/18/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: rwa265

Or Diego Garcia?

He does our lawn


27 posted on 03/18/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Perhaps it was Reverend Horton Heat expanding his business...

Bales of Cocaine
http://youtu.be/VpoE6yzZrxo


28 posted on 03/18/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: ladyjane

Do you think the passenger on board are still alive?


29 posted on 03/18/2014 4:10:01 PM PDT by funfan
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To: ladyjane
I'm now thinking that 19 year old Iranian kid commandeered it. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3134615/posts
30 posted on 03/18/2014 4:15:38 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Classic! One of my favorites.


31 posted on 03/18/2014 4:29:48 PM PDT by stoneyhll (If I am to err, let me err on the side of freedom)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
Maldives...one of the half dozen or so "remote" landing areas plotted into the pilot's homemade flight simulator according to one report today - of course another report somewhere else says there's been no information yet released about the simulator - so your guess is as good as mine.....
32 posted on 03/18/2014 4:35:11 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: MinuteGal

Maldives...wasn’t that the first name of one of Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriends but he couldn’t remember her name?


33 posted on 03/18/2014 4:37:16 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: maggief

There is an 8500’ runway at an airport south of the sighting on Gan Island. Quite remote. About 250 miles SSE on the southern most island of the series of atolls. On Google earth listed as Gan which is also accompanies with Arabic text as well.

0°41’39.33”S
73° 9’12.55”E


34 posted on 03/18/2014 4:39:26 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: funfan

No.


35 posted on 03/18/2014 4:40:48 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

https://www.google.com/maps/place/0°41’39.3%22S+73°09’12.6%22E/@-0.6942583,73.1534861,2915m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0


36 posted on 03/18/2014 4:44:47 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Mount Athos
I've always thought Somalia or Yemen maybe, only because they're pretty much straight across from Malay, but with fuel limitations maybe not possible. A confirmed Maldive sighting points to really any ME country remotely bordering the Arabian sea.

More and more it seems we're involved in a cat-and-mouse game with the Mohamadeeians, who are protecting each other by only giving half a puzzle piece or downright misinformation to the Western World, (and China etc) who are, in turn, running around in circles at the cost of significant millions. Oil slicks over here, phantom suitcases over there, airplane parts in places already searched that disappear on second look, it flew here, it flew there, the list goes on. If human life weren't involved, it would be like some huge practical joke. The only thing we can take to the bank is that the hijackers are gangsters for hire and somebody or some country paid the tab.

The missing aircraft has become our bait as we are tested in our response times, equipment, methods and intelligence. It's high time we recognize for real that we are in a war that started without us and we've got some serious catching up to do - including finding the guts to drop some steel on some heads. After all, it's clear that is exactly what masters of the disciples of Mohammad intend to do, too. imo

37 posted on 03/18/2014 4:50:34 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: newfreep

LOL Wasn’t it Mulva? Sounded like a female body part...


38 posted on 03/18/2014 5:09:04 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: newfreep

No That Would Be Mulva! Actually Her Name Was Delores


39 posted on 03/18/2014 5:14:24 PM PDT by The FIGHTIN Illini (Wake up fellow Patriots before it's too late)
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To: maggief

Do they have both the Pilots families or did they escape?..
How do a group of familes slip out of a Malaysia unnoticed ?


40 posted on 03/18/2014 5:19:52 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: rwa265

Madagascar? Plenty of Pakistanies supporting Bin Laden down there as well as Russian tupolev pilot mercs.


41 posted on 03/18/2014 5:28:18 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: rwa265

Diego Garcia is a U.S. Navy base ( British owned ) I helped enlarge the airfield in the late 70’s. I assume it is still a Naval airbase and as such I think we’d know if it over flew or landed there.


42 posted on 03/18/2014 5:29:59 PM PDT by spudville
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To: JoeProBono

fascinating photo and ocean shelf.


43 posted on 03/18/2014 5:36:03 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
What I find interesting is it appears this Image and
44 posted on 03/18/2014 5:43:01 PM PDT by wtd
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To: cld51860; The FIGHTIN Illini

Yes, I knew it was Mulva...but Maldives was close enough for a Seinfeld mention.


45 posted on 03/18/2014 5:58:34 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
Islam in the Maldives

I think the plane is in the Maldives.

46 posted on 03/18/2014 6:10:54 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

IMHO, if it flew low over the Maldives, it was about to ditch. The 7000+ mile range for that model of plane is not a figure that will work at low altitude.

Thanks ReaganÜberAlles.


47 posted on 03/18/2014 6:13:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; Candor7

International airport on the island of Male, Maldives.

48 posted on 03/18/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

no place to hide an airplane near there! I would think refueling and moving on.


49 posted on 03/18/2014 6:50:34 PM PDT by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: Fred Nerks

If the B777 was sited in the Maldives, chances are that the AC landed in Pakistan, having flown around the radar zones of India straight into Pakistan with a pre-determined flight clearance.

The question is , when will it reappear and for what purpose? If it were loaded with a nuclear device , it could be flown anywhere in the world and set off.

Any Western nation with an airforce should be on alert for an intercept, but Obazma? He likley would not place such an alert, simply beause it would work against the left in the mid term elections this November.

Things could get VERY dicey internationally, and soon.


50 posted on 03/18/2014 7:13:43 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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