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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Probe Sharpens Focus on Sabotage
Wall Street Journal ^ | March 19, 2014 | Andy Pasztor and Jon Ostrower

Posted on 03/19/2014 12:19:58 AM PDT by lbryce

The investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU +2.13% Flight 370 sharpened its focus on sabotage, according to aviation and industry officials, amid strong indications that one or more people on the plane deliberately changed its course and tried to mask its location.

Officials suspect two different systems were shut off after the plane took off last weekend, one shortly after the other, people familiar with the investigation said. About an hour into the flight, the plane's transponders stopped functioning, making it much more difficult for air-traffic control personnel to track or identify it via radar.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 777; flight370; malaysianairlines
Well, the one conclusion to come out of this terrible tragedy, is the confidence in which people's perception of those responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the airline industry is even less than those in charge of ObamaCare.

If you like the plane you're flying on, it may not make any damm difference.

1 posted on 03/19/2014 12:19:58 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

my list at this moment:

1) hijack

2) stolen by crew (one or both)

3) pilot rage ending in suicide or crash

4) sabotage ending in crash

5) catastrophic systems failure (electrical fire, structural failure)


2 posted on 03/19/2014 12:36:16 AM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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To: zipper
my list at this moment: 1) hijack 2) stolen by crew (one or both) 3) pilot rage ending in suicide or crash 4) sabotage ending in crash 5) catastrophic systems failure (electrical fire, structural failure)

In other words, the same as everyone else's list.

3 posted on 03/19/2014 1:00:25 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

If you say so. Good on them.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 2:14:46 AM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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To: zipper

It is a darn frustrating situation. You really have to feel for the families.

On the list, I don’t know if actually everyone has the same list but it pretty much matched mine.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 2:16:31 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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Yes, I think the list of possibilities is being narrowed down as more facts (or what we think are facts) are made public.

Those families have got to be at their wit's end, with all the sloppy media reporting, the secretive governments, the contradictory speculation, and the absence of news. It's like their loved ones were kidnapped -- and really that's the best they can expect after this much time with no news. The alternative is even more unthinkable to them.

It's time for a multinational investigation, something that will bring the fragmented investigations under one command. Right now there are multiple parallel investigations and not enough crosstalk. If the fate of that airplane is to be found out, it will be because of thorough forensics and careful analysis. And that will take the cooperation of all the different countries involved, whether they have pertinent flight info, aviation experts, military (radar) experts, naval search experts, witnesses (such as ATC), or citizens that were passengers in the airplane.

6 posted on 03/19/2014 7:29:21 AM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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