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Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report
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Posted on 04/12/2014 8:10:30 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report

Reuters 57 minutes ago

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co-pilot of the jetliner tried to make a call with his cellphone after the plane was diverted from its scheduled route, Malaysia's New Straits Times reported sources as saying on Saturday.

The newspaper cited unidentified investigative sources as saying the attempted call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone was picked up by a cellphone tower as the plane was about 200 nautical miles northwest of the west coast state of Penang. That was around where military radar made its last sighting of the missing jet at 2:15 a.m. local time on March 8.

"The telco's (telecommunications company's) tower established the call that he was trying to make. On why the call was cut off, it was likely because the aircraft was fast moving away from the tower and had not come under the coverage of the next one," the New Straits Times cited a source as saying.

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KEYWORDS: falseflag; fariqabdulhamid; malaysia; mh370; morebs; penang; phonybaloney; southchinasea; wildgoosechase
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1 posted on 04/12/2014 8:10:30 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
The newspaper cited unidentified investigative sources...

These wouldn't happen to be the same source that said the plane landed in Pakistan and the passengers are being held hostage, would it?

2 posted on 04/12/2014 8:13:09 AM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Traveler59

Sometimes the Pakistan theory is the most sensible


3 posted on 04/12/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Sub-Driver

And because of all of the stacks of printouts that dozens of volunteers had to search through, this information is only becoming available now.


4 posted on 04/12/2014 8:19:15 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Sub-Driver; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...
Ah good. Then the NSA has a record of the call. Eh? what's that you say? They only monitor Americans that closely?

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

5 posted on 04/12/2014 8:19:43 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: null and void

Wow, that is a neat picture.


6 posted on 04/12/2014 8:30:21 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: null and void

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7 posted on 04/12/2014 8:30:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: null and void

Any idea what that is? Goggles and ear amplifiers?


8 posted on 04/12/2014 8:33:30 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver

200 miles out with cell coverage? Yeah, right.


9 posted on 04/12/2014 8:35:44 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: stanne

People mock the Pakistan theory as though something has actually been found in the South Indian Ocean.

There’s been a mass decoupling of conventional wisdom from reality. Par for the course in our world anymore.


10 posted on 04/12/2014 8:38:24 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the progressive loss of communication was the result of fire/malfunction/sabotage/meteorite/whatever (something other than deliberate crew intent to go radio-silent), it would make sense that the crew would try whatever portable radios they had, including cell phones.

If the wreck is found where the pings are now being slowly triangulated, the DFDR & CVR might be recovered, but may not shed much light on what initially happened, depending on whether those recorders lost power during the initial events or on impact.


11 posted on 04/12/2014 8:38:49 AM PDT by Boundless (Survive Obamacare by not needing it.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Vintage German listening devices. I’m guessing the ear horns help you hear a distant threat and the goggles have cross hairs (or something) to target your eyes on the source of the sound.


12 posted on 04/12/2014 8:43:29 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Didn’t an article come out that Thailand had some sort of military exercise and the that plane was shot down with pics of the burned area?

Now I am not saying that is what happened but the claim is out there! Could be a conspiracy theory, but if it’s not...WOW!

Here is one of the articles:

http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/i-leuren-moret-us-shot-down-mh370-over-singapore-airspace-nwo-global-false-flag/


13 posted on 04/12/2014 8:44:08 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Talisker

If only I drank, this would be a great drinking game. Sure, IF there was a call the ONLY explaination of why it was cut off was due to the towers and not because of anything going on inside the plane. And no info on who he was trying to call. This over a month out. Whatever. I said from the get go they didn’t want this plane found.


14 posted on 04/12/2014 8:45:12 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Sub-Driver
On why the call was cut off, it was likely because the aircraft was fast moving away from the tower and had not come under the coverage of the next one," the New Straits Times cited a source as saying.

Oh baloney.....

He was caught and probably paid with his life.

15 posted on 04/12/2014 8:49:39 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Sub-Driver

pretty soon the media will come out that pilot was barack obama’s step brother. he diverted the plan so far from lnd to prevent any lose of major significance.


16 posted on 04/12/2014 8:50:54 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: null and void

I seem to remember ads at the end of magazines or comics that sold “listening devices” so you could eavesdrop on neighbors, kids huddling in the yard, etc. Of course no concern for invasions of privacy back then, and I’m sure they didn’t work anyway. Like anything else one bought from a medium like that.


17 posted on 04/12/2014 8:52:55 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: null and void
I’m guessing the ear horns help you hear a distant threat and the goggles have cross hairs (or something) to target your eyes on the source of the sound.

I thought the goggle were those X Ray glasses you sent away for from the back of comic books.

18 posted on 04/12/2014 8:57:13 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Co-pilot went to the bathroom and was locked out by the pilot. Tried to make a cell call for help. Of course, he was not the only one on board with a cell phone. So why just him?

Maybe he didn’t want the rest of the passengers to know their real predicament?


19 posted on 04/12/2014 9:06:18 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Kackikat
An oil worker on a rig off the coast of Vietnam reported seeing a plane on fire going into the ocean.

Fishermen off the coast of Indonesia reported seeing a burning plane crash into the water, 24 hours after the plane left Kuala Lumpur.

A fire suppression bottle, the same kind used on Boeing passenger jets, was found along the coast of the Maldives.

Flying low? Burning object? Ground witnesses claim they saw Flight 370

Debris from missing flight MH370 washed up on a beach in the Maldives?

I don't know what happened to this plane. But it sure seems like we're being inundated with misinformation and contrived distractions. As far as I'm concerned, the least likely scenario is the one they're pursuing in the southern Indian Ocean. Whatever the truth is, I believe we're being led 180 degrees in the opposite direction.

20 posted on 04/12/2014 9:11:41 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a load of BS. No cell phone is gonna reach 200 miles.


21 posted on 04/12/2014 9:19:47 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: null and void

Google Glasses Rev.1


22 posted on 04/12/2014 9:27:12 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Daily Mail says Flight MH370 may have landed on a U.S. base on an atoll of Diego GarCIA wonder if true?.


23 posted on 04/12/2014 9:35:32 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

People mock the Pakistan theory but Israel doesn’t.

I always put my money on Israel.


24 posted on 04/12/2014 9:35:58 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Focault's Pendulum

“I thought the goggle were those X Ray glasses you sent away for from the back of comic books.”

In men’s magazines they had a drawing of a person looking through the clothes of some shapely female.


25 posted on 04/12/2014 10:02:29 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: null and void

Looks like soebarkah and hillary.


26 posted on 04/12/2014 10:23:04 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver; Traveler59

The plane’s passengers are in Shangri-La. The Lamasery needed some tech wizards to help update their computer grid. I heard they were putting their vast wealth of knowledge as well as their huge library on hard drives.


27 posted on 04/12/2014 10:50:13 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: PilotDave

It’s poorly written —

The cell towers that picked it up were on the Island of Penang which is about 200 nautical miles northwest of Kuala Lumpur right along the coast of Penang.

Interestingly enough it is also where the plane was painted by Malaysian radar at 2:15 as it turned to head northwest to waypoint IGREX — something that only a seasoned pilot would know.


28 posted on 04/12/2014 11:11:45 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Sub-Driver
On why the call was cut off, it was likely because the aircraft was fast moving away from the tower and had not come under the coverage of the next one," the New Straits Times cited a source as saying.

There was no next one from there -- just a lot of water as it headed out into the Andaman Sea.

But if the call was made at or about 2:15 then they would have been right over the Island of Penang at that time -- but not for long.

29 posted on 04/12/2014 11:25:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: null and void

curiouser and curiouser


30 posted on 04/12/2014 12:49:32 PM PDT by Nifster
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MH370 Black Box Rumors Unfounded: Search Leader


31 posted on 04/12/2014 1:48:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3143621/posts


32 posted on 04/12/2014 1:49:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: null and void

Employees of the NSA.


33 posted on 04/12/2014 2:41:29 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Kackikat

That seems unlikely simply because the US has many frienemies. It’s doubtful that info would stay quiet for long.


34 posted on 04/12/2014 5:25:07 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Jaded

I’m just passing on what several others are saying, and there was a training accident off of Thailand the last time they did this years ago.... militaries and our navy, five I think this time. And they admit to firing missiles.

There is no telling what happened.


35 posted on 04/12/2014 5:49:03 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kackikat
There is no telling what happened.

All we do know is that it is NOT what they AR telling. SMH

I feel for all the families though they will probably never get a straight answer.

36 posted on 04/12/2014 5:59:45 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
" Malaysia flight's co-pilot
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37 posted on 04/12/2014 6:05:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jaded

There are planes that have disappeared before without answers...sad.


38 posted on 04/12/2014 9:25:47 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Sub-Driver

39 posted on 04/13/2014 3:14:30 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Kind of like “The Natalee Holloway Show” on Fox News.


40 posted on 04/13/2014 3:15:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rbg81
Co-pilot went to the bathroom...

Maybe he didn’t want the rest of the passengers to know their real predicament?

That he had the fish?

41 posted on 04/15/2014 6:48:14 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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U.S. Official sets the record straight:

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Co-pilot’s cell phone was on, U.S. official says

http://fox2now.com/2014/04/14/malaysia-airlines-flight-370-co-pilots-cell-phone-was-on-u-s-official-says/

(CNN) — The phone of the co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was on and made contact with a cell tower in Malaysia about the time the plane disappeared from radar, a U.S. official told CNN on Monday.

However, the U.S. official — who cited information shared by Malaysian investigators — said there was no evidence the co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid, had tried to make a call.

The official told CNN’s Pamela Brown on Monday that a cell-phone tower in Penang, Malaysia — about 250 miles from where the flight’s transponder last sent a signal — detected the co-pilot’s phone searching for service roughly 30 minutes after authorities believe the plane made a sharp turn westward.

The details do appear to reaffirm suggestions based on radar and satellite data that the plane was off course and was probably flying low enough to obtain a signal from a cell tower, the U.S. official said.

U.S. officials familiar with the investigation told CNN they have been told that no other cell phones were picked up by the Penang tower.

Pilots are supposed to turn off their cell phones before pushing back from the gate.

“It would be very rare in my opinion to have someone with a cell phone on in the cockpit,” safety analyst David Soucie said. “It’s never supposed to be on at all. It’s part of every check list of every airline I am familiar with.”

When the plane first went missing, authorities said millions of cell phone records were searched, looking for evidence that calls had been made from the plane after it took off, but the search turned up nothing.


42 posted on 04/20/2014 6:03:42 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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The revelation of the co-pilot’s cell phone connection with a Penang tower 30 minutes after MH370 was diverted has struck a nerve:

Why doesn’t M’sia punish Umno newspaper NST for false MH370 report?

New Straits Times(NST) should be severely punished for acting against the national interests by trying to exploit the MH370 tragedy with treacherous intent of sensational and false reporting without due regards for facts and the feelings of family members of the passengers. As NST is owned by UMNO and regarded as both UMNO and the Federal government’s mouthpiece, its front-page world exclusive expose on 12 April 2014 has caught the world’s attention.

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=261971:very-fishy-why-doesnt-msia-punish-umno-newspaper-nst-for-false-mh370-report?&Itemid=2#axzz2zL3oaX3q


43 posted on 04/20/2014 6:09:33 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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