Skip to comments.Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report
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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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?
Sometimes the Pakistan theory is the most sensible
And because of all of the stacks of printouts that dozens of volunteers had to search through, this information is only becoming available now.
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...
Wow, that is a neat picture.
Any idea what that is? Goggles and ear amplifiers?
200 miles out with cell coverage? Yeah, right.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
He was caught and probably paid with his life.
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.
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.
I thought the goggle were those X Ray glasses you sent away for from the back of comic books.
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?
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.
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.
What a load of BS. No cell phone is gonna reach 200 miles.
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Daily Mail says Flight MH370 may have landed on a U.S. base on an atoll of Diego GarCIA wonder if true?.
People mock the Pakistan theory but Israel doesn’t.
I always put my money on Israel.
“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.
Looks like soebarkah and hillary.
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.
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.
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.
curiouser and curiouser
Employees of the NSA.
That seems unlikely simply because the US has many frienemies. It’s doubtful that info would stay quiet for long.
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.
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.
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There are planes that have disappeared before without answers...sad.
Kind of like “The Natalee Holloway Show” on Fox News.
Maybe he didnt want the rest of the passengers to know their real predicament?
That he had the fish?
U.S. Official sets the record straight:
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 CNNs Pamela Brown on Monday that a cell-phone tower in Penang, Malaysia about 250 miles from where the flights transponder last sent a signal detected the co-pilots 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. Its never supposed to be on at all. Its 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.
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 governments mouthpiece, its front-page world exclusive expose on 12 April 2014 has caught the worlds attention.