“Assuming authorities are correct(the last signal being located 120 nautical miles (140 miles; 225 kilometers) southwest of Vietnams southernmost Ca Mau province)thats only about 300nm from departure...early reports said contact was lost 2 hours into the flight. Something there doesnt jive.”
This is bothering me a lot more after looking at a map.
There’s no way the plane made so little progress in 2 hours unless it had been circling and circling senselessly after takeoff.
Or maybe the 2 hour figure reported is wrong?