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Wed Mar 12, 2014, 10:26 AM

MH370 search expands as third possible sighting adds to confusion

Source: The Guardian

"The international hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 expanded to cover 27,000 square nautical miles on Wednesday as a third potential last sighting added to the confusion over its movements.

India became the 12th country to say it would join the search, indicating how far north the operation had been extended.

The plane was heading north-east to Beijing when it took off from Malaysia in the early hours of Saturday morning. Officials have said the plane may have turned around and headed back to Kuala Lumpur when it was lost.

On Wednesday, in a new twist to the mystery, officials suggested the plane may have been detected on military radar at 2.15am on Saturday, 200 miles north-west of Penang – a point which is not only west of the Malay peninsula, but so far north that it would be beyond the coast of Thailand. It was the third possible final time and location officials have given.

"We are not saying this is MH370. It's an unidentified plot," said air force chief Rodzali Daud at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur."

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/mh370-malaysia-airlines-search-expands-third-possible-sighting



Beyond Thailand? This is getting stranger by the moment. I read somewhere that the plane had enough fuel to fly 1,800 miles.

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Reply MH370 search expands as third possible sighting adds to confusion (Original post)
LiberalEsto Mar 2014 OP
cbdo2007 Mar 2014 #1
LiberalEsto Mar 2014 #2
jsr Mar 2014 #3
Yo_Mama Mar 2014 #4
Blue_Tires Mar 2014 #5
LiberalEsto Mar 2014 #6
Blue_Tires Mar 2014 #7

Response to LiberalEsto (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 10:32 AM

1. Yeah, I'm guessing it's way out in the middle of the Indian Ocean somewhere.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 10:39 AM

2. This is from the Washington Post:

"KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The search for a Malaysian passenger jet could hinge on a newly divulged radar plot that suggests the plane veered hundreds of miles off course before vanishing.

Malaysia’s air force chief, Rodzali Daud, said Wednesday that an “unidentified plot” was seen on military radar intermittently for around 45 minutes after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished from civilian air traffic control systems at 1:30 a.m on Saturday. He said that radar trail ended at a point over the sea, 200 miles northwest of Penang, on Malaysia’s west coast.


Malaysian officials say they have evidence that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 changed directions prior to its disappearance. Crews have now expanded their search area to include the Malacca Strait.

“It’s a plot. An unidentified plot,” Rodzali said. “I’m not saying it’s MH370.” "

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/malaysia-aircraft-mystery-may-hinge-on-unidentified-radar-path/2014/03/12/334edf74-a9d2-11e3-8599-ce7295b6851c_story.html

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Response to LiberalEsto (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 10:41 AM

3. This is not good.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 03:17 PM

4. But again, they don't know that this was the plane on the radar

It's just possible that it was, and given the failure to find the plane so far, they are widening the search.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 03:21 PM

5. The Malaysian Air Force and government spokespersons

are giving a masterclass on how *NOT* to manage a crisis...Unsubstantiated rumors, inuendo, conflicting statements, leaks to the press, different people speaking at pressers, etc...

I just hope the passengers died a relatively quick and painless death...To think there might be suvivors languishing and waiting hopelessly for help while the Air Force keeps a thumb up their ass makes it all the more tragic...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 03:22 PM

6. OR a master class in coverup?

Makes you wonder...

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 05:30 PM

7. Who knows?

I do think they're trying to cover up how inadequate their civil defenses and overwatch of their airspace is...

Or maybe they are truly stumped and are embarrassed to tell the world they have little or nothing to go on; and started to think any information to feed the press (however spurious) is better than admitting "we still don't know..."

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