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Response to santamargarita (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 05:28 PM

8. I read that the last communication w/the aircraft was when Malaysian ATC was handing the plane off

to Vietnam. The plane was apparently just entering Vietnamese airspace when it went off radar. Also, it had just reached 35k feet, as in the radar showed 34 and change, 35, gone. . Do either of those two things have anything to do with being unable to locate the aircraft? With the altitude I thought reaching 35 may have been when they turned on auto-pilot and maybe there was a malfunction. (or if there was a bomb it was attached to an altimeter and maybe detonated). I also thought that if it was a pilot suicide that maybe they used the time in "no man's land" between the two ATCs to go down.


My father was a pilot and passed away two years ago, this is the first incident where I didn't have his input on these issues. I never realized how many questions a person has when something like this happens.

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