Friday, March 14, 2014

Malaysia Flight 370 Hijacked? Report: Malaysia Flight 370 Kept Flying 5 Hours After Disappearing

Doomed Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: This picture emerged today of the exact plane which would later go missing while flying between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.
U.S investigators believe that the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 communication system were shut off manually and that the plane flew for at least 5 more hours after it dropped off the radar based on analysis of signals sent by the jet's satellite communication link.

U.S counter terrorism officials are pursuing the possibility that a pilot or someone else on board the plane may have diverted it toward an undisclosed location after intentionally turning off the jetliner's transponders to avoid radar detection, according to one person tracking the probe.

Three separate tracking devices shut down during the flight, 14 minutes apart, and continued to fly after the last known contact, which means the plane was intentionally diverted. But by who? The pilots or it was hijacked and diverted? If this theory is to be believed, then it means the plane landed somewhere and everyone is safe and alive? Very unlikely!

Malaysian authorities said yesterday that they have several "pings" from the plane's data system, transmitted to satellites in the five hours after the plane's last communication, suggesting the plane flew to the Indian Ocean, which is in the opposite direction of the plane's original route. U.S govt have now sent a search party to the Indian Ocean.

Officials 'convinced' two communications systems on missing jet were deliberately shut off 14-minutes apart as it emerges aircraft DID keep 'pinging' for hours after vanishing at 35,000 ft

Malaysian Airways flight MH370 went missing on Saturday morning carrying 239 passengers. Its last known position was above the South China Sea an hour into flying.

U.S. official said two separate communication systems were shut down 'deliberately' shortly after take-off. Despite this, tracking signals or 'pings' were sent to British firms satellite from the plane for up to five further hours after it vanished. These pings show the plane's altitude, height and speed. According to US officials when the last ping was sent the plane was still flying at 35,000ft over water.

Investigators have not revealed where the plane was last positioned Flying at 35,000ft at its cruising speed the aircraft could have flown more than 2,500 miles from where it vanished. The White House has indicated the search will now concentrate in the Indian Ocean.

US officials believe that two communications systems aboard Malaysian Airlines flight 370 were shut down separately, 14 minutes apart - which indicates the plane did not come down because of a sudden catastrophic failure.

The data reporting system was shut down at 1.07 am and the transponder was turned off at 1.21 am just after the the pilot signed off to Malaysian air traffic controllers with 'All right, good night,' and before the Boeing 777 apparently changed course and turned west. According to investigators, this indicated that the switch-off could have been a deliberate act and two communications devices were 'systematically shut down'

That has led the US investigating team to become 'convinced there was manual intervention' which in turn means it was not an accident or massive malfunction that caused the plane to cease to be airborne.

Despite these two crucial tracking devices being inoperative, the plane still sent 'pings' from the airliner's service data system, known as ACARS signals to a satellite after the aircraft went missing in the form of 'pings' - rather like a cellphone does, even if it is not switched on.

One possibility discussed by investigators is that the 'pings' to the satellite were intentionally disabled by somebody on board the aircraft.

What the continuing pings do reveal is that the aircraft was at least 2,200 nautical miles from its last known position and still flying - potentially widening the search parameters for the craft. It also indicates that the Boeing 777 carrying 239 passengers remained intact throughout these hours and was not destroyed nor had suffered a sudden catastrophic event.

US officials declined to reveal the location of the last ever transmission sent by flight 370 and admitted they do not know why they stopped.

However, the U.S. is currently moving surveillance planes to an area of the Indian Ocean 1,000 miles or more west of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the 'pings' sent from missing flight 370 provided the plane's location, speed and altitude for at least five hours after it vanished from radar.

The vanished MH370 service from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, which was carrying 239 people, went missing on Saturday. Now officials from Malaysia, the U.S., India and other countries have begun a massive search to track down the plane.

Though it was originally assumed the plane would have come down over the South China Sea, where its flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing would have taken it, revelations regarding the satellite pings have seen search efforts switch to the Indian Ocean.

U.S. sources have revealed that the plane, which lost contact with ground control at 1.07am on March 8, was in fact still in contact with satellites operated by Immarsat.

The airline manufacturer offers a service that can receive a stream of data during flight on how the aircraft is functioning.

Malaysia Airlines didn't subscribe to that service, but the plane still had the capability of connecting with the satellite and was automatically sending 'pings'.

One source explained:

'It's like when your cellphone is off but it still sends out a little "I'm here" message to the cellphone network.'

'That's how sometimes they can triangulate your position even though you're not calling because the phone every so often sends out a little bleep. That's sort of what this thing was doing.'
The continuing pings led searchers to believe the plane could have flown more than 2,500 miles beyond its last confirmed sighting on radar, the official said. The plane had enough fuel to fly about four more hours, he said.

The new development comes amid a raft of new theories and developments in the mystery of the vanished airliner, including that:

Military radar readings suggest the plane could have changed course and flown over the Indian Ocean - away from its original destination

A White House spokesman confirmed that authorities were now considering the new avenue of exploration. He said: 'It's my understanding that based on some new information that's not necessarily conclusive - but new information - an additional search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean.