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    U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours[W:92]

    U.S. investigators and national security officials suspect Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours after reaching its last confirmed location, based on engine data sent to the ground from the Boeing aircraft. Jeffrey Ng speaks with the WSJ's Jon Ostrower about this major development.

    U.S. counterterrorism 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.


    U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours after it disappeared from radar. The WSJ's Jeffrey Ng talks to the head of the School of Aviation at the University of New South Wales, Jason Middletown, about the data transmitted by aircraft engines.


    The investigation remains fluid, and it isn't clear whether investigators have evidence indicating possible terrorism or sabotage. So far, U.S. national security officials have said that nothing specifically points toward terrorism, though they haven't ruled it out...

    At one briefing, according to this person, officials were told investigators are actively pursuing the notion that the plane was diverted "with the intention of using it later for another purpose."


    We may have to start posting about this aircraft under Conspiracy Theories.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914904579434653903086282?mg=ren o64-wsj

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    Re: U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    We may have to start posting about this aircraft under Conspiracy Theories.

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    Re: U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    That's what I don't understand--the plane's flying for hours after contact was lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    That's what I don't understand--the plane's flying for hours after contact was lost.
    If true, and now with the Boeing engine data coming out that seems to be the case, then it is obvious that bad guys were involved somehow or other.

    If that's the case, I'm surprised they haven't made their demands known?

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    Re: U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    If true, and now with the Boeing engine data coming out that seems to be the case, then it is obvious that bad guys were involved somehow or other.

    If that's the case, I'm surprised they haven't made their demands known?
    Welllll, one of the theories is actually that everyone was unconscious aboard the plane, and it was flying on autopilot. *shrug*

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    Re: U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Welllll, one of the theories is actually that everyone was unconscious aboard the plane, and it was flying on autopilot. *shrug*
    Anything is possible at this time, but the autopilot cannot turn off the transponders.

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    Re: U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    Maybe they hotwired it and flew it to a chop shop somewhere.
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    Re: U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    If true, and now with the Boeing engine data coming out that seems to be the case, then it is obvious that bad guys were involved somehow or other.

    If that's the case, I'm surprised they haven't made their demands known?
    The engines were Rolls Royce and engine data was sent to Malaysian air and relayed to Rolls. Malaysian air denies the report and say all data stopped when the transponders went off. It sounds like someone is wrong here.

    Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said Thursday that Rolls-Royce and Boeing have reported that they didn't receive transmissions of any kind after 1:07 a.m. Saturday. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane shortly afterward, around 1:30 a.m.
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/13/world/...html?hpt=hp_t1
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    Re: U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    That's what I don't understand--the plane's flying for hours after contact was lost.
    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    If true, and now with the Boeing engine data coming out that seems to be the case, then it is obvious that bad guys were involved somehow or other.

    If that's the case, I'm surprised they haven't made their demands known?
    A major electrical problem can cut communications.

    And the fact that nobody has made demands or taken credit pretty much proves it's not terrorism or hostage taking. And, seriously, how many places are there in the world where you can land a plane of this size without anybody noticing? You can't put this thing down on some dirt strip.

    The plane is in pieces at the bottom of an ocean. They haven't found it because it's a big ass ocean and they don't know where it was when it went down.
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    Re: U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Welllll, one of the theories is actually that everyone was unconscious aboard the plane, and it was flying on autopilot. *shrug*
    Autopilots don't change course unless told to do so.
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