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    Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    Investigators trying to solve the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner are looking at ‘sabotage or hihacking’, after examining military radar data reports suggesting the plane was purposely flown hundreds of miles off course.

    Reuters is reporting that analysis of the Malaysia data suggests the Boeing 777, carrying 239 people on board, diverted from its intended northeast route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and instead flew west, using airline flight paths normally taken to the Middle East and Europe.

    This points to the theory that the plane was being flown by the pilots or possibly someone familiar with those routes, according to sources in the Reuters report.
    "What we can say is we are looking at sabotage, with hijack still on the cards," said that source, a senior Malaysian police official.
    Further compounding the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were reports late Thursday that investigators were exploring whether someone on the plane may have deliberately disabled two automated communication systems in an attempt to avoid detection.
    This may end up being one of the biggest mysteries of the 21st Century. Not that they don't find the wreckage, but that now it appears there may not be any.

    I find it interesting that we're busy patting down gramma and yet don't have live feeds in black boxes. Should we BOLO for an unidentified plane carrying massive explosives headed towards a major city now?

    Will posts soon be relegated to the Conspiracy Forum?

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    Re: Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This may end up being one of the biggest mysteries of the 21st Century. Not that they don't find the wreckage, but that now it appears there may not be any.

    I find it interesting that we're busy patting down gramma and yet don't have live feeds in black boxes. Should we BOLO for an unidentified plane carrying massive explosives headed towards a major city now?

    Will posts soon be relegated to the Conspiracy Forum?
    No, I think the USAF has that covered.
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    Re: Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, I think the USAF has that covered.
    Why? Are we covering the whole world? Or don't we care if it happens somewhere else?

    I even doubt we have that covered here in the United States. With the technology available today, once a passenger plane is in control of terrorists on the ground, I'm not so sure they couldn't modify transponders any which way to give false impressions to the ground in the states.

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    Re: Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    That's a chilling scenario.

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    Re: Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    Normally the engines and lots of other bits of the aircraft are sending data back to monitoring systems on the ground all the time.

    I'm not an expert on this but I don't get why there is so little data. The one that crashed over the Atlantic a few years ago had loads of telemetry information.

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    Re: Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the plumber View Post
    Normally the engines and lots of other bits of the aircraft are sending data back to monitoring systems on the ground all the time.

    I'm not an expert on this but I don't get why there is so little data. The one that crashed over the Atlantic a few years ago had loads of telemetry information.
    From what I understand is some of the systems have a service charge to send that money. Airlines don't pay for the service so the info is not captured. Sending and receiving data is relatively expensive for entire airline fleets.
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    Re: Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    It's becoming fairly obvious that this plane was an attempted hijacking. The question is if it was a successful hijacking. Just where would one land a 777 without a trace?

    After turning off the last transponder device, they could have turned that plane any direction, but you can't exactly land a plane that size in a rice field.

    So if such a conspiracy occurred, what cooperating organization or nation was involved?

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    Re: Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    I think the 777 needs about 2 miles of runway to land, (11,000 feet),
    There are a few around that big.

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    Re: Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    Technically I guess pilot suicide is still a hijacking but not in the context we usually apply it. With no debris it, things turned off (transponder) no communication it would seem like someone in control of the plane decided to make it disappear. I haven't heard anyone answer what debris would be likely from a plane hitting the water in a nose dive? Would there be any?

    Feel terrible for the families; its one thing to assume they are all dead and then another not to know.


    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It's becoming fairly obvious that this plane was an attempted hijacking. The question is if it was a successful hijacking. Just where would one land a 777 without a trace?

    After turning off the last transponder device, they could have turned that plane any direction, but you can't exactly land a plane that size in a rice field.

    So if such a conspiracy occurred, what cooperating organization or nation was involved?

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    Re: Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Why? Are we covering the whole world? Or don't we care if it happens somewhere else?

    I even doubt we have that covered here in the United States. With the technology available today, once a passenger plane is in control of terrorists on the ground, I'm not so sure they couldn't modify transponders any which way to give false impressions to the ground in the states.
    What "false impression" do you think they'd give?

    Because I know how air traffic control and transponders work, I can probably tell you whether that's possible.
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