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    MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    As the search for the missing flight MH370 enters its 10th day with few clues as to its whereabouts, the New Straits Times said today the Boeing 777-200ER dropped 5,000 feet (1,500m) to evade commercial radar detection.

    In an exclusive story, the government-backed paper said investigators analysing MH370ís flight data revealed that the 200-tonne, fully laden twinjet descended 1,500m or even lower to evade commercial (secondary) radar coverage after it turned back from its flight path en route to Beijing.

    The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board. Malaysian authorities said on Saturday the plane was deliberately diverted and its on-board transmission devices switched off to avoid detection.

    Its last contact was at 8.11am north of the Strait of Malacca.


    Further indication it was taken.
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    Re: MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    If it did that then the search range would be even smaller.
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    Re: MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    I'm still wondering why if the military saw this plane, they didn't send up jets to follow it?
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    Re: MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    If it did that then the search range would be even smaller.
    That should be figured into the
    formula.
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    Re: MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I'm still wondering why if the military saw this plane, they didn't send up jets to follow it?
    Having been there a few times, I can say that Malaysia has a pretty shoddy military, Thailand's isnt that great either. Since they arent on a war footing Im pretty sure whatever they see on their radar (if in fact they did see it) they would probably just pretend it was some glitch or something and not even care. The only high tech military in that region is Singapore's (and they are pretty small) and China (too far).

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    Re: MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    They have their own WTC in the Petronas Towers, so it should have rung alarms if only because there was an unidentified plane on the radar.
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    Re: MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    They have their own WTC in the Petronas Towers, so it should have rung alarms if only because there was an unidentified plane on the radar.
    Heck maybe the Malaysian military shot down the plane and just don't want to admit it, far more plausible than some of the crazy CT's out there.
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    Re: MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    I'm not buying any of this - none of it adds up, IMHO. And they keep changing the 'evidence they have' and so forth. Maybe it's all the fault of jump-to-conclusion journalists but I don't think anything is 'fact' or 'official'

    It's all political tango bruhaha BS and false conclusions.
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    Re: MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    If you can commandeer a ship and get it to Somalia, you can get ransom. If you commandeer an Aircraft, can you take that to Somalia. What is the range of the 777 and would Somalia be possible with the known fuel load? Kidnap and ransom. People and plane.

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    Re: MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I'm not buying any of this - none of it adds up, IMHO. And they keep changing the 'evidence they have' and so forth. Maybe it's all the fault of jump-to-conclusion journalists but I don't think anything is 'fact' or 'official'

    It's all political tango bruhaha BS and false conclusions.
    Totally agree, the Malaysians have been pretty undependable when it comes to information since they keep changing their story. I dont believe a word they say anymore.

    The Daily Mail has speculated that since the main pilot is a fanatical supporter of Malaysian political dissident Anwar Ibrahim perhaps he hijacked his own plane as a sign of protest against the Malaysian government. It sounds plausible since he is one known expert on flying the Boeing 777. Seems his family moved out of his house the day before the flight.

    'Fanatical' missing Malaysia Airlines plane pilot pictured wearing political T-shirt | Mail Online

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