March 11, 2014
Missing Malaysia Plane Changed Course
Note the Malaysian military now says they search north and east of Vietnam is futile because...
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometers to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a senior officer told Reuters on Tuesday.
In one of the most baffling mysteries in recent aviation history, a massive search operation for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER has so far found no trace of the aircraft or the 239 passengers and crew.
Malaysian authorities have previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing.
"It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the senior military officer, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.
They also report that the planes transponders were off after the course change, which would put the plane on course for Indonesia. Either Banda Aceh or Medan being the nearby large cities. After you pass Indonesia there is nothing but open water for thousands of miles, the next land being Extreme Southern India then Somalia or slightly more to the North Yemen.
As for the terrorist connection and speculation about Iran, there have been recent acts of terrorism in Indochina against mostly Jewish targets attributed to Iran. But the only motive I can think of at the time is Iran attempting to assist its patron Russia by distracting the West from Ukraine. If so it worked.
The plane flying with the transponder off points very much to either foul play or Space Aliens.
The Space Aliens have denied any involvement.
If the destination was Indonesia or East Africa then you have to add various other Sunni terrorist groups to the mix of suspects as well as Iran.
There are reports that some debris near Hong Kong is being investigated.
Once the plane is found the "What?" will be known. The "Who?" may be more difficult unless there is evidence on the cockpit voice recorder indicating who took control of the plane and what their demands were.
I would think answers to those questions will be quite some time in coming.