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MAS plane did not fly on for four hours, says Malaysia government
The Straits Times: Asia Report ^ | Mar 14, 2014 | YONG YEN NIE

Posted on 03/13/2014 6:58:26 PM PDT by xzins

ON THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT THAT THE PLANE FLEW ON FOR HOURS

MALAYSIAN officials denied a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report that cited unnamed US investigators claiming that the missing plane had carried on flying for four hours after falling off the air traffic control radar.

Yesterday, Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia Airlines (MAS) had verified with the aircraft's maker Boeing and engine supplier Rolls- Royce that the last time the plane transmitted data was at 1.07am local time last Saturday.

The Beijing-bound MH370 had taken off at 12.41am, but lost radio contact with air traffic control in Subang at about 1.30am. At 2.40am, the control tower reported the missing flight to MAS.

"Rolls-Royce and Boeing teams are here in Kuala Lumpur, and have worked with MAS and the investigations team since Sunday. This issue has never been raised," he told a packed press conference. "As far as Rolls-Royce and Boeing are concerned, those reports are inaccurate."

The WSJ report went viral yesterday after reporting that the MH370 could have continued flying hundreds of additional miles after it went missing from the radar, based on data purportedly sent to Boeing as part of its maintenance-and-monitoring programme from the aircraft's engines.

That, the influential business paper said, raised the possibility that the plane might have headed towards an undisclosed location, a theory which US counter-terrorism officials are pursuing.

MAS chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the plane was set to send engine data at pre- programmed intervals or when there were abnormalities within the system. If the plane had carried on flying, it would have transmitted engine data back.

"But the last transmission at 1.07am stated that everything was operating normally," Mr Ahmad said. "The transmission did not run beyond that."


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KEYWORDS: boeing777; iran; malaysia; mh370; waronterror
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1 posted on 03/13/2014 6:58:26 PM PDT by xzins
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The only fact that everyone seems to agree on is that the plane is missing.

(I’m sure some question even that)


2 posted on 03/13/2014 6:59:30 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Yes, no, yes, no?


3 posted on 03/13/2014 7:01:32 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: xzins

Well I don’t have it.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 7:04:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bergmeid

Maybe the best place to hide the plane is in a news story.


5 posted on 03/13/2014 7:04:44 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

and they Love Jesus and America too.


6 posted on 03/13/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: cripplecreek

I think you do.

And I want you to admit it!


7 posted on 03/13/2014 7:05:36 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: bergmeid
it looks like that shaman aka Witch Doctor.... who the malaysians hired... didnt have much "luck" with Plan A..

Its a good thing he has a Plan B!


8 posted on 03/13/2014 7:07:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: no-to-illegals

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.


9 posted on 03/13/2014 7:07:44 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

I hold more than two ... God and Country being the first two ... in that order. Salute, Sir!


10 posted on 03/13/2014 7:09:04 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Salute


11 posted on 03/13/2014 7:10:22 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

I lost it while I was fishing.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 7:10:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: xzins

Then why are they expanding the search area like it flew for hours after losing contact? The Malays are the Keystone Cops.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 7:10:51 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: xzins

Does anyone trust Malaysia in the matter any more?


14 posted on 03/13/2014 7:10:57 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Has anyone looked to see if the plane’s on eBay?


15 posted on 03/13/2014 7:12:08 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Army Air Corps

Anyone named Malaise doesn’t inspire confidence, do they?


16 posted on 03/13/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: cripplecreek

Probably your 70 foot fishing raft on that Chinese satellite photo.


17 posted on 03/13/2014 7:13:03 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Mase

Why are you so bitter toward the Keystone Cops?

:>)


18 posted on 03/13/2014 7:13:49 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
Malaysia's constitution declares Islam the state religion.

For this reason (and others also), they can be expected to have a quite different concept of "truth" than we in Western countries have.

Keep in mind that in the aftermath of the intentional destruction of EgyptAir flight 990 - by its copilot - the Egyptian government asked the NTSB to investigate the disaster. When that investigation began to point to the actions of the cabin crew as the probable cause of the crash, the Egyptians became very unhappy, started their own investigation, which followed "a completely different line of thinking," according to aviation journalist William Langewiesche, as reported in the Wikipedia article on the matter.

The results in the Egyptian pointed in many directions at the same time, most involving mechanical failure of the Boeing 767 aircraft.

In the words of reporter Langewiesche:

"It seemed to me that they knew very well that their man, Batouti, had done this. They were pursuing a political agenda that was driven by the need to answer to their higher-ups in a very pyramidal, autocratic political structure. The word had been passed down from on high, probably from Mubarak himself, that there was no way that Batouti, the co-pilot, could have done this. For the accident investigators in Egypt, the game then became not pursuing the truth but backing the official line."

19 posted on 03/13/2014 7:14:41 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: xzins

Alien abduction. I’m sure.


20 posted on 03/13/2014 7:17:08 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: xzins

The WSJ article does not claim that the plane transmitted a report. It is saying the system was pinging satellites in a handshake operation. I would be surprised if our intelligence community could not use that type of I information to triangulate a location and or speed.


21 posted on 03/13/2014 7:17:26 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: xzins
Orbital scalar weapons vaporized it. Probably had a nuke on board, hijackers headed towards Singapore, was was less than 45 minutes flight time from last contact @ 500mph.

Missiles could trigger a dead-man's switch or otherwise spread nuclear waste from an explosion.

So... Zap.

Oil worker saw the plane burst into flames and then fizzle out and disappear close to the last location fix. No debris in the ocean - because there was no solid debris that made it down.

Game over.

It's better to leave the world with a mystery, than have to admit the reality of scalar weapons. Or let a nuke take out Singapore. Or even let a nuke take out a flying commercial airliner. Bad for business all around.

The plane will never be found. It will remain a mystery.

Oh look, Obama went golfing again...

22 posted on 03/13/2014 7:20:06 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Woodman

I was thinking the same triangulation thing.

Misinformation is one way to hide from bad guys that you’re mounting a rescue operation.


23 posted on 03/13/2014 7:21:12 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Cementjungle

“Gently used. Serious bidders only.”


24 posted on 03/13/2014 7:21:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: xzins

Maybe it never took off. Jeez


25 posted on 03/13/2014 7:22:09 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Army Air Corps

If Hussein was born in Malaysia it might explain a lot.


26 posted on 03/13/2014 7:22:29 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: unixfox

“I’m not saying it’s aliens, but...”


27 posted on 03/13/2014 7:23:36 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: xzins

They’re just not into it...


28 posted on 03/13/2014 7:24:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Bronzewound

That, actually, is my favorite conspiracy theory.

They needed the insurance money, so this is all elaborately staged.


29 posted on 03/13/2014 7:24:39 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: cripplecreek

Malaysia is lying at the monetary insistence of obammy to keep us from knowing that this was an islamic KILL!!!


30 posted on 03/13/2014 7:26:31 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Talisker

Wow. that gets the wheels churning.


31 posted on 03/13/2014 7:29:47 PM PDT by TBall
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To: xzins

Well, as our country has been enduring an ObaMalaise for the passed five years, I would have to agree.


32 posted on 03/13/2014 7:31:38 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: xzins

Soros. Monsanto. Ukraine, Nazis.


33 posted on 03/13/2014 7:32:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: no-to-illegals

Salute! Two!


34 posted on 03/13/2014 7:32:29 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Steely Tom

Oh @#$%, same stuff, different day :/

Why all the obfuscation, stonewalling, “look a squirrel!!!!!” from certain countries.

:(


35 posted on 03/13/2014 7:35:42 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: xzins

Sooner or later some poor government or small group of government was going to have to make the call to shoot down an airliner. Nobody wants to be the first. It’s bad news for every government and the world economy. Did you really think this wouldn’t happen sooner or later...really?

So...10 countries searching for a plane nobody wants to find. Why? It was high jacked and then shot down probably with the consensus of multiple governments.

To be clear, shooting it down may well have been the right decision.

The longer the misdirection is going on the longer the evidence soaks and key components that would display the cause are covertly recovered. Note that the entire Sea of Thailand is at most 200-300 feet deep. It’s not a moon shot to recover this debris. Make no mistake, this serves the greater good and this is how communist governments think...including our own.


36 posted on 03/13/2014 7:37:24 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: WildHighlander57

one, two, three, four


37 posted on 03/13/2014 7:38:19 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Talisker

Scalar weapons...... Tom Bearden .

A name that I haven’t heard in a long long time......


38 posted on 03/13/2014 7:38:22 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: no-to-illegals

We’re not shellbacks anymore

(Am I mixing metaphors? Well, it rhymed .... ? :D )


39 posted on 03/13/2014 7:42:30 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: xzins
What's wrong with malaise?


40 posted on 03/13/2014 7:42:56 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

MY EYES!!!!!!!

you had to go and post that.....

Aaaaargh! !!!


41 posted on 03/13/2014 7:44:59 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: WildHighlander57

Be Glad! We are not sell outs!!!


42 posted on 03/13/2014 7:47:23 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: xzins

I’ve wondered the same. What is it they say, “The simplest explanation...”?


43 posted on 03/13/2014 8:10:11 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: xzins

Starting to wonder if there ever was a plane to begin with. What a mess.


44 posted on 03/13/2014 8:12:51 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: xzins

Because they want to impound his nightstick and tall, goofy looking hat.


45 posted on 03/13/2014 8:15:00 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: xzins

Those Maylasians can GTH.

We’re left without a motive for the dismantling of the flight recorder.


46 posted on 03/13/2014 8:27:29 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Fitzy_888

Russia and the USN already downed civilian airliners.


47 posted on 03/13/2014 8:37:49 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: xzins

agreed and I think we can all agree that this will not end well


48 posted on 03/13/2014 9:01:10 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Steely Tom
>>>>>For the accident investigators in (Egypt), the game then became not pursuing the truth but backing the official line."<<<<

I know of at least three other events where backing the official line became the game.

KAL007, TWA800...

49 posted on 03/13/2014 9:03:47 PM PDT by DTA
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As if Malaysia has any credibility. If the WSJ is so wrong, then why the hell are they expanding the search area. Sorry, Malaysia had six days to get their facts straight and they did not. They have lost face and need to shut up and let the adults take over.


50 posted on 03/13/2014 9:08:38 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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