Skip to comments.MAS plane did not fly on for four hours, says Malaysia government
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."
The only fact that everyone seems to agree on is that the plane is missing.
(I’m sure some question even that)
Yes, no, yes, no?
Well I don’t have it.
Maybe the best place to hide the plane is in a news story.
and they Love Jesus and America too.
I think you do.
And I want you to admit it!
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.
I hold more than two ... God and Country being the first two ... in that order. Salute, Sir!
I lost it while I was fishing.
Then why are they expanding the search area like it flew for hours after losing contact? The Malays are the Keystone Cops.
Does anyone trust Malaysia in the matter any more?
Has anyone looked to see if the plane’s on eBay?
Anyone named Malaise doesn’t inspire confidence, do they?
Probably your 70 foot fishing raft on that Chinese satellite photo.
Why are you so bitter toward the Keystone Cops?
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."
Alien abduction. I’m sure.
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