The IC has known all along where the plane was.
Planes are literally loaded with small transponders that are tracked by the NRO satellites.
Even the engines connect every few minutes to their manufacturers....and that is just cheap commercially available equipment. You can buy a tiny module made to place on a circuit board to monitor your own gear via sat, wherever it is on the planet.
The really good stuff is built into the actual integrated circuits on boards.... hard to spot, hard to detect, hard to even believe for the layman.
People have no idea...
I agree with you. There is no reason that they don’t know the location of that plane. With the satellites, they can check if my car is parked outside my house. Every move a plane makes is monitored, and there is the radar, as well.
The whole scenario reeks of black ops. It is unclear to me why all sides are keeping mum. But the plane was on its way to Peking - that may be of significance.