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Good point. They said ACARS stopped transmitting, but they didn't specifically mention other systems which might also have transmission capabilities as a backup to ACARS. Use of the word "primary" is interesting as you noted.
Is there no secondary or failover way to report as well while in route? I have read the RR site about the system and it says the "primary" transmission is done through ACARS. Using the word "primary" would suggest to me there is a secondary or failover means of comm as well.
reply to post by puntito
After reading all of your post I felt like ..oooo, I wanna see that movie..lol that would make a good story...A news article I read said the plane could reach Pakistan.
I wonder if the 4 hours thing is real or just an idea...Not sure if Royals confirmed the travel or not?
Pakistan ready to extend help in search of missing Malaysian plane
English.news.cn 2014-03-13 21:47:24
ISLAMABAD, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan says it is ready to extend help in search and rescue operation for the missing Malaysian passenger plane.
"We would be ready to extend whatever help is required but I am not sure what would that be," the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
"It is possible that our Civil Aviation Authorities have already shared the data with the Malaysian authorities but I have no information that it has happened," the Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Tasnim Aslam said at her weekly briefing when asked has Pakistan offered any assistance in the rescue operation for the missing Malaysian Airline flight.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, with 239 people on board, vanished from air traffic control screens midway between Malaysia' s east coast and Vietnam. Its fate remains a mystery and no wreckage has been identified.
reply to post by Mikeultra
Anyone having to do anything with TWA Flight 800 (who wasn't a whistleblower) is suspect in my book. A missile shot down that plane and any expert saying otherwise is involved in a cover up.
Is he setting the stage for some future terrorist plot--false flag?
Where are all the psychics, seers, mystics, prophets, sages...if we ever needed them, now is the time.
Ok tinfoil hat time for me since i have been following this from the beginning. Must say my sleep pattern is all out of whack now too..
This is a HUGE reach but since this is so crazy now as it is, just what if this Courtney Brown thing with the announcement on the 15th has anything to do with this? There is a huge thread on that here with all kinds of speculation and even his latest and a lot of his postings refer to the media and governments and all the misleading they do.
I know it's a real reach, but least I'm not saying aliens yet.
Isn't this a contradiction? True, the media story changes every day, but this only conditions me to NOT believe what the media says. Does it not have this same effect on you and others?
People are conditioned to believe everything that is told to them. And the Malaysians in this incident are changing their story every other day.
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Im more convinced that they have ideas of whats really going on but trying to keep the press out of it while they figure it out.
Based on Pakistan reports, they must at least believe there is a possible hijacking and Pakistan is a possible location for the plane to land. Otherwise why get involved? (and if the plane did coast on autopilot towards Pakistan, that could be a crash zone?)