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US officials are investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet as an act of piracy. Source: AAP
INVESTIGATORS are examining the possibility the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people on board was "an act of piracy", a US official says.
The official, who wasn't authorised to speak publicly, told AP news agency on Friday while other theories are still being looked at key evidence for "human intervention" in the plane's disappearance is that contact with its transponder stopped about a dozen minutes before a messaging system quit.
The official said it was also possible the plane may have landed somewhere.
reply to post by NoRulesAllowed
I can totally see this happening. But why no mayday? If auto pilot was disengaged, wouldn't that alert someone on the ground?
Authorities are investigating the possibility that the pilot of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 committed suicide, the director of the CIA has revealed. John Brennan, head of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), said: 'I think you cannot discount any theory', when asked if it was possible the pilot deliberately crashed the Boeing 777. His intervention came as Malaysian police say they are carrying out psychological profiles of everyone on board the plane, which vanished on Saturday carrying 239 people after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... es-active.html#ixzz2vywXBA3d Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Commercial aviation pilots tell NPR that they would have "no idea" how to disable all the systems designed to automatically communicate with ground stations, though they could probably figure it out from checklists and other documentation available aboard the aircraft.
Turning off the radios and ACARS would be more difficult. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel spoke with commercial pilots, including two who have flown Boeing 777s similar to Flight MH370, which vanished 239 people aboard. He says the pilots tell him that those systems are "pretty hard-wired into a modern aircraft.
This guy is saying the pilots were suicided. Look at his eyes, see the Getty Images logo, and the Council Foreign Relations! All are clues that he knows what happened. CIA ghoul.
Yeah something like this
EVERYONE is being missled - the plane was turning right in a South South East direction, at the time it lost altitude then lost contact, so all reports of it traveling North, North West or West are false, i feel it has traveled South or possibly South East, if it isnt on the sea bed in that SE ocean.
Yeah...this is what I've been wondering for some time now. Every report says it turned left towards Malacca Strait but from the flight path taken from flightradar24, MH370 was obviously turning right before it lost communication.
So, maybe I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but heh, where's all this detailed data coming from? Altitude went up to 45k ft., then dropped, etc.? A flight data recorder perhaps?
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reply to post by Mikeultra
Getty plays hardball. They will also hunt down and sue anyone who uses their photos (unless they've purchased a license for a hefty price).