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There is no evidence Chinese passengers were involved in a hijack or terror attack on a Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished 10 days ago, state media quoted China's ambassador to Malaysia as saying on Tuesday.
Ambassador Huang Huikang told Chinese reporters that Beijing had carried out a detailed investigation of the Chinese passengers and could rule out their involvement, state television said on one of its official microblogs.
Huang said a lot of the information involved criminal matters which was "not suitable to publicise" but gave no other details.
"The probe into the incident's cause is not suitable to be conducted in a high-profile way," he said.
Now there's a barb!
Huang said there were multiple reasons for the confusion and rumours about what had happened to the aircraft, including Malaysia's "lack of experience".
The news from here is that MAS have offered to pay for a continued stay at the hotel here in Beijing, or to fly the family members to KL Malaysia or to pay for their trip home. So, fair play to them, they did step up and continue to look after the families.
Malaysia Airlines has set up operations centres in both Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, to care for the families of the crew members and passengers.
MAS has allocated each family a caregiver, who will be on 24hours duty. They have sent more than 100 staff and caregivers to Beijing.
The airline gives daily briefings to the families. They provide counselling sessions. And they contact families, that have elected not to come to Malaysia, between two and three times a day.
I dont think this has been answered in this thread although it has been discussed. Can the SIZE of an aircraft be determined by radar? From what I have picked up it seems not, so why would an image of an aircraft suddenly be picked up flying at 23,000 feet. Like the comms was suddenly switched on just as suddenly as it went off perhaps?
As I understand it the aircraft disappeared from military primary radar at 45,000ft then reappeared at 02:40am returning westbound from the Gulf of Thailand at 23,000ft.
Maybe helicopters from military search ships? Have these got these kind of comms as well? It maybe possible although I dont know if they fly high enough to be picked up. What is the resolution of the radar? Could they be circling and appear stationary on the map?
Rolling over the plane with the mouse showed no squawk. Now plane is stationary over the South China sea. Have thought it may be a search plane.
The carrier’s Boeing 777-200ER has a total seating of 282 seats. This includes 35 in Business Class and 247 Economy Class seats. The Business Class seats offers on the aircraft are lie-flat seats and are configured into a 2-3-2 seating position. Seats pitch of 62.0’ and a width of 18.5’. Features and facilities in the aircraft’s Business Class include a light preset 10 minutes massage, an in-seat power outlet for PC and other personal electronic devices, a 10.4-inch touch screen TV, satellite telephone and LED reading light. On the other hand, the aircraft’s Economy Class seats are configured into a 2-5-2 seating which is different from most major airlines. These seats offer adjustable reclining positions, footrest, lumbar support, headrest and retractable armrest. A 6.5-inch in-seat personal TV, individual overhead reading light and a coat hook is available at each seat. 34.0’pitch and 17.0’ wide is one of the widest Economy Class among all international airlines.
In 1997, the carrier’s Boeing 777-200ER aircraft once hold the record for the world's longest non-commercial non-stop flight, flying from Boeing Field in Seattle to Kuala Lumpur, flying eastward and pass over the European and African continents.
Here is another long fetched idea "please dont yawn" how about if the plane is to be used as a weapon, its been flown due east and will be used as an attck on north korea, in an attempt to kick them into using thier nukes, this aswel as russia kicking back, would no doubt please the NWO as they seek mass confusion.
...So for what ever reason, the Chinese have not found it necessary to release the information that they have the plane and we don't know why the Malaysians or even the US government haven't released this information, for clearly they would know this occurred and probably in real time.