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Throughout the years, I’ve read seemingly countless articles in various magazines concerning “the impossible turn.” For those not familiar with the phrase, it refers to turning back to the runway behind you in the event of an engine failure. The concept is simple, unless you have sufficient altitude, your rate of descent is too great for your rate of turn, and simple math will tell you that you’ll hit the ground before completing the turn.
North Korea will surely be to blame after reports of near miss of a missile and a passenger plane just a week ago. I hope that everyone is ok, but it does not look good. Airliners do not just "go missing" without usually crashing
ok first off not sure about this but cant they just track the black box those things are suppose to be indestructible aint they?
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The ADS-b is the aircraft transponder. It's powered by the aircraft generators, with a battery backup, in case the aircraft loses power.
It transmits through the aircraft systems, so if the aircraft breaks up the transponder no longer transmits.
Early Sunday morning, Malaysia’s air force chief said that military radar indicated the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back to Kuala Lumpur, but declined to give further details on how far the plane may have veered off course. Rodzali Daud said “there is a possible indication that the aircraft made a turnback,” and that authorities were “trying to make sense of that.”
Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the pilot is supposed to inform the airline and traffic control authorities if he does return, but that officials had received no such distress call.
The Pentagon reviewed initial surveillance data from the location where the plane disappeared and did not find evidence of an explosion, reports the New York Times.