posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 08:36 PM
This (the fact that the plane "mysteriously" re-appeared) is EXACTLY why I took the entire "plane vanished" story with a grain of salt.
I said already at some other place, there are TWO types of radar, the "active" one where the plane has a transponder activated and sends out data
about where it is...and the "passive" radar where some radar station (military, civil etc.) may track planes or whatever in the area, regardless
whether the plane has a transponder activated or not.
When they said the plane vanished at point X...it was immediately clear to me that this is likely based on that ON THIS LOCATION the transponder was
turned off....but this did not mean that SOME nation, some radar station somewhere did track the plane regardless, even AFTER it de-activated the
I also thought I wouldn't be surprised if some countries (China...whatever..) would maybe not release this data instantly (or possibly never(..and
here we go...magically after several days where the plane allegedly "vanished" here comes the news that the plane was IN FACT still tracked...so in
other words, the transponder was off but passive radar still had it on the screen...and it took several days for this information to be released.
Interestingly, what we're getting now is a plane which seemed to have vanished TWICE...because it "vanished" at the "old" location when it turned
off the transponder (and as it seems made a sharp turn to another location after that)...and then still tracked by other radar....just to finally
"really" vanish. Obviously, only the PASSIVE radar can really be an indication that the plane really vanished/crashed, when the passive radar lost
contact....the other thing was somewhat foolish because a lot of time/money/search operations etc. wasted based on the assumption the plane crashed at
location X... when in reality "only" the transponder was switched off. (I say "somewhat" foolish because at first it makes sense to assume that a
deactivated transponder MIGHT mean an accident....however they should have better coordinated this earlier and not do a search operation based on
assumption..but on REAL data.
Seeing how those nations there are not even able to coordinate their data I start to believe there is a likelihood the plane landed somewhere and we
wouldn't know about it either.
The air force eventually and totally lost track of the plane over Pulau Perak, a tiny island in the Strait of Malacca -- many hundreds of miles from
the usual flight path for aircraft traveling between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, the official said.
If the data cited by the source is correct (...)
Seems they are not even sure about that. What does it mean "they lost track"...this could be interpreted in multiple ways.