posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 11:36 AM
So civilian ATC didn't see this plane flying back into airspace around Kuala Lumpur. This story seems fishy.
you forget something, "civilian ATC" only works if the transponder is turned on. as long as they avoid active radar sites they would be
what they could do is to take over another "known" flight of a 777. if they have planned this (which i would think is a big yes), they could paint
up the aircraft in the correct "colors" for the aircraft they plan on "using". reprogram or replace the transponder so it will "squawk" as that
aircraft. then while said aircraft is out of active radar range, hijack the target aircraft. then get the "fake" aircraft close to the one just
taken over. turn off the target aircraft's transponder and turn on the fake transponder. any anomalies "seen" will be taken as a glitch. then the
fake aircraft can follow the course of the real one and do whatever they plan on doing with it. meanwhile they have a choice. crash the real one or
land it somewhere and try to ransom off the crew and passengers from both aircraft, or do whatever they want to them.
something else i haven't seen mentioned at all. what if this is just straight out piracy
, either to ransom off the aircraft, crew and
passengers, or even to outright sell the aircraft on the black market or pull it apart (chop shop time) and sell of the parts through the black
market. this is after all a very valuable
aircraft. piracy at least on the "high seas" is still very much a problem today. and this aircraft
is worth $261 MILLION
new after all. so they could get say $100 million for it and turn that money over for weapons and better boats since the
world seems to be trying as always to crack down on the piracy, plus shipping companies using armed mercenaries and even mounting weapons on their
ships. just think if the pirates were to build a "commercial raider" that could try to take on things like destroyers with a chance of success, what
they could do.