Don't forget the plane just well disappeared. There is nothing on the plane they can turn off that will make the plane disappear on Radar.
The radar has a point that it does not work.. if you have skill you can fly under the radar ceiling
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Perhaps it was an opportunistic plan by either the pilot or part of a terrorist group / nefarious organisation, that either wanted use of the specific members (20 defense tech) on board or just the plane itself, worth around $284 million, there could also have been other items smuggled on board, even munitions transported from drop offs / pick ups along the way.
It could have landed on a planned private airstrip in an uninhabited location, refueled, resprayed, and flying off radar even now, to some desert / Iran / Afghanistan / wherever.edit on 13-3-2014 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)
If the plane exploded or dived into the sea we would have found debris, body parts etc over a huge are. None of it.
I wonder if the plane had not vanished, if the world would have been told that two "stolen passport guys" who happen to be Iranian were on board. Or that was just for shock value. I have thought from the get go that announcing about the two stolen passports was sketchy at best.
Instant fear in the hearts of many that a plane will come crashing down into a building some where. Mental note to self: Never fly Maylasian Airlines.
Pilot could have been using the simulator to "teach" someone else how to help him fly the plane. Or planning a covert flight path avoiding radar. I'm shocked no one has said it was abducted by a UFO.edit on 13-3-2014 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)
There are two types of radar: primary and secondary. Primary radar sends out electromagnetic waves that are bounced off any object in their path — in this case, an airplane — and does not rely on the plane's transponder having to send any signals back.
"This primary radar can see everything no matter if the transponder is on or off, but the primary radar can't identify the object. It can just see a point on the screen," says Mikael Robertsson, co-founder of Flightradar24.com, a flight-tracking website based out of Sweden that gets about six million visitors a week.
Primary radar is generally used more for military air defence than civil aviation, which relies on secondary radar.
Air traffic controllers who manage commercial air traffic rely on secondary radar, which also sends out electromagnetic waves, but when the plane picks them up, its transponder (short for transmitter-responder) sends back a signal identifying the plane.
This signal comes in the form of a unique four-digit code, called a squawk, that the pilot has entered and that corresponds to that specific flight.