posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 08:30 PM
This is breaking just now.
Fox News is reporting that the New York Times has reported that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight could have only flown off course through
automatic measures ensured through programming, rather than actual human interference. Essentially, the U-turn which initially took the plane off
course was programmed into the plane's flight path by someone.
Article courtesy of Zenlyfe:
WASHINGTON — The first turn to the west that diverted the missing Malaysia Airlines plane from its planned flight path from Kuala Lumpur to
Beijing was carried out through a computer system that was most likely programmed by someone in the plane’s cockpit who was knowledgeable about
airplane systems, according to senior American officials.
Instead of manually operating the plane’s controls, whoever altered Flight 370’s path typed seven or eight keystrokes into a computer on a
knee-high pedestal between the captain and the first officer, according to officials. The Flight Management System, as the computer is known, directs
the plane from point to point specified in the flight plan submitted before each flight. It is not clear whether the plane’s path was reprogrammed
before or after it took off.
The fact that the turn away from Beijing was programmed into the computer has reinforced the belief of investigators — first voiced by Malaysian
officials — that the plane was deliberately diverted and that foul play was involved. It has also increased their focus on the plane’s captain and
More to come...
edit on 17-3-2014 by daaskapital because: (no reason given)
edit on 17-3-2014 by daaskapital because: (no