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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now been missing for 11 days, the longest period of time a plane has been missing in the history of modern aviation.
The mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing for 11 days without any promising clues and a search area that’s only growing, became the longest in the history of modern commercial aviation on Tuesday.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is becoming a race against time as the plane's black box will ping for only a month, and instead of narrowing, the search area has been expanded to mind boggling dimensions.
Already the black box has lost a third of its battery life since the plane vanished and the search area now encompasses 2.24 million square miles -- 10 times the size of Texas -- extending in the north from China and Kazakhstan south to Australia. Authorities hope to find the black boxes in order to understand what went wrong on flight MH370.
Evidence of a plot by Malaysian Islamists to hijack a passenger jet in a 9/11-style attack is being investigated in connection with the disappearance of Flight MH370
An al-Qaeda supergrass told a court last week that four to five Malaysian men had been planning to take control of a plane, using a bomb hidden in a shoe to blow open the cockpit door.
(CNN) -- New information from the Thai government bolsters the belief that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a sharp westward turn after communication was lost.
And it looks like that turn was no accident.
A law enforcement official told CNN Tuesday that the aircraft's first turn to the west was almost certainly programmed by somebody in the cockpit.
The official, who has been briefed on the investigation, said the programmed change in direction was entered at least 12 minutes before the plane's co-pilot signed off to air traffic controllers, telling them, "All right, good night."
WASHINGTON -- Evidence is surfacing that system failure in the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have caused the plane's disappearance and investigators are wondering if foul play may have been involved.
Reports that two key communication and location systems on the Boeing 777 reportedly shutdown sequentially, while the plane continued to fly for hours, has granted credence to the possibility the plane's systems could have been physically sabotaged or electronically compromised.
WTOP has learned that Boeing had been concerned about the possibility the plane's systems could be hacked and had previously contacted the Federal Aviation Administration.
Currently flight MH370 is the hottest object on the planet due to the possible loss of life...there are many Boeing 777's being used as cargo planes around the world so why not take one of these if range/size is the concern.
My problem with that theory is what if they had been spotted? Either tracked by radar or spotted on the ground. All of their well laid plans go up in smoke.
If it is considered to be part of a larger end-game scenario, you don't think whoever is behind it(some gov't) already has a big jet they could use? Why risk thwarting your plan by hijacking one?
Sure the 9/11 guys did but they didnt try to hide them for weeks, they played out their game right away.
I just think that if it was tied to some plot to be carried out in the future, hijacking a plane full of passengers and hiding it for weeks is a really weak part of the plan. Unless of course that is the plan and they pulled it off, in which case....nevermind.
Yes, this smells to me like the beginning or part of another false flag, so we can get more "protection" from new Orwellian tools like The "Patriot" Act and the DHS.
Those who would give up their liberty for the sake of security deserve neither.
A populace in fear is much easier to control.