Missing Malaysian Flight: Hijacking, Sabotage Theories Added To The Mix

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Until today, the prevailing theory surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was either catastrophic midair disintegration and/or terrorism. That changed overnight, following reports by various news agencies that the Boeing 777 was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, in a westerly direction toward India's Andaman islands, heightening suspicions of foul play among investigators, as reported by Reuters. And like that the theory shifts from one of terrorism to hijacking and sabotage, ostensibly by highly skilled operators, yet considering the results, one gone horribly wrong.

Reuters reports:

Analysis of the Malaysia data suggests the plane, with 239 people on board, diverted from its intended northeast route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and flew west instead, using airline flight corridors normally employed for routes to the Middle East and Europe, said sources familiar with investigations into the Boeing 777's disappearance. Two sources said an unidentified aircraft that investigators believe was Flight MH370 was following a route between navigational waypoints when it was last plotted on military radar off the country's northwest coast.

 

This indicates that it was either being flown by the pilots or someone with knowledge of those waypoints, the sources said.

 

The last plot on the military radar's tracking suggested the plane was flying toward India's Andaman Islands, a chain of isles between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, they said.

 

A third source familiar with the investigation said inquiries were focusing increasingly on the theory that someone who knew how to fly a plane deliberately diverted the flight.

While the western direction is a recent hypothesis, the reality is that searching for the plane so far has been the equivalent of finding the needle in the proverbial haystack, as shown in the map below which plots the potential area where MH370 could have gone:

A summary timeline of the progression in the MH370 theories:

Regardless of the plane's final resting place, the key change is that in addition to possible terrorism, the prevailing theory is shifting to one involving hijacking:

"What we can say is we are looking at sabotage, with hijack still on the cards," said that source, a senior Malaysian police official.

 

All three sources declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media and due to the sensitivity of the investigation.

 

Officials at Malaysia's Ministry of Transport, the official point of contact for information on the investigation, did not return calls seeking comment.

 

Malaysian police have previously said they were investigating whether any passengers or crew had personal or psychological problems that might shed light on the mystery, along with the possibility of a hijacking, sabotage or mechanical failure.

 

As a result of the new evidence, the sources said, multinational search efforts were being stepped up in the Andaman Sea and also the Indian Ocean.

But if it was indeed a hijacking, who was the perpetrator? And what was the ultimate destination? Question which will hopefully be answered soon. In the meantime, the search for the missing flight continues:

In one of the most baffling mysteries in modern aviation, no trace of the plane nor any sign of wreckage has been found despite a search by the navies and military aircraft of more than a dozen countries. The last sighting of the aircraft on civilian radar screens came shortly before 1:30 a.m. Malaysian time last Saturday (1730 GMT Friday), less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur, as the plane flew northeast across the mouth of the Gulf of Thailand. That put the plane on Malaysia's east coast.

 

Malaysia's air force chief said on Wednesday an aircraft that could have been the missing plane was plotted on military radar at 2:15 a.m., 200 miles northwest of Penang Island off Malaysia's west coast. This position marks the limit of Malaysia's military radar in that part of the country, a fourth source familiar with the investigation told Reuters.

 

When asked about the range of military radar at a news conference on Thursday, Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said it was "a sensitive issue" that he was not going to reveal.

 

"Even if it doesn't extend beyond that, we can get the co-operation of the neighboring countries," he said.

 

The fact that the aircraft - if it was MH370 - had lost contact with air traffic control and was invisible to civilian radar suggested someone on board had turned off its communication systems, the first two sources said.

 

They also gave new details on the direction in which the unidentified aircraft was heading - following aviation corridors identified on maps used by pilots as N571 and P628. These routes are taken by commercial planes flying from Southeast Asia to the Middle East or Europe and can be found in public documents issued by regional aviation authorities.

 

In a far more detailed description of the military radar plotting than has been publicly revealed, the first two sources said the last confirmed position of MH370 was at 35,000 feet about 90 miles off the east coast of Malaysia, heading towards Vietnam, near a navigational waypoint called "Igari". The time was 1:21 a.m..

 

The military track suggests it then turned sharply westwards, heading towards a waypoint called "Vampi", northeast of Indonesia's Aceh province and a navigational point used for planes following route N571 to the Middle East. From there, the plot indicates the plane flew towards a waypoint called "Gival", south of the Thai island of Phuket, and was last plotted heading northwest towards another waypoint called "Igrex", on route P628 that would take it over the Andaman Islands and which carriers use to fly towards Europe.

The only other question is how this too airplane "crisis" will not be put to waste by US authorities, and the FSA...

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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:01 | 4547064 GetZeeGold
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A clear case of alien abduction.....unless you have a better idea.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:05 | 4547068 fonzannoon
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I am clearly in the alien camp. However it's interesting that Tyler concluded by implying the free shit army has something to do with it. I had never considered that and now I have to really question everything again.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:12 | 4547084 Ranger4564
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It's always the free shit army's fault, even when it's the priviledged self-absorbed self-righteous pyramid climbing mofo's who are actually causing the destruction around the globe.

Look around, is it a bunch of evil oligarchs and "leaders" or is it a bunch of bottom of the pyramid homeless twits who are destroying the world?

It's impossible to twist the narrative to the distortions so many here want to have recorded.... in the end, it's all just a bunch of ignorant bullshit.

Nothing wrong with free shit. Every god loving capitalist wants free shit too. They just "earn" it off their slaves work ethic.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:18 | 4547102 fonzannoon
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Free shit is one thing, but taking a freaking plane with people on it is another. This EBT card stuff is one thing but the FSA is clearly out of control now. They are grabbing for it all. Even Cloward/Piven would have probably agreed that this is now out of hand.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:21 | 4547120 NoDebt
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D.B. Cooper, not aliens.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:36 | 4547159 Headbanger
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According to Google Earth, the ocean is only about 100 feet deep or less in the Gulf of Thailand east of Malaysia and less than 2000 fet deep for some 150 miles going west. So it should be doable to find this plane soon if it went down in those shallow areas.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:47 | 4547199 old naughty
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Was it just me silly that isn’t it obvious despite sightings near waypoints brought out the navigational corridors of N571 and P628, it was heading into large stretch of open water in the Indian Ocean.

 

Assuming the one “commandeering” the flight knew what he was doing, it is suicidal since range suggests it would fall into the sea. Hard to swallow after that much effort, no?

 

 

Why isn’t there any explanation about cellphone still ringing for hours?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:51 | 4547221 knukles
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Or the planes mechanical status broadcast system to Boeing remaining functional?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:08 | 4547308 Xibalba
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who had the codes to the black box?  Which pilot turned it off?  

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:39 | 4547483 GaryNeville
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If it was pilot suicide why would he/ she turn the transponder off!??

If you wanted to die that much I cant imagine you'd be too bothered about a transponder or anyone coming to shoot you down!!

Something very fishy is going on.

My theory is as follows...........

Plane is hijacked by a couple of passengers (possibly the two Iranians). They turn the transponder off and change direction NW towards the Pakistan (remember Malay military have tracked it to Phukhet). The passengers realise whats going on and re overun the plane but cause it to crash in the process. Planes gone down in one piece just South of India (hence why the Inidan governement is now searching off its coasts).

Otherwise I'm starting to side with the Alien camp.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:33 | 4547815 actionjacksonbrownie
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Google Earth Car Nicobar Island.

Do tptb have any buds in Indian Military?

 

https://www.google.ca/maps/@9.1560218,92.8223784,34464m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:13 | 4547999 Tsukato
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I know where it is: Diego Garcia island. Someone's getting tortured and tons more are getting murdered ill betcha.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:39 | 4548138 StacksOnStacks
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It's probably being loaded with explosives and will "rejoin" the other planes in the sky before crashing somewhere with a large population.  I just hope they haven't killed the passengers.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:08 | 4547301 Headbanger
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Oh duh.    Because there are no cell phone towers in the Indian Ocean maybe!!??

And that aircraft had plenty of fuel to reach India so it isn't suicidal to fly it that far.

What's a mystery to me is why wasn't this aircraft spotted by any commercial or fishing vessels in those waters if it went down?

I think it landed or was crashed into an island.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:38 | 4547476 old naughty
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Or, god4bid, it was "swallowed' up by UFO and carried to their nearest natvigational corridor in the Indian Ocean...Then disappeared under the sea.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:06 | 4547656 TheReplacement
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Google map "Diego Garcia"

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:50 | 4547214 knukles
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According to one of my crypto buds and his pal a systems manipulator, the 777 is an eminently hackable entity.

Notice the language, "An eminently hackable system"

And you guys thought modern cars were hackable

LOL

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:06 | 4547290 DeadFred
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The GPS system in my car once tried to kill me, maybe theirs did too.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:13 | 4547336 Headbanger
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Some years ago I saw a woman drive her car off  bridge that was just washed out but with some wooden barricades because her GPS said it was the way to go!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:16 | 4547357 knukles
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LOL
OK, I have to submit the real possibility of Women Pilots

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:08 | 4547309 old naughty
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:17 | 4547351 Headbanger
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That doesn't make total sense because cabin air is supplied by the engine compressor bleed air.

Anybody familiar with the cabin pressurization system on the 777???

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:28 | 4547439 King_Julian
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Yes. You can turn the air conditioning system off and eventually depressurize the airplane at that altitude. Eventually the oxygen masks would deploy but they have only a limited supply. There are portable O2 bottles but they wouldn't last for hundreds of people. The pilots have their own system. It would be good for hours

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:40 | 4547488 Headbanger
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That would still take somebody in the cockpit knowing what they were doing.  Or is it possible to hack the aircraft digital systems to disable the cabin air supply and cockpit control of it and other systems?

Is it possible to disable cockpit flight controls and fly the aircraft by hacking its digital systems?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 22:39 | 4550852 King_Julian
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If it's a computer, it's hackable, however, I am skeptical this would be practical. Any code changes that involved such deep manipulation of flight control servos and disabled the pilot's override capability would be expensive and glitchy. I'd believe it after I saw it. One person could easily fly it. If you were trying to steal it for some reason, easily done.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:04 | 4548263 Suisse
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This does not account for the transponder being turned off. 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:14 | 4547340 Toronto Kid
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*the 777 is an eminently hackable entity*

What? God, that sends chills down my spine.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:36 | 4547832 thestarl
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Possible Knuckles the Iranians hacked an RQ170 sentinel drone after all

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:05 | 4547647 TheReplacement
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It didn't "go down".  It landed.  Where?  Diego Garcia.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:23 | 4547124 zionhead101
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If you burn every GOOGLE shuttle bus in SF, you will find the truth, ... just saying, that ZH would take you places, but we never said they were good places.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:13 | 4548000 creeko
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100% spot on.  Nothing says fre shit quite like being able to print your own money for pennies on the dollar.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:46 | 4548177 LFMayor
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Listen to you, with your righteous defense of "le auffruex", those poor oppressed peoples.  I bet if you only "educated" them and helped them escape the "tyranny of poverty" that they'd all turn into fucking June and Ward Cleaver and start pumping out tax revenues just like the rest of us poor dumb working stiffs.

I mean, come on, 60 MOTHER FUCKING YEARS of a leg up, helping hand, little boost for 4 generations isn't NEARLY enough!

They're all parasites, hi order and low order. Bankers, Politicians, Academians, Old money philanthropists, all the way down to the EBT trash swilling their GMO wheat free groceries.  They are fucking defective.

 We need an international dose of fucking Ivermectin to kill them all off.  Or they'll kill us.   There's your 50 shades of gray, everything is relative choices.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:15 | 4547098 zerozulu
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Probability of remotely controlled toward tower cannot be ignored.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:05 | 4547280 Hippocratic Oaf
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There were a lot of Freescale Semiconductor (twenty-something I believe) engineers that were on that flight and no telling the cargo.

Add that to the mix. 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:13 | 4547338 Groundhog Day
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here's a very how about the very first plane jack I hear the plane parts such a pretty penny in the black market

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:05 | 4547070 unrulian
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as Spock always says,"when you eliminate all other possibilities the one that remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth" 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:15 | 4547099 slackrabbit
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First said by Scherlock Homes.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:31 | 4547139 shovelhead
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I think that was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes who said that...

but close enough.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:12 | 4547333 knukles
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Didju guys know that Holmes was a Vulcan and Watson a transsexual Wookie?
Damn!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:21 | 4548032 unrulian
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I know but it's better from Spock as i was replying to the alien abduction post.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:09 | 4547080 CSA
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I do... plane was flown off the original path to a new one.  Wherever it finally stopped is where we will find the plane.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:20 | 4547113 bsdetector
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Pratas Island, check it out on Google Earth. Several hundred miles SE of Hong Kong.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:30 | 4547136 magpie
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...or CIA/Uighur Airlines to Diego Garcia in the Chagos Archipelago...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:56 | 4547578 French Frog
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It's been a while since Diego Garcia has been mentioned....

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:25 | 4548071 Urban Redneck
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I can't believe I haven't seen that one here before now, the tinfoil hats must be getting rusty, or those DG hangars are generating a ton of interference, as they can conveniently hide both a Boeing jet as well as OBL's long lost at sea corpse (for the next time its needed)...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:18 | 4547108 zionhead101
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No fucking doubt this is a FEYNMAN moment, but that said, the Grey's didn't bring down 911, and the Grey's didn't bring down this Malay 777.

What's telling is "BOEING" silence, they're watching the RPM's of every aircraft in the world post 2000, and if a hick-up so happen it gets recorded live,... so you know that Boeing(microsoft) knowns all, and Chicago knows, any accident that all operations were moved from Seattle to Chicago ( Cass Sunstein ) I think think not. This is a made for AIPAC TV tele-drama.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:21 | 4547119 superflex
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A Harvey Weinstein Production.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:25 | 4547126 zionhead101
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Tarantino would call it 'KILL BILL 3', ... let's just hope the Chinese Corpses lead to Hitlery-2016.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:50 | 4547212 Leopold B. Scotch
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Don't understand what you're getting at with the Seattle to Chicago Cass Sustein reference.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:09 | 4547313 zionhead101
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A few years ago, maybe 10 years, the Seattle BOEING moved all their INTEL and corporate HQ to Chicago, and the very same bathhouses that Obama used to get fucked, is where the Boeing Exec's went to get Black Anal-Man-Pussy.

Just saying, ... follow the Boeing condom trail from Seattle, to Chicago, to DC, to Malaysia.

Just saying.

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