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New Clue in Case of Missing Malaysian Jetliner

Posted on March 19, 2014

Ten days after a Malaysian jetliner disappeared, Thailand’s military said Tuesday it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn’t report it “because we did not pay attention to it.”

Search crews from 26 countries, including Thailand, are looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished early March 8 with 239 people aboard en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Frustration is growing among relatives of those on the plane at the lack of progress in the search.

Aircraft and ships are scouring two giant arcs of territory amounting to the size of Australia – half of it in the remote waters of the southern Indian Ocean.

Cmdr. William Marks, a spokesman for the U.S. 7th Fleet, said finding the plane was like trying to locate a few people somewhere between New York and California.

Early in the search, Malaysian officials said they suspected the plane backtracked toward the Strait of Malacca, just west of Malaysia. But it took a week for them to confirm Malaysian military radar data suggesting that route.

Military officials in neighboring Thailand said Tuesday their own radar showed an unidentified plane, possibly Flight 370, flying toward the strait beginning minutes after the Malaysian jet’s transponder signal was lost.

Air force spokesman Air Vice Marshal Montol Suchookorn said the Thai military doesn’t know whether the plane it detected was Flight 370.

Thailand’s failure to quickly share possible information about the plane may not substantially change what Malaysian officials now know, but it raises questions about the degree to which some countries are sharing their defense data. At a minimum, safety experts said, the radar data could have saved time and effort that was initially spent searching the South China Sea, many miles from the Indian Ocean.

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12 thoughts on “New Clue in Case of Missing Malaysian Jetliner

  1. We might have better luck letting Moe, Larry & Curly take over the search!!! Their results would be no better, but at least we could get a laugh or two..nyuk….nyuk….nyuk!!!

  2. Gilligan and the Skipper said "thanks for the plane, but how about some jet fuel as the coconut milk is not working out very well".

  3. livefree-NH says:

    By the way, the picture in this article is of a 747, not a 777. Four engines on this one, only two on the 777, plus you can see on the back where it says "S.S. Minnow" next to Mary Ann's picture. Not Ginger. Mary Ann.

  4. skunkworkking says:

    This is how I see it,!._The plane is sitting in a Hanger in some 'Combative' country, and is as we sit on our collective backsides and spin, being retrofitted for a one way Terror Bomber that will drop as many WEAPONS of MASS destruction as they can until a fighter hits it with a missile._Now, you need to ask yourself, 'Do 'I' live in a target CITY' ? and might I want to get out while I have the chance, ?._Also you need to ask if the UN has ANY prior KNOWLEDGE ?, And does that make you a potential Target due to their 'AGENDA 21'! and the 'ERADICATION of those that have been listed as being of ZERO VALUE!!!, Think about it!.

  5. Stuart Shepherd says:

    Hate to tell y'all, but nobody's stupid! There is only one reason they didn't report it to us and that is because they didn't want us to know, at least for the period of time they didn't report it. If you ask me, the 2 co-pilots conspired with al-quada, pre-programmed their intended actions in every sense of the phrase- which was to deactivate "support"/detection in flying the plane to an altitude that would kill all the passengers and air crew without oxygen and then descend to an altitude below radar detection to deliver the plane to al-quada in pakistan (the northern route speculated), which they may or may not have reached. I doubt al-quada just wants to admire it and pakistan has nukes, don't forget. If somebody thinks it was coincidental that the stolen passports related to iranians you really must be living on mars!

  6. It is amazing how when Liberals want to find something not as big as a jet airliner they have no problem. There is something else going on here besides a missing plane. I feel a big disaster coming.

  7. I will bet any amount of money, up to one dollar, that the plane is sitting, under cover, at the end of some remote runway like Sibolga in Indonesia. It could be Yemen or Somalia. But it will be a Muslim country. This was the start of a plan, not the end of one. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

  8. DoctorBob says:

    OK, let's quite dancing and cut to the chase. The Pilot and Copilot were Muslims. They had enough fuel to make it to Pakistan. I'll bet Muslims would just LOVE to use this plane to "avenge Osama bin Laden's death." And I believe the plane is sitting in Pakistand this very minute, being outfitted with Nukes. (Pakistan is one of the few nuclear Muslim countries, remember.) I believe they've got the plane hidden in a hanger, outfitting it to carry a few nukes, and the next destination will be to fly over friendly Muslim countries, straight into downtown Tel Aviv! Everything would fit that scenario. Notice how the news media dances around and carefully avoids Pakistan. They talk about Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, the Indian Ocean, etc., but the never mention Pakistan. Therefore, I believe that's exactly where the plane is this very minute, getting ready for a mission to Tel Aviv! I HOPE the Israeli government has all their self-defense forces on FULL alert, and that they have radar capable of watching for a 777-size blip coming from over Syria. Because THAT'S where we'll next hear about this plane.

  9. If "we the people" now in charge want it, they would find it, this I know…

  10. Sharon Jeanguenat says:

    I understand the families' frustration, but getting angry at the people trying to find the plane does no good. It just makes it that much more difficult. This was a well thought out plan, & had to have more help than just the pilot and/or copilot.

  11. Sharon Jeanguenat says:

    Israel has already said they're on alert.

  12. Patrick looney says:

    easier ways to get a plane—-seriously—–millions of dollars will buy you a plane much less conspicuously than hi-jacking one full of people and tipping everyone in the world off to the fact that something is up.-On the other hand,no one ever accused allayou snackbar and his his buddy camel hindendy of being extremely sharp sooooo….