Was the plane commandeered by Muslim terrorists or were the Muslim pilots in cahoots with Muslim hijackers? I still think Muslims are involved in some way. But what do I know?
UK Daily Mail Military radar suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown towards the India’s Andaman Islands, it has been claimed.
Separate reports have previously suggested the plane could have flown for a further five hours, covering a distance of about 2,200 miles and therefore potentially reaching the border of Pakistan, destinations in the Indian Ocean or Mongolia.
As the search continued for the missing Boeing 777, which vanished with 239 people on board, sources familiar with the investigation today said analysis of the Malaysian data suggested the plane was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course.
Two sources told Reuters 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 towards India’s Andaman Islands, a chain of isles between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, they said.
Waypoints are geographic locations, worked out by calculating longitude and latitude, that help pilots navigate along established air corridors.
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. ‘What we can say is we are looking at sabotage, with hijack still on the cards,’ said that source, a senior Malaysian police official.
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