Reuters: Radar data suggests MH370 was flying in direction of Andaman Islands

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Two sources gave Reuters new details on the direction in which the unidentified aircraft was heading:

(It) was following a route between navigational waypoints – indicating it was being flown by someone with aviation training – when it was last plotted on military radar off the country’s northwest coast.

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. 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.

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Jeremy

There are so many levels of lessons which we Malaysians can and should learn from the MH370 mystery. Official mishandling is not only a PR issue but one where Malaysian officials have a low understanding of how to approach unknown scenarios with probabilistic analysis. This is how they should have gained more credibility with their chaotic press conferences: -mechanical failure: low probability given the facts (20%?) -pilot error: low probability given the experience of the main pilot (20%?) -external sabotage (e.g. missile or laser attack): medium probability but no wrekage causes this scenario to be below 30% but higher than… Read more »

moot

As long as is is not USA government spoke person statement, any “news” can be consider speculation.

ktwong87

On Saturday March 8th, the same day as when MH370 went missing, The Star had this in one of their reports: “The Royal Malaysia Air Force is conducting night searching as their aircraft are equipped with night vision facilities. The search area has been widened to include both the east and west coast of Malaysia.” Source: Conspiracy theories spiral around MH370’s disappearance BY LEE SHI-IAN MARCH 08, 2014 http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/conspiracy-theories-spiral-around-mh370s-disappearance I had wondered then why on earth the RMAF was searching on the west coast, on the other side of the peninsular when everyone seemed to be pointing at the plane… Read more »

Don Anamalai

China is deploying 10 satellites to monitor the waters of South China Sea and possibly beyond. Such ‘spy satellites’ were designed to monitor American fleet, for military reason in time of conflict. China is concerned that the foreign nations in the SAR exercise are US allies, now effectively having some kind of ‘military exercise’ in the Gulf of Thailand and Straits of Malacca. Of course the US also wants to exert its military power, and they are playing it out soon in the Indian Ocean? We can notice that both the US and China are coy about their satellite capability,… Read more »

najib manaukau

Have we look at the possibility that the plane was hijacked and flown to a place no one has thought of or even allowed to search for the plane and as a consequent no one has even got a trace of the plane ? Therefore can we then assume that everyone onboard MH370 are still alive to day making all the countries searching for the plane looking very much an idiot. This assumption is no disrespect or being insensitive to all the relatives of the passengers on the plane. It is still a possibility in the circumstances Malaysia is in… Read more »

PrayForMiracles

We can expect The Americans being more defensive to protect the integrity of Boeing (national icon like MAS to some Msians).

Americans won’t blame technical fault of the plane so as not to jeopardise image of Being that could affect its sales against Airbus.

Also Americans now worry about China’s military might as they have seen China deploying the fleet with high tech sophistication during the search activities.

Sorry to see our BN leaders now under world scrutiny looking for their mishandlings, mismanagement etc. ?