The search goes on for Malaysia Flight 370. The search covers a huge amount of land and sea, including The Gulf of Thailand, The South China Sea, The Straight of Malacca, and The Andaman Sea and The Indian Ocean. In other words, it could be anywhere from Pakistan to New Zealand.
CNN has reported that satellite data points to the flight going down in either The Bay of Bangal or somewhere else in The Indian Ocean. Malaysian military radar reported “dramatic changes” for Flight 370 in altitude. It went as high as 45,000 feet, then rapidly descended to 23,000 feet.
The flight went off course. If it had stayed on course then searchers would have found the wreckage. We need to find out who was in the cockpit when the transponder was turned off, and where were they going when they took the plane off course.
It’s also intriguing to note that the plane was loaded with massive amounts of technology, including a transponder, UHF and VHF radios, automatic beacons, and GPS and computer communication systems. It also had the cell phones of the passengers and crew.
The pilots were very experienced. First Office on board, Fariq Ab Hamid. He’s 27 and he joined the airline in 2007. The Pilot was- Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. He is 53, and joined the airline in 1981.
There is the piece about two Iranians with stolen passports on board that really adds a twist to the case.
We hope for the safe return of all on board.