"Allerton said the main issue appeared to have been the lack of reaction on the ground. "If this had happened in Europe or North America within a few tens of minutes people would have worked out there was something very strange going on, and they would have done something, for example scramble aircraft. If you lose communication with an aircraft, and certainly if you lose its transponder returns, you assume something quite bad has happened. It doesn't seem to me that the Malaysian authorities were very responsive to what was happening in their airspace. When you ask: 'How could this happen?', if the air traffic controllers haven't been monitoring things very closely then it would be seven hours before somebody realised it hadn't got there.""
"We informed Malaysia on the day we lost contact with the flight that we noticed the flight turned back west but Malaysia did not respond," Vietnam deputy minister of transport Pham Quy Tieu was quoted as saying by AFP"
Might be time some other int'l authority take over the investigation and SAR.
What steps were taken when MAS & DCA knew something was amiss. besides hoping for 370 to land in PEK.?
The chickens are coming back to roost.
Highlight from earlier media briefing :
Question to Hishamuddin from a lady French reporter :
" Please confirm if you are Najib's cousin and is he protecting you?"
Australia narrows search area in southern Indian Ocean for missing jet
Australia's maritime safety agency drastically narrowed the search area in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner on Tuesday, but said the remote location, high seas and swift currents meant the task remained daunting.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) shrunk its search field to a 600,000 sq km (230,000 sq mile) corridor, just 3 percent of the estimated 19 million sq km area in the Indian Ocean where the plane could be, based on satellite tracking data.
reports from maldives that they saw a low flying plane that night.
"residents of the remote Maldives island of Kuda Huvadhoo in Dhaal Atoll said they saw a "low-flying jumbo jet" around 6.15am (Maldivian time) on March 8"......"white aircraft, with red stripes across it".....
"I've never seen a jet flying so low over our island before. " ........"It's not just me either, several other residents have reported seeing the exact same thing. Some people got out of their houses to see what was causing the tremendous noise too.">>>Source Link
Well, Kuda Huvadhoo is south of Male [capital with airport].....but on route to Deigo Gargia
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"If the Maldive lead turns out to be a strong one, then the next question is: could the plane conceivably have flown to Somalia? Or somewhere in the southern Arabian peninsula or Iran? Somalia seems a much more likely destination for a hijacker with its known al-Qaeda connections.
From the maps that have been published, it looks as if it would be beyond its range, but a hijacking pilot might have made provision to cover the distance. How much extra fuel does the plane use up by flying low?">>>Read More@Telegraph
[Kuda Huvadhoo is an Atoll at the Southern most tip of Maldives]
This is about technical training given to our aviation staffs. Years ago a friend of my (chinese ) worked in the RMAF. He told me that each time the gomen buys a new plane or radar from U,S. or Europe, he will be sent to the respective manufacturer to be trained on usage , repairs and maintenance . Upon his return, he will train the local staffs. However, it took him too long to pass the class as most of them takes time to learn. He was reprimanded by his superior for taking too long, but he told his superior that certain electronics terms cannot be translated in to Bahasa Malaysia, and he needs more time. He was told bluntly to pass them immediately or else . He have no choice but to do as told. What happen next was that one of his student became his superior. In order not to go against his conscience , he retired early. That year, three RMAF planes and helicopters
crashed during training.
Today, MH370 is a tragedy and maybe a result of a loose policy of the above true story. To me it is the human factor that the plane went missing. May God help them to return safely.
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This is a very serious allegation... do you have evidence to back it up... besides "my friend told me..." like who is the Chief Engineer, who is the chief trainer, who are the engineers, what's their aircraft maintenance procedures, records, achievements? We blame others of making wil allegations against our race but what you're doing is also the same...