According to the breaking news from The New York Times the missing Boeing 777 climbed to 40,000 feet when the transponders were shut off. Then the jet soon after made a sharp turn to the west and dropped unevenly to 23,000 feet.
At 1:30 AM was the last known reported contact with the plane.
At 2:40 AM Malaysian officials lost all contact with the plane.
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) March 14, 2014
CNN reported, from their classified information, the missing plane went either north into the Bay of Bengal off of India. Or, the plane may have turned south in a south-easterly direction.
More from The New York Times:
An Asia-based pilot of a Boeing 777-200, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to reporters, said an ascent above the plane’s service limit of 43,100 feet, along with a depressurized cabin, could have rendered the passengers and crew unconscious, and could be a deliberate maneuver by a pilot or a hijacker.