Flight MH370 purposely skirted the Indonesian coast to avoid radar.
A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, 8th March 2014. The plane was carrying a total number of 227 passengers including two infants and twelve crew members.
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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said today, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet’s disappearance.
Malaysian authorities, citing expert analysis of satellite, radar and other data available, concluded earlier that the ill-fated flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
According to previous information, the Boeing 777-200 aircraft turned back after disappearing from civilian radar in Vietnamese airspace, and was detected by Malaysian military radar in the northern Strait of Malacca before vanishing from all radar screens.
After reviewing radar data provided by neighbouring countries, investigators have now found that the jetliner curved north of Indonesia before turning south toward the southern Indian Ocean, CNN quoted a Malaysian official as saying.
The official also suggested the possibility of a more sinister reason behind MH370’s disappearance a month ago.
The plane’s flight path clearly showed that someone on the plane was piloting the aircraft in this manner to avoid detection from Indonesian radars, CNN said, citing the official.
The latest finding added to the already prevailing assumption that the plane was flown deliberately along a route designed to avoid radar detection.
Malaysian officials admitted Saturday that the batteries on the black box of missing flight MH370 were expired and due to be replaced.