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Malaysia Flight Cabin Emergency: Crisis On Board Forced Altered Course

Mon, March 24, 2014 10:53am EDT by 2 Comments
Malaysia Flight 370 Path
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Speculation that Malaysia Flight 370 experienced an emergency on board is a theory investigators are following in order to explain the flight’s sudden drop in altitude and its altered flight path. Now the race is on to find the plane’s black box which is running out of battery life by the day.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 dropped to 12,000ft, authorities say, because of a potential cabin emergency. The emergency in the cabin could have ultimately been the cause of the plane’s disappearance but now the hunt is on to find the jet’s “black box” recorder that could lead investigators to where the plane might be.

Malaysia Flight 370: Emergency Forced Flight To Change Course

An extensive search continues in the Indian Ocean for the missing aircraft and its black box” recorder. An official revealed that the doomed passenger jet made a sharp turn over the South China Sea which “seemed to be intentional”, reports DaliyMail.

The plane’s last confirmed position, picked up by Malaysian military radar, was at 2.15am Malaysia time (1815 GMT March 7) around about 200 nautical miles north-west of Malaysia’s Penang island. The position was confirmed roughly an hour after it diverted from its scheduled route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Now the hunt is on now for the black box recorder which will only give off a signal to the plane’s location for a max 30 day. Unfortunately, a third of its battery life is already spent. Meaning that there are only a couple of days left before the box goes silent forever — possibly leaving the plane’s location a mystery forever.

Malaysia Flight 370: Emergency Changed Path Of Missing Plane

The U.S. Navy has sent one of the world’s best hearing aids to the southern Indian Ocean, to aid in the hunt for the “black box” aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Radar tracking shows the aircraft changed altitude after making the ‘intentional’ sharp left turn as it headed toward the Strait of Malacca, a source close to the investigation said.

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