Startling new evidence suggest that the pilot of Malaysia flight 370 used fighter jet tactics to dodge radar after cutting off contact with air traffic controllers. This raises renewed fears that the plane was hijacked.
Newly revealed information points to a hijacking aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Investigators are reportedly following a lead that the plane used tactics normally employed by fighter jets to avoid detection by radar. The question is if it was a hijacking was it conducted by the pilot, the co-pilot, or terrorists?
Malaysia Flight New Hijacking Evidence Plane Flown To Avoid Detection
Investigators now believe the plane climbed to 45,000ft — a full 10,000ft above its normal altitude — before plunging to just below 5,000ft to avoid radar detection, reports the DailyMail.
“It was being flown very low at very high speed. And it was being flown to avoid radar,” a source reveals the Sunday Times.
Authorities are racing against time to find any sign of a jet in the south Indian Ocean. At 37 days into the search there is a huge fear that the plane’s black box will stop admitting signals. Normally a plane’s black box transmits for 30 days but can in some cases continue admitting signals for up to 45 days.
“We’re now into day 37 of this tragedy,” said aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas. “The battery life on the beacons is supposed to last 30 days. We’re hoping it might last 40 days. However, it’s been four or five days since the last strong pings.”
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Was The Plane Hijacked By Terrorists?
The new theory alluding to a terrorist takeover of the aircraft fits with other disturbing details released on April 12. Investigators revealed that a distressing call was made from the pilot’s cell phone just moments before the plane vanished from radar. To make matters worse — the call mysteriously “cut out” as the plane moved out of range of the cell tower that was relaying the mobile’s signal.
“On the why the call was cut off, it was likely because the aircraft was fast-moving away from the tower and had not come under the coverage of the next one,” reported the DailyMail, citing details released by The News Straits Times.
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