A Malaysian government source has revealed that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 flew around Indonesian airspace after it dropped off Malaysian military radar in route to disappearing completely.
New developments in the missing Malaysia Airlines case have surfaced, as a source now says that the plane may have been intentionally taken along a route designed to avoid radar detection, reports CNN.
Malaysia Flight 370: Plane Purposefully Avoided Detection
The source told CNN correspondents that outside of the recent findings of a signal that matches the “ping” used in the “black box” recorders — other new information suggests that the flight path of the aircraft changed drastically.
This theory was explored earlier in the investigation to find the missing plane and it appears as though it’s being revisited.
“What’s also interesting about this route … is it appears it goes to the designated waypoints that we (pilots) use (and air traffic control uses to give directions),” said CNN aviation analyst Miles O’Brien. “This particular route that is laid out happens to coincide with some of these named intersections. So what it shows is an experienced pilot somewhere in the mix on this.”
The conclusion comes from an expert analysis of satellite, radar and other available data. Investigators have now used that data to better map and understand the flight path of the aircraft, a senior Malaysian government source told CNN.
After reviewing radar track data from surrounding countries, officials have suggested that the plane, carrying 239 passengers, curved north of Indonesia before turning south toward the southern Indian Ocean.
The aircraft’s path ultimately took it around Indonesian airspace.
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight New Information — Did Plane Avoid Detection?
These latest developments cast a mysterious shadow over an already dark and confusing case, and they also push investigators to increase their efforts to find the “black box” — the one thing what could hold all the answers to the last moments of the flight.
On April 4 and April 5, Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 picked up two signals that authorities say could be connected to the missing recorders. The 37.5 kHz signals were only 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) apart, authorities said.
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— Bryant Perkins