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Old 03-12-2014, 08:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ya, I found saw the same two ships you saw in square 21431. Quite a few ships and oil rigs, in fact.
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See the scale of the digital map search. In a 160,000 sq mile grid box, find the plane in a square mile box.
The scale of the search for Flight MH370 - The Washington Post
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So we're 2014 and we're still losing a/c as we did way back i the pioneering days of aviation

We can track our stuff using cell/sat phones, but not a/c


I wouldn't be looking at the ocean, but search for abandoned airstrips beyond ATC that can take a 777
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The 777 needs 3700 feet to land. The altitude variations remind me of pulse and glide, maybe to conserve fuel, which could extend the range considerably. Whoever took control of the plane knew what they were doing, whether coerced or planned. I'd be leaning towards a landing in Pakistan or maybe even further northwest.

My post on 3-12 basically said this, except for a specific landing location. Notcie the "altitude variations". I wonder if they were climbing then gliding with low power to stretch out the range.

Maybe the pilots or copilots "retirement plan".

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The 777 needs 3700 feet to land. The altitude variations remind me of pulse and glide, maybe to conserve fuel, which could extend the range considerably. Whoever took control of the plane knew what they were doing, whether coerced or planned. I'd be leaning towards a landing in Pakistan or maybe even further northwest.

My post on 3-12 basically said this, except for a specific landing location. Notcie the "altitude variations". I wonder if they were climbing then gliding with low power to stretch out the range.

Maybe the pilots or copilots "retirement plan".

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Pulse & Glide

Maybe the pilots or copilots are ecomodder members. LOL...

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Still looking?...for an intact plane!

They'll have new maps...on a much larger region of the Indian Ocean and Southwest Asia!
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http://www.standard.co.uk/incoming/a...plane1103a.jpg

Nefarious voice..."we'll send our blonde brigade first to distract the crew and the rest of our soldiers commandeer the plane, dive below radar and land at our remote strip..."
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Strange way to extort money... by keeping silent. Also not an effective way to strike terror into people's hearts, whether it was deliberate or not.
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Pulse & Glide

Maybe the pilots or copilots are ecomodder members. LOL...

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