Truly bizarre situation.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 traced seven hours after it went missing as hijacking becomes more likely
- CINDY WOCKNER IN KUALA LUMPUR, WITH WIRES
- NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA
- MARCH 15, 2014 6:22PM
- South China Sea search stopped with new focus
- Investigators conclude people with flying experience hijacked plane
- No motive, no demands, and still no sight of plane
- Official: Hijacking no longer a theory – ‘it is conclusive’
MALAYSIA Airlines flight MH370 was traced seven hours after it was last in contact with civilian air traffic control and a search for the plane is being extended, the Malaysian PM said tonight.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak spoke after it was reported that a Malaysian government official said investigators had concluded the plane was hijacked.
While Mr Razak did not use the term “hijacking”, other than in an allusion to media reports, he did say that investigators believe the missing Malaysia Airline’s communications were deliberately disabled and that it turned back from its flight to Beijing.
“These movements are consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane,” said Mr Razak.
Najib also said that authorities are now trying to trace the airplane missing for more than a week across two possible “corridors’’ – a northern corridor from northern Thailand through to the border of Kazakstan and Turkmenistan, and a southern corridor from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean.
It WAS hijacked: Official says it’s CONCLUSIVE that jet carrying 239 was seized by individual or group ‘with significant flying experience’ as Malaysian PM admits tracking was ‘deliberately’ disabled
UPDATED Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday. No motive has been established and no demands have been made known, and it is not yet clear where the plane was taken, said the official. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that hijacking was no longer a theory: ‘It is conclusive.’ The Boeing 777’s communication with the ground was severed just under one hour into a flight March 8 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.