The transponder may have stopped in the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Published on : Wednesday, March 12, 2014

malaysia-airlines (2)Mystery thickens as no trace of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was found. With all communication lost which includes important transponder signals that send data on altitude, direction and speed.


The plane showed up on the radar for about 1 hour, 10 minutes longer and then it vanished completely and also changed its course for some unknown reason.


This information was divulged by a Malaysia Airline official to a news channel.


According to the Malaysian air force official, the plane’s transponder apparently stopped working at about the time flight controllers lost contact with it, near the coast of Vietnam.


The air force eventually and totally lost track of the plane over Pulau Perak, a tiny island in the Strait of Malacca — many hundreds of miles from the usual flight path for aircraft traveling between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, the official said.


If the data cited by the source is correct, the aircraft was flying away from Beijing and on the opposite side of the Malay Peninsula from its scheduled route.


Why would the transponder — an electrical instrument in commercial airline cockpits that continuously transmits information such as altitude, location, direction and speed — have gone off?

Something naturally perpetuated the plane to change course, someone purposefully cut off the transponder and steered the plane from its intended destination feels Peter Goelz, former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board.


The deviation of this nature is naturally inexplicable.

With much speculation coming up and a number of theories like technical failures, the bottom-line is that there is no news of the plane yet and the family members of 239 passengers are still in the dark and losing hope with the tick of the clock as no news can be brought of their loved ones.

No one knows where the plane actually ended up even five days after it lost contact with base.



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