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Thursday, March 13, 2014

WSJ Reporter: Missing Flight 370 Could Have Landed

Sgt. Zulhelmi Hassan of the Malaysian Air Forces searches the water for signs of debris from the Malaysian airliner during a search and rescue mission flight on March 13, 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

Sgt. Zulhelmi Hassan of the Malaysian Air Forces searches the water for signs of debris from the Malaysian airliner during a search and rescue mission flight on March 13, 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

Wall Street Journal reporter Andy Pasztor made news today with his story that missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 could have flown for four more hours after its last confirmed contact, based on information routinely relayed from its Rolls Royce engines.

Malaysian officials denied that today. But Pasztor also claims that American investigators are debating whether “something weird and bizarre” and still unexplained happened in the cockpit, and that the Boeing 777 did not crash when it dropped off the radar, but may have landed.

Pasztor, a longtime airline industry reporter, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss his reporting.

Guest

  • Andy Pasztor, airline industry reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

Transcript

JEREMY HOBSON, HOST:

From NPR and WBUR Boston, I'm Jeremy Hobson.

ROBIN YOUNG, HOST:

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HOBSON: But first to the search for the missing flight, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which remains very confusing. Malaysia's acting transport minister denied a report that says the Boeing 777 might have flown four more hours and an additional 2,500 miles after its last confirmed contact based on data routinely sent from its Rolls Royce engines.

HISHAMMUDDIN HUSSEIN: As far as Rolls Royce and Boeing are concerned, those reports are inaccurate.

HOBSON: Well, those reports came in today's Wall Street Journal, and the Journal's Andy Pasztor wrote the story. He joins us now. Andy, welcome.

ANDY PASZTOR: Good to be with you.

HOBSON: Well, let's get to the denials from the Malaysian officials in a moment. But first based on your reporting and the latest reporting that you have done today, what do you think happened to this plane?

PASZTOR: So it's very hard to tell what happened to the plane. What we know is that there's additional complexity to investigation that's already been incredibly complex. U.S. aviation and law enforcement investigators suspect that this aircraft remained intact and flew for up to four hours after the transponder stopped functioning, and it dropped off of the radar system.

And they know this from transmissions from the aircraft to a satellite, which indicated basically that the plane was saying I'm still here, I'm operating correctly. They may not have gotten all the detailed data from the plane that they would normally get, but these transmissions to the satellite continued, and so the debate among investigators is not whether the plane remained intact, but it could, it's possible that it actually landed for some period, perhaps a short period, during those additional four hours.

But it's increasingly clear to these investigators that something really weird and bizarre happened in the cockpit and that this plane did not fall out of the sky when it dropped off the radar scopes.

HOBSON: When you say that it landed, you mean that it landed, not that it crash landed, but that it landed on a runway?

PASZTOR: This is the increasingly complex and in some ways unbelievable scenario that investigators are putting together, yes, that it landed on some runway. Now we have to say that it's not clear where it is currently, whether it crashed eventually or whether it landed somewhere and what its current state is. But these transmissions from the aircraft, which are still being analyzed, and they're quite difficult to understand precisely, I'm told, and there are various interpretations of exactly what they mean, but the consensus is that the plane did not crash when it dropped off the radar scopes. And it remained intact and probably flew for up to four hours but certainly for a big portion of those hours.

HOBSON: So this would put to rest the theory that we heard yesterday on this program from the aviation expert Mary Schiavo, that perhaps there was a slow decompression, that the jet started to shut some of its systems down and that people on the plane would've been unconscious, but the plane could've actually flown by itself for hours.

PASZTOR: It's an incredibly dangerous thing to start speculating about precise causes of an aviation accident, particularly a complex one like this. So I wouldn't presume to say what's most likely. But I think what our reporting shows is that the investigation has broadened from sort of a classic safety investigation to much more of a combined law enforcement investigation.

And the aircraft remained intact. I keep coming back to that because that seems to be a major point. Where it was and what it was doing and what the pilots or someone else onboard may have been doing is unclear, but I think it's becoming incontrovertible that the systems on the plane were intact, and it was communicating with the satellite, indicating that.

HOBSON: Why is your reporting, then, being denied by the Malaysian officials?

PASZTOR: Well, what they're denying actually is a very precise and limited part of what we reported. We said that some of this information came from an engine monitoring system, and they're specifically saying that's not true, the engine monitoring system did not work past the point at which the plane disappeared off the radar scopes.

And what I'm saying is that there are other ways of getting information off this plane, and the information did come off this plane. And no one is denying at this point the central point that this plane could have flown for hours after the - after the point at which it was supposed to have basically dropped out of the sky.

HOBSON: Well, what does this mean for the search for the plane, Andy Pasztor? Where are officials looking at this point?

PASZTOR: Well, I think that's the sort of next big question, and that may be the biggest question of all. I believe that it's very much up in the air. I don't think that they have a really good sense of where the plane ended up, whether it was in the water or somewhere on land. And so therefore the search is ever widening, ever broadening, more and more areas covered, and I think that indicates that they really don't have a good sense of exactly where to look.

HOBSON: What do you make of how Malaysian officials are handling this search and the inquiries from the media? We heard the other day from a BBC reporter in Kuala Lumpur that Malaysian government officials are not used to this kind of scrutiny and questioning.

PASZTOR: Well, almost - that would be true for almost any country. This is a high-profile and international, extremely complex aviation investigation, aviation crash investigation. Very few countries have had experiences with that. So I think you have to take that into some consideration.

I will say that the Malaysians have had a pattern of saying one thing one day and then saying something else the next and giving conflicting reports in terms of what inside their own government they believe is the most likely scenario, should be the next step. So they have not - I would say they've not done the best job of trying to get organized. But it's a very hard task, and many countries would falter or at least struggle if they faced the same task.

HOBSON: Andy Pasztor, who covers the airline industry for the Wall Street Journal and reported that it's possible that this plane, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, actually landed. We will continue to follow this story. Andy, thanks so much.

PASZTOR: Certainly. I'm glad to be with you. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


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  • voicefromthedesert

    This is fascinating and, of course, invites hundreds more questions: Why is the US being so ‘coy’ and vague about this data that is available from the engines?!?! Does not a ‘location’ also come along with this data. I’ve now read conflicting reports about where this data actually goes. Is it from a Satellite? or from a land-based station? I’ve read both accounts. I cannot believe this WSJ reporter isn’t talking to everyone! This is a HUGE element of this investigation, seemingly relegated to the margins amidst all the chaos of this tragic mess. At the end of the day, I ask only this: Where is Benedict Cumberbatch when you need him! He’d solve this puzzle in a matter of hours~~if ya let ‘im! Was Moriarty in the cockpit the whole time??

    • laytonian

      The US isn’t being “coy” — it’s not our aircraft.

      • Kiren Chaudhry

        lol sure its not. Just wondering why were you(THE U.S.) in IRAQ? Libya?. Wanted to get into Syria?….. hah just thinking… nothing special.

        • LoveTheLeast8

          Oh that lovely Syrian government that killed thousands of their own innocent civilians.

  • Joe Barry

    So the aircraft could have flown 2400 miles after its last known position? So the search area would be 3.1415(2400)² = 18,095,040 square miles! Looks like we got our work cut out for us.

    • Reenee

      Ok the logic, to me, is this: The airplane has a device that will notify air traffic control at impact, cellphones can be monitored by satellite, transponders notify air traffic control when a plane goes off course, commercial aircrafts are required to carry a spare transponder (these are facts). How is it possible for a plane to crash in the ocean and not break apart, which would mean it was flying low; therefore, should have been caught on someone’s radar regardless of timing. I believe this is a cover-up and information is not being conveyed or a similar incident to what sometime occurs at the Bermuda Triangle.

  • Neal Trombley

    lots of guessing and thats it

  • nika

    I”m confused — could it land and still send info to rolls royse after it landed? if t sends messages even after landing what wouldhave to happen for it to stop sending messages after 4 hours?

    • Hady

      Signals were sent from engines while flying during those four hours after the plane stopped sending messages. Don’t mix these two facts.

  • James Van Damme

    Let’s draw a circle of radius 2400 miles….yikes.

    • Dee

      Damme straight it did

    • Dee

      With “made in China”stickers on all the smithereens!
      If the black box is indestructible maybe Boeing should make a plane out of that material…with a loud ping you could hear half way around the world!!!!

  • stillin

    the passenger who gave his stuff to his wife ” in case something happens”…um, too much…there are no coincidences….not in my mind…( this interview is on cnn and possibly bbc …I’ve seen it a couple times…) apologies to the family, but that’s too weird.

    • notsoweird

      according to “the story” the couple had been in a serious/potentially serious car accident shortly before, and that was what prompted them both to think about ‘what if’s’.

      • stillin

        well if you read the other post, he was trained in top secret missile defense stuff…so , no. I think it was meant to disappear, the question is,which government wanted it to.
        Subject: Re: New comment posted on WSJ Reporter: Missing Flight 370 Could Have Landed

        • Cj

          Probably Iranian government. The two young men was probably recruited as just helpers or something. Because I still don’t understand how flying under false passports is not an unusual thing, not unless you are a criminal or suddenly wish to hide your real identity and I say this because they said the two young men did have their primal passports but chose the fake ones when boarding this flight. They wasn’t doing anything shameful or sketchy on the previous ones is why.

          • bluemoon31795

            Buy yourself an English grammar book, CJ. Men…was & they wasn’t are serious usage errors!

          • Cj

            Seriously, that’s all you have to contribute? I’m not the subject nor more grammar. Honestly most of the time I’m busy typing while working so no tellings how many grammar errors you will find if that’s your sole interests. I’m sure you will have a lot to say lol

          • jake barnes

            Never mind CJ. She’s just a troll living in Malaysia (or there about) and has posted over 380 comments. ALL 380 comments are about this flight and all her comments are grandiose espionage plots. Ignore her silly nonsense. Have you ever seen anyone post 380 comments on one subject and offer no opinion on virtually anything else going on in the world? “TROLL” with a single purpose? I think so.

        • Cj

          China sure does keep trying to send everyone on wild goose chases and they for sure had access to all communication between Freescale workers that lived there in China.

      • Steve

        Paul Weeks is actually a Boeing Empoyee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Cj

      I find the Paul Weeks passenger’s last days and last conversations with his wife and mom very suspect. Plus the family was desperate for money. He actually gave his mom the best hint when he told her before he left, ” it’s very unlikely a plane is just going to fall out of the sky” which is exactly what appeared ( or was staged) to have happened. But he already told his mother indirectly to not worry, things want be as bad as they seem. But he knew he would be taking part in a very high risk job and that it very well may not go as planned so he was loving on them and savoring each moment in photos with his family just before he left. He is also very highly skilled in mechanical engineering and military trained etc… The biggest asset to gain was the brilliant knowledge and work of Freescale Semiconductors top brilliant minds that just recently announced their new advances with military defense systems and electronic warfare applications and systems. The plane itself was a secondary asset or just a means to get all those brilliant minds. Then the wife talks about how hard he’s been preparing for his new job etc… I bet he has been practicing, and studying, and probably acting the scenario over n over of taking over the plane. And no tellings who all else was involved but I bet he was the main hand. It’s just too coincidental that the one plane that would disappear or crash had 20 of Freescale Semiconductor Company’s employees and some who even actually owned patents on their top secret warfare technology. If I’m wrong her husband must just be very clairvoyant. He may actually be a sweet man that was just an innocent bystander but he absolutely in hind sight was somewhat psychic but I guess just didnt trust his own intuition or was just so desperate to go make some money he ignored his own thoughts as just normal worry whatever that is lol. But whoever knows what those 20 Freescale workers know as even in missle guidance systems to military radio frequencies, they can dominate….the chances of this occurring with people like this on board is just so unbelievable…for the most part, the passengers may not have ever suspected anything bc they was already prepared for a long flight n it was early early morning I’m sure most woulda just slept until they landed. I hope the next time I’m flying its with just regular people and not anyone carrying top secret knowledge or capabilities lol less likely my flight would be a target lol. To bad we don’t get to see beforehand who all is on our flights because I’m telling you, these days I will change my flight if I knew I was flying with another passenger(s) that are a potential international targets lol

      • stillin

        that information changes the whole thing…no accident at all that it’s missing
        Subject: Re: New comment posted on WSJ Reporter: Missing Flight 370 Could Have Landed

        • Cj

          So many people are commenting about Paul Week’s wife’s very emotional interview and she absolutely was telling all but what he actually said to his mother was just over the top either him being a psychic or him giving subtle hints without actually telling them anything or getting them involved. And many men work offshore and some overseas for 90 days at a time, he was a macho man but supposingly crying and stressing over just being gone 28 days, his behavior shoulda just been of excitement to since he had been out of work and not so clingy and giving her his wedding ring n watch with instructions if he dies. But if he is still alive they definitely need to monitor that mom, wife, n his boys bc he will definitely be reaching out to contact them soon if whoever he’s working for doesn’t just kill him after the job is done. But either way, without any proof his wife will collect I’m sure which was his main priority and if he is rewarded for a job well done it will prolly change their lives forever and they get millions. I bet they come up missing before long to. This family already has shown they have no problem uprooting and moving to a totally different country. Not very many people live life that fluid and unattached he was perfect for the job.

          • stillin

            interesting…hmmmm

            Subject: Re: New comment posted on WSJ Reporter: Missing Flight 370 Could Have Landed

          • Cj

            http://Www.freescale.com read and then click on military link and read. Too unbelievable that such a routine flight and such a reliable airplane could just vanish or suddenly malfunction carrying such a payload like it had as passengers. Of all flights, I’ll be…Whether all dead or all alive being held captive… It’s still statistically so unusual.

          • halifax3

            CJ. Add me on facebook if you use it (Simon Naylor, Halifax, Nova Scotia). Be sure to read up on the Boeing uninterruptible autopilot system if you haven’t. I’m sure it was used to take the plane.

      • dassom

        1. Plane flew to Diego Garcia. Last known fix on plane on exact flight path from KL/Singapore to Diego GarCIA.
        2. Passengers bodies dumped along the way or will be harvested for organs and shipped to Israel. If dumped reports will come in of bodies from off western side of Sumatra. They are dead, but their cell phones are still working….proof of False Flag.
        3. Plane re-branded/painted.
        4. WMD loaded onto plane at Diego GarCIA. It will be a stolen Russian device, signature.
        5. Plane flies to Israel for re-fueling.
        6. Plane then continues onto target, US or European city. I would guess US target 1st, if not……I would guess Ukrane 2nd.
        7. False Flag blamed on Iran or Al-Qaeda or both. If in Ukrane, then the Russians will be blamed.
        My hunch it will be a US target…….
        Hold on

        • Cj

          Now that’s a stretch… Lol so they just ignore the fact that they have 20 Freescale Engineers that could help any country gain access to US military systems and they even make the microprocessors that go on guided missiles. I don’t think they just want their organs, they want their knowledge in their brains first lol.

          • collette zielinski

            I totally agree with CJ they would want their knowledge first not their organs.

        • James Mc Cormack

          thats as bad as the twin towers collapsed due to a controlled government sponsored demolition!

          • Ding Bat

            perfect high profile job involving vast technical skills and logistics. I can’t imagine that coming from an old bearded man sitting in a cave requiring dialysis treatments. MH370 ops reeks with the same foul smell.

          • Joe Silver

            Tower 7 is the interesting one, not anywhere near the alleged airplane damage but apparently collapsed in sympathy to the twin towers. Trust your Governmnet? Sure you can!

        • Benkarkis

          I am guessing you a top level Professor at one of the USA many elite, liberal art schools. Correct?

        • DASSOM

          As stated, 5-days ago, the plane flew to Diego Garcia. The Engineers that Cj speaks of were either executed, imprisoned or shipped/outsourced for imprisonment. :

          http://pakistancyberforce.blogspot.ch/2014/03/russia-malaysian-flight-370-hijacked-by.html

          The passengers……no witnesses allowed. They have probably been executed or harvested for organs…..worth millions:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Scheper-Hughes

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQjOtOs1LuE

          The Fresscale engineers worked in direct competition with an Israeli/American company developing various similar technologies. The plane…..as I originally stated will either be used for a terror attack on the US or is now in Israel’s El Al fleet, nice freebee.

          Anyone….who doesn’t understand the Indian Ocean is covered with satelites that can pinpoint a match head and does not know the significance of Diego Garcia to the US is a moron. This island is used for nuclear delivery throughtout Asia and has a submarine base as well. Some say there amy even be a prison there…..The idea the US has NOT defined where this plane is….proves the fix is in. Further all Boeing planes were updated in 2009 with remote flight control system.

          http://voiceofrussia.com/us/2014_03_18/Stealth-Technology-Seizure-Behind-MH370-Disappearance-5715/

          Why Malaysia……they have condemmed Israeli on various dates:

          http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/parliament-condemns-israel-for-gaza-attacks

          http://www.malaysiasun.com/index.php/sid/218269280/scat/48cba686fe041718

          I will bet Zev William Barkan was on that plane and is now relaxing in Israel. I guess he will not be able to use that New Zealand passport anymore.

          How is that for a Professor at a Liberal Arts College?
          Let me guess…..The Iranians did it (what a hoot…what chutzpah):

          http://www.newsmax.com/NewsmaxTv/iran-malaysia-flight-missing/2014/03/18/id/560348/
          Last……. Ding Bat you are right on the money! The others are TV fed one-dimensional robots.
          Wait another 5-days and tell me what you think then…..”The War is not to be Won or Lost….it is to be Continuous!” I know I have shattered your world view…..Maybe now you will rethink what is really going on in Libya, Syria, Egypt & who is causing the chaos.
          Better yet ask youself this question…..why hasn’t Al Qaeda ever attacked Israel…in all these years?
          Sorry…have to go…..plane just landed.

        • jonathanpulliam

          Well, if their target were to be Washington D.C., then clearly we don’t have much to fret about.

      • nina

        I totally agree with your theory. I have felt from day one that this Paul Weeks story didn’t jive. Why start a new job without your watch, something you wear daily and rely on to be punctual. I think also if you’re that worried about a flight maybe there’s a real good reason, not gut feeling, plus his line of work just fits too well with this whole scenario. I am thinking if you and I think this than the different governments involved are already on this too, but aren’t going to say anything till they find the location of that plane and then silently make their move.

    • Dee

      My husband travels all the time and we always say if anything happens,etc.etc…….NOT WEIRD AT ALL……..that’s true love in this fin world!

  • somerandomthought

    I mean assuming it landed safely and stuff…what are the odds that no one makes a call or text for 6 days to contact family? I mean I guess they could have landed in some radio dead zone. It’s all just kind odd.

    • Bluecider

      If it were me, I’d be looking for all land-able locations that are within the flight radius, and have little to no cell/internet coverage. As well little to no radar tracking abilities of other countries (HECK, that could mean it landed in Malaysia somewhere, considering how ‘wonderful’ the Malaysian military’s radar capabilities are…) But of course, I already was thinking of this 5 days ago.

  • X-Ray

    Where might it have landed? Inform the search crews.

    • Dee

      It hooked up with Sputnik and went to the Moon with Monkeys……

      • X-Ray

        Wow, that contributes to the conversation.

  • Arman Kachavos

    The plane never got hijacked if it would have somebody would contact someone and why can’t other countries specifically The U.S. the plane probbally got turned around somehow and crashed by Australia

  • Ron Paulyes

    unless you are a wealthy air traveller – who cares

    • Dee

      Oh Ron we are all wealthy…even you?!$??

  • Dimple Patel, Pharm D.

    The US is quiet on this matter because I see this mystery pointing to terrorist/Al Queda taking this plane. This is no accident here, well calculated plan and I think the US realizes this with so much time gone to track the plane. Plane possibly in Myanmar/Pakistan/Iran not in the ocean. Any thoughts out there?

    • Meishuan
    • Kitty

      Yes, I believe so. US seems quiet on the matter. Could it related to political issues like the Ukraine crisis as US wanted China to join US and EU to stop Russia or the conflict between China and Philippines. Now, the question is who hijack the plane?

      • Sam

        Yes i too believe so, Plane landed in Pakistan or Afganistan and who hijacked..Uygur a Muslim community, in China because they are angry with China Govt recently they killed 10-12 people at ChinaTrain Station

        • Sam

          As per reports Uygur Muslim community is in touch with Al-Qaida also . Is Malasyia hiding something due to involvement of Muslim community ??

          • Kitty

            What a coincided, police of southern Thailand found about 200 Uygur Muslim in a jungle camp past two days. And, US urges Thailand to protect the group.

    • bug

      Maybr they dont want us to know the location because they found out it really was a terrorist hijacking and maybe the passangers are being held prisoners for some reason, maybe they want somerhing? I dont know but its a possibility. .

      • Manic Progressive

        I would think that if that was the case the group responsible for the hijacking would have made their “accomplishment” known to their followers and the world. Terrorist acts are not secretive acts. They are political moves designed with the point to disrupt their adversaries and gain the world’s attention. Leaking videos and media, as well as disinformation, is a major part of their MO.

        • Cj

          You wouldn’t want to tip countries off that you now know how to access their military defense systems bc then they might start changing it. But as deep as Freescale is even to making the microprocessors on guided missiles it’s going to be a major catastrophe worse than just any one single plane crash.

      • Cj

        For some reason lol… Go to http://www.freescale.com and read and then click on their military link. For some reason… 20 reasons for sure!

    • Dee

      I thought that as well…landed in Iran…why else go West? Wouldn’t Al-Qaida have already bragged about this by now ? Ya know how they claim their EVIL DOINGS? It’s all very annoying…..we have so much technology in the World but we all don’t know how to get along! Doesn’t any neighbors talk anymore? This world is sad…..I am so sorry to all the family and friends of the passengers…good bless you…I feel your hurt…I lost the love of my life at age 42….loneliness and grief are hard to get through…..

    • Ding Bat

      Plane had 3 important Chinese generals. To prevent Chinese veto on
      Crimea so as to isolate Russia. The pilot is an experienced military
      pilot highly skilled in world wide recon flight familiar with avoiding
      radar detection. Pilot was changed at Port Blair, aircraft was hot
      refuelled. Big money involved in carrying out this operation. Very few
      countries have such assets. Why do you think China is so pissed off. Now
      go figure who commandeered the plane.

    • roy

      Have thought from day one that plane was taken and landed for later use. Also think Malaysia and U.S.know more than they are sharing

      • collette zielinski

        I also believe they know alot more than we do.

    • The_untold_story

      My thoughts… it was hijacked and headed for Diego Garcia. Hijacker(s) miscalculated the fuel burned during their “tactical” maneuvers and the plane crashed into the ocean way before reaching the target. A devious plan would be to request a “mayday” landing at the airstrip there, and then “accidentally” and at the last second, veer off course right into some military aircraft or naval vessel.

    • Scott T Duffy

      You r right , my thought is the plane is on one of the 600 islands, on the indian ocean/ and Al Queda is the group , its there signature ,and there area and it was planed perfectly. Years could have went into this plan . Think of y they would take a passenger plane,…they could load it with any bomb ,chemicals or whatever, and the passengers are most likely alive, and will be used as leverage. C
      an’t blow a plane out of the sky if its full of people [290], just an idea , and i hope i am truly wrong…?

      • Ty

        Or maybe instead of attempting to smuggle bombs or chemical weapons onto a plane, it’s easier to bring your own plane full of chemical weapons and explode it anywhere they want or above any city they want. Crazy stuff I do not want happening.

    • Billy Jack

      Not in Burma, it would be seen for one thing, they are mostly Buddhist, and although the powers to be may not like the US Gov, it’s not their game.
      Impossible to get to Iran, without our Navy fleet picking up the plane.
      I feel one can place big money that the jet is in Pakistan, or another Muslim stronghold. The passengers have been killed, that’s why they climbed to 450FL.
      The plane is being outfitted with dummies inside, TV screens against the windows that will be left open to depict people moving, very few shades will be left open for it’s last trip. No window shades will be open on opposite sides of the fuselage, no thru and thru visuals. Could even be repainted.
      It is being fitted with an Atomic bomb.
      What they needed was a heavy lift delivery vehicle, that would get past the US Floating ICBM detection system in the Pacific, which was in Seattle a little over a year ago for retro-fit. Now they have the delivery system, what they were lacking. Shipping in a container would not work, as all ports have radiation detection systems in place.
      It does not need to hit a city, although LA , San Fran, or HI are primary targets. Take our Honolulu, and take out a State. A major hit against the US.
      The pilots took the plane, any other theory is smoke and mirrors. The two with the stolen passports are also in on it. Remember they were on another flight, but did not show. I will bet that was a cloudy or stormy night, they needed a clear night to get the plane down on the water.
      This BS that they programed in an alternate into the flight director, heading back the other direction, but not to the Kula Lampour airport???, idiotic, only stated to take away thoughts of the obvious.
      Suicide, no way, they could have just crashed it anytime, why go all the way south into the Indian ocean.
      Remember one thing, Muslims are Muslims, to the core.
      What we are seeing are lies, the US Gov. knows exactly what the plane is going to be used for.
      Israel already stated a two hour incoming flight notification from it’s border. If they can not trace the flight, they will probably take it out. They also know the score.
      The bottom line, we have a Communist illegal Muslim in the oval office.

      • Anand

        Muslims are Muslims to the core, You my friend need a Psyh evaluation big time. Read a bit about Islam and than talk. I being a Hindu truly believe that Islam is a religion of peace and like other religions the Clergy ( who think they know the religion) twist it and have people do wrong things in the name of Religion.
        people like you Associate Terrorism with Islam hmmm.
        Lets see.
        1/ Who started the Ist world war? Was it a Muslims ?
        2/ Who started the 2nd world war? Was it a Muslims ?
        3/ Who Killed about 20 million of Aborigines in Australia? Was it a Muslims?
        4/ Who sent Nuclear bombs to Hiroshima & Nagasaki? Was it a Muslims ?
        5/ Who killed millions of Indians in North America? Was it a Muslims ?
        6/ Who took millions of African people as slaves, of which 88% died and were thrown in the Atlantic Ocean? Was it a Muslims ?
        No, they weren’t Muslims;
        If a Muslim does something wrong its Terrorisim, But if a non-Muslim does something bad, its a crime. Lets remove this double standard and than come to the point. The point is a lot of familes are hurting at this time and we should pray for them.

    • Lorraine

      I concur with your theory, and firmly believe that the government of Malaysia knows more than they are divulging, because when all is said and done, they are allied with Islam far more that a Christian capitalist nation like the USA.

    • RobertSnodgrass

      Yes, here is something to think about……There is no wreckage, no bodies, as I expected by now they would probably fake, maybe yet to come, and no real good explanation that makes any sense out of the known circumstances of the disappearance of this plane. I am very surprised at the ridiculous theories and senseless explanations that people come up with and fail to see the most obvious simple explanation accounting for all the known circumstances. First-off he truth is that even with todays publicly known technology, not to mention secret military technology and surveillance, something like this could only be an inside job. The reason for the pilots eerie calmness as he said goodnight, his last known audible words, is easily explained by the fact that he had no idea what was about to happen, as just after saying goodnight the transponders, all communications, and any other precautions that would have been in place, along with complete control of the plane were all remotely cut-off and taken over, this is why we could not hear his distress calls or attempted communications as the plane then rapidly ascended, as was originally confirmed, and then was remotely depressurized quickly killing everyone on board before descending and being remotely guided drone style in to wherever it is now, likely in preparation for step #2, something we have known for a long time is our greatest danger for which we are all currently sitting ducks, a sneak nuclear attack on the United States by commercial airliner. A much greater threat than even the best intercontinental missile ever made, as especially in the hands of such a criminally genius, meticulous, technologically advanced organization able to pull-off what they have already done, it can reach anywhere in the world, fly straight through missile defense systems without appearing as anything unusual, and deliver any desired payload or weapon of mass destruction with pinpoint accuracy to any target without us even knowing what’s coming until it’s too late. Almost, if not all of the media is either owned by, or sponsored by corporations owned by the most evil elitists and institutions in the world who would like us think of something else, and be ignorant to the true magnitude of the danger that we are in the midst of, and who surely would not hesitate to attack our own people in order to quell the building uprising and anger over what our corporate controlled government is doing to us, and as an excuse to launch a devastating war which would generate massive revenue for the multi-billion, if not trillion, dollar weapons industry, and more specifically the relentlessly greedy evil institutions who have more control, if not nearly complete control, power, and proportionately much more money than ever today who own our politicians, control our government, and just as they have been shown throughout the history of war to do, would as always, benefit hugely from it

    • Anand

      OMG and I thought I was crazy: Another educated fool who thinks that anything bad happens blame it on Myanmar/Pakistan or Iran. Lady wake up make yourself a good cup of coffee and go through some good news sites. Try to Avoid CNN and Fox they are bunch of ediots they are more into bumping up there ratings regardless of the consequences. 2+2 is always 4 not 5 just because these countries have internal problems doesn’t give us or anyone else the right to blame than until proof is provided.

  • Flowerdamsel

    I am sure it landed, but not at all where it was supposed tol Hijacked plane…. civilians that I pray are alive. A huge plane with another purpose for the hyjacked aircraft. I believe that is why Malaysia is so despondent with information to other countries. They are possibly alive and are hostages. A plane this size could be a weapon of huge mass destruction…… 20 people of this plane on board had the knowledge of “cloaking’ an aircraft of this magnitude, I am sorry to say that I would rather see this in a sea. God speed those passengers where ever they may be.

    • Dee

      The guys who stole the passports is what’s in my head mostly…they “look the part” so to say….9/11 is still very fresh in our heads….my gosh they look young too…they were probably 13 years old in 2001 many al-Qaida terrorists have records….so maybe these two are young and fresh with peachy keen reps and no record. YET…………

  • http://freedomfiles.blogspot.com/ Lord Howard Hurts

    The logical explanation as to what happened to the missing Malaysian flight 370: The pilot sat in his respected seat and guided the Boeing 777 into the air. At 15,000 feet he turned on autopilot and gave watchful control to the co-pilot. This co-pilot waited until the captain had fallen into a slumber, and then he took some hard object and hit the captain in the head knocking him into semi unconsciousness. He then turned off the transponders and stopped the planes data from being send to Flight Radar 24, the global tracking system for commercial aircraft. He then turned the plane around and headed back in the direction that the flight had started.

    There was an attempt to communicate with Flight 370 by the pilot of another aircraft that was in front of the errant Boeing 777, and he related that he had made contact with Flight 370, but only heard a muffled response (this was because the captain of Flight 370 was not dead and was able to make an attempt to communicate. But the co-pilot made sure this was impossible and terminated the radio connection.). The night was dark as there was no moon out, and the chance of being detected by observers on either the ground, or water, was slim. Because there was no communications from the aircraft immediately before or after this turn was initiated; and after the transponder was turned off; it is proof that there were no on-board problems other then that caused by the co-pilot.

    I believe a psychological check on the mental state of the co-pilot will show that he was consumed by personal issues, and wanted to not only kill himself, but that he wanted to make a statement to the world. And to make this statement after he turned the Boeing 777 back around, he flew the craft ‘off course’ and away from the airfield from which this nightmare flight originated. In all probability this ‘mentally ill’ co-pilot flew the craft an hour of so, and then ‘dropped’ it into the dark sea. The cause of this disaster will not be anything having to do with terrorism. It will be another case of pilot suicide. Lord Howard Hurts freedomfiles.blogspot.com

    • Avatar

      But it kept flying 4 hours after last radar contact, and both engines were working. Nobody takes so many hours with 239 passengers in the sky for committing suicide?

      • http://freedomfiles.blogspot.com/ Lord Howard Hurts

        Avatar. Why do you think this? If the co pilot wanted to make a ‘grand’ last statement and he wanted the plane to be NOT FOUND he would run it out as far and away as possible. Just logic.

        • bug

          Im confused, you said he wanted not only to kill him self but kill the rest on the plane and make a “statement” to the world. How could he make a statement if he also wanted the plane not to be found? If he wanted to make a statement wouldnt he have crashed the plane somewhere where it could be found for the world to see ? Your saying two different things, its either one or the other. And im not saying your “theory” is bad but remeber it is just a theory, no facts to back it up.

          • http://freedomfiles.blogspot.com/ Lord Howard Hurts

            Statement meaning a mystery not only for his death, but the death of everyone on the plane. In other words, if he could make the plane and passengers disappear and not be found he would be a ‘winner’ in his warped mind. Of course this is just an idea based on logic. This might not prove true, but it is more logical than all the speculation about Terrorism. A terrorist would crash the plane on land in an attempt to do the most damage and cause the most terror..

          • bug

            Thanks for clearing that up. I see where you are coming from. But just curious why you are ruling out the “terroist idea” do you think their might be a possibility the passengers did land and are being hold hostage for some reason and officials just dont want us to know or maybe terroist needed this plane for a future attack ? Either way I do think the pilots had something to do with it.

          • http://freedomfiles.blogspot.com/ Lord Howard Hurts

            Terrorist are in the business of doing outrageous things and turning calm into chaos. If this plane had been hijacked by terrorist it would be to their advantage to take credit for the act. Notice that no terrorist take credit for this missing plane. And if this plane was to land at some other location how would this fact not be known? There are just too many people in the world with cell phones and Internet. The secret would be out as this plane weighs over 800,000 pounds and can not land on some runway hacked out of the jungle. Again, my thoughts are just logical conclusions based on newspaper information.

          • Zizifus

            1) you’re assuming a lot about terror operations. This could easily be a “phase 1″, or something went wrong, or we haven’t seen the endgame yet. Global intelligence services haven’t ruled it out, so you probably shouldn’t either. Common sense

            2) pilot suicide is definitely possible, but people have friends and family. Emotional state at that level is *very rarely* totally unnoticed by everyone. I’ve known suicidal people. It’s a lie to say “how odd! Seemed so fine and next thing you know dove an airplane into the ocean!”

            If anything, according to Malaysia, this guys psychological state was amazing. His imam said he was captain Malaysia. He was partying in the cockpit with blondes fairly recently (not sure imam knew this one though)

            If he WAS suicidal, then they know that already and are lying about I

          • Dee

            Actually his statements on terrorism sounded right.We are all giving ideas as to what may have happened…not assumtions Mr Zizifus….is that your first name or last name or a nickname or name of your dog?an Iranian name or name of your pet mule? I ASS U ME ?

          • Dee

            I slept with him once and your right he is amazing!!…oh and there were brunettes there too…Zuzi

        • Dee

          But it doesn’t matter how far a suicidal pilot got to crash…why would he care if he was DEAD?

          • http://freedomfiles.blogspot.com/ Lord Howard Hurts

            Some persons want to take others with them in their suicide plot. And i suspect this is what occurred here. Then to make it even more spectacular his twisted mind decided to ‘drop’ the plane in a deep part of the ocean making it difficult to find, and insuring him a place in some history book. Why else would he turn the plane around and not return to the starting airport? And if there were terrorists on board there would have been some communication from the pilots alerting of the situation……even if only brief. And again why would terrorists turn the plane around and drop it in the sea? Terrorists are in the business of making maximum horror and fear, and this would make a ‘crash’ on land much more fearful.

        • Dee

          So your thinking the pilot didn’t want the plane to be found?Like he wants to be in the bottom of the ocean resting in peace?His own casket?
          Maybe your right….honestly……..he could’ve made a smooth non abrasive landing on the Oceans surface and slowly sunk…..I’m curious then why he would kill 228 others ?

    • auskiwi

      More likely the copilot is an idealistic young Muslim man who has been radicalized by extremist imams and has been recruited in this mission for whatever purpose.

      This is not exactly like 9/11 as no terrorist attack has yet occurred in relation to this disappearance (unless the plane is eventually found crashed in which case the murder of 239 people counts as a terrorist suicide attack).

      Yet 9/11 as we know was not as the media and government characterized it. Generally Muslim participants in these hare-brained schemes are dupes who have been recruited by Western intelligence agencies for symbolic value only. The real operational work is done by Western operatives.

      If indeed the diversion of the plane, and the disabling of the transponder etc were pilot-driven, it would probably have been sold to him (and even to the older captain) as part of a plot which would advance the global Islamic agenda which is generally aimed at destroying the hated Judeao-Christian domination of Western civilization.

      Don’t forget that radical Islamists and radical CIA Satanists have a common enemy: Christianity, and to a lesser extent Judaism (traditional Biblical Judaism as opposed to Kabbalism or political Judaism). This is why Saudi Arabia was so heavily involved in 9/11, along with Mossad and CIA, which are really birds of the same Satanic feather.

      It is well documented that there are Satanists in the CIA who are usually in the thick of any black ops requiring murder and mayhem against innocent people – not something you can ask a conscientious Christian to do. There’s a vast difference between a CIA agent shooting a foreign intelligence agent in self defence in the course of their duties, and blowing up the WTC killing 3000 civilians to further foreign policy objectives (or crashing a plane full of civilians for that matter).

      The motive for this particular case (MH370) is probably partially related to the Freescale employees (the patents theory is a strong one). Whether there is an additional foreign policy objective here remains unclear. Perhaps just another excuse for cracking down on international passenger movements and civil rights. Perhaps also by killing a lot of Chinese nationals they are sending a message to China, and perhaps trying to provoke a response. The Chinese government is not stupid. Their intelligence agencies are probably already aware of how this plot was done, and by whom.

      Of course if you subscribe to the point of view that all governments including the Chinese are in on the globalist conspiracy, this could all be a game played by multiple players including Malaysia, China and the US, as a psyop against the general public on a global level. If it follows the 9/11 playbook, a new war is the main aim of such scheming, based on the same kind of xenophobic rabble-rousing that produced the War On Terror (which should more correctly be called the War OF Terror).

      Most likely, the overarching purpose of this event is to justify further military incursions into whichever country or countries are deemed to have harboured the terrorist group supposedly behind the plot as defined by the FBI, who were actually probably also involved at some level in the planning of it. Just another day at the office for the sting-merchants, all in the name of catching more global criminals, but blurring the lines of criminality with their own illegal actions. Common criminals are mere amateurs compared to these guys – they have raised criminality to a fine art by posing as crime-fighters which allows them to dictate the public discourse from a position of holding the higher moral ground. Such is the twisted world we live in.

  • Dwee

    Journalism at its best. CNN reports it “may” be at the bottom of the Indian ocean. WSJ reports it “may” have landed. Both reports based on information from “officials” and “unnamed sources”.

    • Mike

      Amen.

    • LoveTheLeast8

      Still more reliable than the Malaysian official.

      1) US media breaks new development
      2) Malaysian officials deny story
      3) Other media and facts confirm original story
      4) Malaysia officials deny that they denied story

      • Magdalena Livolsi

        and will remain un-named.

      • Azlan Pa’wan

        really? you choose reliability based on “unnamed sources”? in a crisis management, we cannot share unconfirmed evidence just because we want to appease the stakeholders. and it’s blasphemous to quote “unnamed sources” or “officials say” – well, at least in real journalism.

    • jonathanpulliam

      There is ample interest in solving this riddle. Reporting which reflects a probabilistic sensibility is not at all incompatible with good journalism, as long as it is identified as such. My own guess would be that that portion of Flight 307′s cargo known to have been lithium batteries in bulk ignited, owing to catastrophic contact with humidity / moisture while in the plane’s cargo hold at cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. The combustion byproducts of such a fire would have:

      a.) accounted for the flight 307 flight crew’s decision to reduce the aircraft’s altitude to 12,000 feet, as there would have been no way to safely deploy the oxygen masks in the event of a fire, but low altitude flying would be the only chance at introducing sufficient air into the plane’s cabin to sustain life, albeit a very small chance, as the eventual probable loss of the aircraft attests.

      b.) of two recent previous aviation calamities caused by spontaneously igniting pallets of lithium battery cells, and these were being transported in rather large cargo jets, 747′s, if I’m not mistaken, operated by the likes of UPS et al, well in at least one of these events the plane and crew were lost. Legislative attempts to ban the transport by aircraft of lithium cell batteries were stymied by our legislators in Washington, who preferred to avail themselves of industry lobbyist’s cash contributions rather than native common sense, and thus agreed to reject such prudent, potentially life-saving restrictions on the air transport of lithium battery cells in bulk.

  • Meishuan

    Was Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Redirected to Diego Garcia? http://www.cabaltimes.com/2014/03/12/ma370-redirected-to-diego-garcia/

  • rutherford

    It seems it landed. Some passenger”s phones were ringing too. what about the very advanced US satellites? did not they detect anything? or the french or british? something is missing here.

  • sliderulex

    Since relatives of the missing passengers have been able to ring the cell phones of those on flight 370, this indicates that the cell phones are active. More importantly, it indicates that GPS can track the location of these cell phones! The fact that the Malaysian authorities are refusing to give the location of these cell phones, and hence the location of the plane, indicates they do NOT want us to know the location! That begs the question: Why don’t they want us to know the location???

    • Christopher Michael Vargo

      I thought the same thing but I tried it today from another cell phone and from a land line while my battery was out and the phone rang through for a while and then went to voice mail…..try it.

      • Hachachacha

        I thought it was common knowledge that you’re not necessarily reaching an existing phone when you call a cell phone. A lot of the time when you hear a ring it’s just reaching the network and the network is trying to locate the phone, but if it is unsuccessful it will stop ringing and perhaps go to voicemail. This happened on Sept. 11th too, but back then no one thought it meant anything. I think today people are more unaware of everyday things like this anymore. It happens to me all the time. I try to reach a friend and it rings and rings then goes to voicemail. Meanwhile they were sitting there with the phone on and never heard a ring. A glitch in the network or bad reception perhaps, but proof that you don’t necessarily reach your party even if you hear a ring.

        • grate

          hach please a phone thats off dont ring all we need to do at this point is keep praying that the plan is located and the people are safe .

      • sliderulex

        The issue here is that GPS can be used to track the location of any cell phone via satellite tracking. Now days, anyone who really wants to know your location can do via GPS. Since that is the case, and as long as one or more of the passenger’s cell phones was/is active, then using GPS is what you can use to find the cell phone’s location. There are apps that track and locate cell phones throughout the world. And that’s the commercial application. You can bet that governments have even more powerful tracking/location technologies. So, why won’t the authorities tell us where the plane is??

        • http://briiiiian.com Brian Lane Winfield Moore

          This is not how GPS works.

          GPS is passive, in that it can be used by a device to figure out where it is, but it can’t be used by a device to figure out where another device is.

          Think of it this way: GPS is like a map. You can read it to find out where you are, but you cannot use it to pinpoint someone’s location if they haven’t told you where you are.

          • haley

            I dont get it ? Then how can you find your phone and track your phone if you loose it ? Wouldnt we be able to do that to their phones as well..

          • http://briiiiian.com Brian Lane Winfield Moore

            Fair question, but no, not if their phones are out of reception.

            First, the commenter above assumes that their phones are on and active because their friends and family were able to ring the phones. This is untrue—phones that are off or out of reception typically ring as normal.

            So, we’ll assume that their phones are at least out of their normal reception.

            The way that lost-my-phone services (like Find My Phone on iPhone) work is by reaching the lost cell phone (it needs to be on and in reception) and asking for its location (that phone reaches GPS—like a map, as I said in the last comment).

            So, if their phone is out of reception, nobody will be able to track their location.

          • Illuminatus

            This basic information needs to be broadcast 24×7 in every language to the entire world for a year. In 2014 the number of people completely clueless as to how cell phones and GPS work is just mind boggling to me. I’ve been attempting to explain wherever I see this ignorance as well, but it’s like a tidal wave. And some folks truly think they’re right which makes it worse.

          • Rs

            I once used find my iPhone on a phone with a dead battery in a macys store by logging in through my husbands phone. It beeped until we found it and it was shown on a google earth type photo of the mall we were in.

          • Dee

            You can call your phone and hear it ring….that’s if it’s on and with the volume up……if not your flipping couches upside down and getting ticked to find the damn thing….it’s always in the last place you look though……..

          • Dee

            GPS on a phone is more so for mapping your trip to a certain location whether it’s close or far…..and instructing you along the way…I agree it would be nice to find the passengers via phone but think too of people’s rights and privacy…my God how would Davie cheat on Dee then?

          • Ding Bat

            Triangulation

          • Dee

            Phone carriers track your location….right?…like detectives on 48 hours get in touch with Verizon per say to see where the person’s phone was on a particular day….

    • bug

      Maybe they dont want us to know the location because they found out it really was a terrorist hijacking and maybe the passangers are being held prisoners for some reason, maybe they want somerhing? I dont know but its a possibility. .

      • James Mc Cormack

        if it was hijacked on a plane that big,why didn’t anyone get off a call when it was being taken over,like
        what happened during 9-11,unless all phones were confiscated but thats alot of passengers to take phones away from,unless they had quite a few to handle taking them away quickly! !!! now where did it crash if it did and where is debris field? …..or where could it have landed? probably not diego garcia !

        • Jude

          That what the purpose of the rapid descent – so that the passengers would lose consciousness. Even mainstream media is reporting that.

    • jesse

      something doesn’t add up. Either the plane disintegrated instantaneously giving no one a chance to do anything or everybody on board somehow became unconscious while the plane continued flying on autopilot. but both scenarios can’t explain lack of debris sighting and total shutdown of signal transmission. To me it seems this was deliberate by either the pilots who were trying some kind of stunt or somebody on that plane or indeed remotely was carrying out some kind of experimentation which is still ongoing.

  • Kitty

    From the very begining when the missing plane was announced, a source claimed that the plane had landed at Naning. But, later was denied by Naning Airport in China. Yesterday, US claimed that the plane may flown for hours after disappeared from radar and initially Malaysia military clamed the plane may turn back to west, could it possible the plane really landed at Naning? If you search in google map, there are two Naning which located in south Kalimantan and Philippine.

  • JB

    What if the plane was hijacked, and the hijackers had gas masks and gassed everyone else on the plane? This would account for no one making a call or text since. The plane could have landed somewhere else and the terrorists could have collected all the electronics and destroyed them/turned them off. This could account for some people reporting the phones “ringing” for a couple days before that no longer continue happening. Of course, odds are here that the plane has simply crashed and that eventually they’ll find evidence of this. But if this plane DID land somewhere, it could have made it as far as Pakistan…

    • Dee

      DR SHELDON COOPER WOULD KNOW

  • Camilla_Sunshine

    A forensic study of the Pilots in Home Flight Simulator (drives) may yield some clues.
    Given the plethora of unknowns circulating – hope that this activity is performed with separate and different interests present to prevent ; – in the most polite way – mildly put, accidental input and or the need to further retract information after it has already been broadcast.

    For the families and loved ones of the people aboard Flight MH370, the not knowing, the inferences of the search and rescue/recovery being quite contradictory (from the get go) along with viewing an online interactive equivalent of the board game “clue” all of this has got to be really horrible.

    Meanwhile, totally unrelated world events continue to take place; however, all eyes are focused on trying to find this plane which they do need to find..

  • bug

    This is like an episode of Lost. Alot of questions, no answers..

  • K C

    Pazstor is NOT making his claim that the plane could have possibly flown another four or five hours based on information transmitted from flight 370′s Rolls Royce engines. He bases his claim on “pings” transmitted to satellites. His claim needs to be categorized as mere speculation instead of well founded assertion, especially considering that the “pings” contained no information regarding status, location, or even TYPE of craft!

  • Perry

    this is only scenario at makes sense right now: The pilot planned this – suicide.

    Many suicidal people take pains to not be discovered due to vanity/ shame.

    he likely put some ambien in copilot’s drink, told him to nap once at cruising. Then turned off communication systems, turned around towards much deeper waters where plane wouldn’t be easily found. Passengers and crew would not know anything was amiss – it was a long red eye flight.

    Flew for approximately the length of trip to Beijing, then went down into deep sea.

    • Bongoro

      This is definitely plausible.

    • leafybarb

      Not likely that the captain would have drugged the newbie 27 year old copilot. The captain would have taken his break first, being more senior. The 1st officer may have not been able to resist the temptation to fiddle with the controls with the captain napping. CNN reported that the first officer had completed his 777 simulator training and “was transitioning” to the 777. How many men would have taken the plane out of autopilot during the captain’s nap in the dark cockpit to handle the plane himself for the first time? LOTS. I bet he touched the controls but didn’t turn on the cockpit lights. Would have made the captain angry during his break. Maybe the transponder was accidentally turned off by the first officer. The airline may be culpable. Should have been a daytime flight with a check pilot on to supervise the 1st officer! Maybe the first officer, being the most junior 777 pilot, was called out on standby on that Friday night. Human beings being flawed, and boys being boys with their toys, makes sense to me.

      • Dee

        At 36,000 feet no need for fiddling as you say….they would be on auto pilot

    • Dee

      Malaysia Air has money problems too

  • imthinking

    saudi arabia. lean fuel. glide time.

  • hypersparc

    With all these spy satellites and early warning radar systems it’s hard to believe the plan could just disappear. The US military probably knows what happened to the plane and will act like they discovered it by dumb luck. You don’t send a warship to a particular area unless you have a pretty decent. Boeing says that engines have transponders which were active 4 hours after the missing plane went missing.

  • MKV

    This report is just unfair to the family members and the search and rescue effort being taken. Too many theories and giving false hope to family members should be avoided and journalist should be responsible not to come up with such stories.

    • Dee

      RATINGS MY FRIEND….THIS IS REAL IN JOURNALISM…THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT A THOUSAND FRIENDS AND FAMILIES …..THAT’S PEANUTS…..THEY HAVE RATINGS OR A JOB AT MCDS WAITING……COMMERCIALS ARE AIMING AT THE JONES PERFECT FAMILY OF FOUR ALL THE TIME….EXCLUDING THE REAL WORLD AND HURTING PEOPLE….THE WORLDS ABOUT MONEY….$$$$$ !

  • Mel

    If it did land, what would they do with the 200+ bodies? Check the black market for organs.

  • CS

    Boeing -having successfully sold several of these wide bodied jets worldwide does not seem give out any official statements – They are the OEM and they should be legally bound to give out the actual technical situation instead of leaving it conveniently to speculations. ( Though Malaysia says a Boeing team is working !)

  • Subbu

    It would be somewhere in some country. Instead of searching in ocean, they can also try to search in all old and new airports of all country. There is some tricky in this missing MH370. We cannot even trust any neighbour country.

  • Kitty

    I believe the plane is hijacked. Before turn off the communication systems, the hijacker had make known to Malaysia. Then the plane headed to the destination which the hijacker has planned but somehow the pilots find chance to fight back the hijacker which lead the plane crashed. At the same time, Malaysia was waiting the hijacker to call back for negotiation. This is why Malaysia only announced the plane missing after 4 hours. Malaysia really has no idea where the plane heading to.

    • Manic Progressive

      I would think had the plane been hijacked by an organized group the leaders would have come forward with news releases. Terrorist acts are as much acts of terror as they are political moves; they would want the world to know.

  • julesinbama

    @Dimple agreed, Pakistan is inside the realm of possibility. US is silent because we are scrambling understanding that we are still incredibly vulnerable. What is the likely hood that this plane has been painted, cargo loaded & refueled & already made its way to the US? US is the ultimate target…

  • Kitty

    I doubt US is the target, could be China is the ultimate target as there are 154 Chinese passengers. Apparently Interpol suspect there are at four fake passports but later drop to two only. I think they covered the actual inside story. In the manifest, there is one Ukrainian and one Russian on board. Something fishing……

  • Cj

    I find the Paul Weeks passenger’s last days and last conversations with his wife and mom very suspect. Plus the family was desperate for money. He actually gave his mom the best hint when he told her before he left, ” it’s very unlikely a plane is just going to fall out of the sky” which is exactly what appeared ( or was staged) to have happened. But he already told his mother indirectly to not worry, things want be as bad as they seem. But he knew he would be taking part in a very high risk job and that it very well may not go as planned so he was loving on them and savoring each moment in photos with his family just before he left. He is also very highly skilled in mechanical engineering and military trained etc… The biggest asset to gain was the brilliant knowledge and work of Freescale Semiconductors top brilliant minds that just recently announced their new advances with military defense systems and electronic warfare applications and systems. The plane itself was a secondary asset or just a means to get all those brilliant minds. Then the wife talks about how hard he’s been preparing for his new job etc… I bet he has been practicing, and studying, and probably acting the scenario over n over of taking over the plane. And no tellings who all else was involved but I bet he was the main hand. It’s just too coincidental that the one plane that would disappear or crash had 20 of Freescale Semiconductor Company’s employees and some who even actually owned patents on their top secret warfare technology. If I’m wrong her husband must just be very clairvoyant. He may actually be a sweet man that was just an innocent bystander but he absolutely in hind sight was somewhat psychic but I guess just didnt trust his own intuition or was just so desperate to go make some money he ignored his own thoughts as just normal worry whatever that is lol. But whoever knows what those 20 Freescale workers know as even in missle guidance systems to military radio frequencies, they can dominate….the chances of this occurring with people like this on board is just so unbelievable…for the most part, the passengers may not have ever suspected anything bc they was already prepared for a long flight n it was early early morning I’m sure most woulda just slept until they landed. I hope the next time I’m flying its with just regular people and not anyone carrying top secret knowledge or capabilities lol less likely my flight would be a target lol. To bad we don’t get to see beforehand who all is on our flights because I’m telling you, these days I will change my flight if I knew I was flying with another passenger(s) that are a potential international targets lol

  • Cj

    If it is a hostage situation especially concerning national security information involving guided missiles up to even the Haarp and Freescale Semiconductors is also involved in everything else including stealth jets to military radio frequencies and weapons. This most definately would be a delicate situation and would have to be handled very carefully publicly. I also fill if they was to be ransomed for some type of warfare or weapon capabilities we have, it would be best to let them die and protect national security. However, I think with those 20 Freescale workers they could gain endless knowledge and abilities. So they would want to keep them, they are a bigger longterm asset than that freaking airplane itself. Kinda like when iron man was captured and forced to work in that cave in the movie on rebuilding another long range guided missile but he instead built ironman. No joke tho. Those 20 passengers alone can do that, that’s their field of expertise. Military warfare systems from weapons, radios, to guided missiles. This situation does need to be handled very carefully and somewhat very secretly. And honestly from now on, workers involved in anything to do with the military shouldn’t be just flying around like regular civilians and endangering the rest of us. They need their own Air Force one or something.

  • Cj

    If it is a hostage situation especially concerning national security information involving guided missiles up to even the Haarp and Freescale Semiconductors is also involved in everything else including stealth jets to military radio frequencies and weapons. This most definately would be a delicate situation and would have to be handled very carefully publicly. I also fill if they was to be ransomed for some type of warfare or weapon capabilities we have, it would be best to let them die and protect national security. However, I think with those 20 Freescale workers they could gain endless knowledge and abilities. So they would want to keep them, they are a bigger longterm asset than that freaking airplane itself. Kinda like when iron man was captured and forced to work in that cave in the movie on rebuilding another long range guided missile but he instead built ironman. No joke tho. Those 20 passengers alone can do that, that’s their field of expertise. Military warfare systems from weapons, radios, to guided missiles. This situation does need to be handled very carefully and somewhat very secretly. And honestly from now on, workers involved in anything to do with the military shouldn’t be just flying around like regular civilians and endangering the rest of us. They need their own Air Force one or something. I guess this is what happens when private industry works so tight with the military. It’s best they just join the military themselves.

  • Ben T

    Try Haninan island, the paracel islands and the South China Sea inbetween.

  • DixieRose

    what if they went thru a time rip and the langoliers got them?

  • DixieRose

    All joking aside though, I smell a rat! Some government probably knows whats going on, and can’t tell the public because demands are probably being set against them to release the passengers. I believe it is a hostage situation, and if any information is released to the public, it might cause the passengers to be killed…I don’t know, maybe I’ve seen too many movies, or studied on too many conspiracy theories…

    • DixieRose

      and, from my understanding, the only way a jetliner can be hijacked is from the inside…911 for example…that was an inside job!

    • DixieRose

      and, tell me, when was the last time you saw the sand man looking like an Australian?

    • Dee

      We are in the dark as we aren’t being told everything…liability…….old…maybe they don’t want thousands of reporters going there….ideas are interesting…I’m all about learning non fiction whether it’s a movie,book,tv show,or flight 370.I’ve learned I like a good mystery this past week.The suspense and having to be patient,Curiosity seeking the truth with a “today’s age mentality of terror”.All of the above mixed with emotions of empathy,realism,and what our days here on earth are inflicted with.We think of our loved ones as we watch raw emotions purge from the beloved souls who are stricken in disbelief of their loved ones.We cry in our hearts and care deeply about flight 370,America cares.Please bless all the hurting people I say to God,and help us rest our mind as to what happened to them…………

  • Shaking head

    Wow. You are all crazy. Not to mention crazy stupid .

    • Dee

      Your reading it. Shaking head…..I’ll be shaking foot….what tribe ya in?

  • Wuppertal

    Something I don’t get. The WSJ article says the plane pinged its “location, speed, and altitude” every hour for 5 hours after the transponder went off. So, where was the last ping, and why won’t anyone say? Also, if the plane flew for 5 hours more, it would have gone well past the Andaman Islands, unless it flew in circles. The article didn’t address any of these central, burning questions.

    • Manic Progressive

      If the plane descended to a low block of altitude, which would back up the fact that it went off radar, it could have been flying as slow as 170 knots. The 777 has a maximum speed of 250 knots under 10,000 feet. So given a low altitude at say 200 knots, for 4 hours, would give a distance of 800 nautical miles. This doesn’t take into account any turns which would reduce the distance as well.

    • jdk47

      Most likely wasn’t actual data being transmitted. Rather the RF transmitter sending out “ranging” signals looking for a satellite, much like your cell phone looks for cell towers to tell you whether you have a signal or not, but not actually making a phone call.

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  • Ryan

    I got thoughts.. I agree with dimple… planes in this circumstance don’t just disappear with all the technology etc.. Im not too much of a conspiracy theorist, but I think a few on board, including possibly the pilots orchestrated this.. they used some sort of chemical to knock out passengers explaining why phones were still ringing….landed the plane in hopes of using it for another 911 like attack whether it be in America(less likely) or abroad

  • Jessica

    The “Paul Week” you refer to…his last name is actually Wooding.

    • Jessica

      Just kidding. It was actually Phillip Wood. Its been a long week. But I thought that two of the 3 American passengers were children? How can Paul and Philip be Americans on the plane? 2+2=4 lol

  • richard coughlan

    I believe the two iranians on false passports hijacked the plane, turned off all tracking devices and flew low altitude to a remote part or pakistan/iran/afganistan area and landed the plane there. I believe they intend to use the plane as a weapon in the future. The plane had enough fuel to get to iran once you factor in the extra fuel the plane carrys to ensure they have 10% more than requred to reach the intended airport (Bejiing).

  • Dassom

    The missing plane flew to Diego Garcia. Rebranded/painted. Loaded with WMD. It will be flown to Israel for re-fuel….then on to final destination. Where? I would guess US or European target.

  • Kitty

    Whatever it is, the passengers in the plane are the victims and pittyful to the heart breaking families. I am praying everyday that miracle could happen as those passengers are safely home.
    No terrorist, no war, no disaster…….world in peace and everyone of you live happily every second, minute and hour!

  • matay

    Why isn’t anyone looking into the passenger Paul Weeks, former military man from New Zealand, who gave his ring and watch to his wife saying give these to our kids should something happen to me. Hmmm, did he know something was up?? I feel like they should be focusing on all the passengers of the plane.

  • Jude

    The airplane landed at Diego Garcia, the American military base in the Indian Ocean.

  • Dan Keown

    Yep, it’s in Diego Garcia… Or dumped in the ocean nearby. The question is why???

    • Idiot

      Maybe this could sound silly…….US hijacked the plane due most passengers are Chinese and knowing Malaysia’s poor security system. Since day one the plane missing, US is quiet in the searching. And, after few days the plane missing US President called China Premier to talk about the Ukraine crisis and asked China to stand up to support US and EU to against the Russia intervention but China had no comment on this issue. So, this could be US plans to finally detect the missing plane possibly in Indian Ocean and to show China they are the hero…….then China is so grateful over US help and join them to against Russia. I personally find the above hypothesis is so stupid after I write it.

  • binip

    Lots of interesting questions here, but fascinatingly, I think the best answer comes from a lady who actually knows what she is talking in terms of how airplanes, in particular, the 777s, work:

    http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/03/12/mystery-malaysia-plane

    “In particular, it was cracking around the satellite antennas and the
    communications antennas on the plane. And if that that was the case –
    for example on this one, it had just been on maintenance 10 days ago,
    and they had said something very curious. They said they had – it had
    been in maintenance but they had more maintenance to do and it would go
    back in June. So I wonder what they did and get done.

    So if this plane had a problem and it had cracking or
    some sort of a rapid decompression and lost the ability to communicate
    to transponder, it would make perfect sense. What would a sensible pilot
    do? Well, you’d never go into another country’s airspace if you’d lost
    communications and had a rapid decompression. You’d turn around and try
    to get your plane back home.”

  • roy

    Could any of this be related to terrorist trial in NYC

  • http://www.cidpusa.org Dr Imran Khan

    Diego Garcia is where the plane most likely is

  • confucious

    If it landed safely my hunch i Myanamar Burma

  • Roland Riemers of ND

    FLIGHT 370 LANDED NEAR GALKAYO ? ? ?

    The below is a copy of my news release on Flight 370 which tells the most likely location of Flight 370. I don’t expect anyone to believe me, as this is not the bull crap our political leaders have been spoon feeding us. But, my conclusions are based on facts and logic and years of experience in aviation – in regards to location. But I admit I don’t have the faintest idea of the motive yet. So anyway, either believe me, or continuing supporting numerous ships and planes running about finding nothing, and which will continue to find nothing.

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    North Dakota Libertarian Roland Riemers is best known for his political activism and civil rights stands and is currently the a candidate for Secretary of State, but, he is also an active world traveler, private pilot, and a former search and rescue pilot. After watching rescue ships circling endlessly about the sea to no avail, Riemers finally decided to figure out what likely happened to Flight 370. Within 48 hours Riemers was announcing on his Facebook and Twritter page not only did Flight 370 definitely NOT CRASH, but that it had been commandeered by the co-pilot and flown and landed near the NE coast of Africa. It took Malaysian officials until this Sunday to admit the flight had indeed been hijacked, but they are still circling ships at sea looking for debris when they should be looking on land. Riemers has further refined his ideas and now concludes the aircraft likely landed in an area within 100 miles of the town of Galkayo in Somalia. He also predicts crew and passengers are alive and well, but are captive.

    Riemers picked the Galkayo area for a number of reasons, a few of which are: First, it is well within the range of the 777. Next, it is East of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia and a frequent non-stop destination of Malaysian Airlines so the pilot/commandeerer would likely be familiar with the area and have landing sites picked out in remote areas and arranged for confederates to meet him on the ground. Riemers suspects there are a number of abandoned airstrips or large flat fields in either Somalia or Eastern Ethiopia that Flight 370 could have easily landed at. If you continue Westerly from Flight 370′s last radar track, if flies right over Galkayo. Finally, recent satellite plots of likely last plane locations based on aircraft engine pings falls right on Galkayo. Alternative satellite locations would have Flight 370 either landing in mountains or ditching in the India ocean.

    Riemers also points out the light factor. You can not safely land an aircraft at night on a dark deserted airport or field. A highjacked plane would best be landed at morning daybreak. The Galkayo area would be right on the money for this necessary requirement as well. Riemers@wiktel.com

  • G W C

    Has anyone discussed the possibility that the plane never came back to ground but instead kept climbing, to the point it left earth’s atmosphere? I know that a space shuttle has insane amounts of thrust/force/speed to get off the ground and into space, but could a plane, already traveling at 40,000 feet doing 500+mph pull the nose up and just keep going? What if that plane was so f***ing high that it just left the gravitational pull of the earth???!?

  • stephendavion

    all are rumors … no one knows the conclusion or have any solution to find …. I read that they used terrain masking technology to escape from radars …. and here another story … how many do we have listen before we finally find that god damn plain?????

  • rightywhitey

    Are the people more probably already dead or being kept as hostages?
    This will tell you what is probably going on more with this situation than conjecture about the aircraft alone.
    Would they keep hostages this long, having to provide food and water?
    Would they be more likely to have already made demands for money or political placation?
    Would they more likely have shot them all? And kept the plane to start their new airlines, manned by suicidal muzzie stewardesses?
    Or is it more likely a petty, pouty, angry reaction by a pilot who had the opportunity to make somebody pay for his friend being arrested?

    Finally my go-to solution about all things muzzie, WHAT ARE THE ISRAELIS SAYING?
    :-)

    I’ll go with that.

  • Roland Riemers of ND

    This is the worst bunch of government bungling and incompetent (for the most part) reporting I have ever seen in my life. Most likely fact: plane commandeered by one or both pilots. Most likely fact: plane flew west, and probably had a destination other then deep six. Most likely fact: no ELTs or other indications that plane has crashed, either in ocean or on land. Most likely conclusion: plane has landed, probably in NE Africa, and most probably central Somalia or eastern Ethiopia. The LEAST LIKELY conclusions: would be plane kidnapped by aliens, &/or plane crashed into southern Indian Ocean. In any case, chance of finding wreckage in southern Indian Ocean about nill, but it may be possible to find plane and passengers alive in NE Africa. Gee, where should we search????? Roland Riemers of ND

    • Kitty

      I am still believe the plane is hijacked and all passengers are safe. But, the question here is why the hijackers yet to ‘show up’ to demand ransom from the country? I am wondering with the high and advance technology nowadays still unable to trace the plane, kind a shameful…….

  • Dean

    I am sure the plane was hijacked and landed in a country with controversial political issues

  • Dean

    May be in Pakistan or china?

  • Lorraine

    Before “conceding” that the plane will never be found, we need to identify ALL potential Islamic sympathizing nations and put EXTREME economic pressure on the leaders until SOMEONE tells us where that plane is!! TWO WEEKS and NOTHING floated to the surface? Malaysia is LYING and ISLAMIC TERRORISTS may very well be responsible!!

  • jacob lynn

    the missing plane is at 62 degees north latitude and 100 degres east latitude

  • Joe Silver

    The most hilarious and strange account about MA370 was posted by that old bloodsucker Rupert Murdoch on his Twitter account, further proof that this petrified fossil is not in charge of his grey matter any more. No wonder Tony Blair F^%$ his wife Wendy Bang, someone had to.

  • RobertSnodgrass

    There is no wreckage, no bodies, as I expected by now they would probably fake, maybe yet to come, and no real good explanation that makes any sense out of the known circumstances of the disappearance of this plane. I am very surprised at the ridiculous theories and senseless explanations that people come up with and fail to see the most obvious simple explanation accounting for all the known circumstances. First-off he truth is that even with todays publicly known technology, not to mention secret military technology and surveillance, something like this could only be an inside job. The reason for the pilots eerie calmness as he said goodnight, his last known audible words, is easily explained by the fact that he had no idea what was about to happen, as just after saying goodnight the transponders, all communications, and any other precautions that would have been in place, along with complete control of the plane were all remotely cut-off and taken over, this is why we could not hear his distress calls or attempted communications as the plane then rapidly ascended, as was originally confirmed, and then was remotely depressurized quickly killing everyone on board before descending and being remotely guided drone style in to wherever it is now, likely in preparation for step #2, something we have known for a long time is our greatest danger for which we are all currently sitting ducks, a sneak nuclear attack on the United States by commercial airliner. A much greater threat than even the best intercontinental missile ever made, as especially in the hands of such a criminally genius, meticulous, technologically advanced organization able to pull-off what they have already done, it can reach anywhere in the world, fly straight through missile defense systems without appearing as anything unusual, and deliver any desired payload or weapon of mass destruction with pinpoint accuracy to any target without us even knowing what’s coming until it’s too late. Almost, if not all of the media is either owned by, or sponsored by corporations owned by the most evil elitists and institutions in the world who would like us think of something else, and be ignorant to the true magnitude of the danger that we are in the midst of, and who surely would not hesitate to attack our own people in order to quell the building uprising and anger over what our corporate controlled government is doing to us, and as an excuse to launch a devastating war which would generate massive revenue for the multi-billion, if not trillion, dollar weapons industry, and more specifically the relentlessly greedy evil institutions who have more control, if not nearly complete control, power, and proportionately much more money than ever today who own our politicians, control our government, and just as they have been shown throughout the history of war to do, would as always, benefit hugely from it

  • Cj

    They probably unloaded Freescale engineers days ago n just now within the past three days ditched the plane in the washing machine ocean. It’s the perfect spot to permanently dispose of anything. Everything is too well thought out, too purposeful, not anything emotional or suicidal. Government, USA controls news release to limit knowledge of vulnerabilities etc… Partial truths. Hell they may have even planted debris in ocean.

  • frajalistic

    This reminds me of the series “Lost”. I wonder if they have landed somewhere and just can’t make contact?

  • Toodumtu

    I think someone knows what happened to and where this plane is. I don’t think it crashed in the ocean or on dry land. I think it is intact and the people are all dead.

  • john

    missing malaysian plane could have landed in jaffna northern sri lanka tiger tiger

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    Sorry dont do Facebook. I’m a private person.

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  • Robert Clark

    The senior captain highjacked this plane and landed it in Iran! Chabahar is military storage in Iran and could handle a plane this size! Iran wants to start WW3 and use a plane as a weapon of mass destruction against Israel!

  • Robert Clark

    The plane was already spotted NW of Chennai India at 9:30am that same morning! It flew low enough to avoid military radar! Konarak Int Air in Chabahar Iran could handle this plane! The Iranian government was most likely involved in this plane missing! Are they helping in the search for it? No!

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