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Call traced to co-pilot´s phone
New Straits Times [Malaysia], by Farrah Naz Karim *

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Posted By:earlybird, 4/13/2014 6:20:17 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: A CREW member of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 made a desperate call from his mobile phone as the plane was flying low near Penang, the morning it went missing. The latest breakthrough in the ongoing criminal investigation traced the source of the call to co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid´s phone. (Snip) They are investigating the case under Section 130C of the Penal Code, which deals with hijacking, terrorism and sabotage offences, as well as the Security Offences (Special Measures) and Aviation Offences Acts. On why these findings were not made known, the sources said, like criminal investigations by any police

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* with Tasnim Lokman.

Over a week ago John Bolton said that if terrorism was being investigated, revealing details of the progress of the investigation would harm that investigation.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 4/13/2014 8:52:37 AM     (No. 9809004)

Again I ask, the billions spent on the NSA, and we have yet to see anything useful.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muguy, 4/13/2014 8:56:46 AM     (No. 9809008)

Is there some way that other persons on the plane had made calls a la Todd Beamer?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: anonymous, 4/13/2014 8:58:59 AM     (No. 9809013)

I wonder if the co-pilot was making a call to alert the authorities that the other pilot had locked him out of the cockpit and was now taking the plane out of its designated route. In any case, I wonder how the authorities know that it was a "desperate" call. Do they have a transcript?

There are so many unanswered questions from this whole thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/13/2014 9:04:50 AM     (No. 9809015)

WHO was at the other end of that call?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/13/2014 9:12:08 AM     (No. 9809023)

Plane was ´moving too fast´ for call to go through ?

Plane speed = 500 mph +-

Radio wave speed = 186,000 miles per second

Plane speed makes no difference.

Another poorly thought out lie.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: F16 guy, 4/13/2014 9:23:36 AM     (No. 9809032)

#5

"too fast" could be in reference to the cell towers being unable to hold on to a cell signal long enough before going out of range.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: controlfreak, 4/13/2014 9:59:46 AM     (No. 9809075)

On another article posted yesterday on this same topic, a commenter posed this question--with all the people on board, why was this the only call attempted? I wonder, also.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 4/13/2014 10:05:50 AM     (No. 9809082)

It was the middle of the night and dark outside over the Indian Ocean, so any passengers that were awake wouldn´t be able to see what the altitude of the plane was. They might not even have been aware there was a problem, hence no cell calls attempted by the passengers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 4/13/2014 10:45:38 AM     (No. 9809131)

read the article - it states member of crew called the copilot...... Previous reports had not found the other ´end´ of the call, But brilliantly, (sarc) after only about 10 days, they realized between outbound and inbound they had s match... Call length was too short previous reports had said

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/13/2014 12:21:06 PM     (No. 9809234)

Crew call after how long after the AC left it´s assigned flight path? It tell the location of the call, but nothing about the time hack of the call, although, near the end of the article, it gives quite specific time hacks of not only the co-pilot but also one of a stewardess phone call before the flight took off.

One has to wonder why that is the case.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56, 4/13/2014 1:19:12 PM     (No. 9809283)

One question I´ve had since the start I´ve never heard asked or answered (and CNN, except to cover Obama´s speeches, has covered it 24/7) is why would a modern aircraft EVER need to turn off its transponder?

On 911, the Islamist hijackers turned off transponders ... looks like it happened here. Why are aircraft designed to allow a transponder to be disabled?

Maybe there´s a perfectly reasonable explanation, but to this lay person, I haven´t heard one.

From this, I see some significant changes in black box technology (longer battery life, perhaps a transponder of its own).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/13/2014 3:56:38 PM     (No. 9809403)

All sorts of questions we would like answered.

We can´t know if the writing is poor or the reporter is withholding or couldn´t learn more.

Anyway, good comments here. Cell phones have limits in this world, maybe they always work in heaven. Passengers and attendants may have been unaware for a long time, etc.

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