The crew switched of all radar and the means to track and find the plane, known as ACARS and the transponder, now we learn that a company in London who track planes has said they turned round and flew for five hours before disappearing.
The search for Flight 370, which vanished early March 8 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, has now been expanded deep into the northern and southern hemispheres. Australian vessels scoured the southern Indian Ocean and China offered 21 of its satellites to help Malaysia in the unprecedented hunt.
With no wreckage found in one of the most puzzling aviation mysteries of all time, relatives of those on the Boeing 777 have been left in an agonizing limbo. And they haven’t ruled out hijacking, sabotage, or pilot suicide, and they are checking on all passengers and crew as well. The search involves 26 countries and initially focused on seas on either side of Peninsular Malaysia, in the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca.
The search area is vast and growing day by day and will take a long time to search. The number of countries involved in the search for the plane has nearly doubled over the past two days to 26, after satellite and military radar data projected two large corridors the plane might have flown through.
Could it be on the ground somewhere, surely it would show up on the spy satellites. It has been claimed it could have landed at one of 634 runways spread across at least a dozen countries.
Researchers at WNYC searched for runways with a length of at least 0.95 miles (1.52km) within a radius of 2,530 miles (4,070km) from the aircraft’s last known position.
All the people can do is wait and see to learn the outcome of the plane.