March 17th, 2014
11:19 PM ET

Hope and uncertainty for Flight 370 families

For the friends and family of the 239 people onboard Flight 370, it has been a week and a half without answers. Grief counselor Paul Yin is working with the families who are holding out hope while preparing for the worst.
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  1. dhizzkid

    Reblogged this on dhizzkid's Blog.

    March 19, 2014 at 6:56 am |
  2. meschli

    In the early morning hours, the number of people actually watching radar could be quite small. The timing of this event has taken much of the attention away from Russia and Crimea. The apparent sophistication of the disappearance implies considerable resources and planning. Has anyone asked the question "Could Russia have masterminded this event in order to distract the world from their invasion and takeover of Crimea?". If so, how many 4:00am radar operators would need to "fall asleep" in order for the flight to vanish? What countries would need to cooperate? ... Could it be done with the judicial application of funds? Sherlock Holmes said "It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." So the question is "If the disappearance of flight 370 was an intentional act designed to divert world attention, what is the most likely flight path that would require both the least amount of cooperation and lowest visibility of the plane? The best place to hide an aircraft is in a hangar. As an example, could a flight over Pakistan or India get the plane into Russian influenced air space? Once inside a country (India for example), is there enough uncontrolled air traffic to mask a plane with no transponder? In other words, if flight 370 made it into civil air space (inside a country) would it be noticed? What would be required to get one plane over the mainland. How many people would need to know at 4:00am? In the dark, would a 777 flying slow and low inside a country be noticed? True, it's a conspiracy theory with a low probability, but given world events and the existing data, why hasn't the question been asked?

    March 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm |
  3. jce2005

    I'd blame the manufacturer for the plane's disappearing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ever major truck company in the US can locate any of their trucks in real time on the Internet. Private people can buy for about $100 a little real time tracker so relatives can follow their vacation route...... But multi billion dollar airplane manufacturers cannot hide a little battery powered device the size of a cigarette box in every one of their planes, which would either detach on crash or if submerged in water ??????

    March 18, 2014 at 2:03 am |
  4. mikemarren

    There should be a thorough forensic check of the take off runway for animal remains such as a wild boar ect!  This could have been sucked into the right engine on take off which later on in flight caused a disintegration of the right engine causing a compleat short circuit of the electrical system and causing incapacitating smoke inhalation? 

    March 18, 2014 at 1:36 am |
  5. barrytm

    U.S. nuclear powered attack submarines have highly sophisticated sonar (active and passive) and are faster than surface ships. Is there a reason they are not being used in the search for the missing 777’s black box pings?

    March 17, 2014 at 11:31 pm |

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