Missing jet may have flown on for four hours: report

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:27 am

The Malaysian jet that mysteriously went missing on Saturday may have flown for four hours after it reached its last confirmed location, a report said.

US investigators said that data from the Boeing 777 showed that the plane continued to fly after it vanished off the radar during a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur,according to The Wall Street Journal.

The discovery raised the possibility that a pilot or some rogue passenger could have turned off the jet’s transponders so it could not be detected by radar before being diverted to an unknown location, the paper said.

US counterterrorism officials said they have no specific evidence that points to a hijacking or terror-related incident, but they have not ruled it out.

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