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    Re: Question for pilots.
    From: Brian Killian
    Date: 2014 Mar 16, 13:02 -0400
    To shed a little light, It's not that the Malaysian  are incompetent they just did not have radar coverage.  Believe it or not there are a lot if spots in the US, Caribbean, and the Virgin Islands that  there is no radar coverage, and below certain altitudes you lose radio communication all together. So if your flying low you could disappear and not be tracked especially in the mountainous terrain. The best way to find them is to assume they did fly low, they would of burned tons of fuel there range would of been cut in half. After that is figured out they will be somewhere in that range circle. 

    Captain Bee 

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    On Mar 16, 2014, at 11:56 AM, "Bruce J. Pennino" <bpennino.ce---.net> wrote:


    Hello:

    I've always imagined that if an airliner went drastically off course, or had a sudden change in altitude, someone would start asking questions?? Have other planes on the look-out? Send up a jet to investigate? Are the Malaysians that incompetent or asleep? Quick response only true in U.S., Europe, etc?

    Bruce

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