America’s biggest trading client, Communist China, also expressed irritation at the Malaysian government over the “confusion.” It is clear that such misdirection could not have been possible without the involvement of highly placed Malaysian officials.
Nevertheless, General Daud’s statement has altered the direction of the search, which now focuses on the Andaman Sea, instead of the Gulf of Thailand.
To quote another user of the forum Why has nobody confirmed/announced if there were any transmissions sent via SATCOM?
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Surely ACARS and engine telemetry data could shine a good dose of light on this incredibly sad fiasco.
Many aircraft today also have Panasonic Avionics high-bandwidth e Xconnect GCS (Global Communications Suite) to augment SATCOM.
Malaysia’s Air Force Chief General Rodzali Daud first raised the possibility that the plane had reversed course the very next day (9th March), and he was quoted by a Malay-language paper as saying the jet had been tracked hundreds of miles from its intended flight path, over the Strait of Malacca off western Malaysia, and up to 320 kilometres northwest of the Malaysian state of Penang, after which it either disappeared or Malaysian radar lost capability to track it.
It was clearly flying low, as if to avoid detection by radar.General Daud’s statement was clearly not expected, as all the concerned governments were vigorously pedalling the notion that the plane was lost in the Gulf of Thailand, and all search and rescue efforts got misdirected to the plane’s intended route.The Communist Vietnamese government even produced some eyewitnesses that testified seeing a plane flying low off their coast.To quote, Just to point out on some of the information provided by the Malaysian military last night around its last know position, more so around the fact the the aircraft descended to around 3000ft would this simply be to maintain Visual Flight Rules , cloud base in Kuala Lumpur usually sits between 3000ft and 10,000ft this would indicate the the person in command certainly had control of the Aircraft If the plane was headed towards Diego Garcia (which is under eight hours of flying time from Kuala Lumpur), it would have been captured on Indonesian radars as well, and it was likely to have crossed over Indonesia.But unlike Malaysia, Indonesia is a defacto Globalist client state, and would immediately cover up such information.There were repeated attempts to identify any piece of floating debris in the vicinity as that of Flight 370.