Science & technology
Flight MH370 was "hijacked" - Malaysia
Publish Date: Mar 15, 2014
Flight MH370 was "hijacked" - Malaysia
This picture taken aboard a Vietnam Air Force Russian-made MI-17 helicopter. All searches have not yielded anything so far. PHOTO BY AFP
  • mail
  • img
newvision

KUALA LUMPUR - A missing Malaysian aircraft was flown for hours in a fashion "consistent with deliberate action" after dropping off primary radar, but hijacking could not be confirmed, the country's prime minister said Saturday. 

Final satellite communication with the Boeing 777 came more than six and a half hours after it vanished from civilian radar at 1:30am on March 8, Prime Minister Najib Razak told a nationally televised press conference.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (C) addresses the media alongside Malaysia's Minister of Defence and Acting Transport Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein (L) and Director General of Civil Aviation Department (DCA) Azharuddin Abdul Rahman (R) .   AFP PHOTO

The movement of the plane in the interim period, during which it changed direction and passed back over the Malaysian peninsula towards the Indian Ocean, was "consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane," Najib said.

He also said Malaysia was ending a search in the South China Sea for a vanished jetliner after investigations indicated the missing plane likely turned far to the west.

"We are ending our operation in the South China Sea and reassessing the deployment of our assets," Najib told reporters.

 

 

 

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Electronics giant Philips to split in historic move
PHILLIPS will split the 120-year-old Dutch giant in two, separating its healthcare-lifestyle division from the historic lighting business in a dramatic streamlining move...
Microsoft delays launch of Xbox in China
MICROSOFT, which was due to launch the Xbox One in China Tuesday, has said it will put back the "historic" event to later this year, slowing what was billed as the first game console...
NASA
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry...
Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media
More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, US media reported....
Internet moguls Musk, Bezos shake up US space race
The space race to end America''s reliance on Russia escalated this week with a multibillion-dollar NASA award for SpaceX''s Elon Musk and an unexpected joint venture for Blue Origin''s Jeff Bezos....
Number of websites explodes past a billion . . . and still counting
The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats....
Do you think installing CCTV cameras in public places will help in the fight against terrorism?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter