BUZZARDS BAY, MA — On March 18, Global Post reported that Malaysian authorities have not handled the investigation of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 well, and contacted Avascent’s Jay Carmel and Joshua Pavluk with some crucial question surrounding the disappearance of the aircraft.
There has been a lot of frustration with (the Malaysians’) inability to process information, and it is feeding conspiracy theories and complicating international coordination” –Jay Carmel
Carmel commented that it would have taken a flight expert with knowledge of both air traffic protocols and flight technology, to wait for the exact point when the plane passed from Malaysian to Vietnamese air traffic control—the transponder was turned off at that exact moment. In his opinion, the disappearance of the flight was very well planned.
Military radar could have picked up a signal, but releasing that information would also expose sensitive data about military capabilities and the location of radar installations.” –Joshua Pavluk
Pavluk explained the primary and secondary radar systems that would have been able to track the plane should the transponder have remained in operation, as well as the limits of radar technology overall. He noted that once the plane reached the Indian Ocean, there was likely no available radar signal to record its location.
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