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Malaysia Airliner Communications Shut Down Separately; Deliberate Act

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Two U.S. officials tell ABC News the U.S. believes that the shutdown of two communication systems happened separately on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. One source said this indicates the plane did not come out of the sky because of a catastrophic failure.The data reporting system, they believe, was shut down at 1:07 a.m. The transponder -- which transmits location and altitude -- shut down at 1:21 a.m. This indicates it may well have been a deliberate act. (abcnews.go.com) さらに...

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lsharpe69
Surprised this squawk hasn't generated more interest among subscribers. This 'headline' seems to be the most significant indicator to date as to what happened to this flight, yet no one has an opinion? It's as if ACARS, voice comm, and transponder has been disabled here! Eerily similar to events aboard MH370. Oddly a normally chatter filled 121.500MHz is silent.
PhotoFinish
There ard several new squawks in day since that have the same theme. But this squawk was from the time of the initial leaks concerning the plane following the established waypoints being followed by military radar.
lsharpe69
What has become painfully clear is there is now a need to implement cockpit security in ways never imagined. As 9-11 proved, it only takes a klutz (politely) with basic knowledge to fly a modern airliner. I don't even fly, but I know if I don't want to be tracked or recorded, I simply disable squawk, stay off radio, pull breakers on CVR/FDR, and disable other data link devices. Hijacking or pilot suicide is not beyond realm in this incident. It may add expense, but I believe it is now necessary to add multiple layers of security to vital aircraft control and communications elements. Not sure the answer, but I do know no single person can launch an ICBM and thankfully no one ever has. Perhaps each flight needs to be assigned an encryption key (Kit 1-alpha?), with each member of flight crew with their own assigned private key/password, such that any abnormal deviation of flight plan or communications would require entry of individual private keys from all flight crew members. I offer no solutions. This is simply a thought provoking comment and intended to engage those far more knowledgeable than I in finding a solution to an apparently growing problem affecting world air travel. I will say with certainty that 'something' needs to be done and soon.

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