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March 14th, 2014
08:31 PM ET

Report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 made significant changes in altitude

A U.S. official tells CNN that radar showed erratic movements by a plane that the U.S. believes is flight 370 in the early morning hours when it disappeared.

The New York Times is also reporting that the missing airliner experienced significant changes in altitude after it lost contact with ground control.

CNN Exclusive: Analysis shows two possible Indian Ocean paths for airliner

Military radar signals appear to show the plane climbing to 45,000 feet just after it made a sharp turn to the west and disappeared.

That's above the approved altitude limit.

CNN's Martin Savidge is OutFront in a 777 simulator.

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  1. j.white

    CNN intentionally cut out Dr. Sanjay Gupta on medical marijuana . Only to say the same thing over & over about no progress on flight 370 ,the program should only be interrupted when there is new developments not the same ones repeatedly . Please we are all saddened on whats happened .

    March 16, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Reply
  2. Robert Heyer

    at the begining my first thoughts have been that the plane was to be used as an elaborart plot to deliver a weapon then two iranians boardered the plane with stolen passports then the piolets have a flight simulator seems that theire own home training would aid there training might be used to hijack the plane there movements might be used to eliminate passengers now the plane can fly to an isolated landing strip that has been set up over time to aid in the weaponizing of the plane maybe a dirty bomb from a country like iran who might have low grade material from their enrichment or even nerve gass from syria any deadly material which would make the plane a weapon of mass destruction this plot could of been in planning for many years if the plane were to be used in this way it seems that it might be imposible to defend against as the whole incident was very stealthy or maybe the cargo which has been reported to be lithium batteries had an .electrical runaway which created an electrical melt down emp which shorted the electrical system i would like to know if true how many batteries where in the cargo hold as the dream liner has had problems with lithium batteries discharging at a rapid rate but this is all conjector only adding my own theory and watching to much live cnn

    March 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  3. Jim Brundage

    Outfrount is normally my favorite news show. It normally presents a half dozen of the top news stories of the day.

    However, on occasion, it focuses on one breaking story – at the expense of other news.Like the current Malaysian flight story, there are few real, facts and endless speculation. Yes, please present the objective facts and then PLEASE move on to the other news.

    Thank You,

    Jim Brundage
    Menomonee Falls, WI

    March 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Reply

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