March 12th, 2014
09:52 PM ET

What happened in the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Chinese satellites have identified a possible debris field for Malaysia airlines flight 370.

The images were taken on Sunday morning, a day after the passenger jet disappeared, and, show what may be three large pieces of the missing Boeing 777 in the water.

Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area'

The coordinates of the satellite photos are right in line with the jet's original flight path and close to the location where investigators say the plane's transponder stopped transmitting data.

Investigators are scrambling tonight to analyze the photos and determine if this is indeed the crash site.

OutFront: Airline pilots Rob Mark and Anthony Roman.

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  1. John Lorentz, Ph.D.


    It would not take a pilot to pull circuit breakers on data recorders. Any avionics technician or aircraft mechanic could find and pull those breakers. They would need access to breakers unless they cut wires.

    Low level expertise required.

    March 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  2. LA

    Could plane have been hi-jacked and landed in Russia to use to their advantage against other countries(USA)(China) in case they decide to take Crimea

    March 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  3. PanamaVail

    Tranponder tured off..April 8, 1997 – The Air Force downplays chance that pilot stole jet
    CNN reported today that the Air Force was combing the Colorado Rockies for the missing A-10attack plane and officials are downplaying the idea that the pilot, Capt. Craig Button, or someone else may have stolen the A-10 to get the four 500-pound MK-82 bombs on board.“Anything you can think of has probably been looked at. But the evidence so far doesn't indicateany of these wild hypotheses, like he was trying to steal it, or he went off to Telluride to goskiing.” said Staff Sgt. Rian Clawson, a spokesman at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base inTucson, where Button's flight originated.Air Force officials say they are investigating Button's background. The two other pilots inButton’s formation noticed Button's plane had left the formation, but they were unable toestablish radio contact with him. The search shifted to the Colorado Rockies, because radar lasttracked the plane to a rugged area near the town of Edwards with 12,000-foot mountain peaks.Some witnesses reported seeing a low flying plane, but there was no source for this information.Button could have ejected from the aircraft but this would have automatically triggered ahoming beacon, and no beacon has been detected. The A-10 has a tracking device, but it was notturned on because the plane was flying in formation with two other aircraft, which was a normal procedure in formation flying. A U-2 spy plane sent up to search for Button's plane could notfind it. If the A-10 did crash, recent snows may have buried the wreckage

    March 13, 2014 at 7:16 pm | Reply

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