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    Posted March 18, 2014 by
    Newmarket, Ontario
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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    MH370 Affected by Time Zone Change

    Using my FlightAware app, I was able to look at the track log of missing flight MH370. The ADS-B (Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) stops at 1:02 a.m.. (around the time the flight disappears from radar). This is 19 minutes from its first reported position just after take-off.

    MH370 is a route, not a plane. Looking at other MH370 flights prior to and after the missing flight, they all stop reporting their location after 19 minutes (give or take 2 minutes) and then continue to report about 2 and half hours later.

    Coincidently, where the plane disappeared is over a time zone. Malaysia is UTC +8 and Vietnam is UTC +7.

    Could this time zone change have possibly confused the navigation system on the missing MH370 plane? Did it somehow pick up programmed headings from a previous but different flight/route that the plane was used for earlier?
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