- Posted March 18, 2014 by
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
MH370 Affected by Time Zone Change
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?