- Posted April 4, 2014 by
Lake Alfred, Florida
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
MH370 Spotted by Eyewitness
Here's an update from this reporter's CNN iReport from yesterday with the only eyewiness sightings of MH370. A map is included to show most likely route MH370 took to wind up at the sighting location of Kuda Huvadhoo Island (2-40'-15.71"N, 72-53'-35.87"E). The plane was witnessed as flying very low, very loud, traveling SE, being white with red stripes, and spotted on 3-8-14 at 6:15AM. Sounds like our elusive bird. Details were found on "themalaysianinsider" dot com if you would care to check my source.
In the search for possible landing strips, there were only two possibilities found. The Boeing 777 was estimated to be able to land with 3500 foot runway, but require 5000 foot runway to take off as she would brake at a faster rate than accelerate to lift off. One candidate is Male' International Airport (4-11"-19.19N, 73-31'-44.84"E) as shown on the map. The other candidate is Gan International Airport (0-41'-36.19"S, 73-09'-20.60"E). All three locations mentioned above are in the Maldives. The alternative would be to continue SE for which there would be no positive outcome. It was dark on the ground at 6:15AM local time when spotted, so could land and refuel under the cover of darkness. If plane was stolen and thieves had control of cabin, all window shades would have been down making MH370 appear to be a cargo aircraft. This could have made the land-refuel-takeoff appear unremarkable.
Both above airport's records for 3-8-14 should be checked plus possibility of non-official aircraft refueling sources checked out as well. The MH370 Captain had Male' International loaded into his at home flight simulator, but Gan International could have been as well. As surmized yesterday, both passengers and crew could well be alive plus Boeing 777 being readied for an unknown use. The Maldives sightings above have been grossly under reported but could be the key to solving the mystery of MH370's disappearance.