In other words, this plane and these people (if still alive) could be anywhere. And if it landed in one of the many jihadist areas it passed over, then keeping it hidden would not be a problem.
Think Bin Laden in Pakistan. Years of hiding in plain sight.
“Mapped: The 634 runways where missing Malaysia Airlines plane could have landed,” The Mirror, March 16, 2014 (thanks to Van)
Potential hijackers had enough fuel to fly anywhere from Pakistan to Western Australia
These are the 634 runways where the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could have landed after a potential hijacking.
Today Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said investigators believe flight MH370’s disappearance is the result of ‘deliberate action’ by someone on the plane.
During a dramatic press conference, he said satellite evidence showed the aircraft’s transponder was turned off and it change direction shortly before it vanished.
Mr Razak said it is believed to have been heading in a westerly and then north westerly direction.
The revelation gives hope to the families of the 227 passengers and 12 crew that the Boeing 777 may have landed somewhere and they are still alive.
It is estimated that the jet had enough fuel to have flown around another 2,200 miles after it vanished.
WYNC Data Team said based on the size of the plane, there are 634 runways where it could potentially have landed.
They are spread from as far north as Pakistan, to as far south as the west coast of Australia or even Japan.
Other remote locations include Micronesia, Mongolia and the Maldives.