Reuters, citing sources close to the investigators looking into the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 are suggesting the flight was deliberately flown over the Malaysian Peninsular towards the Andaman Islands.
The undisclosed source has revealed that the plane was following navigational waypoints, which would mean that the person piloting the plane had aviation training and was following a route usually used by commercial pilots to navigate across established air corridors.
After 7 days of intensive SAR we’re not any closer to locating the missing flight, and the investigation is now turning towards a possibility that the plane was being piloted long after it disappeared onroute to Beijing.
The military track suggests it then turned sharply westwards, heading towards a waypoint called “Vampi”, northeast of Indonesia’s Aceh province and a navigational point used for planes following route N571 to the Middle East.
From there, the plot indicates the plane flew towards a waypoint called “Gival”, south of the Thai island of Phuket, and was last plotted heading northwest towards another waypoint called “Igrex”, on route P628 that would take it over the Andaman Islands and which carriers use to fly towards Europe.
[via Reuters ]