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April 1st, 2014
06:41 PM ET

Experts answer viewer questions about Flight 370

Flight Accident Investigator Shawn Pruchnicki and Aviation Safety Specialist John Ransom tackle viewer questions about the mystery of Flight 370.

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  1. Nancy

    Is it possible when the plane turned and passed back over Malaysian airspace, and close to their military base it was shot down? My understanding is the military saw this plane and claimed to be concerned they hadn't done anything about it and that that was going to make them look bad, as bad security on their part. Is it possible the Malaysians have allowed these desperate searches go on, killing the clock on the flight data recorders...knowing they shot the plane down?

    April 2, 2014 at 12:28 am |
  2. Mary

    How were the two passengers on flight 370 with stolen passports cleared?

    April 2, 2014 at 7:46 am |
  3. Dorothy Arbogast

    is it possible that a Bomb brought down Flight 370? or a sudden decompression by an exit door being opened that would have acted the same as Bomb?

    April 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm |
  4. Doris

    Pilot premeditated terrorism, because someone collected cell phones before takeoff as no one called their loved ones like they said they would, prior to takeoff. Second, knew when to turn off all detection systems. Third, the very questionable turn that happened right after systems were turned off. The pilot was the only one in controls and knowledgeable enough to fly a Boeing 777. Also, the pilot was practicing on his flight simulator and as his own Daughter stated, "Was acting different and very strange." Things mysterious like this should be looked at as terrorism, until proven differently.

    April 2, 2014 at 2:45 pm |
  5. paul

    I knew you wouldn't post it. Now we know where to go

    April 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm |
  6. rejeanne

    could it be that the malasian shot down one of their own plane and now trying to cover up by giving us false and contredicting statement to cover themself..???

    April 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm |
  7. mcgowanm2014

    Did nobody on the ground receive a text, email or cell phone call from any of the passengers aboard the plane? Seems whatever happened, passengers would have become aware, during their 3-5 hour detour, that they were not going to get to Beijing on time and would have tried to make contact with someone somewhere....unless there is absolutely no cell service anywhere throughout that route

    April 6, 2014 at 6:55 pm |
  8. Shieldmaiden

    Who is Richard Quest and can you please tell him to shut up! The distinguished gentleman and the man to his left answer the question succinct and understandable by average folk. Also the good looking British pilot a d the lady attorney, we are getting too much information, they seem to trim the fat- but RQ gotta go!

    April 7, 2014 at 12:00 am |
  9. brent

    Why is it that on America's rail system that the company can detect any actions that the locomotive engineer takes, any change of speeds or change in braking via GPS and other systems that monitor train crew performance and actions taken. But yet on airlines they can only find out what actions were taken only after receiving and reviewing the black box? Seems to me that aircraft should also be equipped with similar tracking and performance equipment. Both trains and aircraft could both potentially cause catastrophic results if used in a destructive manner.

    April 7, 2014 at 12:08 am |
  10. Lori

    Has Russia offered any assistance/information in the disappearance/recovery of MH 370?

    April 7, 2014 at 1:01 am |
  11. Brian Bohn, Ph.D.

    So, the experts say a easily deployed transponder would be about six grand per plane. Seems worthwhile, given the $20 million we've already spent just looking for a sound.

    April 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm |
  12. Janis Moray

    A catastrophic event occurs causing the death of all the passengers, yet the pilot lives. The pilot thinks he could have saved them had he not made a critical mistake. The pilot in his grief decided to end his life and ditch the plane in a remote area, hiding all the evidence. This explains no phone calls from the passengers, turning off all communication devices, altering course and running the plane out of fuel, and ditching the plane.

    April 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm |
  13. galbreath0

    now that we know the so called ping area???? based on path flight plane took and ended , can we assume the plane tried a soft landing in the water when it run out of fuel . so with that assumption can we get a more accurate height of the plane flight to see if they were trying to avoid radar ?

    April 7, 2014 at 11:17 pm |
  14. ed

    With regards to radar detection. How low can a 777 fly on auto pilot?
    Alternatively how low can a standard 777 pilot manually fly a 777 over several hours?
    Over the ocean, away from a radar how low would a 777 have to fly to not be detected for every 1000 miles from the radar
    Thanks Ed

    April 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm |
  15. Jim

    I totally agree with Shieldmaiden - Richard Quest need to shut the h_ll up. He knows nothing about aviation, he says nothing original, but he thinks if he says it loud enough, and weirdly enough, and Britishy enough, he'll be respected. RQ is an idiot, and he needs to taken off the air as soon as possible. And let's not forget his meth arrest and bizarre personal habits. I turn off CNN the moment that little zero starts to pontificate, and I'm sure thousands of others do the same.

    April 10, 2014 at 8:21 pm |
  16. Roger Dignard

    If the engines ran out of fuel at the half hand shake location, can the stimulator indicate the glide distance of flight 370 until it splash in Indian Ocean, to indicate possible crash site?

    April 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm |
  17. Robert

    Why aren't nuclear submarines being used to search for flight 370?

    April 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm |
  18. Trezenia

    How long was it between the last time Headquarters heard from flight 370 and they found out the plane was missing?
    Do they know how long it was between the last correspondence & the time the plane was reported missing?

    April 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm |
  19. Tracie

    Someone did ask this question very early on, and it did make it onto one of your question & answer shows, but the man who was supposed to answer the question went completely off subject and never answered it.

    I still don't understand why satellite images can't locate Malaysia flight 370 at its last known location and then follow satellite images as the plane keeps flying?

    At the very least, there has to be at least one satellite image with flight 370 in it before going dark, to at least confirm the plane was indeed where they say it was during its route from Malaysia to Beijing.

    April 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm |

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