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April 14th, 2014
09:30 PM ET

U.S. Official: Co-pilot's cell phone was on

CNN's Martin Savidge on what the signal from the co-pilot's cell phone indicates about the missing plane.

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  1. Ike Riley

    This might sound a little odd but I would like DONN Lennon TO THINK ABOUT AND HAVE ALL THESE EXPERTS THINK ABOUT THIS .
    I am convinced that the Pilots encountered something gigantic coming head-on towards that plane so they make an about turn to avoid whatever it was and that is why they made these different swig swag turns trying to out run and get away from what they encountered . unfortunately they were overcome and swallowed up that is why there is no debris from the plane . I believe that plane with all those human beings are now into a different dimension other than Planet earth time zone .They are all being experimented on and may duplicated needed uses which is beyond our limited comprehension of the human mind. even at the bottom of the ocean they will remain invisible until the purpose is accomplished and complete. They are all in af sort of frozen in time state of been right now I believe.

    April 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm |
  2. Sarah

    If the co-pilot's phone was found to be on what is the likelihood that some passenger phones were on also. Could those signals be tracked too?

    April 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm |
  3. Ivan

    Goose chase. I wonder if Al-Qaeda has the Jet (missle)? There are bases near Malaysia. Hope its not connected to the Ukraine Crisis. Just Sayin?

    April 15, 2014 at 2:30 am |
  4. Ganeshan Iyer

    @sarah The likelihood of other passengers' phones to be on is very remote. Unless of course any passenger willingly or unwillingly chose to disobey the protocol of having the phone switched off during flight. But yes, there is a possibility that a few passengers who might have stayed awake a bit longer and realised that something was going wrong and hence might have attempted to switch on their phones.

    April 15, 2014 at 4:32 am |
  5. Jerry

    I have yet tot hear this mentioned on CNN: While cell phones do not work over the oceans of the world (no cell towers to pick up signal), satellite phone do. Surely,out of some 239 passengers were some business/ international travelers who used satellites phones to conduct their affairs.

    April 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm |
  6. Nancy

    This must have been a hijacking. The plane fly above and then below radar. The pilot was training in his home. The plane was at midnight when most people are not on target for duty. Come on people – this plane was hijacked.

    April 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm |
  7. Ler

    Don, my thought about flight 370 is this: All of a sudden Al Qaeda is coming strong again.What if the plane was truly high jacked by this group and they took everyone's cell phone as soon as the planes' door shut and did the unthinkable to them ( I don't want to say but you know)?. Could the plane now be in their territory awaiting another 9-11? They stated they were going to get revenge for Bin Laden's death. I truly think the plane has been hi-jacked by them.

    April 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm |
  8. mutua

    from the first day i heard these news,i thought it was hijacked by some terrorists or north koreans or vietnamese...!the search seems futile!...

    April 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm |
  9. Vahlsing

    Malaysia is throwing us a bone to pick on. What about all the other cell phones on board MH370. … And why won’t the Bluefin 21 search team release the data (put it up on YouTube, etc.) of the first two exploratory missions; so that we can all see what they are looking at???? I would like to see the topography of the ocean floor, etc. while they are searching for the aircraft.

    April 17, 2014 at 1:04 am |
  10. Clever Official

    CNN and USA does it again! With this awesome partnership, we'll have no end of conspiracy theories. CNN says it's pointless to leave phone on as there will be no signal, but USA counters saying that the phone was left on presumably because FBI and CIA were on board searching for WMD.

    April 17, 2014 at 3:21 am |
  11. Oleman72

    Ever since I first saw the news of MH370, I have believed they did not crash any where. Not one single bit of evidence has proved it.. I believe it was a conspiracy to hide the plane somewhere and use it for some other purpose at a later date. Whether Al Qaeda or some other group. All they had to do was stay below radar and they would be free and clear. It was first reported they need a 7500 ft runway to land the plane. I was stationed in that area during my military time and there a lots of runways and formerly military bases with large hangers so the plane could be hidden. Has anyone searched any of the countries in that area for possible landing areas. As far as the passengers go, If this was as well planned as it seams, the passengers & crew are being held captive but alive and well. Give it a thought. God Bless America

    April 17, 2014 at 8:16 pm |
  12. Bill Cole

    I am a retired person, who first got involved in aviation in 1954. I have had involvement in many aspects of aviation, and would like to once again give my opinion to CNN regarding the flt 370 of Malaysian airlines. I believe,that the aircraft never crossed the Malaysian Peninsula, and crashed in the dense jungle of Thailand, while looking for the airport in the center of the peninsula. It was long enough for the jet to land on, and I for one, give credit to the report of the fishermen who saw the aircraft flying extremely low heading for the coast of Thailand. I believe it must have been lower than 1000 ft ASL, and the coast of Thailand is 4000 ft asl. I believe the place crashed in the dense jungle, and after hitting the ground, the last bit of the aircraft would stop rolling on the ground in less than 1 minute. The so called experts are looking for wreckage on the ocean, and I do not believe the aircraft ever went into the ocean at all. There is going to be a lot of egg on the expert's faces. They have been hearing " pings" in their dreams, and even if there were pings, they are hundreds of miles apart. They have NOTHING to indicate the aircraft hit the ocean. They have nothing to be sure that it even got over the ocean. I believe it hi the ground in Thailand, and they are wasting a billion dollars looking for a ghost aircraft where there isnt one. It is more than a gut feeling. I am giving credit that the fishermen saw the aircraft very very low, and the land is 4000 ft ASL on the east coast of Thailand. Look in the silent jungle. No debris on the water...its all in the jungle...with the black boxes.

    April 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm |
  13. Bored

    Please stop until you have something to really report on. There are other things happening in the world and it seems like you have the feeling that you have invested too much in this story too quit it now. We need news of what is going on outside of this search. CNN is getting beaten down by Al Jazeera and the BBC in their delivery of real news.

    CNN has become a joke because of this missing plane. Your "news" channel has become a joke in my house.

    April 22, 2014 at 11:30 pm |
  14. Thai Casino

    Interesting take on the topic. I agree with you completely

    December 23, 2020 at 12:09 am |

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