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Missing Malaysian Airline, Recollections Of A Hijacker And Political Twists

By Laksiri Fernando

Dr. Laksiri Fernando

Dr. Laksiri Fernando

Human curiosity at least is curious. It’s like a wildfire, continuously catches on. Since I started to hear about the disappearance of the Malaysian Airline, MH-370, going from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, a week ago, I was curious about its fate. There were 239 human souls in it after all. The curiosity increased given the host of theories and speculations thrown into circulation by the media, some improbable but not impossible.

The latest in line is the ‘piracy theory.’ If it is correct, the plane is landed somewhere and covered with camouflage. What happened to the passengers? It is an unanswered question. After taking a U-turn towards the west just after entering the Vietnamese air space, it is believed that it could have reached either Sri Lanka on the south side, or Kazakhstan on the north side, given its fuel capacity. This has resurrected the expectations of the families and friends of the disappeared. If it were the LTTE days, even one could have theorized that it would have landed at Iranamadu.

Finally I have decided to throw my hat in the ring, giving my own explanation or story. This is pleasure writing, deviating from rather the sizzling political matters in Sri Lanka.

Who could be Hijackers?

After resigning from a brief stint at SLFI (as Director) in Colombo, I was going to take up a position at the UNSW. This was in November 1995. I was asked whether I could stopover in Bangkok to attend a workshop as a resource person to which I willingly agreed. It was also going to be part of my job to be, ‘training on human rights.’ I also had an additional incentive to stop by, because of my abiding interest and research on Burma, by that time already renamed as Myanmar. I was told that I was going to meet a lot of Burmese students.

The training was held at the Rangsit Campus of the Thamasat University in Pathum Thani, about 40 miles north of Bangkok. The exact location was the Japanese Studies Centre in the campus, near AIT or the Asian Technology Institute, where we stayed and conducted the training. The trainees were from different countries of the Asia/Pacific region but the bulk of them were Burmese.

When I alighted from the taxi from the airport in the evening, a host of Burmese students came to help me and I could remember a particular one named Ye Yint, meaning the ‘brave one.’ He was a trainee as well as a volunteer in helping the organizational matters of the workshop. By that time I have been very familiar with the Burmese and particularly the students, having been to the Thai-Burma border areas and even to Manerplaw, the Karen rebel held area before its fall. They are friendly folks, perhaps like Sri Lankans, at least overtly, until you come into a conflict or disagreement.

Ye Yint was like a room boy to me. He did all the ‘errands’ even without asking or even when I wanted to do the tasks myself. I have never been a ‘parasite.’ The secret on his part perhaps was that he wanted to learn the lessons well. Having worked on human rights in Geneva and also having a doctorate on the subject, without boasting, I was a good trainer among several others like me, or so I believed.

Ye was about 25 years of age, cannot be more. He was friendly but shy. He was articulate in the class but not talkative at all with others. I have noticed that the other Burmese students treated him with some reverence which I couldn’t understand at first. He was a leader of a sort. Then came the secret. He revealed it to me as a matter of fact fashion later.

He was a Plane Hijacker.

Hijacking in 1989

Late 1980s were turmoil years in Burma. Students were at the forefront of the democracy uprising. Be assured, there was no outside instigation. By 1988 it peaked and then came the repression. Aung San Suu Kyi who had come to see her mother had thrown her weight behind the movement and in fact leading the opposition. Repression was something that many well-meaning people could not bear, but desperate acts were not warranted in my view.

By the time when Ye Yint and Ye Thai Ha hijacked a plane on 6 October 1989, Suu Kyi and Tin Oo, two of the leaders of the democracy movement were under house arrest. Hundreds of students and protesters were killed and thousands were put behind bars. That was the first known plane hijacking in Burma.

I have not known of the other, Ye Thai Ha, but Ye Yint had been an electrical engineering student at a university or technological institute. Most probably the other was the real leader or the planner. From records I know that Thai Ha indulged in further violent activities thereafter. He didn’t attend our training, the purpose of which was to train and impart skills in promoting human rights without indulging in violence or adventurist acts. Democracy and peaceful means were the methods emphasised in the training such as writing, negotiation, peaceful campaigning, UN mechanisms etc. Even other trainers perhaps were not aware that there was a ‘hijacker’ in our midst. He didn’t look as such and perhaps no one does.

As Ye Yint related, they boarded the plane in the southern coastal town of Mergui en route to Yangon. From records I know it was an F-28 Fokker plane. There were 85 passengers. They had only improvised bombs and asked the pilot to take the plane to Bangkok. Perhaps he did it willingly. That was a time when many of the professionals – professors, doctors, lawyers, engineers – were on the streets and in sympathy with the democracy movement.

The Thai authorities however directed the plane to be taken to U-Tapao military airport and the hijackers didn’t have much option or didn’t even know the difference. The demands of the hijackers were to release all political prisoners, particularly Suu Kyi and Tin Oo, and restore democracy whatever it meant at that time. These young people have never seen democracy at all, Burma being under a military rule since 1962.

The Thai authorities opted to negotiate with the hijackers and the Deputy Prime Minister, Thienchai Sirisampahan, was personally involved. All the passengers were eventually released and the two hijackers willingly surrendered. At least they found refuge in Thailand and managed to highlight their cause internationally. At that time I was in Geneva. All international newspapers gave prominence to the incident and highlighted the plight of the human rights situation in Burma.

Some Lessons 

It is not my normal disposition to admire a hijacker or people who indulge in such acts whatever the reason. But with Ye Yint, I sympathised. Both hijackers were sentenced for ten years but later they were given conditional pardon by the King of Thailand. Even when I met Ye Yint in 1995 he had to report to the police every month. Ye Yint spoke very highly of Thienchai Sirisampahan (Deputy PM) who had taken him home, advised and helped him in studies and finding an employment.

Ye Yint had a folder of papers that he showed me. He had been accepted by a US University for his studies and the Ford Foundation had offered him a scholarship. He was very keen in pursuing his studies. But by that time his visa was not approved by the US immigration authorities as he was a known hijacker. I was not aware what happened to him later.

One major danger of such events is their demonstration effect. After Ye Yint’s hijack in October 1989 there was another one from Bangkok to Calcutta in November 1990 again by two Burmese students. Even in the case of 1989 hijacking, there were 83 lives involved. Anything going wrong in the perceived plan could have destroyed those lives.

Coming back to MH 370, there were reportedly two possible hijackers on board, Pouria Nourmohammadi, 19 years old, and Seyed Hamid Reza, 29 years and both were young Iranians travelling on stolen passports. They were seeking freedom or refuge in the West. But why did they board on a plane to Beijing? It is still an unanswered question. It is not that they were terrorists or had any inclination for terrorism, but youngsters with brave dispositions could do such things for desperate reasons. Sepala Ekanayake was one example.

This is again a story. I was building my house at Battaramulla in 1999 and one day when I went to inspect the work being done, he was there at the site with the head bass who also hailed from Matara. They were good friends. I saw and met him several times thereafter. He was also a perfect normal person. His hijack was in June 1982, taking an Alitalia Boeing to Bangkok with 340 passengers. When I asked him about the hijacking for my personal curiosity, he smoothly avoided the questions and wanted to discuss politics with me instead. He was aligning with the JHU that time.

Political Twists

On the disappeared Malaysian Airlines, the authorities are now turning the attention to the Pilot, Captain Zaharie Shah, 53 years of age, instead of others. Has he hijacked his own plane? It is said that if not of the pilots, that others (other possible hijackers) cannot switch off the communication equipment so meticulously and fly for seven hours after turning back without detection. The technical matters may be true, but what were the motives? Suicide is also speculated as a motive? Why on earth that Captain Shah decided to commit suicide with 238 others?

The pilots cannot easily be implicated in the plural. The co-pilot Fariq Abdul, 27 years of age, is not a reliable candidate for a suicide mission. He has been a perfect ‘party-man,’ but not of any political party. The attention could be political on the part of the Malaysian authorities instead. Captain Shah is now linked to the Anwar Ibrahim’s opposition party and he is named as a political fanatic. One reason given is that he had attended a (political) trial recently in which Anwar Ibrahim was convicted to jail for five years. His connection with the opposition may be true but for the Captain Shah’s calibre and standing he could have done more in politics than hijacking his own flight to nowhere.

The missing airline MH 370 still remains a mystery without plausible answers even after eight days. The curiosity on my part still remains. The most unfortunate may be its evolving political twist, given by the Malaysian authorities.

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    If the pilot wanted to commit suicide, why would he divert the aircraft thousands of miles off course and switch off systems? What has he got to gain and why would he care for secrecy as he is going off to the next world anyway? Any place is good enough for them.

    Let us see what other coincidences are there for its disappearance. (1) LTTE terrorists that escaped from Sri Lanka are known to have settled in Andaman Islands and have established their people smuggling operational headquarters in the Islands, according to a recent report by Indian government. (2) The Islands may have world war 2 period air strips built by the British. (3) LTTE were building and developing airfields in the jungle and have plenty of experience and expertise. (4) LTTE also had some clever, dare-devil pilots working for them. And then, (5) LTTE also have grudge against Malaysian government for allowing SLK agents to arrest and repatriate KP. (6)KP also had a whole army of LTTE agents operating in Malaysia who could have got into the missing aircraft and hijack it. (7) And the Malaysian aircraft is now known to have possibly flown in the direction of Andaman Islands and disappeared.

    There are more clues of that nature pointing the finger at LTTE terrorists! It is plausible, but I wonder if they are capable of hoodwinking the rest of the world, as they do on other political issues.

    What would they do with the aircraft? It is not worth any money as no one else wants to buy it or parts of it, except for scrap metal. I think the aircraft and its passengers could become bargaining chips when blackmailing a legitimate government into seeking terrorist demands. At the worst case it could become a potential weapon of destruction.

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      Thrishu, Your imagination is running riot!

      I wouldn’t fancy that much, even with my aviation experience and knowledge.

      There is one crucial data – available and accurate – that you have conveniently ignored to spin your theory. It is the many passengers it was carrying. What would LTTE have done to them,

      – imprison them and feed them (where would they hide them; how would they guard them; for how long can they feed them; … .)
      – killed them ( LTTE is not known to be savage at least to non-SL)
      – … … .

      The educated Laksiri Fernando with all his learning and curiosity could not leap as much as you did!

      There is pie waiting for you, – I hope you get a chance to eat it while it is hot!

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        It’s a pebble in the pond to see where the ripples go. Passengers are chips too. Agreed, they can be a logistical liabilty. But it has been done before by Palestinian terrorists

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        Leaving that bigot trishu aside Lanka is well within the arc of search.

        Historically an illegal(in italy) Southern Sihala Buddhist Sepala Ekanayake of Hambantota. was the first hijacker of Alitalia and I remember the stupid Lankas cheering him because he also had $300k ransom and giving him a place at 5 star till JR got a dressing down from the EU. Subsequently he murdered 35 suspected tamil men at magazine prison July 83.

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/prison-massacre-and-the-alitalia-hijacker-sepala-ekanayake/

        Now Jeep business man at lanka.

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      `If the pilot wanted to commit suicide, why would he divert the aircraft thousands of miles off course and switch off systems?`

      In every thing you write its your own journey and your fascist sihala Buddhist vas katha.

      ((Flight MH 370 is certainly not the first case of a plane mysteriously disappearing without trace. Throughout aviation history, there’ve been several famous cases of flights suddenly vanishing from radar view, never to be found.
      In 1947, a British Airways Flight with 11 passengers on board disappeared without trace in the Andes Mountains. Over 50 years later, two climbers found the wreckage of the plane. A later expedition found the remains of the crash victims. It’s thought the plane crashed into a mountain and was buried in an avalanche.
      In 1948, a Star Tiger jet disappeared on a flight from the Azores to Bermuda with 31 passengers and crew on board. A year later, a Star Ariel plane disappeared during a flight from Bermuda to Jamaica, in perfect weather. Throughout the flight, the aircraft suffered communication problems. The plane and all 20 passengers were never found.
      In 1962, a military plane took off from Guam en-route to the Philippines. It was never seen again. No distress call was ever issued, and no wreckage was found. All 107 passengers were declared missing and presumed dead.
      And more recently, in 2009, Air France Flight 447 bound from Rio to Paris crashed in the Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 passengers. It took air and sea rescue teams five days to find the wreckage. Just like flight MH370, it had vanished off radar screens. After a three-year investigation, it was determined that crystalized ice on the plane’s air speed indicators had caused the plane’s autopilot system to disengage. Human error also blamed for the crash.))

      `And the Malaysian aircraft is now known to have possibly flown in the direction of Andaman Islands and disappeared. ¬

      This information of yours is also wrong. The arc they are searching is miles away from southern Australia and Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

      YOU SHOULD SPEND THE REST OF YOUR DAYS IN A MICROWAVE THAN TROLL LIKE THE CLASSIC TATTE MOTTE GASS GEMBA ISNT IT??

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        Javi ,

        “YOU SHOULD SPEND THE REST OF YOUR DAYS IN A MICROWAVE THAN TROLL LIKE THE CLASSIC TATTE MOTTE GASS GEMBA ISNT IT?? “

        are you having a personnel animosity against prof laksiri or what ? looks like you ‘ve got some unfinished business to settle with prof Laksiri , either way your type of criticism can’t be considered as constructive and quite frankly they are unwarranted and unacceptable to decent readers !

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          ` and quite frankly they are unwarranted`

          What makes you think you are right? your father does not own the island! Is he the chief justice?? or you think SL uni is the best with its low standards compared to the continent?

          Sri lala dumbass keep your comments to your all sihala only self.
          I have observed your political comments too and it is similar to laksiri.
          DJ got the ba**s so you dont like him fernando hasent.

          What is decent about you moron?? tell us if you got the ba**s tells
          I am sure you are a fan of Sepala and you would have cheered too.

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            listen you imbecile Javi , i’ve stopped reading and replying to your endless long stupid comments long time ago , nevertheless your unwarranted relentless attack on prof Laksiri made me respond to you dim wit this time , its a fact that you ‘ve got nothing more to do in your sorry life than 24×7 replying to almost every comment, i know this is your full time job ! but, haven’t you noticed that no body really take you seriously , as a matter of fact CT editors had to censor your repeated same stupid comments over and over again ,at least try to get to your empty head , i’m not stupid as you are and hope to stay away from your endless harangue in the future.

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              ¬listen you imbecile Javi ,”

              You listen [Edited out] was my comment addressed to Laksiri??
              Answer me you bigot if you got balls?
              Are you not aware that South Arfican housewifes built a plane (same as ltte) in 7 days flat faster than the normal crew and flew it- you could also find it on utube you MF.
              Talk of full time job it is your job I run my own industry and have never been a paid worker like you.
              Do you know the meaning of Andaman have you been there you dumbass??
              IAF controls it no LTTE or JT can survive there- If they were I would know because quite a few of my batchmates in the IAF of high rank and they are not tamils but Brahmins.

              your attack was personal and uncalled for you gutter snake.
              All you want was that fking monk Sobitha or Chandrika to be president.
              I have known Chandrika and family better than do I dont need to go into details. Harry is still a good friend because he is not a bigot while you are low class slave may be a former accountant fiddling the accounts.

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              `listen you imbecile Javi ,

              Here you invertebrate

              You are not from industrial to think like me but a fiddler of accounts who wants to join the foreign office Ha ha
              Remember the pol buruva ambassador at delhi your `educated`man who bullshited about TN MP’s being terrorist and getting a dressing down.
              You were supporting him Till NV downloaded the Ambassadors accusations.
              Nevil during Rajiv a class Ambassador better than Bernard according to Indian foreign office.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yShaGeKPGyo

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJJGVHVB4Gk

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          Srilal@
          Dont worry, Javi is suffering from a rare kind of muliple charactor syndrome.

          He also attacked me several dozens of times. But some of his comments, I like time to time.

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            `Dont worry, Javi is suffering from a rare kind of muliple charactor syndrome.¬

            Sihala/Buddhist up yours- Hanuman ki Jai

            Pipsqueak you were thinking you are the only person who travels around in Europe saying things about EU. Remember English is not the only language in Europe if you don’t German, French, Spanish etc you would be looked down upon because you are not English but a kalu pukkka- that is fact. Thereby I noticed the info you gave was incorrect and you are just another Gammeyata magic.
            You desperately asked the man that you are licking about Hinurka of Kollonawa (Out of Colombo Municipal limits) as if I did not know what a chameleon pedigree that family has- but I said nothing He subsequently said I don’t know subsequently after many weeks CT came out with the story of the patolaya/depotenaya.
            Please go wash that borrowed ambude of yours due to all that travelling- phew.

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              Here you ONCE AGAIN proved that you have still been suffering from MCS.

              Ich habe keine Ahnung wovon Du redest, aber ich weiss genau dass Du voll krank bist.

              Leute in Kolonawa muss endlich mal reagieren. Dann wird Hirunika was von ihnen lernen. Sie ist nicht reif genug zum kandidieren.

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                “Ich habe keine Ahnung wovon Du redest, aber ich weiss genau dass Du voll krank bist. “

                Floatsam never seen you before,

                you don’t know yourself Putamadre cabeza!!

                Blistering barnacles!

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              what an idiot – from this day on, I will just put you on my ignorlist. Peace :(

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                If it smarts then rub it on your head please.

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              German is the ONLY native spoken by nearly 96 mio in Europe
              Germany – 82 Mio
              Switzerland – 7 Mio
              Austria – 8 Mio

              But many in Europe speak English as their second langauge.

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            Sirimal,

            Thanks , as i said above , i’ve stopped reading & responding to this nut case ages ago, yet he is so desperate to strike/initiate for a debate with me , go through the archives, you will see what i mean , i ‘ve never replied to any of his nonsense ! remember when you and i engaged in a discussion some time ago ,despite your refusal this chap kept replying to your comments and wanted to initiate a totally irrelevant topic with you , in the end you had to spell it out , the conversation was meant to be between two of us. i guess when you are alone and nothing else to do , these sort of desperate actions bound to take place , Sirimal my advice is , just ignore the lunatic !

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              ” i’ve stopped reading & responding to this nut case ages ago,”
              “just ignore the lunatic”

              You barged in beggar boy!

              Oi, breed counts slave of bestiality breed- check your DNA!

              I never need a kalu kolla in third world trying to survive to befriend me.

              Do you get that you scumbag.

              Dont read is your common sermon! Go look at the mirror and say it a 1000 times before you offend yourself again flapjack.

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      I would absolutely love it if GOSL’s media mouth pieces ran with your theory.

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      Trishu,
      Your analysis clearly shows your love towards your minority step brothers. Have you heard that your late President Premadasa successfully organized destroying Upali Wijewardana’s jet in the same area. So some Sinhalese should have first hands experience in vanishing planes. Instead of putting all your efforts to find faults with others, try to help your tribe by finding their shortfalls as well.

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      Your looking only at one side of the coin “LTTE” assuming you have exhausted all the options lets look at the other side of the other side of the coin. China has a habit of abstaining at the UN on difficult issues what better way for SL to force it to vote in its favour than taking 100’s hostage. Another thing just a couple of days back a huge Pakistani drug dealer just went missing.

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      Prof. Laksiri,

      Thrishu’s comment shows you cannot escape the ” Sizzling political matters in Sri Lanka”!

      Dr.RN

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      Add 3 more coincidences:

      (8) Captain Shah was a friend of Subang MP R Sivarasa who in turn was a known LTTE supporter. (9) LTTE was livid with China for supplying arms to SLK defence forces that liquidated the LTTE terrorists. (10) Captain Shah considers himself as a champion of human rights.

      These are just inexplicable coincidences.

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      Thrishu you are quite right:-

      “If the pilot wanted to commit suicide, why would he divert the aircraft thousands of miles off course and switch off systems? What has he got to gain and why would he care for secrecy as he is going off to the next world anyway?”

      Everyone tries to turn it into a Political Saga!

      Why has no one thought of the obvious explanation, that the plane caught fire and the pilot turned around trying to reach an airport he could safely land the plane in.

      He was too late and crashed into the Sumatran Jungle, where forest fires have been raging for the past few days?

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    Now that we arm-chair commentators have heard/read the stories, how
    about our MoD Consultant-cum-International Terrorism Expert Rohan
    Guneratne chip in with his “Story”, until the truth comes out?

    US Citizen Gota s Security set up in International waters will come out with some tracings I am sure!

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      “How about our MoD Consultant-cum-International Terrorism Expert Rohan Guneratne chip in with his “Story”, until the truth comes out? “

      Yep! “I knew it, I knew it,” he would say.

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        Passa was in the area Asia Pacific meet rather than attend the Commonwealth Summit meet at London on 10th March.
        Hijacker Seepala of Hambantota was initially refused Italian visa because he was involved in nefarious activities like kudu Duminda- according to border security force.

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      He is still trying to absorb all the material available so be can pick bits and pieces and present it like his.

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    I think it is far too premature to point fingers at the 2 Iranians. Why would they warrant such accusation simply for being Iranians and having stolen passports, now if they were Saudis or Pakistanis on stolen passports it is more probable.

    The other issue, is that travelling on a stolen passport isn’t necessarily indicative of one being a hijacker, because stealing passports is a common threat in Asia . Stolen passports can be used for human smuggling or identity theft .

    Media is now leaning towards the 1 or more of the pilots being the hijackers. The deliberate action of turning off the transponders points to foul play.

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      I tend to think that the inranians could be suspect along with a real pilot whether MH370 or other. It is inexplicable why the Iranians decided to take a flight to China, if they wanted to go to Germany! That is the wrong direction! They could have taken instead a flight to the west.
      My theory is that the iranians with the malaysian pilots, all being muslims, planned it. I also believe that the plane is not in the indian ocean but it landed safely in a remote air field some where in the northern suspected route. I heard on US TV news by experts that 777 has a beacon that cannot be switched of that emits signals when it detects that it is going to crash and that has not happened. That is a clear indication that it did not crash. In the northern route apparently there are many abandoned air fields from the soviet era where a 777 can land. If the pilot managed to beat the Malaysian Radar it is also no problem to hide from the rest in that route as the radar there are not very effective and up to date. Also India apparently switches on the radar in that region, only if any imminent danger is sensed.

      The only other possibility is if it did crash, it just tumble from the sky and crashed tail down so that the beacon did not get activated.

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        If it was a hijacking by Muslims, it has to be some Jihadi group and since the Iranians are overwhelmingly Shia and Malaysians are Sunni, I don’t think it is likely.

        China was a stopover. One of the Iranian’s mother was in Germany waiting for her son.

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    Laksiri Fernando has concluded, last paragraph and the last few sentences, that the loss of the aircraft is still a mystery.

    Brilliant conclusion.

    In order to come to that conclusion he uttered lot of gibberish.

    What for ?

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    It is noteworthy that some people in these forums are so politically motivated that they will add a political flavor to any event discussed. Thrishu got a barrage of LTTE fire power already from a couple of them for just suspecting an LTTE connection. Even though is was a possibility only the attackers even went to the extent of attacking Thrishu on a personal basis not alone on a political. This shows that the LTTE is active still on a global basis rather than local. If that is the situation, Thrishu’s suspicion may be a reality!

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      moosala man,
      Anyone who exposes in the language slaves know best is LTTE even though the person who exposes is European.
      It shows what a pol buruva you are no??
      Not really but you are a SOB bigot who is unable to survive without living off minorities.
      You send your women to spread their legs in the middle for a pittance (the running rate as far back as 1980 is $600 per month)of $200 per month while you keep the value of the dollar below and end up selling kassipu and narcotics.

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    If the plane has reached the south indian ocean , some one can argue that there could be some link of acting LTTE terror. of course malaysia is with many LTTE supporters and there is a possibility to it. who knows the motive, may be they wanted to show the second world trade center crash with this plan after the march session which will not achieve what they wanted. for the passengers , they will release them on the day after the possible crash. its just my thought.. since no one knows the truth yet. these are the possibilities.

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    The highest no of passengers are Chinese and the Chinese have complained that both Thailand and Malaysia have refused to divulge details from day one.
    It’s is now an open secret that the Malaysian Military has been concealing facts right from the outset and still do even to the US.
    The survival kit in the plane was for 6 days and now its 10 days. Would some countries give permission to check is the question?? SL is a test case of high jacking and big names like Colvin R De Silva defending the hijacker.

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      How shocking . lmao . one of my good friends is a pilot and just last month I was on a flight to europe he invited me to the cabin for a chat during takeoff . I am neither young nor blonde .

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        abhaya

        “lmao”

        We are not interested in how you laugh.

        “I am neither young nor blonde.”

        Were you carrying a puppy for the first extended family?

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          NV@;

          Abhaya is always coming with his familiar ” imao”. I really dont know why the bugger is entwined with these acronyms.

          What I felt instantly after reading the news that this particular plane went missing was

          why could not have this been the case with loads of flights that MR boarded – flight lately towards Israel ? If it went missing,

          how much of people´s funds we would have saved for teh generations to come. …

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          NV@,

          great one :)

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        Gamayata magic…. ha h ah…

        was that a contract given by MR regime ? you saw your true colours.
        I also heard that MR´s delegation were that mamooth even the size going beyond that of a Mugabe. … Indian film makers take their rotti makers and all kind of kith and kin when coming to Swiss cities. So has the MR entourages all these months. Poorest of the poor are falling even deeper.

        Btw, I was only 10, I even flew on cockpit of a flight from Airlanka… colombo to London it was.

        Imaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..
        Imaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

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    Obviously I have inadvertantly touched a raw nerve of LTTE terrorists that write here. They do not want the US, UK, France and Malaysia, plus the rest of the world focusing their attention to what LTTErs do really in their cloak and dagger operations. How exactly are they operating? Where do they get their income? What piracy operations they are involved in. Their reactions are good enough to figure out that they are sensitive now, and would like to divert attention elsewhere. But their emotions are the best clue to what they are really up to. Terrorist and piracy activites are now in everyone’s focus

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      `Obviously I have inadvertantly touched a raw nerve of LTTE terrorists that write here.`

      Yes every body on earth against blood sucking sihal/buddhist bigots is a terrorist.

      The British SS and the Indian RAW know it much more than your dream Sihala bigot scavenger.
      If something happened in Europe the Brits were always called in- former colony and language of suspect.
      Even when the Golden Temple was raided the SS was there with Indian Govt approval

      Go wash that borrowed ambude it smells. Phew

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    Prof Laksiri is one rare species of human beings who had the RARE opportunity to have MET not one but TWO past hijackers….one from Burma, the other from Sri-Lanka…

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    Don’t think its in the the sentinelese shot it down with arrows

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