Missing Plane’s Tracking Device Disabled Before ‘All Right’ Radio Call

Newsmax — March 16, 2014

Malaysian Airlines Boing 777. Click to enlarge

The final words heard transmitted from the flight deck of the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner — “All right, good night” — were uttered after the plane’s signaling equipment was shut off, a senior Malaysian official said Sunday.

“Yes, it was disabled before,” said Hishammuddin Hussein of the tracking system in response to a question about the crew’s final, seemingly normal, radio transmission, The New York Times reports.

The revelation came as investigators continued to trawl through the backgrounds of the pilots, crew and ground staff who worked on a missing jetliner for clues as to why someone on board flew it perhaps thousands of miles off course, the country’s police chief said.

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