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Old 31st Jul 2018, 02:07
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fife
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Havent finished reading the report yet, but the first raised eyebrow for me is the alleged high altitudes achieved on an aircraft we know had recently taken off carrying 49.1 tons fuel + 239 souls on board.

FL475 seems unlikely, but equally FL445 10nm south of Penang, if one is to believe the premise that a rogue pilot flew there intentionally for a last look of home.

The mil radar returns are noted as being of questionable value altitude wise which surprises me, but it still begs the question.....How high can a 772ER get thus loaded?

The parallel track with the Kota Bharu airway is also notable, suggesting "intentional manual input" indeed.
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