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Old 8th Mar 2015, 13:04
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RetiredF4
 
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True, but the time of the handshakes was reset by external events a couple of times. Expecting any spoofing attempt (manual or pre-programmed) to take account of that pushes the limits of plausibility.
You may have missed the point, I'm not talking about spoofing the data nor assuming that the datas have been spoofed. Whoever was part of the disappearance of Mh370 knew nothing about those data as the rest of the world didn't know either.

All I'am saying is, that the southern arc is one interpretation of the data, even a highly probable one, but it is not an exclusive one as others have stated. The conclusion for the southern arc as the most probable track relies heavily on the assumption of near constant track, near constant altitude and near constant speed, simplified on a flight to a preset target in the south flown by autopilot.
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