Flight 370 Co-Pilot Tried to Make Cell Phone Call AFTER Plane Went MissingSubmitted by TommyPaine on Sat, 04/12/2014 - 17:51
Malaysian Flight 370 co-pilot tried to make a phone call from his cell phone after the plane diverted. Investigators apparently know who he was trying to call, but are not saying.
The co-pilot of missing flight MH370 made a call from his mobile phone while the aircraft flew low over the west coast of Malaysia, it was revealed today as the U.S. denied reports the plane landed at a military base on the remote island of Diego Garcia.
Investigators have learned that the call was made from Fariq Abdul Hamid's mobile phone as the Boeing 777 flew low near the island of Penang, on the north of Malaysia's west coast.
The New Straits Times reported the aircraft, with 239 people on board, was flying low enough for the nearest telecommunications tower to pick up Fariq's signal.
The call ended abrupty, however it has been learned that contact was definitely established with a telecommunications sub-station in Penang state.
The paper said it had been unable to ascertain who Fariq was trying to call 'as sources chose not to divulge details of the investigation.'