|Quoting cipango (Reply 6):|
Agent in KUL that did not spot the stolen passport is being questioned/charged.
I understand questioning but not being an expert on Malaysian law I'm puzzled why he'd be charged. Is there some evidence suggesting he did not run proper checks on the passports that would have revealed them to be stolen? That could be a valid reason to charge as it might indicate complicity with say illegal drug shipments. I am still scratching my head a little trying to figure out why in the 21st century with even a slow dialup modem you couldn't check on things like that when I'm pretty sure you are doing it with their credit cards. That said I could easily believe those tools weren't available to the agent in question.
|Quoting N328KF (Reply 60):|
You saw that movie, too, huh?
Hey I've got an idea, let's go to Canada and make a really horrible movie. It won't make a dime
Seriously though even with 21st century technology I can see why finding this plane isn't that easy. Even if it had some version of GPS/Satellite tracking if there was a major electrical failure onboard you'd only get the last position before that happened. That could also explain why there was no radio call indicating trouble. I had an electrical system failure once drop me off radar in my small plane. It seriously worried a controller or two before I called in from the ground I was ok. I believe where I landed was 10-15 miles away from the point of failure. With a large jet that radius could be 10 times larger at least. Unfortunately though the passage of time in this case has led me to accept there isn't going to be a positive outcome here but I can see how it might take a few more days to confirm that.