|Quoting mandala499 (Reply 78):|
In that section, Thailand's Aerothai did not see MH370 after 1721UTC when the turnaround commenced.
From an AP
report out of Bangkok on (or before) 18 March
Thailand's military said Tuesday that its radar detected a plane that may have been Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 just minutes after the jetliner's communications went down, and that it didn't share the information with Malaysia earlier because it wasn't specifically asked for it.
A twisting flight path described Tuesday by Thai air force spokesman Air Vice Marshal Montol Suchookorn took the plane to the Strait of Malacca, which is where Malaysian radar tracked Flight 370 early March 8. But Montol said the Thai military doesn't know whether it detected the same plane. He said the plane never entered Thai airspace and that "The radar signal was infrequent"
"We informed Malaysia on the day we lost contact with the flight that we noticed the flight turned back west but Malaysia did not respond," Vietnam deputy minister of transport Pham Quy Tieu was quoted as saying by AFP today. http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking...d-back-201403#sthash.gA9bngqU.dpuf
A Singaporean air traffic surveillance and control unit also picked up the signal that MH370 "made a turn back before it was reported to have climbed 1,000 metres from its original altitude at 10,000 metres"
"The (Indonesian) Military however admitted that they picked up MH370 earlier as it was heading towards waypoint IGARI. No other information was made available. Earlier an Indonesian statement had said: "aircraft was not detected flying over our territory" which you have referred to yourself.
Let's be real here. The Indonesian Military acknowledged that they say the plane over the South China Sea, or at least on its way to IGARI. The other legs of MH370's flight are closer to the Indonesian Radar than what most of the flight towards IGARI, if they saw it on the way to IGARI they for sure saw it over Butterworth, because that's closer than Kuala Lumpur. If Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore saw it so did Indonesia - but they are being diplomatically correct in not speaking on the record about their neighbor's business when their neighbor wants them to keep quiet.
And here's one I had forgotten about:
Aviation sources in China report that radar data suggest a steep and sudden descent of the aircraft, during which the track of the aircraft changed from 024 degrees to 333 degrees.