MH370 copilot’s phone connected with cell tower after turn-back, plane under 7000ft


New information reveals that MH370 flew lower to the deck than originally reported

By Shepard Ambellas

PENANG, Malaysia (INTELLIHUB) — All investigative signs show that Malaysian Air flight 370’s abductors were well-trained and well prepared, maintaining an altitude below 7000′ after willingly ending all communication with the tower on Mar. 8.

This information was revealed after it was reported by the New Straights Times that the copilot’s cellular phone attempted to make contact with a Malaysian cellular tower within the state. As of now it’s unknown if the attempt to connect was made on purpose or by mistake. Due to the fact that cellular communications are linear, connecting at an altitude higher than 7000′ above a cell tower is nearly impossible. Thus proving that the aircraft was likely flying below 7000′ when it was last detected by a Thai radar installation, before vanishing from the public’s eyes forever.

The New Straights Times reported:

It is understood that the aircraft with 239 people on board was flying at an altitude low enough for the nearest telecommunications tower to pick up his phone’s signal.

His call, however, ended abruptly, but not before contact was established with a telecommunications sub-station in the state.


the NST is unable to ascertain who Fariq was trying to call as sources chose not to divulge details of the investigation. The links that police are trying to establish are also unclear.

“The telco’s (telecommunications company’s) tower established the call that he was trying to make. On why the call was cut off, it was likely because the aircraft was fast-moving away from the tower and had not come under the coverage of the next one,” the sources said.

It was also established that Fariq’s last communication through the WhatsApp Messenger application was about 11.30pm on March 7, just before he boarded the aircraft for his six-hour flight to Beijing.

Family members of passengers continue to ask questions.

As of yet, the much awaited cargo hold manifest and audio of the cockpit voice transmissions have not been released by Malaysian officials.

(Photo: Mlan76/Wikimedia Commons)

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