As if the disappearance of Flight #MH370
weren't already weird enough, it just got weirder.
Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that representatives of Rolls Royce, who make Boeing's engines, had received engine data transmissions from the plane for more than 4 hours longer than than the 1.5 hours everyone else says they lost contact after.
The implications there are many, including the possibility that the flight transponder was hacked and the aircraft flew long enough to land at some unknown location. In short, a presumed midair disintegration could instead be a kidnapping.
Last night, Malaysian officials claim that Rolls Royce told them that's not the case.
Okay, enough of the third-party quotes - what does Rolls Royce themselves say?
"CBS News contacted Rolls Royce twice on Thursday morning at the company's U.K. headquarters. The company refused to comment on the Wall Street Journal report."
If WSJ was merely mistaken, or if Rolls' original report to them was mistaken, it would seem simple enough to just say so. Indeed, given the international distress over the disappearance, it would be wrong not to.
But that's not what Rolls said.
Right now, they're saying nothing, neither confirming nor denying WSJ's claim.http://www.cbsnews.com/news/malaysia-airlines-data-transmissions-report-raises-questions/