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Flight 370: Missing Malaysian airplane 'shadowed' Singapore flight now a theory

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Another theory about the missing Malaysian has surfaced. This one is from a hobby pilot and aviation enthusiast. According to a March 17 report by Slog, Keith Ledgerwood thinks it is possible that Flight 370 “shadowed” an airplane from Singapore.

It appears that Singapore Airlines Flight 68 went across the Andaman Sea and into the Bay of Bengal. It then entered Indian airspace. From there, the Singapore plane flew across India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Then it went towards Europe to where it would land in Spain.

Ledgerwood believes that the missing Malaysian airplane was “flying dark.” That was when it began to “shadow” the airplane from Singapore. This would allow Flight 370 to pass through Afghanistan, Pakistan and India airspace without being detected by their radars.

The missing Malaysian airplane could have stopped shadowing the other airplane and landed in Xingjian province, Kyrgystan or Turkmenistan. Any one of those three locations could have been the final destination, seeing the flight time would be less than eight hours.

At the time of publication, it was unknown if Keith Ledgerwood's theory was even possible. For many, it seems unlikely that a plane the size of Flight 370, a Boeing 777, could be that close to another plane and it be unaware it was there. And, flying that close to another plane could be dangerous. However, as authorities appear to be getting further away from mechanical trouble aboard the missing Malaysian airplane, it could be possible. When it comes to the mystery of the missing Malaysian airplane, almost anything is possible.

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