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Missing jet: Piracy would require special skills

March 15, 2014 • Business

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In this Thursday, March 13, 2014 photo, university students hold a candlelight vigil for passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Yangzhou, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province. With the search for the missing airliner entering its eighth day, scenarios involving piracy or hijacking are increasingly being talked about as possible explanations for the disappearance of the Boeing 777 with 239 people on board. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

To steal Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 out of midair would require a pilot who knew how to elude detection by both civilian and military radar. It would take a runway at least a mile long to land the wide-body jet, possibly in the dark, and a hangar big enough to hide it. All without being seen.

Improbable but not impossible, experts say.

With the search for the missing airliner entering its eighth day, scenarios involving piracy or hijacking are increasingly being talked about as possible explanations for the disappearance of the Boeing 777 with 239 people on board.

Authorities say they’re not ruling out other theories, which include a catastrophic Login to read more

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