‘That Plane Went South’: Inmarsat Exec. Explains Data Used to Track Flight 370
An official from British satellite company Inmarsat was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss the information that Malaysia used to determine that Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
Chris McLaughlin, senior vice president of external affairs, said the company has been looking at data for the past several days and can rule out the northern search corridor because none of the pings matched with that route, but called the match with the southern route “pretty much inescapable.”
McLaughlin said the plane had a range of 7 ½ hours, and on the southern route, that would take it into the Indian Ocean.
“Every likelihood is that’s where it ended up,” McLaughlin said.
“Obviously we need proof because there are families out there who are either grieving, want to grieve or don’t want to believe […] we don’t want to be the people that have set them up into their grief and then suddenly discover some miracle has taken place, but I really don’t see a miracle at this point,” he said.
Megyn Kelly said some respected pilots say they don’t trust the data and that the plane could have landed or crashed elsewhere. She asked what McLaughlin would say to people who believe the plane has been hijacked and landed somewhere.
“I would love to hold out hope for families, but that plane went south,” he said.
Watch the full interview above.
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