The Chinese satellite photo of presumed wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 brought a search of the photo area that turned up nothing.
Neither have authorities confirmed that the airliner radically changed course and flew far to the west before disappearing. Malaysian military leaders have asked the United States to help them sort out their radar records.
In short, the situation today is the same as it was last Saturday: the airliner is gone and no one has the slightest idea why or where.
Except, of course, the Tinfoil Hat Brigade:
Yep, space aliens got 'em! So now ya know!
But if the Greys got 'em, the THB needs to explain why there is credible reason to believe that the flight 370's engines continued to send engine-performance data to ground receivers for four hours after the plane disappeared from contact.
If this is so - and it is not confirmed - then it would argue against transponder contact being lost because the planes altitude fell too low for signals to reach ground stations. They would not have been out of range more than the engine-status radios.
This is the first I have ever heard that an airliner's engines send data continuously to ground stations. The data include altitude and airspeed, but not direction. But presumably, a rough plot of the flight path could be made by identifying the ground stations that received the data.
Curiouser and curiouser!