Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE- Emirates chief asks why no fighter jet tracked MH370  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 03/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Arab News) Sydney: emirates chief tim clark has reportedly questioned why fighter jets did not intercept malaysia airlines flight mh370 when it veered widely off course but said he believed the missing plane will be found.

clark said that more information on the disappearance of the boeing jet which was carrying 239 people from kuala lumpur to beijing was needed before the industry changes its aircraft tracking procedures.

the emirates boss told the australian financial review at an annual airlines conference in doha that the plane would have been intercepted by military aircraft if it had flown off course over other countries.

"if you were to fly from london to oslo and then over the north sea you turned off and then went west to ireland within two minutes you'd have tornadoes eurofighters everything up around you" he said.

"even if you did that over australia and the us there would be something up. i'm not quite sure where primary radar was in all of this."

his comments came as the international air transport association conference looked at ways of improving the tracking of aircraft through flight data transmissions or technologies to monitor their movements.

the international civil aviation organisation has also formed a working group to explore tracking methods.

"in my view we are all plunging down a path that (says) 'we have got to fix this'" clark said. "this is the door closing after the horse has gone 25 miles down the track.

"we need to know more about what actually happened to this aeroplane and do a forensic second-by-second analysis of it. i think we will find it and get to the bottom of it."

australia is leading the hunt for mh370 which is believed to have crashed in the indian ocean but there have been no signs of the plane since it vanished over the south china sea on march 8 despite an intense air sea and underwater search.

malaysia's air force has acknowledged that military radar tracked what it called an "unidentified object" -- later determined to be mh370 -- crossing back through malaysian airspace and out toward the indian ocean after the plane diverted.

the air force said it took no action because the aircraft was not deemed "hostile" drawing heavy criticism over the lost opportunity to intercept or further track the plane.

malaysia's government has defended the air force decision without elaborating on how it was made but defence minister hishammuddin hussein has said military procedures would be reviewed in the wake of mh370.


Arab News

  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 6 2015 - IMF says Iran nuclear deal to boost Mideast economyAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) Iran's landmark nuclear deal will lift economic growth in the war-plagued Middle East next year as the rolling back of sanctions brings a rebound in oil exports, the IMF said ...

 Oct 6 2015 - Abu Dhabi s NBAD is 1 for GCC bonds DealogicEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 6th October 2015 (WAM) --- National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) the Safest Bank in Emerging Markets and the Middle East by Global Finance magazine is ...

 Oct 6 2015 - ADEC offers public school students an After School Support ProgrammeEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 6th October 2015 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Education Council ADEC has organised an "After School Support Programme" for students for the 2015/2016 ...

 Oct 6 2015 - Four UAE soldiers martyred in AdenEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 6th October 2015 (WAM) -- The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces has announced the death of four of its brave soldiers in Aden during their ...

 Oct 6 2015 - UAE- Ajman Ruler congratulates Egyptian PresidentEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AJMAN 6th October 2015 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman has sent a cable of congratulations to the ...

 Oct 6 2015 - UAE Ambassador to Bahrain attends mass weddingEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) MANAMA 6th October 2015 (WAM) --- Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Bahrain Abdul Redha Khouri recently attended a mass wedding for 202 couples with ...

 Oct 6 2015 - Dubai repays US500 million bonds certificatesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 6th October 2015 (WAM) -- The Government of Dubai acting through the Department of Finance has announced that the US$ 500 million Fixed Rate Note ...

 Oct 6 2015 - UAE- Emirates Airline offers special A380 fares to a host of destinationsEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 6th October 2016 (WAM) --- Travellers in the UAE gearing up for year-end trips can now enjoy special fares to a host of destinations served by the ...

 Oct 6 2015 - UAE-MENA healthcare providers to spend US2.73bn on IT products services in 2015Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Dubai 6th October 2015 (WAM) - Healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US$2.73 billion on IT products and services in 2015 ...

 Oct 6 2015 - Dhahi Khalfan opens 2015 edition of Critical Communications Middle East in DubaiEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Dubai 6th October 2015 (WAM) - Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim Deputy Chairman of Dubai Police and General Security led the opening ceremony of the ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help