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Sunday, 16 March 2014
Could Flight MH370 have landed at the Island of Socotra, Yemen ?
If the last known satellite Ping was at 8:05 am Flight MH370 could have landed at the isolated island of Socotra, off the coast of Yemen and Somalia, flying low, never crossing any land radar ... Socotra, Yemen (Click to view Google Map)
Flight MH370 could have been modified, refuelled on Socotra and flown anywhere.... "Socotra is perhaps the most important refuelling hub for hijacked merchant vessels used as motherships, especially those operating between the Gulf of Aden and India's western waters, mainly off Oman and increasingly closer to the Strait of Hormuz" Somali pirates use Yemen island as fuel base
Are there any known Pirates in this area ??? What could they sell a 777 for ? Here is some more information on the Island of Socotra (Wikipedia):
"The island is very isolated and a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as "the most alien-looking place on Earth". The island measures 132 kilometres (82 mi) in length and 49.7 kilometres (30.9 mi) in width."