On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 101.9 FM Fargo-Moorhead

Weather

Current Conditions(Fargo,ND 58103)

More Weather »
62° Feels Like: 62°
Wind: SSE 9 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Clear 53°

Tomorrow

Mostly Cloudy 75°

Wed Night

Isolated Thunderstorms 57°

Alerts

UND Aviation expert sheds some light on Malaysian airliner disappearance

by

GRAND FORKS (KFGO AM) University of North Dakota aviation expert Jim Higgins discounts most theories about the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner.

Higgins, a former airline pilot, believes suicide by one or more of the cockpit crew is a likely possibility. He says evidence the jet's comunication systems appear to have been deliberately shut down and the plane flew for several hours after losing contact with ground control rules out a catastrophic mid-air failure.

Higgins doubts the airliner could have landed somewhere because it would have been picked up on radar. Professor Higgins teaches long range navigation and advanced aircraft operations at UND's aviation school and is a CBS Radio News airline analyst.

Comments