Day 11: Could pilots intentionally avoid radar?

Could the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 avoid radar detection?

In some parts of the world, yes, writes CNN, in an article that suggests planes as large as the one missing since Saturday could slip past radar if pilots sought out “blind spots.”

“It certainly is possible to fly through the mountains in that part of the world and not be visible on radar. Also, an experienced pilot, anyone who wanted to go in that direction, could certainly plot out all the known radar locations, and you can easily determine, where are the radar blind spots?” said former FBI agent and security specialist Jeffrey Beatty. ”It’s the type of things the Americans did when they went into Pakistan to go after Osama bin Laden.”

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