Day 12: Were cell phones jammed aboard missing airliner?

Why didn’t any of the 239 people aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 make a phone call if the plane experienced trouble?

Investigators believe the plane flew for hours after disappearing from Malaysian radar at about 1:30 a.m. on March 8, but there’s been no report of anyone using their phone.

A Time.com article suggests it would have been simple to “jam” passenger cellphones aboard the Boeing 777 using off-the-shelf electronics available in Asia.

Once a jammer (or jammers) was activated, the passengers would have been unable to make phone calls, the article says.

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