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Local pilot talks about missing Malaysia flight; and how you can help in the search

Updated: Tuesday, March 18 2014, 10:34 PM CDT
Reported by: James Tully

A local pilot offers his thoughts on Malaysia Flight 370, which has been missing for 11 days as of Tuesday night.
The latest developments include indications that the sudden turn the plane took was plant, as the search area to find possible wreckage has expanded to the size of the continental United States.

Harrisburg pilot Heskel Burnstein has been piloting small planes for almost two decades, and he joins a growing list of aviators can't make sense of this situation.

"Well without any voice transmission, without any data to know what happened.  The thing disappeared and its a big airplane to just disappear," Burnstein says.
The latest news Indicates Flight 370's sudden change in direction was programmed before the final signoff from the co-pilot.

A retired Malaysia Airlines pilot says he has already come to his own private conclusion that it must've been some form of on lawful human interference.   He adds how puzzling the lack of communication seems.
Burnstein has a difficult time wrapping his head around that as well.
"We tend to think everything is recorded everything is tracked. Probably truer here in the U.S.
I guess less so there."

As the search area has expanded to a staggering 7,000,000 square miles, a website is actually allowing anyone to help in the search. is using satellite imagery to allow people to scan the search area and report any findings.

As the search area expanded on Tuesday the website expanded its capabilities as well.
Local pilot talks about missing Malaysia flight; and how you can help in the search

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