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Passengers can sustain up to 2 months if plane crashed at sea, says geostrategist

A geostrategist today dwelled on the prospects of aircraft passengers' survival in the event of a crash at sea.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) geostrategist Prof Dr Azmi Hassan, who spoke to Bernama after participating in a BernamaTV programme, said if flight MH370 had really crashed at sea, survivors could likely sustain for up to two months at sea.

"That is if they are in an emergency dinghy that contains all the essential items such as vests, tents and food," he opined.

Meanwhile, he encouraged anxious families of the missing flight's passengers and crew to remain calm and positive.

"The radar could not detect the aircraft probably because the latter was flying too low. The radar's tracking capability is limited," he said.

On Saturday, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people onboard went off the radar at 1.30 am, one hour after departing from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. – Bernama, March 11, 2014.

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