Was listening to a professional pilot on Hannity this afternoon while in the car ... his take on the situation was that if it had been blown apart (either by some plane failure or terrorism), some debris would have been found. If the plane had sunk, the tracker beam would have gone off; they are set off by salt water. If, on the other hand, the pilot had set the plane down on land, relatively softly, the tracker would not have been activated. The pilot can deactivate the tracker, but he could think of no reason why a pilot would do that. If there was rapid decompression, he said it takes just 5 seconds for the pilot to get his oxygen mask. This plane can glide for a long distance.
So what happened to the plane?