So far, so good — or so it seemed. But at this point things quickly fell apart. The airplane began to turn left, away from the localizer. It descended to 9,200 feet while accelerating to 152 knots, then climbed to 10,200 feet and slowed to 76 knots. By the time it had turned almost 180 degrees and was flying away from the airport, it was back at 8,900 feet with a groundspeed of 120 knots. The last two radar fixes are perplexing; the airplane was at 8,700 feet with a groundspeed of 20 knots, and then, 24 seconds later at 1220:11, it was at 8,400 feet with a groundspeed of 38 knots. The speeds are implausible, but at any rate the Malibu was clearly out of control.