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Old 23.03.2014, 21:58
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They were dropping gps markers to measure current to try track or 3stimate position of possible wreckage.

The pinger at best possible case scenario is about 5-6 kms but reality about 2 -3 km
Depressing but thanks anyway
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Very, if floating wreckage is found its going to take years to recover any sunken wreckage and the recorders.
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Old 24.03.2014, 15:22
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Looks like a Press Conference from the Malaysian PM is scheduled for tonight - in about 30 minutes. Seems that identifiable wreckage has been found, though I don't see any details yet.
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Old 24.03.2014, 15:50
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Conference at 3pm our time so in a few minutes.

BBC are reporting that the families have been called to an emergency meeting and also been texted to say all evidence now points to the fact that the flight came down and no one on board survived.
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Old 24.03.2014, 15:51
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

From what I just read on CNN,

"One object is "a grey or green circular object," and the other is "an orange rectangular object,"

And I guess two relatives of passengers were asked to attend the meeting with Malaysian authorities.

I'm so curious if these objects are in fact related to the missing plane. If they weren't, you'd think they'd release that info. immediately rather than scheduling a big press conference about it. But who knows...
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Old 24.03.2014, 15:56
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From what I just read on CNN,

"One object is "a grey or green circular object," and the other is "an orange rectangular object,"
Equally consistent with recent CNN Media reports:
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Old 24.03.2014, 16:03
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26711298?ocid
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Old 24.03.2014, 16:11
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

No hard confirmation but all info points to crashing in southern ocean. Maybe know more tonight as ships were directed towards the spotted debris.
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Old 25.03.2014, 01:11
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

The revelation that flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean is based on new analysis by UK investigators and the British satellite firm Inmarsat, Malaysia's prime minister has said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26720772

Oceanographer Dr Simon Boxall, from the University of Southampton, told the BBC: "The algorithms and the techniques [Inmarsat] have applied to try and locate - to within a certain area - where the last transmission was made is really quite phenomenal - but also quite tragic because it does show this plane was heading to an open area of ocean."
He continued: "They've probably crammed almost a year's worth of research into maybe a couple of weeks, so it's not a routine calculation they would ever, ever make.
"They've been looking at all the signals they have, all the recordings they have, and processing that many times over to try and pinpoint where the plane's signal came from. Technologically it's really quite astounding."

The plane sends a signal to a satellite once per hour, and
Inmarsat have analyzed the data and come up with the newest prediction

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26723980

The plane's sonar homing device will transmit signals underwater for about another 14 days, and so the race is now on to locate the exact site of the wreckage in very deep water, and violent seas (the roaring forties!) before the batteries run flat.

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Old 25.03.2014, 07:37
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No hard confirmation but all info points to crashing in southern ocean. Maybe know more tonight as ships were directed towards the spotted debris.
And now the investigators have to find out why the airplane went into the opposite direction to the southern Indian Ocean
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Old 25.03.2014, 09:36
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Really sad. After 17 long agonising days, families of passengers and crew on MH370 finally got the dreaded piece of "no survivors" confirmation from the Prime Minister - yet so many unanswered questions remain.

May all the souls rest in peace.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/24/wo...ane/index.html
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

They confirm that there are no survivors but they haven't actually found neither the plane nor the passengers! So how they can be sure that nobody survived?! Or that the plane actually crashed?

Must be horrible for the family of the passengers.

The same Malaysian authorities a week ago were confirming that the plane was hijacked...What happened ot that now?!
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Old 25.03.2014, 11:18
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The same Malaysian authorities a week ago were confirming that the plane was hijacked...What happened ot that now?!
The two scenarios are mutually consistent. I can't see any other reason for the plane to fly thousands of miles in the opposite direction to its flight plan.
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Old 25.03.2014, 11:20
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

The Malaysian authorities have been the same as they have been since day 1, incompetent idiots, they want it to be anything other then what it is as it shows them up, all the surrounding countries are so scared that it shows they have very little / no radar coverage and even if there system did pick the plane up they had no capacity or willingness to intercept that they have been stalling / making up wild stories to cover there own arses

a shambles from start to finish, we can only hope the black boxies are found (and not given to the Malaysians) so some proper answers can come out.

I'd wager the cause will be something very mundane like an electrical fire
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Old 25.03.2014, 11:32
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

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The Malaysian authorities have been the same as they have been since day 1, incompetent idiots, they want it to be anything other then what it is as it shows them up, all the surrounding countries are so scared that it shows they have very little / no radar coverage and even if there system did pick the plane up they had no capacity or willingness to intercept that they have been stalling / making up wild stories to cover there own arses

a shambles from start to finish, we can only hope the black boxies are found (and not given to the Malaysians) so some proper answers can come out.

I'd wager the cause will be something very mundane like an electrical fire
Good job that we have experienced air accident investigators like you participating on this forum to let the Malaysians know exactly where they went wrong. Maybe you could draw a picture of the black boxies using crayons to let them know exactly what they're looking for amongst all the fishies and seaweed.
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Old 25.03.2014, 11:33
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Good job that we have experienced air accident investigators like you participating on this forum to let the Malaysians know exactly where they went wrong. Maybe you could draw a picture of the black boxies using crayons to let them know exactly what they're looking for amongst all the fishies and seaweed.

will do, where should I send it
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Old 25.03.2014, 11:43
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Here you go, forward it on for me, its as close as they have got so far
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Old 25.03.2014, 11:51
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Here you go, forward it on for me, its as close as they have got so far
You have to admit, that's a pretty good crayon drawing of a black box.
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Old 25.03.2014, 11:56
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Here you go, forward it on for me, its as close as they have got so far
Excuse my pedantry, but could you please make it red?

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Excuse my pedantry, but could you please make it red?

So you want "bigblue2" to make a red-colored black-box? Are you sure you guys don't work for Malaysian Airlines?
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