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Old 17.06.2014, 23:07
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Nope, haven't heard anything about the crash for weeks now, let alone any reports of fireballs crashing into the sea.
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Old 18.06.2014, 07:56
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Old 18.06.2014, 10:14
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

The Malaysians watched the plane turn around (from the course north towards Vietnam), on their military radar, it flew south west and then west, and then they lost it when it passed to the north of Indonesia, yet they failed to do anything lest they jeopardized the position and the range of their secret military radar...

Thanks to some excellent work by a scientist in London, at Inmarsat an international satellite company, the Malaysian government was informed of 2 likely areas to search for the plane. One north towards Afghanistan and one south near Australia. Later further analysis from the satellite Doppler report, suggests it turned south.

The programme suggests that the 2 pilots would have about one minute to react to a partial decompression (Maybe a gun shot made a hole in the aircraft skin) before losing consciousness (Greek flight crashed near Cyprus) Then with everyone unconscious the plane flew on for hours on automatic pilot, before running out of fuel.

The communications satellite and the aircraft were in touch via radio "handshakes every hour" and by checking the data logs, Inmarset were able to calculate where the plane was positioned before it stopped transmitting. The last hand shake was a partial incomplete one: Inmarsat state this was probably due to the aircraft satellite system re-starting, after a temporary power failure on the aircraft. This could be the point when the plane ran out of fuel.

A search was made "near" the predicted site, but not exactly where Inmarsat had predicted. If the search had started 2 weeks earlier west of Perth, they might have located the wreck before the battery powered locator stopped sending "pings" from the black box.

http://www.inmarsat.com/news/malaysian-government-publishes-mh370-details-uk-aaib/

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Old 28.08.2014, 10:22
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

The search goes on.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

Well, it's nearly a year on, a MH370 is still missing.

If it crashed into the ocean, then Neptune has devoured every last crumb..not piece of life vest or insulation, chair fabric or curtain left to wash up on some beach somewhere.

For the loved ones remaining, the torment must be unbearable.
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Old 03.03.2015, 13:37
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

National Geographic are doing a special programme on 8th March at 8pm if you can pick it up. Will be interesting to see what they have to say.
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Old 29.07.2015, 20:58
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

Debris found on Reunion Island is being checked for any connection to MH370:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/29/af...investigation/

The piece in the pictures seems rather small to be from a 777, imo.
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Old 29.07.2015, 21:03
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

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Debris found on Reunion Island is being checked for any connection to MH370:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/29/af...investigation/

The piece in the pictures seems rather small to be from a 777, imo.
Could easily be part of the flaps/ailerons/air-brakes....

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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

Given the size i would say that's part of a wing flight control surface. Aileron or flap section.
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Old 29.07.2015, 21:35
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

Aviation expert thinks it'a a 777 control surface too.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...es-flight.html

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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

Definitely a wing flight control or augmentation surface.. I don't know the 777 well enough to say which part but the mention of a flaperon and the IPC drawing matches perfectly.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

Only one Boeing 777 has ever crashed into the sea. This has to be MH370.
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Old 30.07.2015, 09:58
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

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Only one Boeing 777 has ever crashed into the sea. This has to be MH370.
If the part that's been found is confirmed to be from a 777 then yes, but it'll need to be confirmed that it is indeed from a 777 and Boeing will need to confirm that it is actually from MH370.

Despite all that it's looking positive as even from my inexperienced eye it does appear to match the drawings of the part in question.

However it remains to be seen how useful this will be in finding the main wreckage of MH370, other than confirming what's already been accepted as fact in that MH370 ditched into the Indian Ocean. A year and 4 months is a long time to drift and it's likely that the part has covered quite a distance in that time.

I suppose that an analysis of the prevailing ocean currents over the last year would help narrow down a search area, but that area is still likely to be vast.
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Old 30.07.2015, 10:00
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Only one Boeing 777 has ever crashed into the sea. This has to be MH370.
And the location it was found apparently fits perfectly with the suspected crash site and Indian ocean currents.
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Old 30.07.2015, 14:38
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

Seems a suitcase has also been washed up now; nothing positive to connect it to this flight and also pretty badly damaged.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

So now that they've discovered the wings, they just have to locate the Wongs.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

People are now claiming such parts have been washing up for months.
There is a man whose job it is to clear the beach and burn anything that has drifted in; he claims to have burnt aircraft seats and suitcases.

So strange a story could even be true
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

Apparently it's confirmed

http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/5/907...debris-reunion
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Old 03.12.2015, 11:28
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

Some good news with promising results on the way ...

At least it will hopefully relieve more info and answer some questions, in order to give families of deceased some peace of mind.

MH370: Australia 'confident' in search site for plane
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-34991047
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

New input coming from the Australian Transport Bureau (via DailyBeast) claims electrical failure led to the failure of airplane parts. Since the plane's systems were shut down, pilots could not contact ground personnel to transmit location and make an sos call. After the outage, the transponder and a separate system stopped working.

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While the ATSB report did not mention the exact time of the power outage, the Daily Beast made the assessment that it could have been between the last contact with the plane and the first attempt from ground to contact MH370 -- between a period of about 44 minutes. The report also estimated that the power loss was likely rapid.

The first electronic “handshake,” or a pulse, sent automatically from the plane with at least one system working, was recorded by London-based satellite operator Inmarsat 21 minutes after the airline’s dispatchers tried to contact MH370. The report said that seven “handshakes” were recorded from the Boeing 777-200 by an Inmarsat ground station in Australia, with the first one recorded during takeoff. The last pulse was recorded about 1,500 miles from the nearest land mass of southwestern Australia in the Indian Ocean. The Satellite Data Unit, used to transmit the pulse from MH370, was reportedly able to reboot within a minute to transpond the hourly pings for the rest of the flight.

The ATSB report gave four possible reasons for the power loss, starting with a sudden failure triggering the Auxiliary Power Unit to restore emergency power and an action on overhead switches inside the cockpit. The third reason mentioned was if someone accessed the Main Equipment Center below the flight desk, pulled out the circuit breaker and reset it. An intermittent technical failure was also cited as a likely reason.

While authorities have not been able to determine the most valid cause, the idea of the pilots being involved in the plane’s disappearance seemed far-fetched, according to the analysis.
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