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(Reuters) - Satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no information about where the stray jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the investigation said on Thursday.
But the "pings" indicated that the aircraft's maintenance troubleshooting systems were switched on and ready to communicate with satellites, showing the aircraft, with 239 people on board, was at least capable of communicating after the jet lost touch with Malaysian air traffic controllers.
Obama administration officials later said the new information was that the plane's engines remained running for approximately four hours after it vanished from radar early on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing.
reply to post by Xavierm
No it's baffling to say the least!
I don't know what he was trying to point out with such a comparison to be honest!!!
I heard it was a mistranslation, but even the recovery story added confusion!
Do people consider Washington a source of reliable information? When we find the plane will it also lead the world to hideout of the weapons of mass destruction?
Did you correct yourself in your followup post? As far as I know he never said it, and in your next post you said he said there was "a plane", yes he said it was a plane, but didn't say it was the missing MH370.
The statement on the airline's site has never changed. I've read them all as they are released and they all still say what they said when they were first posted.
The media is doing a bad job, but you haven't shown where officials have changed their story, especially not the official statements by the airline.
reply to post by DrHammondStoat
Okay, thank you. I just got home from work so catching up.
This is seriously messed up.
They're the same area of China. One is Google Maps and the other Google Earth. I posted both because the topography is more easily understood in Maps, but the Earth pic shows more detail in terms of actual features such as the airport and rail depot, which is really huge. It runs most of the length of the eastern ridge.
reply to post by Bilk22
Is the first pic the same as the second pic?
What was the wording of those original stories. I saw the original tweet, which everything else supposedly came from, but what was the exact wording of those full articles, I skimmed one but didn't read it as thoroughly as I need to now...
Do you have a screen shot or the original of one of those deleted articles?
reply to post by Vasa Croe
With this new Indian Ocean situation, are you still thinking Male and the Maldives? This is a 4 hour 25 min destination from where the plane was last heard from?
Here is an interesting article I just found
How Terrorists Could Exploit GPS Flaws to Hijack Ships and Planes from 08/05/2013
Why do you say "he never should have mentioned it". Their job is to find the missing plane. Also they never said they "moved" the search there, they said they "expanded" the search to include that area, which should have been a giveaway that they weren't sure it was the missing plane. So you would have him not mention it and not search for what could have been the missing plane in an expanded search area? Is that reasonable?
I'll concede that they may not have meant to imply it was MH370, but if he didn't then he never should have mentioned it, especially since moving part of the search to that area strengthens the thought that they saw the plane there. They believed it could have been the plane and are increasingly backing away from that thought, likely because two different civilian planes were in the approximate area at the times listed.
I've got news for you. People see people differently especially if they are mixed race. This is not a story changing, it's two different people talking.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the guys had Asian features. Hishammuddin Hussein said that was untrue. Sure, different officials, but they should have the same knowledge and it's the story changing.
I just reposted the link from page 125 explaining that again on page 128, but I'm not gonna repost it on every page, but yeah it's hard to keep up. At least now you know where to look.
And in the spirit of contradicting info, does anyone have anything solid on whether or not the engines sent data hours after they lost signal? I've seen unnamed sources say it did and it didn't, while we also have Jay Carney referring to the data as though it's the truth.