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Inmarsat statement on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
14 March 2014: Inmarsat has issued the following statement regarding Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Routine, automated signals were registered on the Inmarsat network from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 during its flight from Kuala Lumpur.
This information was provided to our partner SITA, which in turn has shared it with Malaysia Airlines.
For further information, please contact Malaysia Airlines.
"Routine, Automated Signals" From Missing Malaysia 777 Were Received By Satellite Network—Inmarsat Signals Detected During Missing Flight From Kuala Lumpur to Beijing—Inmarsat
Uighur separatists’ claim over missing flight MH370 may be re-examined
reply to post by reject
For a terrorist act carried out by 'Muslims', it is illogical to use an airline of a fellow Muslim country for this attack, as despite the large number of Chinese nationals on the passenger list, it is nevertheless a Malaysian aircraft and the attack will rather be seen as directed towards Malaysia than China. A Chinese aircraft would have been targeted instead. Also, criminals in the past have tended to proudly and quickly claim responsibility for such an attack; as far as I know such word is still not out on this accident.
reply to post by Leonidas
So is that still just conjecture or is it a fact that a satellite continued to read the pings? The same article from WSJ (who have reported falsities about this story but at this point who hasn't?) also stated that it "transmitted pings for at least 5 hours after vanishing" but that was reported by "sources" so I will say that is still rumor.
I am just asking in case I missed something and this is not a fact as I had thought and read from reliable sources such as the Inmarsat website.edit on 3/16/2014 by ThePawnsTheory because: Added info
(Reuters) - Entrenched in secret mountain bases on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, Uighur fighters are gearing up for retribution against China to avenge the deaths of comrades in Beijing's crackdown on a separatist movement, their leader told Reuters.
9.22pm AEST One last line from the press conference: investigators are still waiting for some countries to send background checks on the passengers. “There are still a few countries yet to respond to our requests,” the country’s police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar told a news conference.
. Updated at 9.22pm AEST 9.10pm AEST The last statement in the conference is revealing. The acting transport minister parties asks other countries to “come forward” with other information - most likely intelligence satellite and radar data - to help ”narrow the search area” which is far too massive for any kind of detailed search .
9.05pm AEST Key event There is more information coming in from the press conference during the Q&A: one of the transponder systems was switched off before the last communication from the pilot and his message , “All right, good night”. Updated at 9.17pm AEST 8.57pm AEST
AEST Press conference The formal statement by the transport minister is over let’s have a summary of what was said: • More than 20 countries have now been briefed after the search area for the plane was widened to two corridors in the last few days. These include countries as far apart as Kazakhstan and Indonesia.
• Malaysian authorities have requested support from those countries. This includes satellite and primary radar data and requesting deployment of sea search assets.
• Discussions are underway as to how to best deploy those assets and interestingly, the northern search corridor - from Malaysia towards central Asia - and the southern corridor - from Malaysia towards the Indian Ocean - are being given equal importance in terms of search capabilities. Currently more ships are needed for the southern corridor.
• The government is also asking China, US and France to provide further satellite data. • The investigation is refocusing on the backgrounds of the passengers, pilots and even ground staff. The families of the pilot and co-pilot have been interviewed. We were told that they did not ask to fly together on this flight.
• Police are examining a flight simulator belonging to one of the pilots of the missing jetliner.
Updated at 9.02pm AEST 8.38pm AEST At the press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Hussein said that the police were looking at the pilot’s home flight simulator and had just searched the home of the co-pilot. He said that the pilot and co-pilot did not request to fly together.
What if the Malaysian government has been in negotiation with the hijackers all this time , and they couldn't say so because it would've put the passengers in danger .
reply to post by DrHammondStoat
Cheers for that latest conference update mate!
Trying my absolute hardest not to read between the lines with it, but this website encourages my tin foil hat fashion accessory :S
The government is also asking China, US and France to provide further satellite data.
Beijing has resorted to taking the unusual step of publicly haranguing Malaysia’s government - a sign that whatever pressure it is applying in private is failing to produce results.
After Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday that the Boeing 777 might have flown beyond the current search area, Beijing reacted with fury, a sign that the announcement took it by surprise.
A deputy Chinese foreign minister demanded “more thorough and accurate information” about the new search area.
A stinging commentary by China’s official Xinhua News Agency accused Malaysia and the United States of dragging their feet, adding that the former “bears inescapable responsibility”
Malaysia said today the number of countries involved in efforts to find a missing passenger jet had nearly doubled to 25 as it began a new push to find the plane across a vast arc of land and ocean
Shah is believed to have attended a controversial trial where Ibrahim was jailed for five years for sodomy, after his acquittal for the same charge was overturned.
No Link with missing jet capt. - Malay Opp.
"If there is any concrete data backing up an allegation, we will respond to it. If anyone aboard (the flight) chose to attend the Anwar trial that is their right as it was in open court," he told English newspaper the Malaysian Star.
Asked if Zaharie Ahmad was often seen at functions organised by PKR or the opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (People's Alliance), he said he didn't not know Ahmad personally.
"I did not know who he was until the news broke out about the plane last Saturday," said Fahmi.
PKR vice president N. Surendran said there "is not a drop of evidence to support such speculation".
"Let us be fair to the missing captain as well -- he cannot answer for himself," he said.