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reply to post by TheBlackpoolOne
Yeah, it is really hard to say what it is.
The plane could be anywhere.
I'm not sure how much I trust the satellite pings.
Just seems like everyone is grasping at straws.
reply to post by qd22vcc
I am reading elsewhere that there seems to be a report of a greek tanker that seems to have come across some floating tpye of luggage or brief case? Not sure. The source is in a different language. Supposidly a S&R has been sent to check it out, but it will take a few hours to get there.
Source if you can read it
To Greek truck «ELKA Athina» received signal for possible finds fatal Boeing
Located in the Strait of Malacca four hours from the point of findings
PUBLICATION: 12:32 | Last updated: 13:34
Greek tanker named «ELKA Athina» of European Product Carriers interests of the shipowner Karnezi
sailing in the Strait of Malacca received signal, along with other adjacent vessels by a coast station in Indonesia to rush into this position: latitude north and longitude 0551 09 657, 5 East to check suspicious objects that may resemble suitcases and may be fatal from Boeing of Malaysia Airlines. The ship is on a course to this point, which is expected to arrive in 3-4 hours. Evolution comes time which thickens the mystery about the fate of Flight MI370 who mysteriously disappeared eight days. captain of «ELKA Athina» is the second officer and Zampelis Dimitris Dimitris Karagiannis.
reply to post by Arbitrageur
I guess a guy who had sim training 9 years ago might think he could land safely in the outback.
"This is a significant recalibration of the search," Hishammuddin told reporters on Sunday. "From focusing mainly on shallow seas, The search was already a highly complex, multinational effort. It has now become even more difficult."
Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, has already spoken with the heads of state of Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and India; the foreign ministry has briefed at least 22 countries regarding the new search efforts as well as any additional countries that may be able to provide assistance.
Those countries include Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, with special assistance regarding satellite data requested from the US, China and France.
Surveillance airplanes and maritime vessels will also be needed in the search for the missing jet along the southern corridor, where the Indian Ocean can reach depths of two miles and radar coverage is patchy at best.
Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that the plane departed for Beijing with enough fuel only to reach its scheduled destination, so it would have been likely to run out after about seven hours' flight time – if flying at normal cruising altitudes. But with reports emerging that the aircraft may have been flying at altitudes as high as 45,000ft, authorities also confirmed on Sunday that the plane need not have been flying for the duration of the period it was picked up by satellites.
The satellite "pings" that were last read at 8.11am on Saturday – some six hours after Malaysian military radar last detected the aircraft over the Malacca Strait at 2.15am – could still have been transmitting data from the ground, if the plane were to have landed, said Malaysia's civil aviation chief, Abdul Rahman.
"The plane can still transmit pings from the ground as long as there is electrical power," he said.
The person in control of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 issued their last communication to air traffic control after the first set of aircraft communications was disabled, Malaysian authorities have confirmed, adding further weight to suspicion that the plane was hijacked.
The latest revelation suggests that the person who delivered the “All right, good night” message to Kuala Lumpur air traffic controllers just before the Boeing-777 disappeared from their radar at 1.22am and diverted from its scheduled flightpath to Beijing was also aware that the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (Acars) had been manually shut down.
Investigations still do not appear to know who was at the helm and what their intentions were when the aircraft disappeared from civilian radar more than a week ago.
Experts on aircraft maintenance have explained that the plane’s communications system can only be disabled manually – a process that requires switching a number of cockpit controls in sequence until a computer screen necessitates a keyboard input ...
Citing Malaysian air force radar data, the prime minister revealed that the missing flight did indeed turn back, then flew westward back over Peninsula Malaysia before turning northwest.
"These movements are consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane," he said.
The last confirmed signal between the plane and a satellite came at 8:11 a.m. Malaysian time on March 8, about seven hours and 31 minutes after takeoff.
As Malaysian officials uncovered new data on the possible flight path of MH370 that point to two new corridors and search operation keeps on demanding immense resources, Malaysian government has asked assistance of as many as 25 countries.
It also requested the United States, China and France to share more satellite images along with many other countries.
In the last 24 hours the Malaysian prime minister has spoken to prime ministers of Bangladesh and India, as well as presidents of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. The Malaysian foreign minister has also briefed officials from countries in the north and southern corridors. This includes a briefing to representatives from 22 countries including nations along the new search corridors as well as other countries that may be able to help.
"Basically, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Australia have been approached. Malaysian officials are requesting assistance from these and other countries. This support includes general satellite data, radar playback, visions of ground and sea search and assets as appropriate," he added.
My colleague Shiv Malik has been looking into the Twitter history of Rupert Murdoch, who has used the microblogging site to suggest that the disappearance of the jetliner is the work of jihadists trying to make trouble for China ...
777crash confirms jihadists turning to make trouble for China. Chance for US to make common cause, befriend China while Russia bullies.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) March 9, 2014
World seems transfixed by 777 disappearance. Maybe no crash but stolen, effectively hidden, perhaps in Northern Pakistan, like Bin Laden.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) March 15, 2014
reply to post by kanbanozaurus
The information posted from the report makes it very clear that ''the pilot'' means the person piloting the plane.
Something that hasn't been reported yet is whether this has been through voice recognition or was a normal thing for the flight's designated pilot or co pilot to say, which would perhaps provide additional information.edit on 16-3-2014 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)