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reply to post by auroraaus
Hello Dear Aurora,
I hope you heard the press conference with the official from Oz speaking... I'm interested in your feedback & comments as well...
I question why he is referring to this as a "mystery" rather than the official "crash" story...
I wonder why when posed with, "Will you stop the search because of" the money issue, etc., he said something to the effect of it's an international goodwill cause but there will have to be a "Day of Reckoning"... WT?
I just don't know what to think anymore...
As for US involvement in investigation/data grabbing, etc., I believe that was established earlier in this thread or in many of the articles/forums I've encountered over the past few weeks...
From a logical POV, this makes sense because Boeing is an American company based out of Seattle, Washington state if memory serves me correct. Also, the first lawsuit on behalf of victims' families has been filed in the US...
IF they are leaning towards terrorism, then you know that they will give data to CIA/FBI/& even Mossad...certainly there are experts on here that can jump in on that one, as my knowledge is fairly limited...
Hope this helps...
Slightly off-topic, but how do mangosteens differ from mangoes? Lol....
I suggest there is something stinky about how the Malaysian Government has kept misdirecting the search area.
Also, the first lawsuit on behalf of victims' families has been filed in the US...
The father of a passenger on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has begun a multi-million dollar litigation process against the airline and plane manufacturer in the United States, an aviation law firm said today.
A petition for discovery filed today in Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., names Malaysia Airlines and Boeing, the manufacturer of the missing 777 airplane, as the initial defendants, Monica Kelly, head of Global Aviation Litigation at Ribbeck Law, told ABC News. The law firm is based in Chicago.
reply to post by BurningSpearess
The interview I saw stated the petition for discovery could not be used for the information requested. So said the lawyer.
Highlighting the enormity of the task, Captain Matthews revealed that the ''towed pinger locator'' can detect emissions from the black box only if it is within about 1.6 kilometres of its beacon. And it must be towed at a snail-like 5km/h to be effective.
Captain Matthews said the black box's beacon could operate for a maximum of 45 days.
Good question. My guess is mostly taxpayers of countries other than Malaysia since other countries are doing most of the searching.
I am a bit naive when it comes to these things, but who foots the bill for the search, and its associated expenses? Does it get billed out to the owner of the Airlines, or is it dependent on the final outcome, pending determination of the cause?
They even admitted nobody was watching their military radar and only found what they later thought might be MH370 when they reviewed the data after the fact (which is something people should keep in mind when they say how impossible it is for planes to fly past military radar. If the country isn't at war and expecting an attack, we can't even be sure anybody is watching it):
Zhang Qihuai, the deputy chairman of the Beijing-based Aviation Law Society, said Malaysia had reacted too slowly.
“Emergency action should have been taken immediately after this sudden occurrence. If the Malaysians had deployed planes to search for the missing flight the minute the flight was found to be out of contact, it might have saved a lot of time and effort.”
Ang Haisong, a professor from Nanjing University’s College of Aerospace Engineering, said the country’s “response and performance” was in line with its capabilities. “Malaysia is a small country. It does not have strong navy or air force.”
Mr Hussein defended his country’s response and played down growing Chinese anger. "It is normal in a crisis of this magnitude, as time passes by, for there to be emotions and frustrations," he said.
They also admitted that no one had watched the military radar in real time, but had only seen the blip when they checked their records.
My experience with batteries would suggest that the newer the battery the longer it is likely to last, so a new battery will likely last quite a bit longer than 30 days, but battery replacement programs are probably designed to replace batteries before the battery life would fall below 30 days. The age of those batteries is probably known somewhere, but without more information like that we can't say how much longer than 30 days might be available.
The flight recorders run on batteries and so do not give up after 30 days - they wind down after 30 days and may give up sometime after that(some say up to 90 days altogether). There may still be time to find these boxes.
reply to post by sy.gunson
Sy, I understood your intent and totally agree. In this day of PC we have to watch our 6. Before N7 shut down there were several PIC who received admonishments for what was deemed sexual harassment. Mostly by the "male" cabin crew. BUT the reverse, when female cabin staff directed those things to cockpit crews it was deemed harmless fun by the Management. Ah well, it is all good. Blue skies my friend.
reply to post by UnixFE
You are very wrong, this could be very true!
Who says the cell is deep underground?! Dark does not = underground far.
It is not a "secret" base like area 51 secret, and their is a civilian population on that island, so most likely there is a mobile phone signal.
The phone was not in his pocket, he said very clearly it was up his ass.
I Do not know much about exif data.
To discount it 100% as unbelievable is pretty ignorant, its unlikely its true but most definitely not improbably.
PETALING JAYA: The Transport Ministry has confirmed that the last conversation between Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and air traffic control was at 1.19am and the last words spoken were "Goodnight Malaysian three seven zero"
Some tourists, after a sunny, relaxing vacation in Hawaii, were met with unwelcomed excitement when their United flight 1221 took off from Honolulu, Hawaii, headed to Los Angeles, California. The crew and passengers experienced a scare in the sky today when the flight had to turn around and make an emergency landing where it was met by Honolulu fire trucks.
"The alarm went off, and there was a strange smell which is hard to explain, and the cabin had lost pressure," said eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz, who was a passenger on the flight. At 1:34 pm (Hawaii Standard Time), the Honolulu Fire Department was onboard investigating the aircraft. "The plane was too heavy when it landed," Steinmetz texted. "A 'heavy landing' is how United is describing it.
"The plane now needs to be checked to make sure there's no 'structural damage,' meaning we do not know when we will take off again." All passengers were subsequently deplaned and have since been told they are now scheduled to board at 3 pm Hawaii Standard Time.
In the meantime, another United flight from Honolulu to Guam had to be canceled due to a technical issue. Those passengers are being put up in a hotel. At 3:52 pm, the aircraft pulled back from Gate 10 without any passengers and took a short test flight. About a half hour later, it was announced that passengers would soon be able to board the aircraft, but that was quickly followed up with a new announcement that the pilot had decided not to fly the plane to Los Angeles. It was a good news, bad news scenario, as the airline representative said that was the bad news, but the good news was that they had chartered a different aircraft to make the flight.