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Sy: That's not what obsessive compulsive disorder is. You'd be looking at generalised anxiety disorder.
Zaphod: What about 3-4 tonnes of mangosteens? They'd be floating right?
Selection of foams for seats is based on requirements such as wear, comfort, flotation, flammability, and others. To meet these requirements, many different foams of various densities are used. The foam in the cushions is either molded to the final shape or cut from existing foam stock and bonded together with adhesives. Open cell urethane foams are most commonly used with densities as low as 1.98/ft3.
If the cushion is to serve as a flotation device in emergency situations, the foam must be closed cell; polyethylene foams are often used for this. Neoprene, silicone, and modified urethane foams can be used for cushions to meet FAR 25.853(c) without a fire-blocking textile. They may also be used as fire blockers over conventional foams. The densities of these foams have a range of 3 to 4 lb/ft3
British satellite company Inmarsat has ‘finally understood’ the partial ping it received from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which has been missing since March 8.
Chris McLaughlin, senior vice-president for external affairs, said the final ping or handshake was only partially transmitted because the aircraft had ran out of fuel, reported The Daily Telegraph.
"The partial handshake would be the plane running out of fuel and faltering for a moment, so the system went off network and then briefly powered up and had communication with the network,” he was quoted as saying.
"The plane looked for a final communication before it went off - and that was it,"
reply to post by UKGuy1805
so if this plane did crash into the Indian Ocean just west of Perth, then those who follow the Tags would have seen a large shoal of Sharks heading for one particular Zone.... Makes one wonder..
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Is it possible that all of the passengers were killed and then thrown into the ocean as the plane flew around that area for a number of hours after disappearing from radar and then the plane flown to a destination to be used later? I would think if this happened that a body or bodies would have surely been seen or would have washed up on shore. Is this correct or could bodies never be seen again - especially considering the number of passengers that were on board?
reply to post by UKGuy1805
One interesting fact, Australia is surrounded by Sharks. Sharks are usually Tagged and are followed as they swim all Global Oceans 24/7 365 days per year. A Shark can detect Blood from about 10 miles away, so if this plane did crash into the Indian Ocean just west of Perth, then those who follow the Tags would have seen a large shoal of Sharks heading for one particular Zone.... Makes one wonder..
reply to post by Tallone
Investigators never release all information until the final report. They are not obligated to release anything, let alone every tiny detail.
I think the doors on aircraft open outwards, and it would be hard to close the door after tossing the passengers.
....Since their appointments at MAS the airline has suffered a succession of serious inflight incidents particularly problems with poor avionics maintenance.
Following the loss of MH370 there was a deliberate arson attack on 26 March inside the Avionics Maintenance base destroying documents vital to understanding the loss of MH370.
It has all the appearance that inept politically appointed maintenance managers may have destroyed records to prevent investigations of the cause of MH370's loss.
When employees of the airline leaked news of the arson attack to the outside world the junior Deputy CEO Aminuddin Zakaria issued a threat in writing to all airline staff on 31 March threatening instant dismissal and strong legal repercussions for any staff criticising the airline's management online....
Houston's comments contradicted an earlier statement from Australia's acting prime minister, Warren Truss, who said search crews would launch the Bluefin 21 autonomous sub today. A spokesman for Truss said the conflicting information was a misunderstanding, and Truss acknowledged the sub was not being used immediately.