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According to Mr Thomas, the Ocean Shield and the HMS Echo have both left the search area “at speed” and sources had told his there was a possibility they had “triangulated” and located the black box.
He stressed these were unconfirmed reports.
Exactly how are the "pings" from the blackbox still working?
I remember them saying those boxes will usually die off around the 30 day mark.
MH370 Mangosteens update
The police have clarified that the crates of mangoesteens on MH370 did not all come from Muar orchards but were just packed in the Johor town.
This followed assertions by Federal Agricultural Martketing Council (Fama) that mangoesteens were not in season in Johor when MH370 disappeared last month.
"I did not say they were from Muar, just that the suppliers were from Muar and that we will investigate to the extent (of who plucked the fruits).
"They were collated in Muar... before they were sent to KLIA (to be loaded onto MH370)," said inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar at a press conference.
Houston says Nein
Search coordinators say there has been no major breakthrough in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, contradicting prime minister Tony Abbott's comments that authorities were confident they know the location of the black box.
Houston says Noooo
The latest acoustic signal detected in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was unlikely to be from the missing plane and there had been no major breakthrough in the more than month-long hunt, Australian officials said on Friday.
Analysis of the signal, captured by a listening device buoy and relayed to an Australian ship on Thursday, was unlikely to be related to the aircraft's black boxes, Angus Houston, head of the Australian search, said in a statement.
"On the information I have available to me, there has been no major breakthrough in the search for MH370," Houston added, following unconfirmed reports in some media that the black boxes had been located.
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*trying hardest refraining from making a Keanu Reeves reference*
It might possibly be another one of those misinformation/miscommunication issues.
But like... Why would they speed away? Does that use more fuel? It's days going by ship to the search area..
He seems to be very cautious and going at pains to make sure he's not giving out false hope.
This is as bad as the person who could not understand how to convert between UTC and local time.
Looks like facts are pretty much frowned upon here.
You mean like the person who frowns upon the fact an aircraft with 7.5 hours fuel which takes off forty minutes past midnight can't fly at low level for 8.5 hours and then another hour and a half to reach Diego Garcia.
To reach Maldives from KUL via IGARI takes 2,109nm at low altitude (10,000ft) and takes 6.8 hours.
This means if MH370 flew to the Maldives at low level it would have reached there at 7:55am Malay time with fuel almost exhausted. It would have required another hour and 25 minutes to reach Diego Garcia - not possible.
Flying at low altitude it would not have been still in the air at 9.15am Malaysian time