posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 11:41 AM
As the primary thread, located here
is approaching the 400 page cutoff, I'm going to
start a spinoff thread where we can continue discussing the missing flight.
Current updates, as of 4/17:
David Mearns, director of Bluewater Recoveries, and a world renowned wreck hunter, says he's confident they have found the crash site.
Bluefin 21 is beginning another search, after completing a full 16 hour search on the third attempt (16 hours searching, four hours analyzing) The
first two attempts were cut short by the depth, and mechanical problems. Officials say they think that the ROV can go deeper than the current 15,000
foot depth it's limited to. They are currently analyzing the data from the first search. They are planning to reprogram the ROV to operate down to
16,400 feet, as opposed to the current 15,092 feet.
The oil slick found this week is not related to the aircraft. The oil was not fuel or hydraulic fluid.
Malaysian officials have said that the search will continue through the holiday weekend. An estimate for the search, using private companies, shows
it could cost a quarter billion dollars before it's over. Bluefin 21 has currently searched 34.7 square miles, of an area 370 miles long and 30