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reply to post by Zaphod58
Where is the black box situated on a plane? And will the ROV have adequate tools to get it and bring it back? On accident such as these do they leave the corpses in the ocean or it is possible to have them sent back to their families? Anyone knows the rate of putrefaction of a human body in the ocean? Must be quick with al these shrimps and crabs down there.edit on 112014Thursdayam430Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:56:01 -0500America/Chicagov56 by Golantrevize because: (no reason given)
reply to post by bobs_uruncle
It hasn't gone backwards. The Bluefin is a side scan sonar ROV. There are several ROVs that operate at that depth, or even deeper. The one from Japan dove to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Most of those don't have a wide area sonar search capability though, so there's not much point in deploying them until there's debris found.
reply to post by minusinfinity
Because they heard pings that match the recorder locator pingers. They are not naturally occurring frequencies, and matched up to the satellite data from Inmarsat showing possible flight paths.