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Originally posted by ufosbri
think about all the people that would have phones on them no one phoned home strange sounds like Bermuda triangle stuf.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by iwannaseethisshipgodown
They HAVE GPS!!
But, it is used by the pilots to navigate....it usually doesn't transmit a location. However, in future, I see this as becoming a distinct possiblity.
Still...this is a tragic accident, unlikely any survivors will be found. AND, technology, is a tool....not a panacea or magic. EVEN if the GPS could be tracked --- once in the ocean, the tech won't function. Flight Recorders, actually....don't float. They DO have a signal, to transmit...when they detect a high G force...but, it lasts for only about 24 hours. Batteries die, eventually.....
If an airplane went down in the mid-Atlantic, it could be very difficult to find any physical wreckage," said John Hansman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "The mid-oceans are one of the remotest parts of the world. It's like going to the North Pole. It's in an area of where there is very limited ability to communicate."
That could prove a major headache for safety investigators who place a high priority on finding the plane's black box data and voice recorders. Typically, the black boxes have tracking beacons that activate when the boxes get wet. The radio signal works for about 30 days. Search teams will have to be within 4,000 to 5,000 feet of the black box location to pick up the signals.
June 1 (Bloomberg) -- The missing Air France Airbus flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris with 228 people aboard flashed 10 distress signals and then probably crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, the company said.
The flight sent 10 distress messages shortly before it disappeared, signaling an “unexpected and exceptional incident aboard,” Gourgeon said, without giving more details.
Originally posted by kotisan
reply to post by reugen
Smacks of fiction.
Originally posted by dreamsrfree
They only have 6 weeks left to travel and were going to Rio de Janiero, Spain, Portugal, Morooco, Switzerland and England so it's a good possiblity they may have gone to Rio for 5 days first considering all the places they have yet to see.
The disappearance of Air France 447 is shrouded in an air of mystery that sets it apart from other aircraft disasters.
There was no distress signal.
Originally posted by The Blind Watchmaker
The wife of a man on the plane who just called in to sky news said that shes been ringing his phone and it's still ringing! How can that be. (Unless he left it somewhere obviously)
[edit on 1-6-2009 by The Blind Watchmaker]