Skip to comments.Terrific! Batteries on Missing #MH370 Black Box Were [NOT!] Expired, Due to Be Replaced
Posted on 04/05/2014 10:18:12 AM PDT by servo1969
Malaysian officials admitted Saturday that the batteries on the black box of missing flight MH370 were expired and due to be replaced.
The plane has been missing for 28 days.
A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, 8th March 2014. The plane was carrying a total number of 227 passengers including two infants and twelve crew members.
The Strait Times reported:
Malaysia Airlines chief executive officer (CEO) Ahmad Jauhari Yahya today confirmed that the batteries of the black box pingers of the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 were due for replacement in June.
And as far as the batteries are concerned, we confirm that there is a maintenance programme whereby the batteries are replaced prior to its expiry.
We do know that the batterries are due for replacement only in June 2014, he said at a briefing on the search operation for MH370, here today.
Ahmad Jauhari said this in respond to a question from the floor whether the pinger batteries were due for replacement in 2012, as claimed by its US based manufacturer Dukane Seacom Inc.
On Friday, Dukane Seacom Inc president Anish Patel told CNN that the recorders were scheduled for battery replacements in 2012, but they were never returned for the overhaul.
All commercial aircraft are required to carry pingers, known as underwater locator beacons, to help investigators locate them should they crash into water.
One is attached to the flight data recorder (FDR) and another to the cockpit voice recorder (CVR).
The FDR and CVR make up the flight recorders, also known as the black box. The pings sound about once per second, and can be detected from two nautical miles away by towed pinger locators (TPLs).
As the Church lady says “ how convenient “
It seems someone doesn’t want this aircraft found.
This really does it.
Over and out.
Why am I reminded of all the times the police dash-cams suddenly “don’t work”?
Ques.: Who got a million dollars for a plane delivering 6 suitcase bombs.
I've been in meetings with people like this -- a design process or a business case analysis can be like a chess match. With much struggle, and lots of maneuvering, you can approach a solution. You say to yourself, "Three more moves! I'll checkmate in just three moves!"
And then suddenly you're playing Texas Hold 'em and the long process starts all over again.
Because some people don't want you to reach the end.
This may not be as bad as they’re making it out to be. Batteries are required to be changed long before their useful life is over. Had a friend who worked for the Public Utilities Commission. He gave me bags of 9 volt batteries. They were required to change them every week, even if the testing device had not been used that week. I’d use the batteries in the same tester he used, and they lasted 9 months. And I did 4 tests every single day. Water company chlorine tester.
Travelers who have to fly foreign carriers should have all their affairs in order. They are really risking their lives.
Good to know. Thanks for that info.
No debris in the ocean, questionable pilots, now the batteries are bad...something is rotten in Denmark.
For all we know they have already expired.
Exactly what I thought, and posted...
As per the lobbyist requests
they did not expire till June, what is the big deal?
Time to call BS on this entire thing. As if it would take them this long to make that known!