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Terrific! Batteries on Missing #MH370 Black Box Were [NOT!] Expired, Due to Be Replaced
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-5-2014 | Jim Hoft

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).



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KEYWORDS: 370; 777; blackbox; flightrecorder; malaysia; mh370
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1 posted on 04/05/2014 10:18:12 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Oh darn!


2 posted on 04/05/2014 10:18:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: servo1969

As the Church lady says “ how convenient “


3 posted on 04/05/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

It seems someone doesn’t want this aircraft found.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 10:19:31 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: servo1969

This really does it.
Over and out.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 10:22:08 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: null and void; servo1969

Why am I reminded of all the times the police dash-cams suddenly “don’t work”?


6 posted on 04/05/2014 10:22:22 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: servo1969

Ques.: Who got a million dollars for a plane delivering 6 suitcase bombs.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 10:22:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Bingo.

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.

8 posted on 04/05/2014 10:24:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Jack Hydrazine; servo1969; American Constitutionalist

Jack,
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.
Bogie


9 posted on 04/05/2014 10:28:47 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: servo1969

Travelers who have to fly foreign carriers should have all their affairs in order. They are really risking their lives.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Good to know. Thanks for that info.


12 posted on 04/05/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: servo1969

How conveeeeeeeenient.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 10:29:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: servo1969

No debris in the ocean, questionable pilots, now the batteries are bad...something is rotten in Denmark.

14 posted on 04/05/2014 10:30:09 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: servo1969

For all we know they have already expired.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 10:30:28 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: American Constitutionalist

Exactly what I thought, and posted...


16 posted on 04/05/2014 10:30:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

As per the lobbyist requests


17 posted on 04/05/2014 10:30:30 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

they did not expire till June, what is the big deal?


18 posted on 04/05/2014 10:30:47 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: servo1969

Time to call BS on this entire thing. As if it would take them this long to make that known!


19 posted on 04/05/2014 10:31:30 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cajungirl

Just seeing articles like these that project to the public that trying to find the aircraft is fruitless.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 10:32:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Just take their word for it. Muslims wouldn’t lie now would they?

What on earth will CNN do now????

Where this “magic carpet” is now and where its headed, it won’t be needing any Black Box.


22 posted on 04/05/2014 10:33:41 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Just like products that are sold on Super Market selves... there is a expiration date on all those products..
Even if you bought some milk, eggs, bread a few days after the expiration date and don't seem to have gone bad are still edible.
They do that to CYA....
23 posted on 04/05/2014 10:34:43 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: servo1969

Chinese ship reports its hearing pings and its not their relatives calling by phone.


24 posted on 04/05/2014 10:34:50 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Jack Hydrazine
It seems ? someone know about this before the left turn to nowhere....
Someone had intimate knowledge of that very plane...
They need to investigate the ground crew and management around that plane weeks and years before hand.
25 posted on 04/05/2014 10:36:26 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: servo1969

If I were an international business owner, NO WAY would I put any of my employees on any Malaysian flight. EVER.


26 posted on 04/05/2014 10:36:37 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Just take their word for it. Muslims wouldn’t lie now would they?

What on earth will CNN do now????

Where this “magic carpet” is now and where its headed, it won’t be needing any Black Box.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 10:36:55 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

In other words ? it was not a random accident, more like a criminal investigation..


28 posted on 04/05/2014 10:38:44 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: servo1969

Yeh...but they’re now saying they’re picking up a ping....but absolutely no sign of debris. They all know the currents...so if they get a ping, they could calc the path of the debris.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 10:42:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jack Hydrazine

.....”It seems someone doesn’t want this aircraft found.”....

That would be my guess now, though I haven’t been following it closely. There are simply too many gaps in how this whole investigation has gone.

Although I did read some plane that went down , took 2 years to find the box.


30 posted on 04/05/2014 10:44:53 AM PDT by caww
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Jack,
But there’s also this from the linked article;

“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.”

So, what I said may not be the case here. I was referring to honest people following regulations. That may not be the case with Malaysian airlines!


31 posted on 04/05/2014 10:45:37 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

My son in law works for a large, unionized outfit and I’m amazed (and the recipient) of some pretty neat, out-of-date ‘profit sharing’


32 posted on 04/05/2014 10:50:34 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: cajungirl

Or a convenient excuse to trow people off their tracks ? as in ? government involvement and cover up ?


33 posted on 04/05/2014 10:52:42 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Batteries aren’t all the same. They figure out how far down the bell curve is safe. Do you pick a date where half the batteries would still be good as a replacement date? 90%? 99%? 99.99%?


34 posted on 04/05/2014 10:54:13 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: servo1969

Yet supposedly the Chinese have been hearing “Pings” From underwater so what are we supposed to believe


35 posted on 04/05/2014 10:56:22 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: KarlInOhio

Yes, batteries are fickled things..


36 posted on 04/05/2014 10:57:21 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: txrefugee

As opposed to the domestic carriers who charge you a fortune and treat you like cattle.


37 posted on 04/05/2014 10:58:06 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“It seems someone doesn’t want this aircraft found.”

My thoughts. Who and what was on that aircraft that someone wanted it disappeared? Stolen Iranian passports, pictures that look photoshopped, crazy speculation. Incompetence, lack of cooperation and sensors not working.

And it’s just a coincidence that this plane vanished into the deepest reaches of the ocean in the worst weather possible.

Funny thing, there is only one country that can find this plane. And they aren’t working too hard at finding it.

Why?


38 posted on 04/05/2014 11:04:42 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: servo1969; Admin Moderator

The story contradicts the headline.

The batteries were due for replacement in June, BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE.
The aircraft disappeared in March, LONG BEFORE THE EXPIRATION DATE.

The headline should be changed, or the thread pulled.


39 posted on 04/05/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: servo1969
Malaysian officials admitted Saturday that the batteries on the black box of missing flight MH370 were expired and due to be replaced.

The level of ignorance, stupidity and cluelessness in reporting information about the disappearance of and search for Flight MH370 is breathtaking.

There seems to be no understanding of the laws, rules, regulations and constant maintenance requirements international airlines are subject to.

Most motorists (99.999%) do NOT keep a detailed record of the maintenance of their vehicles. And there is no penalty attached for failure to do so. Yes even bad or failing brakes.
On the other hand, most airlines (99.999%) keep a detailed and complete record of every part replaced, and every maintenance check and process required by regulations and airworthiness directives. It is a constant, ongoing process. The penalties for failure to comply are swift, certain and severe. Often in the millions$.

Granted, there are State Airlines run by corrupt governments which cut corners and consider critical requirements as merely suggestions.
Hard to think that Malaysia might be one of those. But if it is, the fallout, from the international Airline Community and the flying public can (and should) result in severe financial penalties and even bankruptcy.

Who actually believes that airlines are not required to fuel aircraft only when they run out of gas?
Or to replace tires before they blow?
Or to replace emergency items like batteries before they expire?

So, what idiot would write a first sentence like that?

40 posted on 04/05/2014 11:22:48 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Viennacon
Time to call BS on this entire thing. As if it would take them this long to make that known!

If I had to make a choice between reality and incompetent reporting, I would just wait.

41 posted on 04/05/2014 11:27:26 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Batteries are shelf life items. They have a date when they are considered “expired” before they are installed. Once they are installed in equipment, they also have a standard useful life based on the battery type and the typical draw of the equipment they are in. Just because they are past their shelf life or installed useful life doesn’t mean they won’t work. These designations are somewhat arbitrary.


42 posted on 04/05/2014 11:27:31 AM PDT by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: publius911

No government is this inefficient. Somalia would have handled it better. Something is off.


43 posted on 04/05/2014 11:28:54 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: servo1969

Pilot and co pilot were members of the bearded savage cult. That tells us all we need to know.


44 posted on 04/05/2014 11:29:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: servo1969
There we have it...
The Hogwash production line is running at full capacity.
They either don't have a clue or they are lying...
Oh look, a Squirrel!
45 posted on 04/05/2014 11:30:45 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: servo1969

Terrific! Brain of Malaysian Airlines CEO Has Expired, Not Due to Be Replaced Anytime Soon


46 posted on 04/05/2014 11:32:28 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
If I were an international business owner, NO WAY would I put any of my employees on any Malaysian flight. EVER.

IF found to be criminally negligent.
Unfortunately, Malaysia Airlines would certainly not be the only ones.
In addition, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America are scary. Primarily local flights.

Even U.S. Airline flights to some Pacific destinations are uncomfortable, mostly in the weird items those flights allow on some flights.

47 posted on 04/05/2014 11:38:57 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: publius911

Your post gave me a visual of the pilot thousand miles out over the ocean tapping on the fuel gauge going “Oh’ crap should have fueled up at that last stop”...


48 posted on 04/05/2014 11:39:41 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: servo1969
We do know that the batterries are due for replacement only in June 2014

Which means that they still have a lot of juice left in them -- for this search anyway.

49 posted on 04/05/2014 11:43:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SoFloFreeper
Has everyone gotten tired of the malaysians yelling SQUIRREL yet?
50 posted on 04/05/2014 11:45:21 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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