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Why the Official Explanation of MH370ís Demise Doesnít Hold Up
The Atlantic ^ | May 9, 2014 | Ari N. Schulman

Posted on 05/09/2014 6:24:29 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

What We Know

Although the satellite data provides the most important clues about the plane’s overall flight path, they’re not the only clues available. Authorities have some basic but crucial additional information about the flight that can help to make sense of the satellite math:

1. The satellite’s precise coordinates ...

2. The plane’s takeoff time and coordinates -- 16:41 UTC from the Kuala Lumpur airport.

3. The plane’s general motion toward or away from the satellite ...

4. Two flight paths investigators think are consistent with the ping data ...

5. Frequency shifts that should all be negative ...

6. Frequency shifts before takeoff that should be near zero ...

7. Frequency shift graph should match map of southbound flight paths...

Why Inmarsat’s Analysis Is Probably Wrong

The new frequency values, calculated by Exner, show the flight’s speed relative to the satellite as only about 144 miles per hour by the last ping, but Inmarsat’s example flight paths show a relative speed of about 272 miles per hour....

Inmarsat claims that it found a difference between a southbound and northbound path based on the satellite’s motion. But a graph of the frequency shifts along those paths should look very different from the one Inmarsat has produced....

The biggest risk to the investigation now is that authorities continue to assume they’ve finally found the area where the plane went down, while failing to explore other possibilities simply because they don’t fit with a mathematical analysis that may not even hold up.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: mh370
Inmarsat needs to release its data and explain its analyses in light of the critique of these independent experts.

If the Boeing 777 was flying @ 144mph relative speed at the last ping then it was approaching its stall speed and preparing for a landing -- not crashing or running out of fuel.

And if that's the case then they should be looking further north and much closer to Indonesia.

1 posted on 05/09/2014 6:24:29 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

There isn’t an official explanation


2 posted on 05/09/2014 6:37:43 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Uncle Chip

There isn’t an official explanation


3 posted on 05/09/2014 6:37:44 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Uncle Chip
Relative to what?
4 posted on 05/09/2014 6:40:57 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: babble-on

But they are spending $100 million on the unofficial assumption that the plane ran out of fuel and crashed and flew the last five hours at 400mph when it might very well have been closer to 200mph.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 6:49:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

The speed of the plane relative to the speed of the satellite


6 posted on 05/09/2014 6:50:05 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

It landed in Pakistan with every passenger dead, was taken by U.S. Special forces and destroyed.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 7:03:59 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Uncle Chip

Many of us questioned the Inmarsat analysis because it totally depended on the accuracy of the doppler shift data, and yet the company was too busy showing off it’s brilliance than to respond to questions and provide the necessary technical detail to validate their theory. Now we see further evidence that they forgot to account for even the simplest scenario - that their data included an intermediate relay station. The one common characteristic throughout this MH370 debacle is the incompetence of those involved.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 7:08:01 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: montag813

I read somewhere that it could glide for an hour. I still say the tracks that show it “roller coasting” from high to low means it gained altitude, coasted for an hour, gained altitude, coasted for an hour....

It is in a cornfield in Kansas.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 7:09:12 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Uncle Chip
The frequency shift depends not only on the speed of the aircraft but rather the product of the speed and the azimuth relative to the sensor or satellite. This is the vector. It is very possible that the calculated speed is 144 mph but the plane may have been going 400.
10 posted on 05/09/2014 7:09:55 AM PDT by First Authority
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To: Uncle Chip

IMO we will see the 777 again. As a flying bomb heading toward Tel Aviv or possibly Jerusalem ( although I don’t think the Muslims would risk destroying the Temple Mount).
Maybe even nuclear.

As for flying a nuke to the U.S., they could just as easily have one in a ship container.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Uncle Chip

If they wanted to crash in the ocean why didn’t they take a right turn towards the vast Pacific ocean instead of turning left where they had to cross land is my question.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 7:14:04 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. And anything from the MSM.)
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To: First Authority
azimuth relative to the sensor or satellite

Them lousy azimuth relatives always show up to family gatherings and screw everything up.

In this case however it appears that the plane would have been travelling almost due east of the satellite and almost directly across the arcs -- diminishing the effect of azimuth relatives.

13 posted on 05/09/2014 7:20:58 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: McGruff

My question as well —

and why all the evasive maneuvers to get out of the area without being seen.

This pilot wanted to put that plane down where he could survive and where there were probably people waiting to pick him up.

And if they did then his plan worked because they had over two weeks while people were looking everywhere else — and still are.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 7:30:06 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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That’s what I was thinking. 144 MPH is more like landing speed.

Originally I believed the plane was in Pakistan or Iran but I think it would have leaked out by now. At this point the only place I can think of is Diego Garcia where it could be hidden and kept secret.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 7:52:48 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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