Skip to comments.MH370: Who has raw data that shaped search?
Posted on 05/16/2014 3:33:21 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
Who has the data investigators used to shape their search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and why hasn't it been released to the public?
The answer to those questions depends on who you ask.
Facing a growing chorus of criticism from scientists and family members who want to see more details about why searchers are combing the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia's top transportation official Thursday claimed his country doesn't have the raw data from the satellite's communication with the plane ...
The data is crucial because it's what led investigators to the area where they're currently searching for the plane. And in recent days, some scientists outside the investigation have suggested they don't trust investigators' analysis of the data ....
"The raw data is with (satellite company) Inmarsat, not with Malaysia, not with Australia, not with Malaysia Airlines, so if there is any request for this raw data to be made available to the public, it must be made to Inmarsat," Acting Minister of Transportation Hishammuddin Hussein said.
Australian officials heading the search in the Southern Indian Ocean tell CNN they don't have the raw data, either.
But Inmarsat, which owns the satellites, insists that the data has already been released to investigators....
"Inmarsat's raw data was provided to the investigation team at an early stage in the search for MH370," Chris McLaughlin, the company's vice president of external relations ....
It's up to investigators, he said, to decide what they want to release -- and when. The company says the Convention on International Civil Aviation prevents the release findings from an investigation without the consent from the state conducting the investigation.
"I don't know who to believe," CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien said. "But isn't it awful that it's quite evident somebody is lying here? Somebody is lying.....
(Excerpt) Read more at wgal.com ...
Trust but verified --
“Somebody is lying...”
Ya think, Miles? How many revisions and changes to the official information coming from Malaysia did it take for you to figure that out? It was apparent to me within a week that something was really wrong about the whole situation.
They texted the families and then told the world the jet had crashed in the Indian Ocean with ZERO physical evidence.
CNN should ask the big question:
Who benefits if the plane and black boxes are not found until after all or most of the claims and lawsuits against the airline and its insurance carrier are settled.
And where is the money coming from to pay for the search???
They've had plenty of time now to test and retest their algorithm.
It's time to publish or perish.
They can keep their algorithm -- the public just wants the raw data to check their math.
If attempting an under-the-RADAR / unseen pass thru to Pakistan:
The aircraft likely attempted a route between Bangladesh and Burma ... Bhutan ... Nepal ...
Somewhere along there, detected by Red Chinese air defense, the aircraft was probably shot down in between mountains.
There, are so many places to lose airplanes, and the allies lost many there during World War II.
If the Red Chinese could locate the black box, they might transport it to some spot in the Indian ocean where governments would like the aircraft to be found ... and then the Red Chinese would announce that the Red Chinese heard something ... down there southwest of Australia.
Is my guess.
I believe that if the black box is ever found, it will not contain any information that helps explain what happened to the plane.
It was a spiteful act by the pilot and co-pilot to make the plane disappear (very likely in the Indian Ocean).
The last words from the cockpit, I believe, will prove my theory.
Bump for a good post. And to remind everyone of the missing plane - a sinister scandal.
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