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Missing MAS flight: Debris near Tho Chu Island not from MH370, says DCA
TheStar (Malaysia) ^ | 03/09/2014 | Nadirah Rodzi

Posted on 03/09/2014 11:21:43 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

SEPANG: The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has denied that the debris found near Vietnam's Tho Chu Island was from of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 airplane.

DCA director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said authorities have confirmed that the objects spotted floating in the sea about 100km south-southwest off the island did not match the body of the missing aircraft.

It was spotted by the Singapore search team.

"In the meantime, we are still verifying if the oil slick it matches the MAS Boeing 777-200 with relevant authorities," he said.

He added that the search radius has also been expanded from 20 nautical miles to 50 nautical miles.

"At present, we have 34 aircraft and 40 ships currently combing the search and rescue areas," he said.

Azharuddin said authorities did not rule out the possibility of the aircraft being hijacked, but asserted that the priority was to locate the plane.

The aircraft disappeared with 239 people on board, including 12 crewmembers, early Saturday morning while on its way to Beijing.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boeing777; malaysia; mh370

1 posted on 03/09/2014 11:21:43 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Hmmmmm......

This is one strange search so far.


2 posted on 03/09/2014 11:28:14 AM PDT by FAA
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Bookmark


3 posted on 03/09/2014 11:28:29 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: FAA

It took two years to find the Air France jet (pilot error due to external sensors corrupted by ice). I think this is shallower water though.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 11:34:31 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: BuckeyeTexan

No ELT (unless it was purposely disabled) likely means it is down over water. The question is where, and when.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 11:41:46 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
"It took two years to find the Air France jet..."

Apples and oranges.

Finding floating surface debris and locating the wreckage at depth are two separate and disparate events.

6 posted on 03/09/2014 11:47:49 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: CivilWarBrewing
I think this is shallower water though.

Yes, if it went down in the Gulf of Thailand, which is 250 feet at its deepest. It's unlikely that it went down in the Gulf of Tonkin, but for comparison that is 985 feet at its deepest. It's also unlikely that it went down in the South China Sea since it dropped off radar one minute before it entered Vietnamese airspace, but the South China Sea has an average depth of 4000 feet and maximum depth of 18,264 feet.

Air France 447 went down in the mid-Atlantic in area that ranges from 2600 feet to 14,250 feet. Its wreckage was found at approximately 13,200 feet.

7 posted on 03/09/2014 12:01:09 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: diogenes ghost; CivilWarBrewing
Finding floating surface debris and locating the wreckage at depth are two separate and disparate events.

Agreed. They found surface debris from Air France 447 five days after it went down.

8 posted on 03/09/2014 12:02:59 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
No surface debris would point towards the aircraft having gone in largely intact, with an enclosed fuselage. An explosion in flight would have to be pretty significant to destroy seat cushions or other items that would float.

Is this aircraft largely composite materials that would blow to bits unlike a metal skinned aircraft? So many questions!

9 posted on 03/09/2014 12:30:50 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: berdie

later


10 posted on 03/09/2014 12:42:39 PM PDT by berdie
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To: CivilWarBrewing

We don’t know that there isn’t surface debris.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 1:23:22 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks BuckeyeTexan.


12 posted on 03/09/2014 1:48:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FAA

I’m starting to think maybe aliens took it.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 1:52:06 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

14 posted on 03/09/2014 1:53:57 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

There are satellites that saw it happen, and if nobody’s talking about those sat pics it can mean it landed (most likely, hijacked) or it was blown apart (less likely, since weather geeks would have pinpointed the explosion).

To me, this is a political problem, not a aircraft failure problem.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 1:57:21 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Anyone care to investigate possibilities on this pic?


16 posted on 03/09/2014 2:22:46 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Looks like a fire on the ground.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT by xone
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To: xone

That was my thought also.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 3:06:48 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

They found floating wreckage of Air France almost immediately as they got to location. The delay was getting to the middle of the Atlantic.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 4:51:24 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Of course that is worth looking into.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 4:52:46 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: BuckeyeTexan
via MSN: Debris spotted off Tho Chu island NOT part of MH370, says DCA
The debris spotted by a Singapore search team about 100km south-southwest of Vietnam's Tho Chu island, was not from the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, said the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman.

21 posted on 03/09/2014 5:33:58 PM PDT by wtd
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To: wtd

ugh . . .misread the thread . .. sorry.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 5:34:58 PM PDT by wtd
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To: txhurl
Agreed. Additionally WSJ has this ---

Big jets also carry sturdy emergency transmitters to identify an aircraft's location in the event of a mishap, so rescue teams can quickly reach the site. These devices, designed to be activated by impact on land or water, haven't sent any signals that were picked up by searchers, Malaysian aviation regulators said over the weekend. "Never have I seen an aircraft losing control and losing all communication" simultaneously, said Mark Martin of aviation consultancy Martin Consulting.

So for now, I am staying with hijacking..

23 posted on 03/09/2014 6:56:35 PM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: sunrise_sunset

It took five days to find surface debris and two years to find the wreckage.


24 posted on 03/11/2014 8:13:30 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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