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Signs of Vanished Malaysia Jet? Chinese Satellite Discovery Offers Lead
Fox News ^ | March 12, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 03/12/2014 6:19:04 PM PDT by lbryce

China's official Xinhua News Agency reported late Wednesday a government website has satellite images of suspected debris from the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished last week with 239 aboard.

According to the report, the satellite images from the morning of March 9 appear to show "three suspected floating objects" of varying sizes in the sea off the southern tip of Vietnam and east of Malaysia – a part of the original search area for the aircraft, which was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

However, there was no immediate confirmation of the reported debris from the airline or Malaysian authorities.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: malaysainjet; possibleviedence
Possible Good news/Bad News.


1 posted on 03/12/2014 6:19:05 PM PDT by lbryce
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My thought would be that the supposed “pieces” are very close together after what would have been a day post crash.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 6:40:38 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Strapped together into a raft.. by survivors?


3 posted on 03/12/2014 6:42:31 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: lbryce
It's daylight over there right now, and when we wake up tomorrow morning, planes should have had a look in that area. We should know tomorrow if they can see that material floating on the water.
I would expect a ship with equipment to pick up under water pings from the aircraft to be sent there and scour the area with hydrophones if it is plane wreckage or if they can't find the surface debris, and believe it might have sunk. -Tom
4 posted on 03/12/2014 6:57:01 PM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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5 posted on 03/12/2014 7:10:14 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: lbryce

That part of the planet has a lot of trash floating in the water.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 7:19:41 PM PDT by fso301
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To: ArtDodger

Strapped together into a raft.. by survivors?
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I hadn’t thought of that...but not likely. But (going with your strapped together thought) possibly plane pieces still semi connected by wiring, etc.?


7 posted on 03/12/2014 7:22:37 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: lbryce

Soetoro’s Amish sons aka the religion of pieces.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 7:25:07 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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9 posted on 03/12/2014 7:26:59 PM PDT by stlnative
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Complete BS, I’ll eat my words if proved otherwise.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: lbryce
I would be very surprised if it isn't the wreck. There is no way China would release the highest resolution images they have, thus exposing their capabilities. So, they do have better ones.

And, if they have better ones, it is probable they are quite sure what they are looking at. They abhor losing face, so they would not gamble on looking bad by wasting search efforts on a goose chase.

11 posted on 03/12/2014 7:38:18 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: slouper

The Chinese images are 6-12 hours supposedly after the airplane was believed to have gone down. I can’t believe we are seeing a crashed, compromised 777 airframe still floating on the ocean surface that long after hitting the water here. Under perfect ditching conditions you could expect it to float for a few hours and that’s with minimal damage to the structure such as engines sheering off.

I don’t doubt these images are less than the best the Chinese can produce, just makes sense. I don’t know that they have cracker jack proof above them but they may just be offering them in the spirit of cooperation. A few more pixels down and you’ve still got a “something” floating in the water which doesn’t look like it should be there.

I may be all wet, but.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 8:06:16 PM PDT by FAA
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How long have they been searching that area and suddenly it pops up out of no where?


13 posted on 03/12/2014 8:14:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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I can’t believe we are seeing a crashed, compromised 777 airframe still floating on the ocean surface that long after hitting the water here

Considering what we saw with that Asiana crash last year, I'm not that surprised. Amazing it can hold up.

14 posted on 03/12/2014 8:19:04 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Jack Hydrazine

They never got that far east in their search.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 8:20:33 PM PDT by xone
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To: diogenes ghost

Malaysia sends plane to site of Chinese satellite images

March 13, 2014

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/malaysia-sends-plane-to-site-of-chinese-satellite-images


16 posted on 03/12/2014 8:34:42 PM PDT by stlnative
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“Considering what we saw with that Asiana crash last year, I’m not that surprised. Amazing it can hold up”

The 777 is a fantastic airframe but it’s not “ditch at open sea and float for half-a-day” good. The Asiana flight hit the runway on its belly and then we saw the engines and tail seperate. The rear pressure bulkhead broke. Doors popped so that passengers could get out. Under the best conditions a 777 flying a trans route over the ocean could not achieve this. A controlled descent from 40k does not involve weirdness or serious mechanical problems.

This ting went down good, hard, and, fast in ways that the crew could not communicate. I don’t know why or how as I wasn’t there.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 8:39:07 PM PDT by FAA
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To: stlnative

Chinese satellite images key on Day 6 of search for MH370 - (the image here appears that the object is in shallow water?)

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/chinese-satellite-images-key-on-day-6-of-search-for-mh370


18 posted on 03/12/2014 8:42:13 PM PDT by stlnative
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Don’t know what this image is but.......

The Gulf of Thailand averages 150 feet depth with the deepest part about 300 feet. If the aircraft really is in the Gulf maybe parts could be visible while resting on the bottom.

The Gulf was above sea level in Ice Age times.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 9:07:01 PM PDT by Rockpile
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Vietnam says possible debris area already searched
Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:06 a.m., updated March 12, 2014 at 9:08 p.m.

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2014/mar/12/malaysia-not-sure-which-way-lost-jet-was-headed/


20 posted on 03/12/2014 9:16:15 PM PDT by stlnative
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Chinese aviation official says no proof to link debris on satellite images to missing plane
Published March 12, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/12/chinese-aviation-official-says-no-proof-to-link-debris-on-satellite-images-to/


21 posted on 03/12/2014 9:19:41 PM PDT by stlnative
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