Skip to comments.Malaysia Airlines MH370: Tony Abbott says possible debris found in Indian Ocean [live thread]
Posted on 03/19/2014 8:22:10 PM PDT by rdl6989
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean.
Well for sure they have had time to put one there. Just saying
Does this mean Courtney Love was incorrect? /sarc.
Well I was at a seance and Bud Abbott said Lou Costello took the plane to the Susquehanna Hat Company. I just wish everyone would shut the hell up until there is something verifiable and concrete to release.
She makes Miley look lucid.
It worked in “Lost”!
That was my second favorite opening scene but I haven’t found it on YouTube yet -— maybe I used the wrong search terms.
Please God we get an answer for the poor people with loved ones aboard.
i figured the Zeds would find something. they usually do the rescues in the big ocean
Well, I have done some calculations about the satellite data points and have concluded that 13 x 7 = 28.
When Obama says it is his top priority then the debris field and plane were found hours earlier. Obama will soon be taking credit for this.
The Australian Military will have a press conference in an hour, why bother with a press conference unless the plane wreckage has been found..I hope its not the plane, but my gut tells me this is it..at least give closure to these families, and to all of us who think there is a plane out there waiting to hit us with nukes..we all need closure on this
I would hope after the Chinese floating object fiasco anyone in authority making premature comments would have more solid info. Maybe he does. Of to bed, and I will check back in the morning. Good Night. - Tom
Looks like I’m in for a late bed time here on the East Coast.
Thanks for that info.
We hang on every tidbit.
I believe there’s as much reason to find it in the south Indian Ocean as just about anywhere else. Easiest explanation for an entire airplane and 239 people to never be heard from again. The Indian is a big, dark, empty place on this Earth.
Maybe they up and crashed it twice..
I’d be really surprised if it was down there.
I knew a gal that drove like that.
“Possible debris”.. So it may just be water.
The South Indian Ocean was low on my list of posibilities. Why fly the plane out in that area? If they do find debris I guess they will have to figure the currents to see where the plane would have been 12 days ago.
At this point, anything that is the real answer would be a surprise.
Kant tell that joke in the open forum....
Yeah me too, I mean what’s the point..take the plane off course to fly to Australia? Those women the co-pilot let in the cockpit, weren’t they Australian? Maybe he wanted to pay them a visit
You’d really think a lower official and not the Prime Minister himself would be announcing this and reading articles, they are only going from “satellite imagery”.
It just seems, if this is not it, the PM might not look to well.
They are still saying the Indian Ocean, satellite imagery so to me, it’s wrong to do as Drudge has up right now, “WSJ: found in Oz?” because I doubt if it is very near that continent.
It just doesn’t make sense..take the plane purposely off course, maybe trying to take it to Somalia or something..then it crashes in Australia? I would figure that these pilots were so brilliant with their plan their end game was just crashing it in Australia, but of course NOTHING about this story makes sense
” LOL OMG seriously..come on Australia”
It’s been announced by the Prime Minister to the House of Representatives at the start of Question Time for today. It’s not like it’s a general press announcement - it’s intended for the Members of Parliament. It’s televised and the press is there as well, so it is certainly a public announcement, but nothing should be read into the fact that it came from the Prime Minister. It’s normal for the ‘Minister Who Has The Call’ (and at the start of Question Time, that’s the senior Minister in the Chamber) to appraise the House of any information of general interest.
It’s more satellite imagery, and it could be nothing like last time. I don’t think it makes him look bad.
But, we were told by Lt. Gen. McInerny that it landed in Taliban territory in “Pock-ees-taan”, then probably loaded with horrible and awful cargo we don’t even want to think about, to be directed toward vulnerable land parts we also don’t even want to consider.
We insignificant & unimportant little “peons” are in need of direction from the cognoscenti, so we can know what to think, and then parrot along to our compadres.
When do we hide under our desks, retreat to our bunkers, or run for the hills, caves, or hardened silos?
So many opinions, so little time?
Need I add the /s?
Fits with my theory, but will make that General who tried to convince Hannity that Boeing knew the jet landed in Pakistan look pretty stupid if it’s really down there.
I think the pilot, who was a close observer of Malaysian politics, was distressed by the retrial and conviction of the current administration’s political opponent. That trial ended on March 7th and the pilot was reported as saying he planned on attending it.
The following day, he gets on a plane, loses it (his mind, temper, whatever) and commandeers the plane with the intention of dropping it on the Malaysian government a la 9/11. He turns back toward Malaysia, probably disables the passenger and crew by depressurizing, maybe even killing them all, flies low around the Malaysian area staying out of radar range, but then finally comes to his senses, distressed over what he’s already done, and does a suicide dive into the deep ocean.
Fits with everything I know, and makes a lot more sense than hiding a Boeing 777 on an airfield along with 239 bodies, whether alive or dead, without anyone noticing. Also fits with the fact that so far they’ve found nothing out of the ordinary about any of the passengers or the rest of the crew except a couple of guys on fake passports that they’ve already investigated.
Precisely - for reasons of basic geography (most technologically sophisticated resources in the area and a large coast line, Australia’s search and rescue area covers a huge area of the Indian Ocean - this debris, if it is debris, could be 1000 miles or more offshore.
Thank you, that makes sense. I did know he told it to the Parliament. Maybe someone was mentioning a press conference but I may be mistaken.
Really? But why would they? Does Australia need some press or something?
AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority - responsible for searches in our S&R zone) will be doing a press conference in about half an hour.
“It just seems, if this is not it, the PM might not look to well.”
He could have been asked for an update on FLT 370 while talking to reporters. He also stated the debris may very well not be from FLT 370.
The debris may be from the remains of some global warmest trying to get to the Anartic trying to prove how ice free it is.
Risky to say anything, so I am letting my hopes that this so...something found...please God please let it be the remains of the plane. This will be the confirmation that the plane crashed and certainty of the loss of all aboard...Miracles can still happen...but it will end the search finally start the recovery progress(and the next and important grieving progress for the families)...The families need answers bad or good(unlikely).
I keep wondering: If they never find the plane, will the incessant TV coverage never end?
Thank you. I imagine Question Time is not unlike the British version which I used to watch regularly on C-Span.
Yes, it has the same basic format as that of the Mother Parliament in London.
And now for something completely different:
Obama- "Yesterday, after I finished painstaking calculations, I directed satellites to focus on the southern Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia."
The same way he found OBL!
You just know Obama will take credit..he will say “I directed Australia to look off the Australian coast..so if they found the plane its because of ME ME ME”
I am watching Sky News Australia, which is about to carry the AMSA Press Conference (due to start in about 6 minutes). I don’t know if it will be carried live elsewhere, so I will give updates in this thread once it starts.