Skip to comments.MH370: Families Called to Urgent Meeting; Malaysia Press Conference 10 a.m. EDT 3/24/14
Posted on 03/24/2014 6:23:17 AM PDT by kristinn
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It seems like some of these searchers could fly fairly low and at least snap some GOOD QUALITY pictures of the debris...I guess time will tell.
Based on new analysis plane flew south into Indian Ocean west of Perth
Thanks for the info...
One step at a time. Locate the equipment, then search for a cause.
No, they didn’t go into how the analysis was done.
But, I wouldn’t expect that in an initial press conference - in which the Malaysian government wanted to directly notify the families and public - BEFORE - it inevitably leaked out to the press.
How long is it going to take for HMAS Success to get near enough to find them?
TOAD ? Locator is being sent from US to locate the ping from wreckage
[Probably, since they now have a tentative location, they can increase satellite and air searching.]
Yea it stinks that suddenly there’s a new twist and turn, but it will keep the MSM (Fox included) off the topic of Russia, Inflation & Gas/Food Prices, Obamacare & Health Exchanges, the Raping of America and everything else newsworthy going on......at least until the end of the month.
Nah, the whole thing was secretive from the get go, how the hell we can pinpoint someone walking down a street, yet a massive airliner vanishes and not one of them can tell where its going or what its doing........they are not telling us the truth at all.
This sounds an awful lot like the authorities have simply declared that the flight ended in the South Indian ocean based upon data that has not been publicly released. No confirmation from found wreckage. They are going to need something more concrete to end the speculation.
I had read that airline insurance assumes that after 48 hours missing the plane is GONE. So they pay in to a trust of sorts, 110M in this case. Apparently that is SOP. They will also pay families for expenses while they wait for the genuises to figger it out.
The announcement by the Malaysian PM appears to have been based solely on tracking data supplied by Inmarsat and not on sightings of debris in the ocean.
That's my read as well --
And this official statement from the PM that the plane is officially declared to have crashed with no survivors possible was necessary in order for the insurance litigation and payouts to begin in earnest.
“No, they didnt go into how the analysis was done.”
Loose translation from news conference: Nothing to see here, folks. Your loved ones are dead. (Now go home so our airport doesn’t have a crowd of grieving families in the lobby. It’s bad for business.)
Well, this presents the best possibility of finding the black boxes now.
It was done in order to get the anti-smoking lobby in on the search.
That’s a cynical viewpoint (which is unfortunately quite common on Free Republic) for some factual data that was just announced to the public and to the families.
I remember seeing family members of what I believe was a Korean airliner, at the site of a crash in the water.
It’s not for them to see the debris, the families said prayers and dropped flowers and mementos in the ocean. Of course, there was a lot of crying. It was more like a funeral service.
It was “necessary” from the standpoint that it was just analyzed and revealed to the authorities - and the MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT wanted to be “ahead” of the inevitable news leaks - especially for the families.
It may be quite common because of the many instances at all levels of government and authority of said governments and authorities lying through their teeth.
I read where Malaysia offered the families $5,000 up front but the devil was in the details in the papers they wanted the families to sign in order to get it.
I think it’s more a revelation of the “mental state” of the poster ... :-) ...
I believe I read that the standard amount required is some figure over $100,000 by International Law. However, I would imagine that family members will “hold out for more” than the legal amount required.
Left hand side under LIVE TEXT
Here’s the full text of that statement by Malaysian PM Najib Razak:
“This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). They informed me that Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data. Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370’s flight path.
Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.
This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
We will be holding a press conference tomorrow with further details. In the meantime, we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity. We share this information out of a commitment to openness and respect for the families, two principles which have guided this investigation
Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and crew to inform them of this development. For them, the past few weeks have been heartbreaking; I know this news must be harder still. I urge the media to respect their privacy, and to allow them the space they need at this difficult time.”
So... Malaysian Prime Minister and Malaysian Air are sure MH370 crashed... no confirmed debris, no black box, etc. call me a skeptic but....
And the party never ends....
Seriously? It took them 10 days to analyse the INMARSAT data? I had heard on CNN that the data was sent from INMARSAT to Malaysia to the US on Mar 12 analysed for 2 days, returned to Malaysia and resent to the US for further analyzing.
These people sux. I get the need to be thorough, but really? Took INMARSAT 4 days to retrieve satellite data?
Prayers for the families.
And this was always the most likely result of the flight. Wild imaginations, personal hunches, your “gut” all aside the most likely reason that an airliner with 240-odd people on it to have not been seen or heard from in two weeks was that it was in some water somewhere. Not a conspiracy. Not a cabal. A bad happenstance.
The General needs to show up to Fox today, resign on the air, and be done with public life. He made an ass of himself.
They’ve got a general location which means that they can now zero in on the black box and debris.
Before this “location revelation” the search was wildly chaotic with no rhyme or reason. Now they can concentrate resources.
He is retired and you do not know that what you have heard is the truth.
That is horrid.
Najib said the information was based on an unprecedented analysis of satellite data from Inmarsat.
Got it? Eat your peas.
He must have had some intel on this...why would he come on and make an ass of himself? There has to be more to his story? Maybe he was being fed the wrong info...
“but bodies in the water this long?”
Probably feet in shoes. Tennis shoes float and keep critters from eating the feet.
The indication was that it was a new way of analysis. I would imagine that they initially did a standard analysis and that gave the two arcs - the north and south locations.
Then, I would imagine, they “went back” to the data to find “new ways” of analyzing the data. Thus — the results today.
nope, too many very weird instances with this.
“He is retired and you do not know that what you have heard is the truth.”
The 100% truth? No, not yet. But likely? Very likely? Yes. Not secreted in a hangar in Pakistan or Iran. That was ridiculous.
The good General is an analyst for Fox and he went off the deep end with wild speculation for which there is not and never was any proof. His credibility is shot.
He was being fed “intelligence analysis” - I would say. And that’s not always 100% reliable.
I doubt that there is new information -- just confirmation of the old information. The location given by the PM today is the same that has been out there for over a week in Inmarsat's Arc of the Last Ping.
Yet in light of all of this and with 14 nations searching off the coast of Australia, the Malaysians were still insisting that it went down in the Andamans and that after they insisted it went down in the South China Sea and that after they denied that they caught it on radar.
The Malaysians are just saving face by claiming that there is new data. It's just taken them a long time to come to grips with the old data.
My son was killed by a red light runner, the last thing I needed to see was the wreckage he died in.
“nope, too many very weird instances with this.”
As in an airliner over the ocean going off course and crashing? That’s never happened before?
Good Lord, people. You’ve got “conspiracy fever.” Think, don’t emote.
It seems that finding the FDR (black box), will be imperative for any hope at discovering why the plane went down.
While there are a lot of unexplained answers, one of the simplest scenarios made the most sense to me. More sense than the conspiratists that suggested the plane was hi-jacked, landed in some mid-eastern country, and would be made into a suicide bomb.
Because nobody is "walking down the street" in the remote south Indian Ocean, 1500 miles WSW of Perth, Australia. Satellites had to be re-positioned to focus on the area.
Well, of course they’re saying the Indian Ocean, and I hope this is not another wild goose chase for the families’ sakes!
I guess so...I do want to hear what the General has to say about this (and what he thinks of his sources).
The difference here is that instead of saying it was either this northern route or the southern route - they now gotten further analysis that has gotten it narrowed down to the southern route. “That” is the difference today.
Ooooh — the Malaysian PM so hates that picture.