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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Correction: You’re right. I missed a ‘1’ tap while typing on my itty bitty phone screen. ($110 million)
For sure ...
You are right.
no proof, it was pulled off with the OBL killing, now again, they can disappear over 200 people with no proof
It’s OK to make speculations like that in private but not on the air where your reputation and credibility is on the line. Maybe the good general wanted out of his FOX gig but now everyone will think he’s a crackpot.
One thing doesn’t make sense to me. Why didn’t they wait for this presser until they had confirmation that actual debris was found that was the wreckage of the plane? Why go out there and make an announcement with no real proof.
There has been talk the last few days that some wanted to end the search for this thing. Is this how they are going to do it?
Why should anyone comment without real evidence? After all, we have already waited for a couple weeks, why not wait a few days more?
Yet no one seems to be able to explain this plane just magically vanished off radar systems travelling to Beijing, transponders seeming turned off and yet was still able to fly for many hours until it crashed in the south indian ocean in the opposite direction without anyone picking it up. Good luck explaining that.
Have not retrieved, but have spotted and marked with a smoke flare.
Since it is now night in the area, they will regroup in the morning.
You don’t know a thing yet and neither do I. Besides, he did say a 65% chance it is in Pakistan, not 100%.
It was a mind-numbingly stupid thing for him to do in the first place. Very low probability and zero evidence to back it up.
There always was speculation that the plane, if in Pakistan, was destroyed, evidence would be positioned in the ocean to keep the hijacking from being known
PM NAJIB RAZAKS PRESS STATEMENT ON MH370 -- 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 MH370s flight path.
Can you show me the radar stations that would pick it up in the South Indian ocean?
In the case of MH370, more than two weeks of misinformation, conflicting reports, rumors and speculation have tortured the families of MH370. They didn't know whether their loved ones had perished, or were being held hostage in a remote location. At least they are closer to knowing the fate of the souls onboard the aircraft.
Also dropped GPS devices.
No — the difference here is the Malaysian PM has finally come to his senses.
Now will General Mac do the same??
Not too many radar sets in the Indian Ocean. It’s just about the perfect place to lose yourself if you had to pick one. As another poster mentioned, satellites had to be repositioned to conduct this search as this is not regular territory for them to be paying too much attention to.
Yes. iirc, he did begin hedging after the 24-48 hours promise.
Well, you have to admit. There is no proof yet. Maybe there will be, but if there is no real proof, the theories will abound for a very long time.
LOl,, smart thinkin’
You’re ignoring the fact that there is new data.
If the plane is in the water SW of Perth, then it must have flown on autopilot, with both pilots dead or disabled and the cockpit locked, until it ran out of fuel.
How they got dead without the aircraft being destroyed is difficult to imagine, but an electrical fire that disabled ACARS and the transponder, and generated CO or some other toxic substance before burning out could do it.
Notice I did say, “IF the plane is in the water”. We should know that soon.
Agreed. Something stinks.
Oh well, that settles it. Mail out the checks to the family members and lets get back to normal bidness.
The odds of finding any debris in the ocean down there is slim to none and the families and airlines and insurance companies all need to move on.
Debris from this wreckage will probably wash up thousands of miles away from there several years from now.
I was thinking about that...I am no conspiracy theorist, but I do really want to see how much aircraft debris they do pick up in the Indian Ocean. Also, will they locate the black box? If they end the investigation based on satellite data and never find any other evidence...call me suspicious.
I don’t know about that. It has been said that with the changes in altitude (noted before in the news), there had to be some manual control for some part of the flight. To get that far out, they had to get back to cruising altitude for the most efficient flight (to fuel) before possibly running out of fuel (or some purposeful “ditching”).
The BBC’s Richard Westcott has spoken to British satellite company Inmarsat, which said the data was given to the Air Accident Investigation Branch on Sunday, and that the calculations were based on an entirely new way of modelling the movement of aircraft.
“Debris from this wreckage will probably wash up thousands of miles away from there several years from now.”
I just heard there is lots of debris floating around that shipping lane area. Were they telling me the truth?
Malaysia airlines want this out of the way, every day more kills off their business, they would happily say , it crashed, move on and probably would like this to go away.
It's new to the Malaysian PM -- but not everyone else. It's not new to the 14 nations that have been searching the area where he now says the plane went down.
What you are ignoring is that until today the Malaysians have bees searching the waters way up in the Andamans while everyone else has been looking thousands of miles south off Australia.
The Malaysian PM just woke up to the data that everyone has known for 10 days.
It went south??? Well Duhhhh!
There is always debris in the ocean —
Could this be related?
KUALA LUMPUR, March 24- More than 30 relatives of passengers on missing flight MH370 have had to move hotels to make way for Formula One teams and fans arriving for the Malaysian Grand Prix, staff said Monday.
Malaysia Airlines needs to answer why their radical gay muzzie pilot turned the plane around and was flying the plane in the opposite direction of its planned destination. And what did they know about his behavior before?
Inmarsat said the new calculation basically involved crunching far more data - things like what other aircraft were doing at the time - and it needed to be checked before it went public.
“Malaysia airlines want this out of the way, every day more kills off their business, they would happily say , it crashed, move on and probably would like this to go away.”
So this is part of the grand conspiracy too?
They must have asked Bloomberg for advice.
I want to hear from the General too.
After following this daily, the lack of verifiable evidence put forth by the “officials” is underwhelming. I have been lied to so often by our .gov, and all the media “exspurts”, that I no longer accept what I am told to believe.
We probably will never know what happened, and conspiracy theories will explode all over the ‘net.
So, I hope the General will clarify, for he is the most trustworthy of the whole lot, so far.
I wouldn't doubt it.
Get rid of the grieving families and off the television screens and send them home.
So what’s your theory as to what really happened?
Act like a smart ass know it all if you like but The PR off this is killing their airline and tourism.
After seeing all the speculation and information from the various sources.. I am casting my lot with the good General.
He’s not a kook or a fluke. He’s the real deal. Don’t think he’d put his reputation on the line if he didn’t have solid sources with credible information.
Absolutely...that is the least he can do.
“So, I hope the General will clarify, for he is the most trustworthy of the whole lot, so far...”
By his words he had demonstrated that he is not the most trustworthy, clearly. He was led astray by wild speculation, guesses, and, unsubstantiated claims. Then, he lacked the good judgment needed in something like this and went public with it.
Actually, I don’t think we will know soon. If your theory is correct (and I think its the most likely), then the plane flew at 40,000 feet until it ran out of fuel, and dropped nose first into the ocean. In that scenario, there’s not going to be any debris to find. Certainly nothing big enough to find in the southern Indian Ocean.
When we can not explain the unexplainable and knowable facts are few, that is fodder for wild imagination and endless speculation.