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Five aircrafts spot 'objects' that could lead to missing Malaysia Airlines jet
ZEE NEWS ^ | 03/28/2014 | Tarun Khanna and Hemant Abhishek

Posted on 03/28/2014 6:54:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

AMSA updates state that five aircrafts spotted multiple objects of various colours during Friday’s search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Though the objects have not been verified, AMSA states that they cannot be discounted either.

It states that a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion reported sighting a number of objects white or light in colour and a fishing buoy.

A Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion relocated the objects detected by the RNZAF Orion and reported it had seen two blue/grey rectangular objects floating in the ocean.

A second RAAF P3 Orion spotted various objects of various colours in a separate part of the search area.

Crew on board a New Zealand military plane has spotted several objects in the Indian Ocean west of Perth, reports BBC. Surveillance ships will likely reach the area by Saturday.

Malaysia Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the focus right now is to reach the debris sighted by the satellites so that it can be identified if the debris sighted is of MH370 or not.

He also said that Malaysia will follow all possible ways to find the 'black box' of the missing plane.

While addressing media, Malaysia Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has revealed that the MH370 flew at a higher speed than previously presumed, as reported by BBC.

He further added that many nations, including Japan and Thailand, have sent satellite images and that the range of objects show the complexity in the search operation. He also said that Australia is leading the search operation.

(Excerpt) Read more at zeenews.india.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: malaysiaairlines; mh370

1 posted on 03/28/2014 6:54:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Gen. McInerney is right and it landed in Pakistan, and was perhaps destroyed by our special forces. The Apollo 11 mission took less time than it has to actually secure a single piece of “debris” in the Indian Ocean. Why is that?


2 posted on 03/28/2014 7:00:11 AM PDT by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind

May the families receive closure once something is located.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 7:10:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: montag813
"Why is that?"

Because the moon is much easier to find.

4 posted on 03/28/2014 7:11:00 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: SeekAndFind
At least it's not a whale.

This image of one the objects spotted was taken by a journalist on board the New Zealand plane

5 posted on 03/28/2014 7:11:44 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: montag813

Why is it taking so long for ANY ship to get to the location of this ‘debris’?

I am starting to believe a previous post about the pilots wanting that guy freed and then planting it in the ocean when they didn’t get their way.

Anyone remember a plane being shot down by Russia in the 1980s? I was a teen then but am remembering when the US was looking for the black box, the Russians were reving their ships all around so the ‘ping’ couldn’t be heard.

It just seems that certain folk don’t want this plane found.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 7:14:52 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: montag813
Maybe Gen. McInerney is right and it landed in Pakistan, and was perhaps destroyed by our special forces. The Apollo 11 mission took less time than it has to actually secure a single piece of “debris” in the Indian Ocean. Why is that?

If that a/c is in Asia, and I think that it is, the fooling around in the void of the Indian Ocean is just a distraction while they try to find the plane and the perps. Going through all the hoops on the international stage has got to be a daunting diplomatic task.

7 posted on 03/28/2014 7:15:48 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: McGruff

RE: This image of one the objects spotted was taken by a journalist on board the New Zealand plane

Can’t the plane fly any closer?


8 posted on 03/28/2014 7:16:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind
While addressing media, Malaysia Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has revealed that the MH370 flew at a higher speed than previously presumed

Once again a Malaysian official not knowing what he is talking about. To get to the new search area 700 miles closer it would have flown slower at lower altitude not faster.

9 posted on 03/28/2014 7:26:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Why is it taking so long for ANY ship to get to the location of this ‘debris’?

The location are over one and a half thousand miles from any significant city on Earth and the zone is very large and moving. There are, in fact, ships in the area now, but they are trying to find a few hundred pieces of debris in an area the size of Alaska.

It's difficult for people who've never been involved in such a search to understand the type of scale of these distances and areas.

10 posted on 03/28/2014 7:31:02 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Uncle Chip

Higher speeds consume more fuel than lower speeds and MUCH higher speeds consume MUCH more fuel.

It SEEMS that maybe the pilot was in a rush to go somewhere and he burned much more fuel than he thought he would and therefore ran out of fuel and crashed.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 7:31:29 AM PDT by dglang
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To: SeekAndFind
Can’t the plane fly any closer?

They did. The rectangle measure 1" X 3".

12 posted on 03/28/2014 7:34:06 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Can’t the plane fly any closer?

Basically, no. These are substantial planes and they don't turn on a dime. And they will be doing grid type searches - they would only deviate and try to go back for a closer look at a piece of debris if it was unusual and identifiable, because doing so disrupts the whole search pattern.

13 posted on 03/28/2014 7:34:39 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

... and it must be irritating to take 5 hours to fly there and only be able to search for 2 hours. Then fly back for 5 hours so that your gas doesn’t run out.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 7:39:04 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
It just seems that certain folk don’t want this plane found.

or that they want it found in the right place.

One thing is for sure -- the pilot did not want this plane to ever be found.

15 posted on 03/28/2014 7:40:13 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Once again a Malaysian official not knowing what he is talking about. To get to the new search area 700 miles closer it would have flown slower at lower altitude not faster.

That sounds logical but they argue that the faster speed consumes fuel at a faster rate which reduces the range so the aircraft falls into the sea further north.

16 posted on 03/28/2014 7:45:15 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: dglang

The problem is that the new search area is the same area that actually assumed a slower air speed — 400 knots rather than 450 knots:

https://www.facebook.com/178566888854999/photos/pcb.740971779281171/740971732614509/?type=1&theater

and they don’t know how much fuel he had, or burned, or had left when the plane went down.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 7:45:48 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: InterceptPoint

Check the link at post 17 —


18 posted on 03/28/2014 7:48:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind
I hope they find what they are looking for rather than finding debris from Fukushima or some other tsunami debris.

It takes a while for the ocean to digest those big meals.

19 posted on 03/28/2014 7:55:37 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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20 posted on 03/28/2014 8:12:21 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t sound like the aircraft being used in these long range searches are seaplanes and have the capability to land on water. If they were we would know “where’s the beef?”.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 8:13:57 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: mosesdapoet

woulda coulda shoulda

22 posted on 03/28/2014 8:48:28 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

P6M Seamaster. Awesome.

The Japanese have those big four engined US/PS turboprops that look like P5M Marlins on steroids.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: montag813
Maybe Gen. McInerney is right and it landed in Pakistan, and was perhaps destroyed by our special forces.

Yesterday, in response to the growing evidence that Flight 370 crashed into the Indian Ocean, McInerney had the idiocy to claim that a Muslim pilot would not pilot a plane in such a manner putting hundreds of passengers to their deaths.

Ever hear of a little event called 9-11, General?

Methinks he is trying a bit to hard to hang onto his pet theory.

24 posted on 03/28/2014 9:42:02 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: bunkerhill7

Look how nice and smooth the water is in that image. Now imagine trying to land on seas with 30 foot swells. Ain’t happening.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 9:43:20 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: bunkerhill7

Don’t know if one of those could successfully land then take of in the roaring 40’s of the Indian Ocean.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 10:10:10 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: McGruff

From the visual descriptions all this debris sounds like a whole lotta garbage, how many passenger planes carry orange rope on them?


27 posted on 03/28/2014 10:20:41 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: dirtboy

It`s better than NOTHING


28 posted on 03/28/2014 10:28:04 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: dirtboy

It`s better than NOTHING


29 posted on 03/28/2014 10:28:09 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: dirtboy

It`s better than NOTHING


30 posted on 03/28/2014 10:28:11 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Rebelbase

It`s better than NOTHING


31 posted on 03/28/2014 10:29:17 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

Looks very similar to my senior year design project (in 1993). A WIG - wing-in-ground effect aircraft. Double the range or double the payload in ground effect.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 10:32:19 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: bunkerhill7

Re Your amphib pix
Navy dropped the “Skate”. In these circumstances a 4 engine prop jet or even recip engine driven though slower would do the job. It’s my belief there is a market for these types of aircraft even for a military application . If used by countries like Tawian, the Phillipines,India,etc would offer some naval flexability. I think Japan does have some. They really came in handy during WWII saved a lot of lives and were used besides transport in both defensive and offensive operations.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 11:11:52 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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