CNN dodged a bullet regarding MH370. The Chinese ship that picked up some debris yesterday determined that the debris was NOT from MH370.
Whew! Now, CNN has another week of potential wall-to-wall coverage of the missing flight MH370.
I have stayed out of the most of the threads regarding MH 370. I am very familiar with aviation, ACARS, INMARSAT, radar and non-radar environments, and the like. But there was so much conflicting, and downright misinformation, with this event, that the speculation became a joke.
The "closure" story that the Malaysian government gave to the world this week stinks to high heaven. A "ping" from INMARSAT, ran through an new algorithm that was invented just last week, and using the "Doppler Effect" of mathematics of whether the shift of direction of the airliner, based on 6 similar evaluations of pings from INMARSAT using the new algorithm, determined it went south instead of north and crashed into the ocean - was a complete joke.
"He told the BBC: "We have been dealing with a totally new area. We've been trying to help an investigation based on a single signal once an hour from an aircraft that didn't include any GPS data, any time and distance information. "So this really was a bit of a shot in the dark and it's to the credit of our scientific team that they came up and managed to model this." Mr McLaughlin continued: "They managed to find a way in which to say just a single ping can be used to say the plane was both powered up and travelling, and then by a process of elimination - comparing it to other known flights - establish that it went south."
It boggles the mind that the world swallowed this tripe. The airliner may well be at the bottom of the ocean, however, there is no court on the planet that would have taken that "evidence" at trial as singular and definitive proof.