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Search for Malaysian Jet to Be Costliest in History
New York Times ^ | APRIL 8, 2014 | KIRK SEMPLE

Posted on 04/08/2014 6:29:24 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

As the intensive hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 entered its second month on Tuesday, all that was certain was it would become the most expensive search and recovery effort in aviation history, with an international fleet of ships and planes scouring the Indian Ocean at a cost of millions of dollars a day.

For the most part, the dozens of countries that have contributed personnel, equipment and expertise to the search have borne the costs while declining to disclose them, with officials offering a united front in saying that it would be callous to talk about money while a commercial airliner and the 239 people aboard remained unaccounted for. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage

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But on Tuesday, as hopes faded that ships would be able to pick up beacon signals from the missing Boeing 777-200’s data and voice recorders, officials were again facing a vast stretch of open ocean with no fresh leads. Many of the governments involved will soon face a tough decision about whether to keep bearing the extraordinary costs, analysts said.

“Each country will have to ask itself: What are the prospects of further investigation and the cost-benefit of it?”

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. It’s like someone on a medical support system and you have to determine whether to pull the wires or not.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mh370
... you have to determine whether to pull the wires or not.

Not really because they are already dead.

1 posted on 04/08/2014 6:29:24 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Drop a wreath over the Indian Ocean and get back
to work.


2 posted on 04/08/2014 6:33:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

I am pretty sure a UFO will find it someday.They have the detection equipment to find it.or maybe even the NSA?


3 posted on 04/08/2014 6:44:03 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Second Amendment First

Malaysia/China are playing everyone.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: tet68

AMEN


5 posted on 04/08/2014 6:51:48 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Bryan24

“Malaysia/China are playing everyone.”

One of them probably shot the plane down and is too cowardly to admit it in public.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 6:53:23 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: tet68

so what will CNN do once the story fades away?


7 posted on 04/08/2014 6:54:23 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Second Amendment First

Well, it’s good practice for the navies involved. They gotta be out doing something. May as well be this. Simple thing is, they’re just not going to quit yet. Not a lot of point in bitching about it.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 6:55:35 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: tet68

**Drop a wreath over the Indian Ocean and get back
to work.**

Until I read the following report on another Malaysia Air 777 whose fly by wire system wigged out, I agreed with you.

After reading the account, and wondering what the outcome would have been at 1 in the morning instead of daylight, AND with a brand new first officer, I would really like some answers on this one.

link:

http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24550/aair200503722_001.pdf


9 posted on 04/08/2014 7:08:44 PM PDT by wrench
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To: wrench

There are a lot of things that can go bad, that are
made worse by miscommunication in the cockpit.
After all this time I do not believe there could
be any survivors, not in the Souther Ocean, it’s
too much like hell on earth, even on nice days.


10 posted on 04/08/2014 7:19:09 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

No survivors for sure. But if there are deadly flaws in the millions of lines of FBW code all the new planes are using, it is imperative we find out now, not after the next Boeing product kills everyone on board due to faulty software.

“The blue screen of death” means something different to a totally computerized flight control system.


11 posted on 04/08/2014 7:30:36 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Bryan24
officials offering a united front in saying that it would be callous to talk about money

They are, as you say, playing everyone. They have been talking about nothing but money since the night the flight disappeared.

12 posted on 04/08/2014 7:40:04 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: wrench

Why hasn’t a US Navy sub been brought in to listen for the flight data recorder? Certainly, a sub has sonar good enough to pick up the pings from those devices. Locate them, send the lat/longs up to the surface, then mount a recovery operation. After that, the sub can go along its merry way. Sheeesh, how hard can that be?


13 posted on 04/08/2014 7:45:00 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Why don’t they just drain the oceans?


14 posted on 04/08/2014 7:58:00 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: NCC-1701

I was wondering why they don’t send down a drone since they have the general location. However I have also seen comments that the search area is the size of Houston so it would take a lot of mowing to find it. What they are doing now is trying to narrow down the search field. However it appears the batteries have drained so pretty soon they will have to decide to either go down there and start looking or scrap the whole thing. I doubt they will stop looking after all this. This may take years


15 posted on 04/08/2014 8:13:16 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

They heard the ping two more times in last 2 days, per the Australians. They will further define the search area smaller very soon.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 8:18:23 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: plain talk

Bob Ballard will show up in a year and pull the thing to the surface.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 8:18:24 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Second Amendment First

Sell some mementos or airline bottles of booze to pay for it.


18 posted on 04/08/2014 8:29:22 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Why don’t they just drain the oceans?

And allow Guam to fall straight to the bottom?
19 posted on 04/08/2014 8:44:46 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Well, one thing we know for sure - the next time someone wants to take an airliner to stealth status for whatever the reason, Malaysia 370 will be the blueprint to follow......


20 posted on 04/08/2014 9:09:19 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: andyk

silly me, what was I thinking?!!!


21 posted on 04/08/2014 9:13:54 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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