Skip to comments.Search for Malaysian Jet to Be Costliest in History
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 777-200s 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?
. Its like someone on a medical support system and you have to determine whether to pull the wires or not.
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Not really because they are already dead.
Drop a wreath over the Indian Ocean and get back
I am pretty sure a UFO will find it someday.They have the detection equipment to find it.or maybe even the NSA?
Malaysia/China are playing everyone.
“Malaysia/China are playing everyone.”
One of them probably shot the plane down and is too cowardly to admit it in public.
so what will CNN do once the story fades away?
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.
**Drop a wreath over the Indian Ocean and get back
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.
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.
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.
They are, as you say, playing everyone. They have been talking about nothing but money since the night the flight disappeared.
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?
Why don’t they just drain the oceans?
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
They heard the ping two more times in last 2 days, per the Australians. They will further define the search area smaller very soon.
Bob Ballard will show up in a year and pull the thing to the surface.
Sell some mementos or airline bottles of booze to pay for it.
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......