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MH370 'may be found in daysí as ship picks up signals again
The Telegraph UK ^ | April 9, 2014 4:28pm BST | Jonathan Pearlman

Posted on 04/09/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT by blueplum

Sydney - The search zone for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been limited to a narrow strip of the Indian Ocean, with the authorities confident that they will find the aircraft “in a matter of days” after two new sets of underwater signals were detected. :snip: They have all been heard within an area about 20 miles long and 10 miles wide, about 650 miles off the north-west coast of Australia, although a final search zone is yet to be demarcated. :snip: All the signals have been detected along a narrow strip of the Indian Ocean in an area known as Wharton Basin, a mostly flat underwater region that has not been mapped in 50 years. :snip: The latest signals did not feature two pulses, which were heard on Saturday and believed to be from the separate “pingers” on the black box’s flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder. Authorities believe it is possible that one of the “pingers” has already died.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; hijacking; mh370; whartonbasin
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wow. from millions of square miles to a 10x20 area. 650 miles off Australia would be, what? 90 minutes out by air?
1 posted on 04/09/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

I’d scratch my head but, there is no hair there


2 posted on 04/09/2014 8:57:01 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: blueplum

They should have a new rule:

“He that heareth it shall FISHESH for it...”


3 posted on 04/09/2014 8:57:44 PM PDT by gaijin
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In water THAT deep?


4 posted on 04/09/2014 8:58:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: blueplum

wow. from millions of square miles to a 10x20 area. 650 miles off Australia would be, what? 90 minutes out by air?
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It is an impressive feat—I hope this ends with them successfully finding the crash site.

Some of the blame America first and 9/11-Truther crowd are trying to push the theory that the US took the plane and landed it at Diego Garcia for some sort of nefarious reason. I want to see that lie deflated ASAP!


5 posted on 04/09/2014 9:13:46 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: blueplum

I have heard that the ping device should have stopped transmitting a long time ago.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 9:16:58 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: HiTech RedNeck

-9,000m depth. Are the CVR and FDR rated for that depth? Even if they aren’t is it possible for them to withstand the pressure?


7 posted on 04/09/2014 9:26:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s more like 4500m deep, which is certainly very deep, but well within the depths that flight recorder are supposed to be able to survive (they are certified to at least 6000m). It is however pretty much the maximum depth that the ROV Australia has sent down there is certified to operate at, which could make things awkward.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 9:36:29 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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9 posted on 04/09/2014 9:39:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: naturalman1975

What’s interesting about the Wharton Basin is that there isn’t much info on it. There was a huge quake 7.8 magnitude quake in 2000 which should have generated some interest from geologists for study.

http://adartonamap.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/the-wharton-basin/


10 posted on 04/09/2014 9:42:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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11 posted on 04/09/2014 9:56:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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There are parts of the Wharton Basin that are deeper, but the area where the pings are being detected is around 4500 metres, according to a number of reports I’ve seen.

Bear in mind that in Australia, this is bigger news than it is elsewhere because of the proximity and our involvement in the search. The news channels are giving very regular updates of any information they have - or don’t have.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 9:57:27 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: blueplum

FREEPERS:

A quiz.

How many vessels are sending pings? ( )
How many vessels are receiving pings? ( )
How many frequencies are there? ( )

Thoughts:


13 posted on 04/09/2014 10:00:56 PM PDT by golux
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To: naturalman1975

So when is Angus’ next press conference?


14 posted on 04/09/2014 10:03:39 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: blueplum

There is something extremely fishy going on in that isolated part of the world.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 10:04:48 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: golux

That actually was a problem a few days ago - one of the early Chinese reports was probably a ship picking up errant pings - but that’s now well in hand.

The Australian Defence Force does know what it’s doing.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 10:11:24 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Kennard

I think there is likely to be one this evening, but I am not sure - maybe in about four hours or so.


17 posted on 04/09/2014 10:12:00 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: House Atreides
Some of the blame America first and 9/11-Truther crowd are trying to push the theory that the US took the plane and landed it at Diego Garcia for some sort of nefarious reason. I want to see that lie deflated ASAP!
Me too, but nothing will stop the conspiracy nuts. You've even got some whack-a-doodle here on FR postulating that "they" have planted a black box in the ocean.
18 posted on 04/09/2014 10:13:33 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: naturalman1975

Thank you. I am missing Angus’ ‘traditional’ noon press conferences.


19 posted on 04/09/2014 10:13:34 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: golux

no ships are ‘sending’ pings. They are listening on microphones.

the frequency of the pings they’re focused on is 33.5. so other frequencies wouldn’t matter

from the pics I’ve seen, it looks like the Ocean Shield is the only large ship on target.

the Australians are also dropping listening bouys with microphones that will themselves drop on a tether to 1K feet below the surface


20 posted on 04/09/2014 10:22:28 PM PDT by blueplum
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