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Unconfirmed report says Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 black box has been found
news.com.au ^ | 11th April 2014

Posted on 04/10/2014 8:02:04 PM PDT by naturalman1975

THERE are unconfirmed reports that the black box flight recorder from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been found.

Perth radio station 6PR tweeted the report, citing aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is in China, is giving a pre-planned press conference at 2pm AEST.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackbox; flightrecorder; mh370; muslimpilots
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The Prime Minister's press conference is in about an hours time.
1 posted on 04/10/2014 8:02:04 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

keep us posted


2 posted on 04/10/2014 8:03:37 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: naturalman1975

What is being reported here in Australia unofficially is that the fairly precise location of the flight recorder is now known. It is not yet reported as retrieved.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 8:04:25 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Candlelight vigil at CNN!


4 posted on 04/10/2014 8:04:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: naturalman1975

Bump


5 posted on 04/10/2014 8:04:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: naturalman1975

call CNN


6 posted on 04/10/2014 8:06:30 PM PDT by woofie
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To: naturalman1975

CNN’s Don Lemon just said it is a previously scheduled presser by the Aus. PM...


7 posted on 04/10/2014 8:06:35 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: naturalman1975

Right where it was planted.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 8:06:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: naturalman1975

Who gets to download the data?


9 posted on 04/10/2014 8:07:11 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: advertising guy

it is 1:07 aest as we speak...so 50 ish minutes from now


10 posted on 04/10/2014 8:07:30 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: PghBaldy

It is, but if there is anything to announce officially, the media expects him to do so there. If there wasn’t a press conference scheduled, they’d be calling one but as there is one, no special one is being called yet.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 8:08:57 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: PghBaldy

...and of course if I had read the post above...


12 posted on 04/10/2014 8:09:14 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: Iron Munro

Color me cynical too. :-)


13 posted on 04/10/2014 8:09:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: naturalman1975

Thank you. Twitter is all atwitter over the rumor it has been found. I should have known...


14 posted on 04/10/2014 8:10:33 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: Iron Munro

LOL


15 posted on 04/10/2014 8:10:33 PM PDT by basalt
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To: naturalman1975

I sure hope so. All the pinging was starting to get on my nerves.


16 posted on 04/10/2014 8:11:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I am assuming the plane is there also???


17 posted on 04/10/2014 8:12:00 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Husker24

From what I have heard (and this is just what I have heard from usually reliable sources), the Malaysian Authorities (who have primary legal right to the data) have agreed that it will be accessed by the Australian Transport Safety Board, the (US) National Transport Safety Board, and a Chinese authority I can’t remember the name of. I suspect it will be primarily accessed by the ATSB simply for convenience (Australia’s facilities are closest), unless the recovery is complex in which case the NTSB are the best in the world for difficult data recovery, but the Malaysians would have the legal right to insist on doing it themselves.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 8:13:08 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

I’m sure the “Black Box” will be lying all by itself on the sand, away from any wreckage.

Seriously, 16,000-20,000 feet down, how would you get that out of an airplane?


19 posted on 04/10/2014 8:13:11 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Marcella

ping


20 posted on 04/10/2014 8:13:31 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: naturalman1975

Australian Prime Minister has said he is going to speak to Chinese Premier this evening out of respect for the Chinese dead (the PM is in China at the moment) before making public comment.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 8:16:37 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: PghBaldy
Matt Moran ✔ @mattmoran10news BREAKING: Abbott says he's confident the signals are from the black box but doesn't want to say any more than that.. #MH370 #EyewitnessNews
22 posted on 04/10/2014 8:18:17 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: Georgia Girl 2

When the majority of the major news outlets are touting a story, it’s a safe bet to look into the opposite.


23 posted on 04/10/2014 8:18:38 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: naturalman1975

If the plane is relatively intact, how does a remote sub get a black box out?


24 posted on 04/10/2014 8:18:41 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: naturalman1975

Check the graphics on that webpage that shows how deep the ocean is. I never had a clue Whales of all things, Mammals by the way, swam that deep.

2992 meters, “the maximum known diving range of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale”.


25 posted on 04/10/2014 8:18:43 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Iron Munro

Heh heh.


26 posted on 04/10/2014 8:19:43 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I actually don’t know, but it’s been done before, so they obviously have some approach that works.


27 posted on 04/10/2014 8:20:00 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Bryan24

28 posted on 04/10/2014 8:21:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Bulwyf

Yeh I’m not holding my breath.


29 posted on 04/10/2014 8:23:50 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PghBaldy

AustraliaNetworkNews @an_news

Australian PM @TonyAbbottMHR says officials ‘very confident’ detected signals coming from #MH370’s black box

https://twitter.com/an_news?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.net.au%2Fnews%2Fworld%2F&tw_i=454459896230989824&tw_p=embeddedtimeline&tw_w=321084057146499072


30 posted on 04/10/2014 8:24:49 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: Proud2BeRight

It would be tough. In an F-16, the FDR is bolted to the frame of the aircraft by for four hex head fasteners.

The sub would have to have the ability to unscrew the fasteners with the properly sized driver.


31 posted on 04/10/2014 8:25:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: naturalman1975

Guess not, huh???
32 posted on 04/10/2014 8:27:41 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Also, the wiring harness would need to be uncoupled or cut.

I don’t have any experience with CVR’s but the procedure would likely be similar.


33 posted on 04/10/2014 8:27:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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http://waittinstitute.org/expeditions/air-france-447/


34 posted on 04/10/2014 8:27:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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“We have very much narrowed down the search area... series of signatures, some for very long periods of time... signal, from what we are very confident is the black box is starting to fade... as much information as possible before signal is lost.”

Extracts from recording of statement from PM, as best as I can type them. I can’t keep up with speed of speech.


35 posted on 04/10/2014 8:28:37 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

They’ll be sending a pearl diver to get it.


36 posted on 04/10/2014 8:28:41 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: naturalman1975
A couple of informed threads on this site, example:

MH370 KUL-PEK Missing 8 Mar 2014: now Search & Recovery [PLEASE SEE WIKI]

37 posted on 04/10/2014 8:29:43 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Jet Jaguar

And that assumes it is not resting on it or buried deep under silt.


38 posted on 04/10/2014 8:30:38 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Iron Munro

IF they find a black box (huge if), then they’ll find a plane (or whats left of it) around it. Are you suggesting they will plant a whole plane there too?


39 posted on 04/10/2014 8:31:15 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: naturalman1975

If the black boxes are down there than so is the plane..if they find the boxes without the actual plane I will think some shenanigans are going on here


40 posted on 04/10/2014 8:31:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bryan24

While I don’t know if this is true for all model of planes, black boxes are designed, in the event of a water crash, to disengage from the plane and float to the surface.


41 posted on 04/10/2014 8:31:35 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Correct.


42 posted on 04/10/2014 8:31:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: naturalman1975

We’ll have to wait to see if the rest of the plane is attached


43 posted on 04/10/2014 8:39:32 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: PghBaldy

Angus Houston just threw cold water on PM Abbott’s statements. Said no major new developments.


44 posted on 04/10/2014 8:41:18 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: Bryan24

1-800-CALL FLIPPER


45 posted on 04/10/2014 8:41:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Iron Munro

bleeech


46 posted on 04/10/2014 8:44:57 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“if they find the boxes without the actual plane I will think some shenanigans are going on here”

So what “independent authority” is going to go out to the “crash site” and “verify” that the plane’s there? Just look at the prospect of Flight 800 not being a “fuel tank” explosion despite all the FBI ascertions that it was. I mean the “trust” of all the world’s governments is at an all-time low.


47 posted on 04/10/2014 8:45:26 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: naturalman1975

Sorta begs the question, if it really is the black box, what the heck was the airplane doing waaaaay over there by Australia?


48 posted on 04/10/2014 8:45:33 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Husker24
Who gets to download the data?

I would think that only Boeing, or the manufacturer of the recorder, can safely access it. I doubt that it has a USB jack that you can connect with a cable to any desktop PC and it immediately starts playback. As a bare minimum, the outer protective container must be opened - and they are made to survive in fire, or as this case may be, at the bottom of the ocean. You don't want to do this with a sledgehammer or a plasma cutter. You need drawings, documents, and special tools. Boeing has them. I doubt that the customer airline has them as well. It's not something they need to maintain from the inside - it's just a board with Flash chips. If it passes self-test, it's good to go. If it doesn't, back to the manufacturer it goes.

49 posted on 04/10/2014 8:46:34 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: InvisibleChurch

Lloyd Bridges from “Sea Hunt” is leading the scuba team.


50 posted on 04/10/2014 8:46:42 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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