Skip to comments.Is Oil Slick Found Near 'Ping' Site Linked to Missing MH370?
Posted on 04/14/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Crews searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are investigating an oil slick found not far from the area where underwater pings that may be linked to the aircrafts black box were detected.
A sample of about two liters has been collected and we are a number of days before it can be landed ashore and conclusively tested, said retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the painstaking search off Australias west coast. I stress the source of the oil is yet to be determined.
The slick is approximately 18,000 feet down-wind and down-sea from signals consistent with an aircraft's black boxes that were detected by a U.S. Navy "pinger locator" that was towed in the southern Indian Ocean.
However, one expert warned that it would be impossible to directly link the sample to the Boeing 777 which vanished on March 8.
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The slick moved 3 miles in a month and remained intact?
If they used oil to refuel the plane that’s probably why it crashed. /s
Where is all the flotsam and jetsam usually found floating in the sea after airliner crashes?
There are always suitcases, pieces of insulation, etc.
Always except this time.
This time all they have found is Red Herrings.
Yep...it is just better refined diesel.
It's like obama
persecuting prosecuting a political opponent. The evidence they need will always be found, even if they have to plant it first.
Compare to the drop gun and/or baggie of drugs a crooked cop will always have handy...
Can we just declare that this has gone past bizarre? LOL!
I kinda knew this for two reasons...1) because I've been driving a diesel for about 5 years now and I've done some reading on the subject...2)years ago,when I was almost out of heating oil during an outrageous cold snap...and didn't want to pay a $200 penalty for an "emergency delivery"...I went down to a nearby gas station and bought about 25 gallons of diesel and put it in my tank.Worked perfectly...and I saved a ton of $$$.
I’m positive that jet-A fuel would remain as an intact slick in the churning, stormy, part of the Indian Ocean /s
I’m really starting to wonder how many countries know, and what do they know. Is this going to be a massive event that enables them to force a world government on us, or mass disarmament? I hate to think like this, but my mind keeps going there the more they try to cover this up. Something is afoot and quite a few countries have to know about it.
“My understanding is that jet fuel is very much similar to, but not identical to ordinary diesel. One would assume that a chemist would be able to tell the difference.”
Correct... Jet A vs. kerosene would have key differences that would be very easy to resolve. The analysis can be performed by most commercial labs with GS-MS probably being the primary tool. Interpretation of the data would probably go from a commercial lab electronically to a specialist to interpret. From the time the sample hits the laboratory door, the results can be out in 12-24 hours with a full blown rush priority (costs more! LOL).
Back to the fingerprint though... Not only can the fingerprint ID Jet A vs. kerosene, with more time, it can track back to what refinery it was produced from, to the airport tank farm in Malaysia and perhaps even drill down to the fuel truck the delivered it to the Boeing 777. Keep shoving $$$ at the chemists and they will keep bird dogging the trail.
30 days after going down? Doesn’t seem likely; but who knows.
Missing Japanese sub from WW2.....
I for one think they getting close to locating it.
FYI if you haven’t already seen this.
Probably 250 or more flotation devices (seat cushions), and who knows what else that will just NOT sink and we think it’s jet fuel from 370.
Where is the trash? Where are the seat bottoms, life jackets, bags, all the various pieces of paraphernalia that passengers supply themselves with for a flight? None of that stuff has ever turned up floating on the sea as with other crashes. Why?
JMHO that they are looking in the wrong place for the wrong things. Nothing makes sense, common or even the kind proposed by governments.
This type of sample and the lab procedures have been in use for several decades to ID the source of open ocean hydrocarbon sheens. The purpose is usually to track down the tanker or product hauler ship or perhaps a drilling or production platform or undersea pipeline with a foul up that spilled hydrocarbon so that they can be fined and if there is deficient equipment involved, force repairs.
BTW... The so called expert quoted in the news article is an idiot. I hope he gets flamed in his next job review. If they had wanted expert information, the news reporter should have contacted the Coast Guard to input directly or recommend a legitimate private expert. Or heck, just get the Houston, TX yellow pages and call up some commercial labs specialized in oil industry applications and talk to the lab manager.
Oil can be analyzed much more definitively than just "diesel" "jet A" or whatever. Analysis can show source of origin of the sample, unique like a fingerprint for example.
This looks somewhat promising because it could be seepage from fuel tanks co-located near the pinger source.
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