Skip to comments.Report: China's Boasting Has Misled, Frustrated Search for Missing Malaysian Plane
Posted on 04/16/2014 3:50:44 AM PDT by servo1969
The Times notes, however, that American, Australian, and other international officials are saying anonymously that China is a bigger nuisance to the search than Malaysia. The Chinese government, for example, announced early on that it had found debris matching the colors of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. The debris, sighted on satellites, turned out to be unrelated fishing equipment, and the search for those items took valuable time out of searching for clues related to the flight.
Similarly, Chinese media announced earlier this month that the vessel Haixun 01 had found radar signals similar to those of a flight recorder or black box, prompting Australian and American officials to send over personnel and equipment to the area the Chinese highlighted. The Times reveals that the equipment the Chinese appeared to be using the catch the signals was easily identified as too weak to hear the signals China alleged it was picking up, causing international search groups to distrust the claim and slowly shift outside of the area China had delineated for search, instead moving north to aid an Australian vessel that had claimed to identify similar pings.
"Chinas rush to be first upset others involved in the search not least because the Chinese turned out to be wrong," the Times notes, citing several sources that tell the paper they are much less likely to believe a claim from Chinese searchers in the future. First in line to criticize the Chinese government: Malaysia, the target of much public criticism from China. The Times notes the Malaysian government missed no chance to criticize China for having "wasted the time of other nations looking for the missing Boeing 777-200."
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So now the finger pointing over pings begins because the reality is that they actually found nothing, again. That left hand is working this overtime so we don’t watch the right. When they first said it was in the area southwest of Australia, the location given for the first debris satellite shot, I calculated it could never have made it that far with the logged fuel load, especially with the many course changes and radar low altitude reports.
Someone else must have clued them into that stubborn little fact because when all else failed, they come up with a new location 1000 NM northeast that was within the possible fuel load and now that turns out to be just another dry hole (no pun intended).
So what’s left, point fingers.
Odds are, that the aircraft flew toward Pakistan ... but it did not succeed in getting past Red Chinese air defense.
Flying over China to get to Pakistan would be quite the flight path. I highly doubt it had enough fuel.
I think the most likely event is that the aircraft had a fire, turned toward the closets field, and then everyone was overcome by the fire. The aircraft continued on until it flew into the ocean.
What happened to the fire?
It burned. Not all aircraft fires get exponentially bigger or even bigger at all. It is even possible for them to burn themselves out.
The initial acrid fumes are the immediate danger. If the O2 wasn't working properly or was affected by the fire, then that would be enough.
China was just helping CNN. I flipped channels last night to see CNN still hyping this story. Pathetic.
Has CNN covered this yet??