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Voice Recording From Missing Flight MH370 Was Edited
Zero Hedge ^ | 05/03/2014 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 05/03/2014 10:47:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

It has been nearly two months since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared without a trace on March 8. Since then, despite the endless coverage of CNN, there has been absolutely no progress in uncovering any clues about the fate of the missing Boeing 777. Perhaps the following may provide some clarity on why.

On Thursday, for the first time, 7 minutes of audio recordings of the final conversations between pilots of the missing Malaysian jet and teams of air traffic controllers on the ground were released.

The recording is provided below.

There is one problem: the recordings were "edited" leading many to wonder if the entire conversation wasn't fabricated on a sound stage, and if so: why? And just what is the Malaysian government (either alone or in conjunction with other countries) hiding.

NBC has more:

Analysts who listened to the recordings for NBC News did not know why they were edited, but discovered at least four clear breaks in the audio that indicated edits.

 

"It's very strange," said audio-video forensic expert and registered investigator Ed Primeau of Primeau Forensics, who has analyzed hundreds of audio recordings. He said the beginning and end of the recording are high-quality with a low noise floor, meaning ambient background noise is almost silent, unlike the middle.

 

"At approximately 1:14 (a minute, 14 seconds into the audio, which can be heard here), the tone of the recording change to where to me, it sounds like someone is holding a digital recorder up to a speaker, so it's a microphone-to-speaker transfer of that information. That's a pretty big deal because it raises the first red flag about there possibly being some editing," he said.

 

The next part that raises questions is two minutes, six seconds in, through two minutes, nine seconds in, he said.

 

"I can hear noise in the room, along with the increase in the noise floor. I can hear a file door being closed, I can hear some papers being shuffled. so I'm further convinced that, beginning at 1:14 continuing through 2:06 to 2:15, it's a digital recorder being held up to a speaker."

 

Long gaps in the communication throughout the recording also imply some editing, he said.

 

"But yet, at 6:17, there's a huge edit because the conversation is cut off. It's interrupted. And the tone changes again," he said. "The noise floor, when you're authenticating a recording from a forensic perspective, is a very important part of the process. All of a sudden, we go back to the same quality and extremely low noise floor that we had at the beginning of the recording."

 

Kent Gibson, a forensic audio examiner with Forensic Audio in Los Angeles, added that there appear to be additional edits at 2:11 and 5:08, and agreed it sounded as though the middle section was recorded with a microphone near a speaker.

 

"You can hear, at 4:07, pages turning or a person breathing, which is unusual," he said.

 

While it's not uncommon for the background of a recording to change when a cockpit communication turns over from ground control to air controllers — which happened about four minutes into this recording — that doesn't explain the noises that are heard.

 

"It's not unusual that there would be clicks when they push the button on the microphone, but it's very unusual to have a disturbance. Normally you wouldn't have any background," Gibson said.

 

A cut-off word also isn't out of the realm of possibility, he said.

 

"It wouldn't be unthinkable to have a truncated word because if somebody let go of the trigger on the microphone, it might cut off their word," he said. "But it would be very unusual to find a background differential at the same time, suggesting that Malaysian authorities or whoever presented this made edits for whatever reason."

So why did the authorities fabricate the recording? Simple: the pilot said something the government did not want leaked:

Gibson said it’s possible the tapes could have been edited by Malaysian authorities "if the pilot dropped a hint that they didn't want to get out, if he said something that doesn't fit with the Malaysian government's party line."

 

But, he said, "It's more likely to be an inadvertent thing. But it's not the way to handle evidence."

 

The recording also could have come from different sources, he added.

 

"You can assume that the recording while they're still on the ground came from the tower and then you could assume that the communication with air controllers was while they're in the air," he said. "They may have just mishandled the cobbling of it together."

 

This doesn't necessarily prove anything about the investigation, he added. "Unfortunately, there are no smoking guns, except there are edits. And there are clear edits," he said.

So no smoking guns, except... there are smoking guns. "There's things that have to do with timelines and radar that they have available, but they don't make them available," said Tom Owen, a consultant for Owen Forensic Services audio analysis and chairman emeritus of the American Board of Recorded Evidence. "They wouldn't give you anything that would be enlightening for the public to any secretive information. I don't see that as a problematic issue."

Considering several hundred people are missing, presumed dead, purposefully covering up critical clues as to what happened is certainly a problematic issue, even if thanks to the government's botched up handling of the situation, it does impart a significant dose of morbid humor to the following advertisement from Malaysian Airlines.

 

Finally, for all those who have been inquiring and trying to get to the bottom of this mystery, here is the official cargo manifest of flight MH370 - no doubt "edited" as well.

h/t Ro



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: malaysiaairlines; mh370; voicerecording

1 posted on 05/03/2014 10:47:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me guess... Allah Akbar was left on the cutting-room floor?


2 posted on 05/03/2014 10:51:57 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks, SeekAndFInd. Don’t believe HTML link to manifest was formatted.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 10:52:14 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gunshots in Dealey Plaza; was that voice Trayvon’s or Zimmerman’s? These things never solve anything.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 10:56:43 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SeekAndFind
CNN exclusive: Flight MH370 crew and passengers returned

Anonymous government source leaked photo . . . . more at 11:00 on CNN the Most Busted News Source.

5 posted on 05/03/2014 10:58:43 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: HMS Surprise
There is one problem: the recordings were "edited" leading many to wonder if the entire conversation wasn't fabricated on a sound stage, and if so: why? And just what is the Malaysian government (either alone or in conjunction with other countries) hiding.

Nothing so complicated as all that. It seems to be genetic and immutable in Oriental cultures : Saving face.
That's why I would never trust my life, or even my health, on a "professional" Oriental. This MH370 business typifies the entire problem. It is childish, it is primitive, and has no role whatsoever in the 21st Century.

I never have, and never will avail myself of any Oriental transportation company. In the air, on land and on the sea.

6 posted on 05/03/2014 11:17:21 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is just so much nonsense. The analyst (whether any good or not) does not have the original tower recordings what he has is a bunch of stuff NBC gave him. There is NO WAY to figure out exactly what is what in that miss mosh.

Moreover the so called analyst is telling us what he perceives he is hearing. No where is there an indication of what equipment he was using (because sound signatures can be identified by machine very accurately).

Once again with get the ‘truthers’ telling us there is a conspiracy out there. Oh noes.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 11:36:06 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

If you play it backwards, it says “the Walrus is Paul.”


8 posted on 05/03/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Nifster
Missing Jet Recordings May Have Been 'Edited': Experts

NBC News
May 1st 2014

Everything the public is told these days are lies so I don't find it far fetched for the audio to be edited.
9 posted on 05/03/2014 11:45:28 AM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Was Don Lemon there to check their pee-pee’s(you know... passports)?


10 posted on 05/03/2014 11:46:26 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: VitacoreVision

Well there you have it....another Illuminati fearing, globalist mongering speaker checks in

Pick up your phone Jesse wants to chat


11 posted on 05/03/2014 11:57:56 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: publius911

I agree with your assessment of certain Asian cultures being problematic in certain capacities, Korean pilots being the most glaring example, but I doubt that this problem is indicated here.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 11:58:33 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Nifster

Should I not question Obama administration on Operation Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and etc?

I simply don’t have faith in our government leaders.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 12:01:45 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

You just posted that EVERYTHING you are being told is a lie....now IF you are not delusional then I can only assume you fit in the other category.

See how quickly you jumped to the conclusion that I was suggesting you shouldn’t question things? You didn’t address any of my concerns as to the basis of the study or conclusions by the analyst. You just jumped right onto to the everything is lie theory


14 posted on 05/03/2014 12:04:25 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Wow. Seriously?

I used the term “Everything” as a form of sarcasm. I’m just noting the large amount of lies and falsehoods being push to the American people and the world.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 12:15:57 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: SeekAndFind

“Breaker, breaker...”


16 posted on 05/03/2014 1:42:41 PM PDT by RhoTheta (US foreign policy under BO: 'Talk butchly and carry a small twig.' -- Mark Steyn)
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To: VitacoreVision

Seriously. It is the exaggeration and over kill of various folks that make conservatives seem like loons to the rest of the world. It is important the we engage thoughtfully and prudently rather than just jumping in with the yammering classes


17 posted on 05/03/2014 2:29:59 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

The rest of the world is probably much more concerned about U.S. military actions and secret surveillance of communications/PRISM.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

The rest of the world doesn’t give two cents for any of those things. Perhaps the governments do but the average citizens of other countries do not. You apparently have not travelled much.....that’s okay but it also limits your understanding.

Keep on answer your phone I am sure you will get the answer you want


19 posted on 05/03/2014 2:40:55 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

They may have just edited out dead air time —

Let’s have them release the ATC/cockpit tapes from the night before and see how they compare.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 4:26:15 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind

The recordings are here:

http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2014/04/world/malaysia-flight-documents/

The recording that he is referring to is 48 seconds long and covers transmissions from 12:46:51 to 01:19:29

That’s 32 minutes and 38 seconds with 4 major places where there is a lot of time between transmissions.

They simply edited out the dead air in those 4 places and reduced 32:38 minute recording down to 48 seconds for the sake of brevity.

This is a non-issue.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 4:50:10 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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