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ANOTHER MH370 SHOCKER! New mystery revealed in plane's CARGO LIST
Malaysia Times ^ | 5-4-14 | unattributed

Posted on 05/05/2014 7:12:47 PM PDT by dynachrome

A new mystery has emerged in Flight MH370's disappearance with the Malaysia Airlines saying the lithium ion batteries carried in the plane weighed over 200 kg, even as the cargo manifest released recently listed the "consolidated" consignment at 2.453 tonnes.

"About two tonnes, equivalent to 2,453 kg of cargo was declared as consolidated under one master airway bill. This master AWB actually comprised five house AWB. Of these five AWB, two contained lithium ion batteries amounting to a total tonnage volume of 221 kg. The balance three house AWB, amounting to 2,232 kg, were declared as radio accessories and chargers," the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said in a statement last night.

But this has not been disclosed before and is not stated in the cargo manifest, the Star reported.

According to Malaysian company NNR Global Logistics the batteries formed only a small part of a "consolidated" shipment weighing 2.453 tonnes.

Even though the MAS said the batteries weighed 221 kg, a company spokesman said they weighed less than 200kg. He, however, did not say what the remaining 2.253 tonnes of cargo was.

(Excerpt) Read more at malaysia-chronicle.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cargo; lithiumbatteries; malaysia; mh370
Geez. Another mystery.

H/T to zerohedge.com, which also has a copy of the manifest posted.

1 posted on 05/05/2014 7:12:47 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

Link to Zero Hedge article with the cargo manifest:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-05/latest-flight-mh-370-shocker-two-ton-cargo-mystery


2 posted on 05/05/2014 7:15:47 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

440 lbs. Is that enough to run a Tesla?


3 posted on 05/05/2014 7:17:56 PM PDT by umgud
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To: dynachrome

I was just reading the article at ZH. Some crazy comments after the article.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 7:18:49 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: dynachrome

The plane was sabotaged by the pilot because the Malaysian government would not release the Pilot’s close friend who was the opposition party candidate from prison the DAY AFTER HE WAS SENTENCED for homosexuality to 20 years in prison!! The PILOT WENT TO THE SENTENCING! Gawd are we deaf??


5 posted on 05/05/2014 7:20:02 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: dynachrome

What about the mangosteens? The aircraft was carrying 4.566 tonnes of mangosteens

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2619388/What-havent-told-cargo-MH370-Mystery-deepens-missing-flight-claims-loaded-2-3tonnes-items-not-listed-manifest.html#ixzz30tknEOBq


6 posted on 05/05/2014 7:22:10 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: dynachrome
He, however, did not say what the remaining 2.253 tonnes of cargo was.

I think I read somewhere where he said that it was radio communication equipment.

7 posted on 05/05/2014 7:25:43 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SADMILLIE

Amazing how that little fact just keeps being avoided.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 7:27:37 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dynachrome

That’s not much. I had a flight attendant the other day who looked like she weighed more than 200 kg.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 7:29:49 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Mangosteen juice can be very expensive Maybe the plane was hijacked for the mangosteens ?


10 posted on 05/05/2014 7:32:11 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Uncle Chip

The pilot called the government and gave a reasonable option. It was viciously declined. The pilot said “OK- Bye Bye” I think this is known in this country. After all they know what you said in your last phone call to the Pizza place ( in violation of our constitution) . This is a joke. The plane is down and IT IS KNOWN!!


11 posted on 05/05/2014 7:33:32 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Gosh that’s a shock/s


12 posted on 05/05/2014 7:35:10 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: CivilWarBrewing
It was the mangosteens!


13 posted on 05/05/2014 7:35:46 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: SADMILLIE

“The plane was sabotaged by the pilot because the Malaysian government would not release the Pilot’s close friend who was the opposition party candidate from prison the DAY AFTER HE WAS SENTENCED for homosexuality to 20 years in prison!! The PILOT WENT TO THE SENTENCING! Gawd are we deaf??”

YES. The homosexuality agenda propagandists in the news media, and they abound in the media, having chosen that professional to promote homosexuality as the greatest thing since sliced bread, quickly diverted attention away from the distinct, if not likely possibility that the pilot and his friend were way too friendly and had a homosexual liaison.
There are witnesses to the fact that the pilot was distraught about the verdict that put his friend in jail for 20 years. The leaders of Muslim Malaysia have their own reasons for squashing this first line of reasoning that puts out there for the world to see the reality that homosexual behavior exists among alleged adherents of the homosexuality-forbidding Koran.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 7:38:14 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: dynachrome

Yes...But I like the one posted the other day, where after being hijacked, a passenger hid his cell phone in his buttocks, sent out a message saying he thought he’d been drugged, and was being held by terrorist in some hut...


15 posted on 05/05/2014 7:42:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dynachrome

All the more reason to believe the plane is sitting on an American airbase.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 7:42:22 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

I agre. It was homosexuals. It was not “Just disappear” !! Our news media is a total bunch of liars!!


17 posted on 05/05/2014 7:42:26 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE

I doubt that the pilot made any calls to the government or gave any ultimatums — if he did he would have been immediately grounded and charged.

But I don’t doubt that he was upset by the verdict and that may have pushed him over an edge on which he was standing.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 7:42:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dragnet2
But I like the one posted the other day, where after being hijacked, a passenger hid his cell phone in his buttocks...

Is that the guy who claimed that he couldn't get cr*p for reception afterwards???

19 posted on 05/05/2014 7:46:46 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Airplanes carry perishables all the time!


20 posted on 05/05/2014 8:10:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

My wife loves Mangosteens - normally not very explosive until too many at once pass through her digestive tract!


21 posted on 05/05/2014 8:30:38 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: MHGinTN

And 0 knows but isn’t talking - what a surprise.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 8:44:05 PM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall end.")
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To: dragnet2
Yes...But I like the one posted the other day, where after being hijacked, a passenger hid his cell phone in his buttocks, sent out a message saying he thought he’d been drugged, and was being held by terrorist in some hut...

So you're saying that this is a documented case of butt dialing?

23 posted on 05/05/2014 8:54:38 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SADMILLIE

Does your village know their idiot is missing?


24 posted on 05/05/2014 10:09:08 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: dragnet2

I have a tough enough time texting intelligibly with fat fingers. That must’ve taken more practice than I really care to dwell upon.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 10:14:59 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: dynachrome
New mystery revealed in plane's CARGO LIST

Snakes?

26 posted on 05/05/2014 10:16:45 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ladyjane
I had a flight attendant the other day who looked like she weighed more than 200 kg.

That is what is known as 'ballast'.

27 posted on 05/05/2014 10:18:23 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Well he apparently removed the cell phone from his buttocks prior to sending the text...The thread was removed before it got to crazy...lol


28 posted on 05/05/2014 11:26:17 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
What about the mangosteens?

I found this:

Carlo and Marguerite Mangosteen
234 East Appleton Way
Cornfield, Iowa.

I think they are in the potato chip business

29 posted on 05/05/2014 11:41:35 PM PDT by woofie
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To: dynachrome; All

mmm...my curiosity got the best of me.

Decoding the manifest’s page 5:

DGD = “Dangerous Goods”
STC = “Said to Contain”
DIMS = “Dimensions”
CM = “Centimeters”
PMC = Aluminum freight pallet, see below
http://satco-inc.com/satco-products/air-cargo-pallets/pmc-—96-in-x-125-in-standard/
and
http://www.searates.com/reference/pmc/

Consol = “Consolidated Cargo”

PI 965 = “Packing Instructions”, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, specifically for Lithium Ion Batteries. See below
http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Documents/Lithium-Battery-Packing-Instructions-965-970-EN.pdf

You can track the Air Waybill Number here
http://www.nnrpowernet.com

And see the results. If they come up missing for whatever reason, FReepmail me and I’ll upload my capture.
Note that the tracking results state “200 pieces” with a gross weight of “2453.00”.

Summary of the Air Way Bill (for what it’s worth, since these details seem lacking in all reports):

A Consolidated PMC pallet ‘Said To Contain’ (STC) by Malaysia Airlines (MH) 133 ‘Packages’ (PKGS), and ‘LOOSE’ 67 ‘Packages’ (PKGS) with ‘Dimensions’ (DIMS) in ‘Centimeters’ (CM) of:
60 x 26 x 22 (58 pieces) and 42 x 36 x 19 (8 pieces)

If you do the math on the 67 pieces, the average weight ‘per’ is in the 6-7 kilogram range. We all know the average weight of cell phone Lithium Ion batteries these days, plus the fact that since the Air Way Bill stated “SHIPPER DECLARATION FOR DGD NOT REQUIRED” (again, DGD = Dangerous Goods) and “LITHIUM ION BATTERIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECT II OF P.I. 965”.

P.I. 965 Section II States:
“Lithium metal or lithium alloy cells and batteries offered for transport must meet the General Requirements of this packing
instruction and:
1. for cells, the lithium content is not more than 1 g; and
2. for batteries, the aggregate lithium content is not more than 2 g;”

If you quantify that with the amp-hours designated for ‘dangerous goods’ and that those numbers don’t apply to this shipment (again, if properly labeled), those are NOT cell phone batteries, or any other type of Li-ion ‘Cell’ of any type I’m aware of.
So whatever was in these boxes, they were NOT required to be declared dangerous (assuming they were labeled properly, of course).

So, without regard to the ‘mysterious cargo’ and just the batteries alone…from the Air Waybill, the point-of-origin for the AWB shipment was Penang International.

There is ONE Lithium Ion Battery manufacturer in Penang:
Centurion Wireless Components Sdn. Bhd.
See below
http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byP/batP/batt/btora/bType/lion/byB/manufacturers/byGeo/byC/Malaysia/Malaysia.shtml
and
http://cspor.en.ec21.com

“Our company is a wholly owned US based company with design centers in US, China, Sweden & Malaysia.” (that’s Penang)

So, I haven’t established a concrete connection, but Centurion appears to be a component of Laird Technologies. As Laird’s website states:

“In addition to the handset market, Centurion supplies a full range of antenna and battery solutions for two-way radios, in-building wireless networks, telematics applications and wireless devices such as industrial portable terminals and consumer grade WLAN access points.”

They do list Lithium Ion batteries as part of their product line

http://www.lairdtech.com/Products/Power-Products/Li-Ion/#.U2hlMnAtEaR

Does all this matter? Hell, I don’t know. I just couldn’t stand looking at a Manifest with unidentified acronyms and identifiers. However, I still cannot identify the designation “5871” after the pallet identifier “PMC”. It may very well be an inventory code for “MH” handling for calculating ‘gross weight’ for both balanced loading and for freight charges. Who knows.

I think it’s incumbent upon the Malaysians to specifically identify this mysterious cargo for which they’re on record as stating,
“Even though the MAS said the batteries weighed 221 kg, a company spokesman said they weighed less than 200kg. He, however, did not say what the remaining 2.253 tonnes of cargo was.
“I cannot reveal more because of the ongoing investigations. We have been told by our legal advisers not to talk about it,” he was quoted as saying by the daily.
He said he could not name the company which manufactured the batteries.”

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=275241:new-mystery-with-msian-officials-again-the-prime-suspect-revealed-by-mh370s-cargo-list#ixzz30x3ARyXf


30 posted on 05/06/2014 9:04:36 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Excellent info. thanks!


31 posted on 05/06/2014 1:09:24 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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