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Navy official: Pings not thought to be from Flight 370's black boxes
CNN ^ | 10:26 PM EDT, Wed May 28, 2014 | Rene Marsh and Mike M. Ahlers,

Posted on 05/28/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The four acoustic pings at the center of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for the past seven weeks are no longer believed to have come from the plane's black boxes, a U.S. Navy official told CNN.

The acknowledgment came Wednesday as searchers wrapped up the first phase of their effort, having scanned 329 square miles of southern Indian Ocean floor without finding any wreckage from the Boeing 777-200.

Authorities now almost universally believe the pings did not come from the onboard data or cockpit voice recorders, but instead came from some other man-made source unrelated to the jetliner that disappeared on March 8, according to Michael Dean, the Navy's deputy director of ocean engineering.

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TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: mh370; mh370pings; rabbithole
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1 posted on 05/28/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

That plane and the one from 2006 (that the media lost interest in about 10 minutes after it happened!) were hi-jacked and are in the ME somewhere, being retro-fitted for a literal, ‘Hell On Earth’ here in the USA at a future date.

Prepare appropriately, as in kiss your loved ones goodbye and prepare to meet your Maker.

There is no doubt in my military mind that 9/11 is going to be repeated. And repeated. And repeated.

And we will never learn until America is a Third-World hellhole and a constant Ground Zero.

Other than that, Life Is Good! *SMIRK*


2 posted on 05/28/2014 7:51:44 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: BenLurkin

“some other man-made source “

It wasn’t my IPhone.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 7:52:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: BenLurkin

many types of equipment.

can malfunction,
and start to oscillate.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 7:59:37 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: BenLurkin

Let the Israelis deal with it now.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 8:02:03 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: BenLurkin
but instead came from some other man-made source unrelated to the jetliner...

A wayward piece of equipment of a nearby CNN camera crew would still be "related" to the jetliner...

6 posted on 05/28/2014 8:02:45 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: BenLurkin

So then will they go back and spend the next year searching the very same waters where they now know those pings didn’t come from???


7 posted on 05/28/2014 8:08:56 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin

The pings are coming from a pirate ship sunk in the 18th Century. CNN is on the case.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 8:19:10 PM PDT by kempster
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To: kempster

Harrr!


9 posted on 05/28/2014 8:19:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

...And other Navy sources disagreed with his assessment. Let’s send them all to their rooms and not let them out until they come to some agreement.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 8:29:53 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: BenLurkin

I am still very concerned this plane has not been found.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 8:37:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: BenLurkin

In other words they do not have a clue where that plane is.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 9:02:14 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: oldenuff2no

Or they do know, but they don’t want anyone to find out.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 9:03:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

The “information” we have on MH370 is fraught with lies, lies, and more lies.

That’s true for a lot of news stories. It’s just more obvious here.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 9:04:53 PM PDT by Alvin Diogenes
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To: dfwgator

Bingo!!


15 posted on 05/28/2014 9:14:05 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Pass the tin foil will ya?


16 posted on 05/28/2014 9:21:14 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Viennacon
I am still very concerned this plane has not been found.

Good point - and I am too. We aren't talking about a Lockheed Ventura in the 1930's...this is a 777-200...with a bunch of people on board. Something is fishy (pardon the possible pun) here.

I don't see how some fisherman/pleasure boater would not have accidently found something. It's not straight. No matter what angle the plane crashed at there is a bunch of stuff on any plane that floats...and this is a BIG plane, lotsa stuff...and planes just don't hit the water and easily descend below the waves without stuff coming out.
17 posted on 05/28/2014 9:51:37 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

With each passing day, it seems less and less likely that the plane actually crashed in the water. Like you say, something would have been found. There is no precedent for anything close to this timescale passing on a plane of this size without some trace.
Now, its not the first time a jet has vanished. There was that unexpected takeoff from an airport in Angola that was never found, but that plane had no passengers. This one was full of them.

I get that the CNN coverage was ridiculous and there isn’t a whole lot of new information, but people seem to have totally forgotten about the story which is arguably I’d say still the biggest story out there, globally speaking. Russian incursions and incompetence at the VA are important, but this is the biggest conundrum in the history of aviation. Very frustrating to have no information at this point, even more so for the family members.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 10:09:15 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: DJlaysitup

Lets say that “whatever” happened and somehow the pilot (or autopilot) brought this 777 down in a perfect landing on the sea somewhere...just like Sculley did in the Hudson. Well then the people would get out...and while I’m skeptical as the seat cushions really being effective life preservers...you know damned well some folks would grab their bags (bags float)...makes no sense. People don’t just die and leave no traces. Not 200+.

So even if it crashed hard (or was shot down), or landed softly...there would be some evidence on the surface.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 10:10:06 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

...fairly easily identifiable evidence...if you are looking in the right place.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 10:13:28 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: dfwgator
I really can not disagree with that statement. There is not one shred of evidence that the lost airliner crashed into the ocean or land.

I've flown across the big pond at least 50 times. Every seat cushion on that plane is an easily detachable flotation device......

And not one of them found anywhere floating in the water.....

It does make a person wonder if they wanted to kill everyone or if they wanted the plane.

21 posted on 05/28/2014 10:14:41 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: ArmstedFragg

still..how is it that the debris did not float? I think they landed someplace and have these poor people hostage.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 10:16:44 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: DJlaysitup
and planes just don't hit the water and easily descend below the waves without stuff coming out.

Yes they do; nothing came off the U.S. Airways plane that landed in the Hudson.

23 posted on 05/28/2014 10:34:24 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: ALPAPilot

Judging by your handle, you would know — what’s the likelihood of spotting debris? Didn’t it go down in open sea? The ocean is an awful big place.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 10:58:21 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: BenLurkin

Its probably in Iran or Pakistan being retrofitted as a flying bomb.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 10:59:01 PM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: dfwgator

It is right where our navy put it.


26 posted on 05/28/2014 11:12:15 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

27 posted on 05/28/2014 11:16:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

I think I need more tinfoil.

I seem to remember reading a few years ago that our Navy had “wired” a microphone grid spanning all the Oceans so we could track Soviet subs. This network should nave heard the plane impact the Ocean where ever it came down and any pings from it as well.

I know it sounds crazy, but so did the Glomar Explorer . . .


28 posted on 05/28/2014 11:50:25 PM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: ALPAPilot
Yes they do; nothing came off the U.S. Airways plane that landed in the Hudson.

You don't know that...actually both the (low hanging) engines came off of a plane a third of the size of a 777 and it took a hero pilot to do it.
29 posted on 05/28/2014 11:56:35 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; shibumi

Agree.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 12:05:19 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Petruchio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOSUS

This network should have heard something and triangulated the sound to a specific location.


31 posted on 05/29/2014 12:07:14 AM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: DJlaysitup

Sculley...an actual hero pilot...landed his plane in a virtual Mill-pond with rescue vessels all around.

Note: the Hudson is a river...slow moving at that...it’s not an ocean.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 12:07:24 AM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: ALPAPilot
I'm unsure about stuff coming off, but stuff certainly came out of the plane. Here we see some stuff floating, but even more so when it sank and rolled with the doors open.


33 posted on 05/29/2014 12:07:35 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: DJlaysitup

Truth is...you do the same that Sculley did and you do it 100 miles away from the coast of Belize...and all those “wing walkers” go into the water. Between the drownings and the sharks you probably lose 40-50% of your passengers.


34 posted on 05/29/2014 12:21:03 AM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Kirkwood

Yep...much more important than my previous post...and lets remember - a 777 is a MUCH larger airplane.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 12:28:24 AM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

You do understand that everyone onboard except the pilot were asphyxiated within the first 20 minutes of the hijacking, don’t you???

After hitting the water there would have been no departure from the plane.


36 posted on 05/29/2014 12:48:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dfwgator

Top men are on it. Top men.


37 posted on 05/29/2014 3:38:44 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Pings from another man-made source...like the CIA? Talk about engineered misdirection...I’m betting that plane is thousands of miles from where they are looking.


38 posted on 05/29/2014 5:23:34 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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