Skip to comments.Satellite Detects About 300 Objects ... ‘Highly Likely That It Is Trash’
Posted on 03/27/2014 4:47:36 AM PDT by bryan999
PERTH, Australia (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, officials in Bangkok said Thursday, but there was little chance of getting human eyes across those items in the near term as weather again forced officials to halt the search for debris by air.
Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailands space technology development agency, said Thursday the images showed 300 objects of various sizes in the southern Indian Ocean about 1,675 miles southwest of Perth. He said the images were taken by the Thaichote satellite on Monday, took two days to process and were relayed to Malaysian authorities on Wednesday.
Anond said the objects were about 125 miles from the area where a French satellite on Sunday spotted 122 objects. It remains uncertain whether any of the objects seen by satellites to date were from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared March 8 with 239 people aboard.
At a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Hishammuddin said some of the objects seen by the French satellite appeared to be bright, possibly indicating solid materials.
But experts cautioned that the areas frequent high seas and bad weather and its distance from land complicated an already-trying search.
In addition, one expert told CBS News it was highly likely that it is trash and not evidence of the plane.
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I'm reverting back to the stashed-somehwere-in-Pakistan theory.
My understanding is that flow is from the south heading northeasterly in this area.
Pondering and looking at a map...I agree...not here but in Pakistan.
Goes without saying. They were given the coordinates and the worlds best sub Chaser / oceanic intel planes could not find a thing (P-3 Orions and the latest in technology P-8 Poseidon) after how many days and missions and multiple satellite “sigtings”.
In addition to the Doofus-in-Chief foreign policy magic, this all must have our enemies bent over laughing uncontrollably. I know people who fly and crew these aircraft and from what I know of them, something is VERY wrong.
“A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects”
Maybe the plane, maybe not. No doubt, currents can cause miscellaneous derbies from vast areas to coagulate.
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Not in Pakistan ... according to Inmarsat and the AAIB (UK Air Accidents Investigation Board).
I watched a You Tube video yesterday shot from the helmsman’s perspective on one of the search ships.
This was on a day considered “safe” enough to search.
All I can say is “Wow.”
The swells are easily 30 feet, and come at you from almost direction.
The scariest part is when the ship glides down into a trough and two or three waves in a row break across its bow.
I’ll guess the ship is at least 100 meters in length, but the waves are washing halfway back to the pilot house.
The video has sound, too, which just adds to the drama.
or maybe it really is scattered all over the south Indian Ocean. I think it's probably best to assume its hidden in a bunker waiting for our guard to come down though. Until proven otherwise.
When our twins were about 7, we went to the I-Max and saw an ocean film that had some scenes like this - I had one of the girls on my lap, and she was so tense when the waves were crashing I thought she would just about crack in two.
CNN BREAKING NEWS: Searchers have found a floating styrofoam cup... PROOF that MH-370 is down there!
They're having a panel discussion on it tonight!
It all looks so calm and inviting from miles above and miles away on a computer screen, but the ocean can churn up stuff to the surface one minute for a satellite snapshot and then churn it under the next.
There ‘s a reason the pilot took it down there evading radar and air traffic all the way. He did it so no trace of it would ever be found and before they ever found the black boxes, if they ever did, the insurance would already have paid out.
2 hour special, 8-10pm! LMAO!
“”CNN BREAKING NEWS: Searchers have found a floating styrofoam cup...
They’re having a panel discussion on it tonight! “””””””””
And Piers Morgan will blame it on W.
And won't be resolved till next week when they show a picture of the suspected cup.
I recently talked with a guy that sails/lives on the open oceans. He said he’s seen all sorts of trash including a big black dildo.
They show that same footage everyday. LOL
Was it anywhere near a styrofoam cup?
How could a satellite see a joint session of Congress?
There are 20,000,000 tons of trash floating in the Indian Ocean ... pick your spot.
The problem with this conspiracy theory is that it is totally lame. Unless the “perps” screwed up so much that we are aware of all this (which we are), we are now aware they may do something. Actually, I don’t know how we wouldn’t be aware - after all, some 240 people are missing and their loved-ones know it. It’s another thing altogether if pilots had “ferried” an empty plane to nowhere. Less noticeable except to the airline.
All it does is potentially put more gov’s on high alert and more likely to thwart any terror plots, especially from the sky or relating to it.
Moslems really aren’t that stupid.
While I think there is a possibility this was intentional - maybe even an intention gone “bad” (i.e., failure to connect, a`la poor execution or United 93) - I still lean heavily to big accident.
A Katrina-NOLA “leftover”? LOL.
yep. I’ve been leaning toward a suicide with hope of getting insurance payout, but the insurance was not necessarily the main reason.
It sure does make identification of the “mystery woman” and what that final phone call was all about rather important.
Be careful, the contents of that cup are HOT!
Coupled with the comments:
Officials are emphasizing caution but several factors explain the intense effort that has been mustered around this lead....and consider the "7 hourly pings"...
Australia took charge of the search in the Southern Indian Ocean earlier this week based on a potential track for the plane along what has been called the southern corridor. This flight path is based on a series of rudimentary satellite communications from the Boeing 777 over the course of seven hours after it last contacted air traffic control, and the distance it could have flown in that time.
The site of the debris field is almost exactly at the end point of this southern corridor. This is, the hypothesis goes, the point at which the plane would have run out of fuel and crashed.
...and also consider that the prevailing winds/currents are pushing anything TOWARDS Australia...
With the margin of error plotted on that map between the 'predicted flight path arc' and the plotted 'ping locations'...
Either the data being spoon-fed to the public is egregiously in error (intentional or not) or they're damned lucky they found anything at all.
There was a second flight path south that they considered that assumed a slower speed of 460mph as opposed to 518mph.
And that 460 line takes it closer to Indonesia and Australia than the one that they keep showing.
That 460 line may still be in play.
They have a satellite?
Sort of, but they were having trouble with the launch sequence.
I hope he has a good chiropractor. Nice to see the guy in front helping out.
Does he get dizzy rotating that thing like a radar antenna?
Yeah, well...if he doesn't start hang gliding soon, the guy in front is supposed to get him started and throw him off the mountain.
"Bangkok, we have a problem!"
No idea what happened to the hyperlink; I saw the URL pasted...but that’s it.
The Obama monitoring and deletion administration is to blame, no doubt. (Hehehehehe)
That looks heavy.
Thailand is still experimenting with hang glider technology.
What hasn’t been elaborated with any significance is a vague reference to ‘indication’ prompting the USN to move the USS Kidd to the area.
With either a ‘shadowing’ or ‘transponder-reprogramming’, I think that’s plausible (the northern route), absent more conspiracy-related government involvement of multiple countries to quash radar data that would have certainly detected an overland course through Indian airspace.
This is the first map I’ve been able to find plotting the ‘7 pings’. Why? (rhetorical)
Again, I’m just hyper-critical of the manner of data-release (the word ‘data’ really can’t be used with a straight-face in this respect, so call it a metaphor) to the public.
I think it’s most probable that a US submarine detected an event that prompted extrapolation of very, very inaccurate satellite data and permitted them to overlay the data in a manner that fit the submarine’s data.
In that respect, the quasi-haphazard manner of data release is explained in that the secrecy of US sub operations is maintained.
I just think they’re lucky to have found any debris at all given the wind & ocean currents, anywhere near where they indicated, unless they’re looking exactly where ‘somebody’ told them to look, and it had little-to-nothing to do with the ‘satellite data’ (it was just a convenient explanation and a pretty graphic).
How plausible is IRAN or Pakistan bribing Prime Minister of Malaysia
Perdana Menteri, to lie to us and to distract us from where MH370 really is?
Not plausible at all. At this point he would bribe them to take the plane if he could.
A hijacked plane sitting on a tarmack in IRAN or Pakistan is far preferable to a Malaysian pilot killing 239 in a kamikaze attack on some sharks in the Indian Ocean.
Instead the Malaysian PM is being dragged kicking and screaming by the incontrovertible facts down into the waters off Australia by his own suicidal pilot.
there’s too much that doesn’t add up. The partial ping that shouldn’t have happened for example. Until we see wreckage, I don’t see how we can let our guards down, not after 9-11. You’re welcome to your theory but until I see wreckage, I’m erring on the side on national security.
Things under water are hard to find. It took 6 weeks to find the Challenger cockpit and it was filmed crashing. We still have an hour long window and a couple hundred mile circle for this plane, it will probably never be found.