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  • MH370: Aviation Expert Jeff Wise Spells out his Theory

    03/14/2015 10:25:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    A year after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 vanished, aviation expert Jeff Wise spells out his theory of what happened. Is he crazy? You decideThe unsettling oddness was there from the first moment, on March 8 last year, when Malaysia Airlines announced that a plane from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, Flight 370, had disappeared over the South China Sea in the middle of the night. There had been no bad weather, no distress call, no wreckage, no eyewitness accounts of a fireball in the sky - just a plane that said goodbye to one air traffic controller and, two minutes...
  • MH370 One Year On: Everything You Need to Know

    03/07/2015 6:02:08 PM PST · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 7, 2015 | Tom Phillips, Méabh Ritchie and Jennifer Rigby
    One day, perhaps, a rainbow-coloured luggage strap or a royal blue seat cover will wash up on a pristine west Australian beach. But until then, we might never be sure what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The shocking disappearance of the Boeing 777 a year ago tomorrow still baffles the experts, who cannot find a trace of wreckage or come up with a definitive explanation for its sudden disappearance. More tragically, its loss still haunts the lives of those whose friends and family were aboard the doomed plane. Here, we round up the key theories – and the few...
  • How Carzy Am I To Think I Actually Know Where That Malaysian Airlines Plane Is?*

    02/24/2015 7:28:49 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 41 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/24/15 | Jeff Wise
    The unsettling oddness was there from the first moment, on March 8, when Malaysia Airlines announced that a plane from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, Flight 370, had disappeared over the South China Sea in the middle of the night. There had been no bad weather, no distress call, no wreckage, no eyewitness accounts of a fireball in the sky—just a plane that said good-bye to one air-traffic controller and, two minutes later, failed to say hello to the next. And the crash, if it was a crash, got stranger from there. My yearlong detour to Planet MH370 began two...
  • Missing MH370 data 'strongly suggests' the Malaysia Airlines jet was deliberately flown off course

    02/23/2015 10:27:18 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-23-2015 | Sara Malm for MailOnline and Louise Cheer for Daily Mail Australia
    Flight MH370 may have been deliberately flown off course by someone in the cockpit, a new documentary claims. Aviation disaster experts have analysed satellite data from the lost Malaysian Airlines flight and discovered that the plane flew on for hours after losing contact. Careful examination of the evidence has revealed that MH370 made three turns after the last radio call, first a turn to the left, then two more, taking the plane west, then south towards Antarctica. According to Malcolm Brenner, a world's leading expert in the causes of aviation disasters, those turns 'strongly suggest' someone in the cockpit deliberately flew...
  • Australian plane spots 'objects' in search for AirAsia flight QZ8501

    12/29/2014 1:00:02 AM PST · by House Atreides · 24 replies
    The West Australian ^ | December 29, 2014
    An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by an Australian search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia jet. Jakarta's Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto said he has been informed that an Australian Orion aircraft had detected suspicious objects near Nangka island, about 160 kilometres southwest of Pangkalan Bun, near central Kalimantan - 1120 kilometres from the location where the plane lost contact
  • Missing plane Fox News presenter 'suggesting link between metric system and plane's disappearance'

    12/28/2014 2:54:06 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 58 replies
    Mirror ^ | David Raven Sam Adams
    Anna Kooiman asked former FAA spokesperson Scott Brenner if the “real reason” the AirAsia plane had disappeared was because of the “different way other countries train their pilots"
  • The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370

    12/28/2014 12:28:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/28/2014 | Lennox Samuels
    It’s been a rough year for Kuala Lumpur-based airlines, but AirAsia’s response to the loss of an airliner over the Java Sea has been miles ahead of Malaysia Airlines. Darkness and bad weather forced the suspension of a massive search and rescue operation for AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which disappeared Sunday over the Java Sea as it flew from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Distraught relatives rushed to airports for news about the missing aircraft, an Airbus A320-200 carrying seven crewmembers and 155 passengers, including 16 children, one of them an infant—162 people presumed lost. Singapore and Indonesia authorities searched the heavily...
  • Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 and MH370 share similarities according to aviation experts

    12/28/2014 4:02:44 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 27 replies
    News.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | anon
    HOURS after the disappearance of QZ8501, aviation experts are already comparing the incident with the yet to be solved mystery of MH370. Like MH370, the AirAsia Indonesia flight disappeared from radars and made no further communication with Air Traffic Control early into the flight from Surabaya to Singapore. ...
  • Former Airline CEO Claims US Military Shot Down MH370 Near Diego Garcia

    12/22/2014 7:24:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    zero headge ^ | 12/22/14 | tyler durden
    A second senior airline industry source has revealed his belief that there is some sort of conspiracy behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. As The Herald Sun reports, Emirates president and CEO Sir Tim Clark made world headlines in October when he revealed his doubts about the fate of the missing plane, which disappeared early in the morning of March 8 this year. Now a second senior airline industry source has voiced his doubts about the fate of the plane, with the even wilder claim that the Boeing 777 may have been shot down by US military personnel...
  • 'U.S. military shot down MH370 because they thought it had been hackedused in terror attack'

    12/22/2014 10:40:25 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Decemner 22, 2014 | Sam Webb for MailOnline
    'U.S. military shot down MH370 because they thought it had been hacked and was about to be used in terror attack', claims former airline boss Marc Dugain says U.S. Navy in Indian Ocean attacked the plane He claims that islanders saw the plane fly close to a U.S. base Also alleges that a spy told him to back away from his probe into MH370 A former airline boss and writer claims the U.S. downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 because the military feared it had been taken over by hackers and was about to be used in a 9/11-style attack. Marc...
  • MH370 conspiracy theories: So, what happened to the missing plane?

    12/17/2014 7:48:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Week ^ | Dec. 4, 2014
    Was Flight MH370 captured by aliens? Stolen by Israeli agents? Or did it crash in Ukraine? A round-up of the best conspiracy theories LAST UPDATED AT 12:06 ON Thu 4 Dec 2014 See related:  Flight MH17: new footage shows aftermath of crash – video MH370: search for missing plane could be over by May The mystery of flight MH370: 7 other planes that vanished In the ongoing absence of firm evidence about the fate of missing flight MH370, the world's conspiracy theorists have weighed in with explanations of their own for the disappearance of the Malaysia Airways plane.The susbsequent...
  • US worried about new Syria-Yemen al-Qaeda threat to flights

    06/29/2014 9:31:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 6-30-2014 | LAZAR BERMAN
    US intelligence believes that members of the al-Nusrah Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, have linked up with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in order to develop a plot to down a plane headed to the US or Europe. Officials are worried that jihadist fighters in Syria who hold US or European passports would be central to the plot. A source told ABC that this threat “is different and more disturbing than past aviation plots.”
  • Dish Chairman Mocks: 'Unless They Find the Plane' Losing CNN a 'Non-Event'

    11/06/2014 2:44:29 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | John Nolte
    Currently, Dish Network's 14 million subscribers do not have access to CNN or other Turner Broadcasting channels like the Cartoon Network. Speaking specifically of CNN, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen ridiculed the left-wing cable news network's obsessive coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner and said losing the channel was a "non-event." "Twenty years ago, CNN was a must-have channel, but it's not a top 10 network anymore ... unless they find the plane, the Malaysian plane," Ergen said during a conference call. He added that losing CNN just days before a major midterm election would have been "a disaster" for Dish...
  • Search for Missing MH370 Uncovers Sea Floor Terrain That May Better Predict Tsunamis

    10/09/2014 6:36:14 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 6 replies
    Accuweather.com ^ | 9 October 2014 | Katy Galimberti
    The continuing search for a commercial plane missing for more than six months has led to new ocean discoveries that could save countless lives in the event of catastrophic tsunamis.While conducting the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 jet that disappeared in March with more than 200 souls on board, Australian scientists have uncovered underwater volcanoes and ridges within the depths of the Southern Indian Ocean.Before being prompted by the search efforts, radars and other technologies had yet to delve that deep into the area of the ocean off the western coast of Australia. However, the region is not...
  • Missing Malaysia plane MH370: What we know

    09/24/2014 1:21:27 AM PDT · by DJlaysitup · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 September 2014 Last updated at 03:40 ET
    <p>Missing Malaysia plane MH370: What we know...almost six months on, mystery continues to surround the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March.</p>
  • MH370 pilot switched off oxygen supply to kill himself in the SIXTH example of 'suicide flights'...

    09/15/2014 8:13:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 15 September 2014 | Jack Crone
    The pilot of the missing MH370 flight killed himself and his passengers by switching off the oxygen supply in what is the sixth example of such a suicide, according to an aviation expert. Ewan Wilson, head of Kiwi Airlines, believes Zaharie Ahmad Shah planned mass murder - locking his co-pilot out of the cockpit, depressurising the cabin and shutting down all communication links before turning the plane around.
  • Eternal Mystery? MH370 Hunt Takes New Course After Six Months

    09/08/2014 5:28:39 AM PDT · by null and void · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | September 8 2014, 1:51 AM | By Bill Neely
    Not since the American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared without a trace over the Pacific 77 years ago has there been a mystery like it. And in so many respects the disappearance of Flight MH370 exactly six months ago today is a far more profound puzzle. When Earhart went missing her plane was equipped with radio navigation systems, a Morse code receiver and a voice transmission system, all of which she used until her plane vanished into the sea. But this is rudimentary equipment compared to the highly sophisticated location devices on board the modern Malaysian Airlines jet. Earhart’s last...
  • Two legal guests tell CNN their Brown shooting audio might be a hoax

    08/27/2014 12:47:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    For more than 24-hours, CNN has been regularly playing a clip of audio which purports to reveal the exact moment when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson. Each time it was played, the CNN anchors and hosts noted that the sound could not be independently verified by the network, but it was just too good to wait to play it for viewers. CNN’s ratings have been phenomenal since the violence in Ferguson erupted, and the network has displayed a tendency in the past to latch onto any development no matter how dubious that keeps a ratings-grabbing story...
  • Mystery as £20,000 cash is withdrawn from accounts of four passengers who went down with...MH370

    08/15/2014 1:38:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 03:42 EST, 15 August 2014
    Money moved from accounts of 3 passengers into 4th passenger's accounts Five months after the Malaysia Airlines flight went missing, mysterious withdrawals totaling 111,000 RM (£20,916) have been recorded, reports claim. A bank in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, reported the apparent discrepancies in their accounts on July 18, before lodging a police complaint, Assistant Commissioner to the crime investigation department Izany Abdul Ghany revealed. According to reports, the transactions were made on July 18 when money from the accounts of three passengers was transferred to the account of a fourth passenger before it was removed. 'We are investigating the case as...
  • Here's The Insane Russian Theory That MH17 And MH370 Are The Same Plane

    07/22/2014 9:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/22/2014 | ELLEN KILLORAN, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
    One of the more outrageous conspiracy theories about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 surfaced in the days following the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week. The theory, which originated in Russia, holds that MH17 and MH370 are actually the same plane and that the U.S. military arranged for the second flight, filled with corpses, to be blown up over eastern Ukraine. This theory was described in a widely read account in the New Republic on Sunday by Russian-American Jessica Ioffe, which argued that Russian civilians were being fed a uniformly skewed interpretation of the events that brought...
  • Debts mount, Shares Plunge for Malaysia Airlines

    07/20/2014 3:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Malaysia Sun ^ | Saturday 19th July, 2014
    • Malaysia Airlines shares down 11% Friday following Thursdays crash of MH17 • Double aviation disasters this year for Malaysia Airlines come amid existing financial difficulties • Airline was already more than USD $1 billion in the red before crashes KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The embattled Malaysia Airlines may require a government rescue amid mounting debts, a severely deflated stock price and two major air disasters that will undermine confidence in the airline for years to come. Thursday's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 came just four months after Flight MH370 went missing en-route from Kuala Lumpur to China....
  • "Ripped our guts again": Family that lost relatives in Flight 370 loses another in Ukraine crash

    07/18/2014 2:35:37 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | 07/18/2014
    Relatives, friends and colleagues paid tribute Friday to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash victims even before the airline released their names as it scrambled to contact the next of kin of the victims. For one Australian family, the crash represented an almost unbelievable double tragedy. Kaylene Mann's brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it vanished in March. On Friday, Mann found out that her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed on Flight 17. "It's just brought everyone, everything back," said Greg Burrows, Mann's brother. "It's just ... ripped our guts again."
  • U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane

    07/18/2014 1:22:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2014 -- Updated 0241 GMT (1041 HKT) | Catherine E. Shoichet and Ashley Fantz
    (CNN) -- A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, spurring swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft. The United States has concluded a missile shot down the plane, but hasn't pinpointed who was responsible, a senior U.S. official told CNN's Barbara Starr.The Boeing 777 with 298 people aboard fell from the sky near the town of Torez in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, officials said. A top Ukrainian official said the plane, which was on the way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was flying at about 10,000...
  • Malaysian Plane 'Shot Down With 295 On Board'

    07/17/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 133 replies
    SkyNews ^ | July 17,2014
    A Malaysian passenger plane with 295 people on board has been shot down as it flew above eastern Ukraine, according to aviation sources. The plane, which is believed to have been flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km (6.2 miles) when it was shot down, Russia's Interfax reported. The Boeing 777 was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry quoted by the news agency said. he adviser said the 280 passengers and 15 crew members who were on the plane are all believed to have died. A...
  • Malaysian passenger plane crashes in Ukraine near Russian border: Ifax

    07/17/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 856 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 July 2014 | Alissa de Carbonne
    A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, Interfax cited an aviation industry source as saying on Thursday.
  • MH370 Update: Sister of Pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah Speaks in Defence of Her Brother

    07/14/2014 10:49:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 07/14/2014 | By jaskiran kaur |
    More than four months have passed and Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remains missing and the mystery behind its disappearance remains unsolved. Many theories emerged claiming the probable cause of the tragedy. However, none provided a definite answer. Meanwhile, sister of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah has finally spoken up in defence of her brother, who was reported to be considered the "prime suspect" in the police investigation of the missing jet. On July 13, Channel News Asia reported that the sister of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah has "broken her silence" while speaking on the channel in Channel NewsAsia's special feature "The...
  • New Evidence of MH370 Cockpit Tampering Emerges in Probe

    07/01/2014 6:55:01 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    NDTV ^ | June 30, 2014 | World / Press Trust of India
    Investigators probing the disappearance of Flight MH370 have discovered possible new evidence of tampering with the plane's cockpit equipment which experts believe could be part of an attempt to avoid radar detection .... A report released by Australian air crash investigators shows that the missing Boeing 777 suffered a mysterious power outage during the early stages of its flight .... The plane's satellite data unit made an unexpected "log-on" request to a satellite less than 90 minutes into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, according to the report. The report says the log-on request - known as a "handshake"...
  • MH370: Plane Deliberately Set on Autopilot 'West of Sumatra' When it Ran Out of Fuel and Crashed

    06/26/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Lydia Smith / IB Times
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was "highly likely" on autopilot when it ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, Australian researchers have said. A new search area for the missing Boeing 777 plane has been announced by the Australian government .... Deputy Prime Minister Warren Trust confirmed the search will move further south to an area 1,800km (1,100 miles) off the western coast of Australia.... An expert group has reviewed the existing information on MH370, revealing that is it probable that the plane was on autopilot when it ended its flight. Truss said it was "highly, highly likely...
  • MH370 Captain Plotted Route To Southern Indian Ocean On Home Simulator

    06/22/2014 11:27:59 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 22, 2014
    MH370 Captain Plotted Route To Southern Indian Ocean On Home Simulator Detectives investigating the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 three months ago discover new evidence which has renewed suspicions about its pilot 22 Jun 2014 The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane which disappeared in March with 239 people on board had plotted a flight path to a remote island far into the southern Indian Ocean where the search is now focused, investigators have discovered. The route, which was deleted before MH370 disappeared on March 8, was made on a home flight simulator machine used for practice by...
  • MH370 pilot 'chief suspect' in case of foul play: Report

    06/22/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    Times of India ^ | June 22, 2014 | PTI
    KUALA LUMPUR: The captain of Flight MH370 has been identified as the prime suspect by a Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of the plane after checks cleared all other people on board, a media report said today. The criminal inquiry does not rule out the possibility the Boeing 777-200 plane was lost due to mechanical failure or terrorism, but the police view is that if it was the result of human action, the captain was the most likely perpetrator, The Sunday Times reported. Malaysia's special branch focused the inquiry on Captain Zaharie Shah, 53, after intelligence checks failed to...
  • The search for MH370: 100 days on

    06/16/2014 3:28:14 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2014 | Andrew Stevens
    Andrew Stevens talks with Angus Houston, the chief coordinator of the search for Flight 370, about the new search area.
  • Search teams ARE looking in the right place for missing plane MH370, an independent report confirms

    06/05/2014 10:21:52 PM PDT · by blueplum · 49 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | June 5th, 2014 11:50am EDT | Freya Noble
    An independent analysis has confirmed search teams are looking in the right area of the southern Indian Ocean for MH370, a week after it was revealed that pings detected more than 2,000 kilometres off the coast of Perth were not from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. A new specific underwater search zone of up to 60,000 square kilometres is now being determined after scientists reviewed original data and concluded that the search should still follow the original arc defined by British satellite company Inmarsat. :snip: By going back over the original data and satellite information collected by British company Inmarsat,...
  • Woman Claims She Saw Missing Malaysian Air Flight While Sailing In Indian Ocean

    06/04/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    British woman Katherine Tee is saying she spotted what she believes is the missing Malaysian Air flight MH370 while she was sailing. She saw in early March, but is only now coming forward because she did not believe her eyes at the time. Tee said that while she and her husband Marc Horn were sailing across the Indian Ocean from India to Thailand, she spotted what looked like a plane on fire during the night of March 7. She thought she was hallucinating, but after the media coverage, she looked up the flight plan of the aircraft and discovered their...
  • Flight 370 searchers may have had the wrong spot all along

    05/29/2014 7:14:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/29 | Ed Morrissey
    The tragic mystery of Malaysia Air Flight 370 continues, but the current search effort will not. After two months and a search that covered 329 square miles, investigators have not found a single piece of the missing plane or its contents, and now think they mistook their own electronics for black-box pings. CNN reported on this yesterday as the search nations reached a consensus on the failure:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO 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...
  • Australia says missing Malaysia plane not where 'pings' heard

    05/29/2014 5:01:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 29, 2014 | Lincoln Feast
    The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines MASM.KL jetliner suffered a further setback on Thursday after Australian officials said wreckage from the aircraft was not on the seabed in the area they had identified.... The search was narrowed last month after a series of acoustic pings thought to be from the plane's black box recorders were heard near where analysis of satellite data put its last location, some 1,600 km (1,000 miles) off the northwest coast of Australia. "The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has advised that the search in the vicinity of the acoustic detections can now be considered...
  • Navy official: Pings not thought to be from Flight 370's black boxes

    05/28/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:26 PM EDT, Wed May 28, 2014 | Rene Marsh and Mike M. Ahlers,
    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...
  • Navy official: Pings not thought to be from Flight 370's black boxes

    05/28/2014 6:14:10 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 05-28-2014 | Mike M. Ahlers
    (CNN) -- 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.
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Scientists question methods and the politics of the MH370 search

    05/23/2014 11:09:19 AM PDT · by windcliff · 29 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 5-23-14 | IAN McPHEDRAN National Defence Writer
    UNDERWATER scientists have labelled the search for MH370 a “debacle” and say Prime Minister Tony Abbott was playing politics when he prematurely announced the black box pingers had been found. The acoustic experts, who do not wish to be identified, said the four crucial signals detected by a US pinger locator were almost certainly not from the missing Malaysian Airlines plane’s black boxes, but from another man-made source. They insisted that the signals were in the wrong frequency and detected too far apart to be from the boxes. “As soon as I saw the frequency and the distance between the...
  • MH370 raw satellite data to be publicized after months of waiting

    05/20/2014 8:10:16 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2014 | Saima Mohsin and Holly Yan, CNN
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- After months of clamoring, the MH370 raw satellite data that families have been demanding may soon be publicized. Until now, Inmarsat, the company whose satellites communicated with the missing plane in its last hours, has said it didn't have the authority to release it. But on Tuesday, Inmarsat and Malaysian authorities said they were trying to make the raw data accessible.... The statement did not say when the information would be released. But publication of the raw satellite data could allow for independent analysis of what happened on March 8 .... But CNN aviation analyst...
  • 'Pings' may NOT have been from MH370 after all: Doubts grow over signals detected during search ...

    05/20/2014 6:31:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 19, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Audio recordings of the 'ping' signals believed to have come from the black box of Flight MH370 will now not be released as doubt grows over whether they are connected with the missing plane. The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) headed by Angus Houston told the Herald Sun that the search group's original confidence the four accoustic 'ping' signals were from the plane had waned and the recordings would not be made public. The decision is a blow to the families of some of the MH370 passengers who issued a plea earlier this month to make the recordings public. A...
  • Former Malaysian PM accuses CIA of covering up what really happened to MH370

    05/19/2014 1:00:36 PM PDT · by Veto! · 39 replies
    DAily Mail, UK ^ | 19 May 2014 | By CANDACE SUTTON
    "Planes Don't Just Disappear: CIA and Boeing may be hiding information about missing MH370. Former Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir says airplanes like MH370 'don't just disappear' If the plane failed or have been disabled then 'Boeing must know' Mahathir said the plane may have had its MAS airline markings removed The air-sea search out of Perth for debris is a 'waste of time and money' Missing Flight MH370 did not crash and its current whereabouts may be know to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Boeing aircraft company, Malaysia's influential former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has claimed. Dr Mahathir said...
  • Malaysian Flight 370 Movie In the Works (EXCLUSIVE TRAILER)

    05/17/2014 1:11:06 PM PDT · by windcliff · 27 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 5-17-14 | Ramin Setoodeh
    One of the more unusual projects being pitched at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is “The Vanishing Act,” Indian director Rupesh Paul’s drama based on missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. SEE MORE: Cannes Film Festival On Saturday afternoon, Paul presented his film idea to financiers with a 90-second teaser trailer, which features a cast of terrified passengers aboard a turbulent jetliner. He also had a poster with the tag line, “The untold story of the vanished Malaysian flight.” After Flight 370 disappeared on March 8, Paul said that he was contacted by a Malaysian journalist with a theory about what...
  • MH370: Who has raw data that shaped search?

    05/16/2014 3:33:21 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    WGAL ^ | May 15, 2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet, Holly Yan and Mike Ahlers CNN
    Who has the data investigators used to shape their search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and why hasn't it been released to the public? The answer to those questions depends on who you ask. Facing a growing chorus of criticism from scientists and family members who want to see more details about why searchers are combing the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia's top transportation official Thursday claimed his country doesn't have the raw data from the satellite's communication with the plane ... The data is crucial because it's what led investigators to the area where they're currently searching for the plane....
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370:Doubts Raised Over Some Pings Thought to Be From Plane

    05/12/2014 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 May 2014 | Daniel Stacey
    Searchers Focus on April 5 Signals as Confidence Fades Over April 8 Detections Searchers preparing to resume the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 increasingly suspect that some of the electronic signals detected last month didn't come from the jetliner's black-box flight recorders, a senior Australian naval officer said. The doubts—based on further acoustic analysis of the transmissions by Australian authorities over recent weeks—represent another potential setback in the two-month-old operation. An initial underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean has already failed to find any sign of the missing plane, while a costly air-and-ship search of the ocean's...
  • Satellite firm which was used in search for missing plane offers low-cost tracking system

    05/12/2014 6:06:52 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/12/2014 | MATTHEW BLAKE
    The British firm whose satellites helped track the final route of missing Malaysian Airlines airliner MH370, is to offer a free, basic tracking service to prevent other flights from disappearing. Inmarsat said today that the service would be offered to all 11,000 commercial passenger aircraft which are already equipped with Inmarsat satellite connection, comprising virtually 100 percent of the world's long haul commercial fleet. It's launch comes two months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing without a trace on March 8 with 239 passengers on board. It still has not been found despite a multi-agency, international search effort, including...
  • Is this MH370? US pilot believes he's found wreckage of missing airliner

    05/09/2014 11:26:33 AM PDT · by Renfield · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4-28-2014 | Lydia Warren
    (Poster's note: I searched by title and keyword and didn't find this already on FR) A pilot from New York believes he has found the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370 off the coast of Thailand after searching thousands of satellite images online. Michael Hoebel, 60, spent hours trawling through the images made available to the public on a crowd-sourcing website, TomNod.com, before coming across what he believes is the doomed plane. The recreational pilot from Tonawanda said he was shocked to discover that the aircraft, which vanished two months ago, appeared to be in one piece beneath...
  • Why the Official Explanation of MH370’s Demise Doesn’t Hold Up

    05/09/2014 6:24:29 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 9, 2014 | Ari N. Schulman
    What We Know Although the satellite data provides the most important clues about the plane’s overall flight path, they’re not the only clues available. Authorities have some basic but crucial additional information about the flight that can help to make sense of the satellite math: 1. The satellite’s precise coordinates ... 2. The plane’s takeoff time and coordinates -- 16:41 UTC from the Kuala Lumpur airport. 3. The plane’s general motion toward or away from the satellite ... 4. Two flight paths investigators think are consistent with the ping data ... 5. Frequency shifts that should all be negative ......
  • Flight MH370 Families: We Have No Faith in Missing Jet Probe

    05/08/2014 11:16:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2014 | Henry Austin
    Almost 350 family members of passengers aboard missing Flight MH370 demanded raw data be released for independent analysis amid questions about how the investigation has been conducted. In an open letter sent to the leaders of Malaysia, China and Australia on Thursday, the relatives questioned how authorities could be certain the Boeing 777 had crashed into the Indian Ocean after vanishing without a trace two months ago. No wreckage has been found. “Due to the lack of physical evidence that MH370 ended in the Southern Indian Ocean, the families are in urgent need for the conclusion, based on Inmarsat data...
  • MH370 scrutiny on Malaysia deals wild card in Anwar Ibrahim case

    05/06/2014 6:45:03 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 2 replies
    The Economic Times of India ^ | April 21, 2014 | AFP
    The intense global scrutiny brought upon Malaysia's government over the fate of flight MH370 has tossed a wild card into its controversial efforts to send opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim back to jail. Just hours before the Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared on March 8, a court overturned Anwar's 2012 acquittal on sodomy charges he says are false and part of a long-running government attempt to wreck his political career. Sentenced to five years in jail, Anwar, free on appeal, would be expelled from parliament if the conviction holds -- a severe blow for a fractious opposition that has enjoyed unprecedented success...
  • ANOTHER MH370 SHOCKER! New mystery revealed in plane's CARGO LIST

    05/05/2014 7:12:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Malaysia Times ^ | 5-4-14 | unattributed
    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,"...