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  • FBI dig at rumored site of fabled Civil War treasure comes up short

    03/20/2018 3:09:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 3/20/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The FBI came out empty handed at the remote Pennsylvania site where Civil War-era gold treasure is rumored to be buried, officials said Monday. Dozens of FBI agents, Pennsylvania state officials and members of a treasure-hunting group dug in a rural site where local lore has it that a Civil War-era gold shipment bound for a U.S. Mint in Philadelphia was either lost or hidden around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. President Abraham Lincoln reportedly ordered the shipment to pay Union Army soldiers, according to a local treasure-hunting group called Finders Keepers.The FBI said it conducted...
  • US company resumes search for missing MH370 airliner

    01/06/2018 11:06:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    US-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this past week to look in the southern Indian Ocean for debris from the plane. "The basis of the offer from Ocean Infinity is based on 'no cure, no fee,'" Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Saturday, meaning payment will be made only if the company finds the wreckage. "That means they are willing to search the area of 25,000 square kilometres pointed out by the expert group near the Australian waters. I don't want to give too much hope ... to the [next of kin]," he added. Ocean Infinity...
  • Ex-Trump aide’s drunken gossip was key to Russia probe: report

    12/31/2017 7:38:54 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 98 replies
    NY POST ^ | December 30, 2017 | Mary Kay Linge
    A former Trump campaign aide who took a guilty plea in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe was the linchpin of the FBI’s investigation of Kremlin influence in the 2016 election, new reports say. In a drunken gossip session with an Australian diplomat in London in May 2016, Trump aide George Papadopoulos claimed that Russia held political dirt on Hillary Clinton, The New York Times said Saturday. Months later, e-mails hacked from the Democratic National Committee showed up on WikiLeaks, and the Australians told the FBI about the Papadopoulos conversation. The disclosure sparked the FBI’s probe into possible collusion between...
  • Satellite Detects About 300 Objects ... ‘Highly Likely That It Is Trash’

    03/27/2014 4:47:36 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 54 replies
    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 Thailand’s 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...
  • 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...
  • Third Fugro Vessel Joins Search for MH370

    12/03/2015 1:43:29 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | 12/02/15 | gcaptain
    Fugro will be providing an additional vessel in the search for missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
  • MH370 search discovers a shipwreck not the missing plane

    05/13/2015 1:46:03 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 13th May 2015
    THE $90 million search for MH370 has discovered “man made objects” almost four kilometres under the surface of the southern Indian Ocean, but they are not the missing Boeing 777. Instead the debris is thought to be from an ancient shipwreck, comprising an anchor and other items. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Operational Search Director Peter Foley said they were “obviously disappointed” the discovery was not the missing aircraft.
  • 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 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.
  • Malaysia Report Shows Confusion as Plane Vanished

    05/02/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2014 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and ANDY PASZTOR
    After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veered off its course, civilian air-traffic controllers spent precious predawn hours in befuddled exchanges with counterparts in nearby countries in an effort to locate the jet, according to documents released by investigators Thursday. A series of missteps began less than an hour after the plane disappeared around 1:20 a.m. on March 8.... Through that first stretch, the carrier's operation center continued to advise controllers that the plane was in "normal condition," remained in contact with ground facilities and was flying somewhere in Cambodian airspace—an area that was never on its flight path from Kuala Lumpur...
  • Missing Malaysian jet MH370 may have landed and not ended in ocean?

    04/22/2014 2:12:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    KUALA LUMPUR: The probe into the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian jet is now looking at the possibility that the plane may have landed somewhere as no debris has been found so far, a media report has said. A report in the New Strait Times quoting sources within the international team probing the disappearance said that among the areas it was revisiting was the possibility that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had landed elsewhere, instead of ending up in the southern Indian Ocean. "We may have to regroup soon to look into this possibility if no positive results come back...
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    04/23/2014 6:02:24 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 11 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 4/23/2014 | Rod Mcguirk
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was scrutinizing photos of the object, which washed ashore 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Augusta in Western Australia state. But Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the safety bureau, said an initial analysis of the material — which appeared to be sheet metal with rivets — suggested it was not from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. "We do not consider...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370: Eighth Drone Mission to Sea Bed Fails to Find Wreckage

    04/21/2014 3:23:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Apr 14 | Divya Avasthy
    The eighth underwater drone mission to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has failed to find any evidence of plane wreckage on the sea bed. The Bluefin-21 submarine employed for the task has so far screened over two-thirds of the narrowed search area. The underwater hunt is expected to finish within this week, Since its fourth mission, the submarine was reprogrammed to scour the seas 604 feet below its permissible limit of 14,800 feet. The part of the Indian Ocean narrowed down for the search is deeper than the previously estimated range at some places, "The [underwater drone]...
  • Missing MH370: Pilot Received Call From Mystery Woman Before Take-Off, Says Report

    03/22/2014 11:18:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Sunday March 23, 2014
    The captain of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 received a two-minute call shortly before take-off from a mystery woman using a mobile phone number obtained under a false identity, as investigators question the pilot's estranged wife, a British newspaper reported. It was one of the last calls made to or from the mobile phone of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah in the hours before his Boeing 777 left Kuala Lumpur on March 8, reported The Mail on Sunday. Investigators are treating it as potentially significant because anyone buying a pay-as-you-go SIM card in Malaysia has to fill out a form giving...
  • MH370 hunt: Submarine dives for 2nd attempt

    04/15/2014 12:59:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 04/15/2014
    A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 was Tuesday set for a second sweep of the remote Indian Ocean seabed, after aborting its first search when it encountered water deeper than its operating limits. The unmanned submarine loaded with sonar deployed Monday night from the Australian ship Ocean Shield which has spearheaded the hunt for the Boeing 777 that vanished on March 8. "After completing around six hours of its mission, Bluefin-21 exceeded its operating depth limit of 4,500 metres (15,000 feet) and its built in safety feature returned it to the surface," Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre said. "The...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Co-pilot’s cell phone was on, U.S. official says

    04/15/2014 8:01:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2014 | CNN
    The phone of the co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was on and made contact with a cell tower in Malaysia about the time the plane disappeared from radar, a U.S. official told CNN on Monday. However, the U.S. official — who cited information shared by Malaysian investigators — said there was no evidence the co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid, had tried to make a call. The official told CNN’s Pamela Brown on Monday that a cell-phone tower in Penang, Malaysia — about 250 miles from where the flight’s transponder last sent a signal — detected the co-pilot’s phone searching for...
  • Is Oil Slick Found Near 'Ping' Site Linked to Missing MH370?

    04/14/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/14/2014
    Crews searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are investigating an oil slick found not far from the area where underwater “pings” that may be linked to the aircraft’s black box were detected. “A sample of about two liters has been collected and we are a number of days before it can be landed ashore and conclusively tested,” said retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the painstaking search off Australia’s west coast. “I stress the source of the oil is yet to be determined.” The slick is approximately 18,000 feet down-wind and down-sea...
  • Co-pilot of MH370 tried to make a call from his mobile phone AFTER the aircraft 'vanished'...

    04/12/2014 6:06:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 107 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 12, 2014 | RICHARD SHEARS and TARA BRADY
    but he 'was abruptly cut off'The co-pilot of missing flight MH370 made a call from his mobile phone as the aircraft flew low over the west coast of Malaysia. Investigators have learned that the call was made from Fariq Abdul Hamid's mobile phone as the Boeing 777 flew low near the island of Penang, on the north of Malaysia's west coast. The New Straits Times reported today that it was understood the aircraft, with 239 people on board, was flying low enough for the nearest telecommunications tower to pick up Fariq's signal. The call ended abrupty, however it has been...
  • Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report

    04/12/2014 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Malaysia flight's co-pilot tried to make cellphone call-report Reuters 57 minutes ago KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co-pilot of the jetliner tried to make a call with his cellphone after the plane was diverted from its scheduled route, Malaysia's New Straits Times reported sources as saying on Saturday. The newspaper cited unidentified investigative sources as saying the attempted call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone was picked up by a cellphone tower as the plane was about 200 nautical miles northwest of the west coast state of Penang. That...
  • British ship HMS Echo arrives in area where (3) 'pulses' were heard (MH370?)

    04/06/2014 9:51:10 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/6/2014 | Richard Shears and Lizzie Edmonds
    A Royal navy ship has arrived in the southern Indian Ocean to verify signals Chinese officials believe could lead to missing flight MH370. The three 'fleeting sounds' have been picked up in the multi-national search currently being conducted 1,000 miles off Australia's west coast. At least one of those 'pings' is believed to have a similar frequency to that given off by a black box. HMS Echo, one of Britain's most sophisticated hydrographic vessels, is racing against time to determine whether the sounds were signals from the plane's black box as the batteries powering the device are expected to run...