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  • Malaysian Airlines MH370: Huge 50 foot waves cripple salvage op -- plane may never be found

    04/29/2018 1:08:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Express UK ^ | Friday, April 27, 2018 | Latifa Yedroudj
    The search consists of a 65-man vessel Seabed Constructor equipped geared to scouring the depths of the Indian Ocean for any sight of plane debris from the MH370 aircraft. But, four years after the plane went missing, the latest searches through the Indian Ocean has revealed nothing -- after 16,000sq km of the planned 25,000sq km area was combed through. The search location was pinpointed by an Australian Oceanographer as the most likely spot the plane would be. The Malaysian government paid Ocean Infinity $20 million for 5,000 square km of a successful search, $30 million for 15,000 square km,...
  • Oil rig worker says he saw missing plane go down: report

    03/12/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 167 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/12/14 | By Jessica Chasmar
    <p>ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff has obtained a letter that an oil rig worker in Vietnam wrote to his employer claiming he saw Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 go down in flames.</p> <p>Mr. Woodruff tweeted an image of the letter saying, “Oil rig worker claims in employer confirmed letter-he saw the plane go down. Vietnamese say they found nothing.”</p>
  • Hong Kong pilot spots debris in Vietnamese waters

    03/11/2014 3:51:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 243 replies
    CCTV English ^ | 03-11-2014 0617 bjt | James
    The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong has received a pilot’s report that a large amount of debris was spotted in Vietnamese waters. The pilot, flying a Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur plane, says the debris is located about 60 kilometres southeast of Vietnamese city Vung Tau, some 500 kilometers from where the Malaysian jetliner lost contact with air traffic controllers. The department has submitted the message to the relevant authorities.
  • Aussie Agency Says it Knows Where MH370 Crashed

    08/18/2017 1:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Australia's main scientific agency said yesterday it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea north-east of an area scoured in a fruitless, nearly three-year underwater search. Its assertion is based on satellite pictures taken two weeks after MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. But the Australian government rejected the conclusion of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), saying it was not specific enough. The Boeing 777 is thought to have been diverted thousands of kilometres off...
  • MH370: search ship disappears for three days

    02/07/2018 7:27:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    the guardian ^ | Tue 6 Feb 2018 03.03 EST
    The ship searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from tracking screens for three days after it turned off its own satellite monitoring system with no explanation. At the beginning of January, the US-based company Ocean Infinity was hired by the Malaysian government to search for the missing plane, which disappeared in March 2014. Its ship, Seabed Constructor, began the search on 22 January, but on Thursday, after only 10 days, it turned off its Automatic Identification System (AIS) with no explanation. Three days later, it reappeared outside the search area and on its way to a scheduled refuelling stop...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Massive New Search Begins Using Drones

    01/23/2018 12:22:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 23rd January 2018 | Paul Harper
    A MASSIVE new search for the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 using underwater drones has begun today.The aircraft vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries. The southeast Asian nation has now agreed to pay US firm Ocean Infinity up to $70 million if it finds the plane within 90 days. Its search vessel, the Seabed Constructor, today reached the remote spot in the Indian Ocean where Australian scientists believe the plane went down. Eight drone-like underwater vehicles will now scour the ocean floor for wreckage in an area...
  • Explosive new report virtually pinpoints location of missing flight MH370

    08/15/2017 9:31:04 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 32 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 16th August 2017
    STARTLING new evidence has virtually pinpointed the location of MH370 — 1258 days since it disappeared. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has today released an explosive new report that effectively narrows the search zone for the missing plane down to an area half the size of Melbourne. GeoScience Australia has been examining four satellite images taken in the weeks after the plane went missing in the area identified late last year as MH370’s likely resting spot. They found 12 objects in those images that they deemed man-made and 28 that they regard as possibly man-made. The images were taken by...
  • 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...