The Mystery of Missing Malaysian Flight MH370

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Re: The Mystery of Missing Malaysian Flight MH370

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:12 pm

I think it's the mystery of it all that brings all these interesting theories out. And, I personally think (with no information truly to go on) it's likely to be a strange set of unique occurrences/circumstances that will be discovered when the aircraft is finally located.
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:31 am

I am nobody wrote:
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Why would China ever rely on a foreign civilian airline to deliver "secret cargo? "What kind of cargo could Malaysia possibly have that would need to be physically transported and that China couldn't just get on their own?
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:29 pm

More theories... and has the location of MH370 been discovered?


‘MH370 found, with bullet holes’
IT’S the mystery that still has the world holding its breath - just what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?

Now, an Australian mechanical engineer claims to have tracked it down near Mauritius, and says the public is being kept in the dark by authorities.

Peter McMahon, who has reportedly worked in crash investigations for more than 25 years, has been hunting for MH370 ever since it disappeared in 2014.

McMahon, 64, says he has finally found what he believes is the jet using NASA and Google Earth images and has pinpointed its location to 16 kilometres south of Round Island, north of Mauritius.

It’s an area that’s not yet been searched by investigators.

In one of the images, the outline of part of an aircraft is visible just below the surface of the water, the UK’s Daily Star reports.
http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-up ... 62e8029cbe
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He claims to have sent his evidence over to the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB), which has confirmed it could in fact be the missing plane.

However he alleges that US officials refused to search the area and are hiding information.

“Four Americans were sent to Australia to oversee the findings of MH370,” he said. “They have made sure that all information received has been hidden from the public, even our government - but why?

“...(they) do not want it found as it’s full of bullet holes, finding it will only open another inquiry.”
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Re: The Mystery of Missing Malaysian Flight MH370

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:52 pm

So, a few things on that.

- The Daily Star is a British tabloid. They're not exactly known for going out of their way to verify sensational stories, and have been successfully sued for libel in the past. Doesn't seem like they're as bad as the Daily Mail or anything, but them being the source of a story doesn't exactly lend credibility. I think it's notable that, as all the comments there pointed out, they don't provide coordinates, which would be trivial to obtain if it was found in Google Earth.

- Google Earth is not designed for viewing pictures of the ocean. There is only a tiny patch of ocean that is ever photographed in the areas that could reasonably be considered 16 kilometers "south" of Round Island, and it's always at extraordinarily low resolution. I couldn't find the exact spot they're talking about, in no small part because the area doesn't appear to have been photographed on 4/19/14 like the image claims, but I did find numerous other shapes that could pass for aircraft just as well in different places in that tiny window in photographs from 2009 to May 2014. They're clouds and wave crests, much like that appears to be. To see a plane, even one of that size, at that scale in Google Earth, you have to zoom in *very* close, at which point the low-res image of the ocean just turns into squares. You don't get anything near that clear of an image at the zoom level required to for a plane to be that large.

- I assume he chooses to phrase it as "16 kilometers south of Round Island" because that sounds a lot better than "6 kilometers north of Mauritius", which is home to just over a million people. The area is also near a major Indian Ocean shipping lane, and all ships going through the area would have had to miss the plane despite the depth being just 150-450 feet in the area and the water apparently being so clear that you can see the floor from a satellite.


I spent entirely too much time looking at compressed images of the Mauritian coast just now.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:43 pm

And the report...


"‘Four years on, we are none the wiser’: Reason MH370 hasn’t been found
THE MH370 report exposes a series of mistakes that hampered the search — and one crucial failure which did even more damage."
THE “final report” into missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 confirms the theory that someone deliberately diverted the plane from its course before it mysteriously vanished.

It recounts a series of mistakes that delayed the search and rescue operation — and one crucial failure of a system that could have immediately located the lost MH370.

The aircraft was fitted with four Emergency Locator Transmitters, in accordance with regulation, but every one of them failed, the independent report states.

Their batteries were within their expiry dates but no search and rescue agencies or other planes in the area reported receiving a distress signal.

“There have been reported difficulties with the transmission of ELT signals if an aircraft enters the water,” reads the report released on Monday. “The ELT does not activate, or the transmission is ineffective as a result of being submerged under water.”
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:11 pm

New news...

An Indonesian fisherman who claims to know the exact spot where the ill-fated MH370 plane crashed into the Sumatra sea has handed over the co-coordinators to investigators.

Rusli Khusmin, 42, says he and his crew members witnessed the disaster, in which a Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 239 people disappeared, on the morning of March 8, 2014.

Rusli recorded the co-ordinates of the site where he says the plane entered the water on a GPS device and held up a map to show reporters.
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Post by Random User » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:47 am

This is a nice, informative video that summarizes everything we definitely know regarding the flight. With so many different conspiracy theories and contradicting reports, I honestly wasn't sure what we actually knew about the flight and what was just random guessing.


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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:30 am

Another suggestion where the missing plane could be...

"New underwater sound wave analysis suggests alternative travel route and new impact locations"
The whereabouts of doomed flight MH370 remains one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.

But a mathematician from Cardiff University in Wales believes he’s calculated a “new impact location” where the doomed Malaysian Airlines aircraft went down in 2014 with 239 people on board.

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Usama Kadri — a lecturer in applied mathematics and engineering — focused his argument for the new impact zone based on “acoustic waves”.

Dr Kadri, whose work focuses on physical oceanography, quantum analogs, multiphase flows and wave power harnessing, said he and his team of researchers have been able to identify two locations where the aeroplane could have impacted with the ocean, as well as an alternative route that it may have taken on March 8, 2014.

One theory puts the crash site further north in the Indian Ocean than previously believed, while the other points to a flight course taking MH370 closer to Madagascar.
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:38 am

This theory gave me goosebumps....


"MH370: Final 12 minutes of doomed flight which killed 239 'revealed'"
The MH370 plane crash disaster was caused by a rapid on-board fire which decimated the plane, according to a new book on the tragedy.

Journalist Ean Higgins has spent years investigating the mystery of MH370 which disappeared on March 8, 2014, with all 239 on board presumed dead.

He believes that an onboard fire in the cockpit of the Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing meant it lost cabin pressure and became uncontrollable.

In 'The Hunt for MH370', Ean supposes that 40 minutes into the flight the left, pilot-side windshield heater caught fire, burning out some circuits including that of the secondary radar transponder and ACARS system.

The pilots, reacting to the incident, turn off the left electrical AC bus to cut power to the short-circuiting heater, an extract from the new book says on news.com.au.

But they then inadvertently turned off the satellite data unit that makes the electronic handshakes with Inmarsat.
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Re: The Mystery of Missing Malaysian Flight MH370

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Post by steeze » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:42 am

The loss of cabin pressure has been attributed to almost every "ghost plane," story I've ever looked up. That seems like a pretty solid theory that would explain things. They might have put out the fire and in the process lost cabin pressure then passed out before they could put their masks on. After that, it would have been lights out for everyone on the plane until it either burned up or ran out of fuel.

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