Chinese ships search new area for Malaysian plane

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theproof wrote:

I don’t quite understand all the fuss. Even if they find derbies it’s not like the plain is going to be directly beneath where they are found. So I don’t get the point?

Mar 28, 2014 12:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CafeHunk wrote:

It should be obvious that objects will only be found in the areas that are being searched – and finding objects, without positively identifying them as wreckage from MH370, means nothing with respect to locating the spot where the plane entered the water.

Unfortunately, Malaysia has refused to release the raw “ping” data that would allow others to calculate possible trajectories of the flight. Of particular interest is the early ping data that could reveal when and where the flight track turned southward – as this story makes evident, pinning this down has a marked effect on the calculation of where the track finally ends in the water.

Why is this information too sensitive to release? My guess is they’re more concerned about the shame and embarrassment of having to admit that the track overlays several countries airspace that the plane traversed without timely notice by air defence radar tracking – than they are concerned about actually finding the plane.

Mar 28, 2014 12:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BiteRight wrote:

What’s the point of searching the face of ocean whereas the ill-fate jet is lying at the bottom ?

Mar 29, 2014 4:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
axelray wrote:

Why hasn’t anyone asked what the hell is all that rubbish doing floating in the Indian Ocean?
We have crap floating in our oceans big enough to be seen by satellite… you must be joking?!
Surely it’s as bad as all those missing people! Very soon that mystery will be cleared up… but what about the rubbish?

Mar 29, 2014 2:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

The new normal: “We’re not searching for a needle in a haystack. We’re still trying to define where the haystack is,” Mark Binskin, vice chief of the Australian Defence Force, said last Tuesday.
Why didn’t some reporter at the news conference ask him the obvious question: “Does that possibly mean the wrong area — the wrong ocean — is being searched for wreckage?”

Mar 29, 2014 3:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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