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« Reply #820 on: July 22, 2016, 05:26:04 PM »

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/mh370-pilot-flew-suicide-route-on-home-simulator.html

Exclusive: MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight
July 22, 2016
2:40 p.m

New York has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that shows that the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances. The revelation, which Malaysia withheld from a lengthy public report on the investigation, is the strongest evidence yet that Zaharie made off with the plane in a premeditated act of mass murder-suicide.

The document presents the findings of the Malaysian police’s investigation into Zaharie. It reveals that after the plane disappeared in March of 2014, Malaysia turned over to the FBI hard drives that Zaharie used to record sessions on an elaborate home-built flight simulator. The FBI was able to recover six deleted data points that had been stored by the Microsoft Flight Simulator X program in the weeks before MH370 disappeared, according to the document. Each point records the airplane’s altitude, speed, direction of flight, and other key parameters at a given moment. The document reads, in part:


Based on the Forensics Analysis conducted on the 5 HDDs obtained from the Flight Simulator from MH370 Pilot’s house, we found a flight path, that lead to the Southern Indian Ocean, among the numerous other flight paths charted on the Flight Simulator, that could be of interest, as contained in Table 2.

Taken together, these points show a flight that departs Kuala Lumpur, heads northwest over the Malacca Strait, then turns left and heads south over the Indian Ocean, continuing until fuel exhaustion over an empty stretch of sea.

Search officials believe MH370 followed a similar route, based on signals the plane transmitted to a satellite after ceasing communications and turning off course. The actual and the simulated flights were not identical, though, with the simulated endpoint some 900 miles from the remote patch of southern ocean area where officials believe the plane went down. Based on the data in the document, here's a map of the simulated flight compared to the route searchers believe the lost airliner followed:

MH370's presumed flight path is in yellow. Zaharie's simulated suicide flight is in red.
 
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« Reply #821 on: July 27, 2016, 10:53:49 PM »

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160727.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
27 July 2016


 
Key developments this week

Fugro Discoverycontinues operations in the search area.

Fugro Equator is en route to Fremantle for resupply.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 is currently on weather standby and will conduct underwater search operations as weather and sea conditions allow.
More than 110,000 square kilometres of the seafloor have been searched so far.

Ministers from Malaysia, Australia and the People's Republic of China met in Malaysia to discuss the status of the search and future arrangements should the aircraft not be located in the search area.  Further details are below.

There was significant media coverage of data obtained from the MH370 Captain's home flight simulator.  Further information is included below.

Ministerial Tripartite Meeting, 22 July 2016

Ministers from Malaysia, Australia and the People's Republic of China met in Malaysia last week to discuss a range of matters relating to the search.  The key decision from the meeting was that should the aircraft not be located in the current search area, and in the absence of credible new evidence leading to the identification of a specific location of the aircraft, the search would be suspended upon completion of the 120,000 square kilometre search area.

Ministers went to great lengths to explain that this does not mean the termination of the search; should credible new information emerge which can be used to identify the specific location of the aircraft, consideration will be given to determining next steps.

The full communique from the Ministerial Tripartite Meeting is available via the following link: http://jacc.gov.au/media/communiques/2016/com004.aspx.

In the event the aircraft is found and accessible, the existing agreement between Australia, Malaysia and the People's Republic of China for recovery activities, including securing all the evidence necessary for the accident investigation, remains in place.

Media reports about MH370 Captain's flight simulator
 
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« Reply #822 on: August 03, 2016, 09:28:39 PM »

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160803.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
03 August 2016


 
Key developments this week

Poor weather conditions have severely impacted search operations in the past week.

Fugro Discovery is on weather standby in the search area.

Fugro Equator is en route to the search area.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 is en route to Fremantle for resupply.
 
Examination of Debris

Since the disappearance of MH370, many items of suspected debris have been handed in by members of the public. These items are potentially very important and people are encouraged to report any suspected debris to local authorities.

In response to enquiries received by the JACC, the following information about the examination process of debris is provided.

When debris is reported, photographs of the item are reviewed by Malaysian authorities, in consultation with relevant experts including the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and Boeing. This preliminary examination can often quickly discount items as not being from an aircraft.

Should the item be identified as coming from an aircraft, Malaysia negotiates with the government of the country in which the debris is found to secure custody of the item so that a detailed examination can be undertaken. In some instances, the construction, composition and presence of unique details and markings have been able to definitively link items to a Boeing 777 and in some cases a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. This in turn allows for the conclusion to be drawn that the item is almost certainly from MH370. This kind of analysis can be conducted in Malaysia, with assistance from the aircraft manufacturer but at Malaysia's request, is sometimes conducted in Australia.

Some items that have shown evidence of marine life have had further analysis undertaken by Australian experts from Geoscience Australia the Australian National University and other institutions in the hope that additional information relevant to the search can be gleaned.

In addition, drift analysis is being conducted by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in an attempt to determine if debris could have originated from the search area.

Whether items come to Australia to be examined is determined by the Malaysian Investigation Team in consultation with the ATSB on a case by case basis.
 
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« Reply #823 on: August 10, 2016, 05:37:55 PM »

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160810.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
10 August 2016


Key developments this week

Fugro Discovery is conducting search activities. The vessel will depart the search area for the last time on 11 August and transit to Singapore to be readied for its next project, unrelated to the search for MH370.

Fugro Equator is conducting search operations.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 arrived in Fremantle on 8 August for a scheduled port visit.

Underwater Search Operations

More than 110,000 square kilometres of the seafloor have been searched so far.

At a meeting of Ministers from Malaysia, Australia and the People's Republic of China held on 22 July 2016, it was agreed that should the aircraft not be located in the current search area, and in the absence of credible new evidence leading to the identification of a specific location of the aircraft, the search would be suspended upon completion of the 120,000 square kilometre search area.

Ministers went to great lengths to explain that this does not mean the termination of the search; should credible new information emerge which can be used to identify the specific location of the aircraft, consideration will be given to determining next steps.
 
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« Reply #824 on: August 10, 2016, 05:47:53 PM »

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/heartless-defence-to-mh370-compensation-claim/news-story/8f2bf7edaae9dfca9df9d9dfbb061a5c

Heartless “defence” to MH370 compensation claim
August 10, 20167:58pm

MALAYSIA Airlines has refused to accept responsibility for the heavy emotional toll the disappearance of its international flight MH370 has taken on families in a legal defence lodged in Australia’s Federal Court.

The defence filed in response to compensation claims from the Australian families of four passengers, insists next of kin are not entitled to bring a claim for nervous shock or psychological injury.
 
“Any nervous shock claims and/or claims in negligence against the respondent (Malaysia Airlines) do not fall within the scope of the respondent’s liability outlined (in the Montreal Convention) and are therefore not compensable,” said the defence.

The first tier of the Montreal Convention allows next of kin to be compensated for a sum up to $200,000 based on proven economic loss but beyond that, there must be evidence of negligence.
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« Reply #825 on: August 10, 2016, 05:51:58 PM »

http://malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=618746:mh370-capt-zaharie-did-not-hijack-the-plane-another-conspiracy-theory?&Itemid=2#axzz4Gy6vPwBB

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:58   
MH370: 'CAPT ZAHARIE DID NOT HIJACK THE PLANE' - ANOTHER CONSPIRACY THEORY?

The Malaysia Airlines group yesterday joined the Australian air safety watchdog in a concerted campaign to discredit increasing evidence that Flight MH370 captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah ­hijacked his own aircraft and may have glided it to a landing outside the underwater search zone.

Malaysia Airline System Berhad issued a rare press release on MH370, saying it “notes recent media speculation around Flight MH370 and deliberate pilot ­action” and describing such reports as “speculative”.

“Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had served Malaysia Airlines for 33 years without any disciplinary or medical issues,” MAS said, adding he had “an ­impeccable safety record”.

The move comes as the Australian Transport Safety Bureau is also mounting an aggressive public relations initiative to dispel suggestions, including from the man leading the underwater search commissioned by the ATSB, that Zaharie flew the aircraft to the end.

A review of earlier reports by the ATSB shows it has changed its publicly expressed level of confidence in its preferred “death dive” theory that MH370 crashed quickly after running out of fuel with dead or unresponsive pilots.

Previously, the ATSB said a controlled glide under pilot command was “possible”.
 
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« Reply #826 on: August 17, 2016, 06:44:33 PM »

Waiting...hoping...praying... 

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160817.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
17 August 2016


 
Key developments this week

Fugro Equator is in the search area. Sea conditions over the weekend were not suitable for deep tow operations. The vessel is standing by in the search area until the weather allows search operations to recommence.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 remains in Fremantle. Projected weather conditions for the next several weeks preclude the effective deployment of search equipment from this vessel. Dong Hai Jiu 101 will remain at anchor off Fremantle until weather conditions improve.

Underwater Search Operations

More than 110,000 square kilometres of the seafloor have been searched so far.

At a meeting of Ministers from Malaysia, Australia and the People's Republic of China held on 22 July 2016, it was agreed that should the aircraft not be located in the current search area, and in the absence of credible new evidence leading to the identification of a specific location of the aircraft, the search would be suspended upon completion of the 120,000 square kilometre search area.
 

Weather

Weather conditions are forecast to be poor over the coming days, but improving towards the end of the week. Strong winds and rough seas are expected to impact on search operations.
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« Reply #827 on: August 19, 2016, 07:25:04 PM »

Still hopeful...  Smile

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/missing-flight-370-experts-use-drift-modelling-to-define-new-search-area-34978299.html

Missing Flight 370: Experts use drift modelling to define new search area
Published 19/08/2016

Peter Foley, Australian Transport Safety Bureau director of Flight 370 search operations, stands beside a stack of replica wing flaps (AP)

Officials are planning the next phase of the deep-sea sonar search for the lost Boeing 777 in case the current two-year search of 46,000 square miles (120,000 square kilometres) turns up nothing, said Australian Transport Safety Bureau chief commissioner Greg Hood, who took over leadership of the bureau last month.

However, a new search would require a new funding commitment, with Malaysia, Australia and China agreeing in July that the 160 million US dollar (£122 million) operation will be suspended once the current stretch of ocean south-west of Australia is exhausted unless new evidence emerges which would pinpoint a specific location for the planet.

"If it is not in the area which we defined, it's going to be somewhere else in the near vicinity," Mr Hood said in an interview this week.

Further analysis of the wing fragment known as a flaperon found on Reunion Island off the African coast in July last year - 16 months after the plane went missing - will hopefully help narrow a possible next search area outside the current boundary.

Six replicas of the flaperon will be sent to Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's oceanography department in the island state of Tasmania where scientists will determine whether it is the wind or the currents that affect how they drift, Mr Hood said. This will enable more accurate drift modelling than is currently available.

If more money becomes available, the Australian bureau, which is conducting the search on Malaysia's behalf, plans to fit the flaperons with satellite beacons and set them adrift at different points in the southern Indian Ocean around March 8 next year - the third anniversary of the disaster - and track their movements.
 
"We are still hopeful and optimistic," said Mr Hood.

Mr Foley said finding the plane was the only chance of the solving the mystery of what happened on board Flight 370.

"We will never know what happened to that aircraft until we find it," he said.
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« Reply #828 on: August 24, 2016, 09:55:46 PM »

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160824.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
24 August 2016


 
Key developments this week

Fugro Equator is in the search area and conducting search operations.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 is at anchor off Fremantle undertaking maintenance to ensure readiness for its next mission. It is anticipated that around October weather conditions will have improved sufficiently to allow the deployment of a Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) from Dong Hai Jiu 101. This equipment will be used to further investigate a range of sonar contacts.

It is expected that searching the entire 120,000 square kilometre search area will be completed by approximately December 2016.
 
Drift modelling study

In July 2015 wreckage from an aircraft was found on La Réunion in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar. As La Réunion is French Territory, the wreckage was taken into custody by French judicial authorities who transported it to France where it was examined.

On 3 September 2015 French authorities confirmed that the wreckage was a wing part from a Boeing 777, known as a flaperon. Furthermore, unique identifiers on the flaperon identified it as definitely coming from MH370.

Over the last nine months there has been a range of debris found along western Indian Ocean shorelines that has been linked to MH370. The flaperon is, however, particularly important as it was the first piece of debris to be found and therefore it spent the least amount of time adrift.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been working with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation over the past 18 months to model the drift of MH370 debris. Over the coming months a further intensive study will be undertaken.

Phase one involves setting adrift ocean drifter buoys used in the Global Drifter Program along with models of the flaperon which have been fitted with satellite trackers. The models will be tracked to establish the rate and direction of drift relative to the drifter buoys in open ocean conditions when subject to similar winds, currents and waves. Thirty years of real life Global Drifter Program data will then be used to model the drift of the flaperon.

On its own this information will not be able to identify the precise location of the aircraft. It is hoped, however, that when added to our existing knowledge and any future learnings a specific location of the aircraft will be able to be identified.

Weather

Weather conditions are forecast to improve from tomorrow.
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« Reply #829 on: August 31, 2016, 10:11:15 PM »

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160831.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
31 August 2016


Key developments this week

Fugro Equator is in the search area and conducting search operations.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 remains at anchor off Fremantle.

It is expected that searching the entire 120,000 square kilometre search area will be completed by around December 2016.
 
Debris found off Mozambique

Late last week, further debris was reported as being found on Linga Linga beach in Mozambique. Retrieval and analysis of evidence, including possible debris from MH370, is the responsibility of the Government of Malaysia. Australia, via the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), is continuing to support Malaysia with the examination of debris where appropriate.

The finding of debris on islands in the Indian Ocean and along the east and south coasts of Africa, is consistent with drift modelling performed by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific Industrial and Research Organisation (CSIRO) and affirms the focus of search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean.

Weather

Gale force winds with seas up to nine metres are expected in the south of the search area over the coming days. Search operations in the north of the search area are expected to be unaffected.
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« Reply #830 on: September 07, 2016, 09:26:06 PM »

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160907.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
07 September 2016


Key developments this week

Fugro Equator arrived in Fremantle this morning this morning for a scheduled port visit and resupply. The vessel is expected to depart for the search area on 8 September 2016.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 is conducting trials off Fremantle. Pending the onset of better weather in the search area, the vessel will undertake routine training and maintenance.
 
Search methods and strategy

The methods and process by which the search is being conducted continue unchanged. Different conditions—both under and above the water—call for different approaches. This fact has always been acknowledged and allowed for in the planning of the search.

The towfish (vehicles equipped with side scan sonar or synthetic aperture sonar, and multibeam echo sounders) are ideal for searching large swathes of the seafloor in a single pass. The towfish are towed behind the vessels on very long cables and, while they require reasonable conditions to safely launch, once they are in the water they can remain deployed for days at a time.

The sonar data is fed directly to the vessels where it is reviewed and analysed for signs of the aircraft. To ensure nothing of interest is overlooked, the data is subsequently examined by analysts in the Fugro office in Perth and by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in Canberra. A final independent analysis of the data is then conducted by experts in the United States of America.

Areas of the seafloor that are difficult to search using the towfish, for example areas with irregular terrain, are marked, as are sonar contacts of potential interest. These areas are searched using different equipment. A fact sheet about sonar contacts is available via this link: atsb.gov.au/publications/2015/mh370-sonar-contacts.aspx.
 

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« Reply #831 on: September 14, 2016, 04:53:59 PM »

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160914.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
14 September 2016


 
Key developments this week

Fugro Equator departed Fremantle on 8 September 2016 and is in transit to the search area.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 is at port in Fremantle awaiting the onset of better weather in the search area when it will recommence search operations.
 
Weather

Forecast fair weather should allow search operations to recommence when Fugro Equator arrives in the search area.
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« Reply #832 on: September 15, 2016, 07:42:01 PM »

Photo at the link

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/16/world/australia/malaysia-airlines-flight-370.html?_r=0

Wing Flap Confirmed as Malaysia Airlines Debris
By MIKE IVESSEPT. 15, 2016

HONG KONG — The Australian government confirmed on Thursday that a wing flap that had washed onto a Tanzanian island is from Malaysia Airlines’ missing Flight 370. It is the second confirmed piece of debris from the aircraft since its mysterious disappearance in March 2014.

The wing flap was discovered in late June on the island of Pemba, off the coast of the Tanzanian mainland, and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau matched its identifying numbers to those of the missing Boeing 777-200 at the request of the Malaysian government, the bureau said in a report.

“It’s important to keep in mind that this panel is still being examined,” Daniel O’Malley, a communications officer at the bureau, said by telephone on Thursday. “So while we’ve identified its origin with certainty, we’re still examining it for any information or insights it might provide about the aircraft’s end scenario — how it entered the water.”
 
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« Reply #833 on: September 21, 2016, 08:22:37 PM »

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160921.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
21 September 2016

 
Key developments this week

Fugro Equator is in the search area and conducting search operations.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 is at anchor off Fremantle awaiting the onset of better weather in the search area when it will recommence search operations.
 
Tanzanian wing flap confirmed as from MH370

Last week the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released its report into the aircraft wing part found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania.

Examination revealed the presence of unique identifying numbers relating to the part's construction which allowed it to be determined as definitely coming from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. This is the second piece of debris—after the flaperon—to be conclusively linked to the aircraft.

While the debris affirms the focus of search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean, it does not, however, provide information that can be used to determine a specific location of the aircraft.

The full report is available via:
www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ae-2014–054.

Weather

Weather conditions should allow search operations to continue.
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« Reply #834 on: September 22, 2016, 10:31:44 PM »

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/malaysia-airlines-flight-370-mh370-investigation-burned-debris-fire-theory/

AP/ September 22, 2016, 10:24 AM
MH370 investigators cast doubt on latest crash theory

CANBERRA, Australia -- Accident investigators on Thursday cast doubt on the possibility that blackened debris found on Madagascar is evidence of a catastrophic fire aboard the missing Malaysian airliner that went down more than two years ago.

Wreckage hunter Blaine Gibson hand-delivered five pieces of debris last week to officials at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau who are searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The bureau said in a statement Thursday that investigators had yet to determine whether the pieces were from the Boeing 777 that is thought to have plunged into the Indian Ocean with 239 people on board southwest of Australia on March 8, 2014.
 
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http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20160928.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
28 September 2016

 
Key developments this week

Fugro Equator is in the search area and conducting search operations.

Dong Hai Jiu 101 is at anchor off Fremantle awaiting the onset of better weather in the search area when it will recommence search operations.
 
Examination of suspected MH370 debris

On 22 September 2016 the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued a report following examination of two items of fibreglass-honeycomb composite debris provided by Mr Blaine Gibson.

Due to the absence of manufacturing identifiers such as part numbers or serial numbers it was not immediately apparent whether or not the debris was from a Boeing 777 aircraft. Further work will be undertaken in an attempt to determine whether the items originated from a Boeing 777 aircraft.

The full report is available via: www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ae-2014-054/

Weather

Strong to gale force winds are expected in the search area over the coming days which may impact search operations.
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