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« Reply #460 on: May 19, 2014, 09:16:45 AM »

This is a video clip a friend had sent me earlier this month.  I'm posting the link, fwiw

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/video/watch/22226497/flight-mh370-simulator/
Flight MH370 simulator
Yahoo!7 March 31, 2014, 8:00 am
What may have happened inside the cockpit of MH370.

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« Reply #461 on: May 19, 2014, 12:42:44 PM »

Thank you for posting the video, MuffyBee. 
Chilling.  "..Mercifully, they (the passengers) would have known nothing.."   an angelic monkey   
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« Reply #462 on: May 19, 2014, 01:26:48 PM »

http://www.jacc.gov.au/media/releases/2014/may/mr046.aspx

Joint Agency Coordination Centre
Last Updated: 19 May, 2014
Update on MH370 Search

 
ADV Ocean Shield arrived at Geraldton, Western Australia, yesterday to begin preparations to receive spare parts related to the transponder mounted on the Ocean Shield and the transponder mounted on the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21.

The repairs are necessary to correct a hardware issue affecting the ability of the transponders to communicate with each other during a dive. The problem became apparent during Bluefin-21's last mission on Tuesday.

Ocean Shield was originally going to Dampier to await the transponder parts, however, it was determined that the parts could be delivered to the ship more quickly via the port of Geraldton.

The spare parts are expected to arrive in Geraldton later today.

Once the replacement parts are installed, testing will be conducted at Geraldton prior to Ocean Shield transiting back to the search area.

Malaysian, Australian and Chinese authorities met over the weekend in Fremantle to discuss the bathymetric survey.

It was agreed that the Chinese survey ship Zhu Kezhen will conduct the bathymetric survey of the areas provided by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Zhu Kezhen is scheduled to sail for the survey area on Wednesday, weather permitting.
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« Reply #463 on: May 19, 2014, 09:06:28 PM »

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/19/world/asia/malaysia-missing-plane/

Malaysia asks Inmarsat to make raw MH370 data public
updated 6:04 PM EDT, Mon May 19, 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- The raw satellite data used to shape the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could soon be made public, according to a senior Malaysian official.

Publication of the raw data could allow for independent analysis. Until now, the Malaysian government, which is in charge of the investigation, and Inmarsat, the company whose satellites communicated with the missing plane in its last hours, have declined to release it.

The Malaysian government is asking Inmarsat to release the data "for public consumption," Malaysia's Acting Minister of Transportation Hishammuddin Hussein said Monday.
 
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« Reply #464 on: May 19, 2014, 10:42:43 PM »

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/missing-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-was-shot-down-in-military-training-exercise-claims-first-book-released-about-lost-jet-9391964.html
Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was ‘shot down in military training exercise’ claims first book released about lost jet
May 18, 2014

The missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was shot down during a joint Thai-US military training exercise and then the subject of an elaborate international cover-up – according to a book released about the lost plane that has caused anger among the relatives of those on board.

Tomorrow, just 71 days after the Boeing 777 vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Flight MH370: The Mystery will go on sale in Australia, the Sun-Herald reported.

It has been written by the Anglo-American journalist and author Nigel Cawthorne, who describes his London-based home as a “book-writing factory” and is most famous for his Sex Lives series of “salacious tales” about the rich and famous.

Cawthorne introduces his book by claiming that the families of MH370’s passengers will “almost certainly” never be sure what happened to their loved ones.

But he goes on to support one theory, based on the eye-witness testimony of New Zealand oil rig worker Mike McKay, that the plane was shot down shortly after it stopped communicating with air traffic controllers.

At the time there was a series of war games taking place in the South China Sea involving Thailand, the US and personnel from China, Japan, Indonesia and others, and Cawthorne has linked this to Mr McKay’s claims to have seen a burning plane going down in the Gulf of Thailand.

“The drill was to involve mock warfare on land, in water and in the air, and would include live-fire exercises,'' Cawthorne said.

“Say a participant accidentally shot down Flight MH370. Such things do happen. No one wants another Lockerbie [Pan Am flight 103 by terrorists in 1988 allegedly in retaliation for a US Navy strike on an Iranian commercial jet six months earlier], so those involved would have every reason to keep quiet about it.”

Cawthorne then suggests that “another black box” could have been dropped off the coast of Australia to divert the efforts of search teams. “After all, no wreckage has been found in the south Indian Ocean, which in itself is suspicious,” he wrote.
Irene Burrows, whose son and daughter-in-law were passengers on board MH370 when it disappeared, told the Sun-Herald of her anger at the book’s release.

“Nobody knows what happened so why would anyone want to put out a book at this stage?” she said.

 


The release of Cawthorne’s book came as Rupesh Paul promoted a film to be made about the missing plane, entitled The Vanishing Act, at the Cannes Film Festival.

Though associate director Sritama Dutta said the film had “no similarities” to MH370 because the “true facts keep changing every day”, a trailer posted to YouTube yesterday and promotional posters suggest it reveals “the untold story” of the Malaysia Airlines flight.

Paul told Variety he plans to release the film worldwide in September. In March, an Australian film called Deep Water was shelved because it contained “uncomfortable similarities” to the disappearance of MH370.

Slide show with 115 images in link.

Movie trailer in link.
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« Reply #465 on: May 22, 2014, 11:03:20 AM »

http://www.jacc.gov.au/media/releases/2014/may/mr047.aspx

Joint Agency Coordination Centre
Update on MH370 Search
Media Release
22 May 2014—pm


ADV Ocean Shield has arrived back in the search area.

The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21, was deployed from the vessel around 2am this morning. It remains underwater on its search mission.

Over the next week, Bluefin-21 will search the remaining areas in the vicinity of the acoustic signals detected in early April by the Towed Pinger Locator deployed from Ocean Shield that are within its depth operating limits.

This continues the process that will ultimately enable the search team to discount or confirm the area of the acoustic signals as the final resting place of MH370.

Ocean Shield is anticipated to depart the search area on 28 May and return to Fleet Base West on 31 May where it will demobilise the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle equipment and disembark the support team.

The Chinese survey ship Zhu Kezhen departed Fremantle yesterday to begin conducting the bathymetric survey of the areas provided by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. The bathymetric survey—or mapping of the ocean floor—is being done in preparation for a commercially contracted deep ocean search, including towed side-scan sonar operations.

Chinese ship Haixun 01 will today begin transiting to the survey area to support the survey operations, including the weekly transportation of survey data to Fremantle for further processing by Geoscience Australia.

The Australian Defence Force's Military Coordination and Sub-Surface Planning team, in consultation with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, will partner with Chinese units to conduct the survey.

The work continues to review and analyse all the data and information relating to the likely flight path of MH370, together with the information acquired in the course of the search to date. This work will confirm the best areas on which to focus an effective future search.

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« Reply #466 on: May 22, 2014, 11:16:27 AM »

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/angus-houston-reviews-mh370-data/story-e6frg95x-1226927495303#

Angus Houston reviews MH370 data 
May 23, 2014 12:00AM

IN the face of claims that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might not be in the southern Indian Ocean, search co-ordinator Angus Houston has ordered a “robust” review of all of the data about the missing aircraft. 
 
But the former Australian Defence Force chief has told The Australian that careful analysis of the information so far and a wide range of expert advice from top international aviation specialists had convinced him that the airliner crashed into the sea off Western Australia.

The decision to search off WA was based largely on analysis of two fragile sets of data — analysis by scientists from the communications giant, Inmarsat, of six tiny signals and one partial signal picked up by one of their company’s satellites and the “pings” heard deep under water which were consistent with signals from the locator beacons attached to the aircraft’s black boxes.

It has been suggested in the flood of international commentary about the aircraft’s disappearance and the so far fruitless search for it that Inmarsat’s interpretation of its data could be wrong and might not demonstrate that Flight MH370 necessarily came south.

If that proved true the aircraft could equally have flown north of the equator.

But Mr Houston said all of the data was being thoroughly examined and re-examined.

“The data and technique used by Inmarsat has been independently peer reviewed by a number of organisations outside of Inmarsat, in both the UK and USA,” Mr Houston said.

A further review was also being carried out by Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation.

Mr Houston said the search organisation included a satellite communications analysis team as well as avionics experts, component manufacturers and accident investigation agencies.

“The taskforce is satisfied that a group of appropriate experts has employed adequate care and verification to provide as accurate a conclusion as possible.”
 
“At this point in time, it is too early to discount any of the acoustic detections,” Mr Houston said.

“This process will ultimately enable the search team to discount or confirm the area of the acoustic signals as the final resting place of MH370.”
 
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« Reply #467 on: May 22, 2014, 11:38:39 AM »

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/houston-defends-90m-mh370-search-bill/story-e6frg95x-1226926998328

Houston defends $90m MH370 search bill 
May 22, 2014 1:54PM

ANGUS Houston has rejected a Liberal senator’s criticism of the cost involved in searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he has “no difficulty” with the $90m set aside in the budget to locate the missing aircraft. 
 
Conservative backbench senator Cory Bernardi has warned against Australia bearing the whole cost for locating the aircraft, saying it should be shared by other nations including Malaysia and China, and by the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing.

Retired Air Chief Marshal Houston, who heads the Joint Agency Coordination Centre searching for MH370, predicted some costs would be shared but stressed the southeast Indian Ocean was “our area of search and rescue responsibility”.

“In terms of the cost I would expect that eventually there will be some sharing of the burden associated with those costs. Let’s not worry about that at the moment,” Air Chief Marshal Houston told ABC TV.

“I think these circumstances are quite extraordinary and I think it’s absolutely imperative that we be involved to the maximum extent possible to try and find the aircraft in the first instance, and then assist the Malaysians with determining what happened to the aircraft. I have no difficulty with that.

“The focus must be on continuing the search and doing the oceanographic survey, the bathymetric (seabed) survey, to enable the deepwater search along the defined search area. And that should be our focus at this stage.”
 

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« Reply #468 on: May 26, 2014, 02:06:40 PM »

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/26/world/asia/malaysia-missing-plane/

Raw satellite data on MH370 to be released Tuesday, Malaysia says
updated 6:15 AM EDT, Mon May 26, 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- Raw satellite data about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be released Tuesday, a Malaysian official said Monday.

Malaysian acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein made the comments about the data from satellite company Inmarsat as he toured a newly constructed terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
 
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« Reply #469 on: May 26, 2014, 02:12:47 PM »

http://www.airtrafficmanagement.net/2014/05/mh370-investigators-disclose-search-focus-details/

MH370: Probe discloses search focus details
Posted on May 26, 2014

An Australian investigation team has disclosed some of the crucial details which helped the multi-national search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to select a specific zone on which to focus its efforts.

The information released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau indicates that the flight path of MH370 had three distinct sections; one under secondary radar in which the aircraft transponder was operational and ACARS messages were being transmitted, a primary radar section during which the aircraft was being tracked solely by air defence radar systems and the final stage for which the only information available was the satellite communications log data.

It is not however the raw satellite ping data that the Malaysian authorities promised the relatives of those on board the missing flight last week and which will be released to the wider public at some point this week.

In a joint press statement UK satellite firm Inmarsat and DCA, the civil aviation authority of Malaysia last week said: “In moving forward, it is imperative for us to provide helpful information to the next of kin and general public which will include the data communication logs as well as relevant explanation to enable the reader to understand the data provided,” adding, “It must also be noted that the data communication logs is just one of the many elements of the investigation information.”

The two partners said they were working towards greater transparency in releasing the data communication logs and the technical description of the analysis for public consumption.

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ACARS and radar data
 
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« Reply #470 on: May 26, 2014, 02:24:45 PM »

http://www.airtrafficmanagement.net/2014/05/mh370-search-turns-to-nuclear-technology/

MH370: Search turns to nuclear technology
Posted on May 26, 2014

Investigators have confirmed they will review feedback from a series of ultra-sensitive deep sea microphones designed to detect nuclear blasts to help find the final resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Shortly after the aircraft was reported missing on March 8, experts at the United Nations’ Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) were asked to review automatic reports from its network of infrasound monitoring stations in the region and make a detailed investigation.

At the time, CTBTO said it had not detected any infrasound measurements that could aid in the search but did point out that the only reported commercial aircraft that had ever been successfully tracked over large distances over oceans with infrasound technology was the Concord as it was travelling at supersonic speed.

Although infrasound can routinely detect commercial flights taking off and landing from local airports, it can do so only at close range. Several incidents involving aircraft have however been detected in the past such as the crash of the FedEx cargo aircraft at Narita International Airport in March 2009 and the crash of two F16 military aircraft at an air show in Belgium in 2003. In those cases, infrasound stations located within a few hundred kilometres detected the events.

“For Flight MH370 to be picked up by the International Monitoring System’s infrasound network at regional or global distances, it could mean that it crashed, exploded or disintegrated. However it would likely not be possible to draw any definitive conclusion based on remote infrasound recordings alone,” it stated.

It points out that in the hours following the aircraft disappearing from radar screens, only one station at Isumi in Japan registered any signals although experts discounted these as probably originating from the Malaysian and Vietnamese area and related to volcanic activity in Kyushu and Tanegashima islands in the seas south-west of the station.
 
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« Reply #471 on: May 26, 2014, 02:32:33 PM »

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/26/world/asia/mh370-next-phase-of-search/

MH370: Transport safety chief says next phase of underwater search months away
updated 8:24 AM EDT, Mon May 26, 2014

(CNN) -- The underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will effectively be put on hold this week, and may not resume until August at the very earliest, according to Australia's top transport safety official.

The new timeline means that once Bluefin-21, the American underwater drone operated by a team on board the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield, wraps up its work in a couple of days, it will be up to two months, if not longer, until new underwater vehicles are contracted and deployed in the hunt for MH370.

According to Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the Australian government will post its request for tenders for the next phase of the search in the next week or so.

"The aim would be to have to negotiate and agree to contract with a successful tender within two months of the release of the tender documentation," Dolan said. The ATSB Chief would not comment on what role his Malaysian and Chinese counterparts have played in the process so far.
 
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« Reply #472 on: May 26, 2014, 04:35:58 PM »

BOTTOM LINE

The implication is that the raw satellite data could be released by Inmarsat for independent analysis if given the green light by Malaysia.  What's the hold up?

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Who has satellite data that shaped search?
Fri May 16, 2014


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Facing a growing chorus of criticism from scientists and family members who want to see more details about why searchers are combing the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Boeing 777, Malaysia's top transportation official Thursday claimed his country doesn't have the raw data from the satellite's communication with the plane as it flew thousands of miles off course.

The data is crucial because it's what led investigators to the area where they're currently searching for the plane. And in recent days, some scientists outside the investigation have suggested they don't trust investigators' analysis of the data, and questioned whether searchers are even looking in the right place.

"The raw data is with (satellite company) Inmarsat, not with Malaysia, not with Australia, not with Malaysia Airlines, so if there is any request for this raw data to be made available to the public, it must be made to Inmarsat," Acting Minister of Transportation Hishammuddin Hussein said.

But Inmarsat, which owns the satellites, insists that the data has already been released to investigators.

"Inmarsat's raw data was provided to the investigation team at an early stage in the search for MH370," Chris McLaughlin, the company's vice president of external relations, told CNN's "Erin Burnett: OutFront." ...

The company says the Convention on International Civil Aviation prevents the release findings from an investigation without the consent from the state conducting the investigation.

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/15/world/asia/malaysia-missing-plane/


Raw satellite data on MH370 to be released Tuesday, Malaysia says
Mon May 26, 2014


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- Raw satellite data about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be released Tuesday, a Malaysian official said Monday.

Malaysian acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein made the comments about the data from satellite company Inmarsat as he toured a newly constructed terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Families of the passengers on board the plane, which disappeared in March over Southeast Asia while carrying 239 people, have been demanding that the raw data be made public.

The fate of the plane and those on board has become one of the great aviation mysteries of modern times.

Inmarsat, the company whose satellites communicated with the missing plane in its last hours, had said it didn't have the authority to release the data.

But last week, Inmarsat and Malaysian authorities said they were trying to make the raw data accessible.

"In line with our commitment towards greater transparency, all parties are working for the release of the data communication logs and the technical description of the analysis for public consumption," Inmarsat and the Malaysian aviation officials said in a joint statement.

Publication of the raw satellite data could allow for independent analysis of what happened on March 8, the day the Boeing 777 veered sharply off its planned route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and dropped off radar screens.

Analysts have said the data could help discount some theories about what happened to the jetliner, and potentially fuel new ones.

Malaysia and Australia, the two countries at the forefront of the search, have said that an analysis by international experts of all the available information -- including the satellite data -- leads them to conclude that the plane ended up in the southern Indian Ocean.

But months of searching above and below the surface of the ocean has so far failed to find any physical trace of the missing passenger jet.

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« Reply #473 on: May 27, 2014, 09:54:59 AM »

I sincerely hope released satellite data negates my Diego Garcia theory ... my Diego Garcia theory that implies that MH370 never made a southerly turn after reaching the Indian Ocean but continued in a westerly direction toward the Maldives.  It has been 80 days!  The families of passengers/ crew on board the missing plane deserve a measure of closure.  Proof obtained through independent analysis of the satellite data that the plane went down in the South Indian Ocean west of Perth, Australia would provide that measure of closure.

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Flight MH370: Malaysia releases new satellite data
Tuesday 27 May 2014 09.28 BST


Satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, MH370, has been released after demands from relatives of the passengers.

The data [pdf], which was drawn up by the British company Inmarsat, was released 80 days after the Boeing vanished with 239 people on board.

It consists of a 47-page table of satellite logs from 4pm on 7 March when the plane took off from Kuala Lumpur until its last known contact of this type early the next day. Malaysia's civil aviation authority said the raw data was being released for "public consumption".

The data was used by Inmarsat to calculate that the Beijing-bound plane changed course and was likely to have gone down in the southern Indian Ocean. No trace of the plane has yet been found despite an extensive search in the area led by Australia, first on the surface by air and boat, and then underwater using specialist submarines.

Explanatory notes to the newly released data point out that the ping signals were used to estimate the distance between the satellite and the aircraft, but that they do not pinpoint its exact location.

Family members of the missing passengers have called for the data to be made public for independent analysis. They have criticised the Malaysian authorities for the way information about the search has been released and claimed they were wrong to give up hope by concluding that the plane went missing in the southern Indian Ocean.

Last week in a report to the governments of Malaysia and Australia they said: "There is no mention on why they are so sure the Inmarsat data is highly accurate and reliable."


Inmarsat's interpretation of the data has been verified by the international investigation team, which includes Malaysia's Department for Civil Aviation, the US National Transport Safety Board, Britain's Air Accidents Investigations Branch, and China's Aircraft Accident Investigation Department.

Analysts said it would take time to draw any conclusions from the new technical data.

Shukor Yusof, an aviation analyst with Malaysia-based Endau Analytics, said the satellite data was "highly technical" and required an expert to decode.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/27/mh370-malaysia-airlines-missing-plane-satellite-data-released

http://www.dca.gov.my/mainpage/MH370%20Data%20Communication%20Logs.pdf

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« Reply #474 on: May 27, 2014, 02:08:52 PM »

To satisfy the doubts of families of passengers and crew on board the missing plane as well as professional sceptics outside of Inmarsat  ...  why did CNN host Richard Quest not question Inmarsat's vice president of satellite operations Mark Dickinson as to why ALL raw satellite and related data was not released to allow independent expert analysis?

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MH370: Is Inmarsat right?
by Richard Quest
Tue May 27, 2014


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The families have been seeking the release of this raw data for weeks.

The satellite company has extracted the crucial lines from the logs and has published it with an explanation and analysis. They have not published the raw computer pages which is likely to raise questions about why not.

Inmarsat says nothing important has been left out, but that the raw data would not have been understandable on its own. The goal of publication is transparency, not verification.

"What this provides is some transparency on what actual data came back and forwards between the plane and the ground station... How that data has subsequently been used so it allows people to see what technique. I'm hoping a great deal of transparency in terms of the analysis by Inmarsat," says Dickinson.

So, will the publication quell the critics? Probably not. They want every last digit and bit of data so they can re-create the work, something that is impossible without detailed knowledge of the plane's modem, the satellite's own movement and the performance capabilities of the 777 aircraft.

Having covered this story from the moment the plane was lost, I know only too well that the everything hinges on Inmarsat's data.

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/27/world/asia/mh370-is-inmarsat-right-quest-analysis/

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2014/05/world/mh370-inmarsat-data/
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« Reply #475 on: May 27, 2014, 03:34:47 PM »

Data Suggest Missing Plane Used Up Fuel and Crashed in Indian Ocean
MAY 27, 2014


Tim Farrar, a satellite communications consultant based in Menlo Park, Calif., said that the raw data appeared to support calculations by Inmarsat and by governments involved in the search that the missing plane, a Boeing 777-200, had crashed into the eastern Indian Ocean. These calculations have been that the lost plane turned south after it did a U-turn over the Gulf of Thailand, flew west across Peninsular Malaysia and then disappeared from radar just north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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Conspiracy theorists have suggested that the plane flew west-southwest, perhaps to Diego Garcia, a British atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean where the United States maintains a large military base. Mr. Farrar said that the raw data disproved that.

“That’s clearly not consistent with these arcs,” he said.


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« Reply #476 on: May 27, 2014, 03:46:01 PM »

When the statement from a spokesperson for some of the families is considered ... it appears cautious optimism is where it is at in regards to the released data.

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Malaysia releases Flight 370 raw satellite data
May 27, 2014


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The plane carried 227 passengers and a crew of 12. Some of the families of the passengers, two-thirds of them Chinese, had demanded that the data be made public so that independent experts can verify it.

In a posting on its Facebook page, a group representing some of the families said: "Finally, after almost three months, the Inmarsat raw data is released to the public. Hope this is the original raw data and can be used to potentially 'think out of the box' to get an alternative positive outcome."

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2014/05/26/mh370-data-to-be-released/9603371/
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« Reply #477 on: May 27, 2014, 05:03:04 PM »

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Satellite data released after long wait
By Jethro Mullen and Saima Mohsin, CNN
Tue May 27, 2014


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- Data from communications between satellites and missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was released Tuesday, more than two months after relatives of passengers say they requested that it be made public.

But criticism quickly emerged suggesting that the information provided lacks important elements that would help outside experts put the official version of events to the test.

Malaysian authorities published a 47-page document containing hundreds of lines of communication logs between the jetliner and the British company Inmarsat's satellite system.

The information provided isn't the whole picture but is "intended to provide a readable summary of the data communication logs," the notes at the beginning of the document say.

In the weeks following the plane's March 8 disappearance, a team of international experts used the satellite data and other information, including radar data and engine performance calculations, to conclude that the aircraft ended up in a remote area of the southern Indian Ocean.

Some passengers' families, unsatisfied by the official explanation of the plane's fate, say they want an independent analysis of the complex information, a process that could take some time.

Michael Exner, one of the most vocal experts among those calling for the release of the data, said a very preliminary review suggested that there were gaps in the notes explaining the data.

The explanatory notes at the start of the document "answer a few of the questions we have had, but leave many questions unanswered," he told CNN.

CNN Safety Analyst David Soucie said certain key elements, which would allow independent experts to fully test the official conclusion, are missing from the data in the document.

"There's not enough information to say whether they made an error," he said. "I think we're still going to be looking for more."

Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce acknowledged Tuesday that the company didn't release the model to which it applied the data to estimate the plane's path -- and said the decision on whether to release the model lies with the Malaysian government, which is leading the search.

"We'd be perfectly happy to put that model out," Pearce told CNN's "New Day."


But Pearce also told CNN that the released data is enough -- along with engine and radar data -- for experienced third parties to plug into their own models and reach their own conclusions.

Sarah Bajc, whose partner, Philip Wood, was on the missing jet, said she was "annoyed" that Inmarsat and Malaysian authorities hadn't released everything they used to reach their conclusions.

"I see no reason for them to have massaged this before giving it to us," she said
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Satellite data released after long wait
By Jethro Mullen and Saima Mohsin, CNN
Tue May 27, 2014


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Analysts have said the release of the satellite data could help discount some theories about what happened to the jetliner, and potentially fuel new ones.

Relatives of people who were on the passenger jet, scientists studying its disappearance and media covering the search have become increasingly critical about the lack of public information about why the search has focused on the southern Indian Ocean.

"I think far too much has been left to experts who have remained behind the curtain," said K.S. Narendran, whose wife, Chandrika Sharma, was on the flight.

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Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 pings 'may have come from searching ship'
May 29, 2014


A series of pings detected in the southern Indian Ocean and originally believed to have come from missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 are now thought to have been emitted from either the searching ship itself or equipment used to detect the pings, a US Navy official says.

Michael Dean, the US Navy's director of ocean engineering, told CNN that authorities now believed the four acoustic pings at the centre of the search off the West Australian coast did not come from the missing passenger jet's black boxes, but from a "man-made source".

"Our best theory at this point is that (the pings were) likely some sound produced by the ship ... or within the electronics of the Towed Pinger Locator," Mr Dean told CNN on Wednesday.


"Always your fear any time you put electronic equipment in the water is that if any water gets in and grounds or shorts something out, that you could start producing sound."

He said other countries involved in the massive search for the jet, which disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board, had also reached the same conclusion.

When the pings were first detected in early April, retired air chief marshal Angus Houston, the head of the search's Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre (JACC), said experts believed the signals were consistent with those of a flight data recorder.

He said the first two pings - detected on April 5 at 4.45pm and at 9.27pm Perth time - had been analysed by the Australasian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre, based at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, on the NSW south coast.

"The analysis determined that a very stable, distinct and clear signal was detected at 33.331 kilohertz, and that it consistently pulsed at a 1.106-second interval," Mr Houston said at the time.

''They therefore asses that the transmission was not of natural origin, and was likely sourced from specific electronic equipment. They believe the signals to be consistent with the specification and description of a flight data recorder.''

The final two pings were detected on April 8 - at 4.27pm and 10.17pm, Perth time.

But despite an extensive underwater search, no evidence of the plane has been found in the search area in the southern Indian Ocean.

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