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    BBC News Malaysia plane search: China checks new 'debris' image

    Malaysia plane search: China checks new
    'debris' image







    Hishammuddin Hussein was handed the information during his daily briefing




    China is investigating a new satellite image of debris in the southern Indian Ocean, potentially from missing flight MH370, Malaysian official

    Malaysia's acting transport minister read out the news as he was handed it during his daily briefing.
    The new image is from 18 March, two days after initial satellite pictures of possible debris, and shows an object 22m by 13m, 120km from the first site.
    Flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March carrying 239 people.
    Malaysian officials suspect the plane, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, was deliberately taken off course.

    Angry relatives

    Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein broke off the question-and-answer segment of his briefing in Kuala Lumpur to say: "The news that I just received is that the Chinese ambassador received satellite image of floating objects in the southern corridor and they will be sending ships to verify."

    He added: "Beijing is expected to make an announcement in a few hours."



    Latest image taken by China's Gaofen-1 satellite




    Australian authorities said one of the objects on the first satellite images was 24m in size


    The first satellite images were taken on 16 March and assessed by experts

    China is one of 26 nations involved in the search for flight MH370. Most of those on board the plane were Chinese nationals.
    Planes and vessels are already searching the southern Indian Ocean following earlier satellite images this week that detected possible debris 2,500 km (1,550 miles) south-west of Perth in Australia.
    The Xinhua state news agency said the latest satellite image was taken at about 04:00 GMT on 18 March and showed objects about 120km "south by west" from the first site.
    The image was taken by the Gaofen-1 high-resolution optical Earth observation satellite of China's National Space Administration.
    However the floating object the new image apparently shows [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] effort, the Australian agency leading the search in the southern Indian Ocean said.
    After operations ended for the day, Australia's Maritime Safety Authority (Amsa) said an aircraft had reported sighting a number of small objects with the naked eye within a radius of five kilometres, including a wooden pallet.
    It also announced that HMAS Success, which is large enough to recover any debris if needed, had arrived in the search area.
    Six planes were dispatched on Saturday to search an area roughly the size of Denmark. Additional vessels supplied by China, Japan and the United Kingdom are due to join them in the search.


    The note handed to Mr Hussein. The size of the "debris" was later corrected


    Relatives in Beijing continued to show their frustration, during a briefing on Saturday


    Two Chinese Ilyushin IL-76s have arrived at RAAF Pearce in Perth to join the search

    At his briefing, Acting Transport Minister Hussein also said investigations of the plane's cargo manifest did "not show any link to anything that may have contribution to the plane's disappearance".
    He also referred to the angry scenes as Malaysian officials briefed Chinese relatives in Beijing.
    "Government of Malaysia, tell us the truth! Give us back our loved ones!" relatives shouted at the Lido Hotel.
    Mr Hussein admitted the briefing had been "tense" and an investigation was under way to try to improve the situation.

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    Mr Hussein's briefing also touched on a reported transcript of communications between the pilots of the plane that was carried in Britain's [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].



    The Telegraph's transcript showed routine communications, ending with the fateful final words of co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid: "All right, good night."
    Experts say only two elements appeared of any note, although they stressed it was important not to read too much into them. One was that the final message at 01:07 about the plane's altitude - at 35,000ft - was an unnecessary repeat of a message six minutes earlier.
    The other was that the loss of communication with the plane occurred at the handover point of Malaysian to Vietnamese air control.
    At the press briefing, Mr Hussein said the transcript "does not indicate anything abnormal".
    Another Malaysian official at the briefing said the transcript was "not accurate", without specifying what was wrong with the document.
    Earlier, Australian Deputy PM Warren Truss vowed the search would continue until "further searching would be futile - and that day is not in sight".
    The search has been in two distinct corridors - one stretching to the north-west of the last known location in the Malacca Straits and one to the south-west. This was based on a data "ping" apparently sent to a satellite from the missing plane.
    However, on Saturday, Mr Hussein said that China, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and several other nations had informed Malaysia that analysis of their radar records had revealed no evidence of flight MH370 crossing their airspace.




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    I can't believe that two weeks in we are still as clueless as on day 1.
    Everyday the news conference is a sad case of deja vu revealing fuck all.

    That pratt and his clonies remind me of Baghdad Bob



    It's an unprecedented situation ! the (unt says this on every news conference !

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    Default Re: Malaysia plane search: China checks new 'debris' image

    plane had crashed into ocean

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    Default Re: Malaysia plane search: China checks new 'debris' image

    Malaysia's prime minister has announced that missing flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

    Najib Razak said this was the conclusion of fresh analysis of satellite data tracking the flight.
    Malaysia Airlines had told the families of the 239 people on board, he said.

    The BBC has seen a text message sent to families by the airline saying it had to be assumed "beyond reasonable doubt" that the plane was lost and there were no survivors.

    There were 227 passengers on flight MH370, many of them Chinese.

    Relatives of those on board who watched the announcement at a Beijing hotel wept with grief, and some were taken away on stretchers by medical teams, news agencies reported.


    Passengers' relatives in China took in the news with a mixture of deep anguish and some anger

    Flight MH370 disappeared after taking off on 8 March from Kuala Lumpur.

    A big international search operation has been taking place in the southern Indian Ocean, along the southern arc or corridor of the plane's possible route, more than 1,500 miles (2,500km) off the south-west coast of Australia.

    In the past day, both Australian and Chinese air force crews have reported spotting debris.
    The unidentified objects have been seen in separate parts of the vast search area, in some of the world's most treacherous and remote waters.

    The revelation by Prime Minister Najib Razak came at a late-night news conference in Kuala Lumpur.



    Footage from an Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft shows a smoke marker where an object was spotted

    It was based on new analysis by British satellite firm Inmarsat, which provided satellite data, and the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

    The firms "have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth," Mr Razak said.

    It is with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean ” - Najib Razak Malaysian Prime Minister "This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean."

    Mr Razak appealed to the media to respect the privacy of the families of the passengers and crew, saying the wait for information had been heartbreaking and this latest news harder still.

    The text message sent to families by Malaysia Airlines announcing the loss of the plane said: "Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived... we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean."

    Selamat Omar, the father of a 29-year-old aviation engineer who was on the flight, said some family members of other passengers broke down in tears at the news.

    "We accept the news of the tragedy. It is fate,'' Selamat told Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur.
    Fresh analysis methods

    Inmarsat had already revealed that it did indeed receive signals - automated "pings" - from the plane over its satellite network after the aircraft ceased radio and radar contact.

    Sources [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] that flight MH370 continued to ping for at least five hours after the aircraft left Malaysian airspace - which indicated the plane was intact and powered.

    And initial analysis showed the location of the final "ping" was probably along one of two vast arcs running north and south.


    Monday was the fifth day of operations to search remote areas of the southern Indian Ocean

    On Monday, the Malaysian prime minister said Inmarsat had been able to shed further light on the plane's flight path by performing further calculations on the MH370 data "using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort".

    According to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] which was why it took time.

    The company told the BBC the new calculation involved crunching far more data and that engineers spent all weekend looking back at previous Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flights.

    They compared the satellite data from those flights with flight MH370 and were able to work out that it went south.

    As far as the engineers could tell, the plane was flying at a cruising height above 30,000ft, but its final position could not be pinpointed more clearly, says BBC Transport correspondent Richard Westcott.

    Inmarsat gave the AAIB the new data on Sunday, it said, which had to be checked before it could be made public.



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    Default Re: Malaysia plane search: China checks new 'debris' image

    The BBC has seen a text message sent to families by the airline saying it had to be assumed "beyond reasonable doubt" that the plane was lost and there were no survivors.


    Blimey......you'd think they would at least make a call. O_o

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    Default Re: Malaysia plane search: China checks new 'debris' image

    Quote Originally Posted by flumperino View Post
    The BBC has seen a text message sent to families by the airline saying it had to be assumed "beyond reasonable doubt" that the plane was lost and there were no survivors.


    Blimey......you'd think they would at least make a call. O_o
    No concrete proof ... just most likely....

    Not saying I buy into (all) conspiracy theories ( or even this one ) but DIEGO GARCIA is in the Indian ocean... It is the largest and most secretive U.S Military installation outside the U.S itself.... and it is in British Territory..
    British "Land Grabbed" territory that is !!!!


    For me too much doesn't make sense about the entire disappearance here !!!! No sense at all ! Although it most likely is the debris they have found, so much will likely go unanswered for a very long time.... well until America make a film about it next year!!!! ;-)

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