Friday, March 28, 2014
DAY 21 MH370 - MISSING PLANE - NEW SEARCH SITE MOVED 684 MILES FROM THE OLD SITE
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 6:52AM FRI MAR 28,2014
WE WILL SEE IF THEY FIND MH370-777-200 IN THE NEAR FUTURE.SARAH BAJC IS STILL TALKING OUT ABOUT HOW THE SITUATION WITH THE PLANE IS BEING HANDELLED BY MALAYSIA.AND SHE STILL HAS HOPE PHILIP HER BOY FRIEND AND ALL THE OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE PLANE WILL BE SAVED YET.AND THEY MIGHT HAVE SPOTTED DEBRIS ITEMS ALREADY AT THE NEW SITE.10 PLANES AND 6 SHIPS ARE HEADED TO THE NEW AREA.THE DEBRIS FROM THE OLD SITE COULD STILL BE PART OF THE PLANE.AND ALSO THE MAIN FOCUS IN THE INVESTIGATION IS ON THE PILOT AND CO-PILOT.
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 10:30AM FRI MAR 28,2014
THE 154 CHINESE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE POSSIBLE LOST CITIZENS IN MH 370-777-200 WALKED OUT OF THE BRIEFING ROOM.THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THE MALAYSIAN INVESTIGATION CREW ANY MORE.THEY BELIVE THEY ARE HIDING THE TRUTH FROM THEM.
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 SITUATION AT 11:35AM FRI MAR 28,2014
I JUST HEARD THERE WAS A PROPHECY FROM A PREACHER THAT SAYS WHEN PLANES START FALLING FROM THE SKY.THIS WILL BE A SIGN OF A ISRAEL-IRAN WAR.OVIOUSLY ISRAEL WILL GO AFTER IRANS NUCLEAR SITES.GO ISRAEL. BECAUSE I ALSO THINK THIS MH370-777-200 WAS TAKEN DOWN BY IRANIAN HIJACKERS AND KIDNAPPERS ALSO.
FAMILY MEMBERS ASK WHY WILL USE NOT BE HONEST ABOUT OUR KIDNAPPED OR MISSING FAMILY MEMBERS LIVES.
Family Members cry out in anger for Answers to Questions-Theguardian.com
Family Member March for truth-The Independent
Family members speak to not end the Indian Ocean look.And also look for a Kidnapping of the Family members also.-iol.co.za
Family members Pray for their Family members to be saved from the Kidnappers or from the Indian Ocean-emerates247.com
Family members want to Hug and hold and love their Kidnapped or Missing Family Members.-article.wn.com
Relatives demand Malaysia retract conclusion that MH370 'ended in Indian Ocean'-UPDATED : Thursday, 27 March, 2014, 1:28pm-Li Jing and Mandy Zuo-South China Morning Post
With no wreckage found, several relatives of mainland passengers aboard missing flight MH370 demanded yesterday for Malaysian officials to retract their statement that the plane had "ended in the southern Indian Ocean", as tension between the families and authorities escalated.At a meeting with Malaysian official delegates at Beijing's Metropark Lido Hotel, about 200 angry relatives questioned Kuala Lumpur's conclusion that the plane had crashed in the Indian Ocean, leaving no survivors.The delegation - which included Iskandar Sarudin, Malaysia's ambassador to China, along with an airline representative, an air marshal and air vice-marshal - explained the government's conclusions, but offered no additional information. The representatives refused to answer family members' technical questions and instead said they would take those queries and concerns - including their demand for a retraction - to investigators in Kuala Lumpur.Is there any possibility that the British organisation made a wrong conclusion?
One female family member told the Malaysian representatives that the plane's path depicted on British investigators' charts appeared not to match Malaysian military radar.She also expressed doubts about the accuracy of calculations made by British satellite company Inmarsat, which, using a new method, estimated the plane's location. No debris has been found."Is there any possibility that the British organisation made a wrong conclusion as they are using the calculation method for the first time?" she asked.Another relative said he blamed Malaysia's military for failing to communicate with the plane when it appeared on military radar. "If you ever made an inquiry to the pilot, all of us would not need to be here now," he said.A Royal Malaysian Air Force lieutenant general whose name was not announced explained that the radar operator identified the craft as a friendly "blip", but added that the incident was under investigation.Many relatives have pleaded with Malaysian officials to intensify their search efforts. The delegation said the search had been beefed up southwest of Perth, Australia. "We still have not ruled out hijacking. We have not ruled out any scenario," the ambassador, said.Family members also said they were furious that volunteer counsellors initially sent by Malaysia Airlines had not visited the hotel since Monday. Airline CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya had said 700 volunteers would offer support and counselling to relatives around the clock.An airline representative said Beijing had advised Malaysian volunteers to stay away from the hotel for their safety."This was because the situation was out of control after the announcement was made on Monday night," he said.Some mainland family members in Kuala Lumpur were trying to persuade other relatives in Beijing to fly to the Malaysian capital to press for answers on the missing plane."The Malaysian government is afraid of organised, influential protests by us because the media from across the world is here," said Li Peng, a relative from China who flew to Kuala Lumpur. About a dozen mainland relatives flew there after the plane disappeared on March 8.In Hong Kong, more than 100 people - some who knew passengers on the missing flight - have sought help from a local counselling charity.Post Crisis Counselling Network executive director Timothy To Wing-ching said a hotline would serve employees at three multinational firms. Staff there knew some passengers.In addition, four crisis counsellors are scheduled to answer calls from the public from 10am to 6pm until April 30. The number is 5181 5501.Additional reporting by Danny Mok
Friday, March 28, 05:45 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - Press Briefing by Hishammuddin Hussein, Minister of Defence and Acting Minister of Transport
Introductory statement-Malaysian airlines Investigation team-Mar 28,14
Today, the search for MH370 has been further refined. The international investigation team continue working to narrow the search area, and shed further light on MH370’s flight path.We are, as always, grateful for the continuing co-operation of our partners in this difficult and intensive search.
Whilst search operations are on-going, we continue to focus our efforts on caring for the families. In Cabinet this morning, we discussed the importance of continuing to support the relatives of the passengers and crew.
1. Refined search area
On Monday, the Prime Minister announced that based on new data analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB had concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.On Tuesday, I confirmed that further study of this data would be undertaken to attempt to determine the final position of the aircraft. The Malaysian investigation team set up an international working group, comprising agencies with expertise in satellite communications and aircraft performance, to take this work forward.The international working group included representatives from the UK, namely Inmarsat, AAIB, and Rolls Royce; from China, namely the CAAC and AAID; from the US, namely the NTSB, FAA, and Boeing; as well as the relevant Malaysian authorities.The group has been working to refine the Inmarsat data, and to analyse it – together with other information, including radar data and aircraft performance assumptions – to narrow the search area.Information which had already been examined by the investigation was re-examined in light of new evidence drawn from the Inmarsat data analysis.
In addition, international partners – who continue to process data in their home countries, as well as in the international working group – have further refined existing data. They have also come up with new technical information, for example on aircraft performance.Yesterday, this process yielded new results, which indicated that MH370 flew at a higher speed than previously thought, which in turn means it used more fuel and could not travel as far. This information was passed to RCC Australia by the NTSB, to help further refine and narrow the search area.The Australian authorities have indicated that they have shifted the search area approximately 1,100 kilometres to the north east. Because of ocean drift, this new search area could still be consistent with the potential objects identified by various satellite images over the past week.This work is on-going, and we can expect further refinements. As the Australian authorities indicated this morning, this is standard practice in a search operation. It is a process of continually refining data which in turn further narrows the search area. With each step, we get closer to understanding MH370’s flight path.Searches must be conducted on the best information available at the time. In the search for MH370, we have consistently followed the evidence, and acted on credible leads. Our search and rescue efforts have been directed by verified and corroborated information. This latest refinement of the search area is no different.
2. Satellite images
Last night, Japanese authorities announced they had satellite images which showed a number of floating objects approximately 2,500 kilometres southwest of Perth. Early this morning we received separate satellite imagery from the Thai authorities which also showed potential objects.These new satellite images join those released by Australia, China, France, and Malaysia, all of which are with RCC Australia. The range of potential objects, and the difficulty in re-identifying them shows just how complex this investigation is. We remain grateful to all our partners for continuing to assist in the search operations.
3. Concluding remarks
The new search area, approximately 1,680 kilometres west of Perth, remains in the Australian area of responsibility.Australia continues to lead the search efforts in this new area, and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority gave a comprehensive operational update earlier today. As more information emerges, they will be issuing frequent operational updates, including on assets deployed.I would like to echo their statements that the new search area, although more focused than before, remains considerable; and that the search conditions, although easier than before, remain challenging.For the families of those on board, we pray that further processing of data, and further progress in the search itself, brings us closer to finding MH370.
Gaffe: The ad pictured here was spotted on a screen at Euston Station-http://www.mirror.co.uk/
-Why on Earth Would British Airlines have an add like This after this terrible Missing Plane MH370
Search for lost Malaysian jet shifts significantly after new lead
By Jane Wardell and Michael Martina 4 hours ago-MAR 28,14-YAHOONEWS
SYDNEY/PERTH (Reuters) - An international air and sea taskforce hunting for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was re-directed on Friday to an area 1,100 km (685 miles) north of where they have been searching for more than a week, after Australian authorities received new radar information from Malaysia.The dramatic shift in the search area, moving it further than the distance between London and Berlin, followed analysis of radar data that showed the missing plane had travelled faster, and so would have run out of fuel quicker, than previously thought.The new search area is larger, but closer to the Australian west coast city of Perth, allowing aircraft to spend longer on site by shortening travel times. It is also vastly more favorable in terms of the weather as it is out of the deep sea region known as the Roaring 40s for its huge seas and frequent storm-force winds."I'm not sure that we'll get perfect weather out there, but it's likely to be better more often than what we've seen in the past," John Young, general manager of the emergency response division of Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), told reporters, adding the previous search site was being abandoned."We have moved on from those search areas to the newest credible lead," he said.For more than a week, ships and surveillance planes have been scouring seas 2,500 km (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth, where satellite images had suggested there could be debris from Flight MH370, which went missing on March 8 with 239 people aboard.Ten aircraft searching on Friday were immediately re-directed to the new area of 319,000 sq km (123,000 sq miles), roughly the size of Poland, around 1,850 km (1,150 miles) west of Perth. The Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation was also redirecting satellites there, AMSA said.A flotilla of Australian and Chinese ships would take longer to shift north, however, with the Australian naval ship the HMAS Success not due to arrive until Saturday morning.The shift was based on analysis of radar data between the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said.At that time, the Boeing 777 was making a radical diversion west from its course from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.ATSB Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan said radar and satellite polling data had been combined with information about the likely performance of the aircraft, speed and fuel consumption in particular, to arrive at the best assessment of the area in which the aircraft was likely to have entered the water.An international investigative team continued to analyze the data, Dolan said, which "could result in further refinement of the potential flight path of MH370".
The latest twist underscores the perplexing and frustrating hunt for evidence in the near three-week search. It comes less than a day after the latest reports of sightings of possible wreckage, captured by Thai and Japanese satellites in roughly the same frigid expanse of sea as earlier images reported by France, Australia and China.Satellite images had shown suspected debris, including pieces as large as 24 meters (70 ft), within the original search area in the southern Indian Ocean.Potential debris has also been seen from search aircraft, but none has been picked up or confirmed as the wreckage of Flight MH370, which disappeared from civilian radar screens less than an hour after taking off.Officials believe someone on board may have shut off the plane's communications systems before flying it thousands of miles off course, where it crashed into the ocean in one of the most isolated and forbidding regions on the planet.Theories range from a hijacking to sabotage or a possible suicide by one of the pilots, but investigators have not ruled out technical problems. David Brewster, a visiting fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, said it was surprising that the new data analysis was just coming to light."The Malaysians have never really had to handle a search and rescue operation of this nature before so it is maybe complicated by lack of experience," Brewster said."There is no doubt they haven't got their systems working smoothly in terms of sharing within Malaysian organizations or with neighboring countries."
The U.S. Navy said on Friday it was sending a second P8-Poseidon, its most advanced maritime surveillance aircraft, to help in the search."It's critical to continue searching for debris so we can reverse-forecast the wind, current and sea state since March 8 to recreate the position where MH370 possibly went into the water," said Commander Tom Moneymaker, a U.S. 7th Fleet oceanographer.The United States has also sent a device that can be towed behind a ship to pick up faint pings from the plane's black box voice and data recorders, but time is running out."We've got to get this initial position right prior to deploying the Towed Pinger Locator since the MH370's black box has a limited battery life and we can't afford to lose time searching in the wrong area," Moneymaker said.The prolonged and so far fruitless search and investigation have taken a toll, with dozens of distraught relatives of 150 Chinese passengers clashing with police and accusing Malaysia of "delays and deception".Chinese insurance companies have started paying compensation to the families of passengers, some of the firms and state media said.(Additional reporting by Suilee Wee in Beijing, Niluksi Koswanage in Kuala Lumpur, Stanley White in Tokyo, Amy Sawitta Lefevre in Bangkok and Lincoln Feast in Sydney; Editing by Dean Yates and Alex Richardson)
NEW SEARCH AREA CLOSER TO AUSTRAILIA BY 684 MILES
The updated advice was provided by the international investigation team in Malaysia with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) determining “that this is the most credible lead to where debris may be located”.The new search area is approximately 200,000 square miles and around 1,150 miles west of Perth.
“ATSB advises the potential flight path may be the subject of further refinement as the international investigative team supporting the search continues their analysis,” AMSA said, adding that Australia was repositioning its satellites to the new area.
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