Monday, March 24, 2014

Confirmed: MH-370 lost @ sea

Remarkable use of satellite technology, at the end still nothingness, most likely the pilots are culprits (we may never know).

The only good thing that will come out of this is that passengers will be encouraged to send frequent messages indicating where they are. Still if a pilot wants to commit harakiri no technology will stop that.
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Inmarsat, a British satellite telecommunications provider and the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) have concluded that the missing Malaysian Airlines flight went down in the southern Indian Ocean near Perth "with no possible landing sites".

Almost 16 days after MH 370 disappeared, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Monday that the London based satellite company Inmarsat had tracked the final trajectory of the airline and "it is with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean".

The prime minister said that Inmarsat had used the most advanced technology available to confirm that the airline had been in the air almost eight hours after it was believed that it had crashed.

Inmarsat had earlier announced that the ill-fated aircraft sent out "keep-alive messages" establishing that the plane's communications system were still switched on — hours after civilian radars lost contact with it.

Inmarsat said the missing plane was equipped with one of its signalling systems which actually sent out a barrage of messages much after it was lost to the world.

Razak said Inmarsat used a "type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort".

Inmarsat's calculations concluded that the airline flew along the southern corridor and its last position was in middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.

It is believed that the British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have also been briefed about the latest finding.

Malaysian Airlines says it now has to assume "beyond any reasonable doubt" that missing flight has been lost and there are no survivors.


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