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From today's edition of The Washington Post:
Contradictory statements from Malaysia over missing airliner perplex, infuriateThe media shouldn’t issue unconfirmed reports about the missing airliner, Malaysia’s civil aviation chief complained this week, as it only raised people’s hopes and hampered the investigation.
And then Azharuddin Abdul Rahman proceeded to issue the latest in a series of contradictory statements on the missing plane – statements from the Malaysians that have added to the confusion, infuriated passengers’ relatives and frustrated nearby governments.
IMO, the continuing stream of contradictory statements from Malaysia--ranging from the plane's having been tracked to the Malacca Strait to people having checked their luggage but failed to board--has not been helpful to the investigation. To the extent that searchers have changed their focus on account of these reports, the Malaysian information has undermined the search. Malaysia needs to refrain from engaging in speculation. Moreover, given Malaysia's conduct to date, once the plane is found, it would probably be better if international aviation authorities not Malaysia took the lead on the investigation that would follow.
My guess is that all countries will begin checking the database for stolen passports after this disaster.
Parts of the downed Whisperliner were reused, included the Galley Ovens on new Lockheed L1011's.
Substantiated in this case is Airline personel including Flight personel and passengers.
But hey, maybe they put their heads together and planned out a series of reports that involved different aircraft over several years, so that some internet poster in 2014 could call their bluff and qualify it all as a "fairy tail".
Last edited by Fenton; 03-12-14 at 08:54 AM.
...and now there's an explosion at a NY building. Hmmmm....
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Not if it has nothing to do with why the plane disappeared. I highly doubt that countries would want to add even more time wasting at airports, especially when they are already under pressure to ease the present draconian aspects of checks.My guess is that all countries will begin checking the database for stolen passports after this disaster.
Looks like they May have located crash site.
More consistently, it's just Southeast of last reported position and where there were some reports of sightings.
China has satellite data of course.
And they look at it often. They are in alot of maritime territorial disputes with neighbors.
CNN quotes Chinese as saying objects were about the right size for wreckage and cited dimensions in Meters.
Images reportedly captured Sunday morning.
Chinese satellite images increase speculation on plane - ITV News
New Chinese Satellite Pictures May Show Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | TheBlaze.com
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Last edited by mbig; 03-12-14 at 04:39 PM.
I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.