Tuesday, March 21, 2017

905 CORRECTED - MH370 search called off, but debris found (2017)

*MH370 search called off, but debris found (2017)*

Newsletter published on 1 February 2017

This newsletter is at http://mailstar.net/bulletins/170201-b2910-MH370.rtf

My webpage MH370 was Hijacked is at http://mailstar.net/MH370.html

*(1) Wikipedia "Unofficial" MH370 webpage takes Cass Sunstein's debunker
line *

*(2) Rolls Royce goes quiet over Engine Health Management (EHM) system *

*(3) WSJ report says MH370 sent data via satellite for 5 hours after
last confirmed location *

*(4) WSJ update, a few hours later *

*(5) Dow Jones version of WSJ report *

*(6) New Scientist says Rolls Royce received two data reports from
MH370; it keeps real-time tabs on its engines *

*(7) The Guardian: US officials say plane sent signals 'hours' after
losing contact*

*(8) Malaysia Airlines subscribed to engine health monitoring that
enabled MH370 to send data to Rolls Royce*

*(9) Rolls Royce website says its Engine Health Management (EHM) tracks
the health of thousands of engines using onboard sensors and live
satellite feeds *

*(10) Rolls Royce pdf shows engine sensors *

*(11) Image of Rolls Royce engine sensors*

*(12) Co-pilot tried to make a call from his Mobile Phone*

*(13) Amateur investigator Blaine Gibson found pieces of MH370 around
Madagascar; gives credence to Maldives/ Diego Garcia theory*

*(14) Murdock's Australian interviewed Maldives witnesses; Gov't
investigators ignored them*

*(15) Government wasted $200 million of OUR money, but neglected to
pursue other leads costing $10,000*

**

*(1) Wikipedia "Unofficial" MH370 webpage takes Cass Sunstein's debunker
line*


**

by Peter Myers, February 1, 2017

MH370 kept flying for 5 hours after its last known location, proving
that mechanical failure was not the problem.

The Transponder and ACARS were turned off, proving conspiracy of some
kind. Either by one of the pilots, or by an intelligence agency taking
control of the plane and flying it remotely like a drone.

After its diversion, and without radar protection, the plane first flew
high, to avoid collision with other planes, then flew low to avoid
radar, as it doubled back and flew west over Malaysia. It successfully
dodged mountains, suggesting computer control.

The co-pilot attempted to make a distress call from his mobile phone, as
the plane neared the Penang mobile system towers at low altitude.

If it had crashed at sea, there would have been a huge debris field.
Given the worldwide interest, that would have been spotted. It wasn't -
so the plane landed somewhere; Diego Garcia is the most likely location.
There were no secheduled flights from Diego Garcia airport on March
8-10, 2014; flights resumed on March 11.

The only credible motive concerns Freescale semiconductor technology -
either cargo on its way to China, or the 20 employees en route from
Malaysia to China. Details of the cargo in the hold have not been released.

The intelligence agency behind the hijack (CIA or Mossad) could have
disposed of the plane later, after it faded from media interest.

Wikipedia has two webpages on MH370, one presenting the official theory,
and one presenting unofficial orconspiracy theories; the two link to
each other. The official one is
athttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370.

In the past, the unofficial one, being edited by many people, at times
presented incriminating information. However, it no longer does so; it's
now written by the same people as the official one. The difference is
that, whereas the official one ignores conspiracy theories, the
unofficial one seeks to debunk them.

The current Wikipedia webpages, official and unofficial, make no mention
of the comments of *Emirates CEO Tim Clark*, who said he believed MH370
was hijacked, and that Government agencies were covering up. Emirates
flies more 777s than any other airline.

When I checked it on January 28, 2017, I found that the unofficial
webpage not only omitted the mostincriminating evidence, but favorably
quoted Cass Sunstein, a leading, government-appointed, debunker of9/11
and other conspiracy theories. It even included a photo of him. This is
what it said:

'Harvard professor Cass Sunstein noted that the conflicting information
initially released by theMalaysian government explains the interest in
alternative theories. Sunstein, who has written on the topic,argued in
an interview with the Wall Street Journal on 20 March 2014 that
conspiracy theories in generaloften are borne out of horrific and
disastrous situations, because such events make people angry, fearful
andlooking for a
"target".'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370_unofficial_disappearance_theories

Cass Sunstein, when at Harvard University, authored a paper recommending
"Cognitive infiltration" of Dissident groups by Government agents:

Conspiracy Theories, by Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, both of
Harvard Law School, January 15, 2008:
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1084585

Sunstein was later appointed by Obama to take on this role.

In reply, David Ray Griffin wrote a book Cognitive Infiltration: An
Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory:
http://www.amazon.com/Cognitive-Infiltration-Appointees-Undermine-Conspiracy/dp/1566568218.

To counter government disinformation, I collected the best articles and
assembled them innewsletters which you can download as Microsoft Word
files. I composed them in Word 95 (Word 6), but Inow use Word 98 (97). I
do not have any macros on my old Mac, which runs the officially extinct
OS 9. I preferWord 95 & Word 98 because of their simplicity and lack of
clutter. These files will open in later versions ofWord.

1: Maldives sightings: http://mailstar.net/bulletins/140319-b2362-MH370.rtf

2: Mahathir alleges remote hijacking by CIA; Yoichi Shimatsu presents a
detailed case:http://mailstar.net/bulletins/140521-b2388-MH370.rtf

3: Internet contributors assemble evidence of Hijacking to Diego Garcia,
despite officialobfuscation:
http://mailstar.net/bulletins/140727-b2420-MH370.rtf

4. MH370 one year on: Emirates head Tim Clark says MH370 was hijacked,
warns "others wouldlike to bury" the truth:
http://mailstar.net/bulletins/150315-b2427-MH370.rtf

5. MH370 search called off, but debris found (2017):
http://mailstar.net/bulletins/170201-b2910-MH370.rtf

*(2) Rolls Royce goes quiet over Engine Health Management (EHM) system*

**

With regard to reports that MH370 sent signals to Rolls Royce for 5 +
hours after the initial disappearance:

The reports from the Wall St Journal are supplied below.

The WSJ later corrected its report to state that *the signals were sent
from a satellite-communication link, not from the Rolls-Royce engines.
And that they were sent to Boeing, not to Rolls Royce.*

*Aviator, however, wrote "Rolls Royce made the initial announcement
*that the engines were communicating ... From my perspective as an
*Aviator* *Rolls Royce knows exactly where this Flight landed but are
saying nothing!" *http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t1044524/

*(3) WSJ report says MH370 sent data via satellite for 5 hours after
last confirmed location*


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http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304914904579434653903086282

The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Malaysia Airlines *Plane Flew On for
Hours*

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Investigators Believe *Plane Flew On for Total of Up to Five Hours*

By Andy Pasztor and Jon Ostrower

Updated March 13, 2014 3:08 p.m. ET

U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 s*tayed in
the air for up to four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed
location*, according to two people familiar with the details, raising
the possibility that the plane could have flown on for hundreds of
additional miles under conditions that remain murky.

The investigators believe the plane flew for a *total of up to five
hours*, according to these people, based on analysis of *signals sent by
the Boeing 777's satellite-communication link designed to automatically
transmit the status of certain onboard systems* to the ground.
Throughout the roughly four hours after the jet dropped from civilian
radar screens, these people said, the link operated in a kind of standby
mode and *sought to establish contact with a satellite* or satellites.
These transmissions did not include data, they said, but the periodic
contacts indicate to investigators that the plane was *still intact and
believed to be flying*.

*(4) WSJ update, a few hours later*

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304185104579437573396580350

Satellite Data Reveal Route of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

*Jetliner 'Pinged' Satellites With Location, Altitude *for Hours After
Disappearance

WSJ's Andy Pasztor has been reporting on Flight MH370 since it
disappeared. Here he explains how a plane can still transmit "pings"
that allow investigators to track it even after its main tracking
systems — or transponders — are shut off.

By Jon Ostrower, Andy Pasztor and Julian E. Barnes

Updated March 14, 2014 5:57 a.m. ET

Malaysia Airlines' missing jet *transmitted its location repeatedly to
satellites over the course of five hours after it disappeared* from
radar, people briefed on the matter said, as searchers zeroed in on new
target areas hundreds of miles west of the plane's original course.

The satellites also received speed and altitude information about the
plane from its intermittent "pings," the people said. The final ping was
sent from over water, at what one of these people called a normal
cruising altitude. They...

*(5) Dow Jones version of WSJ report*

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https://www.dowjones.com/scoops/u-s-investigators-suspect-malaysia-flight-370-airborne-hours-vanishing/

U.S. Investigators Suspect Malaysia *Flight 370 Was Airborne Hours After
Vanishing*

**

Andy Pasztor reported a major new turn in the continuing mystery over
the disappearance of Flight 370, breaking the news that U.S.
investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the
air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed
location. The report, citing sources, raised the possibility that the
plane could have flown on for hundreds of additional miles. In later
reports, the WSJ said the officials’ suspicions were based on an
analysis of signals sent through the plane’s satellite-communication
link, and not engine monitoring systems, as first reported.

U.S. counterterrorism officials are pursuing the possibility that *a
pilot or someone else on board the plane may have diverted it* toward an
undisclosed location after intentionally turning off the jetliner’s
transponders to avoid radar detection.

The story as it appeared on Dow Jones:

March 13, 2014 – 12:23 AM EDT- U.S. Investigators Suspect Malaysia
Flight 370 Was Airborne Hours After Vanishing -Sources

12:24 AM EDT: U.S. Officials Pursue Possibility Plane Diverted to
Undisclosed Location -Sources

12:24 AM EDT: Jet’s Transponders May Have Been Turned off
Intentionally – Sources

12:27 AM EDT: U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

By Andy Pasztor

U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in
the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed
location, according to two people familiar with the details, raising the
possibility that the plane could have flown on for hundreds of
additional miles under conditions that remain murky.

The investigators believe the plane flew for a total of five hours,
according to these people, based on analysis of *signals sent by the
Boeing Co. 777¢s satellite-communication link* designed to automatically
transmit the status of certain onboard systems to the ground. ...

As of Wednesday it remained unclear whether the plane reached an
alternate destination or if it ultimately crashed, potentially hundreds
of miles from where an international search effort has been focused. ...

Corrections & Amplifications

This item was corrected at 5:13 p.m. ET because the *original version
incorrectly said investigators based their suspicions on signals from
monitoring systems embedded in the plane’s Rolls-Royce PLC engines*.

U.S. investigators suspect Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew for up to
four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, based
on an analysis of signals sent through the plane’s
satellite-communication link designed to automatically transmit the
status of some onboard systems, according to people familiar with the
matter.

*(6) New Scientist says Rolls Royce received two data reports from
MH370; it keeps real-time tabs on its engines*


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https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25201-malaysian-plane-sent-out-engine-data-before-vanishing/

New Scientist

11 March 2014

Malaysian plane sent out engine data before vanishing

By Paul Marks

The missing Malaysia Airlines jet *sent at least two bursts of technical
data back to the airline* before it disappeared, New Scientist has
learned. The data may help investigators understand what went wrong with
the aircraft, no trace of which has yet been found.

To aid maintenance, most airlines use the Aircraft Communications
Addressing and Reporting System (*ACARS*), which automatically collates
and *files four technical reports during every flight* so that engineers
can spot problems. These reports are sent via VHF radio or satellite at
take-off, during the climb, at some point while cruising, and on landing.

Malaysia Airlines has not revealed if it has learned anything from ACARS
data, or if it has any. Its eleventh media statement since the plane
disappeared said: “All Malaysia Airlines aircraft are equipped
with… ACARS which transmits data automatically. Nevertheless, there were
no distress calls and no information was relayed.”

This would suggest no concrete data is to hand. But New Scientist
understands that the maker of the missing *Boeing* 777’s Trent 800
engines, *Rolls Royce, received two data reports* from flight MH370 at
its global engine health monitoring centre *in Derby, UK, where it keeps
real-time tabs on its engines in use*. One was broadcast as MH370 took
off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the other during the 777’s
climb out towards Beijing.

As the engine data is filtered from a larger ACARS report covering all
the plane’s critical flight systems and avionics, it could mean the
airline has some useful clues about the condition of the aircraft prior
to its disappearance. The plane does not appear to have been cruising
long enough to issue any more ACARS reports. It *disappeared from radar
at 1.30 AM local time, halfway between Malaysia and Vietnam *over the
Gulf of Thailand.

Under International Civil Aviation Organisation rules, *such reports are
normally kept secret until air investigators need them.* ...

*(7) The Guardian: US officials say plane sent signals 'hours' after
losing contact *


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https://www.theguardian.com/world/blog/2014/mar/13/mh370-no-sign-of-debris-detected-by-chinese-satellite-live-updates

MH370: US officials say *plane sent signals 'hours' after losing contact*

   Matthew Weaver in London and Tom McCarthy in New York

Friday 14 March 2014 09.07 AEDT First published on Thursday 13 March
2014 18.31 AEDT

10.07pm GMT

Summary

  • Malaysia Airlines flight 370*continued to send automatic status
transmissions for hours after the plane lost contact* with ground
control, possibly indicating the plane remained in flight during that
time, unnamed US officials told reporters.

  • The search for the jet, which disappeared carrying 239 passengers
and crew, was set to enter its *seventh day*. The search effort now
comprises dozens of ships and aircraft from 12 nations over an area of
35,800 square miles (92,600 square kilometers).

  • The search intensified in the Indian Ocean, where the United States
said it was deploying additional ships and aircraft.

  • Earlier Thursday, Malaysian officials said reports that the plane
stayed in the air for hours after losing contact were “inaccurate”. The
officials have not commented on the latest claims by US officials.

9.36pm GMT

The “new information” that Press Secretary Jay Carney referred to
today was “that the plane’s engines remained*running for approximately
four hours after it vanished from radar*,” the Washington Post quotes
anonymous “Obama administration officials” as saying. The information is
in line with multiple reports this afternoon. The Post reports:

One senior administration official said the data showing the plane
engines running hours after contact was lost *came from the Aircraft
Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS*, a way that
planes maintain contact with ground stations through radio or satellite
signals. The official said Malaysian authorities shared the flight data
with the administration.

Read the full piece here.

9.29pm GMT

Flight MH370 *sent “signals to a satellite* for four hours after the
aircraft went missing,” the Associated Press quotes an unnamed US
official as saying:

The official said the *Boeing* 777-200 *wasn’t transmitting data to the
satellite, but sending out a signal to establish contact*. *Boeing*
offers a satellite service that can receive a stream of data during
flight on how the aircraft is functioning.

The official, who *spoke on condition of anonymity* because he wasn’t
authorized to speak publicly, said *MALAYSIA AIRLINES DIDN’T SUBSCRIBE
TO THAT SERVICE, BUT THE SYSTEM WAS AUTOMATICALLY PINGING THE SATELLITE
*anyway.

The official also said *SOME MESSAGES INVOLVING A DIFFERENT DATA SERVICE
*were received for a short time after the plane’s transponder went
silent. ...

Updated at 8.10pm GMT

8.01pm GMT

Summary

  • The White House said Thursday that an unspecified “possible piece of
information, or pieces of information, has led to the possibility that a
new search area may be opened up over the Indian Ocean” for MH370.

  • The Pentagon said it was sending the USS Kidd destroyer northwest
through the Strait of Malacca to cover a new search area. It was unclear
what new information the Pentagon was acting on.

  • Multiple news reports quoting unnamed investigators said an
automatic onboard satellite link sent pings from the plane after it lost
contact with ground control.

  • The*Wall Street Journal retracted a report that a system inside
the plane’s Rolls-Royce engines had sent signals* indicating it was
still flying after losing contact with ground control. *A different
system sent the signals*, the paper said. ...

Updated at 8.47pm GMT

7.30pm GMT

The*Wall Street Journal has issued a correction *to its report early
Thursday that MH370 flew for hours after losing contact with ground
control based on signals from systems in the plane’s Roll-Royce engines.

The theory that the plane flew for hours is based on a signal coming
from a different system inside the plane – *a satellite-communication
link – and not the Rolls-Royce engines*, the Journal now reports. Here’s
the correction:

Corrections & Amplifications

U.S. investigators suspect Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew for hours
past the time it reached its last confirmed location, based on an
analysis of *signals sent through the plane’s satellite-communication
link *designed to automatically transmit the status of some onboard
systems, according to people familiar with the matter. An earlier
version of this article incorrectly said investigators based their
suspicions on signals from monitoring systems embedded in the plane’s
Rolls-Royce PLC engines and described that process.

Updated at 7.35pm GMT

7.27pm GMT

Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and CNN [and the Chicago Tribune] are
quoting unnamed investigators as saying that MH370 continued to send
electronic signals after it lost contract with ground control. The
*Boeing* 777 was equipped with a*satellite-communication link* “designed
to automatically transmit the status of some onboard systems to the
ground,” the Journal reports:

Investigators are still working to fully understand the information,
according to one person briefed on the matter. The transmissions, this
person said, were comparable to the plane “saying I’m here, I’m ready to
send data.”

Here’s how Reuters explains the “pings”:

Communications satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the
signals gave no indication about where the stray jet was heading nor its
technical condition, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.

The “pings” equated to an indication that the aircraft’s maintenance
troubleshooting systems were ready to communicate with satellites if
needed, but no links were opened because Malaysia Airlines and others
had not subscribed to the full troubleshooting service, the source said.

The Wall Street Journal continues to build out its report, first
published this morning, that the plane flew for hours after
“disappearing.” See the subsequent post on this blog about an important
correction the WSJ has appended to its initial report: the theory that
the plane flew for hours was based *not on a signal from* a system
inside *the Rolls-Royce engines but on a signal from a separate
satellite communication systems* in the plane, the Journal says. ...

*(8) Malaysia Airlines subscribed to engine health monitoring that
enabled MH370 to send data to Rolls Royce
*

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https://theaviationist.com/2014/03/16/satcom-acars-explained/

What SATCOM, ACARS and Pings tell us about the missing Malaysia Airlines
MH370

Mar 16 2014 - 137 Comments

By David Cenciotti

Eight days since the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared
somewhere over southeast Asia, the last known details about the missing
Boeing 777 come from the onboard SATCOM system. [...]

Let’s see why.

ACARS

ACARS is the acronym for Aircraft Communications Addressing and
Reporting System. It’s an automated communication system used by
commercial planes to transmit and receive messages from ground
facilities (airline, maintenance department, aircraft or system
manufacturer, etc). Therefore, along with the general information about
the flight (callsign, speed, altitude, position, etc), these messages
may contain what we can consider systems health checks.

ACARS is a service: *airlines have to pay *for it. According to the
information available to date, it looks like*Malaysia Airlines
subscribed only to engine health monitoring* that *enabled MH370 to send
data to Rolls Royce.*

**

The *ACARS system aboard MH370 was switched off some minutes before the
transponder.*

**

ACARS rely on VHF frequencies (indeed, you can track planes and decode
messages with a simple radio receiver tuned on the proper ACARS
frequencies and a software running on your computer) or SATCOM
(SATellite COMmunication).

Although this is still debated, according to several pilots the ACARS
transmissions can be switched off by the pilot from inside the cockpit,
by disabling the use of VHF and SATCOM channels. This means that the
system is not completely switched off, but it can’t transmit to the
receiving stations.

SATCOM

SATCOM is a radio system that uses a constellation of satellites used to
trasmit voice, data or both. As said, *ACARS can make use of SATCOM *to
transmit its data to ground stations. Dealing with ACARS, the *SATCOM
system used by MH370 was linked to the INMARSAT network.*

**

Inmarsat is a British satellite telecommunications company, which offers
global, mobile services through a constellation of three geostationary
satellites.

The system relies on “pings”. [...]

*(9) Rolls Royce website says its Engine Health Management (EHM) tracks
the health of thousands of engines using onboard sensors and live
satellite feeds*


http://www.rolls-royce.com/about/our-technology/enabling-technologies/engine-health-management/transfer.aspx

Engine health management

*Rolls Royce uses Engine Health Management (EHM) to track the health of
thousands of engines* operating worldwide, *using onboard sensors and
live satellite feeds.*

**

A corporate EHM team covers all the business sectors which enables the
Group to develop technologies and best practice. In the Civil market for
example, the Trent family of engines is supported by a comprehensive
Rolls-Royce EHM capability and accessible as appropriate by the airlines
involved.

EHM is a pro-active technique for predicting when something might go
wrong and averting a potential threat before it has a chance to develop
into a real problem. EHM covers the assessment of an engine’s state of
health in real time or post-flight and how the data is used reflects the
nature of the relevant service contracts. Essentially, EHM is about
making more informed decisions regarding operating an engine fleet
through acting on the best information available.

The evolution of EHM and the revolution in its use has significantly
reduced costs by preventing or delaying maintenance, as well as flagging
potentially costly technical problems. New assets will incorporate EHM
capability, and techniques will, where possible, be retro-fitted to
existing equipment.

Broader engineering disciplines can benefit from the data that is
collected. As operational profiles of technical performance are revealed
in ever more detail – from individual components to whole engines – so
engineers can develop more thorough and cost-effective maintenance
schedules, and designers can feed higher reliability features into the
engine products of the future.

SenseAcquireTransferAnalyseAct

A critical aspect of the EHM system is the*transfer of data from
aircraft to ground*. Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting
System (ACARS) digital data-link systems are used as the primary method
of communication. This *transmits the Aircraft Condition Monitoring
System (ACMS) reports via* a VHF radio or *satellite link whilst the
aircraft is in-flight.*

**

A worldwide ground network then transfers this data to the intended
destination. The positive aspect of this system is its robust nature and
ability to distribute information worldwide. However, the Airplane
Condition Monitoring Function (ACMF) reports are limited to 3kB, hence
the acquisition systems need to work within this limitation. Future
systems are being deployed to increase data volumes through wireless
data transmission as the aircraft approaches the gate after landing.
This will enable more data to be analysed, but will not be as immediate
as ACARS, where data can be assessed well before the aircraft lands again.

In the Defence business, the transfer of data is controlled by the
service requirement. Some EHM data requires a rapid in-theatre response;
some, such as fleet trends, has a more long-term aspect. Some of the
longer-term information can wait until the engines return to the UK,
although Rolls-Royce can still provide 24/7 support through a
combination of deployed service engineers and the Operations Centre in
Bristol.

*(10) Rolls Royce pdf shows engine sensors*

**

https://www.phmsociety.org/sites/phmsociety.org/files/FieldedSystems_Calhoun.pdf

Health Management at Rolls-Royce - PHM Society

Oct 1, 2009 - The *information in this document is the property of
Rolls-Royce Corporation and may not be* ... More dedicated EHM sensors
and systems.

*(11) Satellite experts writing in The Atlantic (Monthly) find errors in
Immarsat mathematics, defining the search area*


**

This article from *The Atlantic (Monthly) is not mentioned in
Wikipedia's current official or unofficial webpages. You can't trust
Wikipedia.*

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/05/why-the-official-explanation-of-mh370s-demise-doesnt-hold-up/361826/

Why the**Official Explanation of MH370's Demise Doesn't Hold Up

Outside satellite experts say investigators could be looking in the
wrong ocean.

ARI N. SCHULMAN

*The Atlantic*

**

MAY 8 2014, 8:00 AM ET

*(12) Co-pilot tried to make a call from his Mobile Phone*

'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2603075/Co-pilot-missing-flight-MH370-desperate-call-mobile-phone-AFTER-aircraft-lost-normal-communication-ground.html

Investigators reveal MH370 *co-pilot tried to make a call from his
mobile phon*e after the aircraft 'vanished' but 'was abruptly cut off'
as U.S. deny reports the plane landed at their remote military base

   Investigators say call was made from Fariq Abdul Hamid's mobile phone

   It was flying low enough for a sub-station in Penang to pick up signal

   Details of who Fariq was trying to call have not been disclosed

   It possible for a mobile phone to be connected at an altitude of
7,000 feet

   U.S. denies reports plane landed at base on remote island of Diego Garcia

By Richard Shears for MailOnline and Tara Brady

Published: 19:31 +10:00, 12 April 2014 | Updated: 00:52 +10:00, 13 April
2014

Fariq Abdul *Hamid made a call from his mobile phone as the aircraft
flew low over the west coast of Malaysia*

The co-pilot of missing flight MH370 made a call from his mobile phone
while the aircraft flew low over the west coast of Malaysia, it was
revealed today as the U.S. denied reports the plane landed at a military
base on the remote island of Diego Garcia.

Investigators have learned that the call was made from Fariq Abdul
Hamid's mobile phone as the Boeing 777 *flew low near the island of
Penang*, on the north of Malaysia's west coast.

The New Straits Times reported the aircraft, with 239 people on board,
was *flying low enough for the nearest telecommunications tower to pick
up Fariq's signal.*

The call ended abrupty, however it has been learned that contact was
definitely established with a telecommunications sub-station in Penang
state.

The paper said it had been unable to ascertain who Fariq was trying to
call 'as sources chose not to divulge details of the investigation.'

It added: 'The telco's (telecommunications company's) tower established
the call that he was trying to make.

'On why the call was*cut off*, it was likely because the *aircraft was
fast moving away from the tower* and had not come under the coverage of
the next one,' the paper said, quoting 'sources'. [...]

*(13) Amateur investigator Blaine Gibson found pieces of MH370 around
Madagascar; gives credence to Maldives/ Diego Garcia theory
*

The Government found nothing, but an amateur investigator, Blaine
Gibson, found pieces of MH370 around Madagascar and Reunion. He also
visited the Maldives, and wrote,

"After my recent visit to Kudahuvadhoo I am more convinced than ever of
the *credibility of these witnesses *and their sighting, and I
personally believe, but am not yet totally convinced, that they saw MH
370. *My original theory was that MH 370 encountered an emergency ... I
never believed before that MH 370 landed or was attempting to target
Diego Garcia* in a 9/11 style terror attack.

"However I cannot deny and must report the fact that*upon reaching
Kudahuvadhoo*, whatever that plane was, for whatever reason, made a
deliberate turn and *headed on a bearing in the direction of that
secretive military island*."

http://thehuntformh370.info/content/blaines-independent-investigation

*The Maldives Sightings*

1000 Days 2nd December 2016

Blaines Independent Investigation

*(14) Murdock's Australian interviewed Maldives witnesses; Gov't
investigators ignored them
*

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/the-maldive-islanders-who-say-they-can-help-find-mh370/news-story/6729249dbe2452bcaaafddd32b431a92**

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The Maldive islanders who say they can help find MH370

**

Court official Abdu Rasheed Ibrahim, on the shores of Kuda
Huvadhoo,**says ‘I strongly felt those people who were searching should
come**here’. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen**

**

The Australian****12:00AM April 4, 2015**

**

Hedley Thomas**

**

The tiny Indian Ocean island of Kuda Huvadhoo is the sleepy
fishing**community that the world forgot. Some of its villagers believe
an**aircraft they saw on the morning of March 8 last year could hold
the**key to modern aviation’s most confounding mystery — the
disappearance**of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.**

**

Some of the locals on the 60ha of sand and coral in the Maldives
chain**do not understand why, after more than a year, *investigators
involved in the search for the Boeing 777 have not come to hear
first-hand *about the large, low-flying passenger jet they insist they
saw that**fateful morning.**

**

They wonder why the year-long search has not ventured here to listen**to
accounts from witnesses who were surprised by the
unidentified**aircraft. *Two told The Weekend Australian they could see
distinctive red and blue markings *— similar to the striping on the
missing plane**which was heading west towards the Maldives when last
spotted on radar**after departing Kuala Lumpur.**

**

Their suspicions are no match for the highly sophisticated**calculations
based on satellite connections with MH370, which have put**its likely
crash zone along an arc about 1800km southwest of Perth. [...]**

**

An interesting event on Kuda Huvadhoo is a small twin-prop sea
plane**swooping nearby. An unusual event is seeing the contrails of a
large**jet at high altitude — they seldom cross the southern atoll.
A**remarkable event, something the locals relate to us with the
intensity**of people who fear they are doubted, is watching a large
passenger**jet, like a Boeing 777, flying low about the time MH370 would
have**been close to running out of fuel.**

**

“I watched this very large plane bank slightly and I saw its colours
—**the *red and blue lines — below the windows*, then I heard the
loud**noise,’’ says Abdu Rasheed Ibrahim, 47, a court official and
the**-island’s keenest hobby fisherman, as he speaks of what he saw
from**the beach that morning. “It was unusual, very unusual. It was big
and**it was flying low. It was a holiday (Saturday) and most people
had**gone to bed after praying.”**

**

When he went home with his catch, a barracuda tied to his
bicycle’s**handlebars, Abdu spoke to other villagers about the strange,
large**aircraft. Some saw it. Others only heard it. They say they
were**talking about it hours before they knew MH370 had gone missing.
Later**that morning, at an extra-curricular class at school,
Humaam**Dhonmamk, 16, talked excitedly to Abdu’s daughter, Aisath
Zeeniya,**about seeing it — he also described the distinctive blue and
red**striping. It flew over as he took his clothes from the outside line.**

**

*"I saw the blue and red on a bit of the side,"* -Humaam says. “I *heard
the loud noise* of it after it went over. I told the police this
too.”*[...]*

**

*Several people we spoke to believe they saw MH370 about 6.30am (9.30am
in Malaysia) that day*.**

**

Zuhuriyya Ali, 49, who watched it from her home’s courtyard,
still**“feels strange when thinking about the people on it”. “I consider
it a**lot,’’ she says. “I am concerned there is a connection to the
Malaysia**plane.”**

**

Ahmed Shiyaam, 34, an *IT manage*r at the local medical clinic who
was**riding with his daughter, Uyoon, 6, along one of the island’s
sandy**paths that morning, stopped and looked up on March 8 last year —
*they had never seen such a large plane fly so low.*

**

“I’m very sure of what I saw on a very clear and bright day, and what**I
saw was not normal — the plane was very big, and low. I did not
know**until later that other people saw it too. I don’t know if it’s
the**Malaysia plane.”**

**

*Ahmed Ibrahim*, 40, who saw it from his garden, also described it to
us**in confident detail.**

**

“This was not a normal sight — the plane was different,’’ he says.
“It**was very big, very noisy, flying low. Later that afternoon on
the**beach I was told the news about the missing plane. I think this is
the**same flight.”**

**

Back on the exact spot where he was standing on March 8 last year
when**he saw the aircraft, Abdu Rasheed Ibrahim says: “First, I saw
the**plane flying towards me over water. When it was over my head I saw
it**starting to turn away. At first glance, I did not know it was
a**missing plane. I didn’t know that a plane was missing. I went
straight**home and told my wife about it. I told my family, ‘I saw this
strange**plane’. This is the biggest plane I have ever seen from this
island.**My family says, ‘It might be the Malaysian plane’. I have
seen**pictures of the missing plane — I believe that I saw that plane.
At**the time it was lost, I strongly felt those people who were
searching**should come here.”**

**

The *Weekend Australian spent three days interviewing locals, all of
whom described the incident in a similar way*. Six of the key
witnesses**we spoke to were interviewed last year by police at the
direction of**authorities in Male, and *each signed statements of their
versions*. A**senior source familiar with the police probe confirmed the
witness**accounts were regarded as truthful and consistent. The office
of the**new President in Male declined to comment; his immediate
predecessor**is languishing in a nearby prison.**

**

“These people were not seeking attention and they did not go to
the**police about it, the police went to them after hearing about
this,’’**the source says. “They are not dishonest and they have no
motive to**lie. They all told the police it was big, low and noisy. If
it was not**the missing plane, then which plane was it? We do not see
planes close**and low to Kuda -Huvadhoo. Nobody knows what has really
happened.”**

**

There were other reasons the people of Kuda Huvadhoo were*not taken
seriously*. The Maldives National Defence Force, responsible
for**guarding the security and sovereignty of the low-lying country,
issued**a statement in March last year ruling out any such aircraft
movement**over its air space. The locals were surprised and felt
humiliated.**Several of those we spoke to in Kuda Huvadhoo were
scornful, accusing**their defence chiefs of seeking to save face and not
wanting to admit**to their people or the world that the limitations of
Maldives radar**and other equipment could not detect such flights.**

**

Around this time, Malaysian authorities agreed that the
aircraft’s**“pings” — like breadcrumbs being left in a trail — meant
MH370 should**have crashed somewhere along one of two potential arcs.
The arcs are**in opposite hemispheres, but the most probable extended in
the Indian**Ocean west of Perth where vessels and aircraft are engaged
in a search**across a massive haystack for an infinitesimally small
needle. [...]

*(15) Government wasted $200 million of OUR money, but neglected to
pursue other leads costing $10,000
*

by Peter Myers, February 1, 2017

The fruitless search has been called off, after Governments spent $200
million of OUR money.

It would have cost only $10,000 or so to send investigators to the
Maldives to check out eyewitness reports. But Governments chose not to,
replying on Inmarsat's faulty mathematics instead.

Journalists from Paris March and Rupert Murdock's The Australian did
later visit the Maldives, more than a year after the disappearance.
Government investigators never bothered.

Authorities spurned offers by Georesonance, and also also turned down
a*Hydrometeorologist's offer to locate MH370 by tracking its vapour trail:*

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/could-this-technology-find-missing-malaysian-flight-mh370/story-fnizu68q-1227093827402

Could this technology find missing Malaysian Flight MH370?

By MARNIE O’NEILL

The Australian October 17, 2014 6:04PM

AN Australian scientist says it is possible to locate missing Malaysian
Airlines flight MH370 by identifying cloud changes for *evidence of
vapour trails caused by burning fuel emissions* from the aircraft.
Hydrometeorologist Aron Gingis, head of environmental consultancy firm
Australian Management Consolidated, and a former Monash University
academic, specialises in *cloud microphysics*. [...]

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