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Old 08-05-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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Sky News broke with it a little while ago.

MH370: Wing Section Belongs To Missing Plane
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Not only will engineers be looking but bio-scientists as well. The ocean has a variety of organisms that could be identified on that at the wing section. That can reveal where it has been. The Indian ocean off Australia is cool, if it traveled on the currents from there the water gets warmer.

Let me give you a concrete example: Japan had a terrible earthquake a couple years ago sweeping debris into the Pacific Ocean. Some of that has appeared on the shores of Oregon and Washington. Our bio-scientists have found organisms specific to the western Pacific and not native to US offshore waters on those items (for that reason they are burned). If the item is maritime (such as a dock or mooring buoy) it is possible to determine the area it came from by identifying the sea life attached to the item.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:49 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Crashing in the Indian Ocean was always the most likely fate of MH370. Hopefully this will give the victims families at least some closure. I wonder if they have the technical ability to backtrack the currents & perhaps find the rest of the plane. I suppose the odds are against them after so much time.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Crashing in the Indian Ocean was always the most likely fate of MH370. Hopefully this will give the victims families at least some closure. I wonder if they have the technical ability to backtrack the currents & perhaps find the rest of the plane. I suppose the odds are against them after so much time.
Would be a pretty disturbing scene, especially if bodies are trapped in there and have not been consumed by animals yet.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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Would be a pretty disturbing scene, especially if bodies are trapped in there and have not been consumed by animals yet.
Most certainly would be. I wouldn't want to be the divers charged with the recovery duties. But there's also a good chance the fuselage won't be intact, and perhaps there won't be much left to recover in the way of human remains. Either way, it will be a dangerous & nasty job.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Would be a pretty disturbing scene, especially if bodies are trapped in there and have not been consumed by animals yet.
Unless it was ditched in a controlled manner, it's highly unlikely that there's any "in there" for bodies to be.

In all likelihood, the plane was either intentionally crashed or flew on autopilot with crew (and probably passengers) incapacitated until the fuel load was exhausted, at which time it would have started freefalling. Falling airliners often break apart due to stresses placed upon the airframe for which they simply were not designed to withstand. An example is Lauda Air Flight 004, a 767 that crashed in 1991 after a thrust reverse deployed mid-flight. At 4000, with the speed of the falling aircraft just below the sound barrier, the aircraft disintegrated. There are many more such examples. And if it didn't come apart in the air, it almost certainly did upon impact, as did Air France 447 when it hit the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. Again, examples abound.

Even if someone was trying a controlled ditch (inexplicable, given the flight data that has always been known), bringing the aircraft down intact in the dark (given the flight longitude and timeframe, known from satellite data, it would have been two-three hours predawn when it hit the water) would have been a very impressive feat.

There might be a few bodies in seats scattered tens of thousands of feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean, but that's it.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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There are so many details about flight MH370 that doesn't make sense and no one has the answer to, so I'm not ready to conclude that it just crashed into the ocean. Why did the pilot take it off course in the first place? Why did the pilot have a flight simulator in his home? Why was he practicing landing at Diego Garcia? Why would he want to kill a plane full of people? Why? What motives?
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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There are so many details about flight MH370 that doesn't make sense and no one has the answer to, so I'm not ready to conclude that it just crashed into the ocean. Why did the pilot take it off course in the first place? Why did the pilot have a flight simulator in his home? Why was he practicing landing at Diego Garcia? Why would he want to kill a plane full of people? Why? What motives?
It's fairly obvious now that MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean, which be classified as 'what' happened. What you're questioning would be the 'why' it happened, which is still speculation. Unless they are lucky enough to recover the FDR & CVR boxes, we may never know for sure.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Has anyone read about the report of the image and voice text from Phillip Wood? If not, it's worth a read even if you don't believe it. What strikes me the most is the info about the exif data from an iphone pic. The coordinates from the black picture supposedly sent from his iphone is for the Diego Garcia location. All of the pictures we take with our phones can be tracked to date/time/location.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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Interesting how all of a sudden we are magically finding parts to the airliner..... hmmm
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