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Old 09-06-2018, 09:15 AM
 
Location: PRC
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In the media again so obviously news is slow recently.
Media 3-6th September 2018 ( Link 1 here )

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Ian Wilson, a United Kingdom-based video producer who claimed to have spotted missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in a Cambodian jungle on Google Maps, is now planning to search the area in a helicopter to confirm his theory. According to the Daily Star, the Briton is putting to test his claim for a multimillion-dollar prize money.
I think it is worth posting this here because I believe there are a number of places on Google Maps where aircraft like this are 'ghost ships' which appear occasionally on the map and I think are the result of a Google software stitching error.

This one does NOT look like an aircraft of the correct type, to me it looks like a much smaller aircraft with maybe two engines not four. I think I remember the same ghost image has appeared in another similar claim some time ago.

I also dont believe the image is a real on-the-ground plane as these pictures from Bing and Digital Globe show (although I am not sure of the date they were taken (May 2014) or whether they were both taken by the same satellite) (this link to Cambodia expats online forum)

Ian Wilson obviously does not know of the IIRC ghost aircraft in Google Maps so has said he wants to go to Cambodia to see for himself. Goodluck with that. Is it a good investment to go see for himself? Maybe, as the reward is supposed to be millions of dollars for the finding of MH370. He has called for a satellite fly-over from Google.

Link 2 here

Link 3 here

Link 4 here
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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To me and I am no expert; it looks like it is fairly intact for landing in a jungle. I would think that the large trees would have torn it apart. I would be curious what the slowest possible landing speed would be for a plane this size?

That said, if this would turn out to be true, it would raise even more questions about where the 'identified' parts came from in the original salvage investigation. But it is still a long ways away from proving anything at this point. Does anybody know if it would be possible that one picture superimposed an aircraft in the air on the ground? It seems funny that subsequent pictures showed nothing; but the jungle does recover very quickly.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I don't see how it's possible for the plane to land fairly intact like that, in a jungle. There's no way the wings wouldn't have gotten torn off, at the very least.
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:11 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Originally Posted by ocpaul20 View Post
In the media again so obviously news is slow recently.
Media 3-6th September 2018 ( Link 1 here )

Ocpaul, going off topic a bit; wanted to post this in the last thread discussion on MH370. Forensic Astrology is still a pseudo-science. Take from it what you will.

MH370 part 1
https://astrologyincrime.com/2014/03/19/mh370/


MH370 Part 2
https://astrologyincrime.com/2014/04/18/mh370-pt-2/
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Originally Posted by ocpaul20 View Post
In the media again so obviously news is slow recently.
Media 3-6th September 2018 ( Link 1 here )

I think it is worth posting this here because I believe there are a number of places on Google Maps where aircraft like this are 'ghost ships' which appear occasionally on the map and I think are the result of a Google software stitching error.

This one does NOT look like an aircraft of the correct type, to me it looks like a much smaller aircraft with maybe two engines not four. I think I remember the same ghost image has appeared in another similar claim some time ago.

I also dont believe the image is a real on-the-ground plane as these pictures from Bing and Digital Globe show (although I am not sure of the date they were taken (May 2014) or whether they were both taken by the same satellite) (this link to Cambodia expats online forum)

Ian Wilson obviously does not know of the IIRC ghost aircraft in Google Maps so has said he wants to go to Cambodia to see for himself. Goodluck with that. Is it a good investment to go see for himself? Maybe, as the reward is supposed to be millions of dollars for the finding of MH370. He has called for a satellite fly-over from Google.

Link 2 here

Link 3 here

Link 4 here
Yes to the stitching error, and I think the specific incident you are thinking about is the apparent plane that was submerged in a lake in Minnesota (was on "What On Earth?" several times, a reasonably respectable program, but tends toward the dramatic).
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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To me and I am no expert; it looks like it is fairly intact for landing in a jungle. I would think that the large trees would have torn it apart. I would be curious what the slowest possible landing speed would be for a plane this size?

That said, if this would turn out to be true, it would raise even more questions about where the 'identified' parts came from in the original salvage investigation. But it is still a long ways away from proving anything at this point. Does anybody know if it would be possible that one picture superimposed an aircraft in the air on the ground? It seems funny that subsequent pictures showed nothing; but the jungle does recover very quickly.
Yes, it is possible and happens.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Originally Posted by ocpaul20 View Post
In the media again so obviously news is slow recently.
Media 3-6th September 2018 ( Link 1 here )

I think it is worth posting this here because I believe there are a number of places on Google Maps where aircraft like this are 'ghost ships' which appear occasionally on the map and I think are the result of a Google software stitching error.

This one does NOT look like an aircraft of the correct type, to me it looks like a much smaller aircraft with maybe two engines not four. I think I remember the same ghost image has appeared in another similar claim some time ago.

I also dont believe the image is a real on-the-ground plane as these pictures from Bing and Digital Globe show (although I am not sure of the date they were taken (May 2014) or whether they were both taken by the same satellite) (this link to Cambodia expats online forum)

Ian Wilson obviously does not know of the IIRC ghost aircraft in Google Maps so has said he wants to go to Cambodia to see for himself. Goodluck with that. Is it a good investment to go see for himself? Maybe, as the reward is supposed to be millions of dollars for the finding of MH370. He has called for a satellite fly-over from Google.

Link 2 here

Link 3 here

Link 4 here
The MH370 was a Boeing 777ER200, and that aircraft only has two engines.
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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What you are looking is is a plane flying below google satellite and an incredibly lucky time for photo to be taken.
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:54 AM
 
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Its last sighting was flying over the Maldives at a low altitude heading SW. So I doubt it ended up in Cambodia.
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Its last sighting was flying over the Maldives at a low altitude heading SW. So I doubt it ended up in Cambodia.
I believe that Maldives sighting was debunked a long time ago.
It was never seen.


Bob.
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