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  • TomcatViP
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Nov 2011
    • 6108

    Un petit tour et puis s'en vont*: how the Fr administration grounded the Aerial search for potential plane's debris


    FAZSOI, the military forces operating the search plane said the CASA was grounded Saturday because there had been no order to fly from the Island's Prefect.


    The FAZSOI spokesperson however said foot-based beach patrols were being carried out by Gendarmerie police somewhere on the island. A specific location could not be given.

    the search covers a 120 by 40 kilometre area over the south-eastern Indian Oc

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    Fr Official website describes a single 4hr flight before the lack of administrative order grounded the search team.

    Source:
    The Sydney Morning Herald


    *extract of a popular kid song ("...one more lap and then they went...")
    Last edited by TomcatViP; 8th August 2015, 20:48.

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    • TomcatViP
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Nov 2011
      • 6108

      Paris Prosecutor Says Reunion Part Belonged to Flight MH370

      “It is now possible to state with certainty that the flaperon found on July 29, 2015 corresponds to the flight MH370,” the Paris public prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
      Before that we had:
      Australian authorities have admitted they have no idea when a report by French prosecutors will be finalised, but Joint Agency Coordination Centre chief Judith Zielke is hopeful it will be soon.

      “We would hope it’s soon if possible but quite appreciate the fact the (French) judge will make that call when he’s comfortable,” said Ms Zielke.

      Also:
      Flight 370 searchers to get new sonar equipment


      With the standard side-scan sonar that has been used to scour half the search area so far, the sonar image of a seabed feature becomes less clear the farther it is away. With SAS, the sonar image remains sharp regardless of distance.
      Australia have also committed to extend search for one year. Still without much financial support from Nation bearing a fair share of the accounted dead.

      officials from the two countries said they would extend the search to one more year.


      But things seems to be on the move at the ICAO:

      An ICAO working paper from that conference states that [...] “in the event that a similar tragedy happens in the future, the states involved may be assisted by some additional [standards and recommended practices] that provide a framework for cooperation”.

      Also:

      France end[ed] search for MH370 debris off Runion coast [10 days after it initiated]


      Also:
      Runion's Volcano erupting again: no disruption of activity were recorded.

      Piton de la Fournaise (La Runion): (3 Sep) The eruption continues at weak intensity. As of yesterday, only one vent, a cone about 20 m high, remained active producing pulsating fountain-like strombolian explosions of bursting lava bubbles that reach 15-20 m height.
      The lava flows approx. 50 m through a tube and then forms a flow extending about 1 km to the south, with an average thickness of 2-3 meters. The front of the flow was not moving yesterday.
      Tourist were even allowed on the site and the beaches where the Flap was found, only a stroll away from a major city, remained open as it has ever been. No aircraft were grounded.

      Sensed activity:


      Restricting Administrative order:

      le prfet de la Runion a dclench ce jour 19h, l’alerte 2-2 du plan ORSEC* Volcan : ruption en cours.

      L'accs du public l’enclos Fouqu, que ce soit depuis le sentier du Pas de Bellecombe ou depuis tout autre sentier ainsi que le poser d’hlicoptre dans la zone du volcan demeurent strictement interdits jusqu’ nouvel avis.

      Reunion's Prefect triggered today at 19h alert plan 2-2 "ORSEC * Volcano" for the ongoing eruption.

      Public access to the paddock Fouqu, whether from the path of Pas de Bellecombe or from any other path as well as the helicopter landing in the volcano area remain strictly prohibited until further notice.
      ...


      Sources:
      bloomberg.com
      TheAustralian.com.au
      australianaviation.com.au
      cbc.ca
      en.yibada.com/
      volcanodiscovery.com
      INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
      Last edited by TomcatViP; 9th September 2015, 00:27.

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      • TomcatViP
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        • Nov 2011
        • 6108

        (update)

        Latest ATSB report (3rd of December 2015): MH370 - Definition of Underwater Search Areas
        Last edited by TomcatViP; 22nd December 2015, 23:51.

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        • TomcatViP
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Nov 2011
          • 6108

          EU Increases Black Box Tracking Requirements


          The regulations will go into effect by mid-2018, and by the end of that year, airlines will be required to track their aircraft over oceans, a provision added in response to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. [...]
          Under the rules, the underwater locators in planes black boxes will have to work for 90 days instead of the current 30 days, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

          Source:
          Bloomberg.com

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          • TomcatViP
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Nov 2011
            • 6108

            Hunt for Flight 370 to continue at least until June 2016


            Consistent with the undertaking given by the Governments of Australia, Malaysia and the People's Republic of China earlier this year, 120,000 square kilometres will be thoroughly searched. It is anticipated this will be completed around June 2016.

            More than 80,000 square kilometres of the seafloor have been searched so far.
            Here is the new area being searched (notice the increased surface area)/alrdy posted:



            3 differents ships are now on station :

            Fugro Discovery continues to conduct search operations with deep tow equipment and is scheduled to depart the search area around 6 January 2016.

            Fugro Equator arrived in Fremantle for a scheduled resupply visit on 21 December. This extended visit will include scheduled engine maintenance operations, and the vessel is expected to depart for the search area around 29 December.

            Havila Harmony is conducting search operations using the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The AUV is currently surveying some of the most difficult portions of the search area that cannot be searched effectively using the deep tow sonar.

            Source:
            Australian Gov via nydailynews.com
            Last edited by TomcatViP; 31st December 2015, 17:53.

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            • TomcatViP
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Nov 2011
              • 6108

              Related to insurances:

              Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Lloyd’s of London unit Atrium, MH370's insurers, already paid 300M$

              The airline’s insurers – Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Lloyd’s of London unit Atrium – have already paid more than $300 million for claims related to the crash. Both companies have issued statements saying the discovery of part of the wreckage has not changed the situation, nor their willingness to pay valid claims

              [...]

              Currently, tenants of the international Montreal Convention limit liability payments from airlines at $175,000 per passenger regardless of whether the airline is at fault.
              300M$ divided per 239 death leads to 1,255M$ paid per person onboard


              Source:
              Insurance Business of America

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              • Mr Creosote
                Better get a bucket...
                • Aug 2005
                • 1399

                Speculation now about something washed up on a beach in Thailand, though it doesn't really look like aircraft wreckage to me.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc-gslfnjuE
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                • ~Alan~
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Mar 2010
                  • 5018

                  No it looks rather heavyweight for aircraft construction.
                  Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                  • Cking
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Oct 2004
                    • 1000

                    I'm looking at the Part Alpha numerical index for the 777 at the moment. The SG5773-1 number is not listed in it.
                    Other forums are saying it is part of a Japanese rocket.

                    Rgds Cking

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                    • TomcatViP
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Nov 2011
                      • 6108

                      An interesting incident today. A 777 diverted back to london after some passengers got sick vomiting and fainting.

                      It's obviously not directly correlated to MH370 and constitue another speculation but this is is a deliberate choice from me as it may illustrate the runaway batterie theory.

                      Please, keep in mind that Boeing was the first (and so far the only one to my knowledge) to avert more restrictions with batteries being carried by commercial flights.


                      American flight makes U-turn after mystery illness strikes


                      The four-year-old Boeing 777 departed London's Heathrow Airport around noon on Wednesday for Los Angeles. Once in the air, the airline said two passengers and several flight attendants complained of lightheadedness. According to witnesses, two people fainted. [...]
                      According to maps tracking the plane's flight path, the captain turned around just miles from Iceland's largest international airport.

                      "The pilot came on and spoke to everyone and said, 'Listen, the three of us are safe up front. We have zero problems, we're taking us back to London,'"
                      Source:
                      cbsnews.com
                      seekingalpha.com
                      Last edited by TomcatViP; 28th January 2016, 22:52.

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                      • TomcatViP
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Nov 2011
                        • 6108

                        Also regarding the underwater search:

                        [A] deep-water "towfish" was being towed by the Furgo Discovery on Sunday when it collided with an underwater mud volcano rising 1.3 miles from the sea floor.
                        [...]
                        Together with the 2.7 miles of cable that attached it to the ship, the unit, which was fitted with survey instruments, is now on the bottom of the ocean, although it is hoped it will be possible to recover it [...]. The Furgo Discovery is currently making its way back to the west Australian port of Fremantle so a replacement cable can be fitted. It is expected to reach port on Saturday.
                        Edit:
                        Ship replaced by a Chinese vessel with a reported better sonar.

                        Source:
                        Theweek.co.uk
                        Last edited by TomcatViP; 18th February 2016, 04:09.

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                        • Stratofreighter
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                          • Mar 2006
                          • 1128

                          http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35888405

                          Australia's transport minister says two plane parts found in Mozambique "almost certainly" came from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

                          The two pieces of debris were found separately by members of the public and were flown to Australia for analysis.

                          One of the parts retrieved in Mozambique was found on a sandbank by an amateur US investigator in late February. That find prompted a South African tourist to come forward with a piece he found in Mozambique in December.

                          Mr Chester said the investigation team had finished examining the debris and found both were "consistent with panels from a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft", the same make as the missing plane.
                          http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35888405
                          has more, including photos.
                          http://www.airnieuws.nl per 16 AUG 2019. Dutch (photo)news, etc.

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                          • 27vet
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Nov 2009
                            • 2698

                            If the Rolls Royce engine decal proves to be from the plane, that will be a pretty wide debris field.
                            sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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                            • baj
                              baj
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Apr 2012
                              • 101

                              Originally posted by Mr Creosote View Post
                              Speculation now about something washed up on a beach in Thailand, though it doesn't really look like aircraft wreckage to me.

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc-gslfnjuE
                              It looks exactly like aircraft wreckage to me .....
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                              • baj
                                baj
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                                • Apr 2012
                                • 101

                                Originally posted by ~Alan~ View Post
                                No it looks rather heavyweight for aircraft construction.
                                No it looks perfectly fine and correct for aircraft construction...
                                Just part of the team
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                                • TomcatViP
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Nov 2011
                                  • 6108

                                  The bolts on the outside face of the panel?

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                                  I agree with ~Alan~

                                  A fake?

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                                  • tenthije
                                    Harrie Spotter
                                    • Jan 2000
                                    • 5102

                                    This is not from a commercial airliner. Least of all a modern one like a 777. The bolts are too large to be seen on the outside of a plane. This would affect the aerodynamics too much. Instead what you're looking at is debris from what appears to be a Japanese H-11A rocket.

                                    See in particular reply 10 and 14 for details and photos on the H-11A.:
                                    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/6607545/
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                                    • snafu
                                      Senior Member
                                      • Aug 2013
                                      • 2825

                                      Latest.

                                      Two pieces of aircraft debris found on beaches in Mauritius and South Africa almost certainly came from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, say Malaysian and Australian officials.
                                      It is the latest development in efforts to solve the mystery of the aircraft, which went missing in March 2014.

                                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36273194

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                                      • 27vet
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Nov 2009
                                        • 2698

                                        It might only be found in a few hundred years. I wonder if the flight recorder information will still be readable?
                                        sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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                                        • TomcatViP
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Nov 2011
                                          • 6108

                                          Still a missing MH370 after a long search but the theory of its Pilot planning the flight on his home simulator just resurfaced

                                          An FBI forensic examination shows the pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 conducted a flight simulation on his home computer that closely matched the suspected route of the missing Boeing 777 in the southern Indian Ocean, according to a Malaysian government document obtained by New York magazine

                                          Source:
                                          CNN.com
                                          Last edited by TomcatViP; 23rd July 2016, 05:05.

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