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Missing plane lost, Malaysia says - by TXT!

5 comments, 301 views, posted 2:45 pm 24/03/2014 in News by dr3n
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Missing plane lost, Malaysia says
Malaysia's prime minister has announced on the basis of new analysis it must be concluded that missing flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

He said Malaysia Airlines had told the families of the 239 people on board.

Earlier the BBC saw a text message sent to families saying it had to be assumed "beyond reasonable doubt" that the plane was lost and there were no survivors.

Flight MH370 went missing after taking off on 8 March.

The announcement by PM Najib Razak came on the fifth day of an international search effort in the southern Indian Ocean.

Based on new analysis the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch and Inmarsat, the UK company that provided satellite data, "have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth," he said.

"This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean."

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3:02 pm 24/03/2014

djskitzy

suspicious....

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3:24 pm 24/03/2014

mohit_117

Why can't satellite people track the place via satellite? Like the "Enemy of the State" Movie? Or was all that hi-tech fictional?

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4:55 pm 24/03/2014

marksyzm

Quote by mohit_117:
Why can't satellite people track the place via satellite? Like the "Enemy of the State" Movie? Or was all that hi-tech fictional?


Sadly, mo, it's far harder for satellites to lock GPS on something that is moving at 550mph in that airspace. That's why your signal drops when you're up there. I think a lot of the tracking is done from the ground. Good question, though - a few answers are given in this article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-26544554

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5:44 pm 24/03/2014

Wombat_Harness

I suspect something went bang on board or they've had a total systems failure.

Pretty callous way to break the inevitable news though. They're saying off the coast of Oz but would currents have made the debris drift a long way? (I'm thinking probably further north-west.) It's such a massive area to search, though.

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1:02 am 25/03/2014

z0phi3l

I question this "text" was listening to the BBC on the way to work and there was a Press conference where the Prime Minister announced the findings but after the families were contacted, there was no talk of texts, it was all done face t o face, I trust the BBC to not be too biased, not so much NBC News

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