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Join the Search for Flight MH370

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by CanOz, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Anyone can volunteer and join the search for flight MH370. Tomnod.com is using satelite imagery to scan the oceans surface around the area where the flight disappeared.

    The site was so overwhelmed by traffic they had to shut down for a while....

    www.tomnod.com
     
  2. Garpal Gumnut

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    That site is a complete waste of space.

    It doesn't load.

    I guess it has been overwhelmed.

    My estimation is that MH370 is at 4.686779, 98.662106, given the information to hand.

    gg
     
  3. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    The site is working fine for me, through a VPN as well. You might want to clear you cache first.
     
  4. Garpal Gumnut

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    thanks.

    I'll try that.

    gg
     
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    Surely they'd have found it by now if it went down in the ocean.

    This scenario seems plausible given were now into day 5!
    http://mh370lost.tumblr.com/?og=1

    I remember something similar happening to a Greek Airline where everybody onboard lost consciousness shortly after take off because the pressurisation system was set to manual. It flew for hours and even entered a holding pattern on autopilot before fuel ran out.
     
  6. CanOz

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    Thats also how the golfer, Payne Stewart's jet crashed as well....from memory.
     
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    It all seems very confused now. The initial search was in the Bay of Thailand, but now they've expanded it to include the Straits of Malacca. How could a jet fly straight back over Malaysia and not be seen on any, military or civil, radar?

    It also seems unlikely that a plane could fly on autopilot until it ran out of fuel in that part of the world without being noticed.

    There seems to be a new hypothesis coming out every hour. Probably better to just wait and see.:2twocents
     
  8. CanOz

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    Yeah agree, plus the fact that the Malaysian military can't decide if they said it turned around or they didn't say it turned around....and these guys are the military?:eek:
     
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  11. CanOz

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    Anyone remember Oceanic Airlines Flight 815, TV Series LOST directed by JJ Abrams ? Amazing similarities here :eek:
     
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    Military exercises and failure to recognise civilian aircraft have been the cause of several aircraft being shot down, eg the USS Vincenze shooting down an Iranian civil airliner and Russia downing a Korean 747t .

    Has the question been asked if any country was undertaking military operations in the area ? If Malaysia or Vietnam by accident or design shot the aircraft down, they wouldn't be too keen to find it.
     
  14. CanOz

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    ahh yeah ok. I couldn't see the relation with the DPRK specifically, because of the geographical differences but i see what you mean now. The US has stated that they detected no explosive events in that area at the time, an area that they said they has a good resolution of or something like that....

    I tell you what, the decompression theory has some weight behind it in my view.:2twocents
     
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    Read somewhere that the search is similar in size to trying to find a 5 cent piece on the MCG from 100 metres in the air ! :eek:
     
  16. CanOz

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    I don't think thats quite accurate but you'd need a piece of debris aboit 1m x 1m to spot it, then you tag it. If you had several then it may be note-able if others see it and tag them as well. I can't see it being worse than being in a moving aircraft several hundred meters off the surface.
     
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    Missed what I was trying to drive at ... see the following graphic for explanation.

    needle.jpg
     
  18. CanOz

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    Here is a screenshot with the scale on the bottom.
     

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    Aware of that ... been searching for hours on the damn thing !! :cool:
     
  20. CanOz

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    Ahh i see TS, but they don't mention that these days we have better "eyes"...

    The concept of crowd sourcing this is great idea. They then use statistics to narrow down the possibilities. I don't even know where i'm searching, so they could have any number of eyes searching many many random blocks in many search areas. Once they get a number of hits in that area they start to look closer. In reality in makes more sense than using ships and aircraft, which is like looking for a needle in a haystack...
     
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