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Re: 777 Down?

Postby ocelot » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:32 am

In what sense? (rust, structural failure from pressure, being eaten by octopuses, ...?)

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Re: 777 Down?

Postby Gabriel » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:09 am

Ocean Infinity Sets Out to Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The Government of Malaysia announced on Wednesday that Ocean Infinity’s proposal to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been accepted.
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https://www.flyingmag.com/ocean-infinit ... Q3ODM1OAS2

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Re: 777 Down?

Postby J » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:56 pm

Here is an article about a highly speculative "new documentary" on the final minutes of flight. Animation shows the #2 engine flaming out with puffs of smoke. The autopilot supposedly tries to compensate with left rudder. Shortly thereafter #1 fails, the auto pilot shuts off and the plane eventually spins into the ocean.

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While the official report speculates that the plane could have flown for up to 140 miles after running out of fuel, the supposition of the programme-makers is that it would have plunged into the Indian Ocean much sooner.

The documentary contains images of what the sea bed would look like were it to be drained. They show the aircraft largely broken up, resting on the ocean floor.

Despite two large-scale searches of the sea bed, only scattered pieces of debris have been found – all washed up on Indian Ocean beaches. Confirmed fragments of the jet were found on Réunion Island, Mauritius and the coast of Tanzania, with debris “almost certain” to be from MH370 found in Mozambique, South Africa and Madagascar.

Were the main part of the wreckage to be located, the positions of passengers and crew might help to explain what happened. In addition, the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder may provide valuable evidence.

Meanwhile the cause of the disappearance remains the biggest mystery in aviation, with speculation ranging from a suicide/mass murder mission by the captain to hijacking by a stowaway

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 52686.html

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Re: 777 Down?

Postby Gabriel » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:02 am

Animation shows the #2 engine flaming out with puffs of smoke. The autopilot supposedly tries to compensate with left rudder. Shortly thereafter #1 fails, the auto pilot shuts off and the plane eventually spirals into the ocean.
Slight fix.

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Re: 777 Down?

Postby J » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:13 pm

New MH370 debris proves violent and destructive end to Boeing 777
(Article includes photographs of some 777 floor panels.)

New debris from MH370 found on Madagascar proves conclusively that the Boeing 777 met a violent end and that it broke apart on impact.

Wreck hunter Blaine Gibson and some relatives of those lost in the MH370 disappearance handed over five pieces of debris yesterday collected by residents in Madagascar over the past year to Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke.

The pieces had been collected over the past year.

“The debris proves two things. MH370 crashed violently and it almost certainly is in the Southern Indian Ocean,” Mr. Gibson said.

The next of kin said they want assurances from Mr. Loke that the Malaysian Government would continue efforts to find a satisfactory resolution to the mystery of MH370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 aboard.

One piece of debris found at Sandravinany, south Madagascar, has been positively identified using a fragment of a label still attached as part of a floor panel from a Boeing 777.

“Don Thompson, one of the Independent Group investigating MH370’s disappearance, found the actual identification label for the Boeing 777,” Mr. Gibson said.

An important clue was the piece contained a portion of a placard with the identifying characters WPPS61.

According to another IG member, Victor Iannello, Mr. Thompson was able to determine that the full placard number was BAC27WPPS61 and he found a similar placard on the floorboard of wreckage from MH17.

“This leaves little doubt that the piece recovered from Madagascar is from MH370,” Mr Iannello said.

The other pieces, while not identifiable as being from the missing Boeing 777, are positively aircraft debris.

Mr. Gibson said that the five pieces were handed in as a result of a debris awareness campaign launched by the families of the victims of MH370.

“Some of the families went on radio in Madagascar to plead with locals to hand in pieces of debris,” he said.

“Locals tell me there are many more pieces of debris washed up but it needs to Malaysia to offer rewards.”

Mr. Gibson has been giving locals small rewards.

While the two extensive searches have not turned up the main body of wreckage, Mr Gibson believes that the main body of wreckage probably lies just outside the search area about 1800km due west of Perth.

That main body would include engines, undercarriage, wings and the bulk of the fuselage.

Malaysia has promised to resume the search but only if there is “credible” new evidence.

“Suggestions that it is the Cambodian jungle are nonsense.”

And there is a sinister side to the loss of MH370.

Mr. Gibson – and Seven West Media – has been the subject of stalking with some Malaysian interests trying to discredit him.

A secret meeting with SWM in Perth last year was reported on in Malaysia just 30 minutes after it took place.

Mr. Gibson has even been accused of planting debris.

However, most of the debris has been handed in by locals and Mr. Gibson has simply raised awareness and been the point of focus.

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/new ... oeing-777/


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