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I don't think they'll EVER find it.




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Think that was in a lot shallower water a lot closer to land than MH370...
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Equipped with a ROV? Where does that Comment come from?

I read it on another forum. Could be wrong.
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What appears to be an aircraft fire bottle was found washed up on a beach in the Maldives. http://www.haveeru.com.mv/news/54178

Pics:

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I'm sure it has a serial number if it really is a fire bottle. Crazy.

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Going anywhere near the Maldives means flying west, and then south...if the wreckage is found in the area they are searching now. I doubt the extinguisher is from 370, although I can imagine all kinds of people in Western Australia doing a bit more beachcombing than normal.

All they need is just ONE certified piece of the plane to wash up somewhere and we can be certain the jet went down in the ocean. I think it's gotten to the point where governments just want to make sure that jet isn't sitting safe on the ground somewhere.

I've wondered whether the black box data will be recoverable, even if it is years before it is finally found.


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>All they need is just ONE certified piece of the plane to wash up somewhere
>and we can be certain the jet went down in the ocean

Nigeria Airways 2120 had a tire fire that caused a fire on the aircraft once the landing gear was retracted. The fire was so intense that it burned through hydraulic systems, wiring and eventually the cabin floor. A lot of debris (including passengers) fell from the aircraft before they crashed. From the Air Safety Foundation report: "Despite the considerable destruction to the airframe, the aircraft appeared to have been controllable until just before the crash."

Hopefully this didn't happen here, but if it did we could be finding debris from this aircraft in a lot of places.

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All they need is just ONE certified piece of the plane to wash up somewhere and we can be certain the jet went down in the ocean.



I once was in a Skyvan at altitude and its #1 engine decided it didn't like its rotor anymore. A big chunk fell out of the sky and it was found under a pick up truck after it had gone through the same pick up truck on impact.

The Skyvan landed without further incident.

The drop zone bought the pick up and after the DZ owners patched it up and uses it to pick up jumpers that land "off" the main DZ.

This is not an isolated incident by any means. There was a Aloha Airlines 737 that decided it wanted to become a convertible while in flight. A HUGE section of the roof popped off, a flight attendant got sucked out, but landed without further incident. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Airlines_Flight_243

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BillyVance

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I don't think they'll EVER find it.




The Liberty Bell 7


Think that was in a lot shallower water a lot closer to land than MH370...

Well HELL Billy ~ if ya know where 370 IS... call somebody! :ph34r:










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kallend

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Parts depart planes in flight, not all the time, but with a non-zero chance of there being a non-fatal accident involved.



Happened just last Fall near Chicago:

chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/11/09/plane-returnsto-ohare-after-engine-falls-off/


Coming out of a little breakfast dinner in O.B. Ca. years ago...we hear loud crash as the cargo door form a departing jet goes sliding by down the street at a VERY fast speed!

That street is on a direct path from the main runway @ Lindberg...the door didn't hit anybody or anything, just slid for about two blocks coming to rest against the curb.

Scary stuff










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This was a pretty cool experiment. From post# 8637, page 432 at link below. Mods there have been deleting posts like crazy.

http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/535538-malaysian-airlines-mh370-contact-lost-432.html

" As a 777 pilot I, like many others, have wondered how the 777 would perform in the scenario where the pilots were incapacitated and the aircraft ran out of fuel. I had my ideas but there is nothing like seeing it for "real" so we tried this in a 777-2 full motion zero flight time approved simulator.

We used a zero fuel weight of 175 tonnes. We let it run out of fuel at FL 250 in track hold and alt capture. However it would not make any difference what mode it was in as everything would drop out. In real life one engine uses fractionally more fuel per hour than the other and there is typically a difference between main tanks of a few hundred kilos, so we had a 300 kg difference between the contents of the left and right tank.

When the first engine failed TAC (Thrust asymmetry compensation) automatically applied rudder. The speed reduced from 320 knots indicated to 245 knots indicated. It was able to maintain 245 knots and FL250. When the second engine failed the rudder trim applied by TAC was taken out and the trim went to zero. The autopilot dropped out and the flight controls reverted to direct mode. The speed initially came back to 230 knots but then the nose started to lower. The nose continued to lower and the rate of descent increased to 4,000 feet per minute, the nose kept lowering and the descent rate increased to 7,500 feet per minute with a bank angle that increased to 25 degrees. The speed at this point had increased to 340 knots indicated, above VMO but there was no horn as it was on limited electrics. About this point the RAT (Ram air turbine) chipped in and the CDUs and copilot's PFD (Primary flight display) came alive. The flight controls stayed in direct mode.The eicas screen was full of messages like pitot heat, flight controls, APU fault (The APU had tried to autostart due double engine failure but failed due no fuel to start it) low fuel pressure etc.

Then with a max descent rate of almost 8,000 feet per minute the nose started to slowly rise and keep rising. We had dropped to about FL170 but the nose slowly rose up to 6 degrees pitch up and we started climbing at about 3000 feet per minute and the bank angle reduced to only 5 degrees. It climbed back up to FL210 at which point the speed had come back to 220 knots and then the nose dropped down again and we were soon back to descending at 8000 feet per minute. So basically a series of phugoid oscillations with bank angle between 5 and 25 degrees and pitch attitude between about 9 degrees nose down and 6 degrees pitch up. It was losing about 8000 feet and then gaining about 3 or 4000 feet with airspeed fluctuating between 220 and 340 knots.

We didn't watch it all the way down due time constraints and stopped the experiment at 10,000 feet but it was consistent all the way down. Having watched it I can say with certainty that if the pilots were incapacitated and it ran out of fuel there is no way it could have landed on the water with anything like a survivable impact. Just passing on the info.
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kallend

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Parts depart planes in flight, not all the time, but with a non-zero chance of there being a non-fatal accident involved.



Happened just last Fall near Chicago:

chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/11/09/plane-returnsto-ohare-after-engine-falls-off/

Was William Shatner on that flight?:|
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Seems like they've been finding some of the stuff seen on radar by ship and pulling them onboard, but none of it seems to have been confirmed as coming from MH370, just floating garbage...
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There are a limited number of possible reasons for this. The missteps, contradicting accounts, false leads and the miread of misinformation leads me to believe this is no accident. Somebody carefully planned and executed this event. The news (a joke) will eventually move on from this story and we will find this plane eventually. The world needs another reason for a war.

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