This is soooooooo sad. This is the kind of devastation that most of us cannot fathom. My heart hoes out to all of these people and their loved ones. Just consider how very blessed we are that this
After many reports, it has taken weeks to pinpoint a specific area where planes and ships are now scouring. That area is the southern Indian Ocean, where the airliner is believed to have crashed. The focus of the search is a 221,000 sq km (85,000 sq mile) area 1,500km (932 miles) west of Perth, Australia.
With less than 48 hours remaining as the unofficial time that the black box batteries stop emitting its’ strong pinging signal, the rush is on to locate the downed plane.
A number of countries from around the world have come together to locate the Malaysian Airlines plane that disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Flight MH370 was carrying 239 people.
As of late, news has surfaced that three independent sources have heard transitory sounds in the search area that are consistent with those produced by a black box. These sounds have caused new optimism for the families and people around the world who have been on pins and needles since the initial disappearance.
According to aol.com
“Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope Sunday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as officials rushed to determine whether they were signals from the plane’s black boxes before their beacons fall silent.
The head of the multinational search being conducted off Australia’s west coast confirmed that a Chinese ship had picked up electronic pulsing signals twice in a small patch of the search zone, once on Friday and again on Saturday.
On Sunday, an Australian ship carrying sophisticated deep-sea sound equipment picked up a third signal in a different part of the massive search area.
“This is an important and encouraging lead, but one which I urge you to treat carefully,” retired Australian Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search, told reporters in Perth.”
Stay tuned for further information as it becomes available. Ping, Ping, Ping…
They’re still in search of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and seems no closer to finding it than when they started. Yesterday they followed a lead about debris in the water that again did not pan out. But… that is not what this post is about. I want you to check this out.
If you haven’t heard this track yet, you will. It is Amazing by Ricky Dillard & New G and it’s tearing the radio airwaves up. Of course the Amazing they’re talking about is… GOD (just in case you did not know).
I got the clip from youtube.com
Have an AMAZING WEEKEND. TGIF!
There are increasingly more questions than answers in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that was itinerant to Beijing more than a week ago. With the world watching, more than sixteen countries are currently searching for clues as to its’ whereabouts.
Speculation that the vanishing of this jetliner was not accidental has practically been confirmed at this juncture. The latest chapter of this saga now includes a refocused investigation into the crew and passengers on board. Early Saturday, a Malaysian official indicated that the plane had been hijacked.
As the story unfolds, authorities have speculated that someone with tremendous knowledge and flying experience had to deactivate the plane’s communication systems. Many theories are prevalent including the possibility that one of the pilots was on a suicide mission. Reports have surfaced that officials have gone to the homes of both the pilot and co-pilot. No official word on the outcome of that part of the investigation has been released.
The plane was carrying 239 people when it departed for an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing at 12:40 a.m. on March 8. Its communications with civilian air controllers were severed at about 1:20 a.m., and the jet went missing.
Malaysian officials are asking the following countries to provide further assistance in the search for the aircraft, including satellite data and analysis, ground-search capabilities, radar data, and maritime and air assets. The countries are Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, China, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and France.
Nothing is being ruled out at this point of the investigation. Perhaps we’ll never know what happened but with the level of technology that exists in the world today, it is almost certain that clues will emerge. Stay tuned……….
Still no signs of the missing plane.
There are reports that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a U-turn about 40 minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning. There are still more questions than answers about this Flight MH370. Flight MH370 suddenly vanished from civilian radar at 35,000 feet and descended about 600 feet. At least 10 countries have ships and planes still searching for the missing airplane.
Aol.com is reporting the following:
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian military has radar data showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the last position recorded by civilian authorities, according to a senior military official.
The development injects more mystery into the investigation of the disappearance of Saturday’s flight, and raises questions about why the aircraft was not transmitting signals detectable by civilian radar.
Local newspaper Berita Harian quoted Malaysian air force chief Gen. Rodzali Daud as saying radar at a military base had detected the airliner at 2:40 a.m. near Pulau Perak at the northern approach to the strait, a busy waterway that separates the western coast of Malaysia and Indonesia’s Sumatra island.
“After that, the signal from the plane was lost,” he was quoted as saying.
A high-ranking military official involved in the investigation confirmed the report and also said the plane was believed to be flying low. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.
Authorities had earlier said the plane, which took off at 12:20 a.m. and was headed to Beijing, may have attempted to turn back to Kuala Lumpur, but they expressed surprise that it would do so without informing ground control.
The search for the plane was initially focused on waters between the eastern coast of Malaysia and Vietnam, the position where aviation authorities last tracked it. No trace of the plane, which was carrying 239 people, has been found by than 40 planes and ships from at least 10 nations searching the area.
Earlier Tuesday, Malaysia Airlines said in a statement that search and rescue teams had expanded their scope to the Malacca Strait. An earlier statement said the western coast of Malaysia was “now the focus,” but the airline subsequently said that phrase was an oversight. It didn’t elaborate. Civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the search remained “on both sides” of the country.
Check out what this Prophet T. B. Joshua said on March 9, 2013 to his congregation.
“The plane concerned is deep inside the sea. Some of the particles will be seen on the surface of the sea any moment from now. “May their souls rest in peace. We pray the Lord gives the family and loved ones the strength to bear the loss. Our prayer and love are always with them, the nation of Malaysia and other countries who had passengers on this flight.”
After he issued this warning, he prayed for the nation. See it for yourself.
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has still yielded no results. It was three days ago when the flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members vanished while leaving no trace of its’ whereabouts. The flight took off from Kuala Lumpur shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday (1 p.m. Friday ET). According to reports, squads of investigators from many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, the United States, China and Singapore have been in a frantic pursuit to locate this missing airliner. Apparently since there have been no leads, the search has been expanded to include a larger portion of the Gulf of Thailand between Vietnam and Malaysia.
Yesterday there were reports that an oil slick that was found was thought to give the searchers hope of finding the missing aircraft but that turned out to be fuel oil that is usually used in airships.
According to CNN “The focus has now shifted to the Andaman Sea, near Thailand’s border, after radar data indicated the plane may have turned around to head back to Kuala Lumpur.
But the pilot apparently gave no signal to authorities that he was turning around.
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., planes flew over the vast waters. Ships searched through the night.”
Discussion is still underway about people believed to be on the plane using stolen passports.
Rob Broomby reports:
“Two passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were travelling on stolen passports, officials have confirmed.
The passengers – travelling with Italian and Austrian passports that had been stolen in Thailand – purchased their plane tickets at the same time, and were both booked on the same onward flight from Beijing to Europe on Saturday.
But how were they able to board the plane with the invalid documents?”
How they were able to board the plane with invalid passports is a discussion that will be held for a long time coming.