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
Reports have surfaced that two more underwater signals (hopefully from Flight MH370) have been detected. Below is the article that I found:
According to the Associated Press…
In this April 7, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force Able Seaman Clearance Divers Matthew Johnston, right, and Michael Arnold, from the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield, scan the water for debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
PERTH, Australia (AP) – A ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has detected two more underwater signals, raising hopes the wreckage of the plane will be spotted soon, the Australian official in charge of the search said Wednesday.
Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search for the missing plane in the southern Indian Ocean, said that the Australian navy’s Ocean Shield picked up the two signals in a sweep on Tuesday.
“I think we are looking in the right area but I am not prepared to confirm anything until such time someone lays eyes on the wreckage,” he said.
The Ocean Shield first detected the sounds late Saturday and early Sunday before losing them, but managed to find them again on Tuesday, Houston said. The ship is equipped with a U.S. Navy towed pinger locator that is designed to pick up signals from a plane’s black boxes – the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder.
“Hopefully in a matter of days, we will be able to find something on the bottom that might confirm that this is the last resting place of MH370,” Houston said at a news conference in Perth, the starting point for the search in the southern Indian Ocean.
“I’m now optimistic that we will find the aircraft, or what is left of the aircraft, in the not too distant future – but we haven’t found it yet, because this is a very challenging business,” he said.
“And I would just like to have that hard evidence … photograph evidence (before saying). that this is the final resting place of MH370,” Houston said.
Finding the sound again is crucial to narrowing the search area so a small submarine can be deployed to chart a potential debris field on the seafloor, which is about 4,500 meters (14,800 feet) deep. If the autonomous sub was used now with the sparse data collected so far, covering all the potential places from which the pings might have come would take many days.
“The better Ocean Shield can define the area, the easier it will be for the autonomous underwater vehicle to subsequently search for aircraft wreckage,” Houston said.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 carrying 239 people went missing March 8 on a trip from Kuala Lumpur, setting off one of aviation’s biggest mysteries. The search has shifted from waters off of Vietnam, to the Strait of Malacca and then finally to waters in the southern Indian Ocean as data from radar and satellites was further analyzed.
The locator beacons on the black boxes have a battery life of only about a month – and Tuesday marked exactly one month since the plane vanished. Once the beacons blink off, locating the black boxes in such deep water would be an immensely difficult, if not impossible, task.
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……….