MH370 (cont.)

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  1. ImaginaryNumber
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    Top Mathematician Says MH370 Probably Crashed North of the Search Zone | Popular Mechanics
     
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    The search has found a couple of shipwrecks, but no plane. Amazingly many of the Chinese relatives of the lost passengers still believe they have somehow survived.
     
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    I never did have a lot of hope for finding this aircraft. The area isn't well mapped, the associations looking for it not well funded or equipped and the possible scenarios make the search area vast, to say the least.
     
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    How very sad.
     
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    They're all on Diego Garcia. Everyone (who's a conspiracy nutcase) knows that....

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    Drift Analysis Shows MH370 Likely Crashed North of Search Area | TIME

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39663395
     
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    Evidence mounts for a search further north for missing flight MH370 | PHYS.org

    This article offers a more complete description of why current research has concluded that the likely crash site of MH 370 is likely north of the area searched over the past few years.

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    Predicted locations of landfall from results of UWA drift modelling. The white dots
    indicate predicted the landfall of the debris. The aggregation of many dots,
    particularly close to land, is an indication of the density of particles –
    higher probability of debris making landfall. These are highlighted by the red circles.
    Credit: Charitha Pattiaratchi/UWA


     
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    Australia Releases Trove of Scientific Data from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search | Gizmodo

    A nearly three-year-long search for the plane ensued after the flight disappeared on March 8, 2014. MH370 has eluded search efforts, but the Australian Government has now released the incredibly detailed maps it created for the search. This effort makes the deep Indian Ocean one of the most well-mapped parts of the deep ocean. The Australian Government has now published the map data online for free, alongside a web page about how and why the data collection happened.


    Broken Ridge and Diamantina Trench


    Never Before Seen Maps of Indian Ocean Seafloor From MH370 Search Data
     
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    Malaysia has entered into a ‘no find, no fee’ arrangement with Ocean Infinity to find MH370 | News Corp Australia Network

    October 20, 2017
    MALAYSIA has entered into a “no find, no fee” arrangement with Ocean Infinity in a bid to recover the missing MH370 plane and discover the fate of the 239 people on board. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released a report that effectively narrowed the search zone for the missing plane down to an area half the size of Melbourne. The report placed the most likely location of the aircraft “with unprecedented precision and certainty” at 35.6°S, 92.8°E. Ocean Infinity will focus on that part of the sea floor.
     
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    Search for MH370: Malaysia offers $70M 'no find, no fee' reward if U.S. vessel finds missing airliner | USA Today

    An American search vessel is en route to the Southern Indian Ocean on a new hunt for the missing MH370 airliner under an agreement with the government of Malaysia that will pay up to $70 million if the company can find the wreckage of the plane or its two flight recorders within 3 months. Ocean Infinity Chief Executive Oliver Plunkett said eight autonomous underwater vehicles, which are drones fitted with high-tech cameras, sonars and sensors, will be dispatched to map the seabed. He said the underwater drones can cover 463 square miles a day and complete the 9,600-square-mile area within a month.
     
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    So, the best theory is that this aircraft came down in a very rapid descent, right? What is the largest piece of an aircraft they expect to find if the aircraft just hit the water at 600-700 mph straight on? The flaperon seems to have left the aircraft prior the aircraft hitting the water, so it doesn't really count.
     
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    There haven't been and real, defendable theories about how the jet came down. If it did run out of fuel and fell from 30,000 feet, then it's likely the pieces found could have come off, once she passed structural limits, but this is an assumption, based on very little and she could have augered in for other reasons. After having flown for so long, knowing they'd be out of fuel at some point, I'd have to assume the crew would have tried to maintain reasonably level, descending flight until the stalled, ditched or lost low speed control and winged over. We need a lot more debris and analise of it, before assumptions can be categorized into probables.
     
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    Call it lack of imagination, but I have trouble coming up with a plausible scenario where they intentionally flew out over the Indian Ocean on a course where they knew they would run out of fuel, and then tried to make a "reasonably level, descending flight"? Maybe I'm too rational, but if I were contemplating an action that would inevitable result in my death, I would prefer to do so in a manner that was as quick and painless as possible.
     

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    Actually, there is a defensible theory about rapid descent, but forget that.

    How big is the biggest piece if they hot[sic] the water at say 700 mph?
     
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