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Malaysia probes claim that Australian firm ‘found MH370 in Bay of Bengal’

Australian firm says it has discovered metals and elements used in planes in Bay of Bengal

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 April, 2014, 7:39pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 April, 2014, 9:09am
 

Malaysia said last night it was investigating a claim by an Australian firm that it had potentially discovered the wreckage of flight MH370 - some 5,000 kilometres from where search teams have been focusing their efforts.

Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia was working to "assess the credibility of this information", after the company said it had identified in the ocean chemical elements used in the construction of aircraft.

GeoResonance told Australia's 7News that it had used hi-tech equipment to scan more than two million square kilometres of ocean before identifying an area in the Bay of Bengal containing "aluminium, titanium, copper, steel alloys and other materials".

The company's David Pope said the team had been "very excited when we found what we believe to be the wreckage of a commercial airliner".

He said the team then verified its findings by analysing images of the area taken three days prior to the crash.

"The wreckage wasn't there prior to the disappearance of MH370," Pope told 7News.

The GeoResonance website states the firm can "detect the nuclei of targeted substances" at depths of up to 5,000 metres.

The Boeing 777, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, vanished more than seven weeks ago with 239 people on board. Search teams have concentrated their efforts on an area of ocean off the west coast of Australia.

Hishammuddin said: "The fact that MH370 still has not been found underscores the complexity and difficulty of this search operation.

"Malaysia will discuss with our international counterparts, including Australia, how the new search operation … will proceed."

Malaysia said last night it had hired the former director-general of the civil aviation department, Kok Soo Chon, to lead an international team tasked with determining the cause of the plane's disappearance.

Air accident specialists from China, the US and Britain are among team members, along with representatives of Boeing and satellite firm Inmarsat.

Hishammuddin said the team's main purpose was to "determine the actual cause of the incident so similar incidents could be avoided in the future".

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dynamco
so what about the black box pings they received near the search site ?
sy.levine.5
As a Memorial to the People Aboard the Tragic MH370 We Must Make
The Critical Flight Recorder Information Always Available In Real-Time – Used Proactively
We Can Get to Crash Sites Within Hours and We Can Prevent Most Fatal Crashes
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
For the last decade we have had the high-bandwidth satellite communication
technology to accomplish this but it has been used in military systems and not
by commercial aircraft in real-time and used proactively to prevent crashes. It is a
madness to lock up the critical flight safety data and not have it available in
real-time to proactively prevent crashes (see: The Dutch Magazine, De Ingenieur,
Oct. 30, 2009, External Hard Drive to Replace The Black Box; and
Safelander.com).
China has the technology and capability to put an end to this
political problem and fix the system. The US, due to the influence of the Airlines, Aircraft Manufacturers and Pilot Associations, won't fix the dark-age killing system,
because of fear of liability. This fear has kept the safety critical Digital Flight
Data Recorder, DFDR, data from being used in real-time proactively to prevent
crashes. The only hope lies in making the DFDR public and used in
real-time to proactively prevent crashes. It would allow the world to know an
aircraft’s position, velocity and heading every second.
tomonday
hishammuddin and his team are d**b f**k s****d, can't believe the aussies are the same with their ping theory and now this wreckage
fink
This is an obvious scam by a blatantly bogus bunch of shysters. Why is the SCMP reporting such nonsense?
aplucky1
well there you go, mystery solved
didnt that aussie premier say they found the block box already, i am confused
rudy.haugeneder
Hmmm. If and wherever Flight 370 wreckage is found by civilian agencies, will it answers who shot the airliner down, and why?

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