Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MH370 Real Mystery not what we are told

Background 

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370  (aka  China Southern Airlines Flight 748)  was a scheduled Boeing 777-200ER passenger flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China.  The flight disappeared 8 March 2014, with 227 passengers plus 12 crew on board less than an hour after take-off.

Flying at 471 knots at 35,000 feet communications and transponder signal were lost. Subang Air Traffic Control lost contact with the aircraft at 01:22 and notified Malaysia Airlines at 02:40. Neither the crew nor the aircraft's onboard communication systems relayed a distress signal, indications of bad weather, or technical problems before vanishing from radar screens.

A joint search-and-rescue effort covering an area of 27,000 sq mi in the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea is ongoing by vessels of over a dazen countries.  


Searchers have even begun to look for debris on land. Today, authorities also began to search the Andaman sea, and the Malaysian government has requested India's help to search the area.

Analysis of Apparent 'Mystery'

The apparent mystery to this point boils down to ineptness of foreign authorities and very slow reporting of hard news by foreign news services:
  • Subang Air Traffic Control had lost contact with the aircraft at 01:22, but notified Malaysia Airlines at 02:40. 
  • Malaysia Airlines - Notified issued its first media statement at 07:24 (flight had been due to land Beijing International at 06:30).
  • U.S. officials and Boeing (aviation accident investigation experts) withhold their instructive commentary, to which most Americans have been accustomed in connection with the dozens of domestic aviation disasters in the last 25 years. Consequently, U.S. news media have not exercised their usual investigatory curiousity. 
  • The left-biased U.S. media however have only helped popularize the notion of a great mystery, rather than relative ineptness of foreign aviation authorities and the snail-paced reporting of foreign news outlets.
Notice the striking debris photo (below). A Chinese passenger on a later MA flight from Beijing snapped the photo about 6.45am last Sunday and uploaded it to a Chinese social media (March 9th). Reported (Xinhua) via French People Daily on March 10th.
 

The Chinese missile frigate Mianyang left for the possible crash site Saturday night, and arrived early Monday. What has been reported in the U.S., so far?  By the way, the debris field shown is "roughly consistent with where the missing plane lost contact".

"Leading from behind" assures ample distraction from an empty-headed press, does it not?

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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