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(Reuters)   So, yeah, um, that debris we saw...we can't find it now. And, um, did you know that airplanes are made of materials that sink?   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Australians, ExpressJet, Andaman Sea, surveillance aircraft, square kilometres, Gulf of Thailand, debris, airplanes  
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2014-03-21 11:53:57 AM  
2 votes:
The best running tally of what is known and not known so far can be found on

Look at this thread, 0 32551

Specifically post 152 in that thread by 'rcair1'
2014-03-21 10:51:28 AM  
2 votes:
Shouldn't the seat cushions be keeping the plane buoyant?
2014-03-21 12:59:42 PM  
1 vote:
The picture of the 24 meter object looks so similar to the mottled glare in the rest of the photograph, I don't see why this was so significant. I read a hypothesis that a government has a very high resolution version of the image showing an aircraft part, and that they added noise and blurring to hide their surveillance capabilities. That seems kind of far-fetched, when they could just describe the lead without releasing any image. Assuming this is the best photo they have, the mottled glare spot that's supposed to be a 24m object seems only about twice as big as the mottled glare spot 40 meters to its left, and three times as big as the spot 50 meters to its south. Considering there are 4.2 gazillion other glare spots in the ocean in any given millisecond, some no-doubt bigger/brighter than this one, I don't see what made this one so special. Courtney Love's find seemed just as convincing.
2014-03-21 12:38:16 PM  
1 vote:

moike: The best running tally of what is known and not known so far can be found on

Look at this thread, 0 32551

Specifically post 152 in that thread by 'rcair1'

THIS. People in these threads on fark are just asking the same questions and making the same guesses that were debunked a week and a half ago.
2014-03-21 12:11:30 PM  
1 vote:

Datanerd: Sadly, when phones are roaming, people calling will frequently get ring tones when dialing while the network tries to find them. Then, when the phone isn't found, it finally either goes to voicemail or hangs up. This happened on the crash in Indonesia a few years ago. Sucks for the family.

Before the age of the cell phone an Aunt of mine swears she got a call from her dead husband the day after we buried him. My point is it may have nothing to do with the tech but more to do with human nature.
2014-03-21 12:01:58 PM  
1 vote:

neversubmit: The mystery surrounding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has deepened with the Chinese media reporting that several of the passengers' mobile phones were connecting when called by relatives, but the calls were not picked up.

Unless they're also reporting the cell tower ID those phones are connecting with, I'm calling bullshiat.
2014-03-21 11:57:00 AM  
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Tr0mBoNe: Makes sense. But I'd expect a Navy style system... strange.

The P-8 is built on a 737 airframe. It's not operated from Carrier Groups, where the drogue refueling system would be expected. It's operated from land-based bases, and would be able to be refueled by land-based aircraft if the increased loiter was necessary.
2014-03-21 11:37:53 AM  
1 vote:
Shot down.

They know where it is.

Bunch of distraction from Crimea.
2014-03-21 11:22:31 AM  
1 vote:
There is no way all of the debris could have sunk if the plane crashed. The seat backs are floatation devices. There is also a lot of other materials that would float. But had the aircraft been soft landed on water and later sunk relatively intact, there'd be little to no debris. They either haven't found the crash site yet or the plane is on land somewhere.
2014-03-21 11:21:09 AM  
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CheatCommando: Depends on whether they refuel part way out or part way back, or both. That would depend on having the tanker assets available to do so. I don't think one could accompany the planes all the way to the search area and top them off before they began the actual search though, so you might be getting an extra hour or two at most.

Tankers need to be based near the area where refueling takes place, otherwise they have the same range limitations as the aircraft they would be refueling. And there's nothing but water and sea monsters out there. Not to mention that you can't refuel just any old plane in midair, just military planes that have been configured for that.
2014-03-21 11:14:14 AM  
1 vote:
Breaking News!!!

Plane still missing.
2014-03-21 11:11:06 AM  
1 vote:
There never was any floating debris.  Black holes don't leave debris.
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