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    They called off the search. Poor families, waiting all that time for nothing.
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    Wild conspiracy theories about Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have now spread to the search ship tasked with finding it.

    Key points:
    ? Ocean Infinity signed a deal with the Malaysian Government to search 25,000
    square kilometres over 90 days
    ? Seabed Constructor went dark on tracking websites
    ? Some suggest search ship retrieved chest from sea floor
    ? For nearly a week some aviation buffs and MH370 followers have been
    debating online whether the missing plane has in fact been secretly found and
    ? if not ? why the ship's Automatic Identification System (AIS) was abruptly
    turned off for several days, preventing online observers from tracking its

    The ship, Seabed Constructor, suddenly went "dark" on tracking websites not long after it had completed a curious circle, several kilometres wide, prompting many on Twitter to question what was inside the circle on the sea floor.

    The ship then headed south-west in a straight line, and a few kilometres later turned its AIS off.

    "I'm sticking with my theory that the big circle is a piece of debris, and the line south was to locate the plane. When they think they found it they turned off AIS as protocol," one tweet said.

    "This. Is. Strange. I have never seen a ship do this. Maybe there's an AUV lost down there?!?" said another.

    Seabed Constructor has spent two weeks scouring the ocean floor in the southern Indian Ocean for the fuselage or debris from MH370.

    Its operator Ocean Infinity ? a Texas-based company ? has signed a deal with the Malaysian Government to search a 25,000-square-kilometre area over 90 days, and will receive payment of between $US20 million and $US70 million only if it finds the missing plane.

    Speculations ship made secret detour to chest
    The decision to switch off the AIS prompted some to speculate that the ship had made a secret detour to a nearby shipwreck to retrieve a chest known to be on the sea floor.

    The shipwreck was discovered in 2015 during the previous Australian-led search for MH370, in waters south-west of the current search zone.

    The ship itself has all but dissolved over time, leaving only the metal frame and piles of nuts and bolts.

    But Paul Kennedy, chief executive of Fugro ? the company that carried out the first undersea search ? confirmed in 2016 that a large chest was the only thing left intact.

    What we know about MH370

    Mystery still surrounds the case of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with investigators still to determine how the plane ended up in the Indian Ocean.
    "It's a big chest, it's about three metres long, maybe one-and-a-half metres wide. And it's still closed," he told a conference in Perth.

    "The whole ship has deteriorated. But there's a big chest in about 4,000 metres of water."

    The ship's identity has not been confirmed, so it is impossible to know what, if anything, is in the chest.

    Aviation buff, John Zwicker, tweeted the chest "may be a box of old socks".

    Mr Kennedy said the WA Maritime Museum had no records of a ship that matched the wreck found.

    But the anchor had "ceased manufacture" about 1820, meaning the vessel could be almost 200 years old.

    Others have speculated that it could be a Peruvian-built transport ship, the S.V. Inca, which disappeared on its way to Australia in 1911.

    Either way, Twitter has run hot with speculation that Ocean Infinity indeed took a deliberate detour to the wreck, presumably to retrieve the chest and any booty it might contain.

    "Tomorrow I'll confirm the GPS I have for #Constructor down to the wreck and back. I've already confirmed it with my source. It happened. It isn't a big deal from my point of view," said Mike Chillit, a long-time MH370 follower.

    He questioned whether Australians had a right to share the spoils of any bounty brought up from the deep.

    Others are sceptical, given the strict 90-day deadline Ocean Infinity has to find MH370 if it wants to receive any payment.

    "I don't see the point of OI going to have a look at the shipwreck now. They have a 90-day window, Malaysian 'observers' on board and a target: #MH370. They can look at it after the search if interested," aviation buff Juan Valcarcel said.

    Seabed Constructor to dock in WA
    Ocean Infinity has repeatedly declined media requests for interview, so it may never reveal why it turned its AIS system off, or whether it used the three to four "silent" days to visit the shipwreck.

    The data behind the MH370 search

    The data gathered during the Australian Government-led search for flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
    The AIS was turned on only after the Seabed Constructor was apparently on its way to Fremantle in WA. It is due in port within the next 48 hours.

    A spokesman for the company has told the ABC that the stop is "a quick turnaround of the vessel and then continuing with the search".

    Aviation experts say even with the AIS turned off, the ship is still visible on marine radar systems, but not on live website tracking apps.

    The Malaysian Government last night said the search has so far covered 7,500 of the 25,000-square-kilometre priority area.

    So far two "points of interest" have been identified, but "upon further investigation, these POI's were classified as geological".

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    The four-year hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has ended with the latest, privately funded search coming to a close.

    US-based Ocean Infinity had been using a deep-sea vessel to survey a vast area of the southern Indian Ocean.

    But it found nothing and Malaysia's government says it has no plans to begin any new searches.

    The plane disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

    Official search efforts ended last year and there are still fierce debates about what happened to the flight.

    Grace Nathan, whose mother was on MH370, said she was opposed to ending the hunt.

    "People might think: 'Why are these people still harping on about this, it's been four years'. It's important for people to remember that MH370 is not history," she told the Guardian newspaper.

    8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 departs for Beijing. The plane loses contact less than an hour after take-off, with no distress signal or message sent. Initial search efforts focus on the South China Sea

    15 March 2015: After evidence emerges that the plane was diverted to the south, the focus switches to the Indian Ocean

    July 2015: Large piece of debris washes ashore on Reunion, an island in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar

    January 2017: The governments of Australia, Malaysia and China announce they are suspending the official search after failing to find anything in the area thought to be the plane's final resting place

    January 2018: Amid pressure from relatives, Malaysia signs a deal with a private company to resume the hunt. Ocean Infinity agree to work unpaid but would have received a reward of up to $70m if it had found the wreckage

    May 2018: Deteriorating weather makes operating in the area impossible, bringing the hunt to an end. Malaysia says it has no plans to restart it

    There is still no answer. Finding the plane, or at least more bits of its wreckage, could prove key but investigators have very limited information about the plane's last hours.

    Experts still cannot come to a definitive conclusion as to whether MH370 remained under the pilot's command, or crashed out of control into the sea.

    One widely explored theory is that the plane's pilot deliberately brought it down.

    But Australian investigators have rejected this, saying he was unconscious during the final moments.

    Technical failure remains another possibility but in the absence of an official explanation conspiracy theories have abounded.

    What happens next?
    Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke says a full report into the plane's disappearance will be published in the future but has not given a date.

    Australia, Malaysia and China have agreed that an official search would resume only if credible evidence emerged on the plane's location.

    Although the Malaysian government says it will not extend the private search, Anwar Ibrahim, who is widely tipped as next prime minister, told The Australian newspaper there was "further digging" to be done.

    In the long-term, a project to map the ocean floor may also offer answers.
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    MH370 report: Queensland woman furious at 48-hour notice to attend briefing in Malaysia

    A Queensland woman has been left fuming after being given only 48 hours notice to attend a government briefing in Kuala Lumpur on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

    Danica Weeks's husband Paul was among the 239 people aboard the Boeing 777 when it vanished between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing in March 2014.

    The Malaysian Government is today releasing its final report on its investigation into the missing plane, but with two days' notice to travel 6000 kilometres, the Sunshine Coast mum said it was impossible for her to attend.

    "I couldn't turn myself around in 48 hours to get there," Ms Weeks said.

    "I wanted to be there, to be briefed on the report, I've been waiting to see what is in it."

    Ms Weeks said if she had been given more notice of the briefing and that the flights would be paid for, she would have made sure she was there.

    She is angry she will miss out on her opportunity to ask questions of the government as to what happened.

    "We miss out on the one-to-one question time," she said.

    Travel confusion 'a slap in the face'

    A representative from a Malaysian support group phoned Ms Weeks early last week and advised there would be a briefing today, but that the families would need to get there at their own expense.

    Ms Weeks ruled that out, but was then advised on Thursday that "they were going to pay for our flights."

    She was also concerned whether any of the Australian families would make the briefing in time.

    "They would be in the same boat as me, with not enough time to organise getting there," she said.

    "I'm very angry, that this offer came with only 48 hours to get over there.

    "I would have jumped at the chance to ask questions about where my husband is, what happened.

    "It is a slap in the face again that we couldn't be there to get the briefing."

    Ms Weeks said her children desperately needed answers she was unable to give.

    "We need to know, we can't just lose a Boeing," she said.

    "This is ludicrous that this can be unsolved.

    "I hoped to have answers."

    Ms Weeks waved goodbye to husband Paul as he boarded the flight from Perth to Beijing via Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014.

    It has become the biggest aviation mystery involving a Boeing 777.

    A privately funded search for the missing plane was called off in May.

    Ms Weeks and the other families had been waiting for this Malaysian Government report which they hope will shed light on what happened.

    But Ms Weeks is not getting her hopes up.

    "Once bitten, twice shy, I'm worried they are not going to give much information," she said.

    She will have to wait until the media briefing from the Malaysian Government to find out what happened.

    "My next step is speaking with the Deputy Prime Minister [Michael McCormack] to ask, 'now that this report is out, where do we go from here?'

    "Our loved ones are on that plane, we want answers. Something happened."

    Ms Weeks's theory remains something happened to the plane and it had nothing to do with the pilot.

    "I believe something happened with the plane and the pilot tried to turn around.

    "The plane might have been on autopilot for seven hours before it dropped in the ocean.

    "That's my theory, but it is still just such a mystery. I hope one day we will have the answers."

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    When you're such a lowlife fraudster even FOX won't associate with you

    Fury over plan to make movie linking MH370 to organ harvesting conspiracy

    A FORMER network executive who claims she has ?proof? backing up her gruesome MH370 theory is raising funds for a movie.

    Marnie O?Neill@marnieoneill7 31, 20189:29AM

    New findings in report on MH370 mystery

    WHEN former Fox executive Darlene Lieblich Tipton lost her job 46 days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished with 239 people on board, she was initially greeted with a mixture of sympathy and pity.

    Ms Tipton claimed she had just been sacked as vice president of the network?s standards and practices department for using her work email to organise a fundraiser for families of those on board.

    The truth was far less noble. Ms Tipton had contacted Sarah Bajc, the girlfriend of American MH370 passenger Philip Wood, claiming she and her husband Ken Tipton had proof those on board were ?alive?.

    In a series of increasingly bizarre emails, she claimed Ken had ?visions? of passengers during a stint in hospital for spinal surgery. She promised to reveal the plane?s location and raise millions for Ms Bajc on the condition she agreed to waive all future compensation claims.

    Ms Bajc, an intelligent, rational person who has been interviewed by in the past, was shocked by the approaches and alerted Fox, according to pilot and MH370 author Christine Negroni, who documented the bizarre episode in her blog.

    Sarah Bajc and her partner of nine years, American Philip Wood, who was on board missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Picture Facebook/Sarah.BajcSource:Supplied

    Veteran Fox news executive Darlene Tipton poses with an Emmy Award Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

    Ms Bajc warned that someone ?posing as a management person working for Fox, or at worst an actual management person at Fox who is capitalizing (sic) on her role with you? had contacted her with the strange claims, Ms Negroni recalled.

    Fox responded by firing Ms Tipton, an Emmy award-winning network veteran of 24 years.

    Undeterred, Ms Tipton went ahead with several online fundraisers, including one called Finding Philip Wood which raised $US100,000 ($A135,000) without the consent of his family or Ms Bajc or any indication as to what the money would be used for.

    Now Ms Tipton is back with another money-making scheme; she?s crowd-funding to make a $US27million ($A36 million) movie claiming MH370 was deliberately disappeared to cover up China?s involvement in organ harvesting.

    Ms Tipton claims the body parts were harvested from members of the Falun Gong group, which is outlawed in China where it?s been labelled a ?cult?, as part of an ?on demand? organ transplant scheme for rich people.

    To make matters worse, she has been using the publicity generated by the Malaysian Government?s final report into the missing plane ? which was released yesterday ? to spruik her movie, titled ?Malaysia 370?.

    And it appears to be working. To date Ms Tipson has raised more than $US760,000 ($A1.02 million) from well-meaning members of the public.

    Darlene and Ken Tipton?s Malaysia 370 website has raised almost $US800,000 from public donations. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

    Darlene and Ken Tipton have told relatives of those lost on MH370 that they know where the plane is and even have mobile phone footage from those on-board. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

    ?Malaysia 370 ... exposes the horrific persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese government and how it is inextricably tied to the missing aeroplane,? she says of the film?s synopsis.

    ?In China millions of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience have been arrested and sentenced to forced labour camps where tens of thousands have endured tortuous and barbaric harvesting of their organs while fully awake with no anaesthesia.

    ?Their organs are then transplanted into waiting patients, typically foreigners, who have paid high fees.?

    Ms Tipton cites a 2017 Vision Times article quoting exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, claiming ?it backs up the information and cell phone video? from inside the missing plane.

    She has also changed the story of her sacking to suit her new movie-making idea, now insisting Fox sacked her because it was afraid she would ?jeopardise business relations and film financing operations with China?.

    Darlene?s husband Ken Tipton claimed to have had ?visions? of passengers on board MH370. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

    Veteran Fox news executive Darlene Tipton was fired after her bizarre approach to Sarah Bajc, the partner of MH370 passenger Philip Wood. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

    Not only does Ms Tipton repeat her outrageous claims about passengers being alive ? she embellishes them.

    ?Darlene Lieblich Tipton was a vice president at Fox Cable Networks in Los Angeles,? the website states.

    ?During this time, Darlene and a few others were at a private meeting to discuss the contents of a thumb drive. The drive contained detailed information and previously unseen video footage regarding the disappearance of Malaysia Flight #370.

    ?The information and cell phone video, some of which came from inside and outside the plane from March 8-12 of 2014 and some that was taken in a hospital, explained in detail what happened to Malaysia Flight #370, why it happened, and who was responsible.

    ?No one was more shocked than Darlene, and if she hadn?t seen it herself she wouldn?t have believed it,? the website continues.

    ?She insisted that the information and footage should be released to the public as soon as possible, despite overwhelming pressure to keep the information confidential so as not to jeopardise business relations and film financing options with China.

    ?This was unacceptable to Darlene and she secretly made a copy of the thumb drive to be uploaded to YouTube. A few hours before the planned upload to YouTube and just short of 25 years at Fox, Darlene was fired.?

    The new fundraiser has not gone down well with MH370 watchers and investigators, with Ms Tipton coming under fire after spruiking her latest fundraiser on Twitter in the lead-up to the release of Malaysia?s so called final report into the missing aircraft.

    ?If you have relevant information that would help us find #MH370, disclose it,? wrote Dr Victor Iannello, a member of the Independent Group of aviation experts who advised the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) during the first search.

    ?Wait, the plane has not been found yet and no one knows what happened that night to MH370,? said former pilot Edward Baker.

    ?I presume this is a work of fiction? There?s no way of knowing what the passengers and crew did, or did not do.? has contacted Ms Tipton for comment.

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    New theory that it crashed of Christmas Island (where the red crab tide happens every year & where Australia had a notorious immigration detention centre until Oct 2018)

    This theory comes just after claims in November that relatives of MH370 victims located more debris around Madagascar

    (I have a headache & can't be fucked pasting the articles & pix - will fix it later)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    New theory that it crashed of Christmas Island (where the red crab tide happens every year & where Australia had a notorious immigration detention centre until Oct 2018)

    This theory comes just after claims in November that relatives of MH370 victims located more debris around Madagascar

    (I have a headache & can't be fucked pasting the articles & pix - will fix it later)
    I got you

    The most extensive search in aviation history has failed to find Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 after it mysteriously diverted course on March 8, 2014. Now an engineer at a top Danish university has claimed we?ve been looking in the wrong place.

    He has come up with a possible new flight plan that conforms with the data we have. And it looks nothing like those that guided search efforts before.

    It puts MH370?s probable crash site off Christmas Island, south of Jakarta. And he speculates the missing aircraft?s new possible track means a hijacker could have ?bailed out?.

    The confirmed track of Flight MH370 as recorded by military and civilian radars before it disappeared.

    When it comes to finding MH370, There?s never been much to go on.

    Shortly after the Boeing 777 took off, its radar transponders and communications systems were all shut down. It was a sinister, deliberate act. It meant that, once out of ground-based radar range, nobody could ?see? where the aircraft was.

    But whoever tried to make the aircraft invisible overlooked one thing: engine monitoring sensors that would automatically report to overhead satellites.

    Searchers used these signals, along with inferred flight speeds and courses, to mark-out a broad patch of the Southern Ocean far to the southwest of Perth as the most likely place MH370 went down.

    But, despite extensive surface and subsurface searches, nothing has been found.

    Now, Professor Martin Kristensen, an engineer at Aarhaus University in Denmark, has published a new mathematical analysis of MH370?s radar and satellite data.
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    We know that instead of heading north to Vietnam, flight MH370 deviated to the east. It was tracked by military radar until it passed out of range into the Andaman Sea, apparently headed towards India.

    From this point, only the ?handshake? calls to the Inmarsat 3F1 satellite sitting above the Indian Ocean reveal the Boeing was still in the air.

    The fractional time difference between when the ?handshake? was sent, and when it was received by Inmarsat, offered investigators a clue. That time gap revealed how far the aircraft was from the satellite at the time it was made.

    But little more.

    So each of the hourly calls allowed a planet-spanning circle to be plotted, with the Inmarsat at its centre. MH370 was somewhere on those circles at the time each signal was received.

    The vast bulk of the circle could be eliminated through simple math: how far along each arc could the aircraft ? flying at its maximum speed and within the range of the fuel it carried ? have been capable of reaching in the time since its last confirmed position?

    Problem is, each of the seven recorded ?handshakes? produced a broader and broader range of possibilities.

    However, most of these could also be eliminated.

    Those arcs extended over land and populated areas ? also covered by civilian and commercial radars. MH370 hadn?t been detected along any of these paths.

    Which is why investigators plotted possible tracks that took the Boeing 777 out to sea.

    But the ?handshakes? held one more clue.

    It?s called ?Doppler shift?.

    It?s the minuscule ?stretching? of a signal as its source moves towards or away from the receiver.


    The Doppler shift reveals the relative velocity of MH370 and Inmarsat at the time each ?handshake? was made. And the satellite was in an orbit that kept it almost stationary over the Indian Ocean.

    Once again, it?s not a smoking gun.

    There?s a broad range of relative velocities that can be produced by an aircraft flying at different angles, at different speeds.

    But it does offer another set of boundaries within which MH370 must have followed.

    It all comes down to probabilities.

    And that?s where Kristensen comes in.

    He built a mathematical model that takes into account all of these limiting elements.

    His argument is that MH370 can only have gone down where the boundaries of speed, fuel, ?handshake? signals and doppler shift all ?overlap?.

    ?We find four independent solutions with the final part of the flight following a great circle,? his research paper declares.

    Figure 74, on page 99 from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau's final report shows the "x marks the spot" moment, where the flight meets the famous 7th arc (the final attempted satellite handshake with the airliner) Picture: ATSB

    Two of these could immediately be dismissed.

    One was over India. The other China. Both would have taken the Boeing through radar and mobile phone networks. And neither site would produced the debris found washed up on Indian Ocean shores.

    A third location conforms with the area already searched. But, despite two extensive ? and expensive ? searches, no trace of the aircraft has been found there.

    But the fourth probable site has not been investigated.

    ?Our best solution leads to an entirely different location agreeing with other data from debris, acoustics and an eyewitness report, providing a clear conclusion where to find the plane,? Kristensen said.


    The final patch of the Earth?s surface which lines up with all of MH370?s flight parameters sits in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of Australia?s Christmas Island.

    It seems counterintuitive.

    To get there, MH370 must have done an abrupt U-turn in the Bay of Bengal, and then flown along the south coast of Indonesia.

    ?We propose instead a new, focused search zone of 3500 km2 centred at (13.279˚ South, 106.964˚ East) with slightly elliptical shape along the 7th arc and a total length of 140km and width of 30km,? Kristensen?s report reads.

    ?The probability of finding the plane there is above 90 per cent?.

    The proposed new course followed by Flight MH370 before it crashed into the Indian Ocean. Picture: Kristensen et al

    Departing from his math, Kristensen points to the unexplained nature of the barnacles found on MH370s debris as conforming with a crash in the nutrient-poor but warm waters off Indonesia, before entering the colder West Australian Current.

    ?However the line of circumstantial evidence does not stop here where some readers may already be convinced,? his report adds.

    Kristensen refers to an eyewitness account from a fishing boat to the north of Bandar Aceh, at Indonesia?s extreme western end, that night. It reported a westward-flying aircraft diving to a lower altitude and making a turn southward. This account was just one among many such sightings ? including from the Maldives far to India?s south.

    But this one fits with Kristensen?s plots.

    After this, though, he indulges in some wild speculation.


    Kristensen argues that the course and behaviour of MH370 points towards a carefully planned attempt to deliberately conceal the aircraft?s course.

    ?There is also something special about the Christmas Island route going through the intertropical convergence zone where satellite detection and long-range radar are hampered by tropical thunderstorms, indicating intelligent planning,? he writes.

    ?Most likely the perpetrator(s) also knew about the handshakes and deliberately directed and timed the flight to get close to the worst possible mathematical data-entanglement with satellite movement through spatial correlation, making it almost impossible to find the plane because this allows for a multitude of solutions with similar fitting quality.?

    Why take such drastic action?

    ?The only plausible explanations are that they wanted to land in Banda Aceh or abort the flight by parachute,? Kristensen writes.

    ?Since the aeroplane did not land, the only option is parachuting.

    ?In order to do this they had to fly low and slow ? to open a hatch and get out.

    ?They programmed a return to normal flying-height into the autopilot before jumping.

    ?Therefore the plane returned to 11km height after Bandar Aceh without a pressurized cabin (due to the leak through the open hatch) causing death for everybody on board who might still have been alive.?

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    Relatives claim to have found MH370 debris

    Relatives of people who went missing on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in 2014 have retrieved what they believe are new pieces of debris from the aircraft and will present them to the Malaysian government this week.

    Flight MH370 was on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, including six Australians, when it disappeared and became one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

    Malaysian and international investigators believe the jet veered thousands of miles off course from its scheduled route before eventually plunging into the Indian Ocean.

    But no one knows why.

    In all, 27 pieces of aircraft debris have been collected from various places around the world but only three wing fragments that washed up along the Indian Ocean coast have been confirmed to be from MH370.

    The next of kin said in a brief statement on Wednesday they would meet Malaysia's transport minister on Friday "to hand over newly recovered debris".

    Calvin Shim, whose wife was a crew member on the plane, told Reuters that the group planned to hand over five pieces of debris found off Madagascar, where some debris has been found before.

    The most recent discovery was in August, he said.

    In May, Malaysia called off a three-month search by US firm Ocean Infinity, which spanned 112,000 sq km in the southern Indian Ocean and ended with no significant findings.

    It was the second major search after Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless $A200 million search across an area of 120,000 sq km last year.

    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had said in May that the country would consider resuming the search only if new clues come to light.

    In July, investigators released a 495-page report, saying the plane's controls were likely deliberately manipulated to take it off course but they were not able to determine who was responsible.

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    I didn't think of this the other night, but in the very first days after it went down, some guy on an offshore oil rig near Vietnam was insisting he saw MH370 on fire but no-one took him seriously. He ended up being sacked when his claims were leaked

    His sighting doesn't really seem to fit with the new theory either though - unless the plane could"ve flown for hours while it was on fire. You'd think someone else would've noticed a burning passenger plane if that happened because presumably it would've passed Indonesia again when it turned off course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    Thankyou. I'm out of reps so you'll have to make do with a smiley

    No problem. I am apparently out of them for any of the currently active users. Well, at least the ones I'd actually send rep to.

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