|Quoting fooflyboy (Reply 168):|
am I correct in assuming that the northern arc is being actively searched as well?
This is a worthy inquiry.
Is there any official indication that the "northern arc" is still under examination, particularly for the crashed remains of the airplane as well as any indication that it might be on the ground following a controlled landing? With the focus on the southern Indian Ocean west of Perth is there a tacit acknowledgement that even if the current possibilities of debris do not pan out, that the evidence is strongest in support of the "southern arc"?
The dispatch of the German frigates with deep-water search equipment suggests (given their ~2 week transit time) an emphasis on trying to detect and locate the CVR/FDR before they cease transmitting. Again, one can infer that the expectation of finding the airplane is clearly along the "southern arc".
The Talking Heads who have espoused the "on the ground in Pakistan" and "landed at Isfahan," along with the "friends of friends" who have touted their "inside" sources at DHS and other alphabet soup agencies have been amazingly NORDO.
KC-135A, A(RT), D, E, E(RT), Q, R, EC-135A, C, G, L, RC-135S, U, V, W, X, TC-135S, W