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Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:38 pm

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news...2&objectid=11578855&ref=NZH_FBpage

A curved object which from the photos seems to me to possibly be part of the wing has been found in Thailand.
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:58 pm

I don't know much, but it does look to me like it probably comes from an airplane and was in the sea for a while.
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:04 pm

If the video title is right the piece of wing has been found from Pakphanang which is on the Gulf of Siam side of the peninsula, rather than on the Andaman Sea side... If the aircraft indeed crashed into the Indian Ocean near Western Australia I find it difficult to believe a part would be found from the Gulf of Siam.

Still, sure looks like an aircraft part to me, I just find it difficult to believe that it's from MH370 based on what we know so far. I guess investigators will find out where it's from.
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:15 pm

Quoting pvjin (Reply 2):
If the video title is right the piece of wing has been found from Pakphanang which is on the Gulf of Siam side of the peninsula

I usually stay out of MH370 threads, but I'll feed the groupies by stating the the Gulf of Siam is where they lost radar contact, not too far from this piece. Speculate like crazy!
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:24 pm

Kinda looks like a Belly Fairing. Was thinking a fan cowl, but the round panels and standoff changed my mind.
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:31 pm

This could well wind up like the 77 year search for Titanic. It will probably be found by happenstance until underwater scanning technology advances to the point where larger sections of water can be searched.

I was thinking it appeared to be a section of the aft belly of the aircraft. I am confident Boeing will find part numbers that will verify whether or not it is part of the missing plane.

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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:14 pm

I am not convinced this is from a plane. The rivets/screws protrude quite a lot. More then what I would expect from an airplane.
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:46 pm

Most likely a fairing from a rocket, not built like a structure of an airliner, to many protruding bolt heads and panel numbering projected to be read in the vertical plain.

Just my two cents . . . .
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:19 am

Until 9M-MRO is found, and I doubt it will be, reports like this will come up forever each time something that possibly looks like part of a plane is found somewhere or planted like the safety card hoax...

Quoting AR385 (Thread starter):
A curved object which from the photos seems to me to possibly be part of the wing has been found in Thailand.

Quick, get Boeing out there to take a look!  
Quoting RetiredWeasel (Reply 3):
I usually stay out of MH370 threads, but I'll feed the groupies by stating the the Gulf of Siam is where they lost radar contact, not too far from this piece. Speculate like crazy!

Where is NAV30???  
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:40 am

Looks like a section of thrust reverser C-Duct to me. The NAS 6204 hardware and wiring are aircraft type, but the panel numbering does not look like the RR 892 to me.

EDIT: From these pictures, my C-Duct guess is not likely


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Quoting Starglider (Reply 7):
Most likely a fairing from a rocket, not built like a structure of an airliner, to many protruding bolt heads and panel numbering projected to be read in the vertical plain.

That is possible, I've never seen rocket structure up close.

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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:00 am

At the link, if one scrolls down, it looks a lot like a piece off the Japanese H-11A rocket......

You are here.
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:16 am

That looks like it to me CALTECH. Good find.
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:03 am

Quoting enilria (Reply 1):
it probably comes from an airplane and was in the sea for a while.

....2yrs in salt water would make any metal look like that, or worse.
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:45 am

Reuters: piece unlikely to have been from MH370 - http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-wreckage-idUSKCN0V10SG

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Experts said that while powerful currents sweeping the Indian Ocean could deposit debris thousands of kilometers away, wreckage was extremely unlikely to have drifted across the equator into the northern hemisphere.

"The markings, engineering, and tooling apparent in this debris strongly suggest that it is aerospace related," said Waldron. "It will need to be carefully examined, however, to determine it's exact origin."

Other possible sources of aerospace debris included the launching of space rockets by India eastwards over the Bay of Bengal, he said.
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:06 am

To my eyes, definitely a H-IIa rocket fairing. Compare the hexagonal bolt pattern on the two access ports on the picture from Thailand and a photo of a launch-ready vehicle just above the upper-most orange segment of the rocket. The proximity of the ports and the pattern is likely unique to the H-IIa.



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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:21 am

Never saw these kind of nut heads or bolts on a boeing,, could be space junk
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:49 am

Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501?
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:55 am

Quoting OceanATC (Reply 16):

No, this is sure not from a ac. Look at the photo in reply14 (307/308) and really believe a part could be fixed (e.g. with screws) looking out of a planes (not rocket) fuselage? I dont.
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:50 am

It's unlikely to be from the B777 aircraft.
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:14 am

Quoting jetjeanes (Reply 15):
Never saw these kind of nut heads or bolts on a boeing

These bolts are NAS62xx tension bolts (see spec below). Protruding head bolts are commonly used on assemblies not exposed to the airflow.

http://www.coastfab.com/uploads/4/1/...3/41432063/nas6203-6220_rev_10.pdf
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:26 am

Looks like a rocket body part to me. The curve is too wide for an RR engine. And the 777 doesn't feature any part like that on it's fuselage.
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:37 pm

It's a rocket part, but it's not from the rocket type pictured, which is an Mitsubishi H2A rocket with an S4 fairing. The debris shows that the upper part and the lower part has 2 different curve radii. It looks like it's from the H2A/H2B rocket with the S5 fairing. Some more details available here: http://bit.ly/1OPKqhf
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:54 pm

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 21):
It's a rocket part, but it's not from the rocket type pictured, which is an Mitsubishi H2A rocket with an S4 fairing. The debris shows that the upper part and the lower part has 2 different curve radii. It looks like it's from the H2A/H2B rocket with the S5 fairing. Some more details available here: http://bit.ly/1OPKqhf

Spoil sport...I was looking forward to 5 threads of speculation that the flight did disappear where it lost contact...
 
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:32 pm

LOL!    Suggest Delete and hope it's deleted before the trolls come back!   
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RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:47 pm

Quoting mandala499 (Reply 23):

LOL!    Suggest Delete and hope it's deleted before the trolls come back!  

It would be a sad day if we start deleting posts that makes sense just to see the trolls posting...they (we?  Wow! ) don't need much to come out and play... 

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