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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:52 am

If the pilot wanted to make a mystery of his last flight then he would have succeeded.
 
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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:46 am

hamiltondaniel wrote:
gia777 wrote:
i dont believe we dont have the technology yet


Unfortunately, your beliefs don't do much to alter reality. Despite all of the incredible technologies you mention, we really don't have any very good method to survey large swaths of deep ocean for small objects. Most scientists will tell you that the bottom of the ocean is harder to get to - and more mysterious - than the surface of Mars.



Not quite true. Its not harder to get to the bottom of the ocean than Mars, we do have the technology, we had it in the 90s when i did my Oceanography degree, the main problem is the economics. It requires expensive ships with expensive crews to spend months and months at at time out in an enormous ocean. It takes weeks of sailing just to get to the likely locations. Who is going to pay for it? Sad but unfortunately true.
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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:22 am

Agrajag wrote:
hamiltondaniel wrote:
gia777 wrote:
i dont believe we dont have the technology yet


Unfortunately, your beliefs don't do much to alter reality. Despite all of the incredible technologies you mention, we really don't have any very good method to survey large swaths of deep ocean for small objects. Most scientists will tell you that the bottom of the ocean is harder to get to - and more mysterious - than the surface of Mars.



Not quite true. Its not harder to get to the bottom of the ocean than Mars, we do have the technology, we had it in the 90s when i did my Oceanography degree, the main problem is the economics. It requires expensive ships with expensive crews to spend months and months at at time out in an enormous ocean. It takes weeks of sailing just to get to the likely locations. Who is going to pay for it? Sad but unfortunately true.


The problem is also the likely locations. If you fill an Olympic swimming pool with muddy water (so your visibility is around 25cm) and throw a coin in it, it will take ages to find said coin if you do not know where to start searching.
This just costs too much. The problem inherently lies in the fact, that you can not observe the ocean floor with optical devices. Finding something on the surface of the moon or mars? Relatively easy, finding something on the surface of Venus (assuming it is not burned to dust), really really hard, you need to send a probe that scans the whole planetary surface with SAR for example, if you do not know where to look.
Same kind of goes for MH370. Who will pay for it? Especially as it is an MH flight. If it would have been an AF/LH/UA/DL, etc. There would be way more funding for a search as the countries of origin would be very interested to figure out the secret of what happened.
 
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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:38 am

Since pieces have been found in multiple places in Africa, is it not possible that this plane was just completely shattered and there is no major part to be found? As for bodies, they would have been torn into small pieces to and long digested by ocean wildlife.
 
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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:41 am

what the size of max large part of MD-11 found? did they found tail?
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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:56 am

As soon as China hands it over.
 
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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:37 pm

After accomplishing their primary mission of finding the USS Scorpion and USS Thresher, they had 12 remaining days to find the Titanic. The rest is history.


Just a small nitpick, the US Navy already knew where Thresher and Scorpion lay. They'd visited both wrecks multiple times. They just didn't want the Soviets to know their locations since boats of both and similar classes were still in service when Ballard went looking, survey the wrecks for themselves, and possibly learn something of a combat related or design value. Ballard's job was to survey both wrecks for deterioration, especially nuclear leakage and contamination. But yes, the Titanic search was a cover for this secret survey mission. He just didn't have much time to search for Titanic because surveying Scorpion and Thresher took far longer than anticipated. Weather may have been a factor, if memory serves.
 
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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:28 pm

No, it won't be found unless it happens to be by complete accident (no pun intended). It's just too large of an area with no real idea of where it is.
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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:49 pm

CitizenJustin wrote:
Realistically, I can’t see how MH370 could translate onto the screen successfully.


Since when have Hollywood (or any other film-maker) ever let facts -- or the lack of them -- get in the way of making a film?
 
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Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:30 pm

DrPaul wrote:
CitizenJustin wrote:
Realistically, I can’t see how MH370 could translate onto the screen successfully.


Since when have Hollywood (or any other film-maker) ever let facts -- or the lack of them -- get in the way of making a film?


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