Missing Airplane “Very Likely” To Be Found By July

The Guardian: The man in charge of the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 believes it is “very likely” the plane will be found in the next four months, even as the multimillion dollar search effort enters what is likely to be its final stage. In the two years since the plane disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board, its only confirmed trace has been a barnacle-encrusted flaperon wing that washed up on the French island of Reunion last July. …

“It’s as likely on the last day [of the search] as on the first that the aircraft would be there. We’ve covered nearly three-quarters of the search area, and since we haven’t found the aircraft in those areas, that increases the likelihood that it’s in the areas we haven’t looked at yet.” …

The complexities surrounding the search are immense: the area is six days’ sail from the nearest shore and previously unmapped, with water depths of up to 6,000m and underwater mountains, crevasses and 2,000m sheer drops. It is being covered at a rate of two knots – about walking pace. …

With the end of the search in sight, every day that it does not throw up the plane casts doubt in the minds of even those who take the “ghost flight” theory as given. “Some of the people who believe it has to be in the search box are thinking they’ve probably missed it,” says Wise. The example he gives is of mowing a lawn: in theory, you can cut every single blade of grass. But it’s very easy to leave gaps, even if you are systematic and precise.


Unlike most people, I haven’t forgotten about this missing plane.  I don’t think I have to list all of my documentation over the past 2 years, but the proof is in the pudding.  I can’t sleep at night.  I’m obsessed with finding this fucking airplane.  I’ll do anything short of getting on a plane and scuba diving in the middle of the Indian Ocean to find it myself.  Although I will say I’m fairly confident I can locate it in 35 minutes tops.  But I digress.

“It’s as likely on the last day [of the search] as on the first that the aircraft would be there. We’ve covered nearly three-quarters of the search area, and since we haven’t found the aircraft in those areas, that increases the likelihood that it’s in the areas we haven’t looked at yet.”

I nominate this for Quote of the Year.  “We the murderer down to 3 people and since it’s not the first 2, we’re pretty sure it’s number three.” Have to respect that though.  Head of the search committee knows that there’s a TON of pressure to find this plane in the remaining area, so he’s going all in with all chips in this basket.  I will say that the analogy of ‘mowing a lawn and missing a few blades of glass every single time regardless of strategy’ is not a good look.

There’s a plane at the bottom of the ocean (most likely).  Send some submarines down there and get this thing done.  And if it’s not there, well then there’s only 2 other possibilities.  A)  They landed on some remote island and are stranded there.  B) Alien abduction.  Don’t rule it out because you don’t know enough to disprove that theory.

PS – Couldn’t help myself.

 

 

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