Monday, May 26, 2014

Malaysia Flight 370 Mystery May 26 , 2014 -- SEPANG - The raw data from Inmarsat to be released tomorrow for public consumption ( will the data be " edited " similar to the cockpit conversations ? ) PETALING JAYA: An international group wants Malaysia to explain the content of the preliminary report on Flight MH370 which highlighted a captain’s claims that the aircraft had never left the Malaysian airspace.

Monday, 26 May 2014 17:46

Raw data from Inmarsat to be released to public TOMORROW

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Raw data from Inmarsat to be released to public TOMORROW
SEPANG - The raw data from Inmarsat to be released tomorrow for public consumption.
Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said ‎it would be jointly released by the Department of Civil Aviation and Inmarsat.
Hishammuddin said: "This is what I have been told and that it will be released tomorrow."
Inmarsat is the British satellite firm responsible for pinpointing missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 flight path.
Earlier this month, the next of kin and families of the 239 passengers and crew onboard have requested the authorities to release the data.
MH370 went missing on March 8 whilst it was en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The passengers were made up of more than two thirds of Chinese nationals. -NST


Published: Monday May 26, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday May 26, 2014 MYT 7:20:46 AM

Group: Explain MH370 discrepancy


   
PETALING JAYA: An international group wants Malaysia to explain the content of the preliminary report on Flight MH370 which highlighted a captain’s claims that the aircraft had never left the Malaysian airspace.
The unnamed captain claimed that based on “known information”, MH370 had never left Malaysian airspace.
“Why does he think that the plane never left Malaysian airspace or based on what information did he make this assessment?” asked the group aligned to American Phillip Woods, one of the 239 passengers and crew who had gone missing in the plane on March 8.
The group had sent an analysis of the Preliminary Report on MH370 via e-mail to Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and to representatives of various agencies involved in the search and rescue operation.
In an immediate response, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Aziz Kaprawi said various countries, including the United States, Australia and China, had acknowledged British satellite firm Inmarsat’s calculation indicating that MH370 had crashed in the Indian Ocean.
“Inmarsat data indicated that the aircraft had flown across the Indian Ocean,” he said.
The Boeing 777-2H6ER plane went missing at 1.21am while en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Next-of-kin of the passengers and crew members had demanded for Inmarsat’s raw data to be made available to the public so that people could justify its deduction.
This had prompted acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to instruct the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to discuss with Inmarsat on the release of the raw data.
Aziz said the armed forces had verified a possible turn back, as no other aircraft was scheduled to fly in the area at that time.
Other questions raised by the group include why the Australian Defence Force, which allegedly had capability to observe northern air and sea activities up to 3,000km, did not confirm if it had detected MH370 over the Indian Ocean before it went missing.
The group also questioned why there were no radar feedback from Singapore, Thailand and Indo­nesia.
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called on Boeing to explain its patent for “uninterruptible” autopilot system where an aeroplane could be controlled via remote access as part of its counter-terrorism measures.
Stressing that it was not fair to blame MAS and Malaysia over the missing plane, he said Boeing should have the answers as it built and equipped the aircraft.
Dr Mahathir said Boeing would have ensured the communications and GPS equipment in the aircraft could not be easily disabled, as those were vital to the safety and operation of the plane.