New Lead To MH370?

It was reported on Astro Awani Facebook that a police report was made in Sandakan of a supposedly MH370 plane crash site on an island in Southern Philippines. It was reported that a few hunters stumble upon a plane wreckage with Malaysian flag on it.

Where is Sugbay Island?

Map of Sugbay Island south of Philippines and East of Sabah
Map of Sugbay Island south of Philippines and East of Sabah

The police report was made in Sandakan by Jamil Omar on Friday.

According to Jalaludin, Jamil claimed his aunt Siti Kayam had stumbled upon the aircraft wreckage on Sugbay Island, Tawi-Tawi.

“Jamil claimed his aunt had entered the aircraft wreckage which had many human skeletons and bones. She also found a Malaysian flag measuring 70 inches long and 35 inches wide,” he said.- Astro Awani

Whether its really MH370 remains to be confirmed.

Read also Claim of Plane Wreckage on Sugbay Island fuels speculation

MH370 Day 13 New Hope

Something Big Down There

A P8 Poseidon, which is checking on objects suspected to be debris of MH370 some 2,500km southwest of Perth, reports radar hits of significant size

PETALING JAYA: A flight crew scouring the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 say that they were getting radar hits of “significant size”, indicating something was  below the water’s surface.. SOURCE 

Australian Spotted Possible Object On 61 March

Australian Satelitte spotted what might be from MH370 in the Indian Ocean but still need to be verified. Australia through AMSA (Australia Maritime Safety Authority) sent a search team to verify the satellite image.

Satelite Image of what could be from MH370 that has been missing since 8th March 2014
Satelite Image of what could be from MH370 that has been missing since 8th March 2014

MH370 Australian Satelite Image

This new lead spark new hope for the Search and Rescue comprising of 26 nations, the largest SAR team assembled for an air search.

It will still need to be verified when the scout sent by AMSA reached the destination about 2,400 km away SW of Perth in the Indian Ocean. It will take about 4 hours to reach the location. Based on the coordinate the object was spotted somewhere in this area on Google Map.

suspected object location
suspected object location

Read more HERE 

UPDATES

The first search plane arrived back to Perth this evening, confirming it was not able to find debris. Limited visibility hampered the search for flight MH370.

Norvegian ship Car Carrier Hoegh St Petersburg arrived at the area. 

OSLO, March 20 — Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship owner’s said today. – See more at: themalaymailonline  

AMSA Full Statement posted at 2.01PM (Malaysian time) 

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MH370 Reflects Our Defence Alertness?

If an “unidentified” plane had been picked up flouting prescribed procedures or with switched-off transponders or not “squawking” IFF (identification, friend or foe) codes, a series of “air defence measures” would have kicked in – including the scrambling of fighters – to “detect, identify, intercept and destroy” the intruder, an Indian newspaper reported.

The paper also reported that India dismiss the possibility that MAS jet could have flown over her airspace. Indian official said that if a jetliner were to cross the Indian mainland, their primary radars (which bounce radio signals off targets) would have picked it up despite its transponders being switched off (secondary radars beam signals that request information from a plane’s transponders),” said a top Indian Air Force (IAF) officer. -SOURCE

On the morning MH370 went missing, defence radar detected a flying object crossing the northern part of peninsular Malaysia and it was assumed as non hostile, therefore no action were taken to checkout. The assumption it was a commercial flight. After a few days only it was confirmed, through studying of the recording that it might be MH370.

Now, what can we learn from this incident? 

1. Is the route a normal route for commercial airline?  If we check Flightradar24 the route taken by the suspected to be MH370 is not a normal aircraft route. That should put the radar operator on alert and take necessary actions.
2. Why the radar operator think it is a commercial airline since it detected a flying object? A Malaysian military radar showed trace of flight MH370 turning back before it vanished
3. As a layman, I am not sure what kind of detected signal on the radar that can be considered non hostile.
4. If the radar operator alert the defense system during that particular moment and send out reconnaissance jets, maybe the search for MH370 will not drag until day 8 and put Malaysia to shame day by day.

Does that show how weak our air defence is? 

What Is A Transponder?

What Is A Transponder?
A transponder is a radio transmitter in the cockpit that works with ground radar.

SINGAPORE: New evidence has suggested that the transponder on missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 might have been shut down deliberately. Here are 5 things you need to know about transponders. More from SOURCE of thi post

Not Only #MH370, #Bomoh Is Trending Too

BBC said that “Bomoh” had been tweeted more than 200,000 times and been trending worldwide. However the appearance sentiment is shame. Seems that Malaysia had been put to shame with the inclusion of the Bomoh in an effort of searching the missing MH370. Bomoh in the malay language means shaman. By the way the ritual carried out by the Bomoh is against the teaching of Islam and considered as superstition and idoltry.

BBC says, The word “bomoh” is trending worldwide and has been tweeted more than 200,000 times, with the most obvious sentiment expressed being shame, the BBC reported. Read more from SOURCE

Below is a screen capture on a twitter page. However the Google image with the coconut replacing the two “o” , I am not sure whether is real.

MH370 KJ tweeter

 

In the teaching of Islam it is more appropriate to perform the 2 rakaah Solah Hajat (as the botton right picture), a prayer requesting and hoping Allah bestow what is intended by the jemaah. Today Friday 14th March 2014 mosques throughout the country were requested to perform the Solat hajat after the compulsory Friday prayer.

More screen capture below

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Its only March and Malaysia made an inroad by having two words trending on tweeter. Earlier this year was the word “kangkung” or water spinach when the nation spoof the Prime Minister for asking Malaysians to praise the government when they are complaining of the rising cost of food.

Sarawak Report @sarawak_report tweeted “The world has been discovering a lot more about Malaysia since the drama of Flight MH370, resulting in many raised eyebrow.

The appearance of the Bomoh had been spoofed by many in Malaysia and even foreigner as posted on Facebook. Screen capture above shows.

Its a pity that the popularity of Bomoh in searching for the missing MH370 was reported made Malaysian in Egypt been derided.

Later in Parlaiment, Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had also questioned who in Putrajaya had sanctioned the bomoh to conduct rituals inside KLIA to locate the missing jetliner making Malaysia laughing stock.

However, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, minister in the prime minister’s department had denied claims that Putrajaya had hired the bomoh, adding that it was not a directive from the government. For information, the Bomoh did mention he was invited by a high ranking VIP to make his appearance. Who is he or she?

It is also a disgrace when Al Arabiya reported that Malaysia had resorted to using black magic; as a last resort and desperate move to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 and Malaysia is seen as a model Islamic nation.

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A portal or blog called katakcomel.my has alleged that Raja Bomoh was paid RM1.8 million for his “stupid act”, all in the name of helping the government to locate the missing MAS Boeing 777. It’s like rubbing salt into the wounds of Malaysians and those with family members aboard the jet.

MH370 Day 7- Hope Still Alive

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION FROM SAR PRESS CONFERENCE

Why I put up the above notice is that whatever I share on this blog is based on what I read on the internet. Since the missing of MH370 is becoming more mysterious by day, more and more theories pop up and most from individual who wants to be anonymity maybe because they might not be officially with the investigation team.

I am sharing this pieces of information that I found while surfing the net.

ABC News published an article on 13th March 2013 tittled Malaysia Airliner Communications Shut Down Seperately, Says US Official. 

Two U.S. officials tell ABC News the U.S. believes that the shutdown of two communication systems happened separately on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. One source said this indicates the plane did not come out of the sky because of a catastrophic failure.

The data reporting system, they believe, was shut down at 1:07 a.m. The transponder — which transmits location and altitude — shut down at 1:21 a.m. ABC News aviation consultant John Nance said. More from  Source.

Satellite Bleep deepens unprecedented Malaysian Airlines Mystery 

A US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorised to discuss the situation by name, said the Boeing 777-200 wasn’t transmitting data to the satellite, but was instead sending out a signal to establish contact.

Boeing offers a satellite service that can receive a stream of data during flight on how the aircraft is functioning and relay the information to the plane’s home base. The idea is to provide information before the plane lands on whether maintenance work or repairs are needed.

Malaysia Airlines didn’t subscribe to that service, but the plane still had the capability to connect with the satellite and was automatically sending pings, the official said.

“It’s like when your cellphone is off but it still sends out a little ‘I’m here’ message to the cellphone network,’’ the official said. “That’s how sometimes they can triangulate your position even though you’re not calling because the phone every so often sends out a little bleep. That’s sort of what this thing was doing.’’ More from SOURCE

Rada Data Show Jet Heading To Andaman? 

MH370 military radar

Image source as mentioned

Two sources said an unidentified aircraft that investigators believe was Flight MH370 was following a route between navigational waypoints – indicating it was being flown by someone with aviation training – when it was last plotted on military radar off the country’s north-west coast.

The last plot on the military radar’s tracking suggested the plane was flying toward India’s Andaman Islands, a chain of isles between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, they said.

Waypoints are geographic locations, worked out by calculating longitude and latitude, that help pilots navigate along established air corridors. More from SOURCE

Based on those unverified information there is still hope that MH370 and her passengers will be back with their loved ones. What more there are still no pings from the aircraft blackbox.

#MH370 Missing En Route

 

#Pray for MH370
#Pray for MH370

Today abuzz on social media, traditional electronic media and talk of the town is the news that Flight MH370 bound for Beijing China was missing along the route. The last tracked position was off the coast of Vietnam. The plane has 227 passengers and 12 crews. For the manifest of the passenger list CLICK HERE.

There had been confusing news and postings on the social media especially Facebook flooded with unconfirmed latest status of the plight of the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200.

MH370 departed KLIA at 12.35 a.m and was scheduled to land in Beijing at 6.35 a.m. However communication was lost while the plane was crossing the South China Sea towards Vietnam. The jet was being monitored by flight tracking website flightradar24.com which shows the plane’s progress before it vanished.

The last position recorded was at 1.30 a.m Saturday morning.

It has been reported that one of the passenger board the flight with a stolen passport belonging to one, Luigi Maraldi, 37, from Cesena. Read more interesting development HERE.

MH370 schedule Watch the graphic showing the moment MH370 went missing over The South Chine Sea HERE.

MH370 route

When all effort had been deployed for Search and Rescue (SAR) and as member of the public who has very limited knowledge about the aviation  industry, let us not make misleading comments. Let the specialist do their work and the priority now is WHERE IS MH370?

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