Showing posts with label Accident. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Accident. Show all posts

Friday, April 11, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 searchers hear another possible black box ping from Indian Ocean

Last Updated Apr 10, 2014 2:07 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia -- An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean, adding to hopes that searchers will soon pinpoint the object's location and send down a robotic vehicle to confirm if it is a black box from the missing Malaysian jet.
The Australian air force P-3 Orion, which has been dropping sonar buoys into the water near where four earlier sounds were heard, picked up a "possible signal" that may be from a man-made source, said Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search off Australia's west coast.

"The acoustic data will require further analysis overnight," Houston said in a statement.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Chinese Ship Hears Unidentified Ping in Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Report Says Vessel Detects Pulse Signal in Search Area, But Unclear if From Missing Aircraft
The Wall Street Journal
Updated April 5, 2014 12:19 p.m. ET
PERTH, Australia—A Chinese vessel searching for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU 0.00%  Flight 370 detected an unidentified pulse signal on Saturday in the southern Indian Ocean, according to China's state-controlled news agency.

Australian Defence Minister David Johnston said he was optimistic about the report. But he and other Australian and Chinese officials cautioned that there was no proof the signal is related to the jetliner, which authorities believe crashed into the ocean on March 8 with 239 people on board.

Earlier reports of potential signs of the plane, such as debris spotted floating in the ocean, have turned out to be false.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Malaysia releases transcript of Flight 370’s communications between pilots and controllers

By Simon Denyer, Published: April 1 E-mail the writer
BEIJINGMalaysia on Tuesday released the full transcript of radio communications between the pilots on Flight 370 and air traffic controllers but reiterated that there was no indication of anything abnormal before the plane vanished last month.

The government said international investigators and Malaysian authorities still think the plane was deliberately flown off-course in the early hours of March 8 with 239 people on board.
But the possibility that the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will never be unraveled appears to be growing, as the search in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean continues to come up blank.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Malaysian Leader Says Flight 370 Ended in Indian Ocean

The New York Times
PEARCE AIR FORCE BASE, AustraliaMalaysia’s prime minister said Monday that further analysis of satellite data confirmed that the missing Malaysian airliner went down in the southern Indian Ocean with its passengers and crew. The announcement narrowed the search area but left many questions unanswered about why it flew to such a remote part of the world.

Experts had previously held out the possibility that the jet could have flown north instead, toward Central Asia, but the new data showed that it could have gone only south, said the prime minister, Najib Razak.

Friday, March 14, 2014

India Looking for Malaysian Jet as U.S. Sees Air Piracy

By Alan Levin, Kartikay Mehrotra and Anurag Kotoky  Mar 14, 2014 5:37 AM GMT+0200
India’s navy set up a search zone for the missing Malaysian airliner in the Andaman Sea, hundreds of miles off the course of Flight 370, as evidence mounted that the plane may have flown long after controllers lost contact.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Malaysia military tracked missing plane to west coast: source

KUALA LUMPUR Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:12am EDT
(Reuters) - Malaysia's military believes it tracked a missing jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters.

In one of the most baffling mysteries in recent aviation history, a massive search operation for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, now in its fourth day, has so far found no trace of the aircraft or the 239 passengers and crew.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Metro-North Passenger Train Derails in New York, Killing Four

Officials Say 63 Injured in Commuter Train Cars off Tracks Near Spuyten Duyvil Station on Hudson Line
The Wall Street Journal
Updated Dec. 1, 2013 11:28 a.m. ET
A Metro-North train derailed in New York City Sunday morning, killing four people on board and scattering rail cars near the water's edge, authorities said.

The southbound diesel train on the Hudson line derailed about 100 yards from the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx at about 7:30 a.m., a railroad spokeswoman said. Officials said there were 63 others injured, with 11 in critical condition.