samhill wrote:Richard, I was referring to the battery on the locator device with the black box, they had a general idea where those other planes went down with this one it seems to be getting worse. It's possible they will never find it, it's a big plane but a lot bigger ocean or should I say oceans. You would almost think that someone would take responsibility if it were a terrorist group, they sometimes like to brag.
They have no clear idea where the aircraft may be due to the fact that the transponder stopped sending a signal.
Perhaps the ULB (underwater locator beacon) & ELT (emergency locator transmitter) were not activated?
The engines computers were transmitting data for four hours after ATC lost contact. The electrical power for each engine computer is generated by its own PMA (permanent magnet alternator) driven by a PTO on each engine gearbox. In other words the engine HAD to be operating for this signal to be transmitted.
Maybe the aircraft landed and there is no wreckage and no signals from the locating beacons?
I think it was Grumpy who posted the Stratfor link discussing the software company in TX that does DD contracting. They had 20 or so of their engineers on board. The work they were doing was classified. They were Chinese expats. Could they have been bringing secrets to china?
What about the two Iranians that had stolen passports on board?
What about the wealthy Iranian that paid for theses two guys tickets?
Who were the people the got off the plane?
Did they take their luggage off?
A witness in OBL's son in laws trial in NYC testified that he knew Muslim terrorists were going to high jack an airliner in the east, IIRC.
I love this shite.....I could go on and on and on.