Finally, Data Made Public Shows Why Experts Say Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Ran Out of Fuel and Crashed Into the Indian Ocean

May 27, 2014  •  Post A Comment

"Australia has concluded that the Malaysian passenger jet missing since early March likely crashed into the Indian Ocean after running out of fuel," reports the Voice of America.

The article reports: "The Australian report [relased today, Tuesday, May 27, 2014] said the conclusion was based on analysis of the final brief data exchange between the jet with 239 people aboard and a satellite monitoring air traffic."

The story adds: "The report came as Malaysia released 45 pages of raw satellite data collected by Britain's Inmarsat telecommunications company used to calculate the suspected crash site, believed to be off the western coast of Australia. Flight 370 had been headed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared in the early hours of March 8, but weeks of intensive air and sea searches have found no trace of the Boeing 777."

However, not all the relatives of the passengers on the plane were satisfied with the data released, the story notes, reporting: "A relative of a missing passenger, Steve Wang … found the new information lacking. 'Well, since I have already looked at the report, it only contains the data, but what we want is the full version of the Inmarsat report including the data, and also the way how you calculate. The method and the formula you use. That is also very important, because only simply data means nothing. Only data cannot lead to the conclusion, only data cannot lead to the ending. There must be other analyzing and we want to see the full version of the report,' he said."

If you cliick on this link, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27586980, it will take you to a short BBC video that explains how the data was used to reach the conclusion that the Malaysian jetliner ran out of fuel and crashed.

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