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    Re: Flight 370
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2014 Mar 23, 23:17 -0700
    First the search area has to be localized by spotting debris on the surface. It is a whole lot easier to search vast expanses of water when you are looking for something on the surface. Then, after it is localized they will do computations to account for the drift of the surface stuff and then determine where to start the search on the bottom. Hopefully they will do this before the pingers on the flight recorders stop working or else it will probably an impossible task to ever find the flight recorders. It took two years to find them from AF447 and the crash site was localized almost immediately.

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    From: Rommel John Miller <rommeljmiller---.net>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:31 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Flight 370


    My big question is that few people have brought up the possibility of Woods Hole going over to help look for the lost airliner. Consider the Air France disaster a few years back in the South Atlantic on route from Beunos Aires to Paris. Plane goes down in a storm with little indication except a wide and long path where she might've gone down. The find the tail stabalizer and some other parts afloat on the surface. But the main fuselage was down some two to three miles. The search for the Black box of the flight and the location of the wreckage goes on for two years, and Woods Hole is there. They do find the black box, several bodies, and lots of debris. Now the search area for this flight is wider and longer, sure. But look how long people were looking for the Titanic and yet Ballard and crew find it after many exhaustive years and months of looking. What Ballard had that others didn't was all this high powered search equipment. Those high intensity search lights on the two unmanned sea craft that they can send down is phenomonal. And yet no one is really talking about sending the one group on the face of the planet, and even though it is over half-a-world away that could possibly find it a lot easier than planes doing soundings 3,000 feet up. The military vessels just aren't equiped for this sort of thing, Woods Hole is specialized and they haven't been asked yet. Beats me as to why.
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