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Old 31-05-2014, 11:00   #16
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Re: I Think I Saw MH370

Just keep trying. I think you are right in reporting it.
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Re: I Think I Saw MH370

I think admitting insanity makes you well qualified as a cruiser


By the way, your track shows a nice little work to weather for a few days. Well done!
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Re: I Think I Saw MH370

By the way,

Overlay this projected flight path map with SS's

A bit close, eh?

Extend the line from waypoint Igari to Vampi and it goes right over SS's track.




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Re: I Think I Saw MH370

Well, if it makes you feel any better, your account makes the most sense of any theories I have read.
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By the way,

Overlay this projected flight path map with SS's

A bit close, eh?

Extend the line from waypoint Igari to Vampi and it goes right over SS's track.
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I don't think so. On my track the red line indicates our progress from around 2am till 6am when I was on watch, and it puts us North West (ish) of Bandar Aceh.
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Re: I Think I Saw MH370

As the ATSB are most heavily involved in the investigation I would first contact them, on the number you already have:

Report an accident or incident:
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Telephone ATSB (toll-free, 24 hours): 1800 011 034
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You may also consider making a report to your national authority, be it the AAIB (UK), NTSB (US) or other.

Bear in mind that false memories can be very, very powerful. Not recording the event in the log at the time doesn't help your case in that respect, but clearly it does not totally discount your testimony either.

That you word any reports carefully and make every effort to remain consistent is of course important. Telephone rather than email will be taken more seriously, and writing down the events as you remember them as fully as you can so you can work from a script when relating them would be a good idea - if you haven't already done so.

The reports of a 'plane on fire' seen so far have been largely discounted as being in the wrong area given what we now know about the flight path. That your route takes you underneath the flight path gives your account a significance which theirs never had.

Contacting the ATSB and making no other public statements (bar this one) is perhaps the most 'professional' way to continue. Of course, anyone here can now send a link to this thread to any news agency so the matter is somewhat out of your hands unless you ask the mods to delete the thread. If PPRuNe gets a sniff of this thread (which is where most journos looking for aviation scoops hang out) then of course the music will be brought whether you like it or not. If this is the way you want to go though, I can link this thread up to PPRuNe.
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Thanks for the feedback.

Tonight is the first time I've actually really looked at it properly, and the questions in this thread have been what have encouraged me to explore what I saw. This thread constitutes the only record I have of it. If it helps to make sense of what happened, I'll be glad. If not, then nothing lost, except my credibility.

I'm not interested in media. I would prefer not to see any of them, it would unsettle the dogs. Plus we are currently couchsurfing while the boat is on the hard getting all the leaks fixed, and it would be just rude to our hosts if journos appeared on the doorstep. And all I have is, like you say, what's in my memory, and even I doubt the accuracy of that!

I think the comparison of the track Mark found and my track is interesting, though, since it's possible that after the KOREX waypoint it turned South (ish). That would take it right over our stern.
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Fair enough. The ball is, as they say, very much in your court.

Having taken a closer look at your track the sighting isn't consistent with the known (radar tracked) part of the flight. There is nothing to stop it being part of the track after the flight left radar coverage and turned south. Indeed, this is fairly consistent with your report - the aircraft would be heading in a southerly direction, somewhat to the west of your position.

If you have the time, posting or PMing the complete GPS log would be useful for me to plot your course, and compare it more directly with the track for the flight. Knowing what angle the aircraft was above the horizon would also be useful in determining distance from your boat.

If you are sure the memory originated before you made land - even if it is hazy - then we cannot underestimate the significance of this.
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Do you have Garmin Mapsource? If so, we'll send you the whole track. Can you PM me your email address?
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I think the comparison of the track Mark found and my track is interesting, though, since it's possible that after the KOREX waypoint it turned South (ish). That would take it right over our stern.
Those tracks I attached are only projections. No one knows where the planes real track was. But it certainly appears to have crossed yours.

All the need is your track and time codes in their computer and pushing a button will tell them if there is a match in about 10 seconds.
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Do you have Garmin Mapsource? If so, we'll send you the whole track. Can you PM me your email address?
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Good on ya for reporting it in Saucy..
It may amount to nothing much.. but.. on the other hand your sighting, height assessment and the fact it was ablaze may well bring a revised estimation to the possible crash site of the plane..
and that could help bring closure to a lot of folk if they find it..
Lets face it.. all that they've managed to date is to chase their own tails around the Indian Ocean..
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Re: I Think I Saw MH370

HWMBO

GPS tracks Attached CSV and excel format 2am to 6am

I am HE WHO MUST BE OBEYED! Not sure where saucy got HWMO from? Maybe something sexist?
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GPS tracks Attached CSV and excel format 2am to 6am

I am HE WHO MUST BE OBEYED! Not sure where saucy got HWMO from? Maybe something sexist?
Presume from an 80's TV program.. dodgy car salesman petty crim referred to his Missus as She Who Must Be Obeyed..
Arthur Daley.. I think it was.. can't remember the name of the show tho'..
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