May 21, 2014
Open Correspondence to
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston
Head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC)
By: John E. Fiorentino
Dear Air Chief Marshal
This is my second correspondence to you regarding the investigation: into the disappearance of Flight MH370.
It was troubling to learn the following this morning:
Malaysia Airlines MH370 ‘ping’ recordings will not be released as doubts grow over their validity
NEW doubt has crept into the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 after the Australian search agency said it would not make public the audio recordings of four acoustic “ping” signals.
This correspondence is to request in the strongest terms that you reconsider your position on this.
I have been fighting almost from the beginning to get the authorities to understand that the “pings” detected by the Australian ship Ocean Shield could have come from sources other than the black boxes of MH370. In fact, the available evidence indicates it is quite unlikely that the pings originated from the missing aircraft.
My over month long battle with the media finally resulted in CNN breaking this story on its NEWDAY Saturday program, May 10, 2014.
Advice from “experts” about these underwater noises has so far been couched in intransigence and guided by tunnel vision.
The tragedy here takes many forms – not the least of which is the loss of time as these impulses are investigated and re-investigated by whom exactly? The same people who looked at them initially? The same people who thought the frequency changes of the detected impulses had no meaning? The same people who now think those frequency changes are indeed relevant? The same people who reported the signals must have come from a man-made source? The same people who now doubt that they all did?
The supposed “convergence of data” - the Inmarsat “hand-shakes” and the most fortuitous underwater “ping” detections – have in my opinion led you down the Yellow Brick Road to a fools paradise. The Inmarsat data, even if correct was and is incapable of pinpointing the final resting place of MH370 to the degree required by the current scenario. That the Ocean Shield should – on the very first run of the Towed Pinger Locator (TPL) – detect impulses deemed to have come from MH370 is beyond belief. Bells and whistles should have signaled the detection of this fools gold, but all was silent.
The abandonment of other possible scenarios such as a crash or safe wheels down on land has stunted and derailed the investigation. We are fast approaching, if indeed we have not already passed, a critical juncture where there will be no hope of ever finding that plane.
You need to make the tough decisions and take the immediate action necessary to get the investigation back on track.
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