... Flight 17 with 295 people aboard appears to have been shot down by military forces.
Amerikos lyderis Barackas Obama pareiškė, kad Rusija remia Ukrainoje siaučiančius teroristus, kurie numušė „Malaizijos avialinijų“ lėktuvą ir pražudė šimtus žmonių.
„Rusija remia separatistus, treniruoja juos ir teikia jiems karinę techniką. Mes pasitikėsime Rusija ir laukiame iš jos žingsnių. Kariniai veiksmai privalo būti nutraukti, tyrėjams turi būti sudarytos sąlygos išsiaiškinti visas katastrofos aplinkybes, - sakė B.Obama.
„Privalome sugrąžinti aukų kūnus ir išsiaiškinti, kas iš tiesų įvyko. Niekas negali panaikinti tų vaizdų, kuriuos matėme ir jie atskleis mums tiesą. Ukrainoje privalo būti atstatyta taika. Ukraina dėjo žingsnius, kad padėtis būtų suvaldyta, bet separatistai toliau siautėjo. Rusija nedarė jokių žingsnių“, - teigė JAV prezidentas.
Greičiausiai, tai ir buvo viena iš priežasčių, kodėl B.Obama kol kas nekalbėjo apie konkrečius veiksmus - iki šiol nėra tikrai žinoma, kaip ir kodėl įvyko tragedija.
Kaip tai nežinoma?
Kaip tai nežinoma?
Malaysia Flight 17 was shot down by a missile Thursday over eastern Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, according to authorities.
- authority (n.)
- early 13c., autorite "book or quotation that settles an argument," from Old French auctorité "authority, prestige, right, permission, dignity, gravity; the Scriptures" (12c.; Modern French autorité), from Latin auctoritatem (nominative auctoritas) "invention, advice, opinion, influence, command," from auctor "master, leader, author" (see author (n.)).
Usually spelled with a -c- in English till 16c., when it was dropped in imitation of the French. Meaning "power to enforce obedience" is from late 14c.; meaning "people in authority" is from 1610s. Authorities "those in charge, those with police powers" is recorded from mid-19c.
- author (n.)
- c.1300, autor "father," from Old French auctor, acteor "author, originator, creator, instigator (12c., Modern French auteur), from Latin auctorem (nominative auctor) "enlarger, founder, master, leader," literally "one who causes to grow," agent noun from auctus, past participle of augere "to increase" (see augment). Meaning "one who sets forth written statements" is from late 14c. The -t- changed to -th- 16c. on mistaken assumption of Greek origin.
Jei autorius augintų, gal nebūtų from Old French auctor, acteor...
26 April 2014 Saturday
Obama arrives in Malaysia for 3-day visit
The mystery of the flight’s sudden and complete disappearance has even the world’s top air safety authorities baffled. “Air-safety and antiterror authorities on two continents appeared equally stumped about what direction the probe should take,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
• Fact #1: All Boeing 777 commercial jets are equipped with black box recorders that can survive any on-board explosion
No explosion from the plane itself can destroy the black box recorders. They are bomb-proof structures that hold digital recordings of cockpit conversations as well as detailed flight data and control surface data.
• Fact #2: All black box recorders transmit locator signals for at least 30 days after falling into the ocean
Yet the black box from this particular incident hasn’t been detected at all. That’s why investigators are having such trouble finding it. Normally, they only need to “home in” on the black box transmitter signal. But in this case, the absence of a signal means the black box itself — an object designed to survive powerful explosions — has either vanished, malfunctioned or been obliterated by some powerful force beyond the worst fears of aircraft design engineers.
• Fact #3: Many parts of destroyed aircraft are naturally bouyant and will float in water
In past cases of aircraft destroyed over the ocean or crashing into the ocean, debris has always been spotted floating on the surface of the water. That’s because — as you may recall from the safety briefing you’ve learned to ignore — “your seat cushion may be used as a flotation device.”
Yes, seat cushions float. So do many other non-metallic aircraft parts. If Flight 370 was brought down by an explosion of some sort, there would be massive debris floating on the ocean, and that debris would not be difficult to spot. The fact that it has not yet been spotted only adds to the mystery of how Flight 370 appears to have literally vanished from the face of the Earth.
• Fact #4: If a missile destroyed Flight 370, the missile would have left a radar signature
One theory currently circulating on the ‘net is that a missile brought down the airliner, somehow blasting the aircraft and all its contents to “smithereens” — which means very tiny pieces of matter that are undetectable as debris.
The problem with this theory is that there exists no known ground-to-air or air-to-air missile with such a capability. All known missiles generate tremendous debris when they explode on target. Both the missile and the debris produce very large radar signatures which would be easily visible to both military vessels and air traffic authorities.
• Fact #5: The location of the aircraft when it vanished is not a mystery
Air traffic controllers have full details of almost exactly where the aircraft was at the moment it vanished. They know the location, elevation and airspeed — three pieces of information which can readily be used to estimate the likely location of debris.
Remember: air safety investigators are not stupid people. They’ve seen mid-air explosions before, and they know how debris falls. There is already a substantial data set of airline explosions and crashes from which investigators can make well-educated guesses about where debris should be found. And yet, even armed with all this experience and information, they remain totally baffled on what happened to Flight 370.
• Fact #6: If Flight 370 was hijacked, it would not have vanished from radar
Hijacking an airplane does not cause it to simply vanish from radar. Even if transponders are disabled on the aircraft, ground radar can still readily track the location of the aircraft using so-called “passive” radar (classic ground-based radar systems that emit a signal and monitor its reflection).
Thus, the theory that the flight was hijacked makes no sense whatsoever. When planes are hijacked, they do not magically vanish from radar.