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    Posted March 14, 2014 by
    jonnysit
    Location
    Lübeck, Germany
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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    Did Malaysian Airline Flight 370 turbine crash 1.3 miles (nm) east of unidentified vessel into the sea?

     


    Did turbine of Malaysian Airline MH370 crash 1.3 nmiles from unidentified vessel into the sea?

     

    One of the turbines of the Malaysian aircraft MH370 appears to have crashed into the sea within 1.3 nautical miles of an identified vessel. The vessel is heading into the direction of the crashing turbine. An object which looks like a turbine can be seen on map no. 63685 of the crowdsourcing platform Tomnod. The images were captured by DigitalGlobe on Wednesday 3/12/2014 3:06 AM.

     

    Navigating 4 times with the left arrow to map no. 66184 the vessel / small boat appears at the bottom right hand corner. There, one can see that the boat is headed into an easterly direction.

     

    A second turbine has crashed further north into the sea as shown in the left hand corner of map no. 62807 on Tomnod.com.

     

    There is a lot of debris around and between the two crash sites as well as people, possibly survivors.

     

    On Thursday evening around 8pm I started my second session searching for MH370 on Tomnod and initially looked at a black screen with some white scattered spots which I thought could be reflection of the waves. The light shone from a south-west direction and when I saw reflections in another direction, I started zooming in (ctrl+ on Mac) and the objects looked like fragments or broken off pieces. I continued to search and not long ago came across the object which to me looks like a turbine. I couldn't believe what I saw and thought it can't be. I tagged the object and continued my search.

     

    I came across pieces which looked like chairs and eventually further north I found the second turbine. It was clear to me that that must be a crashed plane. Whether it is MH370 I couldn't say. Other than the map number, I didn't have any idea of where the crash site is and thought I need to get in touch with Tomnod for them to look at the tags and verify my findings. I signed up with Twitter to get in touch with Tomnod and tweetet my findings.

     

    The first turbines can be seen here, provided the maps is dated 3/12/2014 3:06 AM:

     

    http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014/map/63685

     

    Once on this map, press the left arrow four times to get to map no. 66184. The vessel is in the bottom right hand corner.

     

    The second turbine is on this map:
    http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014/map/62807

     

    To which area the maps belong, only Tomnod can answer that. Having asked them on Twitter regarding tagged maps and whether the information is relayed to Malaysia, I am still waiting for a reply.

     

    Seeing more and more debris and disturbing images on my searches on Tomnod and hearing in the news that 'they have no information where to search' , I feel it is time to let the public know that there is a debris field and people who need rescuing.

     

    Jonny Spendler

     

    Twitter: @jonnysit

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