Bad Coordination Hampered Hunt for Flight 370
Groups around the world failed to share findings
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2014 7:00 PM CDT
A shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft is seen on low cloud cover while it searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, Monday, March 31, 2014.   (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Pool)

(Newser) – Search teams wasted three days looking for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in the wrong place because countries and companies failed to coordinate their findings, the Wall Street Journal reports. While one group used satellite data to figure the plane's trajectory, another calculated its speed and fuel-consumption rate—until Malaysia set up what it called "an international working group" last week (apparently joining the British satellite company Inmarsat with the NTSB and Boeing). Then the search area in the Indian Ocean shifted abruptly Friday by hundreds of miles. "They don't have the necessary structure for inter-agency coordination," said a former US ambassador to Malaysia. "It has exposed their lack of preparation to deal with such a disaster." For more, read about the latest debris that search teams found in the Indian Ocean.

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VooDoo
Apr 1, 2014 1:07 PM CDT
Failed coordination my a$$! BS! We were DELIBERATELY lied to. That's why all the anonymous sources were giving out all that disinformation.- the next day already Ask yourself WHY does someone insist on remaining anonymous when asked information about a plane crash? You dont hear about anonymous sources giving information about a mudslide or an earthquake. I strongly suspect this is being used to trick us into war with another one of Israels enemies.
orlandojon
Apr 1, 2014 4:42 AM CDT
The pilot seemed very coordinated: 1) Turn off first tracking device...check 2) Turn of second tracking device...check 3) Reprogram onboard navigation computer manually...check 4) Use the radio one last time to say goodnight...check
rickydarlin
Apr 1, 2014 4:13 AM CDT
Billy Grayhim sez he had a vision it was in a hangar in Iraq