KUALA LAMPUR, MALAYSIA – Nearly three months after Malaysia flight MH370 disappeared somewhere, the Malaysian government releases the raw satellite data from Inmarsat satellite N3-F1. Data they claim led everyone to believe the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean.
Before you get too excited, all the data hasn’t been released, which doesn’t come with any surprise. However, you might need to be rocket scientist to even read the data. Most of the report is a bunch of numbers and formulas.
Families still demand answers of what happened. The question that may not be answered is ‘why.’
The satellite company that released the data, Inmarsat, believes the plane flew off-path, south of Malaysia.
After weeks of searching the Indian Ocean, crews were on a path to nowhere.
So, having this data still means nothing to most. The forty-seven page document may not tell all, but it does say the satellite received continual ‘handshakes’ from the plane signals responding from one device to another. Eventually the plane returned no more handshakes.
No more handshakes, no more friendly gestures. For the families and friends of passengers, the data released may be the friendliest gesture they’ve gotten so far. Hopefully, it won’t be the last.