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Mh370-flotsam

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onemore

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I don't know whether this has been discussed before, a search failed to find anything.

I am wondering why nothing has been seen from things in an aircraft that should float after crashing, presuming that it broke apart on impact, especially seat cushions and life jackets.

just a thought.

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Like most questions with respect to MH370 we won't really know until we find the wreckage. However, the initial search was spent in the wrong area. If MH370 did crash in the southern Pacific ocean it may take a long time for small pieces of wreckage to make landfall, remember that Antartica is a potential destination for the flotsam. Another thing to consider is things like life jackets may not have been inflated if pax were unconscious. Things like seat cushions, clothing and luggage will eventually sink as they become water logged and break apart due to being exposed to the elements.

That's my 2cents. Truth be told, until we find her we really won't know so my guess is as good as yours.
 
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I wonder if there is is anything washed at Antarctica.


Doubt it, the aircraft would have to have gone down below the Antarctic Circumpolar current, if anything its going around the Indian Ocean in circles with the south equatorial/Mozambique/South Indian currents.
 

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It was reported early this morning Australian time that some flotsam was discovered on Reunion Island (in the Indian Ocean) and it may be from MH370. Apparently, the flotsam could be from a Boeing 777 and MH370 is the only 777 that has gone down in the Indian Ocean.

Let's hope the report is correct, for the sake of the families.
 
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