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Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« on: March 24, 2015, 07:23:26 AM »
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Breaking news! An Airbus A320 with 142 passengers and six crewmembers onboard reportedly crashed in Digne region, southern France. The jet, which belonged to Germanwings Airlines, was flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf.

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 10:46:42 AM »
Why is it they never know exactly where the plane went down. They can pinpoint my car within a foot (OK maybe not a foot but you get the point) of where I am at. I just don't get it.
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 11:03:49 AM »
Why is it they never know exactly where the plane went down. They can pinpoint my car within a foot (OK maybe not a foot but you get the point) of where I am at. I just don't get it.
YOU can pinpoint your car to within a yard but unless your GPS is reporting its position, no one else can.
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 11:03:53 AM »
I am near DUS now any point on going there?

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 11:07:26 AM »
YOU can pinpoint your car to within a yard but unless your GPS is reporting its position, no one else can.
Is it that hard for planes to report 24/7? You can track cars with $30 devices.
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 11:13:04 AM »
Is it that hard for planes to report 24/7? You can track cars with $30 devices.
I know it was discussed after MH370 disappeared, there's probably loads of red tape involved and major upgrades needed so it will take some time probably.
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 11:26:49 AM »
I am near DUS now any point on going there?
The only thing you'll not see there is the plane.
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 12:46:13 PM »
What's with the A320s going down??

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 01:19:41 PM »
Why is it they never know exactly where the plane went down. They can pinpoint my car within a foot (OK maybe not a foot but you get the point) of where I am at. I just don't get it.
Why do you say they didn't find it? I'm pretty sure they sent helicopters to the crash site pretty much right after it was lost.
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 02:51:46 PM »
It's probably extremely expensive to setup the standard (getting everyone to agree, decide who will host the data), and getting the airlines to agree to have it. They might also consider it a liability, the data can probably be used against them.

I wonder how http://www.flightradar24.com/ gets their data?
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2015, 02:54:12 PM »
Curiosity made the cat smarter.

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2015, 02:57:12 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32030270

Black box found, no distress signals sent
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2015, 03:16:35 PM »
From radar data.

So what is missing then? Radar transponders that can't be turned off?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32030270

Black box found, no distress signals sent

I thought I read in the news previously that a distress signal was received approx. 30 minutes before they lost radar contact. That was misinformation?
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2015, 03:25:41 PM »
I thought I read in the news previously that a distress signal was received approx. 30 minutes before they lost radar contact. That was misinformation?

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The plane did not send out a distress signal, officials said. Earlier reports of a distress call, quoting the French interior ministry, referred to a message from controllers on the ground.
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2015, 03:29:21 PM »
So what is missing then? Radar transponders that can't be turned off?
MH370 disappeared in an area not covered by radar.
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