首页  | 新闻播报

Satellite data on MH370 released

中国日报网 2014-05-29 10:50

分享到微信

Get Flash Player

Download

Malaysia's government and the British satellite company Inmarsat released on Tuesday the data used to determine the course of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The move was made in response to mounting calls from passengers' relatives for greater transparency.

The data, comprising satellite communications with the plane, occupy 47 pages in a report prepared by Inmarsat. The information includes hourly "handshakes" -network log-on confirmations – after the aircraft disappeared from civilian radar screens on March 8, Reuter sreported.

Families of passengers are hoping that opening the data to analysis by a wider range of experts can help verify the plane’s last location, nearly three months after the Boeing 777, carrying 239 people, including 154 Chinese passengers, vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Based on Inmarsat's and other investigators' analyses, the aircraft was believed to have gone down in the Indian Ocean, off western Australia.

Malaysian investigators suspect someone shut off MH370's data links, making the plane impossible to track, but investigators have so far turned up nothing suspicious about the crew or passengers.

On Tuesday, the Chinese relatives in Beijing said they had not received any of the data directly from Malaysian authorities. Wang Guanyi, a representative of the families, said he received a copy of the data from a Malaysian family member at about 2 pm. Wang said the latest report was too vague, with only two pages explaining the data.

"We don't know what all these figures mean; we have given them to some experts we know for help," he said.

(中国日报网英语点津 Julie 编辑)

About the broadcaster:

Anne Ruisi is an editor at China Daily online with more than 30 years of experience as a newspaper editor and reporter. She has worked at newspapers in the U.S., including The Birmingham News in Alabama and City Newspaper of Rochester, N.Y.

 

中国日报网英语点津版权说明:凡注明来源为“中国日报网英语点津:XXX(署名)”的原创作品,除与中国日报网签署英语点津内容授权协议的网站外,其他任何网站或单位未经允许不得非法盗链、转载和使用,违者必究。如需使用,请与010-84883561联系;凡本网注明“来源:XXX(非英语点津)”的作品,均转载自其它媒体,目的在于传播更多信息,其他媒体如需转载,请与稿件来源方联系,如产生任何问题与本网无关;本网所发布的歌曲、电影片段,版权归原作者所有,仅供学习与研究,如果侵权,请提供版权证明,以便尽快删除。
本文相关阅读
5af95d3ba3103f6866ee845a

Iran's president seeks closer ties

5af95d3ba3103f6866ee845a

Anti-terror campaign launched

5af95d3ba3103f6866ee845a

Modi to boost ties with China

订阅和关注
人气排行