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Old 29th Oct 2014, 14:53
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Originally Posted by slats11 View Post
I find it difficult to believe Inmarsat took days to discover they actually had this information. Or that it would take 4 days to deduce the plane kept flying for many hours after lost contact.
1. It was a weekend. Someone probably to had to go and look at the data in their time off, when the news reports already seemed sure it had crashed not long after takeoff, where it would be relatively easy to find.
2. The BBC documentary said their first thought was that someone was spoofing the system, pretending to be the aircraft. That probably involved pulling in experts from other companies to verify that it wasn't. Again, on a weekend.

So, you're probably already up to the 10th by the time everyone is available who needs to be available.
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