Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | March 11, 2014

CTBTO infrasound data being analyzed for possible clues on missing flight MH370

The International Monitoring System (IMS) data alongside the International Data Centre (IDC) system often provides useful data as a routine by-product of CTBT nuclear test monitoring mission. IDC standard reports that are automatically generated for CTBT monitoring mission, did not reveal anything that could aid in the search for the missing MH370 plane.  However, as would be done for a monitoring event, more detailed analysis has been performed including dialog with external experts and operators of regional infrasound sensors.

The IDC routinely detect signals from commercial planes taking-off and landing at airports located in the proximity of IMS infrasound stations. A few incidents involving planes have been registered in the past such as the crash of the FedEx cargo plane at Narita International Airport, Japan, in March 2009 or the crash of two F16 figthers at an air show in Belgium, in 2003. In those cases, regional IMS infrasound arrays were located within few tens to few hundreds of kilometers.

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Situation map of missing Malaysian Airline MH370 plane with respect to airport of origin (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – blue plane) and last known position (estimated from BBC report). The 7 closest certified and operational IMS infrasound stations (green icons) are located over 2000km (I06AU, Cocos Island) from the last known position of the plane. The red circles are centred on the last known location with radius of 1000 and 2000km.

Read more detailed report here.

In addition, a number of news articles have been published:

MH370: No explosion or crash detected (The Hindu)

MH370: UN nuclear watchdog says no explosion or crash detected (The Hindu Business Line)

Flight MH370: No explosion or crash detected, UN N-watchdog says (The Times of India)

禁核試組織監測 未發現任何爆炸或墜機 (New Talk) [In Chinese: CTBTO monitoring did not find any explosion or crash]*

禁核試組織監測 未發現任何爆炸或墜機 (Apple Daily) [In Chinese: CTBTO monitoring did not find any explosion or crash]*

UN-backed nuke watchdog says no explosion detected for missing Malaysian plane: spokesman (Shanghai Daily)

Malaysia Airlines’ search: ‘No explosion or crash detected’ (Zee News)

Missing Malaysia Airlines jet hunt LIVE: UN nuke watchdog rules out crash or explosion (Zee News)

MH370: No explosion or crash detected, says UN nuclear watchdog (Business Standard)

Flight MH370: UN N-watchdog says no explosion or crash detected (The Economic Times)

U.N. Says It Detected No Crash or Explosion (NBC News)

UN-backed nuke watchdog says no explosion detected for missing Malaysian plane: spokesman (People Daily)

Plane didn’t explode – Organistion (SABC)

Vienna treaty body says no Malaysia plane explosion detected (Famagusta Gazette)

UN-backed nuke watchdog says no explosion detected (ECNS)

ΟΗΕ: Το αεροπλάνο της Malaysia δεν εξερράγη, ούτε συνετρίβη (News Bomb) [In Greek: UN: Malaysia plane did not explode, nor crash]*

Tak Ada Ledakan Atau Pesawat Jatuh yang Terdeteksi, MH370 Ada di Suatu Tempat? (Detik News) [In Indonesian: There was no explosion or plane fail detected, MH370 still in one piece?]*

Kina promijenila smjer spašavanja nestalog zrakoplova Malaysia Airlinesa, druge zemlje nastavljaju istraživanje i spašavanje (Cri Online) [In Croatian: China changed the direction of rescue of the missing aircraft Malaysia Airlines, other countries continue to research and rescue]*

มาเลเซียแถลงความคืบหน้าของปฏิบัติการค้นหาเที่ยวบิน MH370 ที่ยังคงเป็นปริศนาลึกลับ (Voathai) [In Thai: Malaysia announced the progress of the Flight MH370 remains a mystery]*  

Volo MH370: il mistero dell’aereo fantasma (Agoravox) [In Italian: Flight MH370: the mystery of the ghost of the plane]*

Talibanes niegan que avión malasio esté en su poder (El Universal) [In Spanish: Taliban denies involvement in case of missing Malaysia Airlines plane]

Organismo nuclear no detectó explosiones o choques relativos al avión malasio (La Prensa) [In Spanish:  Missing Malaysian aircraft: UN N-watchdog says no explosion or crash]

Kayıp uçakla ilgili korkunç iddia (Rota Haber) [In Turkish: Lost outrageous claims about the plane]*

MH370: Keine Anzeichen auf eine Explosion (CRI) [In German: MH370: No evidence of an explosion]

全球禁核试监测站加入寻找失联飞机队伍 (Jiangjiacuxiao) [In Chinese: CTBTO seeking to use monitoring stations worldwide to assist in finding lost aircraft]*

Nuclear test experts to check if plane exploded (Associated Press)

Nuclear-Test Monitors to Check for Missing Malaysia Flight (NTI)

Nuclear test experts to check if Malaysian plane exploded (The Hindu)

Head of nuclear test ban body asks experts to check if vanished Malaysian aircraft exploded (Star Tribune)

Missing Malaysia Air Flight 370: Nuclear test experts to see if missing plane exploded (CBS)

馬航機爆炸?聯合國次聲波專家判定中 (China Times) [In Chinese: Malaysia Airlines explosion? UN experts to determine through infrasound]*

Vụ máy bay mất tích: Sử dụng công nghệ phát hiện vụ nổ trên không (Báo Người Lao Động Online) [In Vietnamese: Missing aircraft: using technology to detect airborne explosion]*

Verschwundene Boeing der Malaysia Airlines Ein “beispielloses Rätsel” (Tagesschau) [In German:  Missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing an “unprecedented riddle”]*

全球禁核试监测站加入寻找失联飞机队伍 (Jiangjiacuxiao) [In Chinese: CTBTO seeking to use monitoring stations worldwide to assist in finding lost aircraft]*

Nuclear test experts to check if plane exploded (Associated Press)

Nuclear-Test Monitors to Check for Missing Malaysia Flight (NTI)

Nuclear test experts to check if Malaysian plane exploded (The Hindu)

Head of nuclear test ban body asks experts to check if vanished Malaysian aircraft exploded (Star Tribune)

Missing Malaysia Air Flight 370: Nuclear test experts to see if missing plane exploded (CBS)

馬航機爆炸?聯合國次聲波專家判定中 (China Times) [In Chinese: Malaysia Airlines explosion? UN experts to determine through infrasound]*

Vụ máy bay mất tích: Sử dụng công nghệ phát hiện vụ nổ trên không (Báo Người Lao Động Online) [In Vietnamese: Missing aircraft: using technology to detect airborne explosion]*

Verschwundene Boeing der Malaysia Airlines Ein “beispielloses Rätsel” (Tagesschau) [In German:  Missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing an “unprecedented riddle”]*

*Title translations are rough working translations


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