It was asserted on Eyewitness News just now ((5pm 18 March) that our RAAF assets have no capability to detect the black box beacons underwater! Astounding given that Australia invented the technology and unacceptable! Fit the capability ASAP. Get CSIRO & DSTO onto this now.
See if the Iridium satellite network picked up handshake responses at alternate satellites – time tags might help triangulate!
Consider if it could have landed intact on a remote Australian salt lake. Given the leader of Malaysia’s opposition was jailed the day before, then this could be a political demonstration not aiming to kill the passengers but to shake the World up and make a statement.