CNN's Barbara Starr reports that according to a U.S. official, authorities here in the U.S. analyzing technical data from Malaysia Airlines 370 are coming to a conclusion that "it may be harder to write off the notion that there was not some sort of human intervention in this flight." Starr explains the intelligence so far does not yet lead to a motive.
David Gallo co-led the search for Air France Flight 447. He reacts to the confusion surrounding conflicting information being shared about Flight 370. "It's not just about the missing plane, there's 239 passengers on that plane," said Gallo. He explains that when he was in the room of the few people who knew what was going on during Air France 447 ".. it was important to get some information out to the public and the families and the loved ones of the victims, because they needed to know that things were moving forward." Gallo added he was careful about what information was shared to avoid speculation.
David Gallo's comments are right on the money. Investigators are careful not to put something out there that is speculative because confusion and suspicion becomes self-generating. And that's exactly what's occurring right now as the line of those who think they're experts, self-proclaimed or otherwise, feel a need to say something or hear the sound of their own voices. Trying to sort out whether information reported through the news media is real or bogus certainly doesn't help those who have lost loved ones. Nor does it aid in solving the investigative puzzle as to what actually happened. But as the saying goes, 'television just doesn't get any better!'
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