Voice Recording From Missing Flight MH370 Was Edited

Tyler Durden's picture

It has been nearly two months since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared without a trace on March 8. Since then, despite the endless coverage of CNN, there has been absolutely no progress in uncovering any clues about the fate of the missing Boeing 777. Perhaps the following may provide some clarity on why.

On Thursday, for the first time, 7 minutes of audio recordings of the final conversations between pilots of the missing Malaysian jet and teams of air traffic controllers on the ground were released.

The recording is provided below.

There is one problem: the recordings were "edited" leading many to wonder if the entire conversation wasn't fabricated on a sound stage, and if so: why? And just what is the Malaysian government (either alone or in conjunction with other countries) hiding.

NBC has more:

Analysts who listened to the recordings for NBC News did not know why they were edited, but discovered at least four clear breaks in the audio that indicated edits.


"It's very strange," said audio-video forensic expert and registered investigator Ed Primeau of Primeau Forensics, who has analyzed hundreds of audio recordings. He said the beginning and end of the recording are high-quality with a low noise floor, meaning ambient background noise is almost silent, unlike the middle.


"At approximately 1:14 (a minute, 14 seconds into the audio, which can be heard here), the tone of the recording change to where to me, it sounds like someone is holding a digital recorder up to a speaker, so it's a microphone-to-speaker transfer of that information. That's a pretty big deal because it raises the first red flag about there possibly being some editing," he said.


The next part that raises questions is two minutes, six seconds in, through two minutes, nine seconds in, he said.


"I can hear noise in the room, along with the increase in the noise floor. I can hear a file door being closed, I can hear some papers being shuffled. so I'm further convinced that, beginning at 1:14 continuing through 2:06 to 2:15, it's a digital recorder being held up to a speaker."


Long gaps in the communication throughout the recording also imply some editing, he said.


"But yet, at 6:17, there's a huge edit because the conversation is cut off. It's interrupted. And the tone changes again," he said. "The noise floor, when you're authenticating a recording from a forensic perspective, is a very important part of the process. All of a sudden, we go back to the same quality and extremely low noise floor that we had at the beginning of the recording."


Kent Gibson, a forensic audio examiner with Forensic Audio in Los Angeles, added that there appear to be additional edits at 2:11 and 5:08, and agreed it sounded as though the middle section was recorded with a microphone near a speaker.


"You can hear, at 4:07, pages turning or a person breathing, which is unusual," he said.


While it's not uncommon for the background of a recording to change when a cockpit communication turns over from ground control to air controllers — which happened about four minutes into this recording — that doesn't explain the noises that are heard.


"It's not unusual that there would be clicks when they push the button on the microphone, but it's very unusual to have a disturbance. Normally you wouldn't have any background," Gibson said.


A cut-off word also isn't out of the realm of possibility, he said.


"It wouldn't be unthinkable to have a truncated word because if somebody let go of the trigger on the microphone, it might cut off their word," he said. "But it would be very unusual to find a background differential at the same time, suggesting that Malaysian authorities or whoever presented this made edits for whatever reason."

So why did the authorities fabricate the recording? Simple: the pilot said something the government did not want leaked:

Gibson said it’s possible the tapes could have been edited by Malaysian authorities "if the pilot dropped a hint that they didn't want to get out, if he said something that doesn't fit with the Malaysian government's party line."


But, he said, "It's more likely to be an inadvertent thing. But it's not the way to handle evidence."


The recording also could have come from different sources, he added.


"You can assume that the recording while they're still on the ground came from the tower and then you could assume that the communication with air controllers was while they're in the air," he said. "They may have just mishandled the cobbling of it together."


This doesn't necessarily prove anything about the investigation, he added. "Unfortunately, there are no smoking guns, except there are edits. And there are clear edits," he said.

So no smoking guns, except... there are smoking guns. "There's things that have to do with timelines and radar that they have available, but they don't make them available," said Tom Owen, a consultant for Owen Forensic Services audio analysis and chairman emeritus of the American Board of Recorded Evidence. "They wouldn't give you anything that would be enlightening for the public to any secretive information. I don't see that as a problematic issue."

Considering several hundred people are missing, presumed dead, purposefully covering up critical clues as to what happened is certainly a problematic issue, even if thanks to the government's botched up handling of the situation, it does impart a significant dose of morbid humor to the following advertisement from Malaysian Airlines.


Finally, for all those who have been inquiring and trying to get to the bottom of this mystery, here is the official cargo manifest of flight MH370 - no doubt "edited" as well.

h/t Ro

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ciscokid's picture

Its in a hanger somewhere!!!!

BaBaBouy's picture

My Sense Is 370 Was Shot Down By Some Military Operation, Or Was Force Crashed Somewhere...
Pilot May Have Been Making Some Politcan Demands???

What The Investigation Timeline Offers Is Shot Full Of Holes, Right From Day .1 ...

Xibalba's picture

somehow the Clintons are making money off this.

El Oregonian's picture

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spine001's picture

Why isn't the MSM talking any more about the landing simulator that the pilot had in his home where he was practicing how to land in remote pacific airports that included a secretive base of the USD. When the police firat discovered this, it was in the MSM, but it quickly dissappeared with no additional explanations.

Lost Word's picture

Is Richard Nixon in Diego Garcia?

ZerOhead's picture

Since we have been programmed to have attention spans of less than 60 seconds you might want to check out the last item on the bill...


KERRY LOGISTICS (MALAYSIA)     (I shit you not)


The Bonesman's prints are all over this job...

chumbawamba's picture

Mangosteen: it's jewcy.

I am Chumbawamba.

SafelyGraze's picture

more complete transcript below:

pilot: breaker one nine

tower: what's your handle there, big fella

pilot: this is "batman returns"

tower: what you carrying today, batman?

pilot: we got ourselves a load of pressure cookers on board

tower: where you headed with them pressure cookers, batman?

pilot: we're airlifting them to benghazi

tower: we copy 

pilot: then we're heading for a DC terminal descent

tower: we'll go ahead and clear that airspace and disable all video cameras

pilot: much obliged

tower: have we left out any memes?

pilot: I got natalee holloway riding shotgun

tower: should have known

pilot: batman out


James_Cole's picture

One of the nice things about browsing zh is NOT READING ABOUT THIS GAWDDAMN MISSING PLANE!! 

Mister Ponzi's picture

In China where the majority of the victims is from the following story is openly discussed: The pilot has hijacked the plane and negotiated with the Malaysian government in order to force the release of Anwar Ibrahim who has recently been imprisoned again. The Malaysian government has not talked about these negotiations in order to save face. I have no idea whether this is true or not but it is certainly not beyond imagination.

knukles's picture

So it was either a military action or alien abduction.
Everything else is bullshit.

That area of the world is one of the most militarized, radar, optical coverage from the ground, ships, planes ans satellites has no clue?

And they keep telling us that they can track a drip of jizzm form 17 miles high and sure can find the shit on my neighbors with no problem then not a fucking clue?


SafelyGraze's picture

for this cnn-meme, like others, you just gotta go with your gut

the theatre of the absurd gut

the so-called "airplane" was actually a flying unicorn from Zega-14

it was carrying love beads for all the good little boys and girls

now back to natalee holloway and the pressure cookers (unless that one has been retired now)

knukles's picture

It was carrying anal beads for a  the good little boys and girls?
Ah hah!  Musta been British pilots!  From upper-crust public schools.   Read buggery and pedophilia.  At Queen's College

SoberOne's picture

Humanitarians care not about another rabbit hole. The truth is out. We want liberty. 

prains's picture

somehow Dick Rumsfeld is getting Malaysian boys sent to his room for free

weburke's picture

Here is a theory on the 4 freescale engineers on board. I dont know.

those 4 Chinese men were co-holders of the patent (with Freescale being the fifth holder) are worth billions of dollars due to that system that they came up with. Iif they were to die then Freescale would acquire full ownership of that patent. Billions of dollars would surely be reason for someone (or a group of people) to conspire to kill them. "

cifo's picture

They really carried highly flammable lithium ion batteries, according to the shipping manifest.

matrix2012's picture



"But the questions that arise are why were there so many Freescale employees traveling together? What were their jobs? Their mission? And did they employees carry valuable cargo? With all the power our elite carry, why couldn’t they track down the missing plane?"


FOUR DAYS AFTER the flight MH370 disappear, semiconductor patent was approved by the U.S. patent office patent is divided in parts of 20% between five starters. One of the owners is the company itself, Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, Texas (USA), and the other four Chinese employees of the company: Peidong Wang, Zhijun Chen, Cheng and Li Ying Zhijong, all the Suzhou City. And they all passengers of Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared on March 8, according Eternity.”

It adds: “Here is your motive for the missing Beijing plane. As all four Chinese members of the Patent were passengers on the missing plane.”

Patent holders can alter the proceeds legally by passing wealth to their heirs. “However, they cannot do so until the Patent is approved. So when the plane went missing, the patent had not been approved.”

Although a Freescale patent exists under number US8650327, none of the names listed actually appear on the passenger manifest released by the Malaysian authorities.

If the patent holder dies, the other owners share equally in dividends from the deceased. If four of the five patentees die, then the patentee left alive gets 100% of the patent. That remaining patent holder is the company Freescale Semiconductor. Who owns Freescale Semiconductor? The answer is: Jacob Rothschild. British billionaire owns the company Blackstone, which in turn owns the company Freescale Semiconductors. Several speculations on the Internet now pay attention to this circumstance. The Rothschilds are a dynasty of financiers and international bankers of German-Jewish origin . The family is from the nineteenth century one of the most influential families of bankers and financiers of Europe.”

TO See Patent Upclose: http://truthnewsinternational.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/us008671381.pd...


Is this just another coincidence? I don’t think so.

More here
old naughty's picture

Jim: "Scotty, when can we get the transporter back online so we can send these good folks home?"

Scotty: "Sorry Captain, we're waiting from Star Fleet Central to ok their returns."

Jim: "So it's up to that Russian, no?"

Spock: "illogical."

Rubicon's picture

Given the bizzaro route this thing took it seems to me that this plane was being flown remotely. And, given that it came down after this bizzaro route in very deep water suggests that someone didnt want this plane to found. Which begs the question... Why? 


Tyler for sure knows the scoop but is lacking the balls. Tell them Tyler...!

Aussie V's picture

Do Aliens have the industrial capacity to do '300 odd' rectal examinations at once?

You'd think by now they'd have learned it's a shitty job.

awakeRewe's picture

There are people that know where 370 is ... if they speak of it openly they will relocated to be with the missing passengers.

jimmytorpedo's picture

When the US returns the next shipment of gold to Germany, it will be sent from Diego Garcia.

jeff montanye's picture

as likely as anywhere else.  more likely than some, like fort knox.

but i wouldn't hold my breath.

Prisoners_dilemna's picture

"One of the nice things about browsing zh is NOT READING ABOUT THIS GAWDDAMN MISSING PLANE!! "


Why would you read about this topic anywhere else besides Zerohedge?!?!

OMG.... you watch tv   :(

Zymurguy's picture

We got ourselves a convoy!

rbg81's picture

Simple:  The chants of "Allah Akbar" would have been a dead give-away.  Extremely unhelpful to the "Islam is a religion of peace" meme.

Telemakhos's picture

Kerry Logistics is a subsidiary of Kerry Properties Ltd ("incorporated in Bermuda with Limited Liability" seems to be their motto, not just their history).  Mostly an umbrella for Chinese real-estate companies, with one cargo company as well.  Their corporate governance page doesn't actually tell you who any of the board or C-levels are until you start digging down into memos released on the investor relations page.  They're all Chinese except for a knighted Brit who serves in some sort of advisory capacity, used to be an exec with Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway, and is also a figure in British educational programs in China: probably a minor figure of the British upper-class who is getting a paycheck through a couple of real-estate ventures on the side, while devoting himself to some sort of philanthropic work to support an ethos of reliving colonialist philanthropic fantasies.  There is at least one other OBE, but with a Chinese name, who served until 2010.  Some of the board members are very well connected and involved with a wide array of public functions (including Witness Protection in Hong Kong).  A couple of ties to PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Ernst and Young.  Nothing that stands out, though, and nothing attaching to the Kerry of State Department notoriety.  You can find more info on the company at https://webb-site.com/dbpub/officers.asp?p=809

ZerOhead's picture

Top marks for good sleuthing young Jedi. Had I actually believed there was going to be a connection I knew it wouldn't be that obvious hence the "reverse false flag" comment below.

I have got to start putting the /sarc tags back into my posts....

Telemakhos's picture

Poe's law is a strong force around here.  It can be hard to tell the difference between sarcasm and genuine belief in nutty conspiracy theories; on the other hand it can be hard to distinguish nutty conspiracy theories from real conspiracy facts, because too many of the former turn out to contain something of the latter.  Sometimes sarcasm ends up being catastrophically correct (like the Tylers' various comments about the Cypriot corralito or the Fed).  Researching helps me sift things out to make sense of Zerohedge.  My apologies, if I've offended.

ZerOhead's picture

Never offended.

If I am wrong about something like believing the world is 5,000 years old and a man can live to be 1,000 years old (like G W Bush) ... I would want someone to straighten me out the sooner the better.

Plus I love a good old fashioned 'cat fight' every now and then... ;)

prains's picture

GW is not a 1000 but it's debatable about the wife

Berspankme's picture

Not to spoil the party but Kerry Logistics is a Hong Kong based freight forwarder. However, John Kerry is an asshole

kchrisc's picture

John Kerry is John Kohn.

Marigold's picture

Kerry Logistics is a freight company owned by the Koh family a Malaysian Chinese family who are based in Hong Kong . They have hughe holdings in Malaysia in palm oil plantations , Kwantan Flour Mills and also own the massive Shrangri La hotel group. They are extremely well connected politically and the Chinese premier stayed at the KL Shrangri La on his visit to KL last year. It would be normal for Kerry Logistics to have cargo on that flight so I would not make too many connections.

11b40's picture

Hey Zerohead, try this theory on for size.  Came to me from an old buddy who was an Air Force officer.

Subject: MH370    -    Possible, Probable, Wild Speculation???  (I choose door #3).  During the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, one of their command and control system used for controlling the drones operation, was hijacked by the Taliban when the American transport convoy was moving down from one of the hill top bases. The Taliban ambushed the convoy and killed 2 American Seal personnel, seized the equipment/weapons, including the command and control system which weighed about 20 tons and packed into 6 crates. This happened about a month ago in Feb 2014.     The Taliban want money for the system from the Russian or the Chinese. The Russians are too busy in Ukraine. The Chinese are hungry for the systems technology. The Chinese goal is to master the technology behind the command and control system, then, all the American drones will become useless. So the Chinese sent 8 top defense scientists to check the system and agreed to pay millions for it. Sometime in early Mar 2014, the 8 scientists and the 6 crates made their way to Malaysia, thinking that it was the best covert way to avoid detection. The cargo was then kept in the Embassy under diplomatic protection.   Meanwhile, American covert intelligence, with the assistance of Israeli intelligence together, determined to intercept and recapture the cargo. The Chinese calculated that it will be safe to transport it via civilian aircraft so as to avoid suspicion. After all, the direct flight from KL to Beijing takes only 4 and half hours, and the American military will not hijack or harm civilian commercial aircraft, so MH 370 is the perfect carrier. There were 5 American and Israeli agents onboard who are familiar with Boeing operation. The 2 Iranians with stolen passports worked in tandem among them. When MH 370 was about to leave the Malaysian air space and reporting to Vietnamese air control, an American AWAC jammed their signal, disabled the pilot control system and switched over to remote control mode. That was when the plane suddenly lost altitude momentarily.   During AWAC operations activity in the 911 incident, all Boeing aircraft and Airbus aircraft are installed with remote control system to counter terrorist hijacking. Since then all Boeing commercial aircraft could be remote controlled by FAA /ATC ground control towers. The same remote control system used to control the pilot less spy aircraft and drones. The 5 American/Israeli agents soon took over the plane, switched off the transponder and other communication systems, changed course, and flew westwards. They dare not fly east to Philippines or Guam because the whole South China Sea air space was covered by Chinese surveillance radar and satellite. The Malaysian, Thai, and Indian military radars actually detected the unidentified aircraft but did not react. The plane flew over North Sumatra, Anabas, South India and then landed at Maldives some villagers saw the aircraft landing), refueled and continued its flight to Garcia Diego, the American Air Base in the middle of Indian Ocean. The cargo and the black box were removed. The passengers were silenced via natural means, lack of oxygen by achieving a temporary altitude to 45,000.   The MH370 with dead passengers were air borne again via remote control and crashed into South Indian Ocean, make it to believe that the plane eventually ran out of fuel and crashed, and blame the defiant captain and copilot, but first diverting all the attention and search effort in the South China Sea, while the plane made their way to Indian Ocean. Then they came out with some conflicting statement and evidence to confuse the world. The Australians are diversion distracter.   The amount of effort put up by China, in terms of the number of search aircraft, ships and satellites, searching first the South China Sea, then the Malacca Straits and the Indian Ocean is unprecedented. This showed that the China is very concerned, not so much because of the many Chinese civilian passengers, but mainly the high value cargo and its 8 top defense scientists. One does not like to think of officials or leaders as committing evil covert events or to do things to cover up a mess. They operate under the premise called The burden of leadership meaning, the end justifies the means.   The few inside the circle know the truth, those outside the circle know a little bit, but if the majority is confused then the objective has been achieved in order to stabilize the insanity of world events. This has been the course of human history from the get go and if you are fortunate to shoot pool with certain spooks, you are privy to the inner circle. Hard to believe it, right? Thats the goal!  


Almost Solvent's picture

This is the only version that I've heard that makes logical sense from start to finish to me. Thanks for sharing.

g'kar's picture

And all this time I thought it was just a complimentary ketchup delivery to the chinese premier.

Larry Dallas's picture

I'd love to see this in a movie..

TheAnswerIs42's picture

Too complicated. Pilot was nutz, dropped plane.

Occam's razor. End of story.

But it does sew up all those loose ends now doesn't it?

Lore's picture

How would you account for the complete absence of any debris or surface slick? 

4min10sec: Someone unclicks the rings of a D-ring binder. Pages are removed clumsily (you can hear the edge of a sheet catch on the edge of the metal), and then the binder is closed.

FMR Bankster's picture

I go for the simple story. Pilot hijacks it and threatens to crash it into the presidential palace unless opposition party politician is released from prison. Malaysian military shoots the plane down and the government covers up.

TheAnswerIs42's picture

The drone thing is a red herring. No one in their right mind would design a remote control system where a command and control center was necessary in a combat zone. No one.

There is obviously something else gong on here, but it is not drone related.


kchrisc's picture

Before Sandy Hoax and Boston "Boom" I would never had said this, but here goes: There was no plane, just a diversion.

long-shorty's picture

whether or not this is true, you should definitely try to option this plot to one of the major studios.