The Latest Flight MH-370 Shocker: A Two-Ton Cargo Mystery

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At this point it is clear that Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 which has been missing for two months will almost certainly never be found: whether due to the nature of the disappearance, or because it is a cover up stretching all the way to the very top (recall that it was disclosed by none other than NBC that the released air traffic control recording with the plane was edited, suggesting that the government itself is complicit in whatever happened), the plane will forever be entombed in the annals of history, alongside CNN's Nielsen ratings, and its final resting place will remain a mystery.

However, over the past 24 hours, another mystery surrounding the final voyage of flight MH-370 has emerged.

Recall that as part of our last article on MH370, we also provided a copy of the just released cargo manifest - something which should have been made public the day the airplane went missing and instead was withheld for two months. We repost the manifest below:


Note that on page 5 of the manifest, in a waybill from NNR Global Logistics in Penang to JHJ International Transporation in Beijing, are disclosed two shipments of some 200 units of Lithium Ion batteries, weighing a gross weight of 2453 kilos.

So far so good. However, as the Malaysia Chronicle reported last night, there is a major discrepnacy between the declared shipment weight on the manifest, and what Malaysa Airlines stated yesterday. From the Chronicle:

A new mystery has emerged in Flight MH370's disappearance with the Malaysia Airlines saying the lithium ion batteries carried in the plane weighed over 200 kg, even as the cargo manifest released recently listed the "consolidated" consignment at 2.453 tonnes.


"About two tonnes, equivalent to 2,453 kg of cargo was declared as consolidated under one master airway bill. This master AWB actually comprised five house AWB. Of these five AWB, two contained lithium ion batteries amounting to a total tonnage volume of 221 kg. The balance three house AWB, amounting to 2,232 kg, were declared as radio accessories and chargers," the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said in a statement last night.


But this has not been disclosed before and is not stated in the cargo manifest, the Star reported.


According to Malaysian company NNR Global Logistics the batteries formed only a small part of a "consolidated" shipment weighing 2.453 tonnes.


Even though the MAS said the batteries weighed 221 kg, a company spokesman said they weighed less than 200kg. He, however, did not say what the remaining 2.253 tonnes of cargo was.

"I cannot reveal more because of the ongoing investigations. We have been told by our legal advisers not to talk about it," he was quoted as saying by the daily.

Would it be the same law firm that "advised" the Malaysian government to edit the voice recordings before public release?

He said he could not name the company which manufactured the batteries.


Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya had also announced on March 24 that 200 kg of lithium batteries were on board the plane. He said they were packed safely.


Malaysian authorities released the plane's full cargo manifest along with the preliminary report on the missing Boeing 777-200 on Thursday which showed that NNR Global shipped 133 pieces of one item weighing 1.99 tonnes and 67 pieces of another item weighing 463kg for a total weight of 2.453 tonnes. Neither the number of batteries nor its weight were specified.


The manifest came with an instruction that it should be handled with care and that flammability hazards exist. Its flammability had been the source of many earlier theories over how the plane was lost. However, most of the theories have been debunked.

So because one mystery was not enough, here is the second one: what is the undisclosed 2 tonnes of cargo? And since absolutely everything about this disappearance stinks to high heaven, including a potentially non-benign cover up, one wonders: what else on the cargo manifest was left undisclosed? We are confident the more conspiratorially-minded, or anyone else for that matter, will have a field day with the opportunities this latest revelations presents.

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Mon, 05/05/2014 - 20:19 | 4730319 TeamDepends
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Geraldo Rivera will reveal the contents a week from now on PMSNBC.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 20:22 | 4730328 Grande Tetons
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If he is lucky it will be Al Capone's stash. 

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 20:28 | 4730349 cifo
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I didn't know China imports lithium batteries made in Malaysia.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 20:36 | 4730357 Xibalba
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Yeah, lithium batteries inside drone command and control

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 20:40 | 4730370 Anusocracy
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Naw, just two Tesla cars.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 21:07 | 4730453 Buckaroo Banzai
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It was two tons of fun.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 21:35 | 4730522 pods
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Probably just equipment containing lithium batteries.  There is no way IATA would let 2000 kg of lithium or lithium ion batteries anywhere near a passenger aircraft.

Cargo was 2000 kg, and it contained lithium ion batteries.   You have a certain capacity of battery before you have to fill out a DG form, but you have to note that the shipment contains lithium batteries, and it has to be packed to reduce chance of a short circuit, etc.


Mon, 05/05/2014 - 21:58 | 4730586 DoChenRollingBearing
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I like looking at Bills of Lading and similar, but I missed that (yes I did look at the Scribd document at the other article).  

Good comment, pods, and good reporting Tylers.

This whole think STINKS.  Something's up, something bad that they are not telling us.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:02 | 4730603 Four chan
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Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:43 | 4730716 ndotken
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"What the manifest does say is that NNR Global shipped 133 pieces of one item weighing 1.99 tonnes and 67 pieces of another item weighing 463kg for a total 'consolidated weight' of 2.453 tonnes."

2.453 tonnes = 5,407 lbs. A standard gold bar weighs 27 lbs. You do the math.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:48 | 4730728 fonestar
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You can pack a shitload of Bitcoin into a Boeing 777.  Just sayin'....

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:59 | 4730760 InjectTheVenom
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you are an idiot.   just sayin.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 23:03 | 4730768 fonestar
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fonestar achieved Satoshi conciousness in 2012.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 23:05 | 4730774 DoChenRollingBearing
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Sort of a digital form of satori I suppose...

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 01:09 | 4730960 jaap
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Credits and Kudo's to Adam Curry of the No Agenda Show for stipulating this already the very next day after it happened.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 01:35 | 4730988 CIABS
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...because of the ongoing investigation, that is to say, coverup...

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 02:58 | 4731046 Rubicon
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Sounds like the Chinese had nicked some hot new very secret US military weapon and smuggled it across land out of Europe before finally attempting to get it into China.

Just saying.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 03:54 | 4731085 svayambhu108
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Where is the Diego Garcia guy?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:54 | 4731113 A Nanny Moose
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You called?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 05:34 | 4731132 svayambhu108
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 06:37 | 4731159 GetZeeGold
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The worst misdirection story EVA!


Don't we have any smart people left in the CIA?


Tue, 05/06/2014 - 06:53 | 4731170 svayambhu108
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Motive/Means/Oportunity ?

Means/Oportunity they actually have since they can send a blanc photo actually from Diego Garcia, withou the EXIF edit :D, but what would be their motive,?

BTW: Nice story as in story not best story as in fact.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:55 | 4731263 Confused
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That story of the IBM employee is crazy. Thanks for sharing, hadn't seem this before. Very interesting. 

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:21 | 4731300 smithcreek
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I know lots of people that fly electric rc planes that use Li-ion batterries and they buy them straight from China.  99% of the time the package containing the batteries is clearly labled as something different, NOT Li-ion batteries.  My guess is there was 2 tons of undeclared radio accessories and most of it was batteries, along with the 200 kg of batteries they declared.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:01 | 4731668 TruthHunter
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"Sort of a digital form of satori I suppose..."

All ones, no zeroes,no end, I suppose?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:05 | 4731092 svayambhu108
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Satoshit Kakamoto uconciousness

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 23:02 | 4730767 StillSilence
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You can pack a shitload of Bitcoin into a Boeing 777.  Just sayin'...

Same goes for any other abstract concept.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:20 | 4730908 TheMerryPrankster
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You can stuff a shitload of virtual concepts inside another virtual concept and then wrap them in riddles, dip them in chocolate and pack in the cargo hold and still have room for a change of clothes, a two headed camel and a pair of lithuanian Jugglers.

Oh and they can have their pockets stuffed full of Bitcoins.

and if you include teleporting all bets are off.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 02:08 | 4731008 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Wait, wait, wait! This ain't nuthin' new! It was all done before with angels on the head of a pin. Move along now, nothing to see here...

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:09 | 4730848 palmereldritch
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FYI: For future consideration of product promotion and value preservation you might want to avoid direct associations between alternative, unproven, virtual crypto-currencies and a conventional, gigantic, physically proven, electronically engineered vehicle constructed to safely transport human lives that has, for all intents and purposes, inexplicably and without explanation or precedent, vaporized...leaving the probability of any present (and likely future) detection or location of said vehicle at zero.

 Just sayin’.....


Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:58 | 4731653 fonestar
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fonestar is not the type of virtual man to consider the finer points of product promotion or physical human decency.  As Dostoyevsky might have said, "fonestar was a great rogue".

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 06:11 | 4731142 Praeda2
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Hundreds of people dead and your talking talk about shit coins. Of which, you don't have any you broke cunt.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:55 | 4731643 fonestar
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fonestar has shitloads of Bitcoins you dope.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 13:05 | 4732384 adonisdemilo
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@ fonestar,

Very appropriate that you should use the term " shitload, " a load of BTC  is certainly a load of shit.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 03:08 | 4731055 litemine
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A Standard Bar is 800 Troy Oz.

Quite a Bit more than 27 lbs. 

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:56 | 4732334 Buckaroo Banzai
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It's actually 400 Troy ounces.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:48 | 4730726 BlindMonkey
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Your avatar's breasts or the cargo? The avatar has me confused.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:55 | 4730753 Four chan
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never stare directly at the sun.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:11 | 4732152 Zymurguy
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For chan's avatar FORTHEFUCKINGWIN!

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 23:35 | 4730838 Stuck on Zero
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I have it on good faith that the mystery package was a huge consignment of snakes chilled in a big refrigerator powered by Lithium ion batteries.  Unfortunately the batteries may not have been properly charged...


Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:52 | 4731258 The worst trader
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Baby Snakes? Late at night is when they come out,I'll take all i can get. FZ

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 06:49 | 4731172 sunnydays
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A Philidephia type machine with the plane being an experiment of it being able to disappear without a trace and not be tracked.  In todays world where they can track a small pin and clothes have RFID chips.  A whole plane with people who have cell phones with GPS to disappear is ridiculous.  What it is about, we will never be allowed to know.  But there are some people who do absolutely know where it is and what happened. 

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 06:57 | 4731180 StychoKiller
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Hmm, I wonder what the cargo manifests for the Lusitania said about the ammunition...

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:03 | 4730610 xtop23
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Air America anyone?

The IATA will do as it's told, or people at the decision making levels will receive the Breitbart treatment, or find a syringe filled with Potassium buried in their jugulars soon thereafter.


Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:21 | 4730641 Rusty Shorts
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Flight landed in Cleveland, ABC, 9/11, 11:50

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:12 | 4730634 Jay
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The emergency 1-800 number on the manifest belongs to Aquatex Manufacturing in Albany, NY. Maybe they could shed some light on what was shipped. Section II of PI 965, that the batteries are in complicance with, has these conditions:

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 22:41 | 4730711 pods
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Section II of 965 pertains to smaller quantities (of watt hours) and has lower limits (2.5 kg net per package for the lowest power) and if we are talking about 2000 kg of material shipped, that is a lot of boxes.

Probably equipment with batteries shipped with it, but tough to tell without an actual DG form (not required) or a descriptive waybill, which was probably done electronically, 

Still, you aren't going to load pallets of material with a Lithium ion label on it without making sure the paperwork is tight.

Probably high end electronics that are battery operated.  Could be anything really. But to ship 2000 kg of material via air is very expensive.  Had to be some really expensive shit to ship it like that!

And that stuff will still not cause the jet to turn off the transponder, etc.

Aquatex makes cleaners, so that number is odd and it is a small ass place.



Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:29 | 4730922 Handful of Dust
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Pods, is this the same 2 tons of equipment those [ex] Seals were guarding?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:50 | 4731109 Nassim
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Not that expensive. I airfreight autoparts from Germany to Australia regularly - and it makes good economic sense.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 05:25 | 4731127 Divine
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my e-cig company ships lithium batteries via air mail all the time and many times, our chinese suppliers cut some corners with the declarations. They have all multiple companies in Hong Kong whose name will be in the AWB

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