I agree with P9; as the PAIN network senior 777 captain there are some questions which we have been discussing amongst ourselves, we believe the answers are important. It is the direct involvement of the ATSB rather than AMSA that provides an element of suspicion which impinges on and detracts from the credibility of any ATSB answer to those questions. For discussion:-
What was the information the FBI allegedly extracted from Captains personal computer?
Was this alleged information passed to the ATSB?
Was this information the reason why the search area switched further south?
We have discussed these questions at length and cannot reach a sensible consensus. Any fresh ideas would be more than welcome.