Malaysia Airlines

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  1. Old Codger

    Old Codger Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Lost of conflicting info, but a couple of things stand out.

    The 'approximate' track of the aircraft, KL to Beijing, together with the stated disappearance after 2 hours of flight at normal cruise (850 Kmh) would place the 777 very near the Paracel Islands that host Chinese Air Force and Navy bases.

    A trigger happy Lt perhaps?

    Then the two pax with stolen passports?

    Beginning to smell like something other than pilot error, or system failure.


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  2. Old Codger

    Old Codger Active Member Silver Stacker

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    PS,

    Something does not gel with the info so far.

    Two hours of flight time, and an oil slick an hour out from KL.

    OC
     
  3. whinfell

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    Poor journalism - the last radar contact from MH370 was about 1 hour after departure, the flight was reported missing about two hours after departure.

    See: http://avherald.com/h?article=4710c69b&opt=0
     
  4. Altima

    Altima Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    My prayers are with the passengers and crew of the aircraft, as well as their families.

    I'm just unsettled that the pilots did not radio in for any help. Something must have happened too quickly for them to react or there could be foul play.
     
  5. Caput Lupinum

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    In the event it was foul play, the only group that I can think of that would choose a KL to Beijing flight would be Uighurs
     
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    Barry Uighurs?
     
  7. Mr Medved

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    I highly doubt they would be involved in such an incident (unless supported by a 'sympathetic' group in SE Asia).
     
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    CNN is now reporting that the two tickets issued in the names of the separately stolen passports were purchased together in Thailand in the same purchase.
     
  9. AngloSaxon

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    Why not? It was Uighurs who went into the train station last week and stabbed over 30 people to death, without favour or mercy. Some are calling that China's 9/11. They've been agitating and getting worse for a while now. A shame too, as western tourists are finally getting to reach Western China in numbers. No better way to expose your grievances than to have foreigners come and stay in your hotels and sit in your cafes. Easy to talk to the outsiders without the Peoples Representative from Beijing knowing. Of course some may see a better way to expose their grievances...and that is to go kill people or blow them up.

    As soon as I heard of this I thought: 'Uighur. Unfortunately.'

    And edit to say: The train station stabbing has been pretty quiet in western media. And getting to know it was the Uighur muslims who did it was not straighforward as the MSM protects that sort of thing from getting out. Multiculturalism and all to uphold.
     
  10. Byron

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    Yes, kept very quiet and called a "terror" attack by politically correct media for fear of offending a certain religious group.

    Very sad to hear about the Malaysia air flight. Brings to mind an Egypt air crash years back which was most likely due to the pilot deliberately crashing the plane.
     
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    Lack of capability and lack of history for similar actions - though note my comment in brackets.
     
  12. Dabloodymess

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    I am flying with Malaysian in less than 4 weeks, I hope they figure out what happened before then...
     
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    There might have been fake passports involved but that doesn't mean a terrorist attack, anything could've happened.
     
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    ....
    Sad.
     
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    This is just an assumption... but surely all these planes have gps tracking or some equivalent just in case of a crash? It seems highly suspicious that it just disappeared.
     
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    They were abducted by aliens :p
     
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    South China Triangle?
     
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    I very much think this plane exploded in the sky. No way this plane crashed into the sea. Its 2014. If the plane crashed into the sea many hundreds of phone calls and messages would have been sent from plane before it went down.
     
  20. Newtosilver

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    Not really, you have an event that unfolds quickly no-one is going to be able to get a message away. You will have times when the pilots can not get comms with anyone for certain periods of time as well. People with phones will not have coverage so they can't do anything and even if they did in a panicked state they would not be capable of doing anything anyway.
     

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