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PostPosted: Fri 03.07.2014, 21:40 
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It crashed, but it won't be confirmed until they actually find it.

Given the details, my money is on a bomb.

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Ippo just left for another tour of south east Asia. My heart sunk when I put the two together. Thankfully, I'm confident he was not on that flight.

He just posted to facebook about an hour ago that they were on their way to Thailand from Hong Kong.


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Malaysia Airlines Plane 'Loses Contact'


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Malaysia Airlines says flight MH370 carrying 239 people bound for Beijing "has lost contact" with air traffic control.

The state-owned carrier said the Boeing 777-200 disappeared this morning at 2.40am local time.

It left Kuala Lumpur just after midnight and was due to arrive in Beijing at 6.30am local time.

Malaysia Airlines said in a statement: "The flight is carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including two infants), 12 crew members.

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PostPosted: Fri 03.07.2014, 22:28 
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Aging fleet, poor maintenance is a possibility as well.


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625james wrote:
Aging fleet, poor maintenance is a possibility as well.

Woulda been some sort of distress call, whatever happened it happened fast.

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Scary stuff is happening down there involving planes

An aircraft from China Southern Airlines crossed the trajectory of a North Korean missile launched by Pyongyang this week.

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PostPosted: Fri 03.07.2014, 23:55 
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625james wrote:
Aging fleet, poor maintenance is a possibility as well.

its a 777...one of the safest planes on an airline with the highest safety rating possible on one site and a 6/7 stars on the other.
how did you come to your conclusion


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Boogs34 wrote:
625james wrote:
Aging fleet, poor maintenance is a possibility as well.

its a 777...one of the safest planes on an airline with the highest safety rating possible on one site and a 6/7 stars on the other.
how did you come to your conclusion



http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/missin ... ets-n47576
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Malaysia Airlines reportedly has been seeking to replace older aircraft such as the Boeing 777-200 that was reported missing early Saturday on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

A Reuters report last month said the airline was awaiting government approval of a multibillion-dollar order for Airbus and Boeing aircraft to replace its older Airbus A330s and Boeing 777-200s. The report said the airline hoped to save on fuel costs and reduced maintenance.


A company losing money and looking to replace equipment is an environment conducive to corners getting cut.

I'm not saying poor maintenance is the cause only that it is a possibility. If a bombing took place, surely someone or some group will soon be attention whoring on a level that will make crocky orgasmic.


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625james wrote:
Boogs34 wrote:
625james wrote:
Aging fleet, poor maintenance is a possibility as well.

its a 777...one of the safest planes on an airline with the highest safety rating possible on one site and a 6/7 stars on the other.
how did you come to your conclusion



http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/missin ... ets-n47576
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Malaysia Airlines reportedly has been seeking to replace older aircraft such as the Boeing 777-200 that was reported missing early Saturday on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

A Reuters report last month said the airline was awaiting government approval of a multibillion-dollar order for Airbus and Boeing aircraft to replace its older Airbus A330s and Boeing 777-200s. The report said the airline hoped to save on fuel costs and reduced maintenance.


A company losing money and looking to replace equipment is an environment conducive to corners getting cut.

I'm not saying poor maintenance is the cause only that it is a possibility. If a bombing took place, surely someone or some group will soon be attention whoring on a level that will make crocky orgasmic.


Very good. That article is misleading.

A330s and B777's are older FOR MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLEET but are new aircraft with new technologies. Much better than the e average aircraft you would hop on in a US airline's in-USA airplane which still fly MD80s and 757s. Also look at the safety record of the 777 - it is arguably the safest aircraft in the world.

I'm a neurotic flyer so have researched some of this. I wouldn't assume that an airline losing money would cut corners on maintenance. There are safety ratings and the FAA is very stringent in the airlines it allows to fly in the USA.

Malaysian Airlines has been up to this point a top-notch airline which routinely made it in the top 10 for service and safety. This is not some Russian-made aircraft run by a company with 0 safety standards. That's my main point.

I don't want to speculate on what happened.


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It ain't missing - it's right there in the South China Sea.

It wasn't shot down or blown up, because somebody would have run their mouth by now.

Sometimes, stih just happens, unfortunately to airplanes with lots of people on them. Terrible thing.

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better 'missing' than 'Lost'...

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So an Italian guy and an Austrian guy both, at different times, had their passports stolen in Bangkok and somewhere else in Asia, and their names were on the manifest. Maybe their names are common in their respective countries, but it's an interesting coincidence

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I think if terrorist where involved, they would have credited themselves by now. It doesn't rule out a random nutjob however.


Wait....this wasn't Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 was it?


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So an Italian guy and an Austrian guy both, at different times, had their passports stolen in Bangkok and somewhere else in Asia, and their names were on the manifest. Maybe their names are common in their respective countries, but it's an interesting coincidence


Mystery fake-passport holders on flight MH370 were Iranian

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A BBC Persian report says that the two Iranians on the Malaysia Airlines plane had bought the fake passports in order to migrate to Germany and Denmark

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what the hell


Malaysia military tracked missing plane to west coast

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"It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the senior military officer, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.

That would appear to rule out sudden catastrophic mechanical failure, as it would mean the plane flew around 500 km (350 miles) at least after its last contact with air traffic control, although its transponder and other tracking systems were off.


Family phoned passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight

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The man, who spoke to reporters at a Malaysia Airlines briefing in Beijing, said he had been able to make three calls to the phone, but no one had picked up.

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