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Topic: Malaysia Airlines plane crashes: 239 people gone
Posted By: Alias_Avi
Subject: Malaysia Airlines plane crashes: 239 people gone
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 1:19am
I've been praying for these people all day. I absolutely hate events like this. 239 alive this morning, all gone today... so devastating

Boeing 777 carrying 239 people lost over Vietnam: Jetliner feared crashed 'after abrupt 650ft plunge'

  • Vietnamese Navy reports picking up emergency signal from plane 153 miles out to sea
  • Flight MH370 declared missing nearly 90 minutes after it was due to land
  • Passengers and crew from France, Canada, Australia and China among the missing
  • Two babies, from China and the U.S., are among the missing

By http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Associated+Press" rel="nofollow - Associated Press and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Richard+Shears" rel="nofollow - Richard Shears

PUBLISHED: 19:56 EST, 7 March 2014 | UPDATED: 02:07 EST, 8 March 2014

A major search has been launched for a Malaysian Airlines jet with 239 people on board after it lost contact flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Airline officials admitted they were concerned for the safety of the aircraft, which was carrying four Americans, two Canadians and seven Australians, as well as passengers from France and China.

The Vietnamese Navy confirmed that it had picked up the aircraft's emergency locator signal, which was coming the sea, 153 miles south of Phu Quoc island.

Grief: Family and friends waiting for the plane to arrive break down as they hear the jet has gone missing
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Grief: Family and friends waiting for the plane to arrive break down as they hear the jet has gone missing

Concern: The arrivals board at Beijing Airport shows flight MH370 as being delayed as relatives wait for news
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Concern: The arrivals board at Beijing Airport shows flight MH370 as being delayed as relatives wait for news

Vietnamese navy vessels were sailing to an area south of the Vietnamese Island of Phu Quoc after radar scans reportedly showed the Malaysian jet crashing there.

Admiral Ngo Van Phat told the Vietnamese newspaper Tuoi Tre that radar showed the aircraft had crashed into the sea off the southern tip of Vietnam, close to the border with Cambodia.

It was hoped the naval ships, along with other vessels, would be able to reach the area before darkness fell, to increase the chances of finding any survivors or wreckage.

 

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The signal picked up by the Navy is believed to be the Emergency Locator Transmittor, which can be activated manually by the flight crew or automatically upon impact.

Crying relatives of Chinese passengers on board the plane wept at Beijing airport earlier today as it became clear the jet had probably crashed.

An unconfirmed report on a flight tracking website said the aircraft had plunged 650ft and changed course shortly before all contact was lost.

The route would have taken flight MH370, a B777-200 aircraft, across the Malaysian mainland in a north-easterly direction and then across the Gulf of Thailand.

Shock: Distressed relatives wait for news of the Malaysia Airlines plane which was due to land in Beijing
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Shock: Distressed relatives wait for news of the Malaysia Airlines plane which was due to land in Beijing

Missing: Flight MH370 was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it lost contact over Vietnam
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Missing: Flight MH370 was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it lost contact over Vietnam

Those on the flight included an American baby and a Chinese baby, and 12 crew members, Malaysian Airlines said in a statement, adding it was working with all authorities in the region and search and rescue teams had been mobilized.

The aircraft had been due to land in Beijing at 6.30am local time but at 7.54am the airline issued a statement saying it had not landed and was officially missing.

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On board were 153 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, 12 Indonesians, seven Australians, three French, four Americans, two each from New Zealand, Canada and Ukraine, and one each from Russia, Italy, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Austria.

The pilot of the passenger plane is Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a 53-year-old Malaysia who joined the airline in 1981.

His co-pilot was 27-year-old First Officer Fariq Ab. Hamid, also from Malaysia, who joined the airline in 2007. 

If the aircraft has crashed, and all the passengers and crew are killed, it would the deadliest aviation incident since November 2001.

In that incident, 265 people died after an American Airlines Airbus A300 crashed in Belle Harbor, Queens, after leaving JFK Airport in New York. The deaths included five people on the ground.

MAS Operations Control Vice President Fuad Sharuji said: 'We tried to call this aircraft through various means,' adding that it was carrying fuel for 7.5 hours when it disappeared.

Lai Xuan Thanh, director of Vietnam's civil aviation authority, said the plane was over the sea and bound for Vietnamese airspace but air traffic officials in the country were never able to make contact.

The plane 'lost all contact and radar signal one minute before it entered Vietnam's air traffic control,' Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of staff of the Vietnamese army, said in a statement issued by the government.

More than 10 hours after last contact, officials from several countries were struggling to locate the plane.

All countries in the possible flight path of the missing aircraft were performing a 'communications and radio search', John Andrews, deputy chief of the Philippines' civil aviation agency, said.

Xinhua said China has sent two maritime rescue ships to the South China Sea to help in the search and rescue efforts.

'It couldn't possibly be in the air because it would have run out of oil by now,' Shukor Yusof, an aviation analyst at S&P Capital IQ, said.

'It's either on the ground somewhere, intact, or possibly it has gone down in the water.'

Aviation experts said that if the report of the aircraft suddenly plunging was correct it could be due to a number of factors.

Long wait: A Malaysian man with relatives on the plane arrives at Beijing airport
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Long wait: A Malaysian man with relatives on the plane arrives at Beijing airport

Devastating: A woman cries in Beijing airport as she waits to hear information about her family
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Devastating: A woman cries in Beijing airport as she waits to hear information about her family

Anxious: A man with family on the missing flight is escorted to the relatives room at Kuala Lumpur airport
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Anxious: A man with family on the missing flight is escorted to the relatives room at Kuala Lumpur airport

These include a catastrophic engine failure; the pilots taking evasive action to avoid another aircraft; or an explosion.

The airline has not said whether the pilots were able to issue a distress call - but if they did not, experts said this could indicate a catastrophy that had occurred without warning.

At Beijing's airport, authorities posted a notice asking relatives and friends of passengers to gather to a hotel about 15km from the airport to wait for further information, and provided a shuttle bus service.

A woman wept on the shuttle bus while saying on a mobile phone: 'They want us to go to the hotel. It cannot be good.'

A waiting area for family and friends was also set up at the Kuala Lumpur airport the flight had left from.

Fuad Sharuji, Malaysian Airlines' vice president of operations control, told CNN that the plane was flying at an altitude of 35,000ft and that the pilots had reported no problem with the aircraft.

The Boeing jet lost contact with Malaysian air traffic controllers a little over two hours into its flight.

Reports from China's Xinhua news agency said later that the aircraft was lost in air space controlled by Vietnam and did not enter Chinese airspace or make any contact with Chinese controllers.

'Our team is currently calling the next of kin of passengers and crew,' the airline's chief executive, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, said as the airline issued a statement saying its 'thoughts and prayers' were with all those on board as well as their families.

Waiting room: Family and friends are being directed to a reception area at Kuala Lumpur airport, where the plane left, as the airline gathers details about the missing aircraft
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Waiting room: Family and friends are being directed to a reception area at Kuala Lumpur airport, where the plane left, as the airline gathers details about the missing aircraft

Information: A member of staff from Malaysia Airlines is surrounded by reporters at the airport
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Information: A member of staff from Malaysia Airlines is surrounded by reporters at the airport

Finding planes that disappear over the ocean can be difficult. Airliner 'black boxes' -  the flight data and cockpit voice recorders - are equipped with 'pingers' that emit ultrasonic signals that can be detected underwater.

Under good conditions, the signals can be detected from several hundred miles away, John Goglia, a former member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, said.

If the boxes are trapped inside the wreckage, the sound may not travel as far, he said. If the boxes are in an underwater trench, that also hinders how far the sound can travel. The signals also weaken over time.

Unconfirmed reports said it was believed the missing aircraft was involved in a crash in August 2012 when it damaged the tail of a China Eastern Airlines plane at Shanghai Pudong Airport.

The reports said that in that incident the tip of the wing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 broke off.

Family room: Women waiting to hear about loved ones on the plane arrive at Kuala Lumpur airport
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Family room: Women waiting to hear about loved ones on the plane arrive at Kuala Lumpur airport

Update: Malaysian Airlines chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahyain speaks at a press conference on Saturday
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Update: Malaysian Airlines chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahyain speaks at a press conference on Saturday

Retired American Airlines captain Jim Tilmon told CNN that 'it doesn't sound very good,' as the search continued for the missing jet.

'The route is mostly overland, which means there would be plenty of radars and radios to contact the plane.

'I've been trying to come up with every scenario that I could just to explain this away, but I haven't been very successful.'

Mr Tilmon said the jet was 'about as sophisticated as any commercial airplane could possibly be.'

Route: An online flight tracker for MH37 ends shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur
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Route: An online flight tracker for MH37 ends shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur

Missing: The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 lost contact with Air Traffic Control over the Pacific with 227 passengers aboard
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Missing: The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 lost contact with Air Traffic Control over the Pacific with 227 passengers aboard






Replies:
Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 1:21am
BLOODCLEEEEEETTTTTTTTT! MY WORD!


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 1:27am
Ion f*ck wit dem planes, bruh. Call me country, whatever. 


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 1:28am
BTW, this was the original headline of the article...

Boeing 777 carrying 239 people lost over Vietnam: Jetliner feared crashed with four Americans on board 'after abrupt 650ft plunge'




Blatantly.... what do you even call this? Racist? Nationalist (daily mail is UK though)? Just such a blatant disregard for the non-Western lives as if they were less worthy of our empathy. That disgusts me


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 1:29am
That's just too many people to be on one damn plane.


Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 1:42am
This is so Sad! my God bless their souls and ease the pain and suffering of those left behind


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 6:20am
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

BTW, this was the original headline of the article...

Boeing 777 carrying 239 people lost over Vietnam: Jetliner feared crashed with four Americans on board 'after abrupt 650ft plunge'




Blatantly.... what do you even call this? Racist? Nationalist (daily mail is UK though)? Just such a blatant disregard for the non-Western lives as if they were less worthy of our empathy. That disgusts me
That is disgusting.....i find it v hard to give sympathy to transparent folk.... 


i hope the the ethnic people are alright, since they are the forgotten ones.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 6:23am
wow

and etihad had an arsonist a few ago who set three fires on board and via malaysia too

so sad

and that headline is racist


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 6:54am
Damn. My heart had a pang.


Posted By: Ming
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 7:04am
Damn... The news is saying its still missing and theyre being reported as being dead?

When I went to sleep about 4 hours ago, they were classified as missing. That's scary


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 7:04am
Y'all aren't being fair. An American wrote the article from an American point of view for Americans. I'm sure Australian and Chinese articles of the incident reflect their interests in the tragedy as well. Man, people are so hard on America.


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 7:30am
This is sad and a little sketchy but no one wants it with China so it was probably just a catastrophe. I hate when photographers take pictures of people mourning, especially when it's fresh. It's so insensitive to me.


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 9:45am
I hate this picture! smh. Leave them alone




Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 9:50am
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Y'all aren't being fair. An American wrote the article from an American point of view for Americans. I'm sure Australian and Chinese articles of the incident reflect their interests in the tragedy as well. Man, people are so hard on America.


Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


did wonder if any americans were on board


yall should make a thread about this topic in general Geek


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 10:17am
My God.  This is so scary.  Bless the people who lost their lives and their families.


Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 10:42am
The media needs to leave those people alone!!! Got them plastered all over the news while they are very upset and devastated! Let them grieve in peace! They were just told the plane with their loved ones is missing and presumed crashed!!

I'm praying for the people on board and their loved ones that are left waiting for an outcome to this. I want to hold out hope but we all know what has usually happened when a plane disappears from radar and no contact can be established or hasn't been since it left radar..

This is so sad. I feel for all of the people affected by this.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 10:45am
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

That's just too many people to be on one damn plane.
ehh?


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 10:52am
Why are you always starting stuff? That's too many people on one plane so if it crashes too many people are killed. It may not be a logically/statistically sound conclusion but that's what came to my head at the time.


Posted By: HowardAlumAKA
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 11:07am
Wow, so its just missing? No debris or anything found???


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 12:02pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Y'all aren't being fair. An American wrote the article from an American point of view for Americans. I'm sure Australian and Chinese articles of the incident reflect their interests in the tragedy as well. Man, people are so hard on America.


Ermm

Quote Airline officials admitted they were concerned for the safety of the aircraft, which was carrying four Americans, two Canadians and seven Australians, as well as passengers from France and China.


Sleepy


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Why are you always starting stuff? That's too many people on one plane so if it crashes too many people are killed. It may not be a logically/statistically sound conclusion but that's what came to my head at the time.

planes of that size rarely crash. 
it's the smaller planes you have to watch out for.



Posted By: Yardgirl
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 12:18pm
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Why are you always starting stuff? That's too many people on one plane so if it crashes too many people are killed. It may not be a logically/statistically sound conclusion but that's what came to my head at the time.

planes of that size rarely crash. 
it's the smaller planes you have to watch out for.


That's not even that many people on a plane of that size. I just checked and a 777 can take over 330 people.


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 12:21pm
This child shows how ignorant she is in every thread. 

Anyway....they always say how many Americans there were whenever they report something like this. 


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 12:24pm
never mind, not on my level and it's a new year...


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 12:30pm

Oil slicks found in hunt for missing Malaysia jet

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By EILEEN NG and CHRIS BRUMMITT 1 hour ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.

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The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday morning.

The oil slicks were spotted late Saturday off the southern tip of Vietnam and were each between 10 kilometers (6 miles) and 15 kilometers (9 miles) long, the Vietnamese government said in a statement. There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement said they were consistent with the kinds that would be produced by the two fuel tanks of a crashed jetliner.

Two-thirds of the missing plane's passengers were from China, while others were from elsewhere in Asia, North America and Europe.

Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said there was no indication that the pilots had sent a distress signal, suggesting that whatever happened to the plane occurred quickly and possibly catastrophically.

Asked whether terrorism was suspected, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said, "We are looking at all possibilities, but it is too early to make any conclusive remarks."

Foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria said the names of two nationals from those countries listed on the flight's manifest matched passports reported stolen in Thailand.

Italy's Foreign Ministry said the Italian man who was listed as being a passenger, Luigi Maraldi, was traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane. It said he reported his passport stolen last August.

Austria's Foreign Ministry confirmed that a name listed on the manifest matched an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand. It said the Austrian was not on the plane, but would not confirm the person's identity.

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Vietnam Spots Oil Slicks in Hunt for Missing Jet

At Beijing's airport, authorities posted a notice asking relatives and friends of passengers to gather at a nearby hotel to wait for further information, and provided a shuttle bus service. A woman wept aboard the bus while saying on a mobile phone, "They want us to go to the hotel. It cannot be good."

Relatives and friends of passengers were escorted into a private area at the hotel, but reporters were kept away. A man in a gray hooded sweatshirt later stormed out complaining about a lack of information. The man, who said he was a Beijing resident but declined to give his name, said he was anxious because his mother was on board the flight with a group of 10 tourists.

"We have been waiting for hours and there is still no verification," he said.

The plane was last detected on radar at 1:30 a.m. (1730 GMT Friday) around where the South China Sea meets the Gulf of Thailand, authorities in Malaysia and Vietnam said.

Lai Xuan Thanh, director of Vietnam's civil aviation authority, said air traffic officials in the country never made contact with the plane.

The plane "lost all contact and radar signal one minute before it entered Vietnam's air traffic control," Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of staff of the Vietnamese army, said in a statement.

The South China Sea is a tense region with competing territorial claims that have led to several low-level conflicts, particularly between China and the Philippines. That antipathy briefly faded Saturday as China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia all sent ships and planes to the region.

Najib said Malaysia had dispatched 15 planes and nine ships to the area. The U.S. Navy was sending a warship and a surveillance plane, while Singapore said it would send a submarine and a plane. China and Vietnam also were sending aircraft to help in the search.

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Missing Malaysia Airlines jet
The logo of Malaysia Airlines is seen on two aircraft on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Ai …

It's not uncommon for it to take several days to find the wreckage of aircraft floating on the ocean. Locating and then recovering the flight data recorders, vital to any investigation, can take months or even years.

"In times of emergencies like this, we have to show unity of efforts that transcends boundaries and issues," said Lt. Gen. Roy Deveraturda, commander of the Philippine military's Western Command.

After the oil slick was spotted, the air search was suspended for the night and was to resume Sunday morning, while the sea search was ongoing, Malaysia Airlines said.

The plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members, the airline said. It said there were 152 passengers from China, 38 from Malaysia, seven from Indonesia, six from Australia, five from India, three from the U.S., and others from Indonesia, France, New Zealand, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Taiwan and the Netherlands.

In Kuala Lumpur, family members gathered at the airport, but were kept away from reporters.

"Our team is currently calling the next of kin of passengers and crew. Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support," said Ahmad Jauhari, the airline CEO. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members."

Fuad Sharuji, Malaysia Airlines' vice president of operations control, told CNN that the plane was flying at an altitude of 35,000 feet (10,670 meters) when it disappeared and that the pilots had reported no problem with the aircraft.

Malaysia Airlines has a good safety record, as does the 777, which had not had a fatal crash in its 19-year history until an Asiana Airlines plane crashed in San Francisco in July 2013, killing three passengers, all teenagers from China.

Airliner "black boxes" — the flight data and cockpit voice recorders — are equipped with "pingers" that emit ultrasonic signals that can be detected underwater. Under good conditions, the signals can be detected from several hundred miles away, said John Goglia, a former member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. If the boxes are trapped inside the wreckage, the sound may not travel as far, he said. If the boxes are at the bottom of an underwater trench, that also hinders how far the sound can travel. The signals also weaken over time.

Air France Flight 447, with 228 people on board, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1, 2009. Some wreckage and bodies were recovered over the next two weeks, but it took nearly two years for the main wreckage of the Airbus 330 and its black boxes to be located and recovered.

Malaysia Airlines said the 53-year-old pilot of Flight MH370, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, has more than 18,000 flying hours and has been flying for the airline since 1981. The first officer, 27-year-old Fariq Hamid, has about 2,800 hours of experience and has flown for the airline since 2007.

The tip of the wing of the same Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 broke off Aug. 9, 2012, as it was taxiing at Pudong International Airport outside Shanghai. The wingtip collided with the tail of a China Eastern Airlines A340 plane. No one was injured.

Malaysia Airlines' last fatal incident was in 1995, when one its planes crashed near the Malaysian city of Tawau, killing 34 people. The deadliest crash in its history occurred in 1977, when a domestic Malaysian flight crashed after being hijacked, killing 100 people.

In August 2005, a Malaysian Airlines 777 flying from Perth, Australia, to Kuala Lumpur suddenly shot up 900 meters (3,000 feet) before the pilot disengaged the autopilot and landed safely. The plane's software had incorrectly measured speed and acceleration, and the software was quickly updated on planes around the world.

Malaysia Airlines has 15 Boeing 777-200s in its fleet of about 100 planes. The state-owned carrier last month reported its fourth straight quarterly loss and warned of tougher times.



Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 12:34pm
If they did go down, I pray that they died before hitting the water or on impact

My worst fear is what happened to Air France Flight 447 Disapprove


Posted By: CLCNY20
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 12:37pm
Jesus Christ...Cry


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 12:50pm
Damn, I'm hearing that there were 2 imposters on the plane Shocked


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 1:13pm
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

Damn, I'm hearing that there were 2 imposters on the plane Shocked
Imposters of what?


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 2:05pm
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

Damn, I'm hearing that there were 2 imposters on the plane Shocked

i don't think it's uncommon for people to use stolen/forged passports in certain parts of the world even in this day and age. it might be nothing. but then again, the fact that the plane just fell from the sky with no warning while cruising is defiantly suspicious. 


Posted By: Starrygurl
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 2:31pm
Wow. When I saw it on the news first they said the plane disappeared. I am thinking how the f a whole plane?! So the update it was a plane crash.


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 4:19pm
:(


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 4:22pm
Unhappy


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Mar 08 2014 at 5:01pm
Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

:(


Hug


Posted By: fckwitmeuknoigotit
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 10:59am
two passengers with stolen passports sat next to one another. its starting to look more and more like a terrorist attack.


Posted By: nemesis1
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 11:19am
So baffling how it could've just vanished like that. RIP to all those souls on board. 239 people, wow. Can't imagine...


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 11:26am
I don't think that initial headline means anything because anytime a tragedy happens the local news always adds that a local person was among the injured, even if it's 1 out of 500 people, just to emphasize the relevance of the event to ppl who might not care otherwise.  It's not that deep.


Posted By: Lilaca
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 12:08pm
wrong place wrong time?


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 12:40pm
Originally posted by fckwitmeuknoigotit fckwitmeuknoigotit wrote:

two passengers with stolen passports sat next to one another. its starting to look more and more like a terrorist attack.
And they bought their tickets at the same time.

Who knows at this point.Ouch


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 12:46pm
OMG they are saying that the plane might have disintegrated in midair


That means no black box. Ohmygod. I can't imagine being a family member and never knowing what happened Cry


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by fckwitmeuknoigotit fckwitmeuknoigotit wrote:

two passengers with stolen passports sat next to one another. its starting to look more and more like a terrorist attack.
And they bought their tickets at the same time.

Who knows at this point.Ouch

This doesn't sound good


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 12:53pm
Not only did they buy their tickets at the same time, but they were destined to Europe via China... where they would then split up

Hmm


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 12:58pm
Disintegrate?!

Wow.


Posted By: zsazsa
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 5:56pm
What's a black box? It's mind blowing how it can just disappear with no trace.


Posted By: bindy
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 6:19pm
Originally posted by zsazsa zsazsa wrote:

What's a black box? It's mind blowing how it can just disappear with no trace.

flight data recorder 

flight data recorder (FDR) (also ADR, for accident data recorder) is an electronic device employed to record any instructions sent to any electronic systems on an aircraft. It is a device used to record specific  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft" rel="nofollow - aircraft  performance parameters. Another kind of flight recorder is the  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockpit_voice_recorder" rel="nofollow - cockpit voice recorder  (CVR), which records conversation in the  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockpit" rel="nofollow - cockpit , radio communications between the cockpit crew and others (including conversation with  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_traffic_controller" rel="nofollow - air traffic control personnel ), as well as ambient sounds. In this both functions have been combined into a single unit. The current applicable  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAA" rel="nofollow - FAA   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_Standard_Order" rel="nofollow - TSO  is C124b titled Flight Data Recorder Systems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_data_recorder#cite_note-1" rel="nofollow - [1]

Popularly referred to as a " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_box_%28transportation%29" rel="nofollow - black box " by the media, the data recorded by the FDR is used for  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accidents_and_incidents_in_aviation" rel="nofollow - accident  investigation, as well as for analyzing  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_safety" rel="nofollow - air safety  issues,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatigue_%28material%29" rel="nofollow - material degradation  and  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_engine" rel="nofollow - engine  performance. Due to their importance in investigating accidents, these http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Civil_Aviation_Organization" rel="nofollow - ICAO -regulated devices are carefully engineered and stoutly constructed to withstand the force of a high speed impact and the heat of an intense fire. Contrary to the "black box" reference, the exterior of the FDR is coated with heat-resistant  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_orange" rel="nofollow - bright orange   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint" rel="nofollow - paint  for high visibility in wreckage, and the unit is usually mounted in the aircraft's  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empennage" rel="nofollow - empennage  (tail section), where it is more likely to survive a severe crash. Following an accident, the recovery of the FDR is usually a high priority for the investigating body, as analysis of the recorded parameters can often detect and identify causes or contributing factors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_data_recorder#cite_note-2" rel="nofollow - [2]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_data_recorder




Posted By: zsazsa
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 7:39pm
Thank you bindy


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Mar 09 2014 at 8:12pm
this is so bizarre 


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 12:57am
I pray for the family members and those involved..this is sooo sad.

Something just doesnt seem right. It is pointing to towards a terroist attack. Planes that size dont just disappear. Unlesss strong explosives were used mid air


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 1:04am
...modern technology isn't as infalliable as we'd like to think unfortunately


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 2:09am
They found the door Disapprove

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Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 2:16am
Was that door confirmed?


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 2:20am

Did Missing Malaysia flight DISINTEGRATE at 35,000 feet? Search team find what they believe is part of plane door and tail as Interpol probes claims four people boarded using stolen passports

  • Search team finds what it believes is part of a door and a plane's tail
  • Authorities say at least two people were travelling on stolen passports
  • Interpol said its database with information about them wasn't checked
  • The tickets they used were bought through through a Chinese airline
  • Flight MH370 declared missing nearly 90 minutes after it was due to land
  • The missing 227 passengers and 12 crew were from 14 different countries
  • No terrorist organisations have claimed responsibility for the attack

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576641/Terror-fears-missing-777-grow-Identities-ANOTHER-two-passengers-probed-suspicion-falls-four-booked-Chinese-airline.html#ixzz2vXfyQMPT" rel="nofollow - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576641/Terror-fears-missing-777-grow-Identities-ANOTHER-two-passengers-probed-suspicion-falls-four-booked-Chinese-airline.html#ixzz2vXfyQMPT
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Posted By: Merin
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 9:31am
That wasn't the door.  I am sorry but I think someone hijacked that airplane. How does a 777 just disappear?


Posted By: thickblkbarbie
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 9:54am
So do i^^^ how does a plane that size just disappear ..something isn't right .. It's been a few days ,and still nothing


Posted By: Merin
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 10:05am
A couple days after the Air France crash seats started floating to the surface but this plane? Nothing.


Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 10:14am
this is creepy..so sad 


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 10:27am
Originally posted by Merin Merin wrote:

That wasn't the door.  I am sorry but I think someone hijacked that airplane. How does a 777 just disappear?
I think so too. Did they kill everyone? Dump some of the oil out and land the plane in some remote area?  Then they will later refill the plane and crash it into a building???
I'm reaching...but I do think this was a terrorist attack.


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 10:29am
Hmmm.  Do you think the US or some other country got wind of this potential terrorist attack and suddenly shot down the plane on the DL??? And that explains why there aren't clear answers?


Posted By: Merin
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 10:40am
Originally posted by Jess Jess wrote:

Hmmm.  Do you think the US or some other country got wind of this potential terrorist attack and suddenly shot down the plane on the DL??? And that explains why there aren't clear answers?


There would be debris and the waterway it was flying over is very very heavily traveled. Someone would have seen that.  What I am hoping is that it was just hijacked and landed safely somewhere. However a 777 landing "somewhere" with no one to witness is a reach.


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 11:36am
crash? have they found this plane?


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 12:06pm
Originally posted by Merin Merin wrote:

A couple days after the Air France crash seats started floating to the surface but this plane? Nothing.

The ocean was much deeper where the air France plane crashed as well. They were confident that finding the plane or signal in the much shallower waters was going to be easier. But not the case. 


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 12:21pm
My bro just reminded me of that air France flight



Posted By: Merin
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 1:43pm
The tickets bought for those with the stolen passports was done so by an Iranian man.


Posted By: Tbaby
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 2:07pm
I wouldn't be surprised if terrorists are behind this.  So sad so many lives lost...no real answers.


Posted By: kfoxx1998
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 2:45pm
Can't believe this thing is still missing.   It would have to be a pretty sophisticated weapon to leave no trace. 


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 2:54pm
Originally posted by Merin Merin wrote:

The tickets bought for those with the stolen passports was done so by an Iranian man.
for both?


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 2:55pm
one guy was black right?


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by kfoxx1998 kfoxx1998 wrote:

Can't believe this thing is still missing.   It would have to be a pretty sophisticated weapon to leave no trace. 

something that obliterates perhaps?
Hiroshima....
hmph....


Posted By: kfoxx1998
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 3:10pm
I was thinking a Napalm bomb but that sh*t gets everywhere.  Even if it slowly burned some trees or something would be scorched somewhere.   I just have to speculate like a mug til we find outLOL


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 3:26pm
ikr? sigh


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 3:33pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by Merin Merin wrote:

The tickets bought for those with the stolen passports was done so by an Iranian man.
for both?
Both. With cash.


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 3:45pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Originally posted by Merin Merin wrote:

The tickets bought for those with the stolen passports was done so by an Iranian man.
for both?
Both. With cash.


interesting...I hope the family members cannknow for sure what took place so that they can get some closure   


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 3:49pm
this makes my nerves bad.


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 8:02pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

one guy was black right?
Ouch
Really?


Is it possible to make a really small nuclear bomb and bring it onboard  a plane?


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Mar 10 2014 at 11:55pm
This is freaking me the fck out

How does a damn boeing 777 just vanish... without a trace!?!?


Now they're saying that oil slick was from an Maritime ship and not from the plane. Jesus Christ


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 12:22am
Originally posted by Jess Jess wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

one guy was black right?
Ouch
Really?


Is it possible to make a really small nuclear bomb and bring it onboard  a plane?


I'm no expert on this atttt all, but from some class I took,  I read that they pretty much have to be huge, and thats part of why theyre so expensive and small organizations could never afford to make them... but times may have changed... idk, but it seems unlikely


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 12:38am
Originally posted by Lite Brite Lite Brite wrote:

Originally posted by Jess Jess wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

one guy was black right?
Ouch
Really?


Is it possible to make a really small nuclear bomb and bring it onboard  a plane?


I'm no expert on this atttt all, but from some class I took,  I read that they pretty much have to be huge, and thats part of why theyre so expensive and small organizations could never afford to make them... but times may have changed... idk, but it seems unlikely
I'm thinking of something that could disintegrate a plane :(
Cry


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 2:00am
So tickets were not paid for by an Iranian nor were they bought in China

Sounded like American propaganda as usual..


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 6:41am
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

So tickets were not paid for by an Iranian nor were they bought in China

Sounded like American propaganda as usual..
Smdh


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 7:45am
The power of Kamui!
 


Posted By: Yardgirl
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 8:50am
One of the two men travelling on a missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner was an Iranian asylum seeker, officials said Tuesday, as baffled authorities expanded their search for the Boeing 777.

One of the two men travelling on a missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner was an Iranian asylum seeker, officials said Tuesday, as baffled authorities expanded their search for the Boeing 777. (Wong Maye-E/Associated Press)



Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 10:01am
Could an explosive have been in the checked Luggage and undetected when it went through the scanner? Idk, this is just baffling...


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 10:07am

So Iranians are getting looked as terrorists?



Posted By: fckwitmeuknoigotit
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 10:11am
now they're saying the iranians were not terrorists.


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 10:17am
I was listening to this one guy describing the amount of fraud that takes place with passports. It really doesn't tell you much that fake passports were used. They are used every day because most countries don't check the interpol database for lost or stolen passports.

I have heard stories of people in America even using them to travel all over the world, as long as they get a clean one they are usually fine.


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 10:18am
So they know nothing what's going on, smfh.


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:02am
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

I was listening to this one guy describing the amount of fraud that takes place with passports. It really doesn't tell you much that fake passports were used. They are used every day because most countries don't check the interpol database for lost or stolen passports.

I have heard stories of people in America even using them to travel all over the world, as long as they get a clean one they are usually fine.
 
When i got off my cruise (bahamas back to US) they just glanced at it...im sure anyone could just sneak in LOL hey i dont care i was in and out super quick


Posted By: Merin
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:03am
They are now checking into the backgrounds of the crew members and ONCE AGAIN how does a 777 just disappear? The US Spy Satellites didn't pick up any midair explosions. 


Posted By: Missvw
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:05am
We were discussing this at work, it's really baffling how a plane can just vanish Disapprove


Posted By: Yardgirl
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:38am
Group shot

Two men travelling on stolen passports on board a missing Malaysian airliner were Iranians with no apparent links to terrorist groups, officials say.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:39am
Where's a pic f the Mario balotelli sp lookalike they were talmbout earlier?

This story keeps changing so many times


Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:47am
This is one of the strangest stories I've heard in a really long time.

Oh and I was watching the news yesterday and reporter mumbled something about a Chinese Group claiming responsibility of the missing planeConfused


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:49am
Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

The Event?
*hei*


Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:50am
Is this a Real Time episode of Lost or something? That plane wasn't even near the Bermuda Triangle? This is the most perplexing, saddening and downright scary event ever. The not knowing is heart wrenching. I feel for the loved ones left wondering and hoping 


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:50am
The Event?


Posted By: Derri
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 11:51am
I don't trust or believe much of what these news outlets report as truth because of how self serving these agencies and 'leaders' are so I guess i'll never truly know what happened to those people and that plane.

A lot of things are set up as a catalyst for real political agendas in this illusional game of control and power.

My mind thinks this way because of past events..


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 12:21pm
wasn't there a story just recently where a pilot locked his co pilot out of the cockpit and took the plane to a destination of course?


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 12:41pm
Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

wasn't there a story just recently where a pilot locked his co pilot out of the cockpit and took the plane to a destination of course?


Yep. Ethiopian pilot I believe, seeking asylum in Europe.


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 3:07pm
This gets stranger by the minute...


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Mar 11 2014 at 5:14pm
has anyone heard about the alien abduction theories ?



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