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Old 09.03.2014, 13:36
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Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 missing

More than 24 hours have passed since MH370 disappeared from radar between Malaysia and Vietnam. No distress call. No wreckage spotted yet. Investigation has turned toward a possible terrorist attack, as two passengers bought tickets together and boarded using stolen passports. Latest info from BBC:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26502843
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Yes, I saw this too. Two unknown passengers bought two tickets using stolen Austrian ans Italian passports. Thé two passports were stolen last year and 2012 in Thailand, independently. The two passengers bought the two tickets in the same time together on 6 March. Both also bought transfer tickets in Beijing. After arriving in Beijing they are supposed to continue their voyage to Frankfort and Copenhagen, respectively. It is currently unknown how they boarded the plane with invalid passports

The plane has disappeared for over 40 hours now, there has not been any useful indices or any idea about what happened and where it is now.

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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Its in about 5 million pieces unfortunately and as it looks like a water landing the chances of survivors is pretty much zero.

However I wouldnt read too.much into the news reports at the moment as There is so much false info about its just sensationalism.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

There should be some sort of wreckage somewhere.
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Old 09.03.2014, 15:15
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There should be some sort of wreckage somewhere.
Oil slicks were spotted. It took 2 years (and several million $) to find the AirFrance 477 Rio-Paris plane+flight recorder that crashed in the middle of the ocean.
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Oil slicks were spotted. It took 2 years (and several million $) to find the AirFrance 477 Rio-Paris plane+flight recorder that crashed in the middle of the ocean.
Yes but the officials said they do not know if the oil comes from the plane.

CNN said that the ocean there is only 30-70 meters deep. No signal of recorder detected.
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Oil slicks were spotted. It took 2 years (and several million $) to find the AirFrance 477 Rio-Paris plane+flight recorder that crashed in the middle of the ocean.
A slight difference in water depth is involved so its like comparing bricks and courgettes. Thousands compared to about 80-100m
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Breaking news on the Beeb website says Vietnamese planes may have spotted wreckage, but it's now dark so they can't confirm.
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Old 09.03.2014, 17:42
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

plane has been blown up. bomb on board with altitude trigger.
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plane has been blown up. bomb on board with altitude trigger.
My theory is it got hit by a meteorite, its just as plausable as yours
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Old 09.03.2014, 18:26
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Some speculation the plane may have abruptly turned back before it dropped from radar. Looking at the flight radar path online, it was a normal ascent and cruise and literally went from 35,000 ft to 0 ft reading in a matter of moments. There were no interim readings. Very strange.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Dont read too much into it. Most teacking sites use a zero altitude if the item isnt on radar.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Reuters: other passports than the two reported earlier (Italian and autrian) seem to have problems.

Interpol: now investigating additional suspect passports.
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My theory is it got hit by a meteorite, its just as plausable as yours
in that case, we can put 20chfs on it. hit by meteorite, i pay you 20chfs. bomb with altitude trigger, you pay me
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Old 09.03.2014, 20:44
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Oil slicks were spotted. It took 2 years (and several million $) to find the AirFrance 477 Rio-Paris plane+flight recorder that crashed in the middle of the ocean.
Wrong. Parts of AF477 were found within days, including the tail. It took 2 years to locate the main fuselage and flight recorders as the water was so deep. The water the Malayisan has supposedly gnu down in is much shallower and clearer.
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in that case, we can put 20chfs on it. hit by meteorite, i pay you 20chfs. bomb with altitude trigger, you pay me
Proof of an altitude trigger will never be found so thats out, proof of a bomb however is possible.

Or the crew just flew it into the ground like most crashes.

I doubt its a bomb as no one has claimed responsibility.
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plane has been blown up. bomb on board with altitude trigger.
Unlikely trigger - AFAIK all 777 internals are pressurised. Cabin (and hold) altitude would have been at about 2,000m since shortly after take-off.

Simple timer maybe.
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I doubt its a bomb as no one has claimed responsibility.
I wonder whether the Chinese authorities could be relied upon to automatically make it public if someone had contacted them to claim responsibility. This comes quite soon after the knife attacks on people at a train station in China, and most of the passengers on the plane were Chinese. If it does have anything to do with Muslim separatists, the Chinese government might have its own ideas about if/when it makes it public, as doing so would clearly undermine the Chinese government's appearance of being in control, including over all its other minorities, and the government might have plans on taking action without drawing international attention.
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I wonder whether the Chinese authorities could be relied upon to automatically make it public if someone had contacted them to claim responsibility. This comes quite soon after the knife attacks on people at a train station in China, and most of the passengers on the plane were Chinese. If it does have anything to do with Muslim separatists, the Chinese government might have its own ideas about if/when it makes it public, as doing so would clearly undermine the Chinese government's appearance of being in control, including over all its other minorities, and the government might have plans on taking action without drawing international attention.
Why they are supposed to claim their responsibility directly to Chinese government? They should themselves announce it public. That is what terrorist should do. After 911, did Ben Laden send a registered mail to White House to claim the responsibility and then it's White House who announced that to the public?

If (IF...) they really only notified the Chinese government. You think Chinese government think that they can hide it from the public so that no one will know it in such an event that happened far from china with a foreign airline company for which an international effort is being made for investigation, including Interpol and FBI?
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They couldn't hide it forever, but it would buy them time if someone had just contacted the authorities or state-run media. Time which they could use for a crackdown, for instance.
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