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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleElle View Post
    The 777 needs a runway that is 5,610 ft long.

    The Tromelin Island is: 5577.428 ft long.

    I think it would land there nicely.

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    Considering the flight took off at midnight, I hate to say that I don't think there's a snowball's chance in a deep fryer of landing on that unmanned strip, however good gps is nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleElle View Post
    The 777 needs a runway that is 5,610 ft long.

    The Tromelin Island is: 5577.428 ft long.

    I think it would land there nicely.

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    Unfortunately, the landing strip is only 3900 feet long, unpaved, unmaintained, and most importantly UNLIT so it would be invisible at night.


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    I clicked through the you must be a subscriber link to fine this story. (chrome)

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    WORLD NEWS
    Satellite Data Reveals Route of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane
    Jetliner 'Pinged' Satellites With Location, Altitude for Hours After Disappearance

    Malaysia Airlines ' missing jet transmitted its location repeatedly to satellites over the course of five hours after it disappeared from radar, people briefed on the matter said, as searchers zeroed in on new target areas hundreds of miles west of the plane's original course.

    The satellites also received speed and altitude information about the plane from its intermittent "pings," the people said. The final ping was sent from over water, at what one of these people called a normal cruising altitude. They added that it was unclear why the pings stopped.

    The people, who included a military official, the industry official and others, declined to say what specific path the transmissions revealed. But the U.S. planned to move surveillance planes into an area of the Indian Ocean 1,000 miles or more west of the Malay peninsula where the plane took off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belimom View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by raeann View Post
    Unfortunately, the landing strip is only 3900 feet long, unpaved, unmaintained, and most importantly UNLIT so it would be invisible at night.
    And of course the main question would be why choose that island to begin with? It is uninhabited, no source for refueling, and no way to communicate with anyone to get assistance off the island. That is, IF the plane were able to land without going off the other end of it. I would love for the outcome of this tragedy to be that everyone was safe, however, sadly it does not seem possible.



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    I guess this can still be compatible with a hijacking of some sort, if the plane did not make to the intended destination. I guess that's the main question right now: did they, or did they not?

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    "There is probably a significant likelihood" that the aircraft is now on the bottom of the Indian Ocean, the official said, citing information Malaysia has shared with the United States.

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    This is OT, but here's one of the airstrips to which I fly often for work -- Pangnirtung, in Nunavut (in the arctic). The airstrip cuts between mountains on one side, and houses on the other (and a fjord parallel to the landing strip, and a glacier at about 4:00 to it). The winds are wicked at this airstrip, and passengers regularly applaud the pilots on a safe landing. Short video -- in the summer, the landscape looks a bit like Geneva in Switzerland.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM8Ig85u_kE"]Tricky Landings 4 - YouTube[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by panthera View Post
    And of course the main question would be why choose that island to begin with? It is uninhabited, no source for refueling, and no way to communicate with anyone to get assistance off the island. That is, IF the plane were able to land without going off the other end of it. I would love for the outcome of this tragedy to be that everyone was safe, however, sadly it does not seem possible.



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    Quote Originally Posted by belimom View Post
    You get best post of the day.

    ETA - except, mine doesn't say 'campaign'...?
    OOPs! Challenge not campaign...depends on where you access Tomnod from !

    If you replace "challenge" with "api" in the address bar, Tomnod gives you an error message with the coordinates. These match up with the search area and flight plan with a westerly turn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama_Owl View Post
    That's because it's the word challenge not campaign that needs to be changed to api.
    I wish we could look where we want: it had me way out in the Gulf of Thailand. I want to look in the Indian Ocean...
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    Quote Originally Posted by belimom View Post
    No food, no water.
    Only what was originally on board the plane, but for 239 people and several days, very doubtful.

    Prayers tonight, though that progress will be made to find exactly where to search for the black box, debris, and hopefully some answers.

    Until tomorrow evening...good night!
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    Multiple bursts of data were received indicating the plane was flying over the Indian Ocean, the senior U.S. official told CNN.
    But there's another confusing twist. An emergency beacon that would have sent data upon impact apparently did not go off, the official said. The beacons, known as Emergency Locator Transmitters, activate automatically upon immersion in fresh or salt water, but must remain on the surface for a distress signal to transmit.

    The failure of the beacon to activate could mean that the plane didn't crash, that the transmitter malfunctioned, or that it's underwater somewhere.
    Mary Schiavo, former inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said even though it's unclear how accurate the latest information is, authorities have no choice but to pursue it.

    Thanks someone above for posting this....I asked about these beacons before and was swondering why they did not go of if they were in the ocean....but it says above that it wouldn't if they were underwater......so there goes a bit of my hope they are alive and on land as I was hoping that the fact these beacons did not transmit was that they didn't go in the ocean, or crash.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by raeann View Post
    Unfortunately, the landing strip is only 3900 feet long, unpaved, unmaintained, and most importantly UNLIT so it would be invisible at night.
    Quote Originally Posted by Montjoy View Post
    Considering the flight took off at midnight, I hate to say that I don't think there's a snowball's chance in a deep fryer of landing on that unmanned strip, however good gps is nowadays.


    Ok, let's list the theories.

    1. Terrorism/hijack
    2. Explode midflght
    3. Suicidal pilot
    4. "Stolen" by secret military op

    I just have a spec of hope that MH370 is stranded on an island, and they need to be rescued.

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