Malaysia airlines plane may have crashed 239 people on board #2

Discussion in 'Malaysia Airline Disasters' started by gregjrichards, Mar 7, 2014.

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  1. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    :floorlaugh: You aren't on that flight alone.
     


  2. magpie

    magpie Derek's Grandma

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    Really? On the local Dallas news I've only seen the dad of the 50 yr old man interviewed. Do we know the name of the company? Is it TI, or better known by it's full name, Texas Instruments?
     
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    I thought there were only 4 Americans on this flight. 3 adults and an infant.
     
  4. panthera

    panthera Retired WS Staff

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    I do not believe it could fly completely "off the radar". It was a large jet. What is also unimaginable with the theory it landed somewhere is 1) landed by whom? The pilot or a hijacker? and 2) what would become of the 227 passengers? There has been no contact from anyone demanding something such as occurs during a hijacking. And if the aircraft were experiencing some type of mechanical failure necessitating an emergency landing, why no radio contact and attempt to make it to the nearest airport? I doubt anyone would attempt to land it on some patch of land surrounded by jungle.

    My belief is that something occurred in the air either causing disintegration or for it to plummet into the ocean breaking apart as it rapidly descended.
     
  5. revampz

    revampz Active Member

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    yes this has turned up in quite a few of the news items here in Australia....

    another interesting fact about this flight.....

    I am thinking that we the general plebs are not being told a lot of info that "they" do know....

    The US would be really involved in this case because of the above fact alone...

    and without a doubt they would have tracked down the 5 people who didn't board by now and they would have been totally checked out, so why the lack of information?? and what with them putting of the press release re the identity of the stolen passport holder??

    think they are scrambling to cover their butts re lack of security.....I am actually shocked at the lack of security re passports

    I am also the one who was in the travel industry........I know people miss flights, but after they check in and have checked in their luggage?????? yes it happens of course.....but 5 different people on one flight....who are not travelling together!

    In 15 years I have never had anyone return/call to change flights due to missing a flight after check in.

    However some one has said that the terminal is quite a distance from the shops etc and you have to catch a bus to the plane...........even so, in Australia they have to give a certain amount of time and notificiations throughout the airport before they will close of a flight and take the luggage off officially....

    This would have no doubt delayed the flight as well, I think by up to an hour....

    especially now we know they were 5 individual check ins not a group....

    Also re the travel agents: I have got to say that that is dodgy issuing a ticket with a passport but not seeing the person..........however in saying that I guess it happens all the time with the internet.

    When I was one, there is no way we would have issued a ticket with a passport without having some authorisation from the passport holder, we had to see them or id or have a signed authorisation from the pax and then check the signature....but this was 10 years ago and in Australia...... basically we cover our a..es for everything we could, due to suings...
     
  6. Intermezzo

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    it is a technology company based in Austin
    they were not American citizens, they were Citizens of China and Malaysia

    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/03/09/20-austin-based-company-employees-on-missing-flight/

    20 Austin-Based Company Employees On Missing Flight
     
  7. panthera

    panthera Retired WS Staff

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    Phillip Wood was employed by IBM. His mother was on ABC News. I saw her on our local news coverage this morning before going to work.

    :)
     
  8. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    Yep, that is right. The two images have different registration numbers so they are different planes! Hang in there..you are not confused!
     
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    It is only loading off and on for me. I do see a possible oil slick.
     

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    magpie Derek's Grandma

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    Wow, there were 20 people from Texas, company name Freescale Semiconductor based in Austin Texas. Texas Instruments has split off into so many different branches it could very well be one of their branches. My brother used to work for a TI branch called Radion. The article says TI signed the company's Facebook page with condolences. Some of TI's branches are government funded and Top Secret. The TI in McKinney TX used to have 2 towers that they would mount fighter jets on for testing out hardware/software. I've been so used to seeing them there I couldn't even tell you if the towers are in use still. Hmmmm.
     
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    Strange. There has to be explanation why that would be altered. Why alter it?
     
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    Freescale Semi Conductor company used to be part of Motorola but spun off in 2004
     
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    Looking at the tracking sites it appears that the plane was only 6 minutes late departing the airport. Mr. Ali supposedly telephoned her to arrange the purchase, then another Iranian man paid cash for the two tickets.
     
  17. sherbetjello

    sherbetjello Where is Kyron?

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    Flicker from twitter says it was an electric car company (or something like that) based out of ATX.

    I've read around that many, but not all, worked in the US but of other nationality.
     
  18. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    That does look different than cloud cover. I have seen several shiny objects that are bigger and look different than the waves. 18 others agreed but they could be ships? IDK
     
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    We finally figured out that the video was of two different planes The original video, and then one from the next day or so that flew with the same flight number. The planes had different registration numbers.
     
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