Malaysia airlines plane may have crashed 239 people on board #4

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

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  1. belimom

    belimom Speak the truth even if your voice shakes~M.Kuhn

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    That was my first theory. I abandoned it in favor of a hijacking. But those are my top two guesses this point. I just think if it had been shot down, debris would've been found by now - unless they kept that 2nd radar sighting quiet so they could 'clean up'. But that has still taken a back seat to the hijacking.
     


  2. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    The search area falls under the US Pacific Command.

    Their twitter account:

    https://twitter.com/PacificCommand

    An article that looks like it is accurate:

    http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2014/mar/13/details-ships-planes-searching-missing-jet/

    By The Associated Press Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:31 a.m. CDT

    Just sharing. I've been watching, I just haven't posted lately.
     
  3. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    Good discussion on CNN right now.
     
  4. belimom

    belimom Speak the truth even if your voice shakes~M.Kuhn

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    Isn't the time probably GMT? Or whereever the folks who uploaded the images are located? I don't think it's local, but I could be wrong. (I've thought about this, too, and that's the only thing I can think of).
     
  5. PoirotryInMotion

    PoirotryInMotion Registered Muser

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    None (on the plane) were American--that's what I meant, yes. There was only ONE American passport on the plane and that was Philip Wood (not with the company).
     
  6. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    If it were shot down by Malaysia, we'd find something, anything, by now ... I would think.
     
  7. Spellbound

    Spellbound falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus

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    Quoted myself to add:
    If that happened, there should still be signs of debris, right?

    This has me so captivated that I can only follow you all here and do nothing else. Thanks for all your thoughtful posts.
     
  8. Softail

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    I know what ya mean. At this point, the next thing we hear is that "Malaysia denies MH370 ever existed". :doh:
     
  9. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Well, it's not in some jungle in Vietnam or Indonesia because they said the plane never entered their airspace. Now if the plane was flying low, would their airspace still detect it?

    I keep thinking of that scene in "Romancing The Stone" where they were hiding out in that old crashed marijuana smuggler's C-47 airplane.
     
  10. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    I'll add this one to yours if you don't mind. :seeya:

    San Diego ship committed to jet search
    Skipper of the San Diego destroyer Kidd talks about the around-the-clock effort

    By Jeanette Steele6:39 P.M.MARCH 12, 2014

    The ship has had false alarms, said Cmdr. Gabe Varela, commanding officer.

    A yellow tarp, for example, and life vests.

    The crew jumps to retrieve the item, only to find it’s the kind of tarp that fishermen use to secure their gear, or life jackets unrelated to jetliners.

    “This area we’re searching is populated with oil platforms and numerous, numerous fishing boats and merchant traffic,” Varela said.

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/mar/12/kidd-malaysia-airlines-search-varela/
     
  11. finine

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    What if it were shot down over land, though? All the searches conducted by other countries are happening in the water or in Vietnam. Easier to hide if the debris were actually in Malaysia.

    HOWEVER, I'm quite inclined to believe thus latest news of the plane flying an additional 5 hrs. Which brings us back to hijacking, most likely for future use of the plane rather than money.
     
  12. Aviator

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    There's a few things about the "Alright, good night" which would be over the ATC frequency. It's non standard Radio telephony and would have been recorded at the air traffic centre.

    It's context would be interesting but it's probably some additional information during the hand off. Nothing suspect at all.

    I've heard around looking at the post 9/11 aviation security that apparently one official mentioned the possibility of Al Queda sending trained extremists into the pilot career only to strike when ready many years later without any alarm because they was vetted by airlines with no criminal records.

    I'm not sure if that is realistic but it is a probability. The other issue is that extremist may enjoy there job and change there thoughts/motive to live a good life.
     
  13. HMSHood

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    If the airplane was hijacked and flew for another few hours, I wonder if other nations could of detected the flight by radar.
     
  14. HMSHood

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    That is certainly plausible. However, I would think Al-Qaeda operates on a time limited basis.
     
  15. shadowdancer

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    I reckon that there is a terror cell out there who have just bagged themselves a Boeing 777. I just hope that the passengers are still alive and will be set free eventually.

    I also hope that the relevant authorities find out who has this plane before they get the chance to set their plans for it into action. Sorry to be brutal, but they had the opportunity to crash that plane into a busy city and kill the passengers and many others, but they held back. Why? What plans might they have?
     
  16. PoirotryInMotion

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    Agree.
     
  17. Isabelle

    Isabelle Verified registered nurse

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    Seems the only thing Malaysia can say is the plane vanished!
     
  18. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    That is pretty much it and they are looking for it.
     
  19. Scottndianner

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    Based on the latest news and lack thereof, ALL scenarios previously discussed are on the table...I am still focused on the co-pilot. I've tried letting it go, and maybe I'm just being naive in my thinking...His age is what jumped out at me from day 1. He is 27 years old and has been with the airlines since he was 20! He carries a Muslim name and with his prior smoking on board, in flight, convinces me he lacks respect for his position. IMO....in all honesty, everyone on board is looking suspect now ;-)
     
  20. Wendy101

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    Rolls-Royce woukd lie... WHY?
    I think if anyone was lying about this flight it would be Malaysia Airlines!
     
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