Missing airliner carrying 239 triggers Southeast Asia search


Locutus
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Hanoi Rescuers from several nations mounted an air and sea search Saturday for a Malaysia Airlines jet that has gone missing over Southeast Asia, with grave fears for the 239 people on board.

Vietnam authorities said contact with Flight MH370 was lost near its airspace, but its exact location and fate remained a mystery more than 14 hours after it slipped off air-traffic control screens.

Frustrated officials and passenger's relatives struggled to make sense of the disappearance of the Boeing 777-200 which -- like the Malaysian national carrier -- has a solid safety record.

The airline said the plane, on an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, relayed no distress signal, indications of rough weather, or other signs of trouble.

Asked whether Malaysia was looking at possible terrorism, Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the government was "looking at all possibilities."

"The plane lost contact near Ca Mau province airspace as it was preparing to transfer to Ho Chi Minh City air traffic control," the Vietnamese government said in a statement.


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AFP: Missing airliner carrying 239 triggers Southeast Asia search (external - login to view)
 
Liberalman
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After listening to the CBC reports last night just reminds me of the Air India crash which was blamed on a bomb on board the aircraft
 
Sal
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apparently there are two Canadians aboard
 
Liberalman
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Vietnam has a lot of live munitions scattered all over that country
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

After listening to the CBC reports last night just reminds me of the Air India crash which was blamed on a bomb on board the aircraft


"Blamed"? you mean it wasn't a bomb? Oh enlighten us oh great one.

Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

Vietnam has a lot of live munitions scattered all over that country


and that would have what to do with a Malaysian airline possibly crashing?




wow, just wow. It's surprising that you can walk and breath at the same time. It's pretty obvious you can't think and breath at the same time.
 
Liberalman
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

"Blamed"? you mean it wasn't a bomb? Oh enlighten us oh great one.




and that would have what to do with a Malaysian airline possibly crashing?




wow, just wow. It's surprising that you can walk and breath at the same time. It's pretty obvious you can't think and breath at the same time.


What kind of drugs are you on, your comprehension is lacking it was blamed on a bomb that's what the newspapers reported so long ago
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

What kind of drugs are you on, your comprehension is lacking it was blamed on a bomb that's what the newspapers reported so long ago


Ya, it was. Your point is? or do you not have a point, as usual.

for those actually interested.

Malaysia Airlines missing jet: Searchers spot oil slicks - World - CBC News
 
Sal
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two individuals on the plane were carrying stolen passports
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

Vietnam has a lot of live munitions scattered all over that country

they weren't taxiing to Beijing
 
Blackleaf
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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane 'may have turned back'

BBC News
9 March 2014


Friends and relatives expecting to meet passengers from the flight in Beijing were taken to a nearby hotel

Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than 24 hours may have turned back, Malaysian officials have said.

Rescue teams looking for the plane have now widened their search area.

Investigators are also checking CCTV footage of two passengers who are believed to have boarded the plane using stolen passports.

Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared south of Vietnam with 239 people on board.

Air and sea rescue teams have been searching an area of the South China Sea south of Vietnam for more than 24 hours.

But Malaysia's civil aviation chief, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur the search area had been expanded, to include the west coast of Malaysia.

Five passengers booked on the flight did not board, he added. Their luggage was consequently removed.

Twenty-two aircraft and 40 ships are now involved in the search, armed forces chief Gen Zulkefli Zin said.


Rodzali Daud, Royal Malaysian Air Force: "There is a possibility the aircraft did make a turn back"

Air force chief Rodzali Daud said the investigation was now focusing on a recording of radar signals that showed there was a "possibility" the aircraft had turned back from its flight path.

Vietnamese navy ships which reached two oil slicks spotted earlier in the South China Sea found no signs of wreckage.

'Suspect'

Malaysia's Transport Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, initially said at least four names on the passenger list (external - login to view) were "suspect" but later told the BBC there were in fact only two suspect names.

The BBC has confirmed that a man falsely using an Italian passport and a man falsely using an Austrian passport purchased tickets at the same time, and were both booked on the same onward flight from Beijing to Europe on Saturday.

Both had purchased their tickets from China Southern Airlines, which shared the flight with Malaysia Airlines, and they had consecutive ticket numbers.

The real owners reportedly had their passports stolen in Thailand in recent years.


Aerial search teams have yet to spot any wreckage


Military ships have been searching the sea south of Vietnam

BBC News - Missing Malaysia Airlines plane 'may have turned back' (external - login to view)
 
lone wolf
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Quote:

Vietnamese navy ships which reached two oil slicks spotted earlier in the South China Sea found no signs of wreckage.

If that's the wreck site, it's a good indication the plane dove in fast. There would be localized debris if it ditched - and spread over a wide area if it blew up in flight
 
Sal
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Would it be possible for almost everything to disintegrate?
 
lone wolf
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Swissair 111 shattered into fragments - but there was floating debris. Seat cushions and such float.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

Would it be possible for almost everything to disintegrate?


I don't believe they ever found anything from the space shuttle explosion in 1986, where the school teacher died.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Swissair 111 shattered into fragments - but there was floating debris. Seat cushions and such float.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I don't believe they ever found anything from the space shuttle explosion in 1986, where the school teacher died.

thanks guys ♦
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I don't believe they ever found anything from the space shuttle explosion in 1986, where the school teacher died.



Not much....
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post



Not much....

holy moses....a picture really is worth a thousand words sometimes
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Swissair 111 shattered into fragments - but there was floating debris. Seat cushions and such float.

Correct-
BBC News - Vietnam probes possible debris from missing Malaysia plane (external - login to view)

Updated
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/malaysi...door-1.2565649
Last edited by Goober; Mar 9th, 2014 at 01:24 PM..
 
Locutus
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This is likely a good place for accurate information and factual breaking news without a lot of speculation:

https://twitter.com/US7thFleet (external - login to view)
 
Sal
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wow loc
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

This is likely a good place for accurate information and factual breaking news without a lot of speculation:

https://twitter.com/US7thFleet (external - login to view)




I think they went off course and cracked into Mt. Everest!
 
Locutus
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Satellite eyeing missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area' - CNN.com (external - login to view)
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Satellite eyeing missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area' - CNN.com (external - login to view)

Why are they just releasing this now?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post


Not much....

I never knew the Shuttle carried that many orange road cones.
 
lone wolf
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Hope upon hope the flotsam are escape chutes. Life rafts are yellow
 
Nuggler
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Why were they carrying 239 triggers??

Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

two individuals on the plane were carrying stolen passports

BUT "they" have decided the two Iranians carrying stolen passports are (were?) as clean as driven snow.

Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

After listening to the CBC reports last night just reminds me of the Air India crash which was blamed on a bomb on board the aircraft

We know whatcha meant, Libs. Never mind Gerry. He ran out of meds and missed mass on the same day. a bit grouchy.
 
lone wolf
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Some news gatherer said "asylum seekers". Asylum from whom?
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Some news gatherer said "asylum seekers". Asylum from whom?

Well without something concrete to report, news people often tend to start 'talking out of their azz'. With any luck the fabricated parts of the story will go viral and then nobody will know what's going on.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Some news gatherer said "asylum seekers". Asylum from whom?

I heard asylum escapees, but hey - go figure.

Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Well without something concrete to report, news people often tend to start 'talking out of their azz'. With any luck the fabricated parts of the story will go viral and then nobody will know what's going on.

Already did, SLM.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post



Already did, SLM.

Oh good. I was afraid they were going to do things the right way this time. Gets all confusing when they do that.
 

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