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2014-03-07 07:59:44 PM  
This doesn't sound like it's going to end well....
 
2014-03-07 08:02:05 PM  
Has anyone looked under the couch cushions?
 
2014-03-07 08:04:42 PM  
Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.
 
2014-03-07 08:06:31 PM  
This would make the first 777 crash, no?

I haz a sad.
 
2014-03-07 08:06:45 PM  
Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.
 
2014-03-07 08:07:08 PM  
It looks like a giant Tylenol
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 08:07:18 PM  
Shot down over best korea
 
2014-03-07 08:07:22 PM  
I'm not saying it was aliens, but...
 
2014-03-07 08:07:50 PM  
Bermuda Triangle
 
2014-03-07 08:07:51 PM  
Surely you can't be serious.
 
2014-03-07 08:07:51 PM  
It's an entirely different kind of flying, altogether
 
2014-03-07 08:08:38 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.


What if they end up on planet Cameltoe from Star Trek TNG? That would be kinda OK.
 
2014-03-07 08:08:49 PM  

AltheaToldMe: This would make the first 777 crash, no?

I haz a sad.


Not if you include the botched landing a few months ago...
 
2014-03-07 08:08:57 PM  
WE HAVE TO GO BACK.
 
2014-03-07 08:08:58 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also  less bad.

 
2014-03-07 08:09:13 PM  
So how late is it? What time is it in Kuala Lumpur?
 
2014-03-07 08:09:23 PM  
Hmmm, not a LOT of overwater time on that flight. Down in the jungle somewhere? And no Mayday call?
 
2014-03-07 08:09:42 PM  

raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.


I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada
 
2014-03-07 08:09:54 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 08:10:05 PM  

AltheaToldMe: This would make the first 777 crash, no?

I haz a sad.


Nope. It is the third, I believe. BA at Heathrow, Asiana at San Francisco, and (hopefully not) this one. &&& is a pretty good, safe aircraft.
 
2014-03-07 08:10:11 PM  

MFAWG: Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.

What if they end up on planet Cameltoe from Star Trek TNG? That would be kinda OK.


Nope. They're hanging out it the Delta Quadrant with Amelia Earhart
 
2014-03-07 08:10:11 PM  
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.
 
2014-03-07 08:10:28 PM  
There's a sale at Penney's!
 
2014-03-07 08:10:42 PM  
But how many are Americans?
 
2014-03-07 08:10:59 PM  

italie: AltheaToldMe: This would make the first 777 crash, no?

I haz a sad.

Not if you include the botched landing a few months ago...


Or the one that had its engines stop working on approach to Heathrow
 
2014-03-07 08:11:05 PM  
The Langoliers got em.
 
2014-03-07 08:11:12 PM  
Maybe the North Koreans actually hit one this time.  Dun - Dun - Duuuuun
 
2014-03-07 08:11:35 PM  

AltheaToldMe: This would make the first 777 crash, no?

I haz a sad.


No, 3 hull losses of triple 7's according to wiki.  Good track record for sure, but not a first.  Still sucks.
 
2014-03-07 08:11:56 PM  
Sum Ting Wong wanted for questioning.
 
2014-03-07 08:12:00 PM  
"All I ask is that you remain calm... and pray."

/should not be obscure
 
2014-03-07 08:12:11 PM  
Yeah is it officially late yet or what
 
2014-03-07 08:12:27 PM  

DoctorCal: Sum Ting Wong wanted for questioning.


We should get Ho Lee Fuk in here as well.
 
2014-03-07 08:12:47 PM  

Mr_Juche: Nope. It is the third, I believe. BA at Heathrow, Asiana at San Francisco, and (hopefully not) this one. &&& is a pretty good, safe aircraft.


I like flying the ### better, myself.
 
2014-03-07 08:12:58 PM  
 
2014-03-07 08:13:07 PM  

qorkfiend: DoctorCal: Sum Ting Wong wanted for questioning.

We should get Ho Lee Fuk in here as well.


We Tu Lo is on his way in for questioning.
 
2014-03-07 08:13:12 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 08:13:22 PM  

Russ1642: So how late is it? What time is it in Kuala Lumpur?


13 hours different from Eastern Standard ... so the jet was supposed to land at 5:41 PM eastern ... that puts it about 2.5 hours overdue :(.
 
2014-03-07 08:13:56 PM  
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.
 
2014-03-07 08:14:03 PM  

Mr_Juche: BA at Heathrow


Forgot all about the Heathrow incident. That one was pretty much blamed on the plane too, didn't know that.
 
2014-03-07 08:14:30 PM  
That's a lot of martyrs.
 
2014-03-07 08:14:53 PM  
That's not good
 
2014-03-07 08:14:57 PM  
Looks like picked the wrong week to quit opium.
 
2014-03-07 08:15:04 PM  

nekom: AltheaToldMe: This would make the first 777 crash, no?

I haz a sad.

No, 3 hull losses of triple 7's according to wiki.  Good track record for sure, but not a first.  Still sucks.


It could, theoretically, be the first cars with a major loss of life. San Francisco crash had three deaths, two of which were caused by fire trucks
 
2014-03-07 08:15:19 PM  
public.media.smithsonianmag.com

I never did trust that auto-pilot. >_>
 
2014-03-07 08:15:29 PM  
i'll bet this is something to do with god and the sodomy case going through the malaysian courts
 
2014-03-07 08:15:53 PM  

LessO2: Mr_Juche: Nope. It is the third, I believe. BA at Heathrow, Asiana at San Francisco, and (hopefully not) this one. &&& is a pretty good, safe aircraft.

I like flying the ### better, myself.


Oh, for frak sake......stupid long work day. Time to go home.
 
2014-03-07 08:16:20 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.


They might have flown to the far flung future....

img2u.info

So few details.... did they lose contact in the first hour? The third? It might have crashed in the ocean, it might have crashed in the mountains. That was a long flight.
 
2014-03-07 08:17:39 PM  
My money is on them getting off course and flying into N Korean airspace where they were promptly blown to bits.
 
2014-03-07 08:17:48 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.


Well, it'll be bad if the Langoliers get to them before the folks from 1000 years into the future get them set up to restart humanity.
 
2014-03-07 08:18:16 PM  

GWSuperfan: Here's the last flightracker data:  http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK / ZBAA/tracklog


Not good. Not good at all. Vanished into thin air.

/or a bad landing
 
2014-03-07 08:18:25 PM  

Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada


I feel bad that the first thought that crossed my mind was "Can't wait for the Mayday/ACI ep!"

I usually binge watch that show on YouTube right before I have to fly. Dunno why, makes flying interesting maybe....
 
2014-03-07 08:18:29 PM  

Russ1642: qorkfiend: DoctorCal: Sum Ting Wong wanted for questioning.

We should get Ho Lee Fuk in here as well.

We Tu Lo is on his way in for questioning.


Do you think they can make it in with Wun Wing?
 
2014-03-07 08:18:34 PM  
Are there any other possibilities than the plane crashing?  Seems like a hijack would have been radioed in by now.  Have there been other flights that have shown up after being hours late?
 
2014-03-07 08:19:05 PM  

Russ1642: My money is on them getting off course and flying into N Korean airspace where they were promptly blown to bits.


Well a straight line doesn't put them within 1000 km of Best Korea. But if they swing out over the East China Sea then they could get significantly closer.
 
2014-03-07 08:19:06 PM  

GWSuperfan: Here's the last flightracker data:  http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK / ZBAA/tracklog


That's weird! It's at 35K ft and suddenly dissapears! There are no mountains that high and you don't see any sudden descent.
 
2014-03-07 08:19:34 PM  

Target Builder: Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.

Well, it'll be bad if the Langoliers get to them before the folks from 1000 years into the future get them set up to restart humanity.


I just scrolled down the thread... *shakes tiny fist*
 
2014-03-07 08:20:16 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 08:20:24 PM  
Weather looks clear over there.
 
2014-03-07 08:20:44 PM  

Farking Canuck: Russ1642: My money is on them getting off course and flying into N Korean airspace where they were promptly blown to bits.

Well a straight line doesn't put them within 1000 km of Best Korea. But if they swing out over the East China Sea then they could get significantly closer.


Are you looking at a globe? Planes don't fly in straight lines on most 2D maps.
 
2014-03-07 08:20:45 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

A tidal wave in Kuara, Kuaraha, Koala?

A tidal wave in France!
 
2014-03-07 08:20:47 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-07 08:21:04 PM  

GWSuperfan: Here's the last flightracker data:  http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK / ZBAA/tracklog


If I'm reading that right, the last reported contact was at 4.7073, 102.5278... which if Google Maps is right, is still over Malaysia not far from Kuala Lumpur.  I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's not a NK missile.
 
2014-03-07 08:21:10 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: GWSuperfan: Here's the last flightracker data:  http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK / ZBAA/tracklog

That's weird! It's at 35K ft and suddenly dissapears! There are no mountains that high and you don't see any sudden descent.


If I'm reading that right it is only 17 minutes of data ... they barely got started.
 
2014-03-07 08:21:31 PM  
Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
 
2014-03-07 08:21:44 PM  

almejita: Are there any other possibilities than the plane crashing?  Seems like a hijack would have been radioed in by now.  Have there been other flights that have shown up after being hours late?


Someone on CNN says the plane would have run out of gas by now.
 
2014-03-07 08:22:32 PM  

Phony_Soldier: Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor

Tenerife  Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

/FTFM
 
2014-03-07 08:23:02 PM  

Russ1642: My money is on them getting off course and flying into N Korean airspace where they were promptly blown to bits.


You'd have to be considerably off course to get to best Korea from Malaysia.
 
2014-03-07 08:23:15 PM  

Clash City Farker: But how many are Americans?


None. It wasn't a military flight.
 
2014-03-07 08:23:45 PM  

Phony_Soldier: Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.


Pavorotti died on that flight, right?
 
2014-03-07 08:24:00 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: GWSuperfan: Here's the last flightracker data:  http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK / ZBAA/tracklog

That's weird! It's at 35K ft and suddenly dissapears! There are no mountains that high and you don't see any sudden descent.


Explosive decompression would do it. Or just plain explosion. But don't forget ADSB transponders require power and can be turned off. Proper tracking radar as used by ATC would still be able to follow debris falling out of the sky.
 
2014-03-07 08:24:03 PM  

Phony_Soldier: Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.


Is that next to Baritone Canyon?

Or Tenerife?
 
2014-03-07 08:24:26 PM  
Were we to ever meet in public I would promptly pour a nearby drink into your lap -_-
 
2014-03-07 08:24:43 PM  

Russ1642: Are you looking at a globe? Planes don't fly in straight lines on most 2D maps.


Fair enough ... but NK is well east of Beijing and they are approaching from SSW.

Besides, that flight tracking data the GWSuperfan posted suggested that things went bad shortly after takeoff.
 
2014-03-07 08:24:58 PM  
Thanks Obama
 
2014-03-07 08:25:05 PM  

LessO2: Phony_Soldier: Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Is that next to Baritone Canyon?

Or Tenerife?


Why not both?
 
2014-03-07 08:25:24 PM  

Phony_Soldier: Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.


Reminds me of the Baritone Breakwater incident

/phone doesn't recognize Tenerife?
 
2014-03-07 08:25:56 PM  

Farking Canuck: Russ1642: Are you looking at a globe? Planes don't fly in straight lines on most 2D maps.

Fair enough ... but NK is well east of Beijing and they are approaching from SSW.

Besides, that flight tracking data the GWSuperfan posted suggested that things went bad shortly after takeoff.


So it's time to call James Cameron.
 
2014-03-07 08:26:06 PM  

shastacola: almejita: Are there any other possibilities than the plane crashing?  Seems like a hijack would have been radioed in by now.  Have there been other flights that have shown up after being hours late?

Someone on CNN says the plane would have run out of gas by now.


well, i guess that's it then. where will they bury the survivors?
 
2014-03-07 08:26:26 PM  

postnobills: Explosive decompression would do it. Or just plain explosion. But don't forget ADSB transponders require power and can be turned off. Proper tracking radar as used by ATC would still be able to follow debris falling out of the sky.


This is what I was going to ask ... where is that tracking data coming from? What could interrupt the feed?
 
2014-03-07 08:26:26 PM  

Russ1642: Phony_Soldier: Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Pavorotti died on that flight, right?


Domingo I think.
 
2014-03-07 08:26:33 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: It's at 35K ft and suddenly dissapears!


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 08:26:59 PM  
Great Circle Map of the route.
 
2014-03-07 08:27:07 PM  

Farking Canuck: Besides, that flight tracking data the GWSuperfan posted suggested that things went bad shortly after takeoff.


TFA has been updated and reports that contact was lost approximately two hours into the flight.
 
2014-03-07 08:27:46 PM  
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS 370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK/ ZBAA/tracklog

Last contact was about 20 minutes into the flight. Airplane people: Does rate mean air speed? If so that drop in the last few entries...
 
2014-03-07 08:29:36 PM  

urger: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS 370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK/ ZBAA/tracklog

Last contact was about 20 minutes into the flight. Airplane people: Does rate mean air speed? If so that drop in the last few entries...


Climb rate I think
 
2014-03-07 08:30:55 PM  
img3.wikia.nocookie.net

//Hope it was just an emergency landing in a field.
 
2014-03-07 08:31:02 PM  

Russ1642: urger: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS 370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK/ ZBAA/tracklog

Last contact was about 20 minutes into the flight. Airplane people: Does rate mean air speed? If so that drop in the last few entries...

Climb rate I think


Yeah ... it looks like it was leveling off at 35,000 ft. The climb rate drops off and the number makes sense.

But that is the last entry.
 
2014-03-07 08:31:40 PM  

almejita: Are there any other possibilities than the plane crashing?  Seems like a hijack would have been radioed in by now.  Have there been other flights that have shown up after being hours late?


Perhaps the radio system(s) going down... somehow.  I don't think anything that only affects communications is a serious possibility, but I'm no airplane technician, either... for all I know, this sort of thing happens all the time.


/Good luck.  We're all counting on you.
 
2014-03-07 08:31:41 PM  
I pray it wasn't uigher separatists as that would be a major escalation in tactics
 
2014-03-07 08:31:52 PM  

urger: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS 370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK/ ZBAA/tracklog

Last contact was about 20 minutes into the flight. Airplane people: Does rate mean air speed? If so that drop in the last few entries...


"Rate" typically refers to ascent rate (positive) or descent rate (negative).
 
2014-03-07 08:32:29 PM  
FTFA:   The airline said the plane lost contact with Subang air traffic control at approximately 2:40 a.m.

Most unfortunate name in this situation.
 
2014-03-07 08:32:32 PM  
So... they lost track of it while it was over wilderness and still in Malaysian airspace.

I'm guessing all they'll find is debris.
 
2014-03-07 08:33:02 PM  

some_beer_drinker: shastacola: almejita: Are there any other possibilities than the plane crashing?  Seems like a hijack would have been radioed in by now.  Have there been other flights that have shown up after being hours late?

Someone on CNN says the plane would have run out of gas by now.

well, i guess that's it then. where will they bury the survivors?


Waves hand!!! I know the answer! Roosters don't lay eggs.
 
2014-03-07 08:33:52 PM  

Russ1642: Phony_Soldier: Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Pavorotti

Paganini died on that flight, right?

cdn.head-fi.org
FTFJones
 
2014-03-07 08:34:38 PM  

Russ1642: Phony_Soldier: Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Pavorotti died on that flight, right?


Oh you!!
 
2014-03-07 08:34:41 PM  

WTFDYW: GWSuperfan: Here's the last flightracker data:  http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK / ZBAA/tracklog

Not good. Not good at all. Vanished into thin air.

/or a bad landing


Have we ruled out a hijacking yet? Could a hijacker turn off the transponder or something?
 
2014-03-07 08:35:12 PM  

Candy Colored Clown: Maybe the North Koreans actually hit one this time.  Dun - Dun - Duuuuun


No, I think that people will be learning southeast Asian geography this evening.
 
2014-03-07 08:35:27 PM  
Either subby thinks that the 12 crew members aren't people or I may have just figured out what caused the plane to disappear.

/either way, flight took off with 239 people on board
//hopefully all still safe somewhere
 
2014-03-07 08:35:28 PM  

Arachnophobe: "All I ask is that you remain calm... and pray."

/should not be obscure


Just watched that the other day.  Somehow it strikes me as one of the creepier episodes...
 
2014-03-07 08:35:54 PM  
http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/malaysia-airlines-loses-contact-wit h -flight-march-8-2014/

"We have no idea where this aircraft is right now."

I can tell you where it isn't if that will narrow the search down.
 
2014-03-07 08:36:24 PM  
FlashHarry:

We're not going to Guam, are we?
 
2014-03-07 08:36:50 PM  

zerkalo: I pray it wasn't uigher separatists as that would be a major escalation in tactics


I don't recall that line. Was it from Airplane 2: The Sequel?
 
2014-03-07 08:37:06 PM  
So I'm guessing sudden loss of contact means either bomb, missile, plain old fashioned structural or cargo door failure?
 
2014-03-07 08:37:15 PM  

macross87: What can you make of this?


Well, it could be: a broach, or a hat, Or a pterodactyl!
 
2014-03-07 08:37:33 PM  

TheKnownUniverse: I feel bad that the first thought that crossed my mind was "Can't wait for the Mayday/ACI ep!"


Glad to see I wasn't the only one to think that.

Yes, I'm a Mayday junkie, too.  But, it also calms my fear of flight.

/hoping for the best but bracing for the worst.
 
2014-03-07 08:38:13 PM  
I guess we have no updates if it crashed or landed someplace else yet .
 
2014-03-07 08:39:17 PM  
Any other planes missing? Could it be another mid-air collision?
 
2014-03-07 08:39:39 PM  
Behold the first successful use of the intra-uterine bomb....
 
2014-03-07 08:40:21 PM  
They said the plane "departed" at 12:41 a.m., which means they pulled the jet bridge back and the plane pushed from the gate then.

No idea how long the taxi was to the runway, but I'm guessing pushback, tug detaching, taxi, then wheels-up...that would take 15 minutes at a non-busy time.  If they flew a direct path to PEK, Google-fu estimates they went down somewhere over or near Vietnam.
 
2014-03-07 08:40:35 PM  
I would not trust the plane "disappearing" from flightaware to draw any conclusions.  According to FA, contact was "lost" 19 minutes into the flight.  According to news reports, contact was lost 2 hours into flight.  Also, if you look at this particular flight on previous days, there is no data available after about 20 minutes of flight time out of Kuala Lumpur.  This seems to be some sort of flightaware limitation.
 
2014-03-07 08:41:10 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: WTFDYW: GWSuperfan: Here's the last flightracker data:  http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK / ZBAA/tracklog

Not good. Not good at all. Vanished into thin air.

/or a bad landing

Have we ruled out a hijacking yet? Could a hijacker turn off the transponder or something?


Yes, and that would effectively hide the aircraft from amateur trackers and websites but not from ATC. Their radars are not dependent on a functional transponder onboard. Many US planes don't even have ADSB transponders.
 
2014-03-07 08:42:47 PM  

LessO2: They said the plane "departed" at 12:41 a.m., which means they pulled the jet bridge back and the plane pushed from the gate then.

No idea how long the taxi was to the runway, but I'm guessing pushback, tug detaching, taxi, then wheels-up...that would take 15 minutes at a non-busy time.  If they flew a direct path to PEK, Google-fu estimates they went down somewhere over or near Vietnam.


Maybe the Vietnamese shot it down. Does anyone really want to go to war with them if they did?
 
2014-03-07 08:43:01 PM  

Kensey: Arachnophobe: "All I ask is that you remain calm... and pray."

/should not be obscure

Just watched that the other day.  Somehow it strikes me as one of the creepier episodes...


Because it just ends, there's no resolution or anything. It just... ends, and they're still in the air.
 
2014-03-07 08:43:47 PM  

Oldiron_79: LessO2: They said the plane "departed" at 12:41 a.m., which means they pulled the jet bridge back and the plane pushed from the gate then.

No idea how long the taxi was to the runway, but I'm guessing pushback, tug detaching, taxi, then wheels-up...that would take 15 minutes at a non-busy time.  If they flew a direct path to PEK, Google-fu estimates they went down somewhere over or near Vietnam.

Maybe the Vietnamese shot it down. Does anyone really want to go to war with them if they did?


There are probably some 70 year old men that wouldn't mind avenging some buddies' deaths.
 
2014-03-07 08:43:56 PM  
Well looks like I picked a bad week to quit snorting blow.
 
2014-03-07 08:43:59 PM  
How far is this from Macho Grande?
 
2014-03-07 08:44:53 PM  
recent update airline website

"next of kin being notified"
 
2014-03-07 08:45:41 PM  
cache.vevo.com
 
2014-03-07 08:45:52 PM  

Russ1642: My money is on them getting off course and flying into N Korean airspace where they were promptly blown to bits.


uh, i don't think so - why do you think the North Koreans are always firing missiles into the ocean?  it's the only target they can hit.
 
2014-03-07 08:46:29 PM  
That's it - I am never farking flying again. How much is a cruise to Europe?
 
2014-03-07 08:46:33 PM  
"China's Xinhua news agency: Radar contact with missing Malaysia Airlines plane lost in airspace controlled by Vietnam"
 
2014-03-07 08:46:59 PM  
They knew what they were getting into.
 
2014-03-07 08:46:59 PM  

mcnguyen: I would not trust the plane "disappearing" from flightaware to draw any conclusions.  According to FA, contact was "lost" 19 minutes into the flight.  According to news reports, contact was lost 2 hours into flight.  Also, if you look at this particular flight on previous days, there is no data available after about 20 minutes of flight time out of Kuala Lumpur.  This seems to be some sort of flightaware limitation.


Flightaware and the various other tracking sites get their data in most parts of the world from amateur enthusiasts who build their own ADSB receivers. Their coverage is pretty poor in many places. In other regions they do have access to actual ATC radar data, but often it is delayed by 20-30 minutes.
 
2014-03-07 08:47:08 PM  

almejita: Are there any other possibilities than the plane crashing?  Seems like a hijack would have been radioed in by now.  Have there been other flights that have shown up after being hours late?


only in pieces
 
2014-03-07 08:47:11 PM  
From the Sidney Morning Herald:

The missing plane is believed to have been involved in a crash in August, 2012, when it damaged the tail of a China Eastern Airlines plane at Shanghai Pudong Airport, according to unconfirmed reports.

In the incident, the tip of the wing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 broke off.


So, it could be a structural failure.
 
2014-03-07 08:47:16 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Oldiron_79: LessO2: They said the plane "departed" at 12:41 a.m., which means they pulled the jet bridge back and the plane pushed from the gate then.

No idea how long the taxi was to the runway, but I'm guessing pushback, tug detaching, taxi, then wheels-up...that would take 15 minutes at a non-busy time.  If they flew a direct path to PEK, Google-fu estimates they went down somewhere over or near Vietnam.

Maybe the Vietnamese shot it down. Does anyone really want to go to war with them if they did?

There are probably some 70 year old men that wouldn't mind avenging some buddies' deaths.


But would any American politician be dumb enough to start a war in Vietnam?
 
2014-03-07 08:47:28 PM  
This its fark... never good news when its serious business.
 
2014-03-07 08:47:52 PM  

Arachnophobe: Kensey: Arachnophobe: "All I ask is that you remain calm... and pray."

/should not be obscure

Just watched that the other day.  Somehow it strikes me as one of the creepier episodes...

Because it just ends, there's no resolution or anything. It just... ends, and they're still in the air.


Sorry, my google-fu has failed me tonight - mind filling me in on the reference fellow farkers? Curious minds and all that...

/also, hope the flight emergency landed somewhere... that has no contact with emergency responders?
//... yeah they're probably an impact crater now, sad :-/
 
2014-03-07 08:47:53 PM  

postnobills: mcnguyen: I would not trust the plane "disappearing" from flightaware to draw any conclusions.  According to FA, contact was "lost" 19 minutes into the flight.  According to news reports, contact was lost 2 hours into flight.  Also, if you look at this particular flight on previous days, there is no data available after about 20 minutes of flight time out of Kuala Lumpur.  This seems to be some sort of flightaware limitation.

Flightaware and the various other tracking sites get their data in most parts of the world from amateur enthusiasts who build their own ADSB receivers. Their coverage is pretty poor in many places. In other regions they do have access to actual ATC radar data, but often it is delayed by 20-30 minutes.


In the US I think it's only 5 min off. No?
 
2014-03-07 08:47:59 PM  
Maybe the plane is just... lost.

/yeah
//oceana airlines
 
2014-03-07 08:48:28 PM  

ummhima2: recent update airline website

"next of kin being notified"


At least they're saying something, even if they don't know where the hell the plane is.

A U.S.-flagged carrier would disavow any knowledge of anything gone wrong until their lawyers draft settlement papers with NDAs for some small amount of money.
 
2014-03-07 08:48:42 PM  

Mr. Ekshun: Paganini died on that flight, right?


Couldn't be. They'd have heard him way the hell out in Pearl.
 
2014-03-07 08:48:42 PM  
Damn. Did I miss a Langoliers reference?

Because if not you all are slow.
 
2014-03-07 08:48:55 PM  
New footage....

tvrecappersanonymous.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-07 08:49:03 PM  

AcademGreen: From the Sidney Morning Herald:

The missing plane is believed to have been involved in a crash in August, 2012, when it damaged the tail of a China Eastern Airlines plane at Shanghai Pudong Airport, according to unconfirmed reports.

In the incident, the tip of the wing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 broke off.

So, it could be a structural failure.


A speed tape fix never fails.
 
2014-03-07 08:49:11 PM  

ummhima2: recent update airline website

"next of kin being notified"


Damn... that's a very unfortunate update.
 
2014-03-07 08:49:52 PM  
Via Reuters:
Chinese state TV also reported there had not been any reports received yet about any aircraft crashed in Chinese waters.
State news agency Xinhua reported radar contact with the flight was lost while it was in Vietnamese airspace.
 
2014-03-07 08:50:36 PM  

shastacola: almejita: Are there any other possibilities than the plane crashing?  Seems like a hijack would have been radioed in by now.  Have there been other flights that have shown up after being hours late?

Someone on CNN says the plane would have run out of gas by now.


It being CNN, I can only assume the aircraft has enough fuel to stay in the air until April.

In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?
 
2014-03-07 08:50:57 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Have we ruled out a hijacking yet? Could a hijacker turn off the transponder or something?


Something I always wondered about what happened on 9/11: what possible reason would there be for a commercial aircraft to turn off its transponder mid-flight? Change the signal, yes - to indicate radio failure or such - but why is it even possible to turn it off from the cockpit?

Even if you wander into a warzone, you're better off with the transponder identifying you as a civilian aircraft rather than only appearing on radar.
 
2014-03-07 08:51:14 PM  
Latest report says it lost radar contact over Vietnam. I wonder if it ventured into MiG alley by mistake.
 
2014-03-07 08:52:13 PM  
I knew I shouldn't have made that left turn at Hanoi.

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 08:52:35 PM  

Russ1642: postnobills: mcnguyen: I would not trust the plane "disappearing" from flightaware to draw any conclusions.  According to FA, contact was "lost" 19 minutes into the flight.  According to news reports, contact was lost 2 hours into flight.  Also, if you look at this particular flight on previous days, there is no data available after about 20 minutes of flight time out of Kuala Lumpur.  This seems to be some sort of flightaware limitation.

Flightaware and the various other tracking sites get their data in most parts of the world from amateur enthusiasts who build their own ADSB receivers. Their coverage is pretty poor in many places. In other regions they do have access to actual ATC radar data, but often it is delayed by 20-30 minutes.

In the US I think it's only 5 min off. No?


Could be. It may depend on the airport - in some places where they have both ADSB and radar coverage, planes with transponders will be shown in realtime and planes without will be shown delayed. Very confusing.
 
2014-03-07 08:53:23 PM  

ummhima2: recent update airline website

"next of kin being notified"


It spun in, there where no survivors.
 
2014-03-07 08:54:00 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Kumana Wanalaia: Have we ruled out a hijacking yet? Could a hijacker turn off the transponder or something?

Something I always wondered about what happened on 9/11: what possible reason would there be for a commercial aircraft to turn off its transponder mid-flight? Change the signal, yes - to indicate radio failure or such - but why is it even possible to turn it off from the cockpit?

Even if you wander into a warzone, you're better off with the transponder identifying you as a civilian aircraft rather than only appearing on radar.


Well if it has a short and is smoking you need to be able to turn it off.
 
2014-03-07 08:54:16 PM  

RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?


Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).
 
2014-03-07 08:54:43 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-07 08:55:40 PM  

duckpoopy: That's it - I am never farking flying again. How much is a cruise to Europe?


The 777 is quite safe.  As of January of this year ,1,170 had been built.  There have only been four hull losses.

British Airways 38:  Lost engine power short of Heathrow.  No fatalities.  Engine failure, not airframe problem.

Egyptair plane:  Cockpit fire at the gate.  No injuries.  The plane was written off because of cockpit damage.

Asiana 214:  Landed short due to crew error.  Three passengers died, One of those was run over by fire trucks.

Then this one.  We probably won't know what happened for a while.
 
2014-03-07 08:57:31 PM  

Kentucky Fried Children: Arachnophobe: Kensey: Arachnophobe: "All I ask is that you remain calm... and pray."

/should not be obscure

Just watched that the other day.  Somehow it strikes me as one of the creepier episodes...

Because it just ends, there's no resolution or anything. It just... ends, and they're still in the air.

Sorry, my google-fu has failed me tonight - mind filling me in on the reference fellow farkers? Curious minds and all that...

/also, hope the flight emergency landed somewhere... that has no contact with emergency responders?
//... yeah they're probably an impact crater now, sad :-/


The Odyssey of Flight 33.
 
2014-03-07 08:57:41 PM  

duckpoopy: That's it - I am never farking flying again. How much is a cruise to Europe?


There's a new fancy ship out there that they say is unsinkable. Take that one.
 
2014-03-07 08:57:47 PM  
Wie Tu Lo?
 
2014-03-07 08:57:48 PM  
Malaysia Airlines says passengers on missing Beijing-bound flight are of 13 different nationalities

And by now, they're each in an equal amount of pieces.
 
2014-03-07 08:58:04 PM  

LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).


I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.
 
2014-03-07 08:58:10 PM  

Oldiron_79: ummhima2: recent update airline website

"next of kin being notified"

It spun in, there where no survivors.


The update also refers to passengers and crew in the past tense.
 
2014-03-07 08:58:13 PM  

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 580x326]


They're making a game about that show.
 
2014-03-07 08:58:16 PM  
Not interested unless it was an attractive white plane.
 
2014-03-07 08:58:56 PM  
recent press release filled with we regret and working with search and rescue and next of kin may report too...direct from malaysia airlines website
 
2014-03-07 08:59:41 PM  

WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.


It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name
 
2014-03-07 09:00:24 PM  
I likely bounced of the smog when it approached China.
 
2014-03-07 09:00:28 PM  

LesserEvil: Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.

They might have flown to the far flung future....

[img2u.info image 850x564]

So few details.... did they lose contact in the first hour? The third? It might have crashed in the ocean, it might have crashed in the mountains. That was a long flight.


Loved the book, horrible tv movie. :(
 
2014-03-07 09:00:43 PM  
The Langoliers got um!
 
2014-03-07 09:00:59 PM  

TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it
 
2014-03-07 09:01:00 PM  
Malaysia Airlines would like to remind you that your infant can be used as a flotation device.
 
2014-03-07 09:01:01 PM  

peachy92: TheKnownUniverse: I feel bad that the first thought that crossed my mind was "Can't wait for the Mayday/ACI ep!"

Glad to see I wasn't the only one to think that.

Yes, I'm a Mayday junkie, too.  But, it also calms my fear of flight.

/hoping for the best but bracing for the worst.


I also like documentaries about serial killers. I wonder if it's related. Morbid curiosity of morbid incidents...
 
2014-03-07 09:01:42 PM  

Stephen_Falken: [cache.vevo.com image 640x360]


That's submarines.
 
2014-03-07 09:02:07 PM  
I wonder if the NTSB will get involved since it's a Boeing plane, or is this technically "out of their jurisdiction"?
 
2014-03-07 09:02:20 PM  
Oh no. I hope no Americans were on board. God Bless.
 
2014-03-07 09:02:34 PM  

Kentucky Fried Children: Arachnophobe: Kensey: Arachnophobe: "All I ask is that you remain calm... and pray."

/should not be obscure

Just watched that the other day.  Somehow it strikes me as one of the creepier episodes...

Because it just ends, there's no resolution or anything. It just... ends, and they're still in the air.

Sorry, my google-fu has failed me tonight - mind filling me in on the reference fellow farkers? Curious minds and all that...

/also, hope the flight emergency landed somewhere... that has no contact with emergency responders?
//... yeah they're probably an impact crater now, sad :-/


It's a Twilight Zone episode -- no, not that one with William Shatner, this one with John Anderson.
 
2014-03-07 09:02:46 PM  

LesserEvil: Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.

They might have flown to the far flung future....

[img2u.info image 850x564]

So few details.... did they lose contact in the first hour? The third? It might have crashed in the ocean, it might have crashed in the mountains. That was a long flight.


Cheryl Ladd was so hot in that film. And an interesting premise. I'd love to see a big budget remake of it. Without the stupid robot.
 
2014-03-07 09:02:49 PM  
So technically those aren't Chinese territorial waters. They belong to Vietnam
 
2014-03-07 09:03:09 PM  

TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it


That's not it.
 
2014-03-07 09:03:20 PM  
It's missing? Might want to check the plug wires first.
 
2014-03-07 09:03:49 PM  

germ78: I wonder if the NTSB will get involved since it's a Boeing plane, or is this technically "out of their jurisdiction"?


They're interested alright, but they have no jurisdiction. They just get to read the final reports.
 
2014-03-07 09:04:01 PM  

almejita: Are there any other possibilities than the plane crashing?  Seems like a hijack would have been radioed in by now.  Have there been other flights that have shown up after being hours late?


They are contacting next of kin of crew and passengers.

I'm hoping for a crash and not anything else.

Sad part is two infants are among the lost.
 
2014-03-07 09:04:33 PM  
I'm trying to follow this between work and I really hope they will say there was some sort of miscommunication and everyone is fine, but that is looking unlikely. I wish for search and rescue to go as smoothly as possible and for strength for the families.
 
2014-03-07 09:04:58 PM  
So technically those aren't Chinese territorial waters. They belong to Vietnam

Yes, and there are American markings all over that airplane....
 
2014-03-07 09:05:30 PM  

WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.


What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.
 
2014-03-07 09:05:46 PM  

Fonaibung: WE HAVE TO GO BACK.


Took too long for this post to get here, but at least we did.
 
2014-03-07 09:06:11 PM  

mark12A: So technically those aren't Chinese territorial waters. They belong to Vietnam

Yes, and there are American markings all over that airplane....


If the Vietnamese find them, they're going to go crazy.

/I freaking love that nothing is obscure on Fark.
 
2014-03-07 09:06:25 PM  

germ78: I wonder if the NTSB will get involved since it's a Boeing plane, or is this technically "out of their jurisdiction"?


They can be invited to participate in the investigation by Malaysia's equivalent (and Vietnam's, since it is apparently their airspace), but they can't demand it.
 
2014-03-07 09:06:31 PM  

duckpoopy: Oh no. I hope no Americans were on board. God Bless.


Why only Americans ya arrogant bastid? Is an American life worth more than a German?
 
2014-03-07 09:07:07 PM  
Exclusive shot of the plane exploding mid-air...

thedailykirk.blogs.com

... Better call saul!
 
2014-03-07 09:07:14 PM  

germ78: I wonder if the NTSB will get involved since it's a Boeing plane, or is this technically "out of their jurisdiction"?


Generally it gets investigated by a combination of:
1) country of origin
2) country of destination.
3) country of incident
4) home country of airline
5) home country of airframe
6) home country of engines

Often, many of those are duplicates, but in this case, it would end up being a big multinational investigation.
 
2014-03-07 09:07:22 PM  

ifky: The Langoliers got um!


+1

I read that as a child and it's always stuck with me.
 
2014-03-07 09:07:25 PM  

germ78: I wonder if the NTSB will get involved since it's a Boeing plane, or is this technically "out of their jurisdiction"?


IIRC, the fact it's a Boeing-made plane and many countries (I'm guessing Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur included) probably don't have the resources to fully investigate.  So, I would imagine someone will ask for the NTSB's help.
 
2014-03-07 09:07:28 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: duckpoopy: Oh no. I hope no Americans were on board. God Bless.

Why only Americans ya arrogant bastid? Is an American life worth more than a German?


This American Life is worth less because Ira Glass sucks.
 
2014-03-07 09:07:39 PM  
I wish the best for the families of all these lost people in the days, months and/or years to come.
 
2014-03-07 09:07:54 PM  

Russ1642: germ78: I wonder if the NTSB will get involved since it's a Boeing plane, or is this technically "out of their jurisdiction"?

They're interested alright, but they have no jurisdiction. They just get to read the final reports.


The NTSB are often invited to take part in investigations in countries around the world. Sometimes it's a tiny third world country with no major crash investigation experience, sometimes it's just to help liaise with the American manufacturer.
 
2014-03-07 09:08:31 PM  

WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.


http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.
 
2014-03-07 09:09:32 PM  

LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.


BINGO
 
2014-03-07 09:09:32 PM  

panfake: ifky: The Langoliers got um!

+1

I read that as a child and it's always stuck with me.


child under 2 years carried in lap normally infant
 
2014-03-07 09:09:43 PM  
The pilot should have saved a line of coke for the morning.
 
2014-03-07 09:09:45 PM  
Why only Americans ya arrogant bastid? Is an American life worth more than a German?

Our Germans are better than their Germans...
 
2014-03-07 09:09:58 PM  

WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.


Really?  Interesting.  NPR had something on the play in the last month or two.  Curious to know what that site was . .
 
2014-03-07 09:10:39 PM  
CNN is reporting the plane is a "Bowing 777"
 
2014-03-07 09:10:46 PM  

Russ1642: My money is on them getting off course and flying into N Korean airspace where they were promptly blown to bits.


I guess you're not to familiar with geography. But I invite you to look up Asia on a map, and reassess that bet. Off the coast of Vietnam is quite a bit away from Best Korea.
 
2014-03-07 09:11:00 PM  
www.gabrielglewis.com

"Well where'd ya lose it? It ain't like it's a set of car keys, now is it? And it's ain't like it's in-con-farking-spicuous now, is it?"
 
2014-03-07 09:11:40 PM  
 
2014-03-07 09:11:57 PM  

WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.


Maybe this?
 
2014-03-07 09:12:57 PM  
I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you ...
 
2014-03-07 09:13:02 PM  

TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

Really?  Interesting.  NPR had something on the play in the last month or two.  Curious to know what that site was . .


See LoneDoggies post
 
2014-03-07 09:13:11 PM  

spawn73: Russ1642: My money is on them getting off course and flying into N Korean airspace where they were promptly blown to bits.

I guess you're not to familiar with geography. But I invite you to look up Asia on a map, and reassess that bet. Off the coast of Vietnam is quite a bit away from Best Korea.


I said that before anyone knew anything about it being in Vietnam.
 
2014-03-07 09:13:14 PM  

duckpoopy: Oh no. I hope no Americans were on board. God Bless.


Wow... are Americans more important than other human beings?
 
2014-03-07 09:15:03 PM  

Paris1127: CNN is reporting the plane is a "Bowing 777"


There was probably very briefly quite a bit of bowing during the breakup/crash/whatever.
 
2014-03-07 09:15:48 PM  
9:30am - (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction.
As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety.
More updates to come.
 
2014-03-07 09:16:03 PM  

Dragonflew: duckpoopy: Oh no. I hope no Americans were on board. God Bless.

Wow... are Americans more important than other human beings?


Americans are the Rose Tylers of humanity.
 
2014-03-07 09:16:27 PM  
I hope they're enjoying the Dharma ranch dressing.
 
2014-03-07 09:16:35 PM  

duckpoopy: That's it - I am never farking flying again. How much is a cruise to Europe?


It's surprisingly cheap, actually!

You can get the Queen Mary 2 from New York to Southhampton for only $1,300, which is  comparable to the cost of a one-way plane ticket right now.The accommodations look pretty nice, too.

(The catch, of course, is that there aren't exactly a wide range of departure times.)
 
2014-03-07 09:17:05 PM  

duckpoopy: 9:30am - (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction.
As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety.
More updates to come.


I'll bet they've aged fifteen years or something. Something really weird is going on.
 
2014-03-07 09:17:16 PM  

duckpoopy: It's a Christmas miracle
http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/282-main-tile/492200-mas-kl-bei ji ng-flight-missing.html


I just want to tell you good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2014-03-07 09:18:25 PM  
Oh no. I hope no Americans were on board. God Bless.

Wow... are Americans more important than other human beings?


I just hope no left handed Lesbian dyslexic steamfitters were on board. God Bless
 
2014-03-07 09:18:28 PM  
 
2014-03-07 09:18:37 PM  

duckpoopy: It's a Christmas miracle
http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/282-main-tile/492200-mas-kl-bei ji ng-flight-missing.html


*confused*

Nanming might be on a great-circle path between Kuala Lumpur & Beijing, but it's about halfway in between, which means it's been on the ground for at least five hours now in a city of 4 million.  How would it take this long to contact anyone?  I want to believe this report, but it doesn't make sense.
 
2014-03-07 09:18:39 PM  

duckpoopy: It's a Christmas miracle
http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/282-main-tile/492200-mas-kl-bei ji ng-flight-missing.html


wow is anyone else reporting that?
 
2014-03-07 09:19:30 PM  

duckpoopy: 9:30am - (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction.
As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety.
More updates to come.


Nice catch. I hope this is for real.
 
2014-03-07 09:19:43 PM  

Captain Steroid: [public.media.smithsonianmag.com image 470x300]

I never did trust that auto- Otto pilot. >_>

FTFY

 
2014-03-07 09:19:48 PM  
Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

If its not a Boeing, I'm not going.

Scarebus continues its engineering of murder and mayhem the world over. How many of our sons, daughters mothers and fathers and wives and husbands must be murdered by SCAREBUS before we stop this animal!

There have been recent and still as yet unexplained incidents at cruising altitude in the A330

See Qantas A330-300 (Flight QF72) emergency landing in Western Australia:

http://www.youtube.com/v/5d7aZtSOWZE

Concerning an A330 crash at an air show in France; a Discovery Channel documentary on this plane indicates that Air France had their best pilot on this plane and that computer was the cause:

http://www.youtube.com/v/fX4_Ho992TQ

Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

Boeing planes crash because operators violate the plane. Screw up maintenance. Basically Boeing crashes are from terrorists, people painting over pressure sensors, people flying them into things or massive mechanical failures brought on by horrific neglect or poor maintenance. They can be EXPLAINED.

Scarebus accidents have a scary high percentage of massive catastrophic failure that cannot be explained.

All I have to say is : B-17, B-24, B-29 and B-52, these planes were built in ways that could soak up gun fire for well over 60 years. They know how to build planes that have more than normal survivability. Air BUS. Its not AirPlane, its AirBus. Cheap garbage made as cheaply as possible to line the pockets of fat cats and unionized sickos and the safety of the plane is left to be at the EXACT minimums required, and they cheat often at those. Airbus is the culture of death. If you own stock in them, you are a killer. If you work for them, you are a killer.

Tsunami-hit Thais told: Buy six planes or face EU tariffs

Published Date: 19 January 2005 By FRASER NELSON

TSUNAMI-struck Thailand has been told by the European Commission that it must buy six A380 Airbus aircraft if it wants to escape the tariffs against its fishing industry.
While millions of Europeans are sending aid to Thailand to help its recovery, trade authorities in Brussels are demanding that Thai Airlines, its national carrier, pays £1.3 billion to buy its double-decker aircraft.


The wing of the Airbus A380 static test specimen suffered a structural failure below the ultimate load target during trials in Toulouse earlier this week, but Airbus is confident that it will not need to modify production aircraft.

The airframer has been running load trials on a full scale A380 static test specimen in Toulouse since late 2004 (pictured below). After completing "limit load" tests (ie the maximum loads likely to experienced by the aircraft during normal service), progressively greater loads have been applied to the specimen towards the required 1.5 times the limit load. Engineers develop finite element models (FEM) to calculate the load requirements.

"The failure occurred last Tuesday between 1.45 and 1.5 times the limit load at a point between the inboard and outboard engines," says Airbus executive vice president engineering Alain Garcia. "This is within 3% of the 1.5 target, which shows the accuracy of the FEM." He adds that the ultimate load trial is an "extremely severe test during which a wing deflection of 7.4m (24.3ft) was recorded".
 
2014-03-07 09:21:22 PM  

ariseatex: duckpoopy: It's a Christmas miracle
http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/282-main-tile/492200-mas-kl-bei ji ng-flight-missing.html

*confused*

Nanming might be on a great-circle path between Kuala Lumpur & Beijing, but it's about halfway in between, which means it's been on the ground for at least five hours now in a city of 4 million.  How would it take this long to contact anyone?  I want to believe this report, but it doesn't make sense.


It's possible they stopped and circled for a while trying to get things working again, and went to land when fuel got low.
 
2014-03-07 09:21:23 PM  

cc_rider: duckpoopy: 9:30am - (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction.
As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety.
More updates to come.

Nice catch. I hope this is for real.


well the source says unofficial and the timing is certainly suspect
 
2014-03-07 09:21:26 PM  
Nice catch. I hope this is for real.

+1
 
2014-03-07 09:21:29 PM  

duckpoopy: It's a Christmas miracle
http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/282-main-tile/492200-mas-kl-bei ji ng-flight-missing.html


If so, that's great ... but how did it go undetected for so long?
 
2014-03-07 09:22:42 PM  

cc_rider: duckpoopy: 9:30am - (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction.
As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety.
More updates to come.

Nice catch. I hope this is for real.


Unfortunately the Sydney Morning Herald shares my doubts:

Licenced pilot John Preston said that rumours that the aircraft has made an emergency landing in Nanming are unlikely.
"I think we can safely discount that."
He said Chinese authorities had confirmed the plane had not entered their airspace.  He said there were several ways for the aircraft to communicate with the authorities but that does not appear to have happened.
 
2014-03-07 09:23:32 PM  

cc_rider: duckpoopy: 9:30am - (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction.
As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety.
More updates to come.

Nice catch. I hope this is for real.


... that was supposedly posted an hour ago. No other news seems to have picked up on it yet.
 
2014-03-07 09:23:45 PM  

peachy92: TheKnownUniverse: I feel bad that the first thought that crossed my mind was "Can't wait for the Mayday/ACI ep!"

Glad to see I wasn't the only one to think that.

Yes, I'm a Mayday junkie, too.  But, it also calms my fear of flight.

/hoping for the best but bracing for the worst.


Yeah... I'm a damn dirty addict. It certainly doesn't help me not be afraid of flying, though. I'm usually fine, but I went on an Air Disasters binge the week before going on a trip a few months back, and, yeah, I won't be doing that again. I was halfway to a panic attack the whole bloody trip.

And I'm just going to go ahead and assume that there aren't survivors at this point. Not the outcome anyone wants, but seems most likely.
 
2014-03-07 09:23:58 PM  

Arachnophobe: "All I ask is that you remain calm... and pray."

/should not be obscure




i14.photobucket.com

/Not at all
 
2014-03-07 09:24:12 PM  
First "Heroes" and now this. Hopefully they'll also pick up "Deadwood" for rebooted series with crappy endings.
 
2014-03-07 09:24:18 PM  

mark12A: Behold the first successful use of the intra-uterine bomb....


LAUGHTER OL
 
2014-03-07 09:24:19 PM  
I hate to say it but with everyone and their brother having cellphones and twitter, we would have heard about this in all likelihood.  Hell we get reports and visuals as the events are unfolding while in the air many times.  Given there has been nothing official, it still looks like a catastrophic event early on in the flight which prevented any communication that there was a problem before it occurred.
 
2014-03-07 09:24:34 PM  

cc_rider: duckpoopy: 9:30am - (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction.
As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety.
More updates to come.

Nice catch. I hope this is for real.


THIS
 
2014-03-07 09:25:06 PM  

ariseatex: cc_rider: duckpoopy: 9:30am - (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction.
As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety.
More updates to come.

Nice catch. I hope this is for real.

Unfortunately the Sydney Morning Herald shares my doubts:

Licenced pilot John Preston said that rumours that the aircraft has made an emergency landing in Nanming are unlikely.
"I think we can safely discount that."
He said Chinese authorities had confirmed the plane had not entered their airspace.  He said there were several ways for the aircraft to communicate with the authorities but that does not appear to have happened.


I wonder if it's possible that China has decided they should take this plane hostage after landing in their airspace on an emergency, and just hasn't decided who to tell when about it?
 
2014-03-07 09:25:15 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: SuperNinjaToad: It's at 35K ft and suddenly dissapears!

[img.fark.net image 600x450]


That's what I was thinking too. If the transponder (or whatever is transmitting the altitude/airspeed data) was still functional, you'd have traces all the way back to the ground. It's weird that it just stops like that.
 
2014-03-07 09:25:27 PM  
Oldiron_79:

Maybe the Vietnamese shot it down. Does anyone really want to go to war with them if they did?

Americans have a sick mind. Say, Vietnam shot it down, wtf. would that have to do with USA?

Its your farking reaction to everything. War.
 
2014-03-07 09:27:48 PM  

duckpoopy: Oh no. I hope no Americans were on board. God Bless.


Really? It's 227 PEOPLE. Who cares where they're from.
 
2014-03-07 09:28:37 PM  

Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada


I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.
 
2014-03-07 09:29:05 PM  

spawn73: Oldiron_79:

Maybe the Vietnamese shot it down. Does anyone really want to go to war with them if they did?

Americans have a sick mind. Say, Vietnam shot it down, wtf. would that have to do with USA?

Its your farking reaction to everything. War.


I don't even think Vietnam would have even the remotest of reasons for shooting down a commercial plane.

Also, Wikipedia already has an article on this.
 
2014-03-07 09:29:19 PM  

spawn73: Oldiron_79:

Maybe the Vietnamese shot it down. Does anyone really want to go to war with them if they did?

Americans have a sick mind. Say, Vietnam shot it down, wtf. would that have to do with USA?

Its your farking reaction to everything. War.


Experience...

desmond.imageshack.us
 
2014-03-07 09:30:03 PM  
meow said the dog:

If its not a Boeing, I'm not going.

You're not going anywhere regardless. Just be happy you're allowed to use the public libraries internet, you crazy bum.
 
2014-03-07 09:30:04 PM  
Came looking for the 'Shaemus' reference.... Leaving unsatisfied..
 
2014-03-07 09:30:34 PM  

Prophet of Loss: Gyrfalcon: Either it's crashed, which is bad; or it's gone through a wormhole in time and will end up in another dimension, which is also bad.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 396x300]


Good reference there!
 
2014-03-07 09:30:48 PM  
vietnam stating radio and radar contact lost at 1:20 am local  time
 
2014-03-07 09:32:03 PM  

Hobodeluxe: cc_rider: duckpoopy: 9:30am - (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction.
As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety.
More updates to come.

Nice catch. I hope this is for real.

well the source says unofficial and the timing is certainly suspect


I don't put much weight in "unofficial" reports either, but until there's a conformation, I will keep hoping for the best.

If it turns out to be false, there's going to be some people seriously pissed off at that website.
 
2014-03-07 09:32:18 PM  

duckpoopy: Oh no. I hope no Americans were on board. God Bless.


Either a troll or just a farking retarded flag wearing redneck. Not sure which one to wager on.
 
2014-03-07 09:33:09 PM  

Mr. Ekshun: Russ1642: Phony_Soldier: Just finished watching the Nova program on the Tenor Reef incident. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Pavorotti Paganini died on that flight, right?

[cdn.head-fi.org image 568x320]
FTFJones


WIN

oh hell I feel bad all of a sudden.

Hopefully a Discovery documentary on this will provide some closure.
 
2014-03-07 09:33:37 PM  

katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.


Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.
 
2014-03-07 09:36:24 PM  

meow said the dog: Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

If its not a Boeing, I'm not going.

Scarebus continues its engineering of murder and mayhem the world over. How many of our sons, daughters mothers and fathers and wives and husbands must be murdered by SCAREBUS before we stop this animal!

There have been recent and still as yet unexplained incidents at cruising altitude in the A330

See Qantas A330-300 (Flight QF72) emergency landing in Western Australia:

http://www.youtube.com/v/5d7aZtSOWZE

Concerning an A330 crash at an air show in France; a Discovery Channel documentary on this plane indicates that Air France had their best pilot on this plane and that computer was the cause:

http://www.youtube.com/v/fX4_Ho992TQ

Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

Boeing planes crash because operators violate the plane. Screw up maintenance. Basically Boeing crashes are from terrorists, people painting over pressure sensors, people flying them into things or massive mechanical failures brought on by horrific neglect or poor maintenance. They can be EXPLAINED.

Scarebus accidents have a scary high percentage of massive catastrophic failure that cannot be explained.

All I have to say is : B-17, B-24, B-29 and B-52, these planes were built in ways that could soak up gun fire for well over 60 years. They know how to build planes that have more than normal survivability. Air BUS. Its not AirPlane, its AirBus. Cheap g ...


You were coherent. I must mark my calender.
 
2014-03-07 09:38:04 PM  
Does anyone have the marinara saucing for the copypasta shared to you all by me?
 
2014-03-07 09:39:45 PM  

Dragonflew: duckpoopy: Oh no. I hope no Americans were on board. God Bless.

Wow... are Americans more important than other human beings?


Only the ones without fatness. Oh wait this is finding the needle in the stacking of hay.
 
2014-03-07 09:40:04 PM  
i231.photobucket.com

cinematrices.files.wordpress.com

content8.flixster.com

www.chud.com
 
2014-03-07 09:40:18 PM  

Kensey: katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.

Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.


I liked the one where the captain was blown out the windscreen and they managed to hold onto his feet for the rest of the flight. That guy flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while.
 
2014-03-07 09:42:32 PM  

TheKnownUniverse: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I feel bad that the first thought that crossed my mind was "Can't wait for the Mayday/ACI ep!"

I usually binge watch that show on YouTube right before I have to fly. Dunno why, makes flying interesting maybe....


Ha, do the same thing.
 
2014-03-07 09:42:41 PM  

Russ1642: flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while


LMAO

/need it right now
 
2014-03-07 09:44:18 PM  
  LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.


I'd never heard of this site before.

I don't know very much about flying, but I'm familiar with some aspects of it. And reading this was...well, not easy.
 
2014-03-07 09:44:39 PM  

Russ1642: Kensey: katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.

Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.

I liked the one where the captain was blown out the windscreen and they managed to hold onto his feet for the rest of the flight. That guy flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while.


A few years ago I flew a British Airways 747 from London to Lost Angeles and the chief steward on the flight was the steward who held onto the legs of that pilot, John Heward.
 
2014-03-07 09:44:53 PM  

Russ1642: Kensey: katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.

Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.

I liked the one where the captain was blown out the windscreen and they managed to hold onto his feet for the rest of the flight. That guy flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while.


Oh my word...

"His clothes were ripped from his body by the slipstream, the police said."

Am I a bad person for laughing just a tiny bit?
 
2014-03-07 09:46:16 PM  
This is just a setup for Rambo 5? 6? I forget where it stands.
 
2014-03-07 09:46:55 PM  

Kensey: Russ1642: Kensey: katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.

Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.

I liked the one where the captain was blown out the windscreen and they managed to hold onto his feet for the rest of the flight. That guy flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while.

Oh my word...

"His clothes were ripped from his body by the slipstream, the police said."

Am I a bad person for laughing just a tiny bit?


They thought he was already dead but they held on because they didn't want his body to damage the tail.
 
2014-03-07 09:47:33 PM  

Kensey: Russ1642: Kensey: katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.

Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.

I liked the one where the captain was blown out the windscreen and they managed to hold onto his feet for the rest of the flight. That guy flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while.

Oh my word...

"His clothes were ripped from his body by the slipstream, the police said."

Am I a bad person for laughing just a tiny bit?


Shrinkage anyone?
 
2014-03-07 09:49:35 PM  
Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there
 
2014-03-07 09:53:04 PM  

ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there


More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'
 
2014-03-07 09:55:42 PM  

zzrhardy: I likely bounced of the smog when it approached China.


It was dissolved by the smog.
 
2014-03-07 09:55:53 PM  

WTFDYW: LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.

BINGO


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 09:58:02 PM  

BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'


Different plane, different incident (fortunately).  NK doesn't have the tech to get a missile to where the plane was lost.
 
2014-03-07 09:58:15 PM  
what scares the fark out of me is the nosegear cameras at takeoff and landing
 
2014-03-07 10:03:57 PM  

BravadoGT: China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea. Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'


Does Dennis Rodman have any comments?

Humor aside, I certainly hope the plane didn't get blown up like that.
 
2014-03-07 10:04:28 PM  

Captain Steroid: WTFDYW: LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.

BINGO

[i1182.photobucket.com image 256x192]


Why the popcorn? Seriously. Why the popcorn?
 
2014-03-07 10:08:24 PM  

BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'


North Korea is on the other side of China from where this plane went down. Go home, you're drunk.
 
2014-03-07 10:12:55 PM  

WTFDYW: Captain Steroid: WTFDYW: LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.

BINGO

[i1182.photobucket.com image 256x192]

Why the popcorn? Seriously. Why the popcorn?


I was hungry! You expect to read through doomed flight transcripts on an empty stomach?
 
2014-03-07 10:13:20 PM  

Captain Steroid: WTFDYW: LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.

BINGO

[i1182.photobucket.com image 256x192]


OK. I took time to read one of those. It is not what I was talking about at the outset. What I was talking about was real and had audio for every one. It was horrifying to listen to. This must have been at least 5 years ago.

/what I read was entertaining though.
 
2014-03-07 10:15:22 PM  

meow said the dog: Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

If its not a Boeing, I'm not going.

Scarebus continues its engineering of murder and mayhem the world over. How many of our sons, daughters mothers and fathers and wives and husbands must be murdered by SCAREBUS before we stop this animal!

There have been recent and still as yet unexplained incidents at cruising altitude in the A330

See Qantas A330-300 (Flight QF72) emergency landing in Western Australia:

http://www.youtube.com/v/5d7aZtSOWZE

Concerning an A330 crash at an air show in France; a Discovery Channel documentary on this plane indicates that Air France had their best pilot on this plane and that computer was the cause:

http://www.youtube.com/v/fX4_Ho992TQ

Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

Boeing planes crash because operators violate the plane. Screw up maintenance. Basically Boeing crashes are from terrorists, people painting over pressure sensors, people flying them into things or massive mechanical failures brought on by horrific neglect or poor maintenance. They can be EXPLAINED.

Scarebus accidents have a scary high percentage of massive catastrophic failure that cannot be explained.

All I have to say is : B-17, B-24, B-29 and B-52, these planes were built in ways that could soak up gun fire for well over 60 years. They know how to build planes that have more than normal survivability. Air BUS. Its not AirPlane, its AirBus. Cheap g ...


Interesting Airbus rant considering that this plane was a Boeing 777-200.
 
2014-03-07 10:16:32 PM  

spawn73: Oldiron_79:

Maybe the Vietnamese shot it down. Does anyone really want to go to war with them if they did?

Americans have a sick mind. Say, Vietnam shot it down, wtf. would that have to do with USA?

Its your farking reaction to everything. War.


When you have a hammer all problems start to look like nails.
 
2014-03-07 10:16:53 PM  
WTFDYW, probably thinking of airdisaster.com
 
2014-03-07 10:17:32 PM  
If those passengers had guns, this wouldn't have happened.

*runs*
 
2014-03-07 10:17:43 PM  

katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.


WHAT??!?!!? *goes to Netflix* Only one season to view instantly? That's disappointing...
 
2014-03-07 10:19:05 PM  

BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'


North Korea has missiles that can make it into Vietnamese airspace?
 
2014-03-07 10:22:18 PM  

gblive: Interesting Airbus rant considering that this plane was a Boeing 777-200.


You seem new here
 
2014-03-07 10:23:27 PM  

Mrtraveler01: BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'

North Korea has missiles that can make it into Vietnamese airspace?


Sure.

tekkek.com
 
2014-03-07 10:24:14 PM  
The cable news stations are useless tonight. Thank God I have CNN International because apparently CNN US is too stupid to just simulcast the International feed tonight.
 
2014-03-07 10:25:55 PM  

mark12A: Behold the first successful use of the intra-uterine bomb....


She had a snuke in her snizz.
 
2014-03-07 10:26:15 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'

North Korea is on the other side of China from where this plane went down. Go home, you're drunk.


Not drunk, different incident with different airline.  It took me a moment to get it straight.
 
2014-03-07 10:29:00 PM  
Always fun to seepeople NOT getting the zeio reference.


TheKnownUniverse: I also like documentaries about serial killers.


I'm into Seconds From Disasters, too. When I was in Kansas City, I had my friends take me to the Hyatt so I could see where the walkway failure was.

Luthien's Tempest: I went on an Air Disasters binge


I have my DVR set to record them and then watch them to go to bed sometimes.  I have had near panic attacks flying, but usually because of the history of the plane model and/or airport. My biggest attack was leaving DTW and having Northwest Airlines Flight 255 replaying in my head.

As for this crash, I'm thinking failed repair from a wing strike 2 years ago.  Similar to JAL 123 - failed repair on a bulkhead.

/I really do watch Mayday too much.
 
2014-03-07 10:29:31 PM  

zerkalo: I pray it wasn't uigher separatists as that would be a major escalation in tactics


Uighers? Please...
 
2014-03-07 10:30:15 PM  

ElLoco: Mrtraveler01: BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'

North Korea has missiles that can make it into Vietnamese airspace?

Sure.

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I think it was a container ship nuke.
 
2014-03-07 10:31:21 PM  
CNN is saying there was 4 Americans on board.

Would that give the NTSB any leverage to demand to be involved?
 
2014-03-07 10:31:28 PM  
My bet is attempted hijacking and someone blew themselves up.
 
2014-03-07 10:31:32 PM  

Mrtraveler01: The cable news stations are useless tonight. Thank God I have CNN International because apparently CNN US is too stupid to just simulcast the International feed tonight.


BBC World is quite lucid as well.
 
2014-03-07 10:34:37 PM  
 
2014-03-07 10:35:14 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Mrtraveler01: The cable news stations are useless tonight. Thank God I have CNN International because apparently CNN US is too stupid to just simulcast the International feed tonight.

BBC World is quite lucid as well.


I noticed that too, they break in every now and then but it seems like CNNI is the only one really covering this.
 
2014-03-07 10:36:22 PM  
IIRC the flight data recorders on 777s are more advanced than their older siblings, they record considerably more performance data from more locations, even transmitting maintenance issues to the ground.  Should be interesting once they find the boxes.
 
2014-03-07 10:36:48 PM  
CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.
 
2014-03-07 10:38:10 PM  

Kensey: Kentucky Fried Children: Arachnophobe: Kensey: Arachnophobe: "All I ask is that you remain calm... and pray."

/should not be obscure

Just watched that the other day.  Somehow it strikes me as one of the creepier episodes...

Because it just ends, there's no resolution or anything. It just... ends, and they're still in the air.

Sorry, my google-fu has failed me tonight - mind filling me in on the reference fellow farkers? Curious minds and all that...

/also, hope the flight emergency landed somewhere... that has no contact with emergency responders?
//... yeah they're probably an impact crater now, sad :-/

It's a Twilight Zone episode -- no, not that one with William Shatner, this one with John Anderson.


If that were the case they should have made radio contact back in 1992.
 
2014-03-07 10:40:31 PM  

Callous: CNN is saying there was 4 Americans on board.

Would that give the NTSB any leverage to demand to be involved?


Not unless they are invited.

If you buy a domestic car *as if* in the US...and then move to a foreign country and bring it with you....and then you wreck the thing running into a tree, would the NTSB have jurisdiction? Could they investigate?

If the answer to these is no (which it would be), then the NTSB can only get involved if the host country of the accident or airline involved asked them directly to come over and take a look.
 
2014-03-07 10:42:06 PM  
If you have something like Roku hooked up to your TV, there are live streaming news apps. I watched the Sky News one, but the updates come in quicker here.
 
2014-03-07 10:43:50 PM  

xaks: If the answer to these is no (which it would be), then the NTSB can only get involved if the host country of the accident or airline involved asked them directly to come over and take a look.


The NTSB would customarily be involved as the country of the manufacturer of the aircraft.
 
2014-03-07 10:45:08 PM  
Dreamliner?
 
2014-03-07 10:45:15 PM  

Callous: CNN is saying there was 4 Americans on board.

Would that give the NTSB any leverage to demand to be involved?


The fact that the plane was built in the US could give them leverage.

peachy92: As for this crash, I'm thinking failed repair from a wing strike 2 years ago.  Similar to JAL 123 - failed repair on a bulkhead.

/I really do watch Mayday too much.


Don't forget China Airlines 611. The plane that crashed as JAL 123 went a few years with its botched repair; the plane that crashed as CAL 611 went 2 decades.
 
2014-03-07 10:46:58 PM  
Vietnamese authorities have detected the plane's transmitter around 120 nautical miles (138 miles) southwest of Cape Ca Mau, in the middle of the ocean.

(link in Viet, translated via Google Translate)
 
2014-03-07 10:50:39 PM  

ariseatex: Vietnamese authorities have detected the plane's transmitter around 120 nautical miles (138 miles) southwest of Cape Ca Mau, in the middle of the ocean.

(link in Viet, translated via Google Translate)


Uh oh. Unless someone flushed the transmitter as a practical joke, that doesn't bode well.