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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 08:10:58 PM  
What can you make of this?
 
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 10:13:52 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
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.

[tekkek.com image 266x207]


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.
 
2014-03-07 10:50:50 PM  

slykens1: 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.


Customarily, yes. But not explicitly, IIRC. Kind of like an unwritten rule.

If I remember correctly, Boeing would be 'invited' before the NTSB as the manufacturer of airframe. And just below Boeing on the totem pole of 'folks' would be the engine makers (i.e. G.E., Pratt-Whitney, whomever) and the cockpit avionics maker. THEN they'd get to the US NTSB.

Typically, when the US company gets the call, the NTSB and other various & sundry alphabet soup agencies get brought in. But, as I understand it, that's a gentlemans agreement rather than a cold, hard written law.
 
2014-03-07 10:53:52 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.


I think it's fair to say that CNN (US) has been useless for a long time now.

Thank goodness for BBC World News and Fark.
 
2014-03-07 10:54:31 PM  

Paris1127: 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.



Leverage how? Outside the US is outside US jurisdiction. Other countries can invite the NTSB to take part or observe, but they has no right. If an American Airlines Airbus went down in the US do you think BEA of France could demand the NTSB let them be involved? What do you think the US could do? Refuse to sell them any more aircraft?
 
2014-03-07 10:57:02 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)


Drowning and plane crash.  My two biggest fears in life.. slightly ahead of big spiders and komodo dragons.
 
2014-03-07 10:59:30 PM  
Thank goodness for FARK when it comes to breaking news. As much as I LOVE to snark on FARK, I learn of news before any of my family or work mates. They think I'm a wizard. LOL
 
2014-03-07 11:00:01 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Paris1127: 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.

Leverage how? Outside the US is outside US jurisdiction. Other countries can invite the NTSB to take part or observe, but they has no right. If an American Airlines Airbus went down in the US do you think BEA of France could demand the NTSB let them be involved? What do you think the US could do? Refuse to sell them any more aircraft?


no, airline said 3 pax +1 were us nationals

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html
 
2014-03-07 11:01:24 PM  

xaks: Customarily, yes. But not explicitly, IIRC. Kind of like an unwritten rule.


If you want to be a pedant about it, it is ICAO Convention Annex 13. It kinda is a written rule for the signatory states.
 
2014-03-07 11:01:41 PM  
@660News: China's state media says Vietnamese authorities have detected signals from the missing #MalaysiaAirlines @MAS - 220 km south of Vietnam
 
2014-03-07 11:02:11 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Paris1127: 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.

Leverage how? Outside the US is outside US jurisdiction. Other countries can invite the NTSB to take part or observe, but they has no right. If an American Airlines Airbus went down in the US do you think BEA of France could demand the NTSB let them be involved? What do you think the US could do? Refuse to sell them any more aircraft?


I was thinking there might be treaties or international law or something that would allow them to get involved because US Citizens were on board.
 
2014-03-07 11:02:20 PM  
I've seen things I've seen them with my eyes
I've seen things, they're often in disguise',
carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets, Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings, poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur, pygmies...
 
2014-03-07 11:02:44 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)


If the location they gave in that article is accurate, that puts the plane about 300 miles out from Kuala Lampur. If you draw a line from the southern tip of Vietnam to Kuala Lampur on Google Earth, the location would be almost perfectly in the middle of the line.
 
j4x
2014-03-07 11:03:46 PM  
Has anyone made a Langoliers reference yet?

Because it would be really funny.
 
2014-03-07 11:05:00 PM  
Vietnamese Maritime search and rescue director says reports that they have located the plane's transmitter are inaccurate.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/08/malaysia-airlines-missing- vi etnam-idUSL3N0M505Z20140308
 
2014-03-07 11:05:10 PM  

slykens1: xaks: Customarily, yes. But not explicitly, IIRC. Kind of like an unwritten rule.

If you want to be a pedant about it, it is ICAO Convention Annex 13. It kinda is a written rule for the signatory states.


I'm not a pedant, and as stated upthread, I have little operational knowledge of modern aviation. Its just something that I find interesting and I follow it only as a hobby.

Plus, the geek in me loves the physics and engineering behind modern aircraft...
 
2014-03-07 11:06:53 PM  
so a false waldo sighting
 
2014-03-07 11:11:58 PM  
Well, at least there is no news of some group claiming responsibility. I would like to know more details of the airframe's previous accident at this point in time.
 
2014-03-07 11:12:31 PM  

drsmith: Came looking for the 'Shaemus' reference.... Leaving unsatisfied..


drsmith: Came looking for the 'Shaemus' reference.... Leaving unsatisfied..


Satisfied, fella?
 
2014-03-07 11:12:59 PM  

Mrtraveler01: CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.


Oh damn, we really should be looking for a stealth boat then.
 
2014-03-07 11:14:00 PM  

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


At least I'm not the only one thinking that. :-/
 
2014-03-07 11:15:43 PM  

AcneVulgaris: Dreamliner?


no, a Triple 7
 
2014-03-07 11:16:55 PM  
Over the South China Sea?
 
2014-03-07 11:19:19 PM  

cc_rider: Vietnamese Maritime search and rescue director says reports that they have located the plane's transmitter are inaccurate.


Heck, I'd dismiss that report just on the assumption there actually is a Vietnamese Maritime Search and Rescue squad.
 
2014-03-07 11:21:10 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Mrtraveler01: CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.

Oh damn, we really should be looking for a stealth boat then.


auto-kinesis.com
 
2014-03-07 11:21:46 PM  
I'm sorry but we just had a 3.2 earthquake in LA so all of this missing airplane talk will have to be put on hold.
 
2014-03-07 11:22:20 PM  

gblive: 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, ...


Oh where is he when he needs summoning =)
 
2014-03-07 11:22:57 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: I'm sorry but we just had a 3.2 earthquake in LA so all of this missing airplane talk will have to be put on hold.


Did a chair get knocked over?
 
2014-03-07 11:24:17 PM  
/banner ad at the top of my page is for ...... malysia airline flights

//drew did you hear that people consider fark a reliable news source
 
2014-03-07 11:24:29 PM  

the_sidewinder: shower_in_my_socks: I'm sorry but we just had a 3.2 earthquake in LA so all of this missing airplane talk will have to be put on hold.

Did a chair get knocked over?



No, but ALMOST. So let's just think about that.
 
2014-03-07 11:29:13 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: No, but ALMOST. So let's just think about that.


www.popularmechanics.com
 3/7/2014 Never Forget
 
2014-03-07 11:30:39 PM  
L.A. Earthquake live footage....

img.fark.net

NEVAR FERGET
 
2014-03-07 11:32:27 PM  
Hmm. Losing contact at cruising altitude sounds like a bomb. These days, airframes don't just fail catastrophically.
Yeah, I realize that people said similar things about Titanic.
 
2014-03-07 11:41:30 PM  

Tillmaster: Hmm. Losing contact at cruising altitude sounds like a bomb. These days, airframes don't just fail catastrophically.
Yeah, I realize that people said similar things about Titanic.


Ummm... JAL 123?
 
2014-03-07 11:42:56 PM  

LessO2: L.A. Earthquake live footage....

[img.fark.net image 527x463]

NEVAR FERGET


a 3.2 wouldn't cause a Big Boy to even wobble
 
2014-03-07 11:49:33 PM  
Anyone notice the names of the pilot and co-pilot?

Why yes, that is racist speculation.
 
2014-03-07 11:50:59 PM  

ummhima2: /banner ad at the top of my page is for ...... malysia airline flights

//drew did you hear that people consider fark a reliable news source


You don't know how banner ads work, do you?
 
2014-03-07 11:51:04 PM  

8 inches: Anyone notice the names of the pilot and co-pilot?

Why yes, that is racist speculation.


If you got them from KTVU, treat it with skepticism:

www.bohemian.com
 
2014-03-07 11:53:29 PM  

Tillmaster: Hmm. Losing contact at cruising altitude sounds like a bomb. These days, airframes don't just fail catastrophically.
Yeah, I realize that people said similar things about Titanic.


It's daytime, the flight is almost entirely over land and the debris from a bomb would be like half a plane. I have a feeling this will get sorted out relatively quickly.

cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com
 
2014-03-07 11:54:06 PM  

8 inches: Anyone notice the names of the pilot and co-pilot?

Why yes, that is racist speculation.


You do know that Malaysia has a significant Muslim population, right?
 
2014-03-07 11:54:11 PM  

CraicBaby: ummhima2: /banner ad at the top of my page is for ...... malysia airline flights

//drew did you hear that people consider fark a reliable news source

You don't know how banner ads work, do you?


sarcasm escapes you
 
2014-03-07 11:56:12 PM  

ummhima2: CraicBaby: ummhima2: /banner ad at the top of my page is for ...... malysia airline flights

//drew did you hear that people consider fark a reliable news source

You don't know how banner ads work, do you?

sarcasm escapes you


No, I think you're just an idiot pretending it was sarcasm, as if anyone can determine sarcasm from text to begin with.
 
2014-03-07 11:57:19 PM  

CraicBaby: 8 inches: Anyone notice the names of the pilot and co-pilot?

Why yes, that is racist speculation.

You do know that Malaysia has a significant Muslim population, right?


why does that matter china isnt
 
2014-03-08 12:00:59 AM  
Some good technical discussion over here, if anyone is interested.
 
2014-03-08 12:01:46 AM  

ummhima2: CraicBaby: 8 inches: Anyone notice the names of the pilot and co-pilot?

Why yes, that is racist speculation.

You do know that Malaysia has a significant Muslim population, right?

why does that matter china isnt


Wow, the retards are out tonight.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uyghur_people
 
2014-03-08 12:02:28 AM  

ummhima2: CraicBaby: 8 inches: Anyone notice the names of the pilot and co-pilot?

Why yes, that is racist speculation.

You do know that Malaysia has a significant Muslim population, right?

why does that matter china isnt


*facepalm*

Why would  MalaysiaAirlines employ  Chinese pilots?
 
2014-03-08 12:03:06 AM  
 
2014-03-08 12:09:21 AM  

2.bp.blogspot.com

unavailable for comment

 
2014-03-08 12:09:33 AM  
Vietnamese authorities now say the reports a signal had been detected were false. "We have been seeking but no signal from the plane yet," Pham Hien, director of a Vietnam maritime search and rescue co-ordination centre in Vung Tau, told Reuters. "The information on local media about the signal near the Cape Ca Mau was inaccurate," Pham said. [link]
 
2014-03-08 12:10:23 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Vietnamese authorities now confirming that the plane crashed into the ocean.


Who uses hashtags in a farking headline?

BBC World News just said Vietnamese have said they have not confirmed a crash.
 
2014-03-08 12:14:23 AM  

ummhima2: CraicBaby: 8 inches: Anyone notice the names of the pilot and co-pilot?

Why yes, that is racist speculation.

You do know that Malaysia has a significant Muslim population, right?

why does that matter china isnt


Not sure if their car driving ability directly translates to their plane-flying ability. If it did, this sort of thing is remarkably rare.
 
2014-03-08 12:14:39 AM  

duckpoopy: I am a stupid LIAR who spreads false reports.

If you can't tell the truth GTFO.
 
2014-03-08 12:16:20 AM  
BBC World News on PBS has the airlines press conference. Nothing new so far.
 
2014-03-08 12:18:14 AM  

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


He's just a whack-job who attacks Airbus any chance he gets ... even when it is a Boeing jet in trouble.

I think he's just jealous that Screamliner is a far funnier nick-name than his old, tired Scarebus one.
 
2014-03-08 12:18:40 AM  

serial_crusher: ummhima2: CraicBaby: 8 inches: Anyone notice the names of the pilot and co-pilot?

Why yes, that is racist speculation.

You do know that Malaysia has a significant Muslim population, right?

why does that matter china isnt

Not sure if their car driving ability directly translates to their plane-flying ability. If it did, this sort of thing is remarkably rare.


A) you're a racist, and B) the pilots aren't Chinese.
 
2014-03-08 12:19:17 AM  
The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.
 
2014-03-08 12:19:30 AM  
Let's be honest here... this thing is in the water off the coast of Vietnam. Now we figure out how it got there.
 
2014-03-08 12:20:46 AM  

Kittypie070: duckpoopy: I am a stupid LIAR who spreads false reports.
If you can't tell the truth GTFO.


With events like this, there's always plenty of information reported, even by seemingly good sources, that turns out to have been false. The only way to be sure is to wait.
 
2014-03-08 12:20:48 AM  

meow said the dog: Does anyone have the marinara saucing for the copypasta shared to you all by me?


Why did you spew that garbage?? Why??
 
2014-03-08 12:20:59 AM  

RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.


With damn near 3000 hours of flight time
 
2014-03-08 12:22:01 AM  

WTFDYW: Thank goodness for FARK when it comes to breaking news. As much as I LOVE to snark on FARK, I learn of news before any of my family or work mates. They think I'm a wizard. LOL


You may already have this turned on ... but you can get Fark to email you for any item that gets the "News Flash" tag. It's in the myFark under the Notifications tab.
 
2014-03-08 12:24:12 AM  

Farking Canuck: WTFDYW: Thank goodness for FARK when it comes to breaking news. As much as I LOVE to snark on FARK, I learn of news before any of my family or work mates. They think I'm a wizard. LOL

You may already have this turned on ... but you can get Fark to email you for any item that gets the "News Flash" tag. It's in the myFark under the Notifications tab.


And if you have the mobile app, you can have it send you notifications to your phone.
 
2014-03-08 12:24:38 AM  
Just saw a tweet that says the Vietnamese navy says that the plane crashed near Phu Quoc island.
 
2014-03-08 12:25:43 AM  

Kittypie070: meow said the dog: Does anyone have the marinara saucing for the copypasta shared to you all by me?

Why did you spew that garbage?? Why??



I would assume the answer, as it usually is, is "because meow said the dog".
 
2014-03-08 12:27:07 AM  
"UPDATE [12:37]: Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, reports that the Vietnamese Navy has confirmed the plane crashed into the ocean.  According to Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island. "

Source:
http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-aircraft-goes-missing--says-airline-023 82 0132.html
 
2014-03-08 12:27:07 AM  
Why, meow, WHY??
 
2014-03-08 12:27:40 AM  

RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.


Well...

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-08 12:28:33 AM  
1.    China - 152 plus 1 infant
2.    Malaysia - 38
3.    Indonesia - 12
4.    Australia - 7
5.    France - 3
6.    United States of America  - 3 pax plus 1 infant
7.    New Zealand - 2
8.    Ukraine - 2
9.    Canada - 2
10.  Russia - 1
11.  Italy - 1
12.  Taiwan - 1
13.  Netherlands - 1
14.  Austria - 1

I agree with differentiating real people fro infants on a plane.

There were Russians and Ukrainians on the plane. Coincidence?

What is the Obama administration hiding from us about this incident?
 
2014-03-08 12:29:58 AM  

dj_bigbird: Just saw a tweet that says the Vietnamese navy says that the plane crashed near Phu Quoc island.


To now be known as F*cking Shiat Island.
 
2014-03-08 12:30:24 AM  
A plane crashed off the coast of Vietnam.

Has anyone seen John McCain lately?

/drunk
 
2014-03-08 12:30:33 AM  
The flight has been found, according to an article from Yahoo.  http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-aircraft-goes-missing--says-airline-0238 2 0132.html

My heart still goes out to the families who've lost a loved one in this crash. :(
 
2014-03-08 12:31:08 AM  
I'm getting sick of seeing people die according to repeating numbers, and I know I am not the only one.

I am not saying something is behind it, personally, I feel it;s the way of the world itself and time itself.
 
2014-03-08 12:31:39 AM  
Shiat.
 
2014-03-08 12:31:41 AM  

phrawgh: I agree with differentiating real people fro infants on a plane.


The infants are separated because the they were on a lap without a ticket.
 
2014-03-08 12:32:17 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Has anyone seen John McCain lately?


BOOOOOO
 
2014-03-08 12:32:20 AM  

walktoanarcade: I'm getting sick of seeing people die according to repeating numbers, and I know I am not the only one.

I am not saying something is behind it, personally, I feel it;s the way of the world itself and time itself.


shiat, maybe I'm too drunk, but that doesn't make any sense and you are probably insane.
 
2014-03-08 12:32:45 AM  

Ionessa: The flight has been found, according to an article from Yahoo.  http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-aircraft-goes-missing--says-airline-0238 2 0132.html

My heart still goes out to the families who've lost a loved one in this crash. :(


No other news sites are confirming that, so I'm not believing it until I hear otherwise.
 
2014-03-08 12:32:57 AM  

make me some tea: cameroncrazy1984: Has anyone seen John McCain lately?

BOOOOOO


Look, I said I was drunk.
 
2014-03-08 12:33:36 AM  

walktoanarcade: I'm getting sick of seeing people die according to repeating numbers, and I know I am not the only one.

I am not saying something is behind it, personally, I feel it;s the way of the world itself and time itself.


Can I buy pot from you?
 
2014-03-08 12:34:54 AM  

dj_bigbird: Just saw a tweet that says the Vietnamese navy says that the plane crashed near Phu Quoc island.


It's in shallow waters off the coast of Vietnam, 30-60 ft. If it went in there.
 
2014-03-08 12:35:26 AM  

dj_bigbird: Just saw a tweet that says the Vietnamese navy says that the plane crashed near Phu Quoc island.


Is that pronounced F*ck walk or Poo caulk?
 
2014-03-08 12:36:09 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: walktoanarcade: I'm getting sick of seeing people die according to repeating numbers, and I know I am not the only one.

I am not saying something is behind it, personally, I feel it;s the way of the world itself and time itself.

shiat, maybe I'm too drunk, but that doesn't make any sense and you are probably insane.


Oh you again. Hey, not tonight, guy.   I'm too relaxed and I doubt I could explain well even if you were willing over the Internet.

And I just don't care. Life is insane, me I'm fine.
 
2014-03-08 12:38:32 AM  

CraicBaby: Ionessa: The flight has been found, according to an article from Yahoo.  http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-aircraft-goes-missing--says-airline-0238 2 0132.html

My heart still goes out to the families who've lost a loved one in this crash. :(

No other news sites are confirming that, so I'm not believing it until I hear otherwise.


I'm still taking it with a grain of salt, but at this point something has to be up. Which is why I fear the worst for this flight.
 
2014-03-08 12:38:48 AM  
http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-ceo-no-sign-technical-failure-mh370-0508 0 0634.html

ummmmm who thinks dropping off radar and losing all contact is not some form of technical failure accidental or intentional
 
2014-03-08 12:39:39 AM  

walktoanarcade: Oh you again. Hey, not tonight, guy.   I'm too relaxed and I doubt I could explain well even if you were willing over the Internet.

And I just don't care. Life is insane, me I'm fine.


Ah, yep, you ARE super high. Well that explains the rambling craziness.

I'd rather just be drunk and funny. Which I am.
 
2014-03-08 12:41:34 AM  

ummhima2: http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-ceo-no-sign-technical-failure-mh370-0508 0 0634.html

ummmmm who thinks dropping off radar and losing all contact is not some form of technical failure accidental or intentional


Let's ask timecube guy.
 
2014-03-08 12:43:12 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: walktoanarcade: Oh you again. Hey, not tonight, guy.   I'm too relaxed and I doubt I could explain well even if you were willing over the Internet.

And I just don't care. Life is insane, me I'm fine.

Ah, yep, you ARE super high. Well that explains the rambling craziness.

I'd rather just be drunk and funny. Which I am.


If you say so, chief, Guess what? I'm not high. That may change soon..

Heh. "may" Ok, that's it, I'm putting you on ignore to reserve my responses and attention to those who aren't negative by default as you are.

You doubt before you even l know what you're doubting.
 
2014-03-08 12:43:48 AM  

JSam21: RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.

With damn near 3000 hours of flight time


That's what...two to three years on the job? 8hrs a day times x weeks a year?

/not too sure how flight time is calculated or logged
 
2014-03-08 12:45:32 AM  
In this day and age, if you lose a plane for more than 5 minutes, you might as well start trawling the ocean or scanning the ground with helicopters for debris.
 
2014-03-08 12:46:30 AM  
The thing I'm talking about is kind of like the historical facts regrading the beginning and the ending of significant occurrences, i.e., the 27 Club;et al.

Math n' shait.
 
2014-03-08 12:48:31 AM  

queezyweezel: JSam21: RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.

With damn near 3000 hours of flight time

That's what...two to three years on the job? 8hrs a day times x weeks a year?

/not too sure how flight time is calculated or logged


I'm guessing flight time is measured in hours?

/Couldn't help myself.
 
2014-03-08 12:48:57 AM  

walktoanarcade: You doubt before you even l know what you're doubting.


Yeah. You're clearly not high. Sure.
 
2014-03-08 12:49:40 AM  

queezyweezel: JSam21: RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.

With damn near 3000 hours of flight time

That's what...two to three years on the job? 8hrs a day times x weeks a year?

/not too sure how flight time is calculated or logged


notsureifserious.jpg
 
2014-03-08 12:49:46 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Some good technical discussion over here, if anyone is interested.



Doesn't look good... According to that site (though link is farked):


Hey guys,

It's bad news....

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2014/...sia-airlines-flight-mh370-miss i ng/

Quote of the headline: "UPDATED: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200ER has crashed near Vietnam"
 
2014-03-08 12:50:27 AM  

walktoanarcade: Heh. "may" Ok, that's it, I'm putting you on ignore to reserve my responses and attention to those who aren't negative by default as you are.

 Doesn't take much to get put on ignore by you. Just point out that your posts are nonsensical and/or uninformed and boom ... down comes the ban hammer.
 
2014-03-08 12:52:09 AM  

LessO2: queezyweezel: JSam21: RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.

With damn near 3000 hours of flight time

That's what...two to three years on the job? 8hrs a day times x weeks a year?

/not too sure how flight time is calculated or logged

notsureifserious.jpg


Is it time on the flight deck, or just time in the air? Does sitting at the gate waiting to push back count?
 
2014-03-08 12:52:36 AM  

Monaro: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Some good technical discussion over here, if anyone is interested.


Doesn't look good... According to that site (though link is farked):


Hey guys,

It's bad news....

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2014/...sia-airlines-flight-mh370-miss i ng/

Quote of the headline: "UPDATED: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200ER has crashed near Vietnam"


It is on their home page: http://www.airlinereporter.com/
 
2014-03-08 12:52:55 AM  

Farking Canuck: walktoanarcade: Heh. "may" Ok, that's it, I'm putting you on ignore to reserve my responses and attention to those who aren't negative by default as you are.
 Doesn't take much to get put on ignore by you. Just point out that your posts are nonsensical and/or uninformed and boom ... down comes the ban hammer.


Yep. There's a guy who just can't take being critiqued. Oh well.

I haven't seen any major news sources confirming a crash yet.
 
2014-03-08 12:56:41 AM  

Farking Canuck: walktoanarcade: Heh. "may" Ok, that's it, I'm putting you on ignore to reserve my responses and attention to those who aren't negative by default as you are.
 Doesn't take much to get put on ignore by you. Just point out that your posts are nonsensical and/or uninformed and boom ... down comes the ban hammer.


Oh, I take people off periodically, and you're right, it doesn't take much.  My tolerance for the intolerant is nearly used up.

Besides, fark has lot of other people that are far more intelligent than cameronmcdrinkstoomuchacuttytrustfund IV

/life is irony
 
2014-03-08 12:57:13 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I haven't seen any major news sources confirming a crash yet.


Yeah ... just skimmed a few. They are all still on "missing". None that I found have run with the Vietnamese Navy report yet.
 
2014-03-08 12:58:12 AM  

Monaro: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Some good technical discussion over here, if anyone is interested.


Doesn't look good... According to that site (though link is farked):


Hey guys,

It's bad news....

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2014/...sia-airlines-flight-mh370-miss i ng/

Quote of the headline: "UPDATED: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200ER has crashed near Vietnam"



Hope at least some of the passengers have a chance.  Certainly no chance in hell of a Sullenberger landing though.

RIP to anyone on that plane who has died.
 
2014-03-08 12:59:17 AM  

walktoanarcade: Oh, I take people off periodically, and you're right, it doesn't take much. My tolerance for the intolerant is nearly used up.


Lol ... no shiat. You claimed to have ignored me earlier today and I seem to be back in the land of the living.

P.S. The only reason I commented was to see if you're one of those guys who tells everyone that they are being ignored but never actually does it.
 
2014-03-08 01:03:35 AM  

Farking Canuck: walktoanarcade: Oh, I take people off periodically, and you're right, it doesn't take much. My tolerance for the intolerant is nearly used up.

Lol ... no shiat. You claimed to have ignored me earlier today and I seem to be back in the land of the living.

P.S. The only reason I commented was to see if you're one of those guys who tells everyone that they are being ignored but never actually does it.


I haven't been "that guy" too much, not fully that's for sure. I mean, I am not deluded, I realize that most people aren't going to give a shiat if I exist or not, but when dealing with a pest, I get the overwhelming feeling that in that moment, such is not the case.

I am trying to be more tolerant and laid back, but hey,....and I did have you on ignore, but second chances...third chances...I'm naive like that. (and no, I don't think you care either, not in any morbid way, that's what I'm getting here)

:)
 
2014-03-08 01:04:25 AM  
Here is a more reliable source, which says nothing is confirmed:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/08/malaysian-airlines-plane - live
 
2014-03-08 01:04:48 AM  
cameroncrazy1984:

I haven't seen any major news sources confirming a crash yet.

Yes, the source for that and the Yahoo article is some unconfirmed report in a Malaysian daily, and "unconfirmed" reports from Malaysian news have a shiatty track record so far, tonight.

I do feel bad for the people who are waiting to hear the fate of their family members on that flight.
 
2014-03-08 01:05:17 AM  
And this is awful. Those poor people and their families. :(  Farking shiat


/sorry to be off topic mods
 
2014-03-08 01:07:05 AM  
cdn.uproxx.com
 
2014-03-08 01:08:20 AM  
@SkyNewsBreak: Reuters: state media reports Vietnam navy official says missing Malaysian plane crashed into sea near Vietnam's Tho Chu island
 
2014-03-08 01:11:58 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: dj_bigbird: Just saw a tweet that says the Vietnamese navy says that the plane crashed near Phu Quoc

f*ck island.

To now be known as F*cking Shiat Island.
 
2014-03-08 01:13:42 AM  

the_sidewinder: @SkyNewsBreak: Reuters: state media reports Vietnam navy official says missing Malaysian plane crashed into sea near Vietnam's Tho Chu island


Damn. Here's to hoping for some miracle at least (I know it's far fetched, but one can hope. :/ )
 
2014-03-08 01:14:11 AM  

Monaro: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Some good technical discussion over here, if anyone is interested.


Doesn't look good... According to that site (though link is farked):


Hey guys,

It's bad news....

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2014/...sia-airlines-flight-mh370-miss i ng/

Quote of the headline: "UPDATED: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200ER has crashed near Vietnam"


oh...sorry I botched the link up.  :(
 
2014-03-08 01:16:43 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Monaro: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Some good technical discussion over here, if anyone is interested.


Doesn't look good... According to that site (though link is farked):


Hey guys,

It's bad news....

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2014/...sia-airlines-flight-mh370-miss i ng/

Quote of the headline: "UPDATED: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200ER has crashed near Vietnam"

oh...sorry I botched the link up.  :(


*chairshot*
 
2014-03-08 01:20:29 AM  

the_sidewinder: @SkyNewsBreak: Reuters: state media reports Vietnam navy official says missing Malaysian plane crashed into sea near Vietnam's Tho Chu island


That's the same shiat that's been reposted twenty times that hasn't been confirmed.
 
2014-03-08 01:24:59 AM  
Anyone knows how long it might take until we know the causes of the crash? Is politic going to be a factor? Politic is always a factor but how much in this case as I don't know how Vietnam, Malaysia and China feel toward each others. (Not going to assume that Vietnam and China are BFF just because they're both Communist).
 
2014-03-08 01:35:18 AM  

CraicBaby: the_sidewinder: @SkyNewsBreak: Reuters: state media reports Vietnam navy official says missing Malaysian plane crashed into sea near Vietnam's Tho Chu island

That's the same shiat that's been reposted twenty times that hasn't been confirmed.


Reuters confirms it...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/08/us-malaysiaairlines-flight -i dUSBREA2701720140308
 
2014-03-08 01:39:14 AM  

theforesttroll: CraicBaby: the_sidewinder: @SkyNewsBreak: Reuters: state media reports Vietnam navy official says missing Malaysian plane crashed into sea near Vietnam's Tho Chu island

That's the same shiat that's been reposted twenty times that hasn't been confirmed.

Reuters confirms it...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/08/us-malaysiaairlines-flight -i dUSBREA2701720140308


Actually, it doesn't. Did you even read it?
 
2014-03-08 01:40:21 AM  
Nevermind me... reacted too fast simply reading the headline.  I'm an idiot.
 
2014-03-08 01:43:57 AM  
CNN.com headline is reporting on the reports.
 
2014-03-08 01:44:40 AM  
The official statement is:

We regret to announce that Subang Traffic Control lost contact with flight MH370 at 2:40 am today.
We are currently working with international authorities on the search and rescue mission and as at 1400 hours, 08 March 2014, we have no information on the location of the airline.
 
2014-03-08 01:45:42 AM  
I should say, that is straight from Malaysia Airlines
http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html

/Sorry for any misleading info prior
 
2014-03-08 01:45:50 AM  
so can someone please sum up the latest bits.  thx
 
2014-03-08 01:47:07 AM  
"Tho Chu Island", as in, "I Tho Chu knew where we were going!"

/dare I push SEND?
 
2014-03-08 01:50:49 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: "Tho Chu Island", as in, "I Tho Chu knew where we were going!"

/dare I push SEND?


Not bad.
 
2014-03-08 01:52:05 AM  
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/442145510615289856/photo/1  - FlightRadar24 is accurate as hell, and pretty sure they have an good idea where this plane crashed.
 
2014-03-08 01:52:44 AM  
CNN claims jet crashed off Vietnam.
 
2014-03-08 01:54:21 AM  
Wow. This guy missed the Malaysia flight. Look at his timeline: https://t.co/8tjpAUhp8m
 
2014-03-08 02:03:46 AM  
anyone got a clean feed link?
 
2014-03-08 02:05:01 AM  
well that sucks
 
2014-03-08 02:05:24 AM  

try fect taa daa: anyone got a clean feed link?


The Guardian has a live blog going.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/08/malaysian-airlines-plane - live
 
2014-03-08 02:14:39 AM  
thanks.  a lil pissed that the best i can get at the moment is a guardian blog...  appreciate it but video would be something...  cutting the cable cord soon.
 
2014-03-08 02:19:08 AM  

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


Even a bad landing or some kind of major failure would generally give you time to radio in.

Sudden and complete loss like this is usually one of a couple things. Either the plane was shot down, or it exploded. Since it's a newer plane, the odds of a catastrophic equipment failure to cause that is very unlikely.

 While I'm not a big supporter of our terrorism panic over every little thing. This may indeed be a terrorist attack.
 
2014-03-08 02:28:40 AM  
i am following the guardian blog...and it is almost asynchronous how all the comments mention how odd this is...  false flag bruh
 
2014-03-08 02:31:22 AM  

try fect taa daa: thanks.  a lil pissed that the best i can get at the moment is a guardian blog...  appreciate it but video would be something...  cutting the cable cord soon.


You really think the MSM here give a flying fark about 4 most likely "brown Americans" on a Malaysian flight from Kuala Lampur to Beijing? They will tomorrow when they have definite news about it, but they aren't going to wake up a staff of people and break their pre-recorded drivel for the late night programming for a flight halfway across the world.

For one, it's the weekend. All the real anchors and such are out partying and resting from a hard week of Primary coverage and prep for upcoming primaries.

Secondly, Spring Break is gearing up. Hell, IT IS Spring Break in Texas and I'm sure other states as well. They have to get mobile stations set up to show all the T&A of drunk young college kids. Because sex sells a whole hell of a lot better than a bunch of dead foreigners on the other side of the globe, especially since most of the people on that plane are from countries that the viewers of the news don't give a damn about.

If that were a plane full of mostly Americans, then it would be a story that the news editors and producers would get excited about and rush to cover. But, it isn't and they'll let the international and local boys do the leg work and feed B-Roll with the AP and Reuters bylines and call it a day.
 
2014-03-08 02:32:35 AM  
According to a source at BBC World News (the TV station), a "crash" is still unconfirmed by the Vietnamese Navy, and their Navy spokesperson has said that they are searching the area they believe it might have gone down, but haven't located any wreckage yet, as of about 20 minutes ago.
 
2014-03-08 02:33:22 AM  
Maybe certain warships are in the area
 
2014-03-08 02:34:28 AM  

cc_rider: According to a source at BBC World News (the TV station), a "crash" is still unconfirmed by the Vietnamese Navy, and their Navy spokesperson has said that they are searching the area they believe it might have gone down, but haven't located any wreckage yet, as of about 20 minutes ago.


is there a farkin smokestack or something yet?  geesus.  it has been 4 hours.  4 owa--u pay now!
 
2014-03-08 02:36:05 AM  

ndeans: If that were a plane full of mostly Americans, then it would be a story that the news editors and producers would get excited about and rush to cover. But, it isn't and they'll let the international and local boys do the leg work and feed B-Roll with the AP and Reuters bylines and call it a day.


great...i will catch sum bs monday am as a brunch...  180 a month and i cant even watch the news.  does roku have an aljazeera network?
 
2014-03-08 02:38:35 AM  

try fect taa daa: ndeans: If that were a plane full of mostly Americans, then it would be a story that the news editors and producers would get excited about and rush to cover. But, it isn't and they'll let the international and local boys do the leg work and feed B-Roll with the AP and Reuters bylines and call it a day.

great...i will catch sum bs monday am as a brunch...  180 a month and i cant even watch the news.  does roku have an aljazeera network?


Why Yes, yes they do.
 
2014-03-08 02:40:53 AM  

try fect taa daa: i am following the guardian blog...and it is almost asynchronous how all the comments mention how odd this is...  false flag bruh


I think The Guardian is starting to attract some the Alex Jones crowd because of the Snowden scoops, which is a damn shame.
 
2014-03-08 02:45:33 AM  

ndeans: try fect taa daa: ndeans: If that were a plane full of mostly Americans, then it would be a story that the news editors and producers would get excited about and rush to cover. But, it isn't and they'll let the international and local boys do the leg work and feed B-Roll with the AP and Reuters bylines and call it a day.

great...i will catch sum bs monday am as a brunch...  180 a month and i cant even watch the news.  does roku have an aljazeera network?

Why Yes, yes they do.


tried several of those and modified ones too.  nothing. thx tho.
 
2014-03-08 02:48:32 AM  
i guess it is difficult of me to ask for a video of a sight they have yet to find...  many are already speculating the there was an explosion because of the sudden loss of communication...  I am almost livid that I can't find a live reporting agency...  TGFF
 
2014-03-08 02:50:33 AM  

try fect taa daa: ndeans: try fect taa daa: ndeans: If that were a plane full of mostly Americans, then it would be a story that the news editors and producers would get excited about and rush to cover. But, it isn't and they'll let the international and local boys do the leg work and feed B-Roll with the AP and Reuters bylines and call it a day.

great...i will catch sum bs monday am as a brunch...  180 a month and i cant even watch the news.  does roku have an aljazeera network?

Why Yes, yes they do.

tried several of those and modified ones too.  nothing. thx tho.


Don't know who your cable provider is, but it sounds like they suck big floppy donkey dick. I have Dish and they have AJAmerica on channel 215. Time Warner also carries them. And my Dish bill doesn't even come close to 180/mo. Cutting the cord sounds good, beam it in instead
 
2014-03-08 02:52:50 AM  
I believe it is roughly 12 hours ahead of EST in the area of the official/unofficial crash site. You would think any wreckage would be easy to spot.
Judging from the sample of comments on news sites English is not their first language, expect confusion.
I need a nap.
 
2014-03-08 02:55:41 AM  

Ray44512: I believe it is roughly 12 hours ahead of EST in the area of the official/unofficial crash site. You would think any wreckage would be easy to spot.
Judging from the sample of comments on news sites English is not their first language, expect confusion.
I need a nap.


lots of guardian commenters are saying an assplosion can lead to a loss of communincation...and i wreckon it would lead to a scattered scene too...  boeing 777 right?
 
2014-03-08 03:05:03 AM  
Someone didn't put their phone in airplane mode...

In all seriousness, this is terrible to hear. I don't want to speculate on what might have occurred. I just want to say that this is eerily similar to Air France 447.
 
2014-03-08 03:06:13 AM  

try fect taa daa: i am following the guardian blog...and it is almost asynchronous how all the comments mention how odd this is...  false flag bruh


For everyone that has ever used the words "False flag"....stop. Just farking stop. Please. Your are lowering your IQ every time you say it.
 
2014-03-08 03:08:04 AM  

try fect taa daa: ndeans: try fect taa daa: ndeans: If that were a plane full of mostly Americans, then it would be a story that the news editors and producers would get excited about and rush to cover. But, it isn't and they'll let the international and local boys do the leg work and feed B-Roll with the AP and Reuters bylines and call it a day.

great...i will catch sum bs monday am as a brunch...  180 a month and i cant even watch the news.  does roku have an aljazeera network?

Why Yes, yes they do.

tried several of those and modified ones too.  nothing. thx tho.


For about 40 bucks a year, you could invest in a decent vpn and stream BBC and AJE.
 
2014-03-08 03:12:10 AM  
7.01pm AEST
Summary of events so far
• Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing about 2.40am local time on Saturday (8.40pm GMT on Friday).
• No distress signal or communication was received from the crew, and no wreckage has been found
• Reports citing the Vietnamese navy as saying the plane had crashed off that country's south-west coast have not been confirmed. The navy admiral quoted has subsequently clarified his comment, saying only that the plane "could have" crashed in that area, given its course
• Teams from China, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines are assisting in the search
• The Boeing 777-200, an aircraft renowned for its reliability, was carrying 277 passengers and 12 crew
• Most of the passengers are Chinese nationals, but among them were also people from 13 other countries.
• Aviation experts have expressed bewilderment and alarm at the sudden disappearance of the plane
• There have been emotional scenes at Beijing airport as relatives arrived, before being taken to a hotel to await further information
 
2014-03-08 03:12:59 AM  

cc_rider: try fect taa daa: ndeans: try fect taa daa: ndeans: If that were a plane full of mostly Americans, then it would be a story that the news editors and producers would get excited about and rush to cover. But, it isn't and they'll let the international and local boys do the leg work and feed B-Roll with the AP and Reuters bylines and call it a day.

great...i will catch sum bs monday am as a brunch...  180 a month and i cant even watch the news.  does roku have an aljazeera network?

Why Yes, yes they do.

tried several of those and modified ones too.  nothing. thx tho.

For about 40 bucks a year, you could invest in a decent vpn and stream BBC and AJE.


bbc coming soon,,  roku?  chrome?
 
2014-03-08 03:19:43 AM  

italie: try fect taa daa: i am following the guardian blog...and it is almost asynchronous how all the comments mention how odd this is...  false flag bruh

For everyone that has ever used the words "False flag"....stop. Just farking stop. Please. Your are lowering your IQ every time you say it.


Either Obama is going to use it to declare war on Malaysia for the Communists, or use to to declare war on China for the Muslims.
 
2014-03-08 03:21:04 AM  
Sarah Palin predicted this back in 2008, but everyone said she was crazy.

Why did Obama do more to prevent this disaster? He is a failed president and should be impeached.

Rumor is China "accidentally" shot it down.
 
2014-03-08 03:22:32 AM  

RepoManTSM: italie: try fect taa daa: i am following the guardian blog...and it is almost asynchronous how all the comments mention how odd this is...  false flag bruh

For everyone that has ever used the words "False flag"....stop. Just farking stop. Please. Your are lowering your IQ every time you say it.

Either Obama is going to use it to declare war on Malaysia for the Communists, or use to to declare war on China for the Muslims.


Just STFU and leave politics out of this. People are likely dead in an air disaster and you have to be a farking jackwad.
 
2014-03-08 03:25:03 AM  

The_Hound: RepoManTSM: italie: try fect taa daa: i am following the guardian blog...and it is almost asynchronous how all the comments mention how odd this is...  false flag bruh

For everyone that has ever used the words "False flag"....stop. Just farking stop. Please. Your are lowering your IQ every time you say it.

Either Obama is going to use it to declare war on Malaysia for the Communists, or use to to declare war on China for the Muslims.

Just STFU and leave politics out of this. People are likely dead in an air disaster and you have to be a farking jackwad.


you can chew on the hot dog in my pants.  but i don't think you were talking to me...edit names doggie.
 
2014-03-08 03:27:37 AM  

The_Hound: RepoManTSM: italie: try fect taa daa: i am following the guardian blog...and it is almost asynchronous how all the comments mention how odd this is...  false flag bruh

For everyone that has ever used the words "False flag"....stop. Just farking stop. Please. Your are lowering your IQ every time you say it.

Either Obama is going to use it to declare war on Malaysia for the Communists, or use to to declare war on China for the Muslims.

Just STFU and leave politics out of this. People are likely dead in an air disaster and you have to be a farking jackwad.


Wow, you don't get obvious sarcasm about "false flag" jerk offs.
 
2014-03-08 03:28:40 AM  
The names of the pilot and first officer have been released. The pilot is Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981 and has 18,365 flying hours. First officer Fariq Ab. Hamid, also Malaysian, is 27. He joined the airline in 2007 and has 2,763 hours.


10.48 hours a week.  i can fly it!
 
2014-03-08 03:33:02 AM  

try fect taa daa: The names of the pilot and first officer have been released. The pilot is Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981 and has 18,365 flying hours. First officer Fariq Ab. Hamid, also Malaysian, is 27. He joined the airline in 2007 and has 2,763 hours.


10.48 hours a week.  i can fly it!


Yes, we had that reported a few hours ago.

Go you, I guess.
 
2014-03-08 03:33:04 AM  

try fect taa daa: The names of the pilot and first officer have been released. The pilot is Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981 and has 18,365 flying hours. First officer Fariq Ab. Hamid, also Malaysian, is 27. He joined the airline in 2007 and has 2,763 hours.


10.48 hours a week.  i can fly it!


I'm just going to trust you did the maths on that.
 
2014-03-08 03:34:44 AM  

Kittypie070: try fect taa daa: The names of the pilot and first officer have been released. The pilot is Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981 and has 18,365 flying hours. First officer Fariq Ab. Hamid, also Malaysian, is 27. He joined the airline in 2007 and has 2,763 hours.


10.48 hours a week.  i can fly it!

Yes, we had that reported a few hours ago.

Go you, I guess.


1-no u didnt. 2-nice jeans in the profile.  i would hit it...depending on the face.  eip.
 
2014-03-08 04:06:44 AM  
Don't talk textspeak to me.
 
2014-03-08 04:15:59 AM  
Latest update 4:30 PM Malaysian/12:30 AM PST  So far nothing. Last known location: midway between Malaysia and Vietnam.

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html
 
2014-03-08 04:19:48 AM  
It's been 12 hours since it disappeared. Hard to believe they haven't found a floating debris field, assuming it was a plummet and not a soft water landing. I know that it took a good day to day-and-a-half to find that Air France ocean wreck a few years ago, but they were hundreds of miles out in the ocean when they went down.
 
2014-03-08 04:23:25 AM  
oooohh!! ooooohhh! I wanna play!! I'm WICKED good at this! Ok, so we've ruled out the sky right?
 
2014-03-08 04:37:57 AM  
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.


Unlikely though. The MAS plane only had wingtip damage, and even if there was a failure, it's unlikely to be so sudden that they couldn't even make a mayday call. My money is on a cargo door not being secured properly.
 
2014-03-08 04:47:43 AM  

tonguedepressor: oooohh!! ooooohhh! I wanna play!! I'm WICKED good at this! Ok, so we've ruled out the sky right?


Would you mind not doing an Arnold Horschack in here??

People are dead.
 
2014-03-08 04:48:04 AM  

tb tibbles: Latest update 4:30 PM Malaysian/12:30 AM PST  So far nothing. Last known location: midway between Malaysia and Vietnam.

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html


They've got about an hour of daylight left.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunearth.html
 
2014-03-08 04:57:54 AM  

Kittypie070: tonguedepressor: oooohh!! ooooohhh! I wanna play!! I'm WICKED good at this! Ok, so we've ruled out the sky right?

Would you mind not doing an Arnold Horschack in here??

People are dead.


Wasn't even thinking of him as its not even the right context.  Was aiming at a news story that apparently every  media source is loathe to state the gawdammned fu#kn obvious conclusion.
 
2014-03-08 05:06:56 AM  

tonguedepressor:

Wasn't even thinking of him as its not even the right context. Was aiming at a news story that apparently every media source is loathe to state the gawdammned fu#kn obvious conclusion.


It never occurred to you that the fate of the aircraft has not yet been absolutely and unmistakably confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt?
 
2014-03-08 05:18:04 AM  

Kittypie070: tonguedepressor: oooohh!! ooooohhh! I wanna play!! I'm WICKED good at this! Ok, so we've ruled out the sky right?

Would you mind not doing an Arnold Horschack in here??

People are dead.


That's a little pessimistic. Maybe it's a Hero of the Hudson story and they're all on inflatable ramp rafts.
 
2014-03-08 05:19:53 AM  

Kittypie070: tonguedepressor:

Wasn't even thinking of him as its not even the right context. Was aiming at a news story that apparently every media source is loathe to state the gawdammned fu#kn obvious conclusion.

It never occurred to you that the fate of the aircraft has not yet been absolutely and unmistakably confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt?


Listen lady there are 2 things that hold up large passenger Jet liners, Bernoulli's principle and god.  You can remove one from the equation but once both are out what you have is a tragic news story waiting to be announced.
 
2014-03-08 05:28:04 AM  

tonguedepressor:

Listen lady there are 2 things that hold up large passenger Jet liners, Bernoulli's principle and god.  You can remove one from the equation but once both are out what you have is a tragic news story waiting to be announced.


Hey, I wasn't the one grandstanding and Horschacking and yelling OOOHH OOH with all of these things like "!1!".

That's what I was goddamn SAYING MYSELF, we need to hold off until the damn FACTS are announced.
 
2014-03-08 05:42:43 AM  

Coconut Meat: Someone didn't put their phone in airplane mode...

In all seriousness, this is terrible to hear. I don't want to speculate on what might have occurred. I just want to say that this is eerily similar to Air France 447.


Someone forgot to leave the plane on airplane mode.
 
2014-03-08 06:07:22 AM  
Actually most everything said was up in comments about 8 hours ago

They have not found the aircraft because it happened at about 1:40am local time in the middle of the dark dark night

The report of the vietnemese government finding the plane or signal has been denied by the viet government 6 hours ago please check time stamp on your references
 
2014-03-08 06:08:29 AM  

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

He's just a whack-job who attacks Airbus any chance he gets ... even when it is a Boeing jet in trouble.

I think he's just jealous that Screamliner is a far funnier nick-name than his old, tired Scarebus one.


I think meow says the dog is female
 
2014-03-08 06:10:30 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.

Well...


Who's that top center?
 
2014-03-08 06:50:31 AM  

Grainy eyewitness picture of the plane just seconds before voice contact was lost...

i62.tinypic.com

 
2014-03-08 06:57:34 AM  
CNN reporting possible debris found floating on water
 
2014-03-08 07:49:07 AM  
http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html

malaysia airlines stating that signs of the aircraft have NOT been found and search will resume in the morning

tv/newspaper make money from being the "first" to report a story then reselling it that is why so many mistakes
 
2014-03-08 07:49:25 AM  

walktoanarcade: I'm getting sick of seeing people die according to repeating numbers, and I know I am not the only one.

I am not saying something is behind it, personally, I feel it;s the way of the world itself and time itself.



Get some sleep, Rust
 
2014-03-08 07:53:32 AM  
link includes passenger list
 
2014-03-08 08:11:18 AM  

Kittypie070: tonguedepressor:

Listen lady there are 2 things that hold up large passenger Jet liners, Bernoulli's principle and god.  You can remove one from the equation but once both are out what you have is a tragic news story waiting to be announced.

Hey, I wasn't the one grandstanding and Horschacking and yelling OOOHH OOH with all of these things like "!1!".

That's what I was goddamn SAYING MYSELF, we need to hold off until the damn FACTS are announced.


Boy,  your being a real debby downer in this thread..

/P.S. Ease up on the cat memorabilia, it's kinda creeping me out..
 
2014-03-08 08:17:37 AM  
BBC BREAKING NEWS: Vietnam air force planes spot two large oil slicks suspected to be from missing Malaysia Airlines plane , officials say
 
2014-03-08 08:35:17 AM  

ndeans: try fect taa daa: thanks.  a lil pissed that the best i can get at the moment is a guardian blog...  appreciate it but video would be something...  cutting the cable cord soon.

You really think the MSM here give a flying fark about 4 most likely "brown Americans" on a Malaysian flight from Kuala Lampur to Beijing? They will tomorrow when they have definite news about it, but they aren't going to wake up a staff of people and break their pre-recorded drivel for the late night programming for a flight halfway across the world.

For one, it's the weekend. All the real anchors and such are out partying and resting from a hard week of Primary coverage and prep for upcoming primaries.

Secondly, Spring Break is gearing up. Hell, IT IS Spring Break in Texas and I'm sure other states as well. They have to get mobile stations set up to show all the T&A of drunk young college kids. Because sex sells a whole hell of a lot better than a bunch of dead foreigners on the other side of the globe, especially since most of the people on that plane are from countries that the viewers of the news don't give a damn about.

If that were a plane full of mostly Americans, then it would be a story that the news editors and producers would get excited about and rush to cover. But, it isn't and they'll let the international and local boys do the leg work and feed B-Roll with the AP and Reuters bylines and call it a day.


Sad but soooooooooo true.
 
2014-03-08 08:38:58 AM  
From BBC site:

"No wreckage has been reported by the airline, but Vietnamese planes reported seeing oil slicks in the sea.
The Vietnamese government said two slicks, about 15km (9 miles) long, were consistent with those that could be left by an airliner and had been detected off southern Vietnam."
 
2014-03-08 08:41:08 AM  

MassAsster:

Boy,  your being a real debby downer in this thread..

/P.S. Ease up on the cat memorabilia, it's kinda creeping me out..


Meh.

It's "you're", BTW.

:P
 
2014-03-08 08:44:45 AM  

Kittypie070: MassAsster:

Boy,  your being a real debby downer in this thread..

/P.S. Ease up on the cat memorabilia, it's kinda creeping me out..

Meh.

It's "you're", BTW.

:P


Depends on how his ellipses were supposed to end. (Which should be three dots, BTW.)

For example, "Boy, your being a real Debby Downer in this thread is really cramping my style."
 
2014-03-08 08:44:46 AM  
 
2014-03-08 08:45:07 AM  
I cannot imagine the international uproar if it turns out it was "accidentally" shot down...
 
2014-03-08 08:48:04 AM  
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=147571

That particular aircraft had major damage history.  Potentially relevant.
 
2014-03-08 08:51:56 AM  
http://www.corriere.it/esteri/14_marzo_08/scomparso-aereo-diretto-pec h ino-bordo-239-persone-anche-italiano-4340534c-a683-11e3-bbe4-676bb1ea5 5e1.shtml

The Italian reported on board was NOT on the flight, but had a stolen passport.  Also potentially relevant if foul play.
 
2014-03-08 08:57:35 AM  
http://orf.at/stories/2221258/2221257/

Austrian also NOT on board, stolen passport.  (German news source)  TWO people traveling on stolen passports?  Ok, now I'm highly suspicious of foul play.
 
2014-03-08 09:11:22 AM  
Have we still not located it? In this day and age, and with modern day technology, I'm surprised it takes this long to locate a missing airplane, even if it went down in the water.
 
2014-03-08 09:22:34 AM  
wtf
 
2014-03-08 09:27:09 AM  

nekom: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=vi&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en& i e=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fvnexpress.net%2Ftin-tuc%2Fthe-gioi%2Fdo-duoc-ti n-hieu-may-bay-malaysia-cach-mui-ca-mau-120-hai-ly-2960870.html

It's in the drink.  :(


And it's sounding like "rubbish and liquid" is surfacing off the coast.

Question is how it went down, and is this another TWA 847?
 
2014-03-08 09:31:56 AM  

Endive Wombat: I cannot imagine the international uproar if it turns out it was "accidentally" shot down...


There's a good list of previous examples... it's generally a bad day all around: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airliner_shootdown_incidents
 
2014-03-08 09:36:05 AM  

Pichu0102: Have we still not located it? In this day and age, and with modern day technology, I'm surprised it takes this long to locate a missing airplane, even if it went down in the water.


Technology or not, the ocean is vast and ships tend to not move quickly.  Search planes are great during the day, not so much at night.

That said, I am kind of surprised too.
 
2014-03-08 09:37:01 AM  
Google's attempt at translation from a Chinese news source:

In addition, the U.S. Embassy said the 2:43 U.S. military bases stationed in Thailand U-Tapao SOS signal was listening to some of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 emergency call, said the aircraft cabin facing disintegration driver call, they want a forced landing . U.S. troops are currently stationed in Thailand, Malaysia has been providing this signal.
 
2014-03-08 09:39:02 AM  

nekom: http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=147571

That particular aircraft had major damage history.  Potentially relevant.


Wing tip damage, over a year ago, probably not related to this. It takes a LOT to pull a 777 out of the air, broken wing tip not going to do it. If the damage from that incident was great enough to cause a complete/near complete structural failure in the wing, I can't believe they would have missed it/put it back in service. I also can't see it holding up for over a year and hundreds of flight hours before failing.

if you'd like to see how much those wings will take,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rak2HldVp9M

That is a sturdy air-frame, and well overpowered. Sudden and catastrophic is the only failure I can see happening, especially without them getting off a mayday.

//My 2 pence
 
2014-03-08 09:44:41 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: nekom: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=vi&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en& i e=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fvnexpress.net%2Ftin-tuc%2Fthe-gioi%2Fdo-duoc-ti n-hieu-may-bay-malaysia-cach-mui-ca-mau-120-hai-ly-2960870.html

It's in the drink.  :(

And it's sounding like "rubbish and liquid" is surfacing off the coast.

Question is how it went down, and is this another TWA 847?


I think you mean TWA800
 
2014-03-08 09:46:48 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: OtherLittleGuy: nekom: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=vi&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en& i e=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fvnexpress.net%2Ftin-tuc%2Fthe-gioi%2Fdo-duoc-ti n-hieu-may-bay-malaysia-cach-mui-ca-mau-120-hai-ly-2960870.html

It's in the drink.  :(

And it's sounding like "rubbish and liquid" is surfacing off the coast.

Question is how it went down, and is this another TWA 847?

I think you mean TWA800


Yeah, that makes more sense.
 
2014-03-08 09:54:49 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Mrtraveler01: CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.

Oh damn, we really should be looking for a stealth boat then.


img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-08 10:02:15 AM  

Pichu0102: Have we still not located it? In this day and age, and with modern day technology, I'm surprised it takes this long to locate a missing airplane, even if it went down in the water.


Having done some search and rescue I can tell you that you would be really surprised how hard it is to locate something at sea.  From the air it's a little easier, but from the surface it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  And anything that's submerged may as well have never existed without some serious technology being employed.
 
2014-03-08 10:04:20 AM  
*gives up*
 
2014-03-08 10:08:51 AM  
well no shiat sherlock it is in the drink it sure as hell is not in the sky being 12 + hours late having only 7.5 hours fuel on board and not spotted impacting the land being difficult as hell for something that big to fall out of the sky without some kind of local hillbilly spotting something the announcement was not made the flight was missing until several hours after it was supposed to land
 
2014-03-08 10:16:42 AM  
It was either mechanical or terrorism.  Latest reports have stated that there were people on board with stolen passports.  Which may hint towards the terrorist side of things. I don't know. Something fishy going on is all I got.
 
2014-03-08 10:18:27 AM  

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?


While I agree with your point, "Germans" are probably not the best counter-example...


/the stooped isn't limited to Americans - http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/australians-among-239-pe o ple-on-board-missing-malaysia-airlines-flight-to-beijing/story-fnizu68 q-1226848860442
//because arbitrary geographical connections are what really makes a story important
 
2014-03-08 10:21:21 AM  
"not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports
 
2014-03-08 10:21:52 AM  

grumpfuff: cameroncrazy1984: Mrtraveler01: CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.

Oh damn, we really should be looking for a stealth boat then.


That boat was sadly scrapped by the US government in 2006, but Colombia has a stealth ship in service, ARC Juan Ricardo Oyola Vera

media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
 
2014-03-08 10:29:54 AM  
I could not imagine the horror of somehow surviving the initial explosion and falling for a minute or so among the wreckage, body parts, fellow passengers...only to see the ground/ocean getting closer and closer, knowing that you have no way to slow down, and right below you is your death.

That's some mothafarkin' nightmare fuel right there!
 
2014-03-08 10:31:06 AM  

themunsterfullback: It was either mechanical or terrorism.  Latest reports have stated that there were people on board with stolen passports.  Which may hint towards the terrorist side of things. I don't know. Something fishy going on is all I got.


Unless there is some political conflict on that side of the world that I am not aware of, it seems somewhat odd to take some random flight out.
 
2014-03-08 10:32:50 AM  

ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports


Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.
 
2014-03-08 10:37:40 AM  

ransack.: grumpfuff: cameroncrazy1984: Mrtraveler01: CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.

Oh damn, we really should be looking for a stealth boat then.

That boat was sadly scrapped by the US government in 2006, but Colombia has a stealth ship in service, ARC Juan Ricardo Oyola Vera

[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 300x297]


I was referencing Tommorrow Never Dies, which is what I thought cameron was hinting at. Had no idea the concept existed in reality, though honestly I'm not terribly surprised.

/or was it supplied?
 
2014-03-08 10:47:29 AM  

nekom: ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports

Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.


This. If some terrorist group had been responsible, they would have been crowing about it the instant it was reported, if not sooner. The general lack of terrorist groups crowing about their "great strike against [insert names here]) tends one to think that there was a catastrophic mechanical or technical failure of some sort aboard the aircraft.
 
2014-03-08 10:51:31 AM  

nekom: ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports

Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.


Well, depends on how you define "recently". The Austrian had his passport stolen in Thailand two years ago, and the Italian, currently living in Thailand, had his passport stolen a year ago. Still, highly suspicious that there were at least two people on board with stolen passports, and both passports were stolen in Thailand.
 
2014-03-08 10:54:51 AM  

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2014-03-08 10:56:26 AM  

grumpfuff: I was referencing Tommorrow Never Dies, which is what I thought cameron was hinting at.


That is exactly what I was hinting at.
 
2014-03-08 10:58:56 AM  

ClavellBCMI: nekom: ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports

Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.

This. If some terrorist group had been responsible, they would have been crowing about it the instant it was reported, if not sooner. The general lack of terrorist groups crowing about their "great strike against [insert names here]) tends one to think that there was a catastrophic mechanical or technical failure of some sort aboard the aircraft.


Not all groups claim responsibility.  One possibility is some group is waiting for confirmation that aircraft wreckage was found.  Or maybe it was aliens.  I'm not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens.
 
2014-03-08 11:07:24 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: grumpfuff: I was referencing Tommorrow Never Dies, which is what I thought cameron was hinting at.

That is exactly what I was hinting at.


So perhaps we should bring this guy in for questioning?

mimg.ugo.com
 
2014-03-08 11:10:35 AM  

grumpfuff: cameroncrazy1984: grumpfuff: I was referencing Tommorrow Never Dies, which is what I thought cameron was hinting at.

That is exactly what I was hinting at.

So perhaps we should bring this guy in for questioning?

[mimg.ugo.com image 480x480]


When I remove his heart, there should be just enough time for him to watch it stop beating.
 
2014-03-08 11:13:20 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: grumpfuff: cameroncrazy1984: grumpfuff: I was referencing Tommorrow Never Dies, which is what I thought cameron was hinting at.

That is exactly what I was hinting at.

So perhaps we should bring this guy in for questioning?

[mimg.ugo.com image 480x480]

When I remove his heart, there should be just enough time for him to watch it stop beating.


You forgot the first rule of mass media, Elliot. Give the people what they want!
 
2014-03-08 11:17:01 AM  
I'm kinda surprise no one has even mentioned Uighers. They've been pretty active in recent years. While this is a Malaysia plane, most of the passengers are Chinese.
 
2014-03-08 11:17:12 AM  

grumpfuff: ransack.: grumpfuff: cameroncrazy1984: Mrtraveler01: CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.

Oh damn, we really should be looking for a stealth boat then.

That boat was sadly scrapped by the US government in 2006, but Colombia has a stealth ship in service, ARC Juan Ricardo Oyola Vera

[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 300x297]

I was referencing Tommorrow Never Dies, which is what I thought cameron was hinting at. Had no idea the concept existed in reality, though honestly I'm not terribly surprised.

/or was it supplied?


The boat used in the film was an actual stealth US Naval vessel built by Lockheed called Sea Shadow
 
2014-03-08 11:21:00 AM  
media3.s-nbcnews.com
Photo of the oil slick spotted from the air
 
2014-03-08 11:25:20 AM  

ransack.: grumpfuff: ransack.: grumpfuff: cameroncrazy1984: Mrtraveler01: CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.

Oh damn, we really should be looking for a stealth boat then.

That boat was sadly scrapped by the US government in 2006, but Colombia has a stealth ship in service, ARC Juan Ricardo Oyola Vera

[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 300x297]

I was referencing Tommorrow Never Dies, which is what I thought cameron was hinting at. Had no idea the concept existed in reality, though honestly I'm not terribly surprised.

/or was it supplied?

The boat used in the film was an actual stealth US Naval vessel built by Lockheed called Sea Shadow


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-08 11:26:43 AM  
Where will they bury the survivors?
 
2014-03-08 11:35:57 AM  
In late to trot out my theory that it was nailed by a meteorite. A brazillion to one chance, but sometimes you hit the jackpot. Of death.
 
2014-03-08 11:44:36 AM  

Kittypie070: *gives up*


Discretion is the better part of valor or somesuch.  It's OK Kitty.  I still like ya!
 
2014-03-08 12:16:30 PM  
 
2014-03-08 12:24:50 PM  

CraicBaby: nekom: ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports

Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.

Well, depends on how you define "recently". The Austrian had his passport stolen in Thailand two years ago, and the Italian, currently living in Thailand, had his passport stolen a year ago. Still, highly suspicious that there were at least two people on board with stolen passports, and both passports were stolen in Thailand.


THIS. Right there, right here. Something smells rotten about this thing.

/been following
//am really sad about this
 
2014-03-08 12:26:59 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: I'm kinda surprise no one has even mentioned Uighers. They've been pretty active in recent years. While this is a Malaysia plane, most of the passengers are Chinese.


It was mentioned WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back in the thread.
 
2014-03-08 12:42:44 PM  

DoctorCal: walktoanarcade: I'm putting you on ignore

Whenever I read someone's posts on fark and it contains a "welcome to ignore" in it and it's without irony, I take it to mean that the person probably won't be entirely ignoring that person because if it were that easy, they'd simply ignore them, the old way. Instead, I picture someone who has another account and uses that other one to sneak peeks at the offending words from the offending handle.  Maybe that's what I'd do if I couldn't handle the Internet.


I just assume it means that the ignorer realizes that they are one post away, at most, from losing the argument.
 
2014-03-08 12:45:18 PM  

DoctorCal: walktoanarcade: I'm putting you on ignore

Whenever I read someone's posts on fark and it contains a "welcome to ignore" in it and it's without irony, I take it to mean that the person probably won't be entirely ignoring that person because if it were that easy, they'd simply ignore them, the old way. Instead, I picture someone who has another account and uses that other one to sneak peeks at the offending words from the offending handle.  Maybe that's what I'd do if I couldn't handle the Internet.


Yeah, I changed my mind on someone, and hey, you're not ruining my day; I remember what I said.

I've revised my ways because I need to focus. :)  And I am trying to be more tolerant, but sometimes it isn't worth it.   I wouldn't force myself to listen to a brat scream on a bus, so why should I feel bad about occasionally shutting people out?


I have no duty to read anything anyone has to say and the obverse is true, beyond the links everything is a bonus and we should be as nice as possible.
 
2014-03-08 01:13:49 PM  

WTFDYW: CraicBaby: nekom: ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports

Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.

Well, depends on how you define "recently". The Austrian had his passport stolen in Thailand two years ago, and the Italian, currently living in Thailand, had his passport stolen a year ago. Still, highly suspicious that there were at least two people on board with stolen passports, and both passports were stolen in Thailand.

THIS. Right there, right here. Something smells rotten about this thing.

/been following
//am really sad about this


Just wondering, Have any major news sites alluded to this side of the story?
 
2014-03-08 01:16:24 PM  

ramd209: WTFDYW: CraicBaby: nekom: ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports

Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.

Well, depends on how you define "recently". The Austrian had his passport stolen in Thailand two years ago, and the Italian, currently living in Thailand, had his passport stolen a year ago. Still, highly suspicious that there were at least two people on board with stolen passports, and both passports were stolen in Thailand.

THIS. Right there, right here. Something smells rotten about this thing.

/been following
//am really sad about this

Just wondering, Have any major news sites alluded to this side of the story?


Never mind,  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/03/08/malaysia-airlines - beijing-flight-missing/6199161/
 
2014-03-08 01:22:35 PM  

ramd209: ramd209: WTFDYW: CraicBaby: nekom: ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports

Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.

Well, depends on how you define "recently". The Austrian had his passport stolen in Thailand two years ago, and the Italian, currently living in Thailand, had his passport stolen a year ago. Still, highly suspicious that there were at least two people on board with stolen passports, and both passports were stolen in Thailand.

THIS. Right there, right here. Something smells rotten about this thing.

/been following
//am really sad about this

Just wondering, Have any major news sites alluded to this side of the story?

Never mind,  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/03/08/malaysia-airlines - beijing-flight-missing/6199161/


Yeah, time stamp is 1pm EST, so the US news must have just now picked up on it.
 
2014-03-08 01:43:51 PM  
This was one of the last recorded images from the cockpit camera...

scifipulse.net
 
2014-03-08 01:45:24 PM  

Endive Wombat: I cannot imagine the international uproar if it turns out it was "accidentally" shot down...


Not likely. It's hard to hit things at that altitude, and it's actually pretty hard to bring down airliners.
 
2014-03-08 01:58:11 PM  
Meanwhile, MH370 is flying again right now over the same area authorities are looking for the flight from 24 hours earlier (according to FlightAware).

Even though it's 3am in that time zone right now, I doubt anyone is sleeping on that flight right now.
 
2014-03-08 02:01:57 PM  
2 am MYT/ 10 am PST Press Release    So far nothing official about any wreckage being found.

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html
 
2014-03-08 02:23:55 PM  
"Sudden and complete loss like this is usually one of a couple things. Either the plane was shot down, or it exploded. Since it's a newer plane, the odds of a catastrophic equipment failure to cause that is very unlikely. " - cuzsis

Which is what I had been coming to the conclusion of as well. However, both Austria & Italy have noted that the persons on the manifest from their country were not on the plane. Both of these people are alive and well but both have had their passport stolen within the last 2 years.

So, the other option is two guys were able to kill the pilots and fly the plane straight down, nose diving it as deep as it could.

There have been oil slicks in the range of 6 to 9 miles long observed in the areas of where the last communications from the plane had been from.

It's hard to say why exactly. Seems like an explosion would cause a lot of items that could float to do so in those same areas. (But I'd concede that a nose dive into the ocean would also cause it to break and possibly explode as well.)

Only time will tell.
 
2014-03-08 02:45:39 PM  

WTFDYW: Still, highly suspicious that there were at least two people on board with stolen passports, and both passports were stolen in Thailand.


THIS. Right there, right here. Something smells rotten about this thing.


B-b-but Thailand is the land of  smiles and everyone is  happy and  welcoming and there isn't  any political instability or anything...
 
2014-03-08 03:17:35 PM  
I, for one, would like to congratulate NBCNews.com for the layout I am currently seeing on their main page: immediately below the big story about the missing plane, stolen passports, & terrorism worries is a lovely picture of lots of pretty pretty skysplosions from the World Fireworks Competition.
 
2014-03-08 03:30:31 PM  

ClavellBCMI: nekom: ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports

Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.

This. If some terrorist group had been responsible, they would have been crowing about it the instant it was reported, if not sooner. The general lack of terrorist groups crowing about their "great strike against [insert names here]) tends one to think that there was a catastrophic mechanical or technical failure of some sort aboard the aircraft.


thank you clavell

i apologize if this is a multiple post but malaysia air released another statement

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html
 
2014-03-08 03:37:28 PM  

ramd209: WTFDYW: CraicBaby: nekom: ummhima2: "not on board" could just mean missed the boarding time or changed mind after buying nonrefundable ticket stick with waiting for facts BEFORE saying it was attack by terrorists using stolen passports

Not as it's being reported.  Neither the Austrian nor the Italian had even booked the flight, and both had reported their passports stolen recently.  Now to be fair, that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  They could have been used by other miscellaneous criminals for non-exploding reasons like drug trafficking and whatnot.

Well, depends on how you define "recently". The Austrian had his passport stolen in Thailand two years ago, and the Italian, currently living in Thailand, had his passport stolen a year ago. Still, highly suspicious that there were at least two people on board with stolen passports, and both passports were stolen in Thailand.

THIS. Right there, right here. Something smells rotten about this thing.

/been following
//am really sad about this

Just wondering, Have any major news sites alluded to this side of the story?


not yet they are all saying that the passports were stolen used by terrorist or islamic terrorist

were the passports stolen at a thai whorehouse?

thailand has drug smuggling issues too
 
2014-03-08 03:41:43 PM  

Xanadone: I, for one, would like to congratulate NBCNews.com for the layout I am currently seeing on their main page: immediately below the big story about the missing plane, stolen passports, & terrorism worries is a lovely picture of lots of pretty pretty skysplosions from the World Fireworks Competition.


first time i read the story on fox it was "airliner missing" followed by "headed to gaza?" weapons story
 
2014-03-08 03:52:26 PM  
i am tempted to discount the whole stolen passport as attack on the plane since most airports slide the passport through an electronic reader that then displays passport holder information sometimes including height weight picture travel history and where the terrorism pucker factor is higher arrest records and most times once a passport is stolen when it is scanned it will show lost/stolen status
 
2014-03-08 04:02:53 PM  

ransack.: shower_in_my_socks: RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.

Well...

Who's that top center?


Brian Jones from The Rolling Stones. Also died at 27. Drowned in his swimming pool.
 
2014-03-08 04:14:58 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: ransack.: shower_in_my_socks: RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.

Well...

Who's that top center?

Brian Jones from The Rolling Stones. Also died at 27. Drowned in his swimming pool.


Better than choking to death on someone else's vomit.
 
2014-03-08 04:25:55 PM  

ummhima2: i am tempted to discount the whole stolen passport as attack on the plane since most airports slide the passport through an electronic reader that then displays passport holder information sometimes including height weight picture travel history and where the terrorism pucker factor is higher arrest records and most times once a passport is stolen when it is scanned it will show lost/stolen status


But then you have to explain how the people holding those stolen passports managed to get on the plane anyway.
 
2014-03-08 05:37:56 PM  

vygramul: shower_in_my_socks: ransack.: shower_in_my_socks: RepoManTSM: The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.

Well...

Who's that top center?

Brian Jones from The Rolling Stones. Also died at 27. Drowned in his swimming pool.

Better than choking to death on someone else's vomit.


Whose vomit?

/Can't dust for vomit
 
2014-03-08 06:12:54 PM  
Thailand goddamn sucks. They are the capitol of "accidental" deaths, mostly from falls from hotel balconies. At least according to the dude who runs bestgore.com.
 
2014-03-08 08:33:17 PM  
Seems plane was in cruise mode 2 hours into the flight. This article suggests to me a good chance of sabotage
http://m.kcci.com/travel/expert-malaysia-flight-was-at-safest-point/ 24 873192
 
2014-03-08 08:46:57 PM  
 
2014-03-08 08:47:24 PM  

ramd209: Seems plane was in cruise mode 2 hours into the flight. This article suggests to me a good chance of sabotage
http://m.kcci.com/travel/expert-malaysia-flight-was-at-safest-point/ 24 873192


Based upon what?  Damned Muslims? The Yakuza? Miely Cyrus?

Could have been a structural thing. Could have been a terrorist thing. Pilots could have all been busy gang raping a monkey. There is a good chance it might have been a lot of things.
 
2014-03-08 08:54:42 PM  

italie: ramd209: Seems plane was in cruise mode 2 hours into the flight. This article suggests to me a good chance of sabotage
http://m.kcci.com/travel/expert-malaysia-flight-was-at-safest-point/ 24 873192

Based upon what?  Damned Muslims? The Yakuza? Miely Cyrus?

Could have been a structural thing. Could have been a terrorist thing. Pilots could have all been busy gang raping a monkey. There is a good chance it might have been a lot of things.


Read the farking article. What structural thing? This is not a skyscraper.
 
2014-03-08 09:02:23 PM  

gblive: 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, ...



I distinctly remember this guy posting this EXACT rant a long time ago.  Obviously has "airbus.txt" saved on his hard drive for any airliner thread.
 
2014-03-08 09:03:58 PM  

TanHamster: gblive: 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 Ai ...



Oh nevermind, he plagiarized it.  LOL.  Check out this old thread:

http://m.fark.com/comments/7197210/Why-did-Air-France-flight-447-plu ng e-into-ocean-I-know-It-was-Brazilian-pilots-Way-too-many
 
2014-03-08 09:24:32 PM  
goddammit, fark you for quoting that s**t.
 
2014-03-08 09:37:51 PM  

ramd209: italie: ramd209: Seems plane was in cruise mode 2 hours into the flight. This article suggests to me a good chance of sabotage
http://m.kcci.com/travel/expert-malaysia-flight-was-at-safest-point/ 24 873192

Based upon what?  Damned Muslims? The Yakuza? Miely Cyrus?

Could have been a structural thing. Could have been a terrorist thing. Pilots could have all been busy gang raping a monkey. There is a good chance it might have been a lot of things.

Read the farking article. What structural thing? This is not a skyscraper.


I asked you first.

//Your answers are going to be more entertaining anyhow.
 
2014-03-08 09:56:46 PM  
Sorry.

I just don't find idiotic memes funny.

Again, I'm sorry.
 
2014-03-08 10:03:03 PM