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(CTV News) NewsFlash Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lampur to Beijing with 227 people on board is missing   (ctvnews.ca) divider line 562
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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  

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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.
 
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