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2014-03-08 08:57:35 AM
2 votes:
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 08:51:56 AM
2 votes:
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 08:48:04 AM
2 votes:
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=147571

That particular aircraft had major damage history.  Potentially relevant.
2014-03-08 01:11:58 AM
2 votes:

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 12:32:45 AM
2 votes:

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 12:14:39 AM
2 votes:

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

If you can't tell the truth GTFO.
2014-03-07 08:54:43 PM
2 votes:

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 08:31:41 PM
2 votes:
I pray it wasn't uigher separatists as that would be a major escalation in tactics
2014-03-07 08:12:27 PM
2 votes:

DoctorCal: Sum Ting Wong wanted for questioning.


We should get Ho Lee Fuk in here as well.
2014-03-07 08:11:05 PM
2 votes:
The Langoliers got em.
2014-03-07 08:06:45 PM
2 votes:
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.
2014-03-08 12:45:18 PM
1 votes:

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 11:10:35 AM
1 votes:

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 10:58:56 AM
1 votes:

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 10:56:26 AM
1 votes:

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 10:29:54 AM
1 votes:
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 10:18:27 AM
1 votes:

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 10:04:20 AM
1 votes:
*gives up*
2014-03-08 10:02:15 AM
1 votes:

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 09:44:41 AM
1 votes:

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 09:39:02 AM
1 votes:

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 09:31:56 AM
1 votes:

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 09:22:34 AM
1 votes:
wtf
2014-03-08 08:41:08 AM
1 votes:

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 08:38:58 AM
1 votes:
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 05:28:04 AM
1 votes:

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 05:19:53 AM
1 votes:

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 05:06:56 AM
1 votes:

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 04:47:43 AM
1 votes:

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 04:06:44 AM
1 votes:
Don't talk textspeak to me.
2014-03-08 03:33:02 AM
1 votes:

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 03:08:04 AM
1 votes:

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 03:06:13 AM
1 votes:

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 02:50:33 AM
1 votes:

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 02:45:33 AM
1 votes:

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 02:38:35 AM
1 votes:

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 02:32:35 AM
1 votes:
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 01:39:14 AM
1 votes:

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 12:39:39 AM
1 votes:

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 12:32:57 AM
1 votes:

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

BOOOOOO


Look, I said I was drunk.
2014-03-08 12:32:20 AM
1 votes:

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 12:27:07 AM
1 votes:
Why, meow, WHY??
2014-03-08 12:25:43 AM
1 votes:

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 12:20:59 AM
1 votes:

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


With damn near 3000 hours of flight time
2014-03-08 12:20:48 AM
1 votes:

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 12:19:17 AM
1 votes:
The co-pilot was only 27 if that means anything.
2014-03-08 12:01:46 AM
1 votes:

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
2014-03-07 11:54:06 PM
1 votes:

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 11:51:04 PM
1 votes:

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 11:41:30 PM
1 votes:

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 10:59:30 PM
1 votes:
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 10:53:52 PM
1 votes:

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 10:50:39 PM
1 votes:

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 10:46:58 PM
1 votes:
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 10:38:10 PM
1 votes:

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 10:36:48 PM
1 votes:
CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.
2014-03-07 10:36:22 PM
1 votes:
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 10:24:14 PM
1 votes:
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 10:19:05 PM
1 votes:

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 09:39:45 PM
1 votes:

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 09:36:24 PM
1 votes:

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 09:32:03 PM
1 votes:

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 09:29:05 PM
1 votes:

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 09:27:48 PM
1 votes:

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 09:24:34 PM
1 votes:

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 09:24:19 PM
1 votes:
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 09:24:18 PM
1 votes:

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


LAUGHTER OL
2014-03-07 09:19:48 PM
1 votes:
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 09:18:25 PM
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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 09:16:27 PM
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I hope they're enjoying the Dharma ranch dressing.
2014-03-07 09:16:03 PM
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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 09:13:14 PM
1 votes:

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


Wow... are Americans more important than other human beings?
2014-03-07 09:08:31 PM
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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 09:06:31 PM
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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 09:06:25 PM
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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 09:06:11 PM
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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 08:57:41 PM
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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 08:57:31 PM
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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 08:49:11 PM
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ummhima2: recent update airline website

"next of kin being notified"


Damn... that's a very unfortunate update.
2014-03-07 08:48:42 PM
1 votes:

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 08:48:28 PM
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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 08:43:47 PM
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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 08:41:10 PM
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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 08:35:54 PM
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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 08:35:12 PM
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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 08:33:52 PM
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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 08:24:03 PM
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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 08:23:45 PM
1 votes:

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 08:17:39 PM
1 votes:
My money is on them getting off course and flying into N Korean airspace where they were promptly blown to bits.
2014-03-07 08:16:20 PM
1 votes:

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 08:10:42 PM
1 votes:
But how many are Americans?
2014-03-07 08:08:38 PM
1 votes:

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 08:07:51 PM
1 votes:
It's an entirely different kind of flying, altogether
2014-03-07 08:07:51 PM
1 votes:
Surely you can't be serious.
2014-03-07 08:07:08 PM
1 votes:
It looks like a giant Tylenol
img.fark.net
2014-03-07 08:06:31 PM
1 votes:
This would make the first 777 crash, no?

I haz a sad.
2014-03-07 07:59:44 PM
1 votes:
This doesn't sound like it's going to end well....
 
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