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(Anchorage Daily News)   The disappearance of the Malaysian jetliner is starting to sound more and more like something out of LOST everyday now   (adn.com) divider line 35
    More: Followup, Malaysian jetliner, Malaysia Airlines, pilot error  
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2014-03-12 07:17:33 AM
5 votes:
It sounds more and more like the people responsible for managing aircraft and airspace in that part of the world really don't pay much attention to their jobs. You can easily lose an entire airplane if you take your eyes off of it for long enough.
2014-03-12 09:10:08 AM
3 votes:
every day. two words.

every... day.


/rant
2014-03-12 10:05:21 AM
2 votes:
Cerebral Ballsy:
Since I've seen every episode of Air Crash Investigation, my answer is: fire brought on by shorted out wiring. Fire wipes out a plane with alarming speed and will knock out multiple systems at once, and could have prevented the pilots from radioing mayday.

A catastrophic failure of any sort could account for the lack of any mayday.  Don't forget the priorities of a pilot are in this order:  Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.  While wrestling a doomed airliner, it's not of any particular use to radio in:  "Hey, we're boned.  Like ROYALLY boned over here.  You can't help us, and I've got a lot on my hands, but I'd just like to let you guys know how farking screwed we are.  Over."

But... where's the debris?
2014-03-12 08:55:22 AM
2 votes:

thamike: It's actually beginning to sound a lot more like Air France flight 447, but with completely inept, constantly squabbling search parties.  And it took those guys a month to determine it crashed and two years to recover the black boxes.  So I wouldn't hold your breath.


Actually, no.  Debris from AF447 surfaced within a day or two, exactly where they expected it would be based on the ACARS data.  Yes it did take them 2 years to find the black boxes because they were in about 15,000 feet of water, but floating debris and in fact bodies were recovered within days.
2014-03-12 08:21:45 AM
2 votes:

Chris Ween: I wonder how many of the passengers no longer need their wheelchairs.


Sadly, I'm going to guess "all of them."
2014-03-12 07:23:58 AM
2 votes:
The malaysian people I have seen speaking on tv seem incompetent and borderline retarded.
2014-03-12 01:34:57 PM
1 votes:
I think the Pandits had something to do with this. Their loose and angry, you know.
2014-03-12 11:18:36 AM
1 votes:

WxGuy1: I'm shocked that large commercial jets aren't tracked in real-time now.


They are, using their transponders.  Switch the transponder off and it's difficult to track oceanic flights.  Radar has a limited range, and we can't cover all the ocean with it.

It's coming down to A)  The transponder was switched off, which means terrorism, or B)  The transponder, communications, and flight controls all failed simultaneously, which means something broke in an outrageously unlikely way.
2014-03-12 11:01:48 AM
1 votes:
The idea that the plane (and people) may have vanished into the ocean deep and far enough off course to not be found/recovered reminds me of the flight that drilled down into the Everglades. Nothing recoverable and there is now a memorial at the site.

A friend of mine, unfamiliar with the 'glades, had a bit of a struggle understanding how that particular crash ended. "What do you mean, it just is *gone*?"

"Missing and unknown forever" would be so painful for families - I hope they find something definitive soon no matter how bad.
2014-03-12 10:35:15 AM
1 votes:
Cerebral Ballsy:
Why would one think that? You can't see more than 30 meters down usually. You need a sub to see 100 meters.

Air France went down in thousands of feet of water in the middle of the ocean, yet within a few days there was significant debris and even bodies found.  TWA 800 exploded in mid-air, yet there was a significant debris field including fire on the ocean surface.  Half a dozen nations are out there looking with tons of assets.  It's just puzzling that nobody has found something, ANYTHING, yet.  A seat cushion, a suitcase, anything.
2014-03-12 09:54:07 AM
1 votes:
It's not a proper missing airplane thread until someone posts a picture of the word "Lost", a picture of the movie "Millennium", and someone says something to the effect of "it will be in the last place they look", and then someone else feels the need to explain what that means.  Only then will I believe I am truly in another missing Malaysian airplane thread.
2014-03-12 09:39:47 AM
1 votes:
Let us rule nothing out. Those cats in Airport 77 were under the ocean for like a week but Capt. Jack Lemmon got them out just fine.

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2014-03-12 09:36:41 AM
1 votes:

doomjesse: I try not to be a comspiracy nut job, but does this whole thing seem crazy from beginning to end? I mean plane disappears(usually when a plane crashes isn't there some sign of trouble or radio reports or something?), then we hear two people used stolen passports to get on board (but within a day we are told they "probably" weren't terrorists), now we are told no one even knows if the plane turned around? I'm not an engineer but wouldn't you see a long curving arc? It's not like you can throw it in reverse.


Since I've seen every episode of Air Crash Investigation, my answer is: fire brought on by shorted out wiring. Fire wipes out a plane with alarming speed and will knock out multiple systems at once, and could have prevented the pilots from radioing mayday.
2014-03-12 09:35:28 AM
1 votes:

Doc Daneeka: People love to criticize the show, especially its ending, but IMO there hasn't been a SciFi/Fantasy drama on TV as well-done and compelling since. It was hell of a fun ride while it was on. The only other similar show I felt the same way about was the X-Files.


You should. Lost had exactly the same problems as X-Files.

I also notice you live in an alternate world where Fringe, Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones didn't happen. Perhaps you're in some sort of Damon Lindelof-based Purgatory. Can people run sideways in your world?
2014-03-12 09:23:50 AM
1 votes:
Plane drops into ocean. People not sure which bit of the ocean it dropped into. Ocean is very big. Might take some time before any results. No tropical islands full of polar bears are involved.

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2014-03-12 09:23:37 AM
1 votes:

doomjesse: I try not to be a comspiracy nut job, but does this whole thing seem crazy from beginning to end? I mean plane disappears(usually when a plane crashes isn't there some sign of trouble or radio reports or something?), then we hear two people used stolen passports to get on board (but within a day we are told they "probably" weren't terrorists), now we are told no one even knows if the plane turned around? I'm not an engineer but wouldn't you see a long curving arc? It's not like you can throw it in reverse.


Your assuming that Malaysian radar is on par with say, NORAD.
2014-03-12 09:22:12 AM
1 votes:
I've seen the theory that Best Korea stole it.  That's both an insane theory and completely frightening all at the same time.
I would hope that hijacking and hiding a commercial airliner would be grounds for termination these days.
2014-03-12 09:20:01 AM
1 votes:
I try not to be a comspiracy nut job, but does this whole thing seem crazy from beginning to end? I mean plane disappears(usually when a plane crashes isn't there some sign of trouble or radio reports or something?), then we hear two people used stolen passports to get on board (but within a day we are told they "probably" weren't terrorists), now we are told no one even knows if the plane turned around? I'm not an engineer but wouldn't you see a long curving arc? It's not like you can throw it in reverse.
2014-03-12 09:15:01 AM
1 votes:
Crap. Are you guys making Lost references? I saw two episodes from the first season and I knew right away where that's how was headed so I never bothered to watch it.

Can we please make Langoliers references instead?
2014-03-12 09:14:03 AM
1 votes:
2014-03-12 09:10:00 AM
1 votes:

McGrits: I am thinking the plane is just paused while they remove all the passengers and replace them with dead bodies.

/not obscure
//probably mentioned in some other thread.
///


Is this a Sherlock Holmes reference? Because I am watching that scene right now...

I am creeped out.

Love this episode though.. The Woman's character is right out of the real Sherlock Holmes stories.
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-03-12 09:04:20 AM
1 votes:

JohnCarter: Did they have a competent backup crew who could take over?


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2014-03-12 08:50:55 AM
1 votes:
It's actually beginning to sound a lot more like Air France flight 447, but with completely inept, constantly squabbling search parties.  And it took those guys a month to determine it crashed and two years to recover the black boxes.  So I wouldn't hold your breath.
2014-03-12 08:39:52 AM
1 votes:
Well, one thing is for sure. No matter how this ends, it will be a better ending than LOST.
2014-03-12 08:24:04 AM
1 votes:
some_beer_drinker:

assjuice: The malaysian people I have seen speaking on tv seem incompetent and borderline retarded.

welcome to Asia. would you like a foot massage?



That's racist.  And oh so true.
2014-03-12 08:21:08 AM
1 votes:
Looks like a whole lot of left feet are going to start washing up around Vancouver in about six months.
2014-03-12 08:01:33 AM
1 votes:
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2014-03-12 07:48:04 AM
1 votes:

Slaxl: So basically it makes sense to everyone who's paid attention and it's clearly not crashed in purgatory, but for years and years now we're going to hear from people who watched a few minutes about it then rushed to the internet to say the writers made it all up, and they knew it was purgatory all along?


I love Lost, and was mostly satisfied with the ending, but really that whole "flash-sideways" purgatory world was a horrible idea and they never should've done it... Of course it was going to confuse people... Plus, it's just stupid! I mean, sure I can buy a magical teleporting, time-travelling island, but the idea of an afterlife?? Come on, don't strain my credulity!
2014-03-12 07:34:58 AM
1 votes:
They should re-issue this series with updates!
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2014-03-12 07:34:51 AM
1 votes:
So it makes no sense and insults your intelligence?
2014-03-12 07:29:42 AM
1 votes:
Langoliers!
2014-03-12 07:27:41 AM
1 votes:

tkwasny: 1. Locate jet near Iran abandoned.
2. Local crew to fly jet back to the US (LALB, SF)
3. Detonate Iran's nuke over LALB or SF.
4. Don't need no stinkin' ICBM.


Because a random widebody entering US airspace without a filed flight plan would never be suspicious!
2014-03-12 07:26:47 AM
1 votes:

hammettman: The Malaysian air force can't even keep track of their own statements, how can one expect them to keep track of an entire plane.


I've been thinking since day one that this event is due to nothing other than Malaysian incompetence.

Incompetence.
2014-03-12 07:24:33 AM
1 votes:
1. Locate jet near Iran abandoned.
2. Local crew to fly jet back to the US (LALB, SF)
3. Detonate Iran's nuke over LALB or SF.
4. Don't need no stinkin' ICBM.
2014-03-12 07:23:15 AM
1 votes:
Has anyone checked if it landed in 1941?
 
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