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(CNN)   China believes they have identified the wreckage of missing Malaysian plane at sea   (cnn.com ) divider line
    More: Followup, Michael Goldfarb, Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines, Brooke Baldwin, Gulf of Thailand, Air France Flight 447, Conde Nast Traveler, flights  
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2014-03-12 08:37:13 PM  
4 votes:

GWSuperfan: MFAWG: They've known this since Monday?

I'm starting to think something is fishy.

Yeah, no state has EVER taken the time to make sure they knew what they were talking about before releasing information.


Indeed.

1.  China is not about to report something that they aren't relatively certain of.  Pride and "saving face" seems to be quite important in Asian cultures.
2.  Takes time to paw through raw data, obviously.
3.  My guess is that China already has ships there or en-route (reports are Malaysian authorities haven't even seen these photos before their public release).  The majority of passengers were Chinese nationals and Malaysia has come off as rather incompetent through all of this.  Maybe China is saying "Yeah, we got this.  Go be Malaysian somewhere else."
2014-03-12 08:26:08 PM  
3 votes:
i897.photobucket.com
From an aviation forum.  Looks.... kinda like a match for the tailpiece.
2014-03-12 08:41:57 PM  
2 votes:
Anayalator:
This PROVES it was an alien lightning bolt from a Muslim meteor.

What a Muslim meteor may look like:
upload.wikimedia.org
2014-03-12 08:30:17 PM  
2 votes:
Hopefully this pans out.  The not knowing must be hell on the family and friends and I'm sure they could really use the closure, as little consolation as that may be.
2014-03-12 08:29:36 PM  
2 votes:
They tracked their missile to where it also disappeared?
2014-03-13 04:30:17 AM  
1 vote:

moto-geek: Since they shot it down I'm pretty sure they have a good idea where to find the wreckage.


China doesn't have a history of shooting down passenger airliners. The US does though.
2014-03-13 12:17:45 AM  
1 vote:
Since it was a CNN report, I find it very suspicious that they didn't mention how many times the speed of light the plane was doing.  That could cause it to get blow'd up.  Get blow'd up real good.
2014-03-12 11:29:30 PM  
1 vote:

skinink: I'm just waiting for the news that one of the people on the plane was traveling using the stolen passport of Amelia Earhart.


WTF does she have to do with any of this?

Everyone knows she was killed by the Nazis after her father gave her a drum kit for her birthday.
2014-03-12 10:34:33 PM  
1 vote:

grumpfuff: MyRandomName: They tracked their missile to where it also disappeared?

Yes, China shot down a plane that was about 2/3rds full of their own citizens.

[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 555x417]


It's not like the Chinese Government has ever shown any restraint in killing their own citizens before. :)
2014-03-12 09:25:05 PM  
1 vote:
The debris is along the normal flight path, but we're told the plane was a couple hundred miles off course.

Am I the only one kinda hoping they don't find it? Makes for a hell of a story.
2014-03-12 09:19:43 PM  
1 vote:
A disintegration would have a large debris field, and that debris isn't going to stay together for an extended period of time like this.  Currents, waves, etc are going to scatter pieces over time.

There have been way too many boats, planes, satellites and other things looking for this plane.

The more time that passes, the more I think the fuselage is damn near intact and on the ocean floor.
2014-03-12 09:11:00 PM  
1 vote:

GWSuperfan: MFAWG: They've known this since Monday?

I'm starting to think something is fishy.

Yeah, no state has EVER taken the time to make sure they knew what they were talking about before releasing information.


*insert Benghazi joke here*
2014-03-12 09:10:16 PM  
1 vote:

guywhore: ISO15693: guywhore: ISO15693: guywhore: What part of a 777 would produce a piece of wreckage 79x72?

A part with both a body section and a wing section.

The sections are square in shape. That plane can't produce a 79'x72' square piece of wreckage

Square?

Do you people even read the articles. Yes square.


You know how when the media reports on something you're intimately familiar with, they get a lot (sometimes most) of the details wrong?

It's best to assume they're always like that, even if you don't know for sure.
2014-03-12 08:59:33 PM  
1 vote:

guywhore: ISO15693: guywhore: What part of a 777 would produce a piece of wreckage 79x72?

A part with both a body section and a wing section.

The sections are square in shape. That plane can't produce a 79'x72' square piece of wreckage


Where the hell do you get the idea that they are "square"? Because two dimensions were given?
2014-03-12 08:58:11 PM  
1 vote:

costermonger: Or it's a raft of smaller crap.

No individual peice, but I suspect there are lots of ways to get those dimensions to fit into the smashed hulk of a 777.


Absolutely.  There's an awful lot of wiring bundles and cables and whatnot (aviation term) that would tether wreckage together.
2014-03-12 08:58:11 PM  
1 vote:

guywhore: ISO15693: guywhore: What part of a 777 would produce a piece of wreckage 79x72?

A part with both a body section and a wing section.

The sections are square in shape. That plane can't produce a 79'x72' square piece of wreckage


Origami
2014-03-12 08:54:56 PM  
1 vote:

guywhore: What part of a 777 would produce a piece of wreckage 79x72?


A big chunk of the fuselage/wing box. Or a peeled out section of skin. Or it's a raft of smaller crap.

No individual peice, but I suspect there are lots of ways to get those dimensions to fit into the smashed hulk of a 777.
2014-03-12 08:46:38 PM  
1 vote:
Actually the NSA and CIA know exactly what happened to the plane but revealing this information would tip everyone off about a super secret spying operation.
2014-03-12 08:42:16 PM  
1 vote:
I assume they will quickly build a factory and offer us cut-rate versions of the debris  Except actual human debris, which they will hold long enough to determine whether any found near the body is worth more for.

/me, consider the Chins a bit greedy?   No, of course not.  As long as they are not in sole possession of something you desire above all other things.  then, of course, all bets are off.


"Chinese government very sorry about loss of your (whisper) 'ichiban' son".  Have discovered what are .999 certain to be remains.  Process was expensive.  $25000 US, if you do not tell the US government.  Then costs go up.  Oh, so much up.

/the Chinese are the Ferengi of this planet.
2014-03-12 08:41:20 PM  
1 vote:
So China, using their spy satellite, finds the tail section of the plane, and knew about it since Monday and didn't bother telling the entire planet until now. That's....Odd.

What's funny will be seeing how the American right-wing echochamber will spin this development as being Obama's fault somehow.
2014-03-12 08:37:20 PM  
1 vote:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: China planted some debris, took a lousy spy sat. picture of just so they can see how hig-res of an image the U.S. can produce.  They just want info on our spying capabilities.


...or it could be the pain killers talking


I want what you're on.
2014-03-12 08:32:53 PM  
1 vote:
China planted some debris, took a lousy spy sat. picture of just so they can see how hig-res of an image the U.S. can produce.  They just want info on our spying capabilities.


...or it could be the pain killers talking
2014-03-12 08:32:36 PM  
1 vote:

MFAWG: They've known this since Monday?

I'm starting to think something is fishy.


Yeah, no state has EVER taken the time to make sure they knew what they were talking about before releasing information.
2014-03-12 08:30:45 PM  
1 vote:
Could also be a boat from the Japanese tsunami disaster.  The  Navy  sank one a couple of weeks ago.
2014-03-12 08:27:13 PM  
1 vote:
"The pilot replied "Okay, received, goodnight" when Malaysian air traffic controllers signed off and told the plane it was entering Vietnam's airspace. Vietnamese controllers say they never heard from the aircraft."

http://news.sky.com/story/1225034/missing-malaysia-plane-debris-imag es -released
2014-03-12 08:22:52 PM  
1 vote:
I was having fun with my theory that the plane was stolen. Everybody was in some bumfark airport in the middle of the jungle, safe and reasonably sound. Plane was off in Dubai or mainland China getting some new docs and paint.
2014-03-12 08:22:01 PM  
1 vote:
China just wants attention.
2014-03-12 05:39:49 PM  
1 vote:
i897.photobucket.com
That's what's there.

http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014/map/4894

If that is indeed where they are reporting it, this may be speculation.
 
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