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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:17 AM   #861
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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:25 AM   #862
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MH370 co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid took a selfie with Richard Quest 17 days before the plane went missing. Richard Quest is the CNN anchor who is now actively reporting updates about the missing plane.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:30 AM   #863
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I said the pic was funny when I first posted about the incident and I haven't seen the video at the time.... But this is really hilarious, I hope no one is injured..

Here is a youtube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ZGuI0g3BNt0
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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:36 AM   #864
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Why is it so difficult to locate? 5 things to know about missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:44 AM   #865
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I really hate conspiracy theory, though I have a very close friend that is one of them

I have seen a video of Quest explaining about this particular video, it was an interview he did with Astro Awani (I think its a Malaysian news channel). I have posted the link an hour or so ago, should be on the previous channel...
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Old March 11th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #866
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That plane must have hit the water at a strange angle not to have left any debris on the surface. No pieces of baggage, no seat cushions, no oil slick, no fuselage....nothing... How is that even possible?
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Old March 11th, 2014, 04:47 PM   #867
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Hmm, while we wait for anything more than useless information from the Malaysian authorities, perhaps explore some other possibilities. Its intriguing that the facts as we know them (safe plane, safe airline, good pilots, good weather, no wreckage, no distress call, no radar, no sightings, no terrorist claim) actually support the more unusual theories. Remember, the Malaysian authorities haven't ruled out anything yet.

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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: the conspiracy theories
March 11, 2014 - 2:34PM , Amanda Hoh Journalist - Sydney Morning Herald - Fairfax Media
http://www.smh.com.au/world/missing-...311-hvh9t.html

MH370, please pick up: Phones belonging to passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been ringing when called by family members, but does this mean the phones are in active service?

As the world continues to await news of what really happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370, the internet has proved a fertile breeding ground for speculation, conspiracy and innuendo.

Three days on, with still no sighting of the plane or its 239 passengers, online communities have been more than willing to volunteer their own answers to the mystery.

Online aviation forums are littered with hundreds of posts suggesting various reasons for the disappearance, or where the plane's wreckage may have ended up.

Alongside more prosaic explanations, theories flagged on the Professional Pilots Rumour Network include that the MH 370 was struck by a meteor shower, hit by missiles or that surrounding countries are involved in a military conspiracy, given that military radar recordings which may have tracked the aircraft are yet to be brought forward.

Meanwhile, at the other extreme, some believe aliens or UFOs may have abducted the Malaysian Airlines flight and, like something out of the television series The X-Files, transported it into an “outer space wormhole” with the passengers “held against their will by terrorists or otherworldly aliens”.

Here are some of the most common themes emerging amid the unconfirmed reports.

Terrorist attack

Authorities have dismissed earlier reports that the two passengers travelling on stolen passports had links to the Chinese Martyrs’ Brigade, as a hoax. The group had reportedly claimed responsibility for the disappearance of the plane in an encrypted email to journalists in China on Sunday.

Other theories also sparked by the stolen passport investigations suggest terrorists had hijacked the plane and have parked it intact with all radio devices turned off.

The speculation adds to reports that the mobile phones of several passengers were connecting but not being answered, the International Business Times reported.

The sister of one of the Chinese passengers claimed to have gotten a ringing tone when she called his phone, while a man calling his missing brother said the phone had rung three times before appearing to hang up.

The phone numbers have been passed on to Chinese police and Malaysia Airlines.

Meanwhile, on community website airliners.net, some suggested crew might have acted in the style of the lead character, Razio Yamata from Tom Clancy’s novel, The Debt of Honour, in which he sets out to cripple the United States in response to the death of his Japanese parents.

Mid-air disintegration

Speculation that the Malaysia Airlines plane disintegrated in mid-flight have been flagged with a senior source saying the aircraft could have exploded due to mechanical issues.

"The fact that we are unable to find any debris so far appears to indicate that the aircraft is likely to have disintegrated at around 35,000 feet (10,600 metres)," said a source involved in the investigations in Malaysia.

However, one aviation expert told the South China Morning Post that it was mysterious that even if the plane had disintegrated, debris had not detected on air traffic control radar.

The theory echoes the 2009 Air France tragedy when the plane disappeared over the Atlantic after it flew into turbulence on route to Paris. It took five days for rescue teams to find the first bits of wreckage and another two years to find the bulk of the destroyed plane.

In the jungles and waters of Vietnam

Radar logs indicate the MH 370 may have turned around in flight somewhere near the south of Vietnam while over the South China Sea, and authorities are investigating a possible wreckage object spotted near Vietnam’s southwestern tip.

However, civil aviation personnel have not specified if the cable reel found was part of the plane.

Others say the plane most likely crashed off the country’s Tho Chu Island.

On social media forum Reddit, posts from users claiming to be technical aviation experts say that the plane would have had enough fuel to travel up to 190km at 10,600 metres and so the search area could potentially be thousands of square kilometres wide.

Pilot suicide

While no evidence has emerged that captain of the MH 370, Zaharie Ahmad Shah or co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid may have committed suicide, the idea has been included in possible theories.

Deliberate crashes caused by pilots were cited as possible reasons for incidents in the late 1990s.

Outer space and Hollywood hype

Like something out of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, questions have been raised over the dangers of space debris hitting the aircraft following last week’s explosion of a Russian rocket booster over the Cayman Islands.

But it took the Toronto Sun newspaper to blame Hollywood for the missing plane, suggesting it might be part of a remake of the television series Lost.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/missing-...#ixzz2vfH5OcoN


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Old March 11th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #868
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Breaking: CNN reporting Malaysian Military believes it tracked missing jetliner over Strait of Malacca
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Old March 11th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #869
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Senior Air force official "Mystery Malaysia flight may have been hundreds of miles off course" CNN reporting

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Old March 11th, 2014, 07:47 PM   #870
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Two men who boarded Malaysia Airlines MH370 with stolen passports ID'd

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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:03 PM   #871
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Just saw the breaking news on CNN. There really has to be something wrong with the Malaysian Air Force. A few days after the plane goes missing they finally release details where the plane should really be which changes everything.

Has it crossed any body's mind in Malaysia that valuable time has been wasted if there were living survivors who needed rescuing. Every minute is of the essence, and these dummy's say nothing letting a search effort take place in a totally different location.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #872
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Looks like a mechanical failure, and it seems to me the pilot did a u-turn to get back to KLIA
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Old March 12th, 2014, 12:04 AM   #873
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Day 2: MH370 search operation intensifies with new leads
Astro Awani | Updated: March 09, 2014


KUALA LUMPUR: Day two of search operations for the missing MH370 on Sunday has been intensified with the involvement of more parties, a wider search area and several new leads uncovered.

The operation was led by the Malaysian armed forces accompanied by American, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Indonesian and Philippine troops, involving both the air and navy bases.

New leads have also emerged indicating that the missing aircraft made an 'air turn back' (the return of an aircraft to air port origin as a result of suspected malfunction).

Royal Malaysian Air Force chief Tan Sri Rozali Dau said the army’s radar records showed signs that the aircraft tried to make an air turn back and that it was supported by the civil radar.

“We have seen the radar record, there is a possibility of the flight making an air turn back. We are still checking with other international agencies, there is the possibility that the aircraft returned to KLIA,” he said at a press conference, referring to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

This new information added to the mystery surrounding the aircraft as the MH370 did not send out any emergency signals and did not report the attempt for an air turn back, if it had actually done so.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the missing aircraft had also focused if there were elements of terrorism with the confirmation that two of the passengers on board had used false passports.

"The two passengers, captured by the KLIA’s closed circuit cameras, are currently being investigated," said Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman.

“We have CCTV recordings from the check-in up to departure,” he said.

An Italian, Luigi Maraldi, whose name was in the MH370 passenger manifest, did not board the plane.

According to the Italian Foreign Ministry, Maraldi’s passport was stolen last August in Thailand.

An Austria passenger, Christian Kozel, whose name was also on the passenger list, had reported his passport missing while on holiday in Thailand two years ago.

Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said earlier reports stated that four people on the ill-fated plane had used false passports but investigations later revealed there were only two - the Italian and Austrian.

The passengers involved had reportedly bought their tickets from China Southern Airlines, a code share flight with Malaysia Airlines for the Kuala Lumpur- Beijing route.

The Chinese carrier also announced that it had sold tickets to seven MH370 passengers including a Chinese national, a Dutch national, one Malaysian and two Ukrainians.

Meanwhile, Azharuddin said the luggage belonging to five passengers were removed from the aircraft before take-off as they did not board the plane.

The Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) had also confirmed spotting oil spills at about 20 nautical miles south from where the MH370 flight was last detected before it vanished off the radar.

APMM director-general Datuk Mohd Amdan Kurish said his team had spotted the oil spill at about 11am, Sunday morning.

“A ship has been sent to the area to obtain samples of the oil spill and to confirm if it indeed came from a plane,” he said.

In a related incident, China’s civil aviation director said debris had also been detected, believed to be from the MH370 flight, but it is still being investigated.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Airline said it understood the people’s concern on wanting to know the latest updates regarding the missing MH370 flight but added the families of passengers were now its main priority.


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Now that the Malaysian airforce is suggesting it may have crashed in the Strait of Malacca, I really wonder how they noticed the attempt at air turn back four days ago but couldn't (or wouldn't?) tell that it backtracked for quite a distance.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 12:45 AM   #874
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To me the whole search and rescue effort is completely disorganized, Vietnam is busy reporting everything it sees in the Gulf and Malaysia is busy denying it. Meanwhile we have conflicting reports from various Malaysian government agencies, first radar tracking lost after 40 minutes, then all the sudden they started searching in the Strait, and it took three days to reveal that other primary radars picked up a blip flying across the peninsula, then today some other government official denied it ever happened. I mean it took them days just to clarify whether this plane has ACARS, and the head of the civil aviation agency can't even tell whether a person is Asian, Persian, or Black from surveillance footages.

They wasted valuable time and international assistance in the Gulf of Thailand by not sharing information, and distracting people with sensational stories about people with stolen passport, passengers who didn't board the plane, and the passport blackmarket. I'm not normally the paranoid type but frankly to me this almost sounds like a badly executed government coverup. For what reason I don't know, let's hope it's not some sort of government activity that caused the incident, but I'm fairly certain the current investigation body is withholding quite bit of information from the public, and possible their international partners.

Right now the Malaysian government should accept international leadership in this rescue effort, and work in a joint operations command formed by interested parties. I think resources and advantages of each participant should be leveraged in the a more efficient way. For example:
Malaysia: disclose all available facts gathered so far and basing for foreign ships and aircraft.
Vietnam: basing for foreign ships and aircraft, mobilize fishermen, etc
US: NTSB is the world's foremost expert on accident investigation, they should be heavily involved if not taking the lead. US military aircraft and satellite can assist by using MAD or airborne/space SAR, SOSUS network should be utilized (of course in a controlled manner so no classified intel is leaked). In addition the US should deploy drones for 24/7 recon flights.
China: China has a lot of stake in this investigation and is eager to participate, they have one of the world's best rescue ship fleet (such as the dedicated rescue ships working right now that have helicopter facilities, side scanning sonar, hospital, and onboard biochemistry labs). They also have retasked up to 10 satellites for the rescue. Their large amphibious ships can collect debris and act as floating helicopter base.
Australia: fly continuous aerial recon missions using their coast guard and military ASW aircraft.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 01:33 AM   #875
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A different way to search for missing aircraft.

Could potentially save a lot of time and resources.

http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014 - site is a little slow

Search for Malaysia Airlines plane turns to crowdsourcing for clues
March 11, 2014 - 4:49PM - Nick Ralston - Sydney Morning Herald - Fairfax Media
http://www.smh.com.au/world/search-f...311-34ja9.html



While Major General Datuk Affendi Buang briefs the media using traditional mapping tools, a US-based company has launched its own search using crowdsourcing technology. Photo: Getty Images

As dozens of ships and aircraft from 10 nations scour the seas for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, a US-based satellite imaging company has launched its own search effort with a crowdsourcing campaign to locate the Boeing 777.

If this is where I had to go pick a location to go looking for needles in this big haystack, this is where I'd start.

DigitalGlobe, which operates commercial imaging satellites, has made available high-resolution images from the weekend of the area where evidence suggests plane with 239 people on board may have crashed into the water.

It is asking volunteers to log onto its Tomnod website and comb through images in the hope of locating something of interest.

So far, 3,200 square kilometres of imagery has been made available for volunteers to search online. More images will be released over the next 24 hours.

"For people who aren't able to drive a boat through the Pacific Ocean to get to the Malaysian peninsula, or who can't fly aeroplanes to look there, this is a way that they can contribute and try to help out," DigitalGlobe's Luke Barrington told US news network ABC News.

About 25,000 people signed up for Tomnod crowdsourcing were notified of the new search via email on Tuesday morning.

Users can zoom in on each satellite image and drop a pin if they see anything that they believe could be wreckage. An algorithm will find where there is overlap in the tags - spots where multiple people have found something of note.

Expert analysts will then examine the tags to identify the top ten or so most notable areas and share the information with authorities.

"We'll say 'here are our top ten suspicious or interesting locations'," Mr Barrington said. "Is it really an aircraft wing that's been chopped in half or is this some other debris floating on the ocean? We may not be 100 per cent sure, but if this is where I had to go pick a location to go looking for needles in this big haystack, this is where I'd start."

The images currently available to search are of the area where the Gulf of Thailand meets the South China Sea. They were taken on Sunday by two satellites.

As the official search area is increased or changed, more satellite images will be made available. Already, an area further north in the Gulf of Thailand will be uploaded to Tomnod in the next 24 hours.

This is not the first time the Tomnod website has been used to crowdsource a search.

More than 6,000 people logged on to the Tomnod site to search an area just south of Norfolk Island for a vintage yacht, The Nina, which vanished with its seven crew on board while sailing from New Zealand's Bay of Islands to Newcastle in NSW last June.

It was also used to map the devastation after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last November, with thousands helping identify more than 60,000 objects of interest of regions and landmarks that could have been affected within the first 24 hours.


A screenshot from the Tomnod website showing users what certain aircraft wreckage may look like

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/search-f...#ixzz2vhSIGcFf

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Two men who boarded Malaysia Airlines MH370 with stolen passports ID'd

http://t.co/Ff131XDXRD

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From CNN : http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1102531

- Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad (2nd from left) as "Christian Kozel"
- Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza (right end) as "Luigi Maraldi"
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Old March 12th, 2014, 07:16 AM   #878
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Acc. to the military the flight has changed it path towards Malacca and after that they lost the signal .... even with the advanced technology we are unable to track an missing aircraft ... its shame .....
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Japan, India joining the search team - Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, China, the US, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand

12 countries search team! Thanks a lot to all countries!!!
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12 countries search team! Thanks a lot to all countries!!!
yeah every one wish to the return of MH370 ... hope we find an update on the flight ....
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