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Old February 12th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #721
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Algerian army plane crashes - dozens dead, one survivor

An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in the north-east of the country, killing all but one of the 78 people on board.
The Hercules C-130 crashed into a mountain in Oum al-Bouaghi province, en route to Constantine, in bad weather conditions.
One survivor is being treated for head injuries, reports said.
The government and military say 78 people were on board - not 103 as reported by officials and local media.
Most of those on board were military personnel and their family members.
"I saw the military plane crashing, and it was cut into two pieces," a firefighter, Mohamed, told Reuters news agency at Ouled Gacem, near the crash site.
Women and children were among the 77 bodies recovered from the crash site.
Dozens of rescue workers reached the scene, despite the mountainous terrain and wintry weather conditions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-26138101

My thoughts are with the familes of the victims. Sounds horrible.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 01:06 AM   #722
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An Ethiopian 767 was apparently hijacked by the first officer en route to Rome earlier today (Feb 17th). ET 702 was redirected to Geneva.
Crazy stuff!


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Old March 8th, 2014, 02:33 AM   #723
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As EuroNews breaking news says:

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Authorities activate search for missing Beijing-bound MAS B777

The authorities have begun a search and rescue for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 after the Beijing-bound plane lost contact with air traffic controllers this morning, the airline said today.

MAS said flight MH370 lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am.

The B777-200 aircraft left the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12.41am and was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am.

"The flight was carrying 227 passengers (including two infants), 12 crew members," the airline said in a statement.

"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft," it added. – March 8, 2014.

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http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/m...ound-mas-b7771

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Old March 8th, 2014, 03:36 AM   #724
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Looks like it is unfortunately the first complete loss of a 777 (BA38 & OZ214 were hull losses as well, but both accidents had a relatively good ending).
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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:07 AM   #725
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This will certainly send chills through all B777 operators. There's very little info since the aircraft seems to not have sent out a distress signal.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:14 AM   #726
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CNN reports it disappeared over Vietnam.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:21 AM   #727
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FlightAware doesn't have any tracking info right now. It states part of the tracking is outside it's service area. Any other tracking available?
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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:38 AM   #728
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I just heard the news about MAS B777 (Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ) on NBC News.

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Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control and was missing hours after it was supposed to have landed in Beijing, the airline said Saturday morning. Search-and-rescue mission was under way for Flight and that relatives of those on board were being notified. The official Chinese news agency Xinhua said the plane never entered Chinese airspace. It said 160 of the passengers were Chinese.

At that time in its flight plan, the plane would have been over Vietnamese airspace.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members," the airline said.

Boeing told CNBC it was aware of the report and was monitoring the situation.


Source: NBC News website

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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:42 AM   #729
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So many speculations as to why it went down. My thoughts go out to the families of those that died.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:46 AM   #730
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I got that report too through a Malaysian friend of mine from Kuala Lumpur. I am deeply saddened and disturbed by sudden disappearance. And by the way, my friend told me that the incident could be similar to another midair accident, China Airlines Flight 611.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:54 AM   #731
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This is really sad... My thoughts go out to the families of those that died.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:55 AM   #732
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Damn! Looks like it went down in the water. That's a busy sea commercial lane, I'm surprised it wasn't spotted in the area.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:59 AM   #733
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That is really sad
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Old March 8th, 2014, 05:03 AM   #734
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apparently this aircraft was involved in an incident in 2012 when the tip of its wing collided with an A340. it could crash due to faulty repair work. Still to early to know and if it crashed over water i dont think anyone could survive that
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Old March 8th, 2014, 05:08 AM   #735
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apparently this aircraft was involved in an incident in 2012 when the tip of its wing collided with an A340. it could crash due to faulty repair work. Still to early to know and if it crashed over water i dont think anyone could survive that
Do you have a source on that??
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Old March 8th, 2014, 05:11 AM   #736
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apparently this aircraft was involved in an incident in 2012 when the tip of its wing collided with an A340. it could crash due to faulty repair work. Still to early to know and if it crashed over water i dont think anyone could survive that
Wait... at which airport did that happen? This might be similar to others like CI611 or JL123...
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There is a rumor of safe landing... However acoording to AP twitter page, that is not true

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Malaysia Airline official says plane with 239 aboard still missing; rumors of safe landing in China untrue
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Old March 8th, 2014, 05:22 AM   #738
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Do you have a source on that??
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=147571
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Old March 8th, 2014, 05:39 AM   #739
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Old March 8th, 2014, 05:55 AM   #740
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Incredibly sad news, I'm especially shocked at the fact that it's a 777 and no distress calls at all. Even for rapidly spreading fire such as the Swissair incident the crew had time to issue a mayday. OTOH the area is pretty shallow and busy with shipping and fishing activities so it should be fairly easy to locate the wreckage.
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