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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:00 AM   #741
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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.
Whatever it was it probably happened quick. It could have broken up in midair like China Airlines Flight 611 or blown up in mid air like TWA Flight 800.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:04 AM   #742
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this is official statement from MAS Group CEO

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[‪#‎MASalert‬] Statement By Our Group CEO, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya on MH370 Incident at the Press Conference. Released at 11.00am/8 Mar 2014 MY Local Time

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are deeply saddened this morning with the news on MH370.

Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today.

There has been speculation that the aircraft has landed at Nanming.

We are working to verify the authenticity of the report and others.

Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing.

The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time.

The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.

The passengers were of 14 different nationalities - citizens from:-

15. China – 152 plus 1 infant
16. Malaysia - 38
17. Indonesia - 12
18. Australia - 7
19. France - 3
20. United States of America – 3 pax plus 1 infant
21. New Zealand - 2
22. Ukraine - 2
23. Canada - 2
24. Russia - 1
25. Italy - 1
26. Taiwan - 1
27. Netherlands - 1
28. Austria - 1

This flight was a code share with China Southern Airlines.

We are working with authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981.

First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.

Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

Please also log on to http://bit.ly/1feKrJ0 for updates.

Next-of-kin may head to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone. For directions, call 03 8787 1269.
source:https://www.facebook.com/my.malaysia...?stream_ref=10
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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:04 AM   #743
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Malaysia Airlines has published a list of nationalities from flight #MH370

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1. China – 152 plus 1 infant

2. Malaysia - 38

3. Indonesia - 12

4. Australia - 7

5. France - 3

6. United States of America – 3 pax plus 1 infant

7. New Zealand - 2

8. Ukraine - 2

9. Canada - 2

10. Russia - 1

11. Italy - 1

12. Taiwan - 1

13. Netherlands - 1

14. Austria - 1
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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:06 AM   #744
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News Conference from KLIA at 1:00 pm (Local Time)
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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:27 AM   #745
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CNN doing a continues coverage on MH370, scenarios they are discussing is really not good.... I'm hoping for a miracle but we might have to settle for a bad news
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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:34 AM   #746
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According to China.org.cn

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Vietnamese rescue official says the missing Malaysian plane's signal has been detected, according to latest information released by Xinhua News Agency.
The official told local VNExpress that signal of the plane has been detected at some 120 nautical miles southwest of Vietnam's southernmost Ca Mau province.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:36 AM   #747
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Meanwhile The MH370 flight information has been marked red inside Terminal 3 of BJ Capital Int'l Airport

http://t.co/WBhIWhhL5a
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:03 AM   #748
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I think because the 777 has modern-style "black boxes" with either shockproof hard disk or solid state memory storage, there's a pretty good chance once these boxes are recovered we may be able to determine what happened in the final seconds of the flight.

One thing though: if both black boxes' data reveal an abrupt stop of data recording, that has the characteristic akin to what happened to Pan Am Flight 103: a sudden, catastrophic failure. At that point, we have to seriously look at a potential terrorist act.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:05 AM   #749
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It has been confirmed by Vietnamese navy that the plane has crashed in the sea.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-aircraf...023820132.html
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:06 AM   #750
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This is incredibly tragic news, RIP to the families and friends of all the people on the plane. Hopefully there will still be positive news about possible survivors on sea, although it doesn't look good.

This kind of accidents are drastic reminders that it's still completely out of this world that we are able to defy gravity and fly these huge heavy metal or nowadays plastic machines all over the world. There will always be accidents like this, no matter how safe air travel has become of the years.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:19 AM   #751
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This is incredibly tragic news, RIP to the families and friends of all the people on the plane. Hopefully there will still be positive news about possible survivors on sea, although it doesn't look good.

This kind of accidents are drastic reminders that it's still completely out of this world that we are able to defy gravity and fly these huge heavy metal or nowadays plastic machines all over the world. There will always be accidents like this, no matter how safe air travel has become of the years.
At this point, I doubt anybody survived the crash. Recovering survivors revolves around the location of the wreckage within a 24 hour timeline. The fact that the wreckage site hasn't been found spells disaster. I have a bad feeling that a lot families will be conducting memorial services instead of a burial. Most of the victim bodies will either wash away or end up as fish food. Life is cruel like that.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:30 AM   #752
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Really sad and tragic
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:49 AM   #753
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Reminds me of the tragic Air France crash over the Atlantic. Completely inapprehensible with the loss of contact and no warning sign something was wrong.

My prayers go to the passengers and their relatives.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:50 AM   #754
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This is extraordinary, some reports are saying MH370 disappeared 40 minutes into its flight not the 2 hours widely reported by the media..... Flightradar24.com saying that as well via there twitter page

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#MH370 disappeared from radar after 40 minutes and not 2 hours as media has been reporting. Flightradar24 showed correct position 4 h ago.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 08:29 AM   #755
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A very sad news indeed.

I hope the nextgen project is launched soon and globally. Its not acceptable with this level of technology for a plane to simply go "missing". If it is going to take so long just to find a plane, what hope of rescue do we have (assuming there is any chance of it)?

Btw, aren't there any US/Chinese AWACS around those areas that could possibly help with the location?
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Old March 8th, 2014, 08:30 AM   #756
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If the flight disappeared 40 minutes after initial takeoff from KUL, then my guess is, it could've crashed in the South China Sea in the perimeter between Thailand's east coast (e.g. Hat Yai) and Malaysia's Kelantan and Kuala Terranganu provinces. That would be even more catastrophic since it means something went terribly wrong after takeoff... It was reported that the aircraft had a mechanical problem before the pilots proceeded as normal.

This crash could bring a huge, serious blow to the Malaysian government who owns most of the airline's shares, and it also owns several A380s too.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 08:51 AM   #757
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Malaysian Foreign Minister just said they cannot confirm the report that the plane has crashed but they have asked the Malaysian Military to confirm with the Vietnam Navy.... He also said Chinese Vessels, Malaysian Army and Vietnamese Army are conducting the search-and rescue... "We hope to know more in couple of hours" the minister further said..
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Old March 8th, 2014, 09:00 AM   #758
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Do we assume that hobbyists on flight tracking websites have better equipment and information than Vietnamese airspace?

The crash of AF447 got a lot of information from automated technical messages. Does B777 has a similar technology? and if so, it too must have sent a few messages.
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omggg wth happen right now.. i'm cryinggggggggggggggggggggggggg
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I'm just went campfire in forest and no television and internet....suddenly this shock new I get
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