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      03-08-2014, 12:22 AM   #1
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Anyone following the news on this 777 that has disappeared? I sure hope somehow it shows up having made a landing somewhere. I have a feeling that will not be the case though. Very sad.
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been trying to follow this story (coincidentally been watching a lot of documentaries on airplane crashes recently) and there isn't much news so far very scary.. especially at this day and age to have a plane just lose touch with no sort of distress call or message is just crazy
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Vietnam media: Navy confirms flight MH370 crashed into the sea

link: http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-aircraf...023820132.html


horrible. bless all those involved.
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Sucks to hear. Especially today with so much advanced technology.
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Worst plane crash since 2001! Sad.
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but why is the airline denying the crash
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been trying to follow this story (coincidentally been watching a lot of documentaries on airplane crashes recently) and there isn't much news so far very scary.. especially at this day and age to have a plane just lose touch with no sort of distress call or message is just crazy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rcial_aircraft

I was surprised to see how many commercial crashes have occured in recent years. Seem to involve many small airline carriers in Asia.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rcial_aircraft

I was surprised to see how many commercial crashes have occured in recent years. Seem to involve many small airline carriers in Asia.
yikes...well i'm guessing those airlines don't have to abide by faa regulations that planes that fly into/out of the US have to abide by, i mean the most we can do it ban them from coming in and out of here but if the countries they fly into/out of don't have any rules or regulations then really the passengers are buying tickets at their own risk..which.. sucks.. but i guess this is one of the many reasons i'm glad i live in the US
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rcial_aircraft

I was surprised to see how many commercial crashes have occured in recent years. Seem to involve many small airline carriers in Asia.
This was worrisome to read: "Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300ER, is hijacked by the co-pilot while en route from Addis Ababa to Rome, but lands safely at Geneva."

Do I now need to start worrying about who flies the plane I'm on?
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so far theyre still trying to find it... since it hasnt been found, they cant say its crashed or landed somewhere yet...

sounds like AF447...
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so weird it hasn't been found yet. they did however, find a great deal of oil in the water. but no wreckage.
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On the news here this morning they have implied the plane has crashed into the sea.

I also heard someway say the only way this could have happened is if there was a catastrophic explosion on the plane.

They have also stated two passengers boarded the plane on stolen passports?

RIP all those poor souls on the plane!

On a personal note this is bad news for me and I know it's not even in the same stratosphere as the people who were on the plane or their families.

My wife is the worst worrier in the world and we are currently organised our two month long trip to Canada and the States in July/August so I'm going to bombarded by, "we shouldn't go" for the next few months!
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On the news here this morning they have implied the plane has crashed into the sea.

I also heard someway say the only way this could have happened is if there was a catastrophic explosion on the plane.

They have also stated two passengers boarded the plane on stolen passports?

RIP all those poor souls on the plane!

On a personal note this is bad news for me and I know it's not even in the same stratosphere as the people who were on the plane or their families.

My wife is the worst worrier in the world and we are currently organised our two month long trip to Canada and the States in July/August so I'm going to bombarded by, "we shouldn't go" for the next few months!
Air NZ is very safe. I wouldn't worry too much about that. Asian airlines on the other hand, I don't know if I can trust their maintenance and inspections.
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Not sure what Air NZ has to do with mate, but yes, they are safe.

Malaysian airlines are (were?) very safe as well, they have best all their tests for years and so on, but, I heard this was a code share with another Asian airline which is a totally different story.
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Not sure what Air NZ has to do with mate, but yes, they are safe.

Malaysian airlines are (were?) very safe as well, they have best all their tests for years and so on, but, I heard this was a code share with another Asian airline which is a totally different story.
codeshare was w china southern airlines hence most of d passengers were from PRC.

its either major pilot error, massive plane structural failure or explosion...

the last 777 issue was asiana 777 which crash landed in SF last yr...

if they cant find d wreck quickly, chances of finding d black box r v slim...
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On the news here this morning they have implied the plane has crashed into the sea.

I also heard someway say the only way this could have happened is if there was a catastrophic explosion on the plane.

They have also stated two passengers boarded the plane on stolen passports?

RIP all those poor souls on the plane!

On a personal note this is bad news for me and I know it's not even in the same stratosphere as the people who were on the plane or their families.

My wife is the worst worrier in the world and we are currently organised our two month long trip to Canada and the States in July/August so I'm going to bombarded by, "we shouldn't go" for the next few months!
OMG... My wife does the same thing. She used to be fine with flying, but ever since she saw documentaries about plane crashes, she got all paranoid. I sleep like a rock when I fly, but now she wakes me up if there's turbulence.
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OMG... My wife does the same thing. She used to be fine with flying, but ever since she saw documentaries about plane crashes, she got all paranoid. I sleep like a rock when I fly, but now she wakes me up if there's turbulence.
Human will always have an inherent fear of being high up in the sky or deep in the ocean because we cannot fly, nor can we survive underwater. My biggest nightmare is being in a submarine. I cannot even think about it.
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After Asiana 214 I read a very interested article concerning pilot training and the lack of experience with "stick-and-rudder" style flying skills. It is long but provides an interesting (and concerning) take on how folks in the asian countries are training their pilots:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archive...t-training.php
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The latest news is there may have been up to four passengers on the flight on fake ID's and apparently the plane "disintegrated" at 35,000 feet!

FARK!
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OMG... My wife does the same thing. She used to be fine with flying, but ever since she saw documentaries about plane crashes, she got all paranoid. I sleep like a rock when I fly, but now she wakes me up if there's turbulence.
A few weeks ago I started watching this series called "air crash investigation" super interesting show about plane crashes and how it happened and why it happened etc.. I watched about maybe 20 episodes and then decided to stop last week since I'm flying to Hawaii in 2 days so I didn't want to scare myself then after I stop watching I turn the news on and I see the news about the Malaysian airline.. I'm just like r u kidding me?!?!?!

now I'm paranoid of my flight
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The most striking thing about this is the fact they are finding no evidences of the plane hitting the water.

If it blew up, debris would be all over the place and floating in the water, similar to the 747 which had its main gas tank blow up over the ocean off the shores of NY Long Island. They even found surface evidence of the airliner flying from South America to Europe that went down in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean.

A plane does not blow up or crash into water without leaving a debris field. The only way to do that is to land on water intact which can be done and then sink the plane in whole by letting water in,
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The most striking thing about this is the fact they are finding no evidences of the plane hitting the water.

If it blew up, debris would be all over the place and floating in the water, similar to the 747 which had its main gas tank blow up over the ocean off the shores of NY Long Island. They even found surface evidence of the airliner flying from South America to Europe that went down in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean.

A plane does not blow up or crash into water without leaving a debris field. The only way to do that is to land on water intact which can be done and then sink the plane in whole by letting water in,
Actually they reported it could have crashed without leaving debris, if it had fallen and entered the water whole. The debris would then be minimal. They are going to have to start looking under water.
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