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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2014, 04:49:16 PM »
Didn't Osama make a video claiming 911 though?

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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2014, 06:05:59 PM »
The pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may have turned back towards Kuala Lumpur before disappearing, it has emerged.

Radar tracking suggests the plane may have made a diversion from its scheduled route to Beijing before it went missing with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board.

As a result, rescue teams have expanded their search to Malaysia's western coast.

Royal Malaysian Air Force chief Rodzali Daud said: "What we have done is actually look into the recording on the radar that we have and we realised there is a possibility the aircraft did make a turnback."

They will have to widen the search area now I guess. I hope for the sake of the families they find the wreckage soon.


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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014, 06:38:25 PM »
But generally in terrorism attacks don't the terror groups make claim, and make it well known after the fact... otherwise how does it really instil terror?

Terrorism is instilled in many ways - hostage taking and claims is but one. Beheadings, mass killings, suicide bombings in many forms and simple threats are others. But yep, generally a group will accept responsibility for the act in order to press their cause. There's also a lot of lone or small group nutters out there who are not aligned with mainstream terrorists. These guys may have a personal issue to strike and may not have the means to advertise their cause.

Until proven it's not terrorism-related, the public will feel fear and won't fly in the same numbers, particularly on the same route for some time - goal achieved. And even if proven not terrorism-related, the same outcome will probably result because of safety concerns.

MAS's reputation is in tatters. That's why I was so critical about them and Malaysia's slow response in general. Not enough front-foot work. They really needed to show that they were in control and were effectively managing the media. FAIL.

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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2014, 06:57:25 PM »
Has it impacted ticket prices?

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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2014, 07:14:12 PM »
I think the fact it happened so fast and the pilot had no chance to radio if it was a mechanical fault or even if the engines shut down there is still time to radio in what happened. If a bomb went off then obviously there would be no chance when they find the debris I guess it will indicate better what happened. The thing is as you said a terrorist group would have claimed responsibility by now surely? if the intent was as suicide bombers then the group responsible will see it as a success if its a hijack that went wrong maby not? on the news they put forward the theory the pilots could have taken the plane off autopilot and somehow went off course and didn't realise it until it was too late or a pilot suicide even that it may have been accidentally shot down. All just theorys but I think the fact the pilot was trying to turn the plane around and fly back is a big development was there something wrong with the plane ? why didn't he then radio ? Was he being forced to return by hijackers ? that might explain his silence.
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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2014, 07:20:19 PM »
Didn't Osama make a video claiming 911 though?
Sorry, Osama or Obama?
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2014, 11:14:15 PM »
Didn't Osama make a video claiming 911 though?
Sorry, Osama or Obama?


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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2014, 06:50:57 AM »
Some good coverage here, incl pic of poss part of the aircraft - possible door being reported - located 80kms SW of Tho Chu Island. Also a good pic of large oil slick lower in the article - says about 80kms long. Indications therefore that the aircraft disintegrated at altitude.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576641/Terror-fears-missing-777-grow-Identities-ANOTHER-two-passengers-probed-suspicion-falls-four-booked-Chinese-airline.html


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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2014, 08:12:41 AM »
Tickets of the 2 stolen passport holders bought in  Pattaya - gulp.

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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2014, 09:59:08 AM »
Google earth screenshot showing 2 northerly search coordinates and approx position of possible door. Edited to say that the poss door posn is the centre mark - not entirely clear.
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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2014, 03:37:38 PM »
Some good coverage here, incl pic of poss part of the aircraft - possible door being reported - located 80kms SW of Tho Chu Island. Also a good pic of large oil slick lower in the article - says about 80kms long. Indications therefore that the aircraft disintegrated at altitude.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576641/Terror-fears-missing-777-grow-Identities-ANOTHER-two-passengers-probed-suspicion-falls-four-booked-Chinese-airline.html


The biggest surprise I got out of this article was the fact that Interpol had these two passports listed as stolen on their database, but that apparently only a few nations require their border immigration officers to check this database. Makes ya wonder!

Oh, and that a Thai bike hirer is involved in the loss/theft of a farang's passport? I am shocked, shocked!  :omg:
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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2014, 03:49:26 PM »
Malaysia Airlines shares fell 18 percent.  Buy now, hope they recover.

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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2014, 04:52:58 PM »
All getting very cloak and dagger. Hopefully their shares will bounce back I flew with them twice last year and found them excellent.
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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2014, 07:15:38 PM »
News in the states are reporting this am that the floating object was some logs tied together and the oil slick, when tested, was not aviation fuel.
They also showed the guy (Italian) in bangers who was one that got his passport stolen.  The tickets sold for these,  where the passports were used, were consecutive numbers indicating they were bought together.  Also, some folks (5) had checked but in not board.

The press conference in Malaysia did not inspire.

All in all it's a very strange situation.


Think I would avoid Malaysia air....

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Re: Missing Malasian Airlines Flight
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2014, 07:23:47 PM »
Its a PR nightmare really but i'd put a lot of that down to the authorities in Malaysia and China rather than the airline it's like amateur hour.
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