Malaysia Airlines flight missing; 239 people on board

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  1. Sammich

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    https://www.facebook.com/my.malaysi...?cid=crisis_management_19726844&stream_ref=10
     
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    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/malaysi...g-239-people-on-board-1.1720011#ixzz2vKNNPMIh
     
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    [#MASalert] MH370 Incident Media Statement Released At 7.24am/8 Mar 2014 MY Local Time

    Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).

    Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.

    Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

    The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Meanwhile, the public may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info.
     
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    This is not good. Saying a prayer that this is all just a technical glitch.
     
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    It's been 8 hours since they lost contact with the plane. One report says the last contact was over Vietnamese airspace, and it didn't enter Chinese airspace. This is looking very sad.
     
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  8. clscholes

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    There are also reports that the plane has gone down in Vietnam...both reports are coming out of China. I would wait for really, really strong confirmation for either one.
     
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    Because some people are sick, twisted f**** who get a kick out this kind of thing. :mad::(:rolleyes:

    One thing that came up in my Twitter timeline about this were a few people commenting that it must've been a catastrophic event (explosive decompression, for example), since there was (apparently) no distress call that we know of. If that's the case, it looks very, very bad. :(
     
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    our thoughts are with the people on that flight, really should take some of these reports on Twitter with a pinch of salt pending verification of information..it is otherwise very distressing to the family of those on board
     
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    Passenger list is available on channel news asia for anyone worried about a loved one.
     
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    Sad, sad story. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those aboard. Seems to have happened so suddenly, without any warnings or Pan Pan's or Mayday's being called out by the crew, according to initial reports on television.

    Hopefully they'll be able to recover the CVR and FDR to determine the probable cause of this tragedy.
     
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    It's not looking good. My thoughts go out to all on the flight and their loved ones.
     
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    really tragic
     
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    This is indeed very tragic. Flights don't just disappear like this.

    Unlike AF447, this plane was in radar coverage at the time it went down. Whereas that accident was largely caused by pilot error, it is hard to envision a "disappear from radar" scenario caused by pilot error. This "disappear from radar" scenario is similar to TW800 (which broke up in the air), not MS990 (which did not break up in the air).

    Based on what is believed to be fact at present, it appears that:
    1. It is unlikely to be any sort of engine issue. Even if this were caused by an uncontained engine failure which caused some other issue, the plane would have descended (perhaps at a rapid pace) and radar evidence of the plane going down would likely exist. Likely there would have been time for a distress signal as well.
    2. It is likely the body of the plane broke up in flight. This could be due to a structural issue with the plane or an explosion on board. If it were an explosion, it could have been something unintentional (like QF30, which survived the unintentional explosion) or something intentional (like PA103). :(
     
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    A friend who flies heavies for SQ tells me the priorities are aviate, navigate and communicate. Perhapsthe crew was indeed too busy to communicate,
     
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    Unfortunately, things happen and they do 'just disappear', although not literally. If it was something like a huge catastrophic, structural failure or explosion, there was no time to signal a mayday or plan for any type of crash landing and escape.
     
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    Also, is it just me or does it feel weird to click on the "like" button for the posts? I did it, but it feels weird!
     
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    It also feels weird, and even wrong, that nearly all the bloggers except for Lucky as far as I can tell, have decided to ignore this completely and continue with business as normal i.e. pumping their referral links.

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    I actually don't know to whom you are referring as I usually don't read any of the blogs. I'm busy with my own travel and life and dislike the blogs that are plastered with advertising. I do, however, spend some time here, on MP, but find it more entertaining than informational.
     

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