Beijing-bound MAS plane carrying 239 people missing as of 20 mins ago.

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posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:38 PM
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With 7.5 hrs of fuel they aren't in the air anymore that's for sure. The flight was 6 hrs long and they are several hours late. Not good.
Let just pray the pilots somehow, someway landed it.
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posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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The 777 has never had a major maintenance issue. It has one of the best records of any plane out there.



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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Had it landed, would communication be impossible?

I'm not familiar enough with how aircraft work, but I do know telecom and as long as they were within satellite range ( I assume they use that form of comms) then they could be located via GPS.

I guess unless the crash landing wrecked all the electronics.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:41 PM
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You're right they should be able to communicate.
Wishful thinking on my behalf.

Looking real grim.



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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Aircraft have HF and UHF systems on board. We used to do radio checks on one system and talk to people in Australia from the ramp in Hawaii.

Sorry, that was meant for tenth.
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posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:46 PM
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Here is a more complete flight path that shows you where it was going...




posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:47 PM
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I'm sure it was mechanical or birds flew into the engine...etc etc..volcano ash etc. Hijacked and headed to Australia for asylum.
As of now. There are any number of reasons.

What makes me nervous. Is that this thread is full of moderators. And that makes me suspicious of this tragic situation.
We're talking people. And 2 babies..


What I find interesting is this aircraft as most others have a beacon. And even the signal is not been noticed yet if it did crash..


Well..sad it is..all you guys do what you do best..and get to the source quick.
And keep those links coming!


Edit: I changed the issue with batteries and stress cracks as I was told back in Oct of 2013.
The reason for the change is Zaphod cleared up the 777 good record of maintenance. IIncorrect. was
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posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:48 PM
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Lost in Vietname airspace.
M air nown for running on just enough fuel. Avoid them.



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:50 PM
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The 777 has never had a battery problem. It's never had any major mechanical issues related to the aircraft.

Beacons fail, sink, or other problems.



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:53 PM
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Another bit to add. Here is the current weather map for the region.

(Source)



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:54 PM
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Zaphod58
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The 777 has never had a battery problem. It's never had any major mechanical issues related to the aircraft.

Beacons fail, sink, or other problems.



Yes I went back and corrected my post..I don't know why I was under the battery and stress issues. Thanks
The 777 is the dream liner right?
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posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:54 PM
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Well it's been missing for 3 hours + at this point.

Doesn't seem like the weather would have had significant impact, unless I"missing something.



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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tothetenthpower
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Well it's been missing for 3 hours + at this point.

Doesn't seem like the weather would have had significant impact, unless I"missing something.


That sounds like it must be near the limit if not already



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:58 PM
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The 787 is the Dreamliner.



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 07:59 PM
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If they haven't heard from them after an hour or so it's pretty safe to assume they are down.



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 08:04 PM
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The first 777 that crashed was a British Airways aircraft equipped with Rolls Royce engines. They found that the heat exchanger in the Rolls engines was allowing ice to build up in the fuel on long high altitude flights through extremely cold weather.

The result was a power rollback on final approach. The heat exchanger problem was supposed to be fixed, but theoretically they could have run into a similar problem.



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 08:05 PM
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Please correct me if I'm reading this wrong, but from looking at the maps posted, it appears to me it went missing pretty early into the flight yes? If that is the case, they must have known it's been missing longer then they are saying, or am I reading the maps wrong?

The way I'm looking at them, it looks like they were only a hour or so into the flight
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posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 08:05 PM
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Zaphod58
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The 787 is the Dreamliner.


Ahhh..thank you


Umm..which thread should I follow..lol
I imagine the 2 of you were getting it put up at the same time.
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posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 08:06 PM
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Flightradar24 has MH370 the plane in question landed at Beijing Airport with slight delay.

Planefinder doesn't even recognize flight MH370



posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 08:08 PM
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This one.





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