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Missing plane found safe. Cockpit comms malfunctioned | FZ : Malaysia News - General, Political, National, Business, World
PETALING JAYA (March 8): The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 has landed safely in China.
fz.com was informed by a source at the Emergency Response Team that the Beijing bound MH370 piloted by Capt Zahari Ahmad Shah had landed this morning at Nanming, Guazhou.
It had lost contact with the control tower at 2.40am, after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 12.35am.
According to sources the plane’s transponder (cockpit communications system) had malfunctioned while over Vietnam airspace, causing the loss of communications.
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Found In Namning (Update)
New reports are coming in that the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft has been found at Nanming, China.
The Malaysia Airlines flight did a supposed Emergency landing, according to OP Capt Sofian Suan.
There has yet to be any confirmation of the state of the 227 passengers which include 2 infants and 12 crew members.
There is also no information as to the cause of the emergency landing of the flight that was originally bound for Beijing China.
We will keep you posted as more develops from MAS.
Update: An official press conference has confirmed that the reports of the plane landing in Namning are inaccurate and the search continues.
Update 2: Reports suggest tat the Vietnamese navy has suggested that the plane went down in the sea around the highest point in Vietnam. Search and rescue efforts are apparently underway.
I thought airports track the planes in real time with GPS these days, surly they have the exact location where communication ceased.
Oh I see they read conspiracy forums and then make a news item from them? The first has a name associated with the information. Something does stink here. It doesn't even look like a generic newswire edition. It looks like they had first hand info.
The second site corrected it's story about the Nanning landing. It was probably just re-reporting the earlier false report. Once something pops up on the net it ends up every where, right or wrong.
Would be nice to know the original source though.
I obviously have no idea. The other report states - "fz.com was informed by a source at the Emergency Response Team". Now FZ does not look like a tin foil hat site. I would think they try to verify their reports and especially so in a case like this. Something seems amiss. Both report Nanming. They got that from somewhere.
Who is OP Capt Sofian Suan? Someone could have made up the name for all we know. Google that name and see it's repeated over and over.
I was thinking the same. Are those flight displays stored or are they supposed to be real time? If the latter, how would they capture it? I mean they would have to have been recording it in real time as well. But I don't know anything about that site or the way it works.
reply to post by Zaphod58
Can we find out where this came from? How did this get on youtube to begin with if it was "missing"?
Whoever that is, this is his only video. But he is Malay apparently.edit on 8-3-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)
So since you're the "Czar of Press and Communications" where do you think the story about the flight performing an emergency landing in Nanming came from? It's actually all over the net and not just those two instances I posted above. I mean I can see some type of error picked up and reported by outlets getting it from a newswire, but this was pretty specific in nature. Places and names are associated with it. A few also report the flight was escorted by Chinese fighters as their transponder was not working so they were forced to land. Reporting all that and then it being "an error" just seems implausible.
reply to post by Bilk22
They seem to be stored, you can do playbacks of whatever location and time you would like from the appearance of this site, pretty cool really...(its the first time I ever saw this site!)
But they are saying:
" Flightradar24.com @flightradar24 5h
Today's MH370 will probably disappear from FR24 soon, due to bad ADS-B coverage in parts of China."
Therefore, it is probable this kid saw this tweet and recorded it himself, you can do this if you have the right software on your computer.
edit on 8-3-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)