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I know I'm not the only one to find the timing of this to be very odd.
All the speculation of electrical issues with the missing 777, and now electrical issues with this aircraft ran by the same airline? Hmmm......
The 777 is capable of taking off, flying to its destination, and landing safely with one engine...
According to what I'm seeing:
In a statement today Malaysia Airlines said Flight MH066, which was carrying 271 people, had taken off from Kuala Lumpur at 11.37pm on Sunday and made the emergency landing in Hong Kong at 2.53am today.
Fire crews were put on standby for the arrival of the Airbus 330-300, a larger jet than the Boeing 777 which is missing - the Airbus can carry up to 440 passengers, while the Boeing has a 365 passenger capacity.
Despite the emergency landing, the airline said that electrical power continued to be supplied by an auxiliary power unit.
Article from OP
This MH066 was an Airbus 330-300, yes? I'm not familiar with aircraft really but do these two machines share electrical systems? And can this Airbus 330-300 also perform after engine failure?edit on 3/24/2014 by ChaosComplex because: (no reason given)edit on 3/24/2014 by ChaosComplex because: (no reason given)
...If I was the pilot and someone farted in a weird way...
It's a kind of issue that wouldn't have made the news if it wasn't a Malaysian air craft