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originally posted by: UKGuy1805
a reply to: sy.gunson
So would this be the same with all/any MAS 370 flight services using the Boeing 777 200, and flying the same normal route.
Are you saying it is normal for these flights to go off sites like FR24 at about the same point as the missing plane, when it was no longer tackable on FR24 after 17:21?
I am sure flights including the daily MAS370 flight is trackable on FR24 throughout its journey.
I observed (the plane?) burning at a high altitude and on a compass bearing of 265 to 265 from our surface location.
The general position of the observation was perpendicular / south-west of the normal flight paths (we see the con-trails every day) and at a lower altitude than the normal flight paths.
There was no lateral movement, so it was either coming towards or moving away our location.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: roadgravel
A breach of the cargo hold at altitude wouldn't have enough oxygen in it to reignite the fire.
the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a rule change to require airplanes registered in the United States to convert all Class D cargo compartments to Class C or Class E compartments by installing a smoke-detection system (Class E), fire-suppression system, or both (Class C), depending on whether the airplane is a passenger or freighter configuration. Boeing has been supplying the information and installation hardware that operators need to meet the rule change deadline of March 18, 2001.
Not in the US but apparently it's a common practice in Europe, and I don't know the protocol in Malaysia.
originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: auroraaus
Are all plane accidents criminal cases? If not why this one.
France … which, like many other European countries, treats all transportation accidents as a crime as well as a civil accident until proven otherwise.
"LITHIUM ION BATTERIES ARE MADE OVERSEAS BY CHEAP LABOR WHERE OSHA CAN'T WATCH. POOR PEOPLE MAKE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES OFF SHORE WHERE THEY ARE NOT TOLD ABOUT THE TOXIC CANCER, LIVER AND LUNG DISEASES THEY GET FROM THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. SILICON VALLEY VC'S PUSH LITHIUM ION BECAUSE THEY CAN MAKE A HUGE PROFIT ON THE CHEAP LABOR BUILDING A BATTERY THAT SELF DESTRUCTS BUILT BY WORKERS WHO DIE FROM TOXIC POISONING. CHINESE, MALAY, MEXICAN AND OTHER WORKERS, SHOULD FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AGAINST SILICON VALLEY VC'S WHO PUSH THESE BATTERIES."