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Malaysia Airlines 777 has gone missing

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by old_tony, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member


    Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost radio contact somewhere off Vietnam. There are 239 on board.
  2. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Lots of rumors going on. I hope it's false.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Vietnamese and Chinese officials say it has crashed in the South China Sea.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Three American adults and an infant aboard, according to numerous reports.
  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    This is kind of eerie ... the Twitter feed of a guy who was supposed to be on the flight, but he and a traveling partner missed the flight.

  6. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Big topic where I work, since the flight was headed to Beijing. We got a text asking if we knew of any colleagues on board. I don't think so. We had a field trip today and the security guy was glued to his Blackberry.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    An odd quote in NYT article:

    "Lt. Col. Pham Hong Soi, the head of the propaganda department of the Vietnam Navy for the region near the crash site, said that one rescue vessel had already been ordered to sea and two more had been made ready for departure."

    If he is from the propaganda department can we believe him?
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    We call it "public relations."

    Other countries are just a little more honest about their wording.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Steve Herman -- ‏@W7VOA 24m

    Austria, Italy governments confirm 2 passports used to board #MH370 had been stolen.
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Those nuggets of information are in this story, but kind of buried in the latter portions of the story.

  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Something does not seem right with the way the government was handling this, and the added possibility of stolen passports makes me think this even more.
  12. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Plane just vanishes from cruising altitude. No distress call, no word from the cockpit that anything is amiss, and even with both engines out, a plane ought to be able to glide for 15-20 minutes from that altitude.

    I read reports of oil slicks but not of debris.
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