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Postby BillyB » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 2:52 pm

This is one of the better online articles. The perspective pictures are quite useful.

http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/is-ma ... 6852557616

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Postby bgd » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 5:01 pm

And now it gets even more interesting - engines were operating for 4 hours after it disappeared.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -them.html

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Postby trashmaker » Fri, 14 Mar 2014 4:14 pm

Seriously, this is easily one of the biggest mysteries of the new millennium. For the Air France crash, even though we didn't know exactly what had happened, at least they found the debris relatively quickly. This right here is just crazy.

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 14 Mar 2014 7:38 pm

It will turn up. I'm starting to think it made land somewhere NW of Malaysia.

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Postby rdueej » Fri, 14 Mar 2014 7:55 pm

A possible landing and ongoing negotiations with hijackers was one of the proposed theories.

This might explain the lack of any concrete information emerging from the numerous press conferences. Either that, or the governments just do not want to admit their air defence capabilities (or lack thereof).

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 14 Mar 2014 8:04 pm

I am pretty sure its somewhere deep inside the Bay of Bengal.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 14 Mar 2014 9:05 pm

rdueej wrote:A possible landing and ongoing negotiations with hijackers was one of the proposed theories.


what airfield can accommode a 777 landing at night?

someone had to turn on ILS etc ...

btw, irony ...

India has despatched their latest navy air asset, a P8 I .. and USA too have deployed their latest navy asset ... another P8 ... :)

hope both prove their worth ....

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:47 pm

ecureilx wrote:
rdueej wrote:A possible landing and ongoing negotiations with hijackers was one of the proposed theories.


what airfield can accommode a 777 landing at night?

someone had to turn on ILS etc ...

btw, irony ...

India has despatched their latest navy air asset, a P8 I .. and USA too have deployed their latest navy asset ... another P8 ... :)

hope both prove their worth ....


I originally was aghast at the Chinese suggesting a great or vast conspiracy... now not so much.

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Postby ohmz52 » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 2:27 am

What happened was it flew too high to the point where they reached outer space and low gravitational pull so plane was unable to fly. Subsequently, it got lost in the darkness of space and is still floating about in space matter.

My 0.02USD

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 7:12 am

You know you got it bad when the Onion is already picking on you.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/malays ... lud,35524/

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 8:09 am

The US may well be on to something.....

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/a ... ng/284414/

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 9:00 am

One thing has been puzzling me since this whole thing broke. The pilot, with 30+ years flying experience with MAS built a whole flight simulator in his home. Why? With his tenure at MAS, I reckon they would have let him use their simulators any time he wanted.

UNLESS. Do you suppose that he was trying to practice landing on a runway less than the required 5098' normally required by the 777. Possibly flying as far as the original proposed journey in order to burn off most of the fuel on board to lighten the load as much as possible to give him the benefit of a shorter landing distance? The 5098' is the landing distance for a Maximum Loaded Weight landing. Interesting.

Add to that, the pings picked up by the US communication satellites (of which were probably military in nature so we don't really know the full capabilities of which). I wonder if those satellites have some additional technology that allows them to also tell where (not what) they are coming from (I don't know if that is even feasible - as they are not sound waves like sonar)

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 9:37 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:One thing has been puzzling me since this whole thing broke. The pilot, with 30+ years flying experience with MAS built a whole flight simulator in his home. Why? With his tenure at MAS, I reckon they would have let him use their simulators any time he wanted.

UNLESS. Do you suppose that he was trying to practice landing on a runway less than the required 5098' normally required by the 777. Possibly flying as far as the original proposed journey in order to burn off most of the fuel on board to lighten the load as much as possible to give him the benefit of a shorter landing distance? The 5098' is the landing distance for a Maximum Loaded Weight landing. Interesting.

Add to that, the pings picked up by the US communication satellites (of which were probably military in nature so we don't really know the full capabilities of which). I wonder if those satellites have some additional technology that allows them to also tell where (not what) they are coming from (I don't know if that is even feasible - as they are not sound waves like sonar)


Your hypothesis isn't as sexy as ohmz52's accidentally achieving escape velocity to space or Wd40's alien abduction.

Yours is too grounded in realism. Personally, I like the Einstein-Rosen bridge hypothesis; Asgardians have been visiting Midgard a lot lately.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 9:51 am

:lol: :wink:

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:33 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:One thing has been puzzling me since this whole thing broke. The pilot, with 30+ years flying experience with MAS built a whole flight simulator in his home. Why? With his tenure at MAS, I reckon they would have let him use their simulators any time he wanted. )


unlike your time now sim time isn't free ... heck even potential pilots joining most airlines have to pay to use simulator .. to prove their currency

it has become so bad ... just like flight stewards in India paying to fly ... so are there enough pilots ... some airlines have found charging for sim time as a revenue stream ..


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