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Malaysian Airlines MH370 contact lost

Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:21
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I thought the press conference releasing flight crews names and hours was odd - considering they don't even know where the jet is...

CAPT 18,000 hours FO 2700.
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:22
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back last century a india 747 blew up over the atlantic canada to england, blamed sieks

always ask if the plane left on time , time bomb considerations
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:22
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The two infants aboard MH370 are from China and the US. 38 Malaysians aboard the aircraft. Also 2 Canadians and one person from Austria. 3 adults from US.
152 from China, 12 Indonesia, 7 australia
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:25
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Apparently 7 Aussies
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:29
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I thought the press conference releasing flight crews names and hours was odd - considering they don't even know where the jet is...

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They released the names because the aircraft is down. They have already started S&R operations over the S China Sea.

Another press conference is set for 0500 GMT
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:35
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Complete list of nationalities here BNO News -- Inbox
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:39
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Not surprising that the whereabouts of the aircraft is unknown. ATC is one of the worst in that area.
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:40
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A following MAS flight (KUL-SVG) appeared to go off track crossing the coast of MY up to about the point that flightradar lost its signal and then turned back onto track past that point.

Maybe it was WX.
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:41
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I agree things are looking very dim.

That said I don't see the notification of next of kin says any more than the public announcement by the airline that they lost contact with the plane hours ago and a SAR has been launched. I don't know about standard practice but in this age of social media and quick spread of news, it seems unlikely any airline would want next of kin feeling you don't care. So the contact will begin soon after the announcement, if not before.
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:42
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Chinese news reporting signal has been detected 120 miles southwest of Ca Mau province

https://twitter.com/chinaorgcn
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:44
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This is a very reliable and fast source for news coverage
BNO News -- Inbox
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:54
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IF that report is true, 120 miles SW of Ca Mau Province puts the aircraft in the water.
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:54
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If the signal really has been detected 120 miles SW of Ca Mau it's a bit strange that the flight didn't lose contact until 02:40am, they're saying it took 2 hours from take-off to travel approx 400nm.
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 02:55
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Chinese news reporting signal has been detected 120 miles southwest of Ca Mau province
I take it that by "signal" they mean either the ELT or the pingers from the black boxen.

I guess we wait and see. Very sad.

[EDIT: Does make sense - didn't look at the scale on the map]
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 03:01
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Pretty shocking to see the complete passengerlist posted as photos on twitter including names and nationality.
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 03:02
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Hi, Looking at FR24, on the final seconds of the flight you can see the colour change (meaning alt) on MAS370. I do fear this is as we suspect It does look from this image though that it took 10nm to go from FL350 to nothing. So sad :-(

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Old 8th Mar 2014, 03:06
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A following MAS flight (KUL-SVG) appeared to go off track crossing the coast of MY up to about the point that flightradar lost its signal and then turned back onto track past that point.

Maybe it was WX.
Looking at the Aviation Weather Centre satellite image from 0315 UTC there was no weather of any significance between KUL and the eastern coast of Vietnam.

http://aviationweather.gov/data/obs/..._ICAO-E_bw.jpg
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 03:09
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Flight radar

Flight radar indicates no MH 777's flying right now. They have a fleet of approx 16 -200's. Have the airline grounded the fleet?
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 03:11
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I imagine that Boeing will have their fingers crossed that it's not a similar malfunction of the ADIRU accelerometer that MAS had in a 777-200 out of Perth in 2005.
Does anyone know if there was a hardware fix for that?
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 03:18
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I guess privacy does not matter in Malaysia. A screenshot showing names of crewmembers including captain and FO is on Twitter as well. Taken from MH crew application. Bizar.
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