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Username here 8th Mar 2014 02:21

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.

glendalegoon 8th Mar 2014 02:22

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

1stspotter 8th Mar 2014 02:22

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

Just N Cider 8th Mar 2014 02:25

Apparently 7 Aussies

Hogger60 8th Mar 2014 02:29


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.
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

1stspotter 8th Mar 2014 02:35

Complete list of nationalities here BNO News -- Inbox

iskyfly 8th Mar 2014 02:39

Not surprising that the whereabouts of the aircraft is unknown. ATC is one of the worst in that area.

lurker999 8th Mar 2014 02:40

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.

Nil Einne 8th Mar 2014 02:41

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.

vee1-rotate 8th Mar 2014 02:42

Chinese news reporting signal has been detected 120 miles southwest of Ca Mau province

https://twitter.com/chinaorgcn

1stspotter 8th Mar 2014 02:44

This is a very reliable and fast source for news coverage
BNO News -- Inbox

jdj5211 8th Mar 2014 02:54

IF that report is true, 120 miles SW of Ca Mau Province puts the aircraft in the water.

dn88 8th Mar 2014 02:54

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.

yssy.ymel 8th Mar 2014 02:55


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]

1stspotter 8th Mar 2014 03:01

Pretty shocking to see the complete passengerlist posted as photos on twitter including names and nationality.

mclaren 8th Mar 2014 03:02

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 :-(

http://gyazo.com/db5c9c475f6d9110f5bf0ee629d7e410.gif

flyaway777 8th Mar 2014 03:06


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

camber 8th Mar 2014 03:09

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?

framer 8th Mar 2014 03:11

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?

1stspotter 8th Mar 2014 03:18

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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