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What happened to Malaysian Flight MH370?

Catastrophic failure along flightpath
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13%
Plane kept flying, eventually crashed way off course
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13%
Terrorism, of some sort
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12%
Pilot error of some sort
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10%
Pilot sabotage of some sort
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14%
Hijacking - crashed (landed?) far away
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15%
Didn't you see Airport '77?
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11%
Wormhole
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13%
 
Total votes : 280

Malaysian Flight 370?

14 Mar 2014 18:20

What happened to Malaysian flight MH370? Since the rest of the world is guessing, I thought we could play along too.
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14 Mar 2014 18:36

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14 Mar 2014 18:37

Aliens.

The Vogon Constructor Fleet needed those 20 software nerds.
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play

14 Mar 2014 19:00

play along? I don't think so

please respect likely dead / grieving relatives

thanks!
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14 Mar 2014 19:04

ebandit wrote:play along? I don't think so

please respect likely dead / grieving relatives

thanks!
Mark L


I doubt the relatives will be checking cyclingnews. It's only desrespectful if it's our intention to be so. And it's not.

Most likely it was a mechaninc/flight instruments failure that caused a crash.
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14 Mar 2014 19:12

have your fun....................I however prefer to state that my concern for

all involved means I must state disapproval

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14 Mar 2014 20:52

Probably the only disrespect in this thread is intended for people who keep extending the search area with every passing day.
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14 Mar 2014 21:42

roundabout wrote:Probably the only disrespect in this thread is intended for people who keep extending the search area with every passing day.


Ebandit has raised an issue of decorum in regards to how the web, in its infinite democracy, can also lead to a salon like morbidity.
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14 Mar 2014 22:54

Well, he's right. The web is like that.

None the less, no disrespect was intended which I would think would be apparent. Though admittedly posted with a touch of the vein of gallows humor aimed at the way the media feeding frenzy keeps jumping on stories, true or not.
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14 Mar 2014 23:47

I am one of two who sees the obvious: wormhole...
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16 Mar 2014 03:22

until now there has been no significant progress. but expert analysis shows that the hijacked aircraft or pilots that "brazen"
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16 Mar 2014 15:50

Fascinating story, one must say. It's looking more and more like the plane was deliberately hijacked in one way or another. And since nothing dramatic happened when it came back to earth (like, crashing into a building), this actually gives some slim hope - even if no one wants to really say it - that the passengers are still alive somewhere. Like the plane landed somewhere like Kyrgyzstan, was tucked into an old Soviet hanger, and...

The whole thing is starting to seem a little James Bond.
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16 Mar 2014 16:35

Alpe d'Huez wrote:Fascinating story, one must say. It's looking more and more like the plane was deliberately hijacked in one way or another. And since nothing dramatic happened when it came back to earth (like, crashing into a building), this actually gives some slim hope - even if no one wants to really say it - that the passengers are still alive somewhere. Like the plane landed somewhere like Kyrgyzstan, was tucked into an old Soviet hanger, and...

The whole thing is starting to seem a little James Bond.


I hope this is similar to what happened..
would be amazing if all the passengers were ok..

crazy stuff
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16 Mar 2014 17:11

rhubroma wrote:Ebandit has raised an issue of decorum in regards to how the web, in its infinite democracy, can also lead to a salon like morbidity.


Alpe d'Huez wrote:Well, he's right. The web is like that.

None the less, no disrespect was intended which I would think would be apparent. Though admittedly posted with a touch of the vein of gallows humor aimed at the way the media feeding frenzy keeps jumping on stories, true or not.



Concur. And, unlike the Boston bomber thread, way back when, we are not getting disrespectfully off track in this thread. Yet.

Alpe d'Huez wrote:Fascinating story, one must say. It's looking more and more like the plane was deliberately hijacked in one way or another. And since nothing dramatic happened when it came back to earth (like, crashing into a building), this actually gives some slim hope - even if no one wants to really say it - that the passengers are still alive somewhere. Like the plane landed somewhere like Kyrgyzstan, was tucked into an old Soviet hanger, and...

The whole thing is starting to seem a little James Bond.


Off somewhere in an old hangar would be nice, but I think it is wishful at best. There is more than enough geography out there to swallow that plane - without a trace. Even a catastrophic landing on solid earth might go unfound. Amof, in this case, a catastrophic landing at sea might leave more evidence. Although each passing hour takes away a little evidence.

I will bet that this event will change the way international flights are managed - on several levels. Passenger screening is one - checking that international stolen passport list. Aircraft inflight communication is another. I would not doubt that this event will spark a redesign of the black box.
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16 Mar 2014 17:58

latest information, the aircraft was deliberately out of the track. meaning they hijacked or ...?
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16 Mar 2014 18:01

This has been mentioned in aviation before - post 9/11, that there could be pertinent data (even a live audio or video stream) continually sent via satellite back to headquarters somewhere. The technology exists for it, it's just a matter of getting said parties to agree, how and when they will implement it, and who is going to pay for it.

I agree it's extremely slim that everyone is safe in some hanger somewhere, as if they were waiting for James Bond or Chuck Norris to rescue them. It does look more and more like something similar to Egypt Air 990, only this time whoever was at the controls made much more certain the flight disappeared into the great blue ocean where it was unlikely to be found. Or a struggle of some sort resulted in a similar action, not too different from United 90.
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16 Mar 2014 18:15

Hyjacked, but if the purpose had been for ransom, we would have heard demands by now. So, the story will not end there. Plane ended up in hands of terrorists who will give the plane's exterior a makeover, refuel it, then use it in a suicide bombing.
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16 Mar 2014 18:41

If that's so, what about the passengers? It would take the darkest of minds to line up 200+ innocent and terrified people, look them in the eye, and execute them.
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16 Mar 2014 18:49

Alpe d'Huez wrote:If that's so, what about the passengers? It would take the darkest of minds to line up 200+ innocent and terrified people, look them in the eye, and execute them.


Darkest it would be, but that's not out of the realm of possibilities for terrorists IMO. They would have to kill them all to keep the secret until the job was done.:(
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16 Mar 2014 22:32

Not sure of what use that plane would be now even if it is not at the bottom of the ocean when everyone seems to be looking for it.

I think the uncertainty over the cause of the disappearance may be more important than an extremely remote chance that this plane can be used for a suicide attack.
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