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#1 Chelli

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:35 PM

A Malaysia Airlines flight has gone missing en route from Malaysia to Beijing. A Boeing 777 aircraft carrying 239 people disappeared while crossing the ocean. There are 6 Australians among the passengers.

Link to SMH article

Thoughts are with their loved ones :(

#2 Guest_Cat_Blessed_*

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:37 PM

Oh god that's awful.

#3 lazycritterisferal

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

:-(

#4 Nasteh Llamah

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

It is awful, have been following the ABC live updates today, but it's not looking good.

Thoughts and prayers with those with loved ones aboard.

#5 FloralArrangement

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

And still no sighting that is not good.

Edited by FloralArrangement, 08 March 2014 - 07:38 PM.


#6 MrsSmith247

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

I know it's unlikely, given the tone of the releases from MA, but I am hoping this plane and it's passengers are found safe.

#7 Nasty Bee

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:43 PM

I heard that one too. Terrible. I thought Malaysian airline is pretty good?

#8 Cimbom

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

Pretty scary how a massive jumbo jet can just go missing and still not be located

#9 Soontobegran

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:46 PM

Wreckage found off Vietnam according to latest news.
All on board confirmed as missing, presumed dead.

Just tragic.

#10 taddie

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:47 PM

It's been 10 hrs there's very little hope it's anywhere safely on the ground.

[ETA] Just read STBGs update. Damn.

Edited by taddie, 08 March 2014 - 07:48 PM.


#11 liveworkplay

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:48 PM

I was listening to a Malaysian Airline spokesman say " We currently have no idea where is is" this was in relation to erroneous reports of it being at various regional Chinese airports.  It's amazing in this day and age that we can just "loose" an airliner. :(

Just read update: Although expected, still shocking.

Edited by liveworkplay, 08 March 2014 - 07:49 PM.


#12 Stollen Ivysocks

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:49 PM

It's sudden and scary but rare.  

Hopefully the BB/EDR can be retrieved which will throw some light onto what went so terribly, terribly wrong.

So very sad for the relatives and friends awaiting news. :(

#13 ~chiquita~

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:55 PM

View Postsoontobegran, on 08 March 2014 - 07:46 PM, said:

Wreckage found off Vietnam according to latest news.
All on board confirmed as missing, presumed dead.

I've read this too, but MH are denying it's been located.

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I thought Malaysian airline is pretty good?

Yep. The Boeing 777 is a powerful and until now safe aircraft.
Something went terribly wrong.

Prayers for those with loved ones on board. :(

Edited by ~chiquita~, 08 March 2014 - 07:55 PM.


#14 Madeline's Mum

Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:56 PM

This is just heartbreaking. I just can't believe a plane can just vanish in this day and technical age.

My thoughts are with their loved ones :(

#15 Soontobegran

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

Gosh, I hope the report was inaccurate and it is found but I don't think it can possibly be a good outcome now :down:

#16 Stollen Ivysocks

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:06 PM

View PostMadeline, on 08 March 2014 - 07:56 PM, said:

This is just heartbreaking. I just can't believe a plane can just vanish in this day and technical age.

My thoughts are with their loved ones :(

It doesn't just vanish.  It's communication systems are no longer reporting to whatever air traffic control is responsible for that part of the globe via the GPS/satellite and so it disappears from radar screens.

It takes a SAR (Search and Rescue) team on the ground dispatched to the area to locate the wreckage.

#17 Mercurial

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:10 PM

So sad. It looks like the outcome is going to be absolutely awful.  

I can't imagine being a relative waiting at the airport for that flight to land, horrific.

#18 Madeline's Mum

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:14 PM

View PostFoogle, on 08 March 2014 - 08:06 PM, said:



It doesn't just vanish.  It's communication systems are no longer reporting to whatever air traffic control is responsible for that part of the globe via the GPS/satellite and so it disappears from radar screens.

It takes a SAR (Search and Rescue) team on the ground dispatched to the area to locate the wreckage.

Obviously. What I meant was that with all the developments made over the past couple of decades and safe guards against such events, that a plane can still go missing for over 10 hours with no reports or sightings.

#19 Stollen Ivysocks

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:22 PM

View PostMadeline, on 08 March 2014 - 08:14 PM, said:

Obviously. What I meant was that with all the developments made over the past couple of decades and safe guards against such events, that a plane can still go missing for over 10 hours with no reports or sightings.

Sorry, I misunderstood your post.  :(

It appears that it may have gone down in the sea 153 miles off the Vietnam coast (in the Gulf of Thailand) which would mean that sightings or wreckage may take hours to locate.

Edited by Foogle, 08 March 2014 - 08:23 PM.


#20 doubting thomas

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:24 PM

Yes that's what I always wonder, obviously an emergency locator doesn't work or they would have one but I don't know the reason for that.

So sad for the victims and their familes

#21 MuppetGirl

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

I think that, realistically, the plane has no fuel and has not been found on land, it's in the ocean.

Such an awful situation.


#22 annodam

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:36 PM

****, poor people & their families!

#23 Stollen Ivysocks

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:44 PM

View Postdoubting thomas, on 08 March 2014 - 08:24 PM, said:

Yes that's what I always wonder, obviously an emergency locator doesn't work or they would have one but I don't know the reason for that.So sad for the victims and their familes
From reports I have read, they do have the signal from the ELB.

ETA:

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The beacon signal report was consistent with a location in or near Vietnam after contact was lost.Other elements of the reports coming from  China are that the aircraft was noticed to be in a steep decent moments before it disappeared, however there are reports that it vanished almost instantly from ATC radar, which would imply a violent disintegration.

It is important to keep an open mind at this early stage of the search for the crash site. There is a high probability that the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder will be retrieved and read upon their discovery. That should quickly determine if this is a criminal investigation, or a mechanical or systems failure.

The 777 has an outstandingly good safety record. The only previous crash occurred at San Francisco airport, when an Asiana Airlines flight crashed onto runway after an unstable approach last July, causing two fatalities and leading to a third passenger being killed by a rescue vehicle after escaping from the burning jet.

Edited by Foogle, 08 March 2014 - 08:47 PM.


#24 Brutta Borgia

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:44 PM

View PostMahnaMahna, on 08 March 2014 - 08:29 PM, said:

I think that, realistically, the plane has no fuel and has not been found on land, it's in the ocean.

Such an awful situation.

If the pilot ditched at sea, I wonder if it's possible there are survivors ? God I hope so, but it seems so unlikely. Those poor people, how awful.


#25 myboyz

Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:52 PM


Very sad :-(




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