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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    Given that there isn't lots of widespread debris (or any debris in fact) I guess that means it went down pretty much in once piece.

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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    A quite extensive article from BBC which explains what what countries and what units that are used in the search:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26514556
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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    Quote Originally Posted by driveace
    How can you hi jack a large airliner to another country and keep it quiet,OR why has NO organization claimed they are behind it ?
    It's UFOs.
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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    Quote Originally Posted by airshifter
    It does seem the press are spending a lot of time on an unknown.

    It is a strange situation though. Whether through sudden complete failure or a terrorist act, it would seem hard to just make an aircraft disappear without something giving a better indication of what took place.
    That part of the world probably doesn't have a lot of radar coverage or air traffic control. At least not what more modern countries do. Though there are enough countries with military units in the general area that you would think somebody would have spotted something.
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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    What happens if say, there was an issue with the guidance system and/or other electrical faults?

    The aircraft might not even be within a projected area of where it's supposed to be. What if for argument sake, this was like Adam Air Flight 574? A whole multitude of problems hitherto unknown might surface due to something that pilots weren't even expecting.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Air_Flight_574
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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    the latest theory is that the aircraft made a left turn at the point where it disappeared and
    flew west over the Malacca peninsula where the trail end with a radar contact somewhere near
    the island of Pulau Perak in the Malacca straight.
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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    It took the search crews five days to find any trace of Air France 447 so this doesn't seem that unprecedented?

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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    Quote Originally Posted by RS
    It took the search crews five days to find any trace of Air France 447 so this doesn't seem that unprecedented?
    Also with AF447 they knew pretty well where to look due to that AF had received automated messages called ACARS.

    There might be ACARS messages in this case as well but the it's unlikely since they start looking
    in the area around the Malacca strait.
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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    It's been confirmed on the news this morning that the fake passport men were Iranians seeking asylum in Germany, extremely unlikely they are connected with any terrorist plot.
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    Re: Malaysian Boeing 777 missing

    Just saw on a spanish news paper that apparently some of the cellphones are still active or calls are going through but nobody picked up...(wondering if this is the case then why hasn't the location of these phones been found out?)

    http://www.lavanguardia.com/internacion ... teste.html
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