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Topic # 141318 8-Mar-2014 16:21 Send private message

2 NZers are confirmed to be in that flight.
Along with 7 australians and 3 americans (1 was an infant)


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  Reply # 1001333 8-Mar-2014 16:22 Send private message

Wow! Very sad :(

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  Reply # 1001335 8-Mar-2014 16:27 Send private message

as I see there are 239 Human Beings on that flight and I wish for their safety




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  Reply # 1001340 8-Mar-2014 16:42 Send private message

Just realised i am wearing my Boeing 777 shirt :(

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  Reply # 1001343 8-Mar-2014 16:49 One person supports this post Send private message

my condolences. shivers down my spine in disbelief

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  Reply # 1001369 8-Mar-2014 17:26 Send private message

The situation doesn't look very good at all, but I'm still praying for a miracle, and for the safety of all on board...

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  Reply # 1001394 8-Mar-2014 19:21 Send private message

coolcat21: 2 NZers are confirmed to be in that flight.
Along with 7 australians and 3 americans (1 was an infant)


As others commented my condolences goes to the entire planes crew. 
@JohnR, You shouldn't be wearing that shirt in pride today.

Addition after watching a news report. That plane wouldn't have had 6 hours of fuel on it. So its obliviously touched down somewhere.







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  Reply # 1001397 8-Mar-2014 19:27 Send private message

Vietnamese navy and media have just confirmed that MH370 had indeed crashed into the ocean.

Sources can be found on twitter.

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  Reply # 1001402 8-Mar-2014 19:42 Send private message

condolences . so sad. :(

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  Reply # 1001406 8-Mar-2014 19:46 Send private message

Without knowing the facts yet it reminds me a lot of that Airbus A330 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean a few years back (flying from Rio to Paris), basically fell from a high altitude.
Really sad, the 777 is still a very safe aircraft

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  Reply # 1001410 8-Mar-2014 19:55 Send private message

DjShadow: Without knowing the facts yet it reminds me a lot of that Airbus A330 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean a few years back (flying from Rio to Paris), basically fell from a high altitude.
Really sad, the 777 is still a very safe aircraft


Air France in 2009. It was flying through stormy weather and it was set to Auto Pilot while the pilot was outside the cockpit.




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  Reply # 1001424 8-Mar-2014 20:03 2 people support this post Send private message

coolcat21: 2 NZers are confirmed to be in that flight.
Along with 7 australians and 3 americans (1 was an infant)


This does not surprise me, sad though it is. For a nation of 4.5 million we seem to manage to be just about everywhere. Wouldn't surprise me to hear Neil Armstrong found some jandals and an empty L&P bottle on the moon.





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  Reply # 1001455 8-Mar-2014 21:53 Send private message

Apparently it suddenly lost communication at 35,000ft, utter silence with no mayday call

Theories revolve around explosions and causes

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  Reply # 1001477 8-Mar-2014 22:24 Send private message

joker97: Apparently it suddenly lost communication at 35,000ft, utter silence with no mayday call

Theories revolve around explosions and causes


Weeks of speculation begin. It last communicated 500FT below cruising altitude.





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  Reply # 1001525 8-Mar-2014 23:57 One person supports this post Send private message

joker97: Apparently it suddenly lost communication at 35,000ft, utter silence with no mayday call

Theories revolve around explosions and causes


Why is it that:

1) Aircraft do not communicate black box data in real time to satellites as they fly?

2) No one seems to know exactly where it was when it vanished and yet they can tell you where your cellphone is? Surely planes can be accurately tracked in real time using satellites?





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Reply # 1001527 9-Mar-2014 00:03 Send private message

billgates:
DjShadow: Without knowing the facts yet it reminds me a lot of that Airbus A330 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean a few years back (flying from Rio to Paris), basically fell from a high altitude.
Really sad, the 777 is still a very safe aircraft


Air France in 2009. It was flying through stormy weather and it was set to Auto Pilot while the pilot was outside the cockpit.


Far more to it than that, The A320 could have flown thru the storm no issues but due to co pilot error the plane lost lift after the Pitot tubes gave conflicting INFO about air sped to the co pilot and the captain returned to fly the plane but it was too late to recover

Edit: spelling

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