Malaysia Airlines flight goes missing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Golden Age of Protest, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    It's Thursday, March 13, 2014!

    Why are they still missing?!
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  2. Anonylemmi Member

    There are pretty much only two possible reasons.
    1. Bureaucratic incompetence.
    2. Conspiracy and cover up.

    Occam's razor suggests #1.
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  3. The Wrong Guy Member

    Satellites picked up pings from Malaysia jet, source says | Reuters

    Communications satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no indication about where the stray jet was heading nor its technical condition, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.

    The "pings" equated to an indication that the aircraft's maintenance troubleshooting systems were ready to communicate with satellites if needed, but no links were opened because Malaysia Airlines and others had not subscribed to the full troubleshooting service, the source said.

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    Stephen Trimble@FG_STrim 24m
    Just spoke to US Navy: USS Kidd moving now to western area of Straits of Malacca at request of Malaysian government to search for #MH370
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  4. DeathHamster Member

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  5. fishypants Moderator

    #3 Finding things at sea is hard. :(
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  6. Ah yes. But years on this site suggests we will discuss #2 a lot more
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  7. As ifness Member

    #1 is inevitable, and #3 is true. But public says "Where's our plane?" and #2 comes in to effect to cover for #1 and #3.

    Edit: please read this again. It makes sense now.
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  8. Anonylemmi Member

    If they had not been #1, then #3 would have been moot. They would have known where to look.
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  9. My only hope for this whole disaster is if the wreckage leads us to Atlantis.

    Barring this, its a giant fuck up
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  10. White Tara Global Moderator

    I have to do #2 ;)
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  11. RightOn Member

    heeyyyyyy that is my shtick LOL!!!
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  12. As ifness Member

    Lol. I always wondered what people were talking about but now I know it is conspiracy and cover-up.
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  13. Anonylemmi Member

    I haet numbers.
    'Math is hard' - Barbie
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  14. White Tara Global Moderator

    I haet numbers
    'math is hard' - Tara :)
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  15. As ifness Member

    Better, now. Numbers is confusing.
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  16. The Wrong Guy Member

    Malaysia Airlines Expands Investigation To Include General Scope Of Space, Time | The Onion

    ‘Why Are We Even Here?’ Officials Probe


    Following a host of conflicting reports in the wake of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 last Saturday, representatives from the Kuala Lumpur–based carrier acknowledged they had widened their investigation into the vanished Boeing 777 aircraft today to encompass not only the possibilities of mechanical failure, pilot error, terrorist activity, or a botched hijacking, but also the overarching scope of space, time, and humankind’s place in the universe.

    The airline, now in its fifth day of searching for the passenger jet carrying 239 passengers and crew, has come under fire for its perceived mishandling of the investigation, whose confusing and contradictory reports have failed to provide definitive answers on everything from how long the missing plane remained aloft after losing contact with air traffic controllers, to whether the flight made a radical alteration in its heading, to the very dimensions of space-time and the nature of reality, and what exactly it is that brought us into existence and imbued us with this thing we call life.

    Additionally, the airline confirmed it had expanded its active search area to include a several-hundred-square-mile zone in the Indian Ocean as well as each of the seven or 22 additional spatial dimensions posited by string theory.

    “We continue to do everything in our power and explore every possible lead—both Cartesian and phenomenological—to locate the aircraft as quickly as possible,” said Malaysia’s civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, who went on to say that authorities were still actively seeking tips from anyone claiming knowledge related either to the flight, or to the mechanisms by which consciousness arises, or to the question of why anything physical and finite exists instead of nothing at all. “At this stage, we can’t rule anything out: not crew interference with the transponders, not a catastrophic electrical failure, not the emergence of a complex topological feature of space-time such as an Einstein-Rosen bridge that could have deposited the flight at any location in the universe or a different time period altogether, nothing.”

    “Could a parallel universe have immediately swelled up from random cosmological fluctuation according to the multiverse theory and swallowed the flight into its folds, or could ice have built up on an airspeed sensor? Those are both options we are currently considering,” Rahman added. “Everything’s on the table. That is, insofar as anything exists at all, which we’re also looking into.”

    Rahman assured the press and families of passengers that officials would not rest until they locate the plane, provided that sensory experience can be verified beyond the existence of one’s own mind. Malaysian authorities also cautioned that they were dealing with an unprecedented aviation mystery and that it could take months to ascertain the airliner’s exact fate as well as, for that matter, the fate of mankind itself, assuming a linear theory of space-time in which the future is unknowable and objects travel in a forward trajectory which, authorities hasten to add, is not necessarily the case.

    In addition, airline sources attempted to assuage an uneasy public by noting they had brought in top crash investigators from the Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Chinese governments, as well as U.S. Navy personnel, Boeing technicians, leading quantum physicists, theoretical cosmologists, metaphysicians, epistemologists, and determinist philosophers to help scour all conceivable and as yet inconceivable locations in which the plane might be located.

    “The bottom line is that we have a sophisticated aircraft fresh off a safety inspection with no prior incident of malfunction, flying in good weather at a cruising altitude,” Rahman continued. “Why didn’t the pilot send a distress signal? Why aren’t we finding a debris path? What are we to make of the contradictory radar information? Where did the universe begin and can it be said to have a limit or an edge? What is mankind’s role in it? Is there a God? If so, what is God’s nature?”

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  17. Anonylemmi Member

    Wow. Just wow.

    Edit: So we are getting closer to the Langolier option now?
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  18. White Tara Global Moderator

    Lolol the onion fall for it every time. :)
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  19. Anonylemmi Member

    #4. Langoliers.
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  20. The Wrong Guy Member

    Malaysia Airlines MH370: Huge compensation claims possible over missing flight, aviation lawyer says

    An experienced American aviation lawyer says Malaysia Airlines faces huge damages claims from the relatives of those on board missing flight MH370.

    The search for the plane has entered its sixth day, with crews scouring a vast area of ocean around the Malay Peninsula where the plane disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

    Floyd Wisner represented families in the crash of Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic five years ago.

    He says Malaysian Airlines faces damages claims worth at least $500 million from relatives of the 239 passengers and crew on board the missing flight.

    He says nobody knows what the families of the missing are going through.

    "I've sat across kitchen tables and living rooms with many, many families and have seen the agony of a loss like this," Mr. Wisner said.

    "To not know what's happened to your loved ones makes it so much worse. It's very important that they just get answers. That they just get told what's going on."

    Mr. Wisner says it is likely the airline will have claims made against it under the Montreal Convention as well as the possibility of a claim against Boeing - the aircraft manufacturer - and Rolls Royce, who made the plane's engines.

    However, he says there may be difficulties pursuing damages due to the various jurisdictions of each company.

    "Generally it's in the jurisdiction where either the passenger resides or the tickets were bought, or the place of destination or the home of the airline, which means the Chinese passengers generally will have to bring suit in China, the Malaysian passengers in Malaysia, et cetera," Mr. Wisner said.

    "The difference will be the claim against the manufacturer - Boeing - can be brought anywhere. Particularly in Boeing's home state of Illinois, which is of course my home."

    He says wreckage does not need to be located before a claim can be brought.

    "Have we not learned anything? We can put a man on the moon; look at what we can do with this age of internet and cell phones, and we can't find a jumbo jet?" he said.

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  21. As ifness Member

    They can sue the manufacturers or the airline if they are to blame. But if it turns out to be a religiously inspired act, good luck with suing the religion.
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  22. As ifness Member

  23. You'd have to make a deal with God
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  24. White Tara Global Moderator

    I believe the airline may still be successfully sued for failing to protect the passengers from their homicidal/suicidal pilots, if that does turn out to be the case.
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  25. RavenEyes Member

    called it
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  26. RavenEyes Member

    apparently they think the plane is at the bottom of the Indian Ocean now. I predict that soon the plane will be believed to be a new attraction at a Six Flags somewhere in the US or will be on the roof of the Bell Centre in Montreal.

    Or, Langoliers, which was my inital guess.
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  27. RavenEyes Member

    But, what about the guys with the stolen passports? Did they ever determine what that was? I haven't heard that discussed in a day or so.

    Also, lol to last night and the Bill Nye "incident".
  28. White Tara Global Moderator

    lolol, The two passport holders were Iranians seeking to get asylum in Europe. A ni teen year old boy whos mother has come forward, and a twenty nine year old man who was seeking to settle in Amsterdam. they appear to have been fleared as anything other than illegal asylum seekers.
  29. White Tara Global Moderator

    Also american investigators have concluded that two communications systems were turned off prior to radar contact being lost. They were turned off deliberately twenty minutes apart. eat that Bill Nye. :)
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  31. As ifness Member

    No, they were never fleared.
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  32. White Tara Global Moderator

    Ah ok i will let you know when they are fleared :)
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  33. White Tara Global Moderator

    oh dere, was that a joke?
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  34. RavenEyes Member

    According to video on the top of the page, Malaysian officials are now admitting that they did have have ping data, and are asking the US for help.

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  35. The Wrong Guy Member

    India Expands Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 | Wall Street Journal

    India has expanded its search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to include the Bay of Bengal. The Wall Street Journal's Deborah Kan speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Eric Bellman about the latest additions to the search effort.

    Article and video:
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  36. The Wrong Guy Member

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  37. The Wrong Guy Member

    pourmecoffee@pourmecoffee 3h
    Keep the line moving, people:

    - Form single-file line
    - Look into camera
    - State your Flight 370 theory
    - Step to side for next person
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  38. Found it!

    It was still parked at the terminal. They were waiting on some lemon-scented napkins.
  39. The Wrong Guy Member

    Analysis shows second possible Indian Ocean path for Malaysia airliner | CNN

    A classified analysis of electronic and satellite data, conducted by the United States and Malaysian governments, calculates Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 likely crashed into the Indian Ocean on one of two possible flight paths, CNN has learned.

    One flight path suggests the plane crashed into the Bay of Bengal off the coast of India, and the other has it traveling southeast and crashing in the Indian Ocean, according to the analysis.

    Yet another theory is taking shape about what might have happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Maybe it landed in a remote Indian Ocean island chain.

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