Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is Missing

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    This looks bad, I hope it is not caused by terrorism.

    Fears over missing Malaysia Airlines 777

    There are about 160 chinese citizens on board.
     
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    Terrible news. Reports say the plane lost radar contact somewhere over Vietnam. 777 has been an extremely reliable aircraft.
     
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    Prayers up for all aboard and their families, hopefully down somewhere safe! brat
     
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    I have heard additional reports that the aircraft, after two hours in flight, and at 35,000 feet en route to Beijing, suddenly plummeted 600 feet and veered off course in just a few seconds based on transponder communications...with no voice communications in that short time...and then all communication was abruptly and completely lost.

    This almost has to be a catastrophic loss, apparently off the Vietnam Coast.

    Either catastrophic aircraft failure (which given the 777 record and build is highly doubtful), or some induced catastrophic event, and I would say most likely terrorism.
     
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    Still have to get confirmation before we rule on the event. There are so many variables.
     
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    Sadly, it looks like the plane went down. My condolences and prayers to all the victims families.:(

    #PrayForMH370: Navy has confirmed plane crashed into sea, says Vietnam media

    Vietnam media: Navy confirms flight MH370 crashed into the sea

     
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    I saw that interview on CNN. Tilmon was commenting on the course CNN had depicted that was over land thinking it was over China at the time being late 2 hours. If it were crashed into the ocean that would've happened closer to Malaysia and Vietnam... a lot earlier than was reported.
     
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    Damn! That's depressing news to say the least. Pilot was very experienced and Malaysian Airlines has a pretty decent track record. They have a bunch of trip 7-200s as well. WT appears to be good at time and LOC.

    Either a catastrophic mechanical failure or terrorism. Very very few birds fly at 35k ft and even then has to take a whole flock to take down a heavy like that.

    With the recent attacks in China, CT experts will definitely take Uigher separatists into consideration since this flight was heading to Beijing and had a lot of Chinese nationals.

    My heart and prayers goes out to those lost and their families. Apparently a lot of nationalities onboard including a few Americans.
     
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    There have been a lot of conflicting reports on when the plane lost contact (I've read anywhere between 40min to 2hrs after take off), the amount of fuel it had, and whether or not they have been in contact with Vietnam ATC. It's better to wait a day or so for the situation to clear up because it seems that even the airline doesn't know what's going on exactly. It is very concerning that such a reliable plane flown by such experience pilots operated by an airline with very good safety records have simply disappeared.
     
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    Since the flight was reported two hours late they're probably assuming on a five hour flight as reported it would mean it was three hours in before contact was lost. Looking on a map from Malaysia to Beijing three hours in would be over China. Yes it'll probably turn out the times were completely misreported because if you look at a map on a straight line flight path, the only ocean is between Malaysia and Vietnam and a part of the South China Sea. Shorter than three hours in.
     
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