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cardiomd 03-07-2014 07:10 PM

Very sad. :( Hope for the best but I fear the worst. The reported complete loss of radar pings sounds ominous and concern for in-flight breakup. Of course reports are notoriously unreliable early.

Lloyd - NoK = Next of Kin. Apologies if you were joking.

forgot to bid 03-07-2014 07:24 PM

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with 777
 
Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane en route to Beijing with 239 aboard - CBS News

flyingmau5 03-07-2014 07:29 PM

How does that even happen?

deadstick35 03-07-2014 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by CRM114 (Post 1597734)
That rumor is probably based on the flight aware info that stopped 1 minute after the radar track showed the a/c reaching FL350

Flight Track Log ? MAS370 ? 08-Mar-2014 ? WMKK / KUL - ZBAA / PEK ? FlightAware



All flights out of WMKK seem to drop off soon after departure. Looks like a ground radar limitation.

ShyGuy 03-07-2014 07:47 PM

A thread was started about this in the Majors section and it was moved to the Safety section but without the "Moved: __________" nomenclature.

Anyway, this is very sad news :(

Adlerdriver 03-07-2014 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by flyingmau5 (Post 1597759)
How does that even happen?

bomb maybe?

savall 03-07-2014 08:01 PM

Has it been confirmed where the airplane went down ? The 777 has a near spotless record so it will be interesting to follow this.

80ktsClamp 03-07-2014 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by savall (Post 1597779)
Has it been confirmed where the airplane went down ? The 777 has a near spotless record so it will be interesting to follow this.

Last ADS-B hit was apparently after coasting out north of vietnam into the Vietnam Sea.

Unfortunately sudden loss of contact trends toward catastrophic loss. :( The satellite showed very nice weather down that way.

MrDK 03-07-2014 08:05 PM

Question for those in the "technical know":

If a plane, like a 777, gets in a distress situation (being it one general fault or another) will the ACARS not send a series of information to the company?
AF447 did that.

So losing communication and no ACARS data, could mean what?

I am sure there may be more than one possible explanation, but not countless.

Can this equipment be turned off manually?

Sniper 03-07-2014 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by flyingmau5 (Post 1597759)
How does that even happen?

Read the Air France 447 report for one way it could happen. Read the United 93 (or any of the 9/11 flights) report for another way. Pan Am 103, etc.

These planes were 'lost' by ATC, but eventually found. :(

Whatever happened, we'll find out eventually. 777's don't vanish for long.


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