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Old 03-07-2014, 07:10 PM
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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.

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Old 03-07-2014, 07:24 PM
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Default Malaysia Airlines loses contact with 777

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane en route to Beijing with 239 aboard - CBS News
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:29 PM
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How does that even happen?
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by CRM114 View Post
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.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:47 PM
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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
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by flyingmau5 View Post
How does that even happen?
bomb maybe?
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:01 PM
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Has it been confirmed where the airplane went down ? The 777 has a near spotless record so it will be interesting to follow this.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:03 PM
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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.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:05 PM
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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?
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by flyingmau5 View Post
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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