Malaysia Airlines flight goes missing

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  1. Anonylemmi Member

    "A group of 11 terrorists with links to Al Qaeda were yesterday being interrogated on whether they are behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370."

    They were arrested and are being interrogated. Apparently known terrorists are allowed to run free until a plane goes missing?
    Why where they arrested? Any evidence?
    This stinks of bamboo binoculars.
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  2. As ifness Member

    Maybe they are treated like Batman, Spiderman or the X-Men.
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    Malaysia anti-terror operation: Militant group has links in Syria and Philippines | AsiaOne Malaysia News

    The militant group targeted last week by Bukit Aman Special Branch Anti-Terrorism Unit is believed to have networks in Syria and southern Philippines.

    Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said initial investigations showed the group had links in both countries and others as well.

    "We are aware of their networks on foreign soil. We will be making more arrests soon," he told a press conference after a shooting competition between the police and media here yesterday.

    Asked whether there were more than one militant groups in the country, Khalid said police would be monitoring them if it was so.

    Khalid said police were investigating the possibility that the militant group was recruiting foreign students via social media.

    Last week, Bukit Aman arrested 11 militants in Selangor and Kedah. More arrests are expected in the coming days.
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    Malaysian police round up suspected terrorists; unrelated to MH 370 | CNN

    Police in Malaysia are holding 11 people on suspicion of involvement in a militant group responsible for planning acts of terror, police spokesman Datin Asmawati said Sunday.

    There is no indication that the group, arrested last week, has any connection to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, she said.

    The detainees are also suspected of having links to terrorists in other countries. Police plan to detain other suspects as a preemptive measure, Asmawati said.

    The arrests were made in the city of Selangor, just outside the capital Kuala Lumpur, and in the state of Kedah, which borders on Thailand.

    The neighboring country has closed and closely monitored the border with that region of Malaysia in a crackdown on terrorism, according to the CIA World Factbook.

    The violence in Thailand stems from ethnic Malay Muslim separatists. This year, they began targeting Thai Buddhist woman, killing them and mutilating their bodies, Human Rights Watch has reported.
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    Search for Flight MH370 heads to site of first 'ping' | Reuters

    May 10, 2014

    An Australian naval vessel carrying an underwater drone involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 left port on Saturday on its second mission to scan part of the Indian Ocean where the longest sonar "ping" was heard over a month ago.

    The Ocean Shield is heading to the area where a signal was first located and heard for some two hours on April 5, about 1,600 km (1,000 miles) northwest of Perth to launch the Bluefin-21 submersible.


    The Ocean Shield returned to Stirling Naval Base south of Perth earlier this week after more than a month at sea to resupply, change crew and perform software modifications and maintenance on the Bluefin.

    The submersible has dived to a maximum depth of 5,005 meters in its daily 20-hour missions to scan the ocean floor using sonar, despite being only designed to dive to 4,500 meters, Matthews said.

    With just three weeks left on loan from the U.S. Navy, the pressure is on about how to proceed and who will pay for the next phase of the search. The Ocean Shield, which will take three days to arrive at the search location, is due back in port by the end of the month.
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  8. The flight went down with people who shared patents with the Rockefeller family. Now, supposedly they are now the only patent owners. Of what? Not sure.
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    What will the Inmarsat data from Flight MH370 reveal?

    Published by CNN on May 21, 2014

    CNN's Richard Quest explains what kind of information should be contained in the Inmarsat data from Flight MH370.
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    Flight MH370: Malaysia releases new satellite data | The Guardian

    Satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, MH370, has been released after demands from relatives of the passengers.

    The data [pdf], which was drawn up by the British company Inmarsat, was released 80 days after the Boeing vanished with 239 people on board.

    It consists of a 47-page table of satellite logs from 4pm on 7 March when the plane took off from Kuala Lumpur until its last known contact of this type early the next day. Malaysia's civil aviation authority said the raw data was being released for "public consumption".

    The data was used by Inmarsat to calculate that the Beijing-bound plane changed course and was likely to have gone down in the southern Indian Ocean. No trace of the plane has yet been found despite an extensive search in the area led by Australia, first on the surface by air and boat, and then underwater using specialist submarines.

    Explanatory notes to the newly released data point out that the ping signals were used to estimate the distance between the satellite and the aircraft, but that they do not pinpoint its exact location.

    Family members of the missing passengers have called for the data to be made public for independent analysis. They have criticised the Malaysian authorities for the way information about the search has been released and claimed they were wrong to give up hope by concluding that the plane went missing in the southern Indian Ocean.

    Last week in a report to the governments of Malaysia and Australia they said: "There is no mention on why they are so sure the Inmarsat data is highly accurate and reliable."

    Inmarsat's interpretation of the data has been verified by the international investigation team, which includes Malaysia's Department for Civil Aviation, the US National Transport Safety Board, Britain's Air Accidents Investigations Branch, and China's Aircraft Accident Investigation Department.

    Analysts said it would take time to draw any conclusions from the new technical data.

    Shukor Yusof, an aviation analyst with Malaysia-based Endau Analytics, said the satellite data was "highly technical" and required an expert to decode.

    "There are very few people who can make head or tail as to what the numbers indicate. To me as a layman, it looks like a sequence of signals that were given out by the aircraft possibly indicating its flight path," he said.

    Greg Waldron, Singapore-based managing editor with aviation publication group Flightglobal, said the satellite data was consistent with what Inmarsat had previously revealed.

    "Basically it shows the timings of the handshakes of the plane with the satellite over the Indian Ocean," he said. "But I would not dare to guess if they are searching in the right place. The fact that they are using this type of data shows how desperate the search for the plane is."

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  11. DeathHamster Member

    Teller of Penn and Teller made the plane disappear. It's always the quiet ones.
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  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    Navy official: Pings not thought to be from Flight 370's black boxes | CNN

    The four acoustic pings at the center of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for the past seven weeks are no longer believed to have come from the plane's black boxes, a U.S. Navy official told CNN.

    The acknowledgment came Wednesday as searchers wrapped up the first phase of their effort, having scanned 329 square miles of southern Indian Ocean floor without finding any wreckage from the Boeing 777-200.

    Authorities now almost universally believe the pings did not come from the onboard data or cockpit voice recorders, but instead came from some other man-made source unrelated to the jetliner that disappeared on March 8, according to Michael Dean, the Navy's deputy director of ocean engineering.

    If the pings had come from the recorders, searchers would have found them, he said.

    Dean said "yes" when asked if other countries involved in the search had reached the same conclusions.

    "Our best theory at this point is that (the pings were) likely some sound produced by the ship ... or within the electronics of the Towed Pinger Locator," Dean said.


    On Wednesday, Australia ended the first phase of the underwater search, having finished scanning large areas around all four ping sites.

    The Bluefin-21 was not able to look at one area in the northernmost ping area because of the depth of the water there, Dean said.

    Australia said this week it will negotiate with private companies to conduct the next phase, which will resume in two months, if not longer.

    It will take additional time to move new equipment into the search area, which is roughly 23,166 square miles (60,000 square kilometers), said Martin Dolan of the Australian Transportation Safety Board.
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    MH370 saga: Hishammuddin Hussein replaced as Malaysia's transportation minister

    Malaysia's prime minister has appointed a new transport minister to replace Hishammuddin Hussein, who was in charge during the search for missing flight MH370.

    Mr Hishammuddin, who is also defence minister, provisionally held the transport portfolio after the post was left vacant following elections a year ago.

    He led the nation's search effort for the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished on March 8 with 239 people aboard.

    Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday that Liow Tiong Lai, a former health minister and president of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), would become transport minister.

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    Official: Next MH370 search likely announced Thursday | CNN

    Australian authorities most likely will announce the next search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday, a senior Malaysian official told CNN on condition of anonymity Wednesday.

    The search area will be "refined," rather than brand new, and still will be in the southern Indian Ocean, where previous underwater explorations have failed to find the aircraft, the official said.

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    Posts involving today's Malaysia Airline crash have been moved to the Ukraine thread.
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    Flight MH370 six months on: beatings and detentions but still no answers | The Guardian

    Absence of explanation for missing Malaysia Airlines plane fuels suspicion among relatives of the 154 Chinese passengers


    Two-thirds of the passengers were Chinese and some families – though they stress they are angry with Malaysia and the airline, not their own government – say their pain has been compounded by official pressure.

    One woman, who asked to be called only Kelly, said she and another relative were detained after protesting at the Malaysia Airlines office. When other family members rushed to the station where she was being held, they were beaten.

    "I was strangled by a tall officer and almost got choked. I tried to escape from him but about six or seven policemen came up and beat me. My daughter wanted to take a picture for evidence, but a policewoman took her mobile phone away and pushed her to the ground, dragging her hair. She too was forced into the interrogation room. I felt sad and desperate," wrote one of those relatives.

    According to other family members in a subsequent case, 14 adults and two small children were taken to the police station after they decided to spend the night at the Malaysia Airlines office. Police had earlier ordered them to leave, saying it was against regulations to stay there despite the permission of the company.

    Another relative said almost 30 people had been taken to police stations at one time or another, and that hotels refused to accept their bookings for meetings.

    "We have felt helpless and alone, as if we were abandoned by the government," he said.

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  21. Andy Downs Member

    The only truth we have is that no one beyond hell or heaven knows.....and that have not sent the international space station to interview Satin and God.

    We know nothing. We will continue to know nothing until enough wreckage has been found and analyzed. IF they do find the plane, and IF they do bring it back to the top, it will be a number of years to get a meaningful report.

    The only news now is they have run out of options on the sea floor area they had been assigned.

    That which remains is mental masterbation
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  23. rof Member

    Wreckage drift is not Anonymous' biggest p0rblem.

    Let it drift.
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  24. System Member

    they're never gonna find that damn plane
  25. The Wrong Guy Member

    'Want to go somewhere but don't know where?': Malaysia Air tweet backfires

    Stricken Malaysia Airlines apologised Saturday for a year-end promotion tweet that draw anger on twitter after it inadvertently drew parallels with the still-missing MH370 flight.

    "Want to go somewhere but don't know where?" read the post on Twitter that was meant to promote special deals by the national carrier, prompting scorn from online users.

    "I genuinely feel sorry for @MAS, an airline I like, but seriously: 'Want to go somewhere but don't know where?'" one user posted.

    Malaysia Airlines said the tweet "was intended to inspire travellers during this holiday period to explore destinations and deals" it was offering.

    "Unfortunately, it unintentionally caused offence to some, and we have since removed the tweet," it said in a brief statement.

    It is the second time the carrier, which has been devastated by the loss of 537 people in two air tragedies this year, has run into criticism over its advertising recently.

    In September, it said it had changed the name of a ticket-sale promotion that invoked an "inappropriate" death reference by asking travellers which places were on their "Bucket List".

    Bookings have plummeted due to the two disasters.

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  26. Adjective Member

    It sucks that the plane and all its passengers disappeared.

    I honestly think someone stole it, but I could be very very wrong.
  27. Andy Downs Member

    They will know when they find about 5 years (I am serious about that)

    It is going to take a long time to find that plane
  28. Andy Downs Member

    The reason I reject the stolen plane idea (at least for financial gain)
    is that there is no where to sell the valuable parts of that plane without getting flagged.
    There are only a few of those planes out there to start with. They are all owned by airlines.
    The parts are useless without what are called "Yellow Tags"
    Those tags are required for every part on a commercial plane.
    ALL of those parts have serial numbers as well.
    The parts must have a track record (log books) to be able to be overhauled and or re-sold (unless its for the price of the scrap metal)

    Stealing it for political reasons is more plausible. Bu if it ever gets on a radar again so many bells and whistles would go off that the entire Air Force would be following it within about an hour

    Because there were no good tracks on the radar prior to loosing the pane, I think is is a mechanical issue that brought it down and probably with a crew suffering hypoxia
  29. Adjective Member

    I have to say after reading this that I agree. I didn't know any of this, but I have no objection and it explains a lot.
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    Former airline boss and famous French author Marc Dugain argued Thursday that there had been a cover-up in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speculating that the passenger jet could have been hacked and then shot down by the US.

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    AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing - officials | Reuters

    AirAsia Flight From Indonesia Is Missing, Airline Says | New York Times

    AirAsia statement on missing airliner
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  36. Anonymous Member

    Homer Lansbury, I meant Homeland Security thinking it might be terrorist related or a surface to air missile? Either way it's a pretty sad deal.
  37. Anonymous Member

    I am never travelling by Malaysian planes. Never. Ever. Fucking ever.

    Which one is this, 3rd?
  38. Maybe John Travolta and Tom Cruise will use their OT Super Flying Powers to find it.

    I wonder if Tom has changed the name of his P-51 Mustang?

    Valkyrie director Bryan Singer and star Tom Cruise in front of Cruise's P-51 Mustang in his airplane hangar remodeled by Scientology money and volunteers:
    BURBANK, Calif. — Tom Cruise's toys are all over the place.

    There are the 16 motorcycles sprinkled about his luxurious private hangar at the Burbank airport: an antique Norton, a vintage Harley, an Indian built by Steve McQueen. There are a couple of roadsters, including a 1958 two-seater Corvette (a gift from his former wife, Katie Holmes).

    And there are his favorites: five airplanes, from an aerobatic biplane to a 1933 crop duster to his prize, a P-51 World War II fighter that once belonged to the Tuskegee Airmen.

    The vehicles are all sizes, ages, value. But they share this: handled carelessly, these fast machines would spell the end of the star.

    Fortunately OT Super Power Scientologists are never careless and never have accidents.
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    Missing AirAsia Plane Likely 'At The Bottom Of The Sea' | Associated Press

    "Based on the coordinates that we know, the evaluation would be that any estimated crash position is in the sea, and that the hypothesis is the plane is at the bottom of the sea," National Search and Rescue chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo told a news conference.

    Indonesia says presumes missing AirAsia plane crashed in Java Sea | Reuters
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    Indonesia Finds Tail of AirAsia Flight 8501 | Wall Street Journal

    Indonesia has located the tail of AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea, the country’s search-and-rescue agency said Wednesday.

    Agency chief Bambang Soelistyo said that his team has visual confirmation of the tail on the seafloor. He said divers are preparing to inspect the wreckage. He declined to say whether searchers had detected pings coming from the plane’s “black box” flight data and cockpit audio recorders.

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