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Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:49 pm

This news is about two hours old but this break is three minutes

Just loses contact without any distress? Not too much that can cause that other than acts of ...

Let's not speculate [out loud].

Oil slicks 'consistent with' a crash are reported

From breaking news.
Malaysia Airlines loses contact with flight, March 8, 2014
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Editor's note: CNN and other outlets are reporting that several people on board the missing Malaysia flight were using stolen passports of citizens from Austria and Italy. We're waiting for more confirmation. - Aaron
That means not too much. I suspect on most large flights there are at least a few on the lamb.
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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Bruce » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:52 pm

Pilots fell asleep.

Plane fell into a wormhole.

Anyone check the Bermuda triangle?
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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by ed » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:02 pm

Lam Lister, lam. Lamb is what you do.
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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:10 pm

ed wrote:Lam Lister, lam. Lamb is what you do.
Take your pick

1 My spell check auto-incorrected it.
2 That's the British spelling
3 That's what I wrote, Lam
4 Read what I meant to write, not what I wrote.

feel free to choose more than one.

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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:03 pm

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with flight, March 8, 2014
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Senior US official tells @NBCNews: 'We are aware of the reporting on the 2 stolen passports. We have not determined a nexus to terrorism yet, although it's still very early and that's by no means definitive. We're still tracking'
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Malaysia Airlines loses contact with flight, March 8, 2014
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Discovery that 2 passengers may have boarded with stolen passports significantly changes how US government is looking at Malaysian missing flight, officials tell @NBCNews
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Obviously, the flight path presented is not actual. The route would have been over the South China Sea. Like this, I suspect:

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If airline security is even a fraction of what it is here, then they already have a dozen 8x10 glossy color photos from different angles of ever passenger that boarded that fight. So they already know who is who and who presumable is who-not. I'm not saying they've identified who the who-nots really are, of course.

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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by ed » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:44 pm

1 accident
2 wackey norks
3 wackey chinese nuts
4 hal
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1 accident
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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:39 pm

Stop double posting you fag

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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:40 pm

two fucking minutes apart, no less.

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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by ed » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:54 pm

Comedy gold.

Worth repeating

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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:33 pm

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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:47 pm

Rob Lister wrote:That means not too much. I suspect on most large flights there are at least a few on the lamb.

How does one travel with a stolen passport? If they don't detect it before you leave, it seems likely they would when you arrive.

Also, since the passport has been reported stolen, it should come up as reported stolen when they swipe it into the computer.


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-0 ... ssing.html
Stolen Passports

The stolen Austrian passport used to board Flight 370 was from a 30-year-old who reported the theft in 2012 in Thailand, while the Italian was Luigi Maraldi, who disclosed the theft of his documents in August, according to the countries’ foreign ministries. Neither man was on the jet, their governments said.

An over-water disappearance and stolen passports “raised huge red flags,” said John Magaw, a former top U.S. law enforcement and transportation security official who now works as a consultant. “Those two things right there are highly, highly, highly suspicious.”
If they are "huge red flags" why did they let them on the plane?
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The presence of two passengers with stolen passports is an indicator of possible terrorism, said Magaw, citing intelligence warnings that multiple attackers may seek to elude detection by smuggling different parts of bombs onto planes and then assembling the pieces in bathrooms.

Malaysia immigration officers check foreign passports with biometric features by swiping outbound travelers’ documents to see details of their histories and check thumbprints and faces against on-screen photo identifications, said an immigration official at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

When the system isn’t working, is slow or freezes, officers enter passport details manually to verify a traveler without taking a thumbprint, said the official, who asked not to be identified because of a lack of authorization to speak publicly.

Information is keyed in manually for passports without the biometric enhancements, the official said. Outbound visitors’ passports also are checked to ensure that they show stamps proving entry into Malaysia, said the official, who was commenting on procedures in general, not Flight 370.
So maybe terrorists did some kind of DDoS attack on their system to make sure the system was down and they wouldn't detect the stolen passports?
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Post by Badger » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:33 am

I haven't heard of anyone/organization claiming responsibility, so I think it just blowed up good.

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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:37 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
How does one travel with a stolen passport? If they don't detect it before you leave, it seems likely they would when you arrive.
If the plan is not to arrive ...

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:13 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:
How does one travel with a stolen passport? If they don't detect it before you leave, it seems likely they would when you arrive.
If the plan is not to arrive ...
Stolen passports are also good raw material for fraudulent passport manufacture.

Stolen passport trivia: Lev Bronstein got the name "Leon Trotsky" off the stolen passport he used when he escaped Russia the first time (before the Revolution). I wonder what the "real" Mister Trotsky was like.
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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:51 pm

16 minutes ago
Malaysia Airlines loses contact with flight, March 8, 2014
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More: Vietnam search and rescue authorities say a new object has been spotted 80 km. south-southwest of Tho Chu island - @TrongKhanhVu
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Doesn't match up well with the timeline of events. That's about 200 miles north of where it left from. It would be there less than 30 minutes after take off. It went missing 2 hours after take off according to earlier reports. Other reports say that it might have turned, or turned back, but it would have to fly in circles for an hour to end up there. I suppose the 2-hour report could have been in error.

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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:59 pm

Aljazeera reports that it left radar 1 hour after takeoff.

Malaysia Airlines says:

https://www.facebook.com/my.malaysiaair ... eam_ref=10
We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing.

The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time.

Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.
Not sure who's right.

This is better:

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-ne ... 0-20140309
Saturday, March 8, 2014

12.40 am - Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200 carrying 227 passengers from 14 nationalities along with 12 crew members, took off from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

1.22 am - The plane was meant to transfer to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh air traffic control but never appeared.

2.41 am - Malaysian air traffic control in Subang lost contact with the plane, some two hours after it left Kuala Lumpur.
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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:26 pm

BBC News:

When was the last contact made?

Flight MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 00:41 on Saturday (16:41 GMT Friday), and was due to arrive in Beijing at 06:30. Air traffic controllers lost contact at 01:30.

At a time as yet undisclosed, a relative reportedly managed to call one of the passengers, who was carrying a Singapore phone. Malaysia Airlines has repeatedly tried to call the same number but no ringtone has been heard.
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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:58 pm

Article wrote:Malaysia Airlines has repeatedly tried to call the same number but no ringtone has been heard.
Yep, straight to voice mail.

Wonder if they left a message. :|

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Re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:59 pm

(Reuters) - Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner with 239 people on board are narrowing the focus of their inquiries on the possibility that it disintegrated mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished after climbing to a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing in the early hours of Saturday. Search teams have not been able to make any confirmed discovery of wreckage in seas beneath the plane's flight path almost 48 hours after it took off.

"The fact that we are unable to find any debris so far appears to indicate that the aircraft is likely to have disintegrated at around 35,000 feet," said the source, who is involved in the preliminary investigations in Malaysia.

If the plane had plunged intact from such a height, breaking up only on impact with the water, search teams would have expected to find a fairly concentrated pattern of debris, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the investigation.

The source was speaking shortly before Vietnamese authorities said a military plane had spotted an object at sea suspected to be part of the missing airliner.

Asked about the possibility of an explosion, such as a bomb, the source said there was no evidence yet of foul play and that the aircraft could have broken up due to mechanical issues.

Malaysian authorities have said they are focused on finding the plane and have declined to comment when asked about the investigations.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/ ... FF20140309