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A terrible incident where it seems a Boeing 777 jet of Malaysian Airlines has crashed with 239 people on board.

 

Just happened in the last few hours.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/world/australians-among-239-people-feared-dead-after-malaysia-airlines-plane-goes-missing-20140308-hvgnx.html

Edited by parleycross

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Just read and update where they think it ditched/crashed in the sea and were scrambling rescue boats etc.

Such an awful situation. ?


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Awful :( thinking of everyone and the families involved xx


 

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Oh no,truly awful news Parleycross!I've only just read your thread so I am going to google to see if there is any fresh news.


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The Guardian Australia website has been really good with frequent updates (it happened more than 12 hours ago). They've now handed over to the Guardian UK for their "day shift".

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The Guardian UK is doing a live update thread. Such terrible news :( hope they find out what happened to it. Seems odd there was no distress calls made.

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I read one report from someone in the aviation industry that said only a catastrophic explosion would have explained such a rapid disappearance from contact with air traffic.

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I read one report from someone in the aviation industry that said only a catastrophic explosion would have explained such a rapid disappearance from contact with air traffic.

 

I was thinking that. Scary whether is was plane error or other involvement. :-/


Trying to get to Aus since 2008. Finally the end is in sight and we are starting to really plan.

Hubby, Paramedic.

Me, Adult Nursing student started Sept 2018. 

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I was thinking that. Scary whether is was plane error or other involvement. :-/

 

The Boeing 777 generally appears to have a good safety record, recent incident involving one was ruled pilot error, this is what I have read today. It is very sad.

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Very scary flight tracker had it literally disappearing at 35,000 feet. The fact there's no wreckage so far is very odd. Doesn't look good, must be so awful for the friends and family. Horrific situation.


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Both the 777 and Malaysian Airlines have had excellent safety records. Since entering service in 1995 there has only been one other hull loss involving a 777 with fatalities and that was pilot error not the aircraft. Sad knews indeed. RIP.


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It's going to take a while to find the wreckage, if it was indeed an explosion then that would send stuff flying everywhere, then factor in the 35,000 feet of height plus probably wind speed/direction and all that. It's going to be a huge operation.


Trying to get to Aus since 2008. Finally the end is in sight and we are starting to really plan.

Hubby, Paramedic.

Me, Adult Nursing student started Sept 2018. 

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The Chinese certainly have the kit to find any wreckage, but sadly politics will no doubt come into play and they won't be allowed in to look. That area is also festooned with fishing boats so there is hope it will be found quickly.


"How much longer Ops? The engine's overheating, and so am i, either we stand down, or blow up! Which do you want"? :arghh:

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I know the thread titles are short but there were actually 239 people of 14 different nationalities aboard, not just 6 Australians.

 

A tragedy for all affected families.


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This is so sad. My heart goes out to all of the families and friends. It seems they are been kept in the darks as well (bbc news). The unknown must be heartbreaking for them. Xx


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Guest guest30085

Very sad news, and horrifying for the missing passengers family and friends, I wish there was some hope, but it doesn't sound like there's a chance of that. RIP x

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its so sad it baught back memories of when i lived in singapore in 1997and silk air 185 went down just before xmas , a girl from our apartment block went down on it , an english girl called elizabeth , it went down in pelambang sumatra , it was thought it was suicide by the pilot , there was a lot of evidence pointing towards it , they never recovered any of the bodies , i think every one in singapore knew some one on that plane

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Guest micman

Very sad and tragic news. We have flown to and from Brisbane many times on Malaysian airlines and they have always been an excellent company to travel with. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy.

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Awful isn't it :(

 

Have you seen the reports about the two stolen passports. Maybe they will never find out who the people using them actually were :(


 

Living in the UK... Hearts are in Australia...

IELTS: 23.01.16 ANMAC: 26.05.16 EOI: 27.06.16 Ahpra: 07.06.16 NSW Nomination: 10.06.16 Police Checks: 06.06.16 Medicals 11.06.16

Be kind to everyone... for everyone is fighting some sort of battle you know nothing about x

 

 

 

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2 people reportedly missed the plane, can you imagine what you might feel being one of those people.

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I suspect the 'T' word, but what I don't understand is how, if the Austrian and Italian citizens reported their passports stolen (as presumably one would), how the airport security allowed two people to board with reportedly-stolen passports. Surely the police would have put out an alert incase somebody tried to use them to travel with...? Or maybe I'm jolly naive :err:

 

Whatever the cause, it is indeed an absolute tragedy and my heart goes out to the families of all those poor souls on board... Puts me off flying, if I'm honest (terrorism is something that's always concerned me - like everyone else, I guess - and when looking at flight prices I have to admit to asking myself "Would this particular airline be more or less at risk of terrorism than the other airline(s)?". Awful, I know, but I don't like flying at the best of times, and since 9/11 my fears have been somewhat exacerbated... :wideeyed:

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Guest Dave53

It's being reported that an oil slick has been discovered in the area that the aircraft was last reported . As someone from an aviation background , I would warn against making speculative comments regarding the cause or causes of this likely crash . The Boeing 777 is indeed a very fine aircraft and has a good safety record , however , aircraft do crash despite many redundancy systems built into to aircraft . When the aircraft is found , efforts will be to recover the FDR( black box ), and the CVR( cockpit voice recorder) and only then will the full picture start to be evident hopefully .

Dave C

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