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by Halophila
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6404

Re: Tonga volcano puts ash up to 100K ft.:

I think there were a few planes in the sky within 500km or so at the time. Curious if they noticed the pressure wave

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by Halophila
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Sydney Opens Up to Travellers

Just announced by the New South Wales Premier, Sydney will welcome all vaccinated and tested travelers from Nov 1 without quarantine (source: https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/australia-covid-news-live-cases-lockdown-restrictions-and-vaccinations-as-80pc-roadmap-revealed-with-trave...

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by Halophila
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 95846

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Blankbarcode wrote:
Seems pretty close to the coast, any idea of the water depth around there? I'm so happy they're alright.


I'm an oceanographer - I think it's around 25 - 35 m in that area. So glad the pilots were rescued!

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by Halophila
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions
Replies: 118
Views: 15940

Re: 1% of pax cause 50% of emissions

Depends if beans or other cruciferous vegetables are served at the first class lounge.

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by Halophila
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 41395

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

On or around 1985 I remember having to evacuate Colombo (Sri Lanka) because of a bombing and fly to Tokyo- I swear that was on Swissair and a DC-10 - I seem to recall it being a scheduled flight too.

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by Halophila
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 11322

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

When I was 8 I flew from Germany (FRA?) to NBO on Pan Am and I seem to recall it was a 310. Maybe I’m making this up...

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by Halophila
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 347150

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Virgin Australia have released a list of flights with confirmed Covid-19 cases. See a trend? https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/bookings/flight-status/travel-alerts/ Several flights from the US to Australia. Australia is now mandating a 14-day self-quarantine, but it’s likely too late since there...

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by Halophila
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 188618

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I am due to fly tomorrow to Australia through California (from New England). I'm visiting a family member who is a senior and has cancer (and going through chemo). Current advice is to avoid being within 2 ft of anyone showing symptoms. Should I cancel? (lots of personal complications here). And wha...

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by Halophila
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 219
Views: 29722

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

How about ITH-ORD or ITH-ATL?

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by Halophila
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 311229

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/A ... edule-0000
Well this is eerie for sure
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View AUI752 on the FlightAware website - http://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/A ... edule-0000
Well this is eerie for sure

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by Halophila
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA dumps ELM...again!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7248

Re: UA dumps ELM...again!!

We certainly hope ITH sees an expansion of service with the new terminal renovations. It's a highly seasonal market (2 colleges (+TC3) and some local industry but small compared to Elmira). I wouldn't be surprised that if they upgraded service to DTW with CR7s/CR9s, the front would fill (and not thr...

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by Halophila
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 11239

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

TheZ wrote:
washingtonflyer wrote:
So is this a write off?

:stirthepot:


It's a 1998 model so quite possibly. Hard to tell how severe the structural damage is from the photos.


Bit of speed tape, should be fine.

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by Halophila
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 43699

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

A friend of mine was on the flight. He said that the plane bounced after initial touchdown, then felt like turbulence, then slammed down and felt like turbulence a few times as they slowed down. He said that the first class floor was deformed upwards and that the crew had to pry open the front door ...

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by Halophila
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 84666

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

That's not good... Hope all that are on board are safe. Update: It looks like it was a full flight with 256 passengers supposedly on the flight (UA's 787-9 only has 252 seats, maybe including infants?). Pax will spend the night in NOU - everyone was calm when exiting the aircraft. Including crew to...

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by Halophila
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 462410

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

With respect to everyone on here who knows far more about aircraft than I, could this be a result of a drone strike? Just curious as it seems to have been flying over a populated area at low altitude.

Caveat: I have no idea what I’m talking about- just an amateur non-pilot here...

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by Halophila
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 630936

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

https://reports.nlr.nl/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10921/470/TP-2012-068.pdf?sequence=1 [/quote] The better question is why the pilots can simply call up the GPS measured speed. [/quote] Amateur here, but it would probably have to be some kind of corrected GPS speed... accounting for ascent or descent a...

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by Halophila
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?
Replies: 11
Views: 2536

Re: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?

Sorry for the confusion. The PA was not working at all, nor was the audio from the safety video audible. The cabin manager made a loud announcement - without a megaphone or using the PA system - to watch the video. The FAs did not perform a manual safety demo.

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by Halophila
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?
Replies: 11
Views: 2536

Re: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?

Was it the cabin PA or just the audio from the safety video? You indicate you heard an announcement from the flight attendants to watch the video. Those are separate items.[/quote] Sorry for the confusion. The PA was not working at all, nor was the audio from the safety video audible. The cabin mana...

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by Halophila
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?
Replies: 11
Views: 2536

Re: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?

Was it the cabin PA or just the audio from the safety video? You indicate you heard an announcement from the flight attendants to watch the video. Those are separate items.[/quote] Sorry for the confusion. The PA was not working at all, nor was the audio from the safety video audible. The cabin mana...

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by Halophila
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?
Replies: 11
Views: 2536

Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?

Greetings all, I recently traveled on a United flight from Australia to the US (equipment was a 789). After boarding and pushback the FAs started the normal safety video but audio was not coming through speakers in the cabin. In fact, no FA announcements or announcements from the flight crew came th...

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by Halophila
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April
Replies: 24
Views: 4817

Re: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April

aerorobnz wrote:
It was a hydraulic leak, Left main landing gear. My brother in law was onboard. The flight had to burn a lot of fuel prior to landing to get down to maximum landing weight.

Thanks so much!

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by Halophila
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April
Replies: 24
Views: 4817

Re: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April

Hey folks - to clarify - I was on the flight, but didn't want to give that away in case there were any security issues at the time. So I guess it was some kind of hydraulic leak (I heard a mechanic say "pipe split" or something to that effect. My question is: On a 77W is it standard proced...

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by Halophila
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April
Replies: 24
Views: 4817

Re: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April

Well I may have actually been on the plane :). Evidently a hydraulic line broke. Interesting to do no- or very little bank turns, plus a very shallow descent. To be honest my mind totally went to JAL 123 as it seemed we were slowly turning without any real bank angle, and for a good 3/4 of an hour o...

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by Halophila
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April
Replies: 24
Views: 4817

NZ6 AKL-LAX returns to AKL 6 April

Hi everyone
Just noticed that NZ6 (AKL-LAX) turned around this evening after 40 mins or so, and the plane made a slow and long approach back to AKL.
Anyone know what happened?
Halophila

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by Halophila
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 11222

Re: Norwegian Considering BUF, BWI, RDU

TheGeordielad wrote:
[photoid][/photoid]
msycajun wrote:
Really, which airports haven't Norwegian considered?

Or have been linked to


Ithaca, Elmira or Binghamton, NY. I can see a market there...(sarcasm intended...)

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by Halophila
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITH receives marketing grant
Replies: 20
Views: 2047

Re: ITH receives marketing grant

The cities of ELM, ITH, BGM are all very similar. I would say that ITH is quite different from the other two. It's an oasis of prosperity in a region that has otherwise seen better days. Tompkins County and Ithaca especially is booming. We have Cornell University, Ithaca College and TC3, a blossomi...

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by Halophila
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probably the biggest debris of MH370 - found in Tanzania
Replies: 5
Views: 5754

Re: Probably the biggest debris of MH370 - found in Tanzania

That's really interesting. A) it looks like part of a big commercial jet; B) there doesn't appear to be many barnacles attached, so assuming they haven't been cleared off by the folks who found it its been somewhere out of the water for a while; C) there looks like some kind of burning on the side, ...

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by Halophila
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible MH370 Debris Found In South Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 11952

RE: Possible MH370 Debris Found In South Australia

That "no step" and honeycomb symbol appears rather distinctive - anyone here know where on the plane it may occur?
Halophila

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by Halophila
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique
Replies: 204
Views: 59167

RE: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WPIAeroGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">WPIAeroGuy</a> (<a href="#75" class="quote">Reply 75</a>):<br/><i>Interesting. I know copper and its a...

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by Halophila
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique
Replies: 204
Views: 59167

RE: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique

As a marine biologist/oceanographer, I find the lack of any kind of fouling (our way of saying barnacles, algae, discoloration, tunicates, etc) a bit troubling here. Not to say that it hadn't at one time been floating in the ocean, its just that if it had done so for some time, I would be surprised ...

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by Halophila
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique
Replies: 204
Views: 59167

RE: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique

Two questions for folks here: Was wreckage from South African 295 ever recovered from the Mozambique channel? It crashed just northeast of Mauritius and not that far from Reunion in 1987. I'm just curious about drift patterns of wreckage. Is the 'skin' (presuming here it was found in isolation of an...

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by Halophila
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF63/06Jan Via PER W/5 Engins To JNB
Replies: 57
Views: 14622

RE: QF63/06Jan Via PER W/5 Engins To JNB

Dumb question but is this the first engine being ferried by a 747-400? Or by a QF 744?

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by Halophila
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Comes Close To Aircraft At JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 6117

RE: Drone Comes Close To Aircraft At JFK

Was on a flight into <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> on the 23rd of July, flying over central Park and saw a drone whizz by less than ~300 ft away, quite high in altitude (maybe FL3?). I ju...

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by Halophila
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN) Part 2
Replies: 232
Views: 78865

RE: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN) Part 2

I'm a marine biologist. Just wanted to add that we could probably get clues as to where this has been by looking at the types of viruses that are in those barnacles. The barnacles themselves recruit from larvae which are very wide ranging in ocean plankton, but their viruses can be pretty region spe...

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by Halophila
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH333 Engine Fire - Melbourne
Replies: 10
Views: 9137

MH333 Engine Fire - Melbourne

Evidently MH148 had to turn back because of an engine fire after takeoff <a href="http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/malaysian-airlines-plane-fire-forces-emergency-landing/story-fnizu68q-1227394802792" target="_blank">http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel...nding/story-fnizu68q-122739480279...

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by Halophila
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Most Extreme Runways
Replies: 29
Views: 11235

RE: World's Most Extreme Runways

Dutch Harbor, Alaska is always a fun one!

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by Halophila
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1
Replies: 314
Views: 134324

Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1

Pretty bad form to post the entire PNR and full passenger name. Pretty easy to get at some sensitive personal info.

So sorry to hear about this.

Halophila

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by Halophila
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 7
Replies: 242
Views: 44215

RE: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 7

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#89" class="quote">Reply 89</a>):<br/><i>And then, according to the pictu...

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by Halophila
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 7
Replies: 242
Views: 44215

RE: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 7

First, I want to express how sorry I am for the passengers, crew, and families on board MH17. As someone who spends a significant amount of time at 30,000+ ft, this one really caused a lot of personal distress. I am shocked, saddened, and disgusted. I wanted to ask a physics question (with no disres...

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by Halophila
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian/QANTAS Merger
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

RE: Australian/QANTAS Merger

If I remember correctly, immediately after the merger the short range <acronym title="Air Tahiti Nui (France)">TN</acronym> and subsidiaries (DH8, 146, etc) a/c were painted in a livery featuring a red triangle on the tail, since <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> originally said they ...

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by Halophila
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 33
Replies: 310
Views: 68994

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 33

I've been following these posts for some days now, and I have to say this is amongst the most peculiar aviation incidents I have seen. What I am thinking, however, is that anything posted on this site is public and should this be a terrorism-associated event (and I'm not saying it is here, necessari...

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by Halophila
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15
Replies: 251
Views: 94507

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/timothy31388" class="quote" target="_blank">timothy31388</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>"Pressed repeatedly on what info...

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by Halophila
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 14
Replies: 408
Views: 116863

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 14

Forgive me if this has been said before, but Aceh is literally just across the water from their last reported position and a known hotbed for terrorism. Have the indonesian air force indicated if they saw anything? Any chance it could have landed at LSW or another strip in Aceh?

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by Halophila
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10
Replies: 267
Views: 105897

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/liquidair" class="quote" target="_blank">liquidair</a> (<a href="#115" class="quote">Reply 115</a>):<br/><i>are you suggesting that might have b...

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by Halophila
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10
Replies: 267
Views: 105897

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flymeariver" class="quote" target="_blank">flymeariver</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>This scenario raises a host of oth...

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by Halophila
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 8
Replies: 251
Views: 79717

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LTC8K6" class="quote" target="_blank">LTC8K6</a> (<a href="#99" class="quote">Reply 99</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" ...

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by Halophila
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 8
Replies: 251
Views: 79717

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Dalavia" class="quote" target="_blank">Dalavia</a> (<a href="#93" class="quote">Reply 93</a>):<br/><i> What puzzles me is that they are searchin...

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by Halophila
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 5
Replies: 248
Views: 116370

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LTC8K6" class="quote" target="_blank">LTC8K6</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" ...

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