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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:09 pm

Quoting Mark2fly1034 (Reply 101):
That oil spill seems highly unlikely unless the plane was carrying oil as cargo

Unless they saw the Jet-A that was used as fuel for the engines. People has the bad habit to label any spill in the water as oil spill even it's something totally different.
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Remember the news uses terms that they don't have a clue about. Oil slick is a general term, and the 777 has large amounts of fuel and skydrol (hydraulic fluid), hence their term "oil slick".
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:10 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 64):
If the aircraft had ELT and it never activated, it could indicate a sudden explosion mid air.

If the aircraft exploded mid-air, wouldn't other aircrafts in the area notice the flash from the explosion given the weather was fairly clear?
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:10 pm

Quoting Mark2fly1034 (Reply 101):

I dont think we should take oil literally as engine oil here. Kerosene is also some kind of oil.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:11 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 98):
Would these two passports not be reported stolen and blocked for use? Similar system to when a credit card is lost/stolen?

Maybe they had been stolen same day and owners had no chance to report
It seems really unlikely that given the case that the 2 pax who flew were impostors, they were trying to disembark in any destination to start up a new life, why should they want to travel first to PEK if they could get directly to europe before stolen passport could be reported?
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:11 pm

Quite strange that CNN stresses that it is crucial to find out if the passports were stolen or lost - what difference does it make if they were stolen or lost if they end up being used to get access to a flight by two passengers who are indeed someone else...?
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:12 pm

Quoting Steelyman (Reply 106):
Maybe they had been stolen same day and owners had no chance to report

The Austrian's passport was stolen in 2012, the Italian's in Agust 2013.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:12 pm

Slicks are over 9 miles long and a parallel one 500 metres apart.

That sounds like a low level fuel dump and either a ditching, or a diversion again at low level to avoid radar!

No wreckage yet.
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Pilots of missing Malaysia Airlines flight have more than 20,000 hours of flight experience.

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking...ht-has-more-20000-hours-flight-exp
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:14 pm

Quoting pvjin (Reply 90):

Quoting EY460 (Reply 87):
Also the Austrian passenger was not on board and had its passport stolen.

Two people with false passports in the same flight? Doesn't sound very usual to me, I wouldn't be surprised if this was a terrorist attack after all.

You would think government agencies have better ability to fake a stolen passport in today's technology.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:14 pm

Quoting Mark2fly1034 (Reply 101):
That oil spill seems highly unlikely unless the plane was carrying oil as cargo. Large jet planes only need a few gallons if that for a flight.

I'd imagine that by "oil" they mean oil / gasoline / petroleum / jet A: any slick liquid stuff less dense than water. If that "oil" is from the plane, then I'd guess the plane didn't break up in pieces at 35,000 ft, since I'd assume the fuel would vaporize on its way down. Am I right?

In any case, very sad piece of news.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:16 pm

Quoting Mark2fly1034 (Reply 101):
That oil spill seems highly unlikely unless the plane was carrying oil as cargo. Large jet planes only need a few gallons if that for a flight.

The reference to an "oil spill" or "oil slick" could simply refer to the standard rainbow-hued slick that floats on water when a petrochemical is in said water. It may not refer to actual engine oil. This is the mass media we're talking about, here.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:19 pm

In the end, they have to find the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder--the black boxes--as soon as possible.

The black boxes will tell us if there was a sudden, catastrophic failure that brought down the plane--which is essentially if both units stop recording data suddenly, as in the case of Pan Am Flight 103 from 1988. If both boxes kept on recording until the plane hits the ocean, then it's more likely we had a major mechanical failure somewhere.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:22 pm

Right so two passports were stolen... That means (in theory) that the people who stole the passports should be on the plane. Nowadays, all checked luggage has to match the people on the flight. If the passenger does not turn up at the gate, the bags will be offloaded.

So IF this was sabotage, then the passengers would have been on the plane, right? And with a big international airport like KUL presumably having advanced screening equipment, it would be quite a task to smuggle explosives on the plane.

I know in the news there has been a lot of talk about people having explosives hidden internally... Does anyone think it could be this?
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:23 pm

Quoting uta999 (Reply 109):
That sounds like a low level fuel dump and either a ditching

It actually sounds like two reported slicks. It's been more than twelve hours past any crash into the sea (if there was any crash into the sea). Fluids could easily get moved around a lot by currents.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:28 pm

Latest post in MalaysianWings mentioned that a US army camp in Utapao Thailand intercepted a SOS radio call from the aircraft requesting for emergency landing because it is experiencing disintegration of fuselage.

http://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20140308003502-260401
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:28 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 98):
Would these two passports not be reported stolen and blocked for use? Similar system to when a credit card is lost/stolen?

I am pretty sure there is no any global system for registering stolen or lost passports. I have seen customs all around the world just checking passport authenticity only with their bare eyes or with a simple magnifier. The same even goes for visas, for which you would expect it is easy to set up a control system to see if the visa was really issues by a government authority, but most countries do not have this. Let alone for passports from foreign nations.

What customs do when they scan a passport is save it in their countries system for entry/exit administration. If I would go to Thailand on a genuine passport, buy a fake passport there, cross the border into Malaysia, then I could also exit Malaysia with the fake passport. The only point where this fraud could be detected is at the exit of Thailand, which should not be possible on a stolen passport. However, looking at the infrastructure of Thailand, it is easily possibly that a passport reported stolen to local police does not go into any national Thai database of stolen passports.

Just saying that on a global scale, the problem of stolen/lost/counterfeited passports is almost impossible to address.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:31 pm

So far we understand that the aircraft went off radar contact either 40 minutes or 2 hours after take off (some confusion here), but what about ACARS? Is this 772 equipped to send flight management systems and critical engine stats back to MH's flight operations center? This may give a clue as to what may have happened just before contact was lost.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:33 pm

Meanwhile CNN needs to check for the correct information before posting. Notice the last paragraph:
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/08/wo...plane-missing/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Did the people at CNN forget AF447?
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:34 pm

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 118):
http://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20140308003502-260401

Structural failure then if true, either through fatigue or a bomb.
I only wonder why it takes 20 hours or so for this message to be reported. Also why the the US forces got this message and not Malaysian or Vietnamese ATC which both should have been hearing this.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:36 pm

Further to my post and photo of 9M-MRO at reply 92, I can comment that security at KUL appeared very tight with a further check of all persons and hand baggage at the gate prior to boarding.

Regarding speculation of terrorism, I really hope this is not the case, although for Boeing and the B777, it would be a better outcome. At least all would be satisfied that the plane was in the clear. Not of course a good outcome for Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines, the latter experiencing recent financial difficulties.

If a bomb were to have been responsible, it would likely have been in hold baggage, not hand baggage for the reason given in my first point. Although on that point, we did not have to separate liquids from carry on baggage in the way UK airports demand. It was scanned while inside your hand baggage.

There is however a vague case here. China has already put Xinjiang separatists responsible for the recent terrorist attack in Kunming and other less well reported incidents in Beijing and other places. MH 370 had a high proportion of Chinese nationals on board with PEK as the destination. The flight was also code shared with CZ 748. If Xinjiang related terrorists wished to target a flight, it would likely be to or from PEK. To pull this off on a flight out of PEK would be extremely difficult so it would likely be done from somewhere else. Malaysia is an Islamic country and I guess it would be possible for Al Qaeda affiliated groups to have infiltrated the system at KUL. To pull this off would clearly need to have been a well organised inside job with today's security protocol.

Thinking this through logically however, I suggest that the bomb scenario is hence too far fetched, possible, but highly unlikely.

Whatever the cause, this is not the news any of us wanted to hear this morning. And for me having flown with MH so many times over January and February, this is just too close for comfort!
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:37 pm

From CNN:

"An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 carrying 291 passengers struck a seawall at San Francisco International Airport in July 2013, killing three people and wounding dozens more. It's unknown if mechanical failure was involved."

Excuse me???    

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Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 121):
Did the people at CNN forget AF447?

They are talking about the "deadliest" crash. AA587 had 265 casualties, AA447 had 228 (although that type of bodycounting appears to be wholly unnecessary).
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:39 pm

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 118):
Latest post in MalaysianWings mentioned that a US army camp in Utapao Thailand intercepted a SOS radio call from the aircraft requesting for emergency landing because it is experiencing disintegration of fuselage.

Why could only that US army camp intercept the message?
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Was there any violent weather or turbulent air in the suspected crash site?

This reminds me more or AF 447, but in that case I believe the pitot tubes were crystalized.
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Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 127):

No. It seems weather can be ruled out as a factor.
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Quoting awthompson (Reply 123):
There is however a vague case here. China has already put Xinjiang separatists responsible for the recent terrorist attack in Kunming and other less well reported incidents in Beijing and other places. MH 370 had a high proportion of Chinese nationals on board with PEK as the destination.

Going by the names, the stolen passports were for Causasians, not naturalized citizens. I doubt that Xinjiang separatists would have been able to recruit westerners, so it would only be possible if you can check in online on another passport for flights from KUL than the one you use to drop luggage, pass security, immigration and a gate check. From what I read in other forums, this is highly unlikely at KUL.

[Edited 2014-03-08 06:49:43]
 
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Could this be a plausible theory ? I have not heard of this http://www.pakistankakhudahafiz.com/...et-near-miss-north-korean-missile/
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AF447 did not crash because it had crystallized pitot tubes. Clogged pitot tubes do not bring a plane down.
 
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Quoting jetjeanes (Reply 130):
Could this be a plausible theory ? I have not heard of this http://www.pakistankakhudahafiz.com/...sile/

If the page suggests the plane was hit by a North Korean missile, it is not plausible. The missile would have needed a huge range and any such launch would have been detected by the US space-based surveillance.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:53 pm

Is anything known about the repair job after the wingtip collision? Hidden cracks or poor maintenance after the repair could easily lead to a JAL 123-like accident .
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:54 pm

Quoting CityhopperNL (Reply 119):
What customs do when they scan a passport is save it in their countries system for entry/exit administration. If I would go to Thailand on a genuine passport, buy a fake passport there, cross the border into Malaysia, then I could also exit Malaysia with the fake passport. The only point where this fraud could be detected is at the exit of Thailand, which should not be possible on a stolen passport. However, looking at the infrastructure of Thailand, it is easily possibly that a passport reported stolen to local police does not go into any national Thai database of stolen passports.

Thailand is known for its passport "black-market". I also doubt that a security or check-in agent in KUL could tell if someone was not Italian just by resembling Caucasian/Mediterranean.

Quoting awthompson (Reply 123):
There is however a vague case here. China has already put Xinjiang separatists responsible for the recent terrorist attack in Kunming and other less well reported incidents in Beijing and other places. MH 370 had a high proportion of Chinese nationals on board with PEK as the destination. The flight was also code shared with CZ 748. If Xinjiang related terrorists wished to target a flight, it would likely be to or from PEK. To pull this off on a flight out of PEK would be extremely difficult so it would likely be done from somewhere else. Malaysia is an Islamic country and I guess it would be possible for Al Qaeda affiliated groups to have infiltrated the system at KUL. To pull this off would clearly need to have been a well organised inside job with today's security protocol.

I think the tricky thing here is that anyone on a Western passport can travel now to PEK without a Visa (just a transit visa at the airport) if you have another flight in the following 72h. So it would have been perfectly possible for anyone on an Italian/Austrian passport to fly to China without having any previous contact with Chinese authorities (like a consulate/embassy where a counterfeit passport would be likely detected). I wonder also if MAS being an "Islamic" airline was not considered as targeted as a Western/Chinese airline.

If this is confirmed, two stolen Western passports on the way to China of all places? I guess it is not very usual... I assume Chinese flights to Europe/US are also "hot" in terms of potential illegal immigration, so it wouldn't make much sense to fly via PEK either for someone trying to reach the West.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:56 pm

Quoting CityhopperNL (Reply 119):
I am pretty sure there is no any global system for registering stolen or lost passports. I have seen customs all around the world just checking passport authenticity only with their bare eyes or with a simple magnifier.

This is incorrect. You can report a passport as missing and it will be cancelled. Yes in the EU they only glance at it but this is due to the free movement and Schengen regions. In KUL they have a departure immigration officer where they scan your passport and provide a departure stamp.

What is strange is how these stolen passports got through this system?

I am not saying that these stolen passports are anything to do with the plans disappearance but anything is a possibility, even still at this stage.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:58 pm

I don't know if this means more than two, and take it for what it's worth, CNN is now saying that "several" passports were stolen.

"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."
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Quoting JOshu (Reply 136):
"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."

Per Reuters, the Italian foreign ministry just confirmed no Italian was on the missing Malaysia flight.
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Quoting JOshu (Reply 136):
I don't know if this means more than two, and take it for what it's worth, CNN is now saying that "several" passports were stolen.

"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."

According to the passenger list, there were 1 Italian and 1 Austrian on board, so we are still speaking of (only) two stolen passports.
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Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 134):
I think the tricky thing here is that anyone on a Western passport can travel now to PEK without a Visa (just a transit visa at the airport) if you have another flight in the following 72h. So it would have been perfectly possible for anyone on an Italian/Austrian passport to fly to China without having any previous contact with Chinese authorities (like a consulate/embassy where a counterfeit passport would be likely detected).

Would other nationals really require a visa just for connecting? Isn't that Visa waiver thing meant for stopovers rahter than simple connections?

Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 134):
. I also doubt that a security or check-in agent in KUL could tell if someone was not Italian just by resembling Caucasian/Mediterranean.

It was suggested here that it might have to do with Chinese separatists. If Austrian/Italian passport issued for caucasians were used, they would have had to recruit two caucasians as apparently passport and boarding passes are checked against each other at KUL. And that sounds unlikely to me.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:09 pm

KUL-PEK today's flight is about to depart ? It seems still as MH370.

Per MH website

0370 ON TIME KUALA LUMPUR 09 Mar 2014 00:35 BEIJING 09 Mar 2014 06:30
0360 ON TIME KUALA LUMPUR 09 Mar 2014 18:25 BEIJING 10 Mar 2014 00:20


Last Updated on: 08 Mar 2014 23:00 (MYT)


It seems a bit confusing for me why not to change the flight number quickly.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:11 pm

Quoting cipango (Reply 135):
This is incorrect. You can report a passport as missing and it will be cancelled. Yes in the EU they only glance at it but this is due to the free movement and Schengen regions. In KUL they have a departure immigration officer where they scan your passport and provide a departure stamp.

How about in transit? Transited through KL a few times and definitely passports were not checked by immigration.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:13 pm

Quoting Cassi (Reply 133):
Is anything known about the repair job after the wingtip collision? Hidden cracks or poor maintenance after the repair could easily lead to a JAL 123-like accident .

Repair seem to be very minor, less than a $Million. But it is something investigators have to take a look at.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:13 pm

First off God comfort the families and loved ones of those who were on board. Flightradar24 is typically pretty accurate. I'm assuming it is this time as well. It shows the aircraft at FL350 until a little less than 2 Hrs. flight time and over the Gulf of Thailand (NE of Kuala Lumpur and SW of the Vietnam cost) and then an instantaneous loss of received radar data. No pilot loss of communications transponder code entered, no pilot emergency transponder code entered, no pilot emergency ATC communications, instant loss of ATC radar, no difficult weather in the area, no ELT signal picked up yet after the event, etc....which IMO seems to point to a likely catastrophic event. When AF447 went down in the Atlantic Ocean I recommended at that time that all aircraft transiting the Atlantic or Pacific (significant time over water) have the ACARS system report back to the "company" (airline owner) position (Latitude and Longitude) and altitude data at constant and necessary intervals so that emergency efforts for search and rescue could be expedited, and not wait until finding an ELT signal. I don't know if this B77-200 had that capability on board and the airline owner employed it. Very strange incident.
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:14 pm

If the oil slicks are indeed from MH 370, why would they be over 9 miles (15 km) long? Also, how deep is the water in that area? Will they have to use divers or underwater devices to search?
 
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:14 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 98):
Would these two passports not be reported stolen and blocked for use?

The italian citizen reported it and other new passport was issued for him in Italy before returned to South East Asia. So, it's odd as his previous passport was blocked.

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 98):
Similar system to when a credit card is lost/stolen?

Yes, it's similar.
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Further to the news of the intercepted message from MH370:

The Taiwanese news site says that the news about the intercepted message comes from the US Embassy in China which released information an US army base in Thailand intercepted an SOS call at 02:43 a.m. According to this information, the crew asked for an emergency landing reporting a disintegration of the aircraft's fuselage. The relevant information has been handed over to the Malaysia authorities.

http://translate.google.com/translat...altimenews%2F20140308003502-260401
 
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I cannot recall for AF447 in terms of distress calls. But would the Malaysia flight have flown in a communications blackout area? Or would they had been in an area where a distress call would have been received? Can anyone comment?
 
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Per the Guardian, now the Austrian Foreign Ministry is saying no Austrian was onboard, and that his passport was stolen in Thailand two years ago:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...r/08/malaysian-airlines-plane-live
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Quoting jfritz (Reply 148):
Or would they had been in an area where a distress call would have been received? Can anyone comment?

See reply 147.
 
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Quoting ycp81 (Reply 142):
How about in transit? Transited through KL a few times and definitely passports were not checked by immigration.

Maybe not in transit, but if they were going internationally they would have had to be checked at some point. From memory all counties around Malaysia have exit immigration officers - Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Macau, Thailand etc.
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MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 3

Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:20 pm

Quoting iloveboeing (Reply 145):
If the oil slicks are indeed from MH 370, why would they be over 9 miles (15 km) long?

Currents can move/disperse slicks a lot in 12+ hours.

Quoting iloveboeing (Reply 145):
Also, how deep is the water in that area?

Apparently in the 50-80m range.
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