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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:42 am

Quoting phantomx18 (Reply 54):

I woke up this morning with this idea in my head, and I apology for the personal implications, but the issue of flying off course, at the height to be undetected, with no "understandable" terrorist target provoking this havoc sounds to me much more probable related with an skilled but altered professional pilot's mind than a terrorist one or a concadenation of high technology security systems going mad while letting the plane still flying for quite a long time after.

Someone said many threads ago to check the pilot's last FS flights, and it sounded ridiculous to me, but now I admit I see it not so crazy now, at least to check if there was something not normal about his behaviour lately. (And sorry again for these kind of implications).

On the other hand, can actually a pilot lock himself alone in the cockpit when the other one is out (bathrom i.e.). Isn't there a way for the other one?
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:48 am

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

Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:48 am

Quoting iberiadc852 (Reply 153):
Isn't there a way for the other one?

Most airlines have a secondary, emergency code for the flight deck door lock to allow access in such a situation.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:48 am

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 150):
There's also a page about this in the MH370 wiki, see http://mh370.wikia.com/wiki/Discussi...omnod

That looks eerily similar to a 777 fuselage. How to further relay these coordinates to rescuers? (assume this has already been done). If the plane ditched similar to the miracle on the Hudson, then its possible the thing sank in whole parts.

Quoting Coal (Reply 151):
Is the press conference happening? It's 4:30pm here in SE Asia but CNN is not airing anything.

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It hasn't started but abcnews.com has a live feed. Everyone is waiting for something to start.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:52 am

Quoting johnsonseattle (Reply 140):

I spotted something that looks to me like a fuel or oil slick in the Tomnod imagery. Centered around map 11206, but extending a few maps to the left and right.

There are oil rigs elsewhere in this map sector, but not immediately adjacent to the tagged area.

Quoting flood (Reply 150):
The report itself looks legitimate, the question is what he actually saw. He estimated the object to be 50-70km... that's quite a distance.

His rig location, marked to the right in yellow with the object he apparently observed in red:

The two the things I had tagged as oil/gas slicks are highlighted in yellow. Nearby oil platform is highlighted in purple (map 13729)



I can't figure out how to find any kind of location data from Tomnod, so I have no idea if this is the platform referenced in that email/letter, but it seemed interesting to me. It seems too close to the platform, unless the slick had drifted.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:52 am

Quoting iberiadc852 (Reply 153):
On the other hand, can actually a pilot lock himself alone in the cockpit when the other one is out (bathrom i.e.). Isn't there a way for the other one?

The pilot in the cockpit can change the door security code, and I think that was done by the co-pilot of JetBlue Flight 191 to keep the erratically acting captain out of the cockpit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JetBlue_Airways_Flight_191

In the case of MH 370, it would be the erratically acting pilot who would be locking out the other one, and possibly after that de-pressurizing the cabin to prevent forced entry into the cockpit, for example. It is scary that scenarios like these cannot be ruled out based on the current information.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:54 am

Quoting SQ452 (Reply 155):
If the plane ditched similar to the miracle on the Hudson, then its possible the thing sank in whole parts.

Ditching at night with no moon and no outside lights would be nigh impossible.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:59 am

Quoting YokoTsuno (Reply 153):
In the unthinkable event that the airplane will never be found, which jurisdiction/authority actually declares the passengers officially deceased?

I can only answer for the Swiss laws, and you can hope that this regulation is similar across the world:

In Switzerland, the last known place of residence is relevant. If a somebody who lived in Switzerland perished in MH370, it's the Swiss authorities who declare him dead*. Switzerland also honors foreign notices of disappearance if the country of origin (citizenship) or the country of last known residence has issued it.

*: After a life-threatening situation, a person can be declared dead if one year has passed without a sign of life. According to our law, though. German law allows somebody to be declared dead three months after an air disaster.


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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:00 am

Sky news did report there will be a press conference..so assuming it's going ahead.

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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:03 am

Quoting theaviator380 (Reply 158):

Yeah, also on cnbc they are waiting and 'break in' the current program when the press conference is starting
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:04 am

Life raft confirmed NOT to be from MH370, says MMEA.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:04 am

Quoting iberiadc852 (Reply 153):
On the other hand, can actually a pilot lock himself alone in the cockpit when the other one is out (bathrom i.e.). Isn't there a way for the other one?

The locked out pilot would try to regain acces by using a emergency acces code. A alert then goes off in the flight deck and the pilot in there has 30 seconds to deny entry, if not, the door opens. There is also a mechanical lock which one can use. I would suspect that the latter be used if you want to lock someone out. See the Ethiopian hijack.

I just can't get my head around the fact that we lost a 777 since 5 days without a clue. Amazing.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:08 am

Quoting dc863 (Reply 156):
Ditching at night with no moon and no outside lights would be nigh impossible.

If the plane had flown maximum time allowed by the remaining fuel, is there any chance it had reached dawn before ditching or crashing? If we assume that the plane was at 2:40 AM Malaysian time west of Malay peninsula?
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:08 am

Btw. I am wondering what they are gonna tell during the press conference. I am afraid that nothing news will be told:
- not found yet
- explanation of the search near palau penak
- china has upscaled searc effort
- try our best
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:12 am

Quoting 456 (Reply 163):
Btw. I am wondering what they are gonna tell during the press conference. I am afraid that nothing news will be told:

Sky news reporter just quoted a source as saying "interesting" information will be shared ...
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:12 am

To me it is becoming increasingly likely that the aircraft will not be found if it came down in the sea. Affected by wind and currents, any debris found on the surface may have drifted a very long distance from where it came down.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:18 am

Quoting Finn350 (Reply 162):

I think those people still not sure exactly what time it disappeared. Feels like they all hitting darts in a dark, pitch dark. That 2 hour period from when it disappeared till Malaysian official woke up sound silly to me.

I am so annoyed 5 days and not a single firm clue, I can't imagine those poor relatives of pax, must be so difficult to cope with this situation.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:19 am

Quoting Finn350 (Reply 162):

Quoting dc863 (Reply 156):
Ditching at night with no moon and no outside lights would be nigh impossible.

If the plane had flown maximum time allowed by the remaining fuel, is there any chance it had reached dawn before ditching or crashing? If we assume that the plane was at 2:40 AM Malaysian time west of Malay peninsula?

Yes, it would have had fuel to fly until local morning. However if it was flying west of course morning comes later.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:19 am

Quoting art (Reply 165):

To me it is becoming increasingly likely that the aircraft will not be found if it came down in the sea. Affected by wind and currents, any debris found on the surface may have drifted a very long distance from where it came down.

Byond all chaos theorie, there are digital models calculating maritime currents, they are not 100% accurate but get quite close. If debris is being found over the next days, It should be no rocket science to trace it back where it was floating a week before.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:21 am

Quoting art (Reply 165):

Maybe it's time for a collaborative effort of all navies - to map the sea floor of major shipping/traffic routes using side-scan sonar.

This might very well help historians who are on the look-out for sunken ships, be it of the 17th century, or World War II. This could help oceanographers. It could be a training opportunity for, God forbid, future accidents like AF447.

But the oceans are HUGE. We still know more about the other planets than about our oceans.


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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:23 am

Quoting aerobalance (Reply 7):
He may not have said it, but somebody did. Why are they searching in that area, just for the heck of it?
Quoting PanAmPaul (Reply 132):

Malaysian officials are contradicting one another. Now the Air Force is saying that the plane did not head over the Strait.

Malaysian Air Force: Plane Did Not Detour Over Strait

To wit:

That article distorts WSJ's reporting. Note the journalist did not use any quotation from the Air Chief's statement. In the statement he did not go anywhere near 'categorically denying' that the aircraft reached the Straits of Malacca. He only refuted a quote that was attributed to him by a Malaysian newspaper. You can read his statement in the previous threads.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:27 am

Quoting PhilV (Reply 109):
Something from Vung Tau region again.

http://twitpic.com/dy1qmm

Thought it was ruled out.. Maybe fake?

There's always something with Vung Tau region (the pilot, the debris field and this letter now) and yes I know pilot and debris field were ruled out,or maybe they aren't false after all.. I personally think that they should look off Vung Tau. I don't want to sound rude or disrespect but I was reading all the threads since day 1 and I can easily say that the Malaysian authorities are feeding us with a bunch of c**p info in the past few days, they don't know how to deal with this issue themselves. IMO the only reason the air plane or the debris haven't been found yet it's because everyone is looking in the wrong places.

Personally I'm sure (if) it will be found SE of Ho Chi Minh city and Vung Tau area, that's my hunch.

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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:29 am

Quoting dc863 (Reply 156):
Ditching at night with no moon and no outside lights would be nigh impossible.

Yeah I hadn't thought about that. Fair point. Enough moonlight, maybe. but the chances are slim.

Also, these reports surfacing about how a few years ago the co-pilot allowed female passengers into the cockpit on an HKT>KUL flight, I am inclined to believe. Why else would these people come forward and lie? If it is true, then this is serious breach in security for Malaysia Airlines. Passengers in the cockpit during flight AND smoking in the flight deck are all major no-no's.

By the way, what are the rules for smoking in the cockpit during flight? I've been on a number of airlines in Asia (not going to name names out of respect to them) where I have smelled cigarette smoke near the cockpit door inflight (such as when I was using the forward lavatory) and through the above seat air vents. I never witnessed a pilot lighting up inflight but all the evidence was there that there was some smoking going on during the flight by the cockpit crew. I thought this was pretty much banned by all airlines no?

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 164):
Sky news reporter just quoted a source as saying "interesting" information will be shared ...

Perhaps that is causing the delay as to why this thing hasn't started yet.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:35 am

Quoting chrisrad (Reply 151):
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:37 am

Quoting iberiadc852 (Reply 150):
On the other hand, can actually a pilot lock himself alone in the cockpit when the other one is out (bathrom i.e.). Isn't there a way for the other one?
Quoting Finn350 (Reply 155):
The pilot in the cockpit can change the door security code, and I think that was done by the co-pilot of JetBlue Flight 191 to keep the erratically acting captain out of the cockpit.

Yes he can lock the door from the inside. He can set the door control to "deny", which will electronically stop the door box from opening the door or he can simply slide the backup deadbolt on the door into the locked position.
The code cannot be changed easily. One needs a screwdriver to remove an access panel and access to both sides of the door.
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RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15

Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:38 am

Quoting SQ452 (Reply 172):
Also, these reports surfacing about how a few years ago the co-pilot allowed female passengers into the cockpit on an HKT>KUL flight, I am inclined to believe. Why else would these people come forward and lie?

You'd be surprised what people do for attention.

Might be true, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was bogus.

Quoting SQ452 (Reply 172):
By the way, what are the rules for smoking in the cockpit during flight? I've been on a number of airlines in Asia (not going to name names out of respect to them) where I have smelled cigarette smoke near the cockpit door inflight (such as when I was using the forward lavatory) and through the above seat air vents. I never witnessed a pilot lighting up inflight but all the evidence was there that there was some smoking going on during the flight by the cockpit crew. I thought this was pretty much banned by all airlines no?

Not at all. Many airlines still allow it. I don't know about MH though.

It really isn't a safety hazard given what the cockpit furnishings are made of though.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:38 am

Quoting YokoTsuno (Reply 173):

Jep
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:39 am

I thought it would be interesting to note the number of statements about the search that have been contradicted a short while later

-When the aircraft disappeared
-Where it was when it disappeared
-Only those who bought tickets were on board
-The aircraft made it to the straights of Malacca
-China is widening search to areas on land

I am sure I am missing others but I have come to the conclusion that reading anything about this disappearance is a waste of time as it has as much of a chance as being accurate as it does not. I am beginning to think that those interested in finding the aircraft will have to wait more than a week. As wide as the search is now, its pretty evident that they have no idea where it is.

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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:40 am

Breaking: Body in life vest found in Malacca

http://hen.chinadaily.com.cn/n/2014-03-12/NEWS13754.html

The report said the body was found by rescue volunteers. Waiting for official statement.



[Edited 2014-03-12 02:45:13]
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:42 am

Nothing new. I am surprised the search area (the two areas combined I mean) is not that big, just about the size of my German home state Hessen, something you could cross in two hours by car if on land.

Only thing thats clear now is that they do not trust the military radar obviously as they are still searching in the area where primary contact was lost.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:43 am

I note he's still not confirming or denying the detection of the aircraft flying back into the Straits.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:45 am

They are not saying anything... Just answering some chaotic shouted questions :/
I hope this is not how the search is going on...
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:48 am

What is shamefull press confrence, just no news what so ever. The malaysian gouvernment really is a discrace how they handle this case. They just keep everybody with question or even more questions. I even wonder if they know themselfs what happenend. Gosh all those journalist are having so many questions, just like us. The only thing the malaysian authorities do is creating and raising more doubts. For me it gets more and more frustrating, authorities form some countries can read my messages on my phone, but many ships and planes and even satilietes cant find this plane, so shamefull and sad.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:49 am

It's official... The Malaysians have not got a clue what they are doing. They are hiding information, the whole thing is just a chaotic mess.

Time to hand the search over to people who know what they are doing... Then I guarantee they will find the wreckage soon.

I bet they haven't even been searching for a black box signal!
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:49 am

Quoting na (Reply 179):
Only thing thats clear now is that they do not trust the military radar obviously as they are still searching in the area where primary contact was lost.

Seems that way. They're "still corroborating" the military radar signals. Still saying the turnback is a "possibility" and not a "definitive answer". The military guy grinned when he said the time the plane was last seen on radar and a hundred journalists screamed in unison: "WHERE!!!!????"
 
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RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15

Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:50 am

Quoting dtfg (Reply 178):

i just cant imagine a single body floating in the busiest shipping area of the world, with no other sightings of anything.

anymore details in press conference? India has apparently joined in SAR...

also, just out of curiosity... And I'm not trying to get all fox Mulder on this, but... How many UFOs (in the literal sense) are picked up on radar everyday?

point is, in the absence of certainty, i too wouldn't be confirming last known positions.

[Edited 2014-03-12 02:53:33]

and, furthermore, we need to remember 239 lives are at stake here- that's 239 too many to gamble on an anonymous, confusing blip.


[Edited 2014-03-12 02:56:48]
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:51 am

Quoting SQ452 (Reply 172):
Also, these reports surfacing about how a few years ago the co-pilot allowed female passengers into the cockpit on an HKT>KUL flight, I am inclined to believe. Why else would these people come forward and lie? If it is true, then this is serious breach in security for Malaysia Airlines.

Alright, imagine you are blond in the worst sense of this word. You love attention and suddenly a chance comes to get a TWO-BILLION+ audience.
Just think, when I took my last flight on Emirates, I could have asked the pilots to have a photo with them outside the cockpit. Security breach? No. Just imagine something sinister happens to them. then I come forward and say: I flew from DXB to WAW in the jumpseat and I got to sit at the joystick. they were smoking and petting each other, etc. How do they defend?
Whereas you see me live on CNN day in day out as I am a celebrity, no?

These two beauties just asked the hansdome pilots to have a photo with them. End of story.

[Edited 2014-03-12 02:53:27]
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:51 am

Didn't he say Penang?
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:52 am

The general just said they are not sure if the signals referred are from MH370. Why are they so slow to find that out?
Honestly, the Malaysians show a very bad picture, they are clueless and they are unable to read the few data that is there.

MAS CEO just saying that he hasnt even checked the maintenance history of the 777 lost, cant answer questions regarded to the specific plane. What an amateur, what has he been doing!

[Edited 2014-03-12 02:56:21]
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:54 am

So basically nothing new, other than India, Japan, and Brunei have come forward to help in the search, and still no 100% confirmation that it was spotted on radar heading west.

Also said they would have these news conferences at 5:30pm (he said in Bahasa Melayu "Lima Setengah") on a daily basis, even if there is no news.

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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:55 am

So... the ATC lost radar contact at 1.31am, but military got _something_ at 02:15, 200miles northwest of Penang, at they have no clue what it was.

Kind of explains the search in the Malacca strait. Could be totally unrelated though. Unless aliens.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:55 am

ohwww and that *ucking smile on that face of the leader of the press conference, such a shame. they have no idea whats going on.


And they have to check the plane records pfffffff they should do from the first day it was missed, even now 5 days later they cant give those details, amateurs.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:55 am

They are continuesly saying how difficult it is to coordinate this operation with so many countries but is that true.
I mean, are NAVO or UN tests (not to speak about official missions) not even bigger?
Yes they can be planned, but i do see it as 1 strong team at the top which coordinates the resources no matter which country?

Awfull press conference....
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:57 am

And while they seem to not know anything and have nothing to say, there are people suffering from the loss of loved ones that are left in the dark void between hope and mourning. SIGH!
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:57 am

Quoting EVAAIRBR076 (Reply 191):

Indeed. That last remark he made to a female journalist who was saying: your statements are changing. And he said: that is not true, that is your opinion :/
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:59 am

Quoting s5daw (Reply 190):
So... the ATC lost radar contact at 1.31am, but military got _something_ at 02:15, 200miles northwest of Penang, at they have no clue what it was.

This was what I heard
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:00 am

Quoting EVAAIRBR076 (Reply 191):

And they have to check the plane records pfffffff they should do from the first day it was missed, even now 5 days later they cant give those details, amateurs.

That was bad. Surely they would have gone through the maintenance records with a tooth and comb.
 
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:00 am

Forget all scenarios, all conspiracies, all 'what ifs'... I have not seen the following scenario which pops up in mind after seen the press conference: the incapacity in leading an operation like this by the current leading team...

[Edited 2014-03-12 03:03:06]
 
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RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15

Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:03 am

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 193):
And while they seem to not know anything and have nothing to say, there are people suffering from the loss of loved ones that are left in the dark void between hope and mourning. SIGH!

IMO it's sick to still call it SAR. They should have declared the plane crashed by missing by now.

Why is it so hard to say: we don't know what happened. We got unidentified radar contact in west coast, but that could be unrelated. We are searching both sides just to be sure. The area is huge it might take a lot of time to recover the plane. Survivors are unlikely simply due to dehydration. Condolences to the families. We are doing what we can to find the remains and explain what happened.

[Edited 2014-03-12 03:05:48]

[Edited 2014-03-12 03:07:07]
 
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RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15

Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:04 am

Quoting phantomx18 (Reply 113):
From searching pictures on the internet, it appears that airplane life rafts do have the words "Boarding" on them to show survivors which side has the opening to climb into.

Guys, correct me if I am wrong, but the 777 Liferafts are it´s emergency exit slides that double up as liferafts , which are grey ! the pictures show a marine liferaft that is ussually affixed to vessels in a drum, I don not think this is is from a 777, but maybe someone else can verify ? m
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