Malaysian Airlines Flight from Kuala ...

Malaysian Airlines Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Missing

There are 456 comments on the Voice of America story from Mar 8, 2014, titled Malaysian Airlines Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Missing. In it, Voice of America reports that:

A relative of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries, surrounded by journalists, at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China.

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I_am_Belisarius

Quezon, Philippines

#208 Mar 20, 2014
This search effort is really as tough as a needle in a haystack. The only way this could happen is if someone really wanted it to be. The current angle is pilot suicide (with mass murder.)
Private Zippo

Makati, Philippines

#209 Mar 20, 2014
If my wife can't locate that plane,nobody can~~Bit*h thinks she knows every thing!
Private Zippo

Makati, Philippines

#210 Mar 20, 2014
I_am_Belisarius wrote:
This search effort is really as tough as a needle in a haystack. The only way this could happen is if someone really wanted it to be. The current angle is pilot suicide (with mass murder.)
You have to find the haystack before you can look for the needle~~~~Make sense?
McGold

Montréal, Canada

#211 Mar 20, 2014
Private Zippo wrote:
<quoted text>You have to find the haystack before you can look for the needle~~~~Make sense?
I found it. The haystack is the Indian Ocean
Martin Nuke

Makati, Philippines

#212 Mar 20, 2014
Experts ar not confident that the floating large structures are aircraft parts because aircraft structures like wing, tails, fuselage, etc… do not float on water only small debris like life jackets float on water so this may be a false alarm.
TehO

Concord, CA

#213 Mar 21, 2014
I am amazed at how incompetent the Malaysian authority has been, and the whole cuckoo regions. A huge 777 flew from Malaysia, Vietnam/Thai border, Indonesia Sumatra then Indian Ocean with India and Australia. These are sensitive areas with radars and satallites, yet they allowed it to fly through with no intervention or tracking. Only to release radar records a week after the discovery of the aircraft gone missing!!!

Talk about rise of South East Asia, all are just as incompetent as the Philippines

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#214 Mar 21, 2014
heressssssss kenny wrote:
Transponder should be located somewhere on the aircraft with its own independent electrical system unable to be switched off while in the air - is there any reason this could not be done ??
Well yes there is a reason, it's call "radar clutter". Hundreds of parked planes at an airport, just sitting, would really muck things up on the scopes for the controllers... But if the plane is taxing or actually in flight i see no reason one would turn it off. And your not suppose to..

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#215 Mar 21, 2014
I understand what your suggesting Kenny, but independent power would be a battery that is charged from the planes electrical system.. I suppose it could be turned off automatically if the plane is sitting, but I think the problem is the system terminating when the plane is just being serviced as appose to it actually taxing or in flight..

But in my opinion the flight data recorders should also have its own power too. so as a plane has a problem its sequence of system failures can be seen. right now the only independent power is for the pinger.

“To be or not to be”

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#216 Mar 21, 2014
heressssssss kenny wrote:
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Duh everyone knows where are CURRENTLY located - the question is should they be on the exterior of the aircraft so as to be unable to be shutdown while in flight ??
You were thinking of a physical switch or a knob that the pilot can reach out and turn it off. No, It can be shut down even if the transponder is attached on the exterior of the plane. With a remote control we do shut down our tv sets too.

I think the blackbox is placed at the tail of the plane. Maybe I am wrong. They should add a sattelite phone to the black box so that ground control can dial the number when the blackbox is missing.

Since: Apr 09

San Pedro, Philippines

#217 Mar 21, 2014
heressssssss kenny wrote:
Transponder should be located somewhere on the aircraft with its own independent electrical system unable to be switched off while in the air - is there any reason this could not be done ??
Ok Kenny this is my field and I am a certified expert on this. I tested newly built GV aircraft all systems in that plane including all communication, navigation and emergency avionics. I was the lead tester for 5 years at the production facility in Savannah, Georgia. What do I come up with on this?
Well first all the circuit breakers for all systems is located in the cockpit. Any of them can be pulled to disable a system. Only systems that has its own built in battery is the "ELT" Emergency Locating Transmitter, the Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder. The "ELT" is the only box that will transmit a signal if 1. comes in contact with water and 2. a significant g force acts on the box. Just pulling the circuit breaker may not trigger the box.
Transponder can be disabled by only pulling the circuit breaker. So what does this mean? Only if a real catastrophic explosion destroyed the ELT could prevent it from going off but since the ELT is almost always way in the tail thats unlikely or the plane hit the water and sank so fast nobody picked up the ELT signal as the ELT signal cannot be picked up in several hundred meters of water.
For that plane to just disappear no ELT or communications signals it had to be one of 2 things.1. A catastrophic explosion over deep water or 2. Someone pulled all the breakers for the com/nav system which would not have triggered the ELT and flew it somewhere.
The plane had 8 hours of fuel or about 4,000 nautical miles"a straight line". I went to Google Earth and that plane could have flown 3,000 nautical miles to the middle of the Afghan desert leaving hijacking a possibility. No terrorist group claimed responsibility though unless they wanted that aircraft intact to use for a 9/11 style attack which would mean flying the plane to the Afghan desert, landing it then killing all the passengers.
Anyway it goes this is one weird situation probably a perfect storm of things that went wrong or the most complicated successful hijacking in history.
Private Zippo

Makati, Philippines

#218 Mar 22, 2014
Don the American wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok Kenny this is my field and I am a certified expert on this. I tested newly built GV aircraft all systems in that plane including all communication, navigation and emergency avionics. I was the lead tester for 5 years at the production facility in Savannah, Georgia. What do I come up with on this?
Well first all the circuit breakers for all systems is located in the cockpit. Any of them can be pulled to disable a system. Only systems that has its own built in battery is the "ELT" Emergency Locating Transmitter, the Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder. The "ELT" is the only box that will transmit a signal if 1. comes in contact with water and 2. a significant g force acts on the box. Just pulling the circuit breaker may not trigger the box.
Transponder can be disabled by only pulling the circuit breaker. So what does this mean? Only if a real catastrophic explosion destroyed the ELT could prevent it from going off but since the ELT is almost always way in the tail thats unlikely or the plane hit the water and sank so fast nobody picked up the ELT signal as the ELT signal cannot be picked up in several hundred meters of water.
For that plane to just disappear no ELT or communications signals it had to be one of 2 things.1. A catastrophic explosion over deep water or 2. Someone pulled all the breakers for the com/nav system which would not have triggered the ELT and flew it somewhere.
The plane had 8 hours of fuel or about 4,000 nautical miles"a straight line". I went to Google Earth and that plane could have flown 3,000 nautical miles to the middle of the Afghan desert leaving hijacking a possibility. No terrorist group claimed responsibility though unless they wanted that aircraft intact to use for a 9/11 style attack which would mean flying the plane to the Afghan desert, landing it then killing all the passengers.
Anyway it goes this is one weird situation probably a perfect storm of things that went wrong or the most complicated successful hijacking in history.
GOOD READ~~~

“Enjoy life and be happy.”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#219 Mar 22, 2014
Lol at all these theories.

The plane crashed and sank to the bottom of the sea.

God knows.
Fu man chew

London, UK

#220 Mar 23, 2014
Abadi_sabar wrote:
Lol at all these theories.
The plane crashed and sank to the bottom of the sea.
God knows.
I hope it crashed as I was so happy thinking all those Chinese had died
McQuan

London, UK

#221 Mar 23, 2014
Fu man chew wrote:
<quoted text> I hope it crashed as I was so happy thinking all those Chinese had died
Not surprising at all, you are a Filipino.
idiots chinks united

Mercer Island, WA

#222 Mar 23, 2014
McQuan wrote:
<quoted text>
Not surprising at all, you are a Filipino.
Not surprising you comment like that at all you are a evil greedy chink.
Antiracist

Sydney, Australia

#223 Mar 24, 2014
Fu man chew wrote:
<quoted text> I hope it crashed as I was so happy thinking all those Chinese had died
Are you human? Shame on you racist, how disgraceful you can be!
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#224 Mar 24, 2014
Filipinos are stupid people, they are use to blaming others for their misfortune

even though they sell their vote for a few hundred pesos

the best of their country have left and are manual labourers in other countries

only so far you can go with a country IQ of 86

80 on the IQ scale means your dull and close to being retarded
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#225 Mar 24, 2014
Malays are just as stupid as Filipinos...they are from the same Austronesian stock

reminds me of the time I was at an Airport in Malaysia...

stuck during their 2 1/2 hour lunch...

I walk up to the carry on luggage scanner, put my carry on it

and some Malay security guard gets up walks from behind the scanner and says closed, then he walks back to his seat and sits down

so I sat down across from the scanner waiting for them to open up, and watched this lazy idiot

do the same thing over and over and over...

and kept wondering why he just didnt put his seat closer to the front of the scanner... or just put up a closed sign...

thats because he is Austronesian stock a stupid Malay like as stupid Filipinos are
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Richmond, Canada

#226 Mar 24, 2014
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McQuan

UK

#227 Mar 24, 2014
idiots chinks united wrote:
<quoted text> Not surprising you comment like that at all you are a evil greedy chink.
What did I said? You are a Filipino too, don't you hate the Chinese? You want to exterminate all Chinese including women, children and babies, don't you?

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