Malaysian Airlines Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Missing

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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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Since: Aug 13

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#84 Mar 12, 2014
McGold wrote:
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What do you think of this?
I think until we find the planes and have the black boxes we have and know nothing..
empirefallingdow n

Quezon City, Philippines

#85 Mar 12, 2014
The passengers are safe for now
they won't bomb the plane
they got they're own chinese inside

who's ever behind this ride in a yellow submarine afterwards

In an island there they are
After the Plan A
settling down to Plan B

Cos they don't want to take the blame
no one wan't to take the blame

they celebrate and rejoice
the plot was a success

don't blame it to Mother Nature
Or climate change
when things gone wrong out there

cos everything was a man made

everything even the climate change

tc:)
McGold

Montréal, Canada

#86 Mar 12, 2014
Sugarbabies64 wrote:
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I think until we find the planes and have the black boxes we have and know nothing..
Surely, we won't know any thing until we have found the plane debris or the black box. But we can make wild guesses. Some people think the plane got aspired into a black hole and that sent the plane straight into the universe. Some others think the pilot received an invitation from the Jade Emperor and drove the plane to the Emperor's palace with all the passengers.

Since: Aug 13

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#87 Mar 12, 2014
McGold wrote:
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Surely, we won't know any thing until we have found the plane debris or the black box. But we can make wild guesses. Some people think the plane got aspired into a black hole and that sent the plane straight into the universe. Some others think the pilot received an invitation from the Jade Emperor and drove the plane to the Emperor's palace with all the passengers.
Well I had the chance to fly on a 777, didn't know anything about it, but it is a relatively new plane. So I went to Boeing's website, and read about it. Then I went to a couple pilots forums and read.. There are definitely things I don't like about it, and other pilots share the same concerns as I... I took a 747 and a 757 instead and avoided any ticket that listed the 777..

New aircraft also often have bugs that need to be worked out, and there are several instances of these bugs causing deadly accidents, Boeing 737, the earlier 747, McDonald Douglass DC 9, and 10, all initially had flaws that proved fatal. So what I'm saying is we really need to find that plane... The 777 is relatively new and to rule out any potential design flaws we have to find the plane..

Since: Aug 13

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#88 Mar 12, 2014
And yes some of the concerns many pilots have would take out all communications, and could potentially down the plane.. So it's of the utmost an imperative to find that plane. And it's black boxes.. And I em not speculating on these concerns, they are facts and misgivings from the pilots flying them. There are several aviation forums out there go and look for yourselves..
heressssssss kenny

Muntinlupa, Philippines

#89 Mar 13, 2014
Sugarbabies64 wrote:
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I think until we find the planes and have the black boxes we have and know nothing..
Do you mean like the black boxes they found from the two planes from the 9/11 incident ?? Wink wink.
AAA

London, UK

#90 Mar 13, 2014
Sugarbabies64 wrote:
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Well I had the chance to fly on a 777, didn't know anything about it, but it is a relatively new plane. So I went to Boeing's website, and read about it. Then I went to a couple pilots forums and read.. There are definitely things I don't like about it, and other pilots share the same concerns as I... I took a 747 and a 757 instead and avoided any ticket that listed the 777..
New aircraft also often have bugs that need to be worked out, and there are several instances of these bugs causing deadly accidents, Boeing 737, the earlier 747, McDonald Douglass DC 9, and 10, all initially had flaws that proved fatal. So what I'm saying is we really need to find that plane... The 777 is relatively new and to rule out any potential design flaws we have to find the plane..
Yes, avoid Boeing 777 and 787 aka dreamliner if you care about your family. Most countries' airlines were "forced" to buy boeing to reduce trade surtplus with US. If they have a choice, they will go for Airbus. Next time when you buy tickets, make sure it is not 777 or 787, only consumer power can make airlines make responsible decision.

“equality for all Malaysian”

Since: Jan 10

Shah Alam, Malaysia

#91 Mar 13, 2014
the plane could be hijacked by somebody. Uyghur peoples' province Xinjiang is too far to reach though, and China's airspace is very closely monitored. Another hijach theory have the Sulu agents flying the plane to Mindanao as retribution to the whole Sabah issue. And the Filipinos arent really fond of the Chinese either, so its a possibility.
Kiwi Thumper

Australia

#92 Mar 13, 2014
heressssssss kenny wrote:
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Do you mean like the black boxes they found from the two planes from the 9/11 incident ?? Wink wink.
And we see that fcuked up ego at its best to bad y wer not on that fcuking flight slap that dig y are with real hatd
Ragedboner

Anonymous Proxy

#93 Mar 13, 2014
AAA wrote:
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Yes, avoid Boeing 777 and 787 aka dreamliner if you care about your family. Most countries' airlines were "forced" to buy boeing to reduce trade surtplus with US. If they have a choice, they will go for Airbus. Next time when you buy tickets, make sure it is not 777 or 787, only consumer power can make airlines make responsible decision.
nonsense, there are thousands dreamliners and the likes flying about. And all but this one got into an accident.

Why don't you suggest the person not to buy motorcycle instead since it kills more people than a dreamliner!
AAA

UK

#95 Mar 13, 2014
Ragedboner wrote:
<quoted text> nonsense, there are thousands dreamliners and the likes flying about. And all but this one got into an accident.
Why don't you suggest the person not to buy motorcycle instead since it kills more people than a dreamliner!
It's your life, you take your chance. Boeing Dreamliner has problems almost every week, in/out Heathrow airport or with Japanese airlines. Singapore airline is smarter, they have more Airbus than Boeing. If Singapore airlines use 787, I will not be flying with them anymore.

Btw, you got it wrong, the one that is missing is 777 not 787 dreamliner. 787 is far worse, battery issue, light issue, heat issue , pressure issue, structure issues... and so on.
heressssssss kenny

Muntinlupa, Philippines

#96 Mar 13, 2014
Kiwi Thumper wrote:
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And we see that fcuked up ego at its best to bad y wer not on that fcuking flight slap that dig y are with real hatd
once more - you no speaky enliss .
McGold

Montréal, Canada

#97 Mar 13, 2014
Sugarbabies64 wrote:
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Well I had the chance to fly on a 777, didn't know anything about it, but it is a relatively new plane. So I went to Boeing's website, and read about it. Then I went to a couple pilots forums and read.. There are definitely things I don't like about it, and other pilots share the same concerns as I... I took a 747 and a 757 instead and avoided any ticket that listed the 777..
New aircraft also often have bugs that need to be worked out, and there are several instances of these bugs causing deadly accidents, Boeing 737, the earlier 747, McDonald Douglass DC 9, and 10, all initially had flaws that proved fatal. So what I'm saying is we really need to find that plane... The 777 is relatively new and to rule out any potential design flaws we have to find the plane..
Last month, I flew a 777-100 from S.E.A to Paris and another 777-200 from Paris to Montreal. I was lucky. Nothing happened. People like to travel on a 777 because they all have personal screen in front of the seat to view movies. I am not sure if the old Boeing 747 (of the 70s) has a movie screen for each passenger.
Yes. The body of the 777 is the weak point of the plane which according to the FAA, which might break in pieces in mid-air. Every aircraft has its weak points. Remember the Air France A330 crash in 2009. All passengers died. Black box found only 2 years later. Airbus too can crash. The only airplanes that are safe are those that don't fly. Maybe people should try the Comac C919.

I don't understand why they don't attach a GPS system on the black box which is orange in colour by the way.
AAA

UK

#98 Mar 13, 2014
McGold wrote:
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Last month, I flew a 777-100 from S.E.A to Paris and another 777-200 from Paris to Montreal. I was lucky. Nothing happened. People like to travel on a 777 because they all have personal screen in front of the seat to view movies. I am not sure if the old Boeing 747 (of the 70s) has a movie screen for each passenger.
Yes. The body of the 777 is the weak point of the plane which according to the FAA, which might break in pieces in mid-air. Every aircraft has its weak points. Remember the Air France A330 crash in 2009. All passengers died. Black box found only 2 years later. Airbus too can crash. The only airplanes that are safe are those that don't fly. Maybe people should try the Comac C919.
I don't understand why they don't attach a GPS system on the black box which is orange in colour by the way.
The in-flight entertainment system is independent of the aircraft. Like the seats, it depends on the supplier used. Singapore airlines has the best in-flight entertainment system, regardless of whether it is Boeing or Airbus. You can stick in the latest system on a old 747 and it is still brilliant, at least it won't fall off the sky

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#99 Mar 13, 2014
heressssssss kenny wrote:
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Do you mean like the black boxes they found from the two planes from the 9/11 incident ?? Wink wink.
The black boxes are designed to withstand quit a crash, and intense heat... But honestly nobody in the aviation industry expected them from the 911 crash to withstand being crushed by tons and tons of building... Every one hoped, but most were pretty sure they would not make it.

Since: Aug 13

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#101 Mar 13, 2014
McGold wrote:
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Last month, I flew a 777-100 from S.E.A to Paris and another 777-200 from Paris to Montreal. I was lucky. Nothing happened. People like to travel on a 777 because they all have personal screen in front of the seat to view movies. I am not sure if the old Boeing 747 (of the 70s) has a movie screen for each passenger.
Yes. The body of the 777 is the weak point of the plane which according to the FAA, which might break in pieces in mid-air. Every aircraft has its weak points. Remember the Air France A330 crash in 2009. All passengers died. Black box found only 2 years later. Airbus too can crash. The only airplanes that are safe are those that don't fly. Maybe people should try the Comac C919.
I don't understand why they don't attach a GPS system on the black box which is orange in colour by the way.
I have not researched the 787, but I did considerable research on the 777. I'm not comfortable with it.. Ill not go into the specifics on an open forum, but my concerns and that of other pilots flying it have nothing to do with the entertainment system, a few pilots have expressed concerns over the composites used. But even that really don't bother me personally.. And I should point out I have flown a 757 and a 747-400 and all had individual screens for entertainment..

I can't and won't guess why they don't use gps on the black ( orange ) boxes. Not sure it would work under 1000 feet of water...
Brain Twister

Surrey, Canada

#102 Mar 13, 2014
McGold wrote:
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Last month, I flew a 777-100 from S.E.A to Paris and another 777-200 from Paris to Montreal. I was lucky. Nothing happened. People like to travel on a 777 because they all have personal screen in front of the seat to view movies. I am not sure if the old Boeing 747 (of the 70s) has a movie screen for each passenger.
Yes. The body of the 777 is the weak point of the plane which according to the FAA, which might break in pieces in mid-air. Every aircraft has its weak points. Remember the Air France A330 crash in 2009. All passengers died. Black box found only 2 years later. Airbus too can crash. The only airplanes that are safe are those that don't fly. Maybe people should try the Comac C919.
I don't understand why they don't attach a GPS system on the black box which is orange in colour by the way.
Yea and I flew the space shuttel
AAA

London, UK

#103 Mar 13, 2014
Sugarbabies64 wrote:
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I have not researched the 787, but I did considerable research on the 777. I'm not comfortable with it.. Ill not go into the specifics on an open forum, but my concerns and that of other pilots flying it have nothing to do with the entertainment system, a few pilots have expressed concerns over the composites used. But even that really don't bother me personally.. And I should point out I have flown a 757 and a 747-400 and all had individual screens for entertainment..
I can't and won't guess why they don't use gps on the black ( orange ) boxes. Not sure it would work under 1000 feet of water...
Yes, composite and cracks are the main problem with 777 and even more so for 787, among many other electrical and electronic issues. Boeing had been lagging behind Airbus for years with its aging but reliable 747, and decided to leapfrog with 777 and 787 dreamliner with new technology. Unfortunately they are untested for long term usage, and current passengers are the guinea pigs. Airlines like the middle eastern and Japanese JAL or ANA had to buy from US because of trade surplus and political reasons, and now consumers have all but lost confidence on them.

Now, the noise coming out from the Malaysian airline incident are so confusion, because the airline and boeing are all lobbying to reduce their liability. Western analyst said it was pilot error, terrorism, even pilot suicide etc to reduce Boeing's liability, and Malaysian airline prefers it to be mechanical error etc. In the end, not only the passengers are the victims, the relatives of the victims are also the victims.

Since: Aug 13

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#104 Mar 13, 2014
AAA wrote:
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Yes, composite and cracks are the main problem with 777 and even more so for 787, among many other electrical and electronic issues. Boeing had been lagging behind Airbus for years with its aging but reliable 747, and decided to leapfrog with 777 and 787 dreamliner with new technology. Unfortunately they are untested for long term usage, and current passengers are the guinea pigs. Airlines like the middle eastern and Japanese JAL or ANA had to buy from US because of trade surplus and political reasons, and now consumers have all but lost confidence on them.
Now, the noise coming out from the Malaysian airline incident are so confusion, because the airline and boeing are all lobbying to reduce their liability. Western analyst said it was pilot error, terrorism, even pilot suicide etc to reduce Boeing's liability, and Malaysian airline prefers it to be mechanical error etc. In the end, not only the passengers are the victims, the relatives of the victims are also the victims.
Well I'm sure all are jockeying around the liability issues, but when the plane is found, Black boxes retrieved, data annualized that will end the suspicions.. The airlines all have a fixed liability sum per sole on board, and one accepts certain risk when flying, It said so on my ticket when I flew JAL. I have no qualms jumping on a 737, 747-400 or even a 757.. But after that Ill take the airbus...
McGold

Montréal, Canada

#105 Mar 13, 2014
Brain Twister wrote:
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Yea and I flew the space shuttel
I would never set foot on a space shuttle. People drink their own urine on a space shuttle not to mention excreted matters are flying around, hovering over your nose. On a Boeing 777 people are served with drinks like wine, vodka etc... Astronauts like John Glenn, Neil Amstrong who came home after riding a space shuttle are first welcomed with showers and sprays to kill germs and chase away bad odours.

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