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  • #31
    Flight & cabin crew for MH370

    AirDisaster.com Forum Member 2004-2008

    Originally posted by orangehuggy
    the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

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    • #32
      The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.
      http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/e...dark-site.html

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      • #33
        Reports that a signal has been detected 120 miles southwest of Ca Mau province. This from a Chinese news agency.

        Not sure how reliable this is.
        AirDisaster.com Forum Member 2004-2008

        Originally posted by orangehuggy
        the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

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        • #34
          Originally posted by James Bond View Post
          Reports that a signal has been detected 120 miles southwest of Ca Mau province. This from a Chinese news agency.

          Not sure how reliable this is.
          Denied, according to Reuters.

          http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0M505Z20140308

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          • #35
            Citizens of Ukraine aboard.

            Those aboard included 153 Chinese citizens, including one infant, 38 Malaysian citizens, 12 Indonesian citizens, seven Australian citizens, four American citizens, including one infant, two citizens each from New Zealand, Canada and Ukraine and one each from Russia, Italy, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Austria.
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            • #36
              Vietnamese Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5 on Vietnamese News service Tuoi Tre:

              Our radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc
              https://twitter.com/YahooSG/status/442161848331153409
              Last edited by James Bond; 2014-03-08, 05:08. Reason: news source correction
              AirDisaster.com Forum Member 2004-2008

              Originally posted by orangehuggy
              the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

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              • #37
                According to The Aviation Herald's radar data the aircraft was last regularly seen at 17:22Z (01:22L) about half way between Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) at FL350 over the Gulf of Thailand about 260nm northnortheast of Kuala Lumpur and 160nm northeast of Kota Bharu 40 minutes into the flight, followed by anomalies in the radar data of the aircraft over the next minute (the anomalies may be related to the aircraft but could also be caused by the aircraft leaving the range of the receiver).

                Aviation sources in China report that radar data suggest a steep and sudden descent of the aircraft, during which the track of the aircraft changed from 024 degrees to 333 degrees. The aircraft was estimated to contact Ho Chi Minh Control Center (Vietnam) at 01:20L, but contact was never established.
                http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4710c69b&opt=0

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                • #38
                  Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, reports that the Vietnamese Navy has confirmed the plane crashed into the ocean. According to Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island.

                  When contacted, Malaysia Airlines declined to confirm or deny the reports, saying that the Malaysian authorities are working together with the Vietnamese government on the matter.

                  Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reports that China has dispatched two maritime rescue ships to help locate the missing plane.
                  http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-aircraf...023820132.html
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                  • #39
                    So it's definitely Vietnamese waters?
                    AirDisaster.com Forum Member 2004-2008

                    Originally posted by orangehuggy
                    the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

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                    • #40
                      Bad news. ELT signal activated.
                      UPDATE [11:32am]: VN Express, Vietnam's largest news site, reports that Vietnam Emergency Rescue Center just announced it has found signal of the missing plane at 9.50am 120 miles South West of Ca Mau cape, the Southern-most point of Vietnam.

                      The signal is believed to be the ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) , which can be activated manually by the flight crew or automatically upon impact.
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                      • #41
                        If anyone wants to watch live coverage, Sky News is streaming it live.

                        However, a lot of their "experts" are idiots such as saying China has a perfect safety record for the past 10 years (which has no bearing whatsoever on MH370). They forgot that China had an ERJ-190 crash in 2010.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by AVION1 View Post
                          Bad news. ELT signal activated.
                          UPDATE [11:32am]: VN Express, Vietnam's largest news site, reports that Vietnam Emergency Rescue Center just announced it has found signal of the missing plane at 9.50am 120 miles South West of Ca Mau cape, the Southern-most point of Vietnam.

                          The signal is believed to be the ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) , which can be activated manually by the flight crew or automatically upon impact.
                          If true, wouldn't that mean that the ELT is not submerged?

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                          • #43
                            Both Airbus and Boeing use onboard datalink systems that can tap into the the warning and maintenance functions (Airman for Airbus, AHM for Boeing).

                            In a similar manner to AF447 I would expect MH operations to have received similar data just prior to this loss.

                            And it is a great loss, my condolences to the families of this tragedy.

                            RIP

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                            • #44
                              Still nothing
                              AirDisaster.com Forum Member 2004-2008

                              Originally posted by orangehuggy
                              the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Gabriel View Post
                                If true, wouldn't that mean that the ELT is not submerged?
                                Do they mean ELT or ULB?

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