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  • Jpmkam
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    Originally posted by hongmng View Post
    Plane was 9M-MRD, former special livery:

    [photoid=5615591]

    As the 84th 777 built, she first flew exactly 17 years ago, on July 17, 1997.

    Sources:
    http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b777-28411.htm
    http://www.planespotters.net/Product...a-Airlines.php
    Photo of MH17 on takeoff:

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  • retox
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    Originally posted by James Bond View Post
    Many other airlines flew the same route up until toy.
    And for 295 people, it helps exactly none that others got through without incident.

    "Russian-backed rebel groups or Russian forces based in eastern*Ukraine*have allegedly been shooting at planes and helicopters with Buk missiles over the last week in an attempt to achieve mastery of air space." They removed 2 other AC already just this week.

    I mean, if you are willing to fly through that, what does it take to say, "no, we should prolly turn a lttle to the left here"?

    Tell you what, let's meet up for lunch and debate it. I know a great little place in the Gaza strip.

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  • hongmng
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    Plane was 9M-MRD, former special livery:

    [photoid=5615591]

    As the 84th 777 built, she first flew exactly 17 years ago, on July 17, 1997.

    Sources:
    http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b777-28411.htm
    http://www.planespotters.net/Product...a-Airlines.php

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  • sjwk
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    Originally posted by retox View Post
    Strongly disagree! The FAA has not allowed US airlines there for 3 months. Not 1 but 2 planes have been shot down there just this week. It is a WAR ZONE where (in your words) the separatists are just about militarily qualified to play a video game. Individual countries and airlines must assess the risk and make a decision. They failed to do that and ignored the very high probability that something would go wrong.
    The BBC are quoting the Air Transport editor of Flight International as saying the ICAO had declared the route safe - if so, then Malaysia Airlines can't be entirely to blame.

    Perhaps the FAA banned the airlines that it has jurisdiction over from using that airspace because the pro-Russian rebels might be more likely to take pot shots at US planes than at those belonging to neutral countries.

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  • James Bond
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    Originally posted by retox View Post
    Malaysian Air has made irrefutably poor decisions which directly injected their AC and pax into a war zone.
    Many other airlines flew the same route up until today.

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  • ErwinS
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    Sad sad day .... Whoever is to blame almost 300 innocent people died... at least 154 fellow country man.....

    No words

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  • retox
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    Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
    Of course Malaysian will survive. There's no fault to be laid at their door. They were flying 2000 feet above any restricted airspace that had been imposed during the current conflict. There were other international airlines flying the routeas well.

    The fault lies squarely at Vladimir Putins' feet for supplying missiles to the separatists who militarily speaking are just about qualified to play a video game. The Ukrainians reputedly don't have any missile systems that can reach 33,000 feet.
    Strongly disagree! The FAA has not allowed US airlines there for 3 months. Not 1 but 2 planes have been shot down there just this week. It is a WAR ZONE where (in your words) the separatists are just about militarily qualified to play a video game. Individual countries and airlines must assess the risk and make a decision. They failed to do that and ignored the very high probability that something would go wrong.

    Further, just a few hours after MH17 was shot down, they were advised by the French to stay away which all but 2 Russian commercial planes did. Oh, wait, one other airline ignored it all. There went MH21 flying right over Ukraine again on its way from CDG to the same intended destination as MH17. Fortunately this was without incident.

    Malaysian Air has made irrefutably poor decisions which directly injected their AC and pax into a war zone. They lost 295 people and even went back for more. How is that by ANY rationale NOT 100% their fault.

    It's not like it can, you know, fly around the risk.

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  • HalcyonDays
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    I have to question whether the airline is completely blameless. What safety culture plans a flight right across the middle of the "rebel" area, just 1000 feet above the restricted flight level and just hours and days after several transport aircraft have been downed from at least medium flight levels ? US airlines have been avoiding the immediate area for some time.

    After the MH370 debacle earlier this year, I think the airline has a lot to prove. Probably they will survive, but I wouldn't bet on it. They used to be a good airline franchise, but not so much now.

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  • AVION1
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    Originally posted by James Bond View Post
    Can Malaysia Airlines survive this one?
    I would file for Bankruptcy Protection, in order to protect the Company from the rain shower of lawsuits.

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  • Jpmkam
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    Immarsat is reported to have sent the Malaysian officials the ACARS data. What type of ACARS data would assist with determining the hit by a missile?

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  • brianw999
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    Of course Malaysian will survive. There's no fault to be laid at their door. They were flying 2000 feet above any restricted airspace that had been imposed during the current conflict. There were other international airlines flying the route as well.

    The fault lies squarely at Vladimir Putins' feet for supplying missiles to the separatists who militarily speaking are just about qualified to play a video game. The Ukrainians reputedly don't have any missile systems that can reach 33,000 feet.
    Last edited by brianw999; 2014-07-17, 21:23.

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  • retox
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    W h a t ? ? ?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...stigation.html

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  • James Bond
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    Can Malaysia Airlines survive this one?

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  • James Bond
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    I just heard the news

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  • sjwk
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    Originally posted by HansPeter View Post
    Yes, Interfax reports that the separatists have found the FDR.
    I thought I saw something saying pro-russians had sent them to Moscow for analysis but can't remember where I saw it now!

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