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    Default Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With 777 en Route to Beijing

    (CNN) -- A passenger flight carrying 239 people en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is missing, Malaysia Airlines said Saturday.

    The airline said in a statement that Subang Air Traffic Control in Malaysia lost contact with Flight MH370 at 2:40 a.m.

    It was carrying 227 passengers, two of them infants, and 12 crew members, it said.

    "Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft," the statement said. The public can call +603 7884 1234 for further information.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/07/world/...ing/index.html

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    If this aircraft has been destroyed, it will be the fourth 777 hull loss.

    Lots of conflicting information about flight track, registration, etc.

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    This is going to be a major incident. If contact was lost about about 90 minutes into the flight, that places it over the ocean in between Malaysia and Vietnam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squawk7500 View Post
    This is going to be a major incident. If contact was lost about about 90 minutes into the flight, that places it over the ocean in between Malaysia and Vietnam.
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    BREAKING -- Xinhua: Radar contact with missing Malaysian Airlines flight was lost while in Vietnam-controlled airspace.

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    Weather in the area looks clear based on the satellite images.

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    As per an American Airlines pilot, the airplane was already flying over the land. So he doubts they crashed into the ocean.
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    On a 7 hour delay on the news. Say it vanished at 130 pm EST .

    Somebody hiding something ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiecker View Post
    On a 7 hour delay on the news. Say it vanished at 130 pm EST .

    Somebody hiding something ?
    If you are referring to the US media, then no. They are horrible about reporting on plane crashes that occur outside of the US, Western Europe, and maybe Japan. If it is a Friday night or weekend, it's even worse. Sometimes they are never mentioned at all.

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    We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.

    Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities. Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

    Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.

    The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

    Next-of-kin may head to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone. For directions, call 03 8787 1269.

    http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/e...dark-site.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by B757300 View Post
    If you are referring to the US media, then no. They are horrible about reporting on plane crashes that occur outside of the US, Western Europe, and maybe Japan. If it is a Friday night or weekend, it's even worse. Sometimes they are never mentioned at all.
    No. I was referring to the airline waiting 7 hours to release the news to the world .

    A bit odd ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiecker View Post
    No. I was referring to the airline waiting 7 hours to release the news to the world .

    A bit odd ?
    Would you want to announce to the world that you had lost a 777 with 239 people on board until you were sure it was missing? They probably notified their government very quickly. Telling the media before they knew anything certain would be pointless.

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    Unofficlal reports are 9M-MRO delivered in 2002.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangehuggy View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Unofficlal reports are 9M-MRO delivered in 2002.
    Are we sure it is 9M-MRO? I've seen that reg. mentioned, but no one saying for certain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B757300 View Post
    Are we sure it is 9M-MRO? I've seen that reg. mentioned, but no one saying for certain.
    Totally unsubstantiated report thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B757300 View Post
    Would you want to announce to the world that you had lost a 777 with 239 people on board until you were sure it was missing? They probably notified their government very quickly. Telling the media before they knew anything certain would be pointless.
    Quote Originally Posted by B757300 View Post
    Are we sure it is 9M-MRO? I've seen that reg. mentioned, but no one saying for certain.
    We get it nothing is certain . Close the thread , wait for the report.

    Thread police .

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    Oh cool it.

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    I believe FlightAware is based on ACARS and other downlink streams. This might mean a sudden disappearance of that data as well. Something catastrophic I fear.

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    There was no mayday call.

    Also, the announcement came close to when the aircraft would have run out of fuel.

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