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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    Still nothing
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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 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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    RIP.

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    From the Vietnamese state news agency

    Vietnamese rescue helipcopter found two 20 km long oil slicks & a smoke billow 150 km away from Tho Chu island, Vietnam
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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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    It appears one of the passengers ("the italian") was flying with a stolen passport (e.g. The person on the passenger list wasn't actually on board)

    Passport was stolen last year in Thailand.
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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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    Read on another forum that the Italian supposedly on the flight is not dead at all but has contacted Police to notify of them he is safe and well. Apparently though he did have Passport stolen a few months before - which obviously begs the question was somebody using it and if so who and why....

    Even if it doesn't turn out to be a planted bomb or some other type of Terrorist Act I still feel it must have been a sudden explosion due to a fuel leak or something in the Cargo Hold exploding for some reason because the flight was at or very near Cruise Level and the Crew would usually have time to report an issue if it didn't instantly destroy the A/Craft. The Debris will tell the story when they are found, if they are scattered for Kilometres it will confirm the frame came apart before it hit the water.

    Many have speculated about a Pitot failure again but given the high profile of this issue in recent times you would expect the Crew would have at least got a Mayday call out or reported something was amiss in this case.

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    Without being one of those crazy seeing conspiracies everywhere, this flying passenger with stolen passport is disturbing.

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    Oil sleek spotted at N7.55 E103.15
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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 B52STRATO View Post
    Without being one of those crazy seeing conspiracies everywhere, this flying passenger with stolen passport is disturbing.
    A 2nd stolen passport is rumored to been used on the flight, of Austrian origin.
    "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"

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    And "U-Tapao" would had intercepted an emergency call, but they don't mentioned if it was Pattaya APT or the Naval Air Base.

    Edit: U-Tapao NAB

    http://www.chinatimes.com/realtimene...8003502-260401

    Baddly online traduced : "In addition, the U.S. Embassy said the 2:43 U.S. military bases stationed in Thailand U-Tapao SOS signal was listening to some of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 emergency call, said the aircraft cabin facing disintegration driver call, they want a forced landing."

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    According to the German Bild Zeitung, in August 2012 the 777 in question hit on apron an aircraft of China Eastern Airlines at Shanghai Pudong Airport were a part of the right wing broke up.

    http://www.bild.de/news/ausland/flug...3668.bild.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    According to the German Bild Zeitung, in August 2012 the 777 in question hit on apron an aircraft of China Eastern Airlines at Shanghai Pudong Airport were a part of the right wing broke up.

    http://www.bild.de/news/ausland/flug...3668.bild.html
    So?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErwinS View Post
    So?
    Could be interpretated as speculation of this newspaper that the repair of the wing was not done properly as of JAL 123.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    Could be interpretated as speculation of this newspaper that the repair of the wing was not done properly as of JAL 123.
    Or still CI611.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    Could be interpretated as speculation of this newspaper that the repair of the wing was not done properly as of JAL 123.
    Well - BILD is notorious for speculating and being badly informed when it comes to matters of science and technology. Also, if the damage seen on the picture posted had re-occurred, it would not have caused a 777 to spin out of control without the crew having a chance to send out a radio transmission. I am 99,999% certain that any comparison with JAL 123 is total nonsense.

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    Italy's Foreign Ministry said, the Italian citizen is alive and was not on board of the aircraft other than the passenger manifest suggests, the man called his parents from Thailand.

    Austria's Foreign Ministry stated in the afternoon (European time) that the Austrian listed on the passenger manifest was not on board of the aircraft.
    http://avherald.com/h?article=4710c69b&opt=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janj View Post
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    Doesn't say anything which wasn't already posted here hours ago.
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