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Air Malaysia Flight MH370

Discussion in 'The Lobby' started by Teritus, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Teritus

    Teritus Giving it to you straight since 1869

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    Would like to hear everyone's thoughts - certainly one of the more bizarre stories I've heard in a long time.

    Fwiw, I don't think there's much of a mystery. The South China Sea covers an area of one and a half million square miles. As a comparison, the whole of Western Europe is 380,000 square miles in size. Even a small search area will cover tens of thousands of square miles of sea.
    Modern aircraft contain a lot of composite materials. Such materials are likely to break into many small pieces if they impact a solid object (the sea) at high speed. The pieces may only be a few feet across or even smaller and this essentially makes the task of searching for the remains of the aircraft much harder. Also, depending on where it came down, floating debris may be being carried away from the point of impact by ocean currents.
    A lot can go wrong on a plane and, whilst flying is proportionally a safe means of transport, equipment can malfunction or break and cause an aircraft to suddenly crash.
     
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    Anouck Queen of Procrastination

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  3. Nocte Aeterna

    Nocte Aeterna Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Film

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    It definitely crashed, unfortunately. If authorities are still having trouble locating any modicum of wreckage, it means that the flight most likely went off the radar then plummeted into the sea at a high speed, essentially shattering the fuselage into thousands or perhaps millions of pieces. The remaining parts would probably have sunk by now, too.

    I'm more curious as to how this possibly could have happened.
     
  4. Teritus

    Teritus Giving it to you straight since 1869

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    Yep, that seems a fairly likely scenario. As for the theories of it landing, as I said the other night, - you need something like a 10,000 foot long strip to land a plane of that size ie. two miles. I wouldn't wager there's many runways around the world like that where you can land an aircraft anonymously.

    The media will lose interest soon (like with Syria and the Crimea) and the story will resurface when the remains are found. The abduction, aliens, etc. theories are very helpful to Boeing as everyone's turning a blind eye regarding whether or not the 777 is safe.
     
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    Delusional Connoisseur of Hallucinations

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  6. Teritus

    Teritus Giving it to you straight since 1869

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    I was hoping for a bit more serious discussion.
     
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    Delusional Connoisseur of Hallucinations

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    Also another possibility:

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  8. Crooksin

    Crooksin Glue Sniffer

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    Its only bizarre because the media is trying to push sensationalist headlines for ratings. They are simply theories that are being aired out to the public way before they should be, it incites panic and conspiracy theories.

    More than likely it crashed (hijacker maybe, maybe not), under some odd circumstances sure, and it crashed into an area the size of Western Europe in water so I would only attribute found wreckage purely to luck under these circumstances. So far, they haven't been that lucky.

    I dislike how the media is handling this, like everything else though, just spewing out what ever they can get their hands on. Its like if the media had full access to a homicide case and released every detail, evidence, theory that was brought up in the board room. Of course its going to sound pretty fluffed up when there's no filters, they are doing their job by not ruling anything out.

    I seen that they are pursuing a theory that it flew under the radar to fluffing Afghanistan and Pakistan of all places, but I think that was a total shot in the dark by someone who probably is not officially investigating it.
     
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  9. Volsung

    Volsung Fortune favours the Bold

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    Like the above posters have mentioned, there is no doubt in anyone's mind it has crashed.

    There is a story flying around from a former pilot where he analyses the planes last known flight path. Apparently the plane had turned left towards an airport beginning with L (I think. May be best looking for this story...), and with good reason too. He thinks the pilot, who has clocked 18,000 hours, turned towards this airport for two reasons.

    He knew the area and knew this particular airport. It had a long runway and no obstacles that could effect the plane, such as mountain ranges etc.

    He thinks the plane was on fire, somewhere. Electrical he thinks. This way, the pilots pulled all the wires out trying to find the source of the fire, hence why the plane went silent.

    Anyway, I'll stop blabbing. Defiantly worth finding this story and I'll post it up here if I come across it in the next few days.

    Sad for the families still waiting - the media really need to iron this out and start telling people the truth!
     

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