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Old 11 March 2014, 10:20
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If only I had a memory...
there was a James Bond movie where a flying craft swallowed up a satellite (something like that); kinda reminds me of that scene.
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Old 11 March 2014, 10:21
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Old 11 March 2014, 10:45
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Old 11 March 2014, 10:54
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If only I had a memory...
there was a James Bond movie where a flying craft swallowed up a satellite (something like that); kinda reminds me of that scene.
Aliens.... Illegal ones...
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Old 11 March 2014, 11:09
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I agree, and also finished reading that the Malaysian military tracked the 777 in The Straights of Malacca. That is pretty damn far from the original area being searched, and is quite weird to say the least.
I'm reminded of the Payne Stewart crash. Cabin pressure breach, aircraft on autopilot, continues until running out of fuel. But why are we learning now that the Malaysian military tracked it to a different area?
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Old 11 March 2014, 11:31
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Over 2 years on this one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_447
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Old 11 March 2014, 11:41
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But why are we learning now that the Malaysian military tracked it to a different area?
That's a pretty reasonable question. Why let dozens of ships from 10 countries search an area you know the plane is not in?
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Old 11 March 2014, 11:43
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Old 11 March 2014, 12:23
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I do not have a clue where the missing plane is. But if I do come up with a factual theory I will be glad to express it [So says Ming to Buck Rogers].
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Old 11 March 2014, 14:17
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Gas the passengers to sleep, turn off transponders, and flown to a secret base on a unknown Island.
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Hmmm, wonder how many such islands west of the Straits of Malacca can support a 777 landing without anyone noticing, and are within range of a plane with enough fuel to make it to Beijing plus some?

If somehow that were the case, then why, and what do you do with all those passengers?
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Old 11 March 2014, 14:34
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Hmmm, wonder how many such islands west of the Straits of Malacca can support a 777 landing without anyone noticing, and are within range of a plane with enough fuel to make it to Beijing plus some?

If somehow that were the case, then why, and what do you do with all those passengers?
Ever seen the TV series "Lost"
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Old 11 March 2014, 14:49
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Ever seen the TV series "Lost"
4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42...
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Old 11 March 2014, 14:52
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Did the fat bastard on that TV show ever lose any weight?
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Old 11 March 2014, 14:55
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Anybody remember this movie from back in the day?:



I remember that! Pretty cool movie! They made exact clones and put them in the aircraft and brought the people out to save them and stick them somewhere else in time.
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Old 11 March 2014, 14:59
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Very peculiar, and I am to be chastised- I do not scroll the entire data display. This is last entry that I mention-

12:12PM 4.9332 102.6501 25° Northeast 473 544 37,000 Level FlightAware ADS-B (WMKP / PEN)

But due to my lapse- 2.5 hours later-

02:49PM 22.3598 114.0461 24° Northeast 511 588 39,100 Level FlightAware ADS-B (VHSK)
02:49PM 22.4569 114.0922 24° Northeast 511 588 39,100 Level FlightAware ADS-B (VHSK)
02:50PM 22.5624 114.1128 24° Northeast 511 588 39,100 Level FlightAware ADS-B (VHSK)
02:51PM 22.6397 114.0839 24° Northeast 511 588 39,100 Level FlightAware ADS-B (VHSK)

Very peculiar.

Regards- and apologies,
Missed this earlier. I didn't take the time to plot the location but the 39,100 foot altitude translates to 11,900 meters, which is a commonly assigned Chinese RVSM Flight Level.

Just to keep it entertaining, the Russians also used to use flight levels in meters but theirs were different from the Chinese. They have recently joined the rest of the world in using feet as an altitude reference.

http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/...1014251255.pdf
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Old 11 March 2014, 15:07
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Ever seen the TV series "Lost"
Yup, mentioned it earlier actually.

What's on the news so far sounds just like it:

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Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 was a scheduled flight from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, California, United States, on a Boeing 777. On September 22, 2004, the airliner, carrying 324 passengers, deviated from its original course and disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. This is the central moment in the series Lost and the personal chronological beginning of the main characters' exploits on the Island.
http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Oceanic_Flight_815
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Old 11 March 2014, 15:17
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http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/11/wo...html?hpt=hp_t1

The plot thickens...
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Old 11 March 2014, 15:19
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All Boeing passenger aircraft have the number "7" in their numerical designator. It is a thing with Boeing they have always used.
No.

1,6,40,80,95,200,204,221,307 (based off the B-17),314 (Flying Boat for Pan Am), 377 (Commercial version of the C-97).

707/720 started the 7 designation.

It'll be interesting to see what comes after the (eventual) 797.
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Old 11 March 2014, 15:55
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So what's with the 20 Freescale employees who were on the plane?
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Old 11 March 2014, 16:04
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Similar event?

When I first heard of MH370 disappearing after leaving KUL airport, it reminded me of the disappearance of the lear jet belonging to Sri Lankan multi millionaire Upali Wijewardane. That happened on the 13th of February, 1983. His plane, with him and a couple of his staff aboard, along with the crew, disappeared quite soon after taking off from KUL, heading towards Sri Lanka.

But at first on the MH370, the news was reporting that the 777 was heading towards China, so I thought, 'Well, Upali's aircraft disappeared over the Malacca Straits, so its in the other direction..'

His aircraft was never found. That time as well, ships from the surrounding Navies, as well as a P-3C from Diego Garcia joined in the search. The only piece of wreckage found was a survival pack that might have come from the aircraft. Of course the advanced location devices (or even Cell phones) were not in use at that time, and a Lear Jet is obviously a lot smaller than a 777.
There were many speculations as to what happened to this aircraft as well. One of the strongest theories was that he was assassinated with a bomb on board. Upali Wijewardane was a popular figure, a successful industrialist, and with ambitions on running for President.

Below is the link from Air Safety Network that has a map of the flight and a summary of the details:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/...?id=19830213-0

Prayers for the loved ones and the passengers and crew.
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