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Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Flight Carrying 239
NBC ^ | March 7, 2014 | M. Alex Johnson and Sossy Dombourian

Posted on 03/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PST by BobNative

Edited on 03/07/2014 4:57:34 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people has lost contact with air traffic control and was still missing two hours after it was supposed to have landed in Beijing, the airline said Saturday morning.

The airline told NBC News that a search-and-rescue mission was under way but said it had no further information.

The flight from Kuala Lumpur, carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members, had been scheduled to land at 6:30 a.m. in Beijing (5:30 p.m. ET Friday).


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airlines; aviation; beijing; boeing; carrying; china; contact; flight; iran; islam; kualalumpur; loses; malaysia; malaysiaairlines; mh370; planecrash; religionofpieces; vietnam; waronterror
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1 posted on 03/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PST by BobNative
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To: BobNative

The dominant religion in Malaysia is Islam, whose followers make up 61% of the population. Islam is recognised as the state religion of Malaysia....


2 posted on 03/07/2014 4:52:53 PM PST by TomServo
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To: BobNative

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people has lost contact with air traffic control and was still missing two hours after it was supposed to have landed in Beijing, the airline said Saturday morning.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/malaysia-airlines-loses-contact-flight-carrying-239-n47516


3 posted on 03/07/2014 4:54:41 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: TomServo

You are correct, Sir!

I hope that this not not another Islamic attack!

God please bless the Souls on this aircraft.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 4:55:42 PM PST by BobNative
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To: nuconvert

If it’s in the ocean, we probably will NEVER know what happened.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 4:57:10 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BobNative

That can’t be good.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 4:57:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: BobNative

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42


7 posted on 03/07/2014 4:59:35 PM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: null and void

Not a joking matter, but . . . ;-D


8 posted on 03/07/2014 5:03:37 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: BobNative

FlightAware had them at 35,000FT and 539MPH and then nothing after that.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK/ZBAA/tracklog


9 posted on 03/07/2014 5:04:56 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Jedidah

No. But at least in Lost there were survivors. I hope that is the case here.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 5:05:14 PM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Semper911

That sounds bad


11 posted on 03/07/2014 5:06:22 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: BobNative

Aw, crap. Prayers for the passengers and crew.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 5:06:37 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: nuconvert

Yeah, all we can hope for is a total electronics failure of some sort. But I don’t think it is possible to just lose all comms/transponders/avionics/etc. and have everything turn out okay in the end.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 5:09:36 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Semper911

Looks like about 20 minutes flight time, then....


14 posted on 03/07/2014 5:10:33 PM PST by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: Ann Archy

The flight path seems like it should be over land, but I have been on flights that took routes that did not make sense.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 5:11:15 PM PST by MtnClimber (Liberals - wrong is right, down is up, gulags are utopia.)
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To: BobNative

Jihadiots?


16 posted on 03/07/2014 5:13:24 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: MtnClimber

Prayers for all aboard. Hope this is nothing more than a possible tragic accident.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 5:14:26 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: BobNative

CNN now calling it a “Crash”....


18 posted on 03/07/2014 5:15:10 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: MtnClimber

Most of the flight would be over land, except for the leg from Malaysia to Vietnam - that’s over water.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 5:16:16 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Semper911

“FlightAware had them at 35,000FT and 539MPH and then nothing after that.”

>>>>>>>>>>BOOM<<<<<<<<<<<< It appears. Most likely was moozied.

Next ? is why?


20 posted on 03/07/2014 5:17:26 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Why? Because that’s what islam is.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 5:18:37 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ √ě)
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To: Semper911

Flightaware often has missing data in international areas. Articles are saying the flight was in the air for two to two and a half hours before contact was lost.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 5:18:56 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Semper911; null and void; hoosiermama; LucyT; WildHighlander57

http://avherald.com/h?article=4710c69b&opt=0

An Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration 9M-MRO performing fliht MH-370 from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Beijing (China) with 227 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL350 over the Gulf of Thailand in contact with Subang (Malaysia) Center when radar and radio contact was lost with the aircraft at around 02:40L (18:40Z). The aircraft would have run out of fuel by now, there have been no reports of the aircraft turning up on any airport in the region.

The airline confirmed the aircraft is missing, a search and rescue operation has been initiated.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 5:19:36 PM PST by maggief
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To: rockinqsranch

Last contact was with Subang ATC. Radar track ends over a very mountainous, jungle area.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 5:19:46 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: rockinqsranch

It sure sounds like a sudden catastrophic islamic event. There is a muslim separatist movement in China. That COULD be a factor if this turns out to be what it sounds like.


25 posted on 03/07/2014 5:20:43 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Semper911

Powdered?


26 posted on 03/07/2014 5:21:19 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: tcrlaf; All

From Twitter:
BREAKING UPDATE: Xinhua: Radar contact with missing Malaysian Airlines flight was lost while in Vietnam-controlled airspace


27 posted on 03/07/2014 5:22:20 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: BobNative

That’s what I get for thinking the other day that it had been a while since there had been a major airplane crash and was thankful for that. :( Prayers for all involved.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 5:23:13 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: tcrlaf

How could CNN call it a crash without somebody - like a satellite - seeing it go down?

Prayers for the passengers and family.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 5:23:40 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Moonman62
Flightaware often has missing data

You are right about that.

30 posted on 03/07/2014 5:23:43 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: tcrlaf

You know John Kerry would be the person to send to help investigate that he has been to Vietnam


31 posted on 03/07/2014 5:24:58 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom¬Ö I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: BobNative

Tweet from ITV News:
Chinese media report radar contact with Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 was lost of Vietnam


32 posted on 03/07/2014 5:28:04 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: BobNative

If it crashed on land, they may have found the wreckage by now. But it’s out in the South China Sea—they it could be days before they find the wreckage....


33 posted on 03/07/2014 5:28:13 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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34 posted on 03/07/2014 5:28:42 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Probably a bad center fuel tank...


35 posted on 03/07/2014 5:30:14 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BobNative
Twitter pic of the missing aircraft, registration 9M-mro
36 posted on 03/07/2014 5:30:52 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: maggief

Then the crew had no time to respond to whatever happened. It’s down either near land in the Gulf or in nasty jungle/ hill area on land. Malaysia Air was well kept up by appearance the time I took it, very nice employees and lots of Chinese/Malay passengers. All our prayers.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 5:31:00 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: tet68

Despite what the many witnesses on land may say.....


38 posted on 03/07/2014 5:33:01 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: rdl6989

Not sure about the Muslims in China, but lest we forget, one of Al Qaida’s early plots was aimed at bringing down airliners over the Pacific:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bojinka_plot

Did a cursory check of the weather along the route of flight; didn’t see any thunderstorms over the South China Sea or the mainland; doesn’t look like this will be an Air France scenario, where heavy weather—coupled with poor decision-making by a junior pilot—led to the loss of an Airbus and everyone on board.


39 posted on 03/07/2014 5:35:15 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: tet68

And a map of Thailand is supposed to tell us something about a flight from Malaysia to China?


40 posted on 03/07/2014 5:35:45 PM PST by super7man
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To: tet68

Some tweets are saying it mat be down in the Vietnam, Cambodia off shore border area. Not sure how much stock I put in that, but it has loads of political implications.


41 posted on 03/07/2014 5:36:31 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: BobNative

Lost in the Beijing smog?


42 posted on 03/07/2014 5:37:52 PM PST by toothfairy86
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To: JimSEA

I, too, have travelled with Malaysia Airways. Very good service, and not expensive.

I am praying for the search and rescue crew - that they may have strength and insight.


43 posted on 03/07/2014 5:38:11 PM PST by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: tcrlaf
CNN now calling it a “Crash”....

A Malaysia Airlines VP told CNN that search and rescue operations were underway. So maybe he knew more than just contact was lost.

44 posted on 03/07/2014 5:38:24 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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Reuters: State news agency Xinhua reported radar contact with the flight was lost while it was in Vietnamese airspace.


45 posted on 03/07/2014 5:38:56 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: rdl6989

I notice that it is a flight to Peking, and also, there was that mass stabbing by an unnamed (but apparently Islamic seperatist) group in China recently.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 5:39:13 PM PST by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: rockinqsranch

Retaliation against China for whacking the murderous gang of knife-wielding separatists.


47 posted on 03/07/2014 5:40:44 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: reg45

A week ago I flew from Jakarta, Indonesia to Denver. The security was invasive, but blind to terrorists. People I thought were threats went right through. I got the full treatment.


48 posted on 03/07/2014 5:40:49 PM PST by MtnClimber (Liberals - wrong is right, down is up, gulags are utopia.)
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To: tcrlaf

Possibly. The aircraft lost contact just after reaching altitude just prior to heading out over the ocean.


49 posted on 03/07/2014 5:42:15 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

From AsiaOne:
BEIJING - Radar contact with a Malaysian Airlines aircraft that has gone missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was lost in airspace controlled by Vietnam in the early hours of Saturday morning, China’s Xinhua news agency said.The aircraft did not enter airspace controlled by China and did not make contact with Chinese controllers, Xinhua added, in a report on one of its official microblogs.
- See more at: http://www.relax.com.sg/article/news/radar-contact-lost-with-malaysian-flight-in-vietnam-airspace-xinhua#sthash.BuaM0ns6.Lz62YF4T.dpuf


50 posted on 03/07/2014 5:42:29 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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