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Oil rig worker says he saw missing plane go down: report
The Washington Times ^ | 3/12/14 | By Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 03/12/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT by Fitzy_888

Edited on 03/12/2014 12:35:14 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff has obtained a letter that an oil rig worker in Vietnam wrote to his employer claiming he saw Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 go down in flames.

Mr. Woodruff tweeted an image of the letter saying, “Oil rig worker claims in employer confirmed letter-he saw the plane go down. Vietnamese say they found nothing.”


(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 370; china; iran; malaysia; mh370; oilrig; oilrigworker; philippines; roaringforties; shotdownbychinese; southchinasea; spratlies; spratlyislands; spratlys; thephilippines; thespratlys; vietnam; waronterror
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It would be about 140 nautical miles off the coast of Vietnam (Vung Tau) in something like 350-400 foot depth.

Would the Chinese deny complicity in shooting down the plane, irrespective of what air power was tasked? Consider, would the Soviets for weeks deny the Chernobyl disaster against all logic...yup they sure did.

1 posted on 03/12/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
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To: Fitzy_888

This whole situation is becoming absurd.

2 days ago, there was a report “the Malaysian Military” tracked it on the Western side of Malaysia, not the Eastern side, where it was supposed to be. Today, the Malaysians’ reply is “sorry - human error. That’s not correct.”

3rd world cultures and government bureaucracies amuse me.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 12:38:50 PM PDT by PGR88
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Fox & Friends mentioned an update to the missing Malaysian flight this morning suggesting an oil rig worker may have witnessed the plane on fire at a high altitude. The story is covered here An early facebook post also included a photo posted by a passenger on another plane who witnessed what resembled several windows in sequence with fire blazing through each taken while traveling on Flight AK5122 Arasia from KL to KK at 6:45pm
4 posted on 03/12/2014 12:39:43 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Fitzy_888

http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1354973.ece


5 posted on 03/12/2014 12:39:57 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: PGR88

They have backed off the u-turn, Malaysian air force tracking claim. I thought it most likely went down en route.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 12:42:19 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: cynwoody

Because of the certainty and clarity expressing the object was moving in line with his observation point, making no attempt to assert whether it was coming toward him or moving away from his location, I’d say that increases is credibility.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Fitzy_888

Why on Earth would China shoot down an airliner? They have a very sophisticated intel group. If they wanted somebody dead that person would have an allergic reaction or a heart attack. If they wanted the airliner to go down there would be an “obvious” cause like a failed engine or an electrical short. Why risk becoming the world’s pariah? Remember what the Soviet Union went through after shooting down Korean Airlines flight 007? (They thought it was an American recognizance plane called Cobra Ball. From the angle of their radar the two images crossed. When they separated the Soviets misidentified 007 as Cobra Ball. KAL 007 was off course and passed over a Soviet airbase. It was chased from the rear and the fighter, overextended, fired a missile at extreme range. He never had a visual and could not ID the target as a 747 instead of a 707. The missile flew up an engine and the plane fell several miles while breaking apart. It was a nightmare for the Soviets.)


8 posted on 03/12/2014 12:43:17 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Fitzy_888

He’s not a reliable witness since he doesn’t have an official government employee title.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 12:44:59 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Fitzy_888

I keep wondering if China shot the plane down thinking it was violating “their” airspace in the South China Sea.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 12:45:02 PM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: cynwoody

I need to say that this guy, Mike McKay, has provided EVERYTHING needed to find this wreckage. What a perfect, scientific report. All the revelant and supporting data is clearly reported.

He must be an engineer on the rig.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 12:46:01 PM PDT by Rodamala
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image of locations mentioned by oil rig worker
12 posted on 03/12/2014 12:46:04 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Fitzy_888

8.375064, 108.706183

I converted these to Decimal degrees if anybody wants to search the location on google maps.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 12:46:40 PM PDT by barmag25 (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!!!)
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I’m having trouble believing anything they say, too. This report gives a lot of detail about the siting; bearing, wind, Lat and Long. Everything except the actual time of the observation.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 12:47:12 PM PDT by virgil
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Whoa! That Facebook pix + the coordinates. Finally some real info.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 12:48:17 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Fitzy_888

If you want to see where this “sighting” was, you can go to this site and enter the lat & long for the point.

http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html

Lat. 08* 22’ 30.23” N, Long. 108*42’ 22.26” E


16 posted on 03/12/2014 12:48:27 PM PDT by House Atreides
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Google maps location:

https://www.google.com/maps?t=m&ll=6.6514712,110.6178045&z=6&q=8%C2%B022%2730.2%22N+108%C2%B042%2722.3%22E&cid=0x0&output=classic&dg=ntvo.

It's the green arrow.

17 posted on 03/12/2014 12:49:06 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Fitzy_888

There have been a number of passenger’s families who have called cell phones on that flight and had someone pick up the calls, and then click off.

I do not believe that can happen when a plane crashes.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 12:49:10 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Gen.Blather

If the Chinese had reason to believe the flight was high jacked and headed toward their main land do you think they would hesitate for a second to shoot it down? They kill people even babies all the time to serve the greater good. They are “good” like that.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 12:49:56 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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