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  • Plane disappears over northern Mali

    07/24/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu July 24, 2014 | By Laura Smith-Spark and Claudia Rebaza, CNN
    An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali, the flight operator said. Air Algerie said via Twitter that the plane has apparently crashed in the Tilemsi area, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) from the southeastern city of Gao.
  • 45 feared dead, 9 injured in Penghu plane crash

    07/23/2014 6:35:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 23 July 2014 | Elizabeth Hsu
    Taipei, July 23 (CNA) As many as 45 people are feared dead and nine people are injured after a passenger plane operated by TransAsia Airways crashed on the outlying island county of Penghu Wednesday. The local fire department said that the 45 had no life signs after the twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 crashed just outside Magong airport around 7 p.m. The flight, coded GE 222, took off at 5 p.m. in Kaohsiung and was scheduled to land at Magong 35 minutes later. The reason the crash happened over an hour later was not immediately clear. (By Elizabeth Hsu)
  • Report: Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Killing 51 People

    07/23/2014 6:36:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 23, 2014
    Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash.
  • Biden Says Downed Jet Apparently "Blown Out of the Sky" (Thank You Capt. Obvious)

    07/17/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Reuters) ^ | July 17, 2014 23:05 GMT | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday it appeared that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine-Russia border was not an accident and that the passenger jet apparently was "blown out of the sky." "This is truly a grave situation," Biden said in a speech in Detroit. He said he had seen reports that Americans may have been on board and that "we're now working every minute to try to confirm those reports as I speak." Biden said the downing of the jet was tragic. He spoke by phone to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
  • 'That was a blast - look at the smoke': Sick boast of the laughing rebels as they 'saw MH17 hit....'

    07/17/2014 2:03:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 84 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 17, 2014 | SAM GREENHILL
    Laughing rebels filmed the plane as it crashed, gleefully bragging ‘That was a blast – look at the smoke!’ while a fireball rose from the debris. One of the voices is believed to be militia commander Igor Strelkov, who then penned a triumphant war cry on Twitter, saying: ‘We warned you – do not fly in “our sky”.’ A sickening mobile phone video posted online shows a pall of black smoke billowing over the crash site as three rebels provide an excited commentary. The extraordinary footage – apparently filmed by the shooters themselves – charts the terrible final moments of...
  • Malaysia Jet Went Down on Flight 800 Anniversary

    07/17/2014 2:03:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The apparent crash of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner in Ukraine came on the 18th anniversary of another huge aviation disaster: the midair explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 into the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island. All 230 people on board the Boeing 747-100 were killed in the July 17, 1996, tragedy
  • MH17 Black Box Sent To Moscow For Investigation

    07/17/2014 1:51:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Anna Nemtsova
    MOSCOW, Russia A Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner carrying 295 people on board was shot down by a surface to air missile outside the mining town of Shakhtersk in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, an area controlled by rebels. Ukrainian, Russian and pro-Russian rebel officials all confirmed that a missile had taken down the plane. It fell from a height of over 10,600 meters; everybody on board, including dozens of children and 15 members of the crew, died in the catastrophe. Pieces of the plane, human remains, passports, and money were spread in a radius of 15 kilometers around the catastrophe...
  • UKRAINE: WE DID NOT SHOOT AT ANY PLANE

    07/17/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2014 | Peter Leonard
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president says his country's armed forces did not shoot at any airborne targets, after reports that a Malaysian Airlines plane went down over Ukraine.
  • UK Investigators: Crocodile Responsible for Plane Crash in the Congo

    07/13/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 | David Harding
    Crocodile might be responsible for plane crash in the Congo: UK investigators Only one person survived the crash as did the toothy reptile, though it was killed with machetes by rescuers sifting through the plane's wreckage. A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo that left 18 people dead may have been caused by a crocodile. The animal is thought to have climbed out of a hold midflight and spooked the crew and passengers. They all panicked and ran towards the cockpit, and the forward shift in weight may have caused the plane to plummet to the...
  • BREAKING: Germany: Lear Jet Crashed after Collision with Eurofighter

    06/23/2014 8:05:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    nsnbc ^ | 6/23 | nsnbc
    A spokesperson for police in the district of Hochsauerlandkreis in the German Federal State of Nordrhein Westfalen, reported the accident. The German armed forces and a spokesperson for the German Air Force confirmed for the magazine Spiegel Online.de and the daily Bild, that the military plane was a German Air Force Eurofighter.
  • MH370 pilot 'chief suspect' in case of foul play: Report

    06/22/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    Times of India ^ | June 22, 2014 | PTI
    KUALA LUMPUR: The captain of Flight MH370 has been identified as the prime suspect by a Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of the plane after checks cleared all other people on board, a media report said today. The criminal inquiry does not rule out the possibility the Boeing 777-200 plane was lost due to mechanical failure or terrorism, but the police view is that if it was the result of human action, the captain was the most likely perpetrator, The Sunday Times reported. Malaysia's special branch focused the inquiry on Captain Zaharie Shah, 53, after intelligence checks failed to...
  • Rebels Down Ukrainian Jet Killing 49; Last Ditch Negotiations to Prevent Ukraine Gas Shutoff

    06/16/2014 12:45:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    There are a couple of significant news items in Ukraine today, and both of them will hike tensions in the region. Earlier today Pro-Russia Rebels Down Ukraine Jet as Fighting Escalates. Pro-Russian rebels shot down a transport plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 49 servicemen and threatening to ratchet up east-west tensions over suspicions President Vladimir Putin is backing the uprising. The killing of the 40 soldiers and nine crew was the deadliest strike on Ukrainian forces since separatists seized government buildings on April 6. The IL-76 aircraft went down as it approached Luhansk airport at 1:10 a.m. local time under...
  • Rockefeller family member killed in small plane crash near New York City

    06/13/2014 10:41:52 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 34 replies
    yahoo news ^ | by Victoria Cavaliere
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller was killed on Friday when his small plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport north of New York City, a family spokesman and the Federal Aviation Administration said. Dr. Richard Rockefeller of Falmouth, Maine, was piloting the Piper PA-46 aircraft when it went down about 10 minutes after takeoff from Westchester County Airport in Purchase, 23 miles (37 km) north of New York City, family spokesman Fraser Seitel and the FAA said. He was the only person on board, according to an FAA statement. "This is...
  • Oceana-based F/A-18E Super Hornet crashes off California coast

    06/05/2014 6:50:32 AM PDT · by klpt · 11 replies
    wtkr.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Matt Knight
    An Oceana-based F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed into the Pacific Ocean last night while approaching the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson off Southern California. The pilot ejected safely and is in stable condition aboard the carrier. The Super Hornet was part of Strike Fighter Squadron 81 which is conducting training missions aboard the Carl Vinson. The crash happened around 10pm PST. All remaining airborne aircraft were safely diverted to NAS North Island in Coronado, Calif., landing at approximately 11 p.m. PST, the Navy said in a statement. All air operations have been halted aboard the Carl Vinson until further notice, and...
  • Harrier Jet Crashes Into Yuma Neighborhood

    06/04/2014 6:58:46 PM PDT · by BAW · 26 replies
    Tucson News ^ | June 3, 2014
    About 1,300 people were evacuated after a Marine jet carrying ammunitions crashed in a Yuma, Arizona neighborhood Wednesday. The pilot ejected safely. A Marine spokesperson said the jet was trying to land when it crashed in the backyard of a home about a mile from Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma. Authorities say there have been no reports of injuries related to the crash. A Marine spokesperson said the AV-8B Harrier was carrying four 500-pound bombs and 300 rounds of 20-milimeter ammunitions. A one-mile area around the crash site was evacuated so a military explosives disposal team could safely retrieve the ordnance....
  • Military Jet Crashes in California Neighborhood

    06/04/2014 6:33:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    abc ^ | june 4, 2014
    The crash occurred early Wednesday evening. Television reports show at least one home on fire on a residential street in Imperial, about 90 miles east of San Diego. Lance Cpl. Christopher Johns, a Marine spokesman, says the jet was a Harrier from Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, but he has no further details.
  • Plane Crashes at Hanscom Air Force Base (Mass.)

    05/31/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 71 replies
    WHDH ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014
    BEDFORD, Mass. (WHDH) - Bedford Police confirmed that a plane crashed at Hanscom Air Force Base Saturday night.
  • Pilot killed in biplane crash at Travis air base show

    05/04/2014 7:26:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    SFGate ^ | May 4, 2014 | Stephanie M. Lee and Evan Sernoffsky
    A 77-year-old civilian pilot who had flown planes since he was a teenager was killed when he crashed his biplane Sunday while performing a low-to-the-ground stunt maneuver during an air show at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, authorities said. Officials said Eddie Andreini of Half Moon Bay was piloting the Stearman biplane when it crashed in an open field away from spectators at 2:05 p.m. Black smoke rose from the wreckage as the tens of thousands of people who had flocked to the "Thunder Over Solano" show were evacuated from the base.
  • Plane Wreckage, Body Of Pilot Recovered After Crash Into San Pablo Bay

    04/30/2014 6:19:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    A marine salvage company has recovered the fuselage of a plane and the body of its pilot, who crashed into San Francisco Bay over the weekend after a midair collision. The body of the pilot could be seen in the wreckage of the Cessna 210, which plunged into the water on Sunday. Contra Costa County Sheriffs spokesman Jimmy Lee confirmed that the body was clearly visible, and he asked members of the media not to show images of the victim, whose name has not been released.
  • 4 dead after small plane crashes into South Dakota wind farm in fog

    04/29/2014 7:57:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    ap ^ | April 28, 2014
    A small airplane heading back to South Dakota after a Texas cattle sale crashed into a wind farm in foggy weather, killing the pilot and three passengers. ... Similar conditions contributed to a 2008 crash in southeast Minnesota. Federal investigators concluded the pilot of a 1948 Cessna 140 lacked proper instrument training for the day's foul weather. The National Transportation Safety Board's probable cause report also noted the pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane while maneuvering around a wind farm.
  • Dramatic Footage: Cargo Boeing 747 Crashes at Bagram Airfield:747 Just Loses Control:Bizarre

    04/20/2014 9:12:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 30, 2013 | RT
    A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field near the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing all seven people aboard. The plane came down shortly after take-off and crashed within the boundaries of the US-run airbase, a NATO spokesperson at the base said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash, but the coalition dismissed the claim as "false" in a statement to AP. The cause of the crash is being investigated by emergency crews, but no sign of insurgent activity in the area was spotted at the time, the statement added.
  • 2013 F/A-18 crash: Out of fuel, out of time and one chance to land

    04/12/2014 5:47:40 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 57 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 12, 2014 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    The aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower was finally in sight. The pilot of the F/A-18 Super Hornet hurriedly flipped switches and pushed levers. The aviator in the backseat leaned forward, straining to see the flight deck floating in the distance. The jets right engine had locked up, its landing gear jammed, the main fuel tank almost empty.(snip) The pilot made some quick calculations. He had 15,500 pounds of fuel in his tanks, enough to return to the Eisenhower and make six passes at the ship. Landing in nearby Kandahar was a more prudent option, but that would likely have meant...
  • Plane 'false alarm' off Gran Canaria

    03/27/2014 8:25:54 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 March 2014 | BBC
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane: What We Know Now

    03/25/2014 10:11:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/25/2014 | By COLLEEN CURRY
    The search for evidence of Malaysia Airlines flight #MH370 was suspended today because of rough weather, but the number of ships and planes heading to the area to hunt for the missing plane is growing. The lack of concrete data about what happened to the plane and its 239 passengers has left their families - and the world - with more questions than answers. Here's what we know now as of now about the investigation into missing flight MH370. Check out ABC News' photos of the search for the flight here, too. Satellite Data Shows When, Where Plane Went Down...
  • Officials Say Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane "Ended in the Southern Indian Ocean"

    03/24/2014 7:47:49 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 119 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/24/14 | Colleen Curry
    New satellite data reveals that missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended" its journey in a "remote location" of the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said today. "This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean," a somber Razak said during a media briefing. The jet vanished March 8 with 289 people on board after it took off from Kuala Lampur bound for Beijing. The announcement follows weeks of...
  • MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES: The Plane Crashed With No Survivors

    03/24/2014 7:19:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/24/2014 | Pamela Engel
    Malaysian authorities are assuming beyond a reasonable doubt that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been lost in the Southern Indian Ocean. NBC News reports that Malaysia Airlines sent a text message to the relatives of the 239 people who were on board the plane saying "we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived. ... We must not accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean." Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the new developments at a press conference on...
  • MH370: Families Called to Urgent Meeting; Malaysia Press Conference 10 a.m. EDT 3/24/14

    03/24/2014 6:23:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 337 replies
    CNN via Twitter ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | Vaughn Sterling
    CNN BREAKING: Malaysian Prime Minister holding unexpected 10a ET news conference #MH370Malaysian Defense Min says Malaysian Prime Minister Razak will hold a presser on what he called new developments at 10aET #MH370Missing plane family members tell CNN they have been called to a 9:30a meeting, before the 10a ET news conference #MH370. Something is up.
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Tony Abbott says possible debris found in Indian Ocean [live thread]

    03/19/2014 8:22:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 521 replies
    ABC.net.au ^ | March 19, 2014
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean.
  • Radar Hits of 'Significant Size' Registered in Indian Ocean: Flight Crew

    03/19/2014 11:12:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 78 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4-20-2014 | ABC News
    A flight crew scouring the southern Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane tells ABC News that they're getting radar hits of "significant size," indicating something lurking below the water's surface. ABC News' David Wright, on board the US Navy P-8 Poseidon, said the crew tells him the radar indicates "there is something down there." It is still too early to tell if the radar hits are related to the missing plane, which was carrying 239 people when it disappeared on March 8. The P-8 is among four aircraft and one merchant ship heading to a region off the...
  • Malaysia 370: A Tragic Accident (and Nothing More): Hysteria and Conspiracy Theories Need to Stop

    03/19/2014 7:28:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/19/2014 | Rob Schapiro
    Its slowly becoming clear that Malaysia 370 was a tragic accident, and not one of the numerous terrorist or crime scenarios doing the rounds. As a retired international airline captain, I have felt for some time that the known flight profile showed an aircraft that was not hijacked, but out of control. However, the sharp left turn off course that it performed remained an issue. Why would the pilot do that? Bear in mind a couple of things. Firstly, this was a crew operating out of their home base, which they knew intimately. Pilots call it "local knowledge" a...
  • Luggage found floating at sea, possibly from Flight 370, by Elka Athina

    03/16/2014 1:39:44 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 49 replies
    BigBreakingNews.com ^ | March 16, 2014
    Crew on a Greek flagged oil tanker are responding to radio reports of suit cases found floating in the Straits of Malacca, between Malaysia and Indonesia, Greek media reported. The Oil and chemical tanker, the Elka Athina, reported to media that it was steaming toward a zone identified as a field of debris, including what appeared to be aircraft passenger's luggage. The crew was responding to a report from an Indonesian source, according to the translation of the report.
  • THE POLITICAL MYSTERY OF MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370

    03/15/2014 2:05:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New Yorker | MARCH 13, 2014 | Amy Davidson
    THE POLITICAL MYSTERY OF MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370
  • Final words from jet came after systems shutdown

    03/16/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 92 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 16, 2014 | AP: CHRIS BRUMMITT and JIM GOMEZ
    Investigators have said someone on board the plane first disabled one of its communications systems the Aircraft and Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS about 40 minutes after takeoff. Around 14 minutes later, the transponder that identifies the plane to commercial radar systems was also shut down. The fact that both systems went dark separately offered strong evidence that the plane's disappearance was deliberate. On Sunday, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at a news conference that that the final, reassuring words from the cockpit "All right, good night" were spoken to air traffic controllers...
  • Report: Greek Ship Sent to Investigate Possible Plane Wreckage in Straights of Malacca

    03/16/2014 8:51:53 AM PDT · by kristinn · 122 replies
    via Twitter ^ | Sunday, March 16, 2014 | Steve Daglas
    Greek ships rushing towards Straits of Malacca, debris spotted in water, may belong to Malaysian flight MH370 - http://www.iefimerida.gr/news/147254
  • Did pilot hijack MH370 as political protest against Anwars latest jail term?

    03/15/2014 8:48:20 PM PDT · by Geosmth · 68 replies
    With the authorities settling on what amounts to air piracy, the Daily Mail is reporting a theory that the pilot of MH370 may have hijacked the plane as a political protest against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's latest sodomy conviction. The British tabloid revealed that hours before he took command of the Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) bound for Beijing last Saturday, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had gone to court on March 7 for the trial and sentencing of Anwar in the sodomy case. The opposition leader was jailed for five years by the Court of Appeal which had overturned his High Court...
  • Missing MH370: Capt Zaharie Life Member of PKR

    03/15/2014 11:22:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Rahmah Ghazali
    PKR vice president R Sivarasa confirmed that MH370 flight captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a life member of the party. However, the Subang MP said that the membership had nothing to do with the missing MAS airplane. He was a PKR member since Jan 23 last year and campaigned for us during the general election but this is irrelevant to the case, said Sivarasa told a press conference here Sunday. Sivarasa was responding to a Daily Mail report which claimed Zaharie was a political fanatic. Read: Flight captain a "political fanatic," reports Daily Mail The tabloid also claimed that Zaharie...
  • Did pilot hijack missing plane HIMSELF in anti-government protest?

    03/15/2014 4:26:36 PM PDT · by Tzfat · 103 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | March 15, 2014 | Josh Layton, Ben Glaze
    Fears emerged tonight that the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet may have hijacked the plane himself as an anti-government protest. Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a fervent supporter of his country's opposition leader who was jailed for homosexuality - illegal in Malaysia - only hours before flight MH370 vanished with 239 passengers and crew on board, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. And in a new twist, it emerged that the pilot's wife and three children moved out of the family's home the day before the plane's disappearance. The revelations came after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday confirmed...
  • US Investigators Think Missing Plane Might Have Been Stolen To Use Later For Another Purpose

    03/13/2014 1:52:00 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies
    BI ^ | 3-13-2014 | Michael Kelley
    US Investigators Think Missing Plane Might Have Been Stolen To Use Later For Another Purpose Michael KelleyMarch. 13, 2014, 11:06 AM U.S. investigators suspect that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours after it reached its last confirmed location, according to Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal. The Journal originally reported that they obtained data from the aircraft's engines, but then issued a correction saying that U.S. investigators based their position on "an analysis of signals sent through the planes satellite-communication link designed to automatically transmit the status of some onboard systems." Satellites...
  • New Evidence Suggests That Plane Disappearance Was A Deliberate Act

    03/13/2014 4:59:50 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    BI ^ | 3-13-2014 | Paul Szoldra
    New Evidence Suggests That Plane Disappearance Was A Deliberate Act Paul SzoldraMarch 13, 2014      Two U.S. officials believe the shutdown of two separate communications systems from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 happened at different times, indicating the disappearance was less likely the result of a catastrophic failure and more the result of a "deliberate act," according to a new report from ABC News. Sources speaking with ABC believe the data reporting system was shut down at 1:07 a.m., while the transponder — sending out location and altitude data — was shut down at 1:21...
  • Malaysia Airliner Communications Shut Down Separately: US Officials Say

    03/13/2014 5:02:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 144 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 Mar 2014 | MARTHA RADDATZ, DAVID KERLEY and JOSH MARGOLIN
    Two U.S. officials tell ABC News the U.S. believes that the shutdown of two communication systems happened separately on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. One source said this indicates the plane did not come out of the sky because of a catastrophic failure. The data reporting system, they believe, was shut down at 1:07 a.m. The transponder -- which transmits location and altitude -- shut down at 1:21 a.m. This indicates it may well have been a deliberate act, ABC News aviation consultant John Nance said. U.S. investigators told ABC News that the two modes of communication were "systematically shut down."...
  • Chinese site may show plane debris images

    03/12/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT · by justlurking · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2014-03-12 | Unspecified
    BEIJING (AP) China's official Xinhua News Agency says a government website has images of suspected debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. The report says the satellite images from the morning of March 9 appear to show "three suspected floating objects" of varying sizes. The report includes coordinates of a location in the sea off the southern tip of Vietnam and east of Malaysia.
  • This Man Claims He Watched Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down in Flames

    03/12/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/12 | Joe Coscarelli
    ABC's Bob Woodruff has shared an email from an oil rig worker stationed near the coast of Vietnam that alleges to have witnessed the missing jet go down in flames. "The timing is right," writes Mike McKay. "While I observed the burning (plane) it appeared to be in ONE piece." McKay's employer has confirmed that the letter is not a hoax. "From when I first saw the burning (plane) until the flames went out (still at high altitude) was 10-15 seconds," he writes. "There was no lateral movement, so it was either coming toward our location, stationary (falling) or going...
  • Do These New Satellite Images Show the Remains of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

    03/12/2014 2:51:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Chinese government has released satellite images showing "a suspected crash area at sea," including "three suspected floating objects," near the flight's planned path. Taken Sunday morning but not made public until today, the blurry shots are located northeast of Kuala Lumpur, south of Vietnam, in what may be the most promising lead thus far, on the fifth day of a frustrating, otherwise fruitless search.
  • Oil Rig Worker Thinks He Saw Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down in Flames

    03/12/2014 2:03:32 PM PDT · by bboop · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 12, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Oil Rig Worker Thinks He Saw Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down In Flames The Wire ABBY OHLHEISER, THE WIRE MAR. 12, 2014, 12:13 PM In yet another odd twist to the mysterious story of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a New Zealand man working on an oil rig in the South China Sea has come forward to say he believes he saw the airplane on fire right around the time it disappeared. Mike McKay, a worker on the "Songa Mercur" drilling platform, sent an email to his bosses detailing his version of events. McKay said that he "observed the plane...
  • MH370 detected above Malacca Straits at 2.40am

    03/11/2014 1:58:23 AM PDT · by MrShoop · 136 replies
    Malaysiakini via Yahoo ^ | 3/11/2014 | Malaysiakini
    The search for Malaysian Airlines MH307 plane has been expanded to Sumatran waters, north of Straits of Malacca, as military radar may have detected the missing plane in the vicinity of Pulau Perak. A Berita Harian report today quoted the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) as saying the plane may have reversed course further than expected while on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Air Force chief Rodzali Daud ( left ) is quoted as saying that based on military radar readings from its station in Butterworth, MH370 may have turned west after Kota Bahru and flew past the...
  • BREAKING: Co-Pilot of Missing Plane Invited Girls Up Front For Entire Flight! PHOTOS & VIDEO

    03/11/2014 7:23:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    SHOCKING: AUSTRALIAN WOMAN RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT COCKPIT BEHAVIOUR OF THE CO-PILOT OF FLIGHT MH370 ON AUSTRALIAS TV SHOW A CURRENT AFFAIR GIRL WHO FLEW WITH MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 CO-PILOT. SHE CLAIMS THAT THE CO-PILOT WAS SMOKING IN THE COCKPIT The woman claims they were smoking and taking pictures of the women in the cockpit. The girls were invited up front for the entire flight.
  • Malaysia military tracked missing plane to west coast: source

    03/11/2014 6:25:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 211 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 11, 2014 | BY NILUKSI KOSWANAGE AND EVELINE DANUBRATA
    Malaysia's military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometers to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a senior officer told Reuters on Tuesday. --SNIP-- Malaysian authorities have previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing. "It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the senior military officer, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.
  • Indira ministers grandson on missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    03/11/2014 6:32:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | | Mar 10, 2014
    Muktesh, the grandson of Mohan Kumaramangalam the steel and mines minister in Indira Gandhi's Cabinet, was on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared and is believed to have crashed in the South China sea. Ironically, Kumaramangalam, too, died in an air crash in May 1973 near Delhi's Palam airport. Muktesh (42), a Canadian resident and vice-president of China operations with Pennsylvania-based Xcoal Energy and Resources, was on board the flight with his Chinese wife Xiaomo Bai (37).
  • Nuclear test experts to check if plane exploded

    03/10/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2014 | Edith M. Lederer
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the organization that monitors the nuclear test ban treaty said Monday he has asked its experts to see if they detected an explosion at high altitude of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Lassina Zerbo, executive director of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization told a news conference that the CTBTO uses "infrasound" - or infrasonic sensors - to monitor the earth mainly for atmospheric nuclear explosions....
  • Who travels with a stolen passport?

    03/10/2014 4:46:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | March 10, 2014 | By Katia Hetter and Karla Cripps
    How difficult is it to board a plane with a stolen passport? Not as hard as you might think. In any major international airport, it's not uncommon to have your passport checked four times or more between check-in and boarding the aircraft. But if passenger documents aren't checked against Interpol's database of Stolen and Lost Travel Documents, travelers using those documents can slip through layers of security. Investigators don't yet know if the travelers with stolen passports had anything to do with the plane's disappearance. On any given day, many people travel using stolen or fake passports for reasons that...