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    If the plane went down in the sea, there would have been things floating by now. No way that it would not have disintegrated, even if it was a soft landing, which is basically impossible. No cell phone would be ringing then.

    This is a state of the art aeroplane with many gadgets to locate it. And not one of them is working? Too much of a coincidence, it smacks of professionalism - disappearance is very well executed.

    It might be an extremist terrorist group who need the plane for something much worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danie Malan View Post
    If the plane went down in the sea, there would have been things floating by now. No way that it would not have disintegrated, even if it was a soft landing, which is basically impossible. No cell phone would be ringing then.

    This is a state of the art aeroplane with many gadgets to locate it. And not one of them is working? Too much of a coincidence, it smacks of professionalism - disappearance is very well executed.

    It might be an extremist terrorist group who need the plane for something much worse.
    Refer to previous poat about how far it could have flown aswell as "gatgets" to locate.

    Hudson river landing not a single peice of the aircraft broke off. Many other aircraft have done water landings with very little damage.
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    Have anyone mentioned the 19 families that signed a statement that when they phone the missing family members cell phones they ring and after a while goes to voicemail?

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    if it hasn't crashed, then it must have landed somewhere by now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barend D View Post
    Refer to previous poat about how far it could have flown aswell as "gatgets" to locate.

    Hudson river landing not a single peice of the aircraft broke off. Many other aircraft have done water landings with very little damage.
    Don't know about that...?

    In your previous post you added a link from Wiki. In that link Wikipedia said that, that specific plane "was the only know wide body carrier to have any survivors aboard after a open water landing".

    Thus I deduct that most large/wide body carriers will be destroyed during a water landing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurard View Post
    Have anyone mentioned the 19 families that signed a statement that when they phone the missing family members cell phones they ring and after a while goes to voicemail?

    Refer my previous post regarding cell phones... http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/....php?p=2142268
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    Quote Originally Posted by Regard View Post
    Don't know about that...?

    In your previous post you added a link from Wiki. In that link Wikipedia said that, that specific plane "was the only know wide body carrier to have any survivors aboard after a open water landing".

    Thus I deduct that most large/wide body carriers will be destroyed during a water landing?

    That's not particularly good deductive reasoning. How many wide-body aircraft have attempted water landings? In fact that wiki article is wrong. The Ethiopian Airlines hijacking had a few survivors.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_l...ater_ditchings
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    Mary Celeste of the sky.............

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    Latest comes as an interesting point of view. Possible decompression, turning west to head back and crew ran out of oxygen? Helios Flight 522 comes to mind.

    Sky News have used a flight simulator to recreate what might have happened to the jetliner. A commerical airline pilot of 30 years offers the explanation that there was a sudden depressurisation of air, the pilots then tried to head back for Kuala Lumpur realising there was a problem. They then set the controls to autopilot and at this point pass out unconscious after failing to put on masks. The plane then would have carried on at the same level, and they would have probably run out of fuel over the Indian Ocean.
    FAA warned: "Cracking and corrosion in the fuselage skin, if not corrected, could lead to rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the aeroplane."

    Tom Phillips asked whether MH370 had been checked and was told Malaysia Airlines company policy was to check. Ahmed Jauhari Yahya, CEO of MAS, told Telegraph that "as policy" all FAA Airworthiness Directives were acted on. However, he could not guarantee that MH370 was checked for this precise problem following the November warning.
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    Sounds more plausible than the other theories I have heard but does it account for the loss of comms and positioning? 522 didn't drop contact?
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    So if it happened like what Barend just explained, it crashed for sure but it will be very hard to know where to search?
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    Owen, the radar is the only problem with that theory but in case of emergency you put 7500 on the transponder. You go to standby put 7500 and then back on mode S. Now on low O2 you easily forget things, so possible they never turned it back on.

    Lekubu on very quick calculations without knowing the wind conditions they could be smack bang in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with favourable winds it could almost reach Dubai or Reunion
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    Sounds like this particular model might be prone to cracks leading to explosive decompression

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/w...cle4032033.ece

    Then again, being the media, who knows
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    The aircraft engines sent telemetry data twice during the flight, then not again. Obviously, being a tow truck driver, I don't know how the engine telemetry is powered (same breakers as the radar tags, black box beacon etc), but the engine evidence points to the craft crashing some time before it could send the expected 3rd burst of data - that normally gets sent once into cruise ...

    Just more stuff - Simon seems to have the best handle on how this all fits together ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Sounds like this particular model might be prone to cracks leading to explosive decompression

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/w...cle4032033.ece

    Then again, being the media, who knows
    Turns out this risk had something to do with an antenna fixture, which this particular aircraft never had installed anyway so shouldn't be a factor.
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    This is becoming a farce...

    The Wall Street Journal is saying:

    Aviation investigators and national security officials believe the plane flew for a total of five hours, based on data automatically downloaded and sent to the ground from the Boeing Co. 777's engines as part of a routine maintenance and monitoring program
    The Malaysian authorities are denying this however. They are making a lot of denials.
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    Well I think we have all learned more than we wanted to about avionics.
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