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Old 03-08-2014, 01:02 AM   #51
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my dad has a malay friend that works in bejing, he goes back to Malaysia every 4 months to report to the company (he does want pay outsiders tax for working in china as i heard) & he was suppose to come back this month.around this time

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This is really sad news my heart hurt when I heard about this.

My prayers for the family members of everyone on board.
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my dad has a malay friend that works in bejing, he goes back to Malaysia every 4 months to report to the company (he does want pay outsiders tax for working in china as i heard) & he was suppose to come back this month.around this time

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PM me if you want the flight's manifest.
Don't think it's too appropriate to post it here publicly.
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They're started listing the manifest...

MISSING MH370 : List of missing passengers - Latest - New Straits Times
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Their safety record is good.

also the safety record for the type 777 is good too, 3 hull losses over ~20 years and two of them were non fatal accidents. The fatal one was the screwup of the Asiana airlines last year at SFO.

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How is Malaysian airlines past safety record? Aren't they associated with japan airlines?

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Ugh. Air travel, when it goes wrong is the scariest shit in the world. My grandpa was an air traffic controller for 40 years. I can't imagine the feeling everyone feels when this goes down.
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Ugh. Air travel, when it goes wrong is the scariest shit in the world. My grandpa was an air traffic controller for 40 years. I can't imagine the feeling everyone feels when this goes down.
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This is horrible. Hopefully there are survivors.
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MAS included a passenger manifest in their latest update on their website as well.

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/e...dark-site.html
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weird, getting alerts from Austrian Ministry, that a passenger on board was using a stolen Austrian passport - something is definitely fishy about that - not saying that has anything to do with the sad events, but definitely odd
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weird, getting alerts from Austrian Ministry, that a passenger on board was using a stolen Austrian passport - something is definitely fishy about that - not saying that has anything to do with the sad events, but definitely odd
Apparently someone was flying with a stolen Italian passport as well in addition to the Austrian one. Is this a common thing for people to be flying with stolen passports?
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Apparently someone was flying with a stolen Italian passport as well in addition to the Austrian one. Is this a common thing for people to be flying with stolen passports?
I would say no?!
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I hope this isn't related to the recent terrorist stabbing attacks in China.

BBC did report 2 stolen passports were used to board the flight.


edit: Stolen Passports Prompt Terror Concerns in Missing Jet, Officials Say - NBC News

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hopefully the stolen passports aren't linked to terrorism but the chances of having 2 stolen passports to board the flight? I don't know..
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I think this is another terrorist attack by the same group of Uyghurs islamic terrorists
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didnt the earlier link state that the plane was found in the ocean? but cnn reporting it hasnt been found yet..or am i reading blind ? haha
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going from attacking people with knives to a sophisticated terrorist bombing on board a plane is a big stretch. Not that it couldn't happen but still a stretch.
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Before we start speculating about crash causes, its appropriate that searchers find actual concrete evidence that in fact the plane crashed. At this point they have located no evidence at all. The purported "oil slick" Vietnamese officials found might in fact be just sea foam. Most recently it has been reported that a canvas was floating by rescuers, however, they are unsure on whether it is in fact from the doomed airliner.
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Apparently someone was flying with a stolen Italian passport as well in addition to the Austrian one. Is this a common thing for people to be flying with stolen passports?
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hopefully the stolen passports aren't linked to terrorism but the chances of having 2 stolen passports to board the flight? I don't know..
cnn spoke to the former head of the FAA and she said its not uncommon to have stolen/fake passports on flights and listed various reasons why they typically see this especially in that part of the world

they also said catastrophic failures can happen in a split second without any prior warning on flight systems

basically telling armchair detectives to hold your horses and just wait


surprised no ones mentioned aliens or something sci fi related back in the day there were a lot of scifi films/books about flights disappearing
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this hits home really hard.

honestly though. it would be something absolutely catastrophic. No maydays, no prior warnings of any trouble. just suddenly off the blip
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surprised no ones mentioned aliens or something sci fi related back in the day there were a lot of scifi films/books about flights disappearing
speaking on the topic whats going down in the Bermuda Triangle these days
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Although not frequent, using stolen passport, is unfortunately still uncommon in air travel. Especially in less developed countries where corruption is still high.

It's still too early to conclude anything at this point, but I would say terrorism is unlikely.

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