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#41 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:25 PM

Oil rig worker off SE coast of Vietnam says he saw plane in flames...

 

http://www.washingto...150m6gw.twitter


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:24 PM

Chinese Satellite supposedly sees wreckage. 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...lane/index.html



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

The Vietnamese are saying they 'checked' the area and are now going to 'recheck it'.

 

That's not how searching works.  You have to calculate how well you can see things, how large the thing you are looking for is, and how the environment is influencing your search object.

 

This search is about 4 days old.  The possible location for the plane debris, even if they knew exactly when/where it went down, its going to be very difficult to find.  

 

I've run shoreline (meaning 3 sided as opposed to open ocean) drifts before that start with 4 square NM initial search area, that are HUGE 12 hours later.  And the search object is a large boat.  Not small pieces of debris.

 

My guess is you'd need 2 dozen fixed wing assets flying full sorties to 'recheck' anything.  And it has to be done during daylight hours.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:43 AM

I think it's coming down to these borderline third world governments leading the searches and failing miserably.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:02 AM

I think it's coming down to these borderline third world governments leading the searches and failing miserably.

 Pretty much.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:24 PM

US officials believe plane went down in Indian Ocean.

 

http://www.dailymail...nformation.html

 

I am leaning more toward this being terrorism or a pilot intentionally crashing plane. No reason for the plane to do what it did otherwise.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

Nothing says token BS search like a surface asset.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:35 PM

US officials believe plane went down in Indian Ocean.

http://www.dailymail...nformation.html

I am leaning more toward this being terrorism or a pilot intentionally crashing plane. No reason for the plane to do what it did otherwise.

Exactly what I speculated yesterday.

I think one of the pilots went off the grid.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:36 PM

Malaysian officials have determined that the plane "simply vanished".  Mystery solved, case closed.

 

Malaysia Concludes: 'The Plane Vanished'

 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:53 PM

Malaysian officials have determined that the plane "simply vanished".  Mystery solved, case closed.

 

Malaysia Concludes: 'The Plane Vanished'

 


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Well that's that wrapped up then, the families can finally breath sighs of relief...


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:09 PM

So the Malaysian government has been watching too many Lost reruns.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:17 PM

This is nuts.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:30 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t1

Now there is info that the flight flew to four to five hours after they lost the transponder signal. Woah.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:33 PM

And the transponder and some other gadget didn't go off at the same time, indicating they were turned off manually and not because of a catastrophic failure.

 

 

At this point, everything points to sabotage.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:10 AM

Where's Robert Stack and Unsolved Mysteries when you need him....


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 10:03 AM

More support for hijacking or intentional diversion from flight path...

 

http://www.reuters.c...EA2D0DG20140314


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:39 AM

My theory is it's like that one episode of Sherlock with that operation he ruined.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:41 AM

I wonder if the hijacker/ rogue pilot was trying to get it to Pakistan or Iran.

I really don't think they succeeded. The US is confident it went down in the ocean.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:43 AM

What a story it would be if the damn plane turned up fine in Iran or something, complete with 300 or so hostages.  Wow.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:21 AM

So now they're saying the plane flew for 7 hours after it went dark. Wow. And they're searching two corridors: one toward Kazakstan and another veering toward the South Indian Ocean.

The story just keeps getting crazier but it's all but a fact that the plane was hijacked or intentionally diverted. One interesting theory is that people have taken over planes to gain asylum in different countries, I owner if that could have been the case here somehow.

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