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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing

Post by quixoticguide » 08 Mar 2014, 01:47

Malaysia Airlines says flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic control - statement

Malaysia Airlines says it is currently working with authorities who have activated search and rescue teams to locate the aircraft

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Malaysia Airlines: "MEDIA STATEMENT released at 7.24am/8 Mar 2014 MH370 Incident

Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).

Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Meanwhile, the public may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info."
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Post by Desert Rat » 08 Mar 2014, 01:59

Sad news... :(

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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane, a Boeing 777-200, was due to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 am local time, the airlines says. It is now 9:17 am in Beijing.
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Post by quixoticguide » 08 Mar 2014, 02:40

Statement By Our Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya on MH370 Incident. Released at 9.05am/8 Mar 2014 MY Local Time

We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing.

The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time.

Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.

Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft.

The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.

The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.
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Post by sn26567 » 08 Mar 2014, 08:22

AZircraft was a Boeing 777-200ER registered 9M-MRO (12 years old).

Passengers of 14 nationalities were on board. Most were Chinese (at least156) or Malaysian (around 40), but there were also 12 Indonesians, 7 Australians, 4 Americans, 3 French, 2 Ukrainians, one Russian and one Italian.

Contact with the aircraft was lost over the South China sea. Vietnamese authorities say the plane has crashed into the sea near the Vietnam coast, but Malaysian minister says he has no indication on where the plane has crashed.
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Post by quixoticguide » 08 Mar 2014, 08:32

Malaysia Airlines: Just to recap on the details given earlier by the airline. Here are the number of passengers from each country believed to make up the 227 on board:
China: 153
Malaysia: 38
Indonesia: 12
Australia: 7
US: 4
France: 3
New Zealand: 2
Ukraine: 2
Canada: 2
Italy, Taiwan, Netherlands, Austria: 1 each

There are also 12 crew, of which we know the pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, and first officer Fariq Ab. Hamid, are both Malaysian.
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Post by sn26567 » 08 Mar 2014, 08:35

Boeing Statement on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Boeing offers its deepest concern to the families of those aboard missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Boeing is assembling a team to provide technical assistance to investigating authorities.

SEATTLE, March 8, 2014
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Post by brusselsairlinesfan » 08 Mar 2014, 09:18

Deepest thoughts with passengers, crew and families.

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Post by Sean_DM » 08 Mar 2014, 09:46

RIP :cry:

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Post by Acid-drop » 08 Mar 2014, 10:21

This seems to be the first big fatal crash of the 777.
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Post by BRU » 08 Mar 2014, 11:31

Asiana in San Francisco last year ?

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Post by FlyA330 » 08 Mar 2014, 12:33

And don't forget the, luckily not fatal, crash of the BA 777 in 2008.

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Post by tsv » 08 Mar 2014, 13:10

The Italian "Passenger" has turned up alive and well and apparently was not a Passenger at all. Had his Passport stolen in Thailand last year so it would appear somebody may been using it for the most hideous of reasons...

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Post by Sean_DM » 08 Mar 2014, 13:58

That certainly puts another light on things. Could this be a terrorist attack?

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Post by sn26567 » 08 Mar 2014, 14:36

BRU wrote:Asiana in San Francisco last year ?
Same type: 777-200ER, as for the BA 777 in Heathrow. No fatalities in the BA crash, but 3 pax died in the Asiana crash, the first fatalities in the 777 history.

Malaysia Airlines has one of Asia's best safety records: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/ ... 7Y20140308.

There has been no distress call, no ELT or other signal was received from the aircraft.

Report in The Aviation Herald: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4710c69b
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Post by woutertheboy » 08 Mar 2014, 14:40

Sean_DM wrote:That certainly puts another light on things. Could this be a terrorist attack?
If they won't find the wreckage or the black boxes, then the world will never know. The boxes' emergency beacon only has power for around ~48 hours, so it's a race against the clock.
When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.

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Post by sn26567 » 08 Mar 2014, 15:35

An oil slick has been spotted, however the air search is suspended for the night and will resume tomorrow (Sunday) morning. The sea search continues...

Fifteen planes and 9 ships were or are are being used in the search for Malaysia Airlines.
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Post by sn26567 » 08 Mar 2014, 16:20

Ther Italian and the Austrian listed as passengers on the missing Malaysia plane had their passports stolen and are safe, officials say.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26496673
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/ ... I320140308
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/ ... IF20140308

But nowhere it is said that other passengers travelled with the stolen passports. If so, among the missing people there should be two unidentified persons.
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