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Old 8th March 2014, 10:56 AM
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Unhappy MH370 - Missing

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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Old 8th March 2014, 11:20 AM
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FlightAware only showing the aircraft tracking out to the northeast across the Malay Peninsula. The statement on the Mayalsian Facebook page was made at 0724 MYT, which is an hour and a half after the aircraft should have landed in Beijing.

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Old 8th March 2014, 11:32 AM
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Aircraft is 9M-MRO

Three screen grabs from FR24 -

1. The same aircraft operating the same flight 24 hours before, shown in the cruise FL370 all the way to Vietnam.


2. The aircraft last night in cruise at FL350, then it just drops to 0 feet just off the coast.



Two things in the MAS statement contradict each other.

"lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am"

By 2.40 am the aircraft would have been 2 hours into flight and well north of Malaysian airspace (which ends close to where the aircraft looks to have gone down)
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Old 8th March 2014, 11:39 AM
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And FR24 says that it has 'arrived' in Beijing!!!

Sad news. 2 hours out would have it close to the Vietnam coast I would think.
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Old 8th March 2014, 11:49 AM
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FlightAware log ..

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Question How can these be reconciled?

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FlightAware log ..

I think the Malaysian Air Force has made a mistake in asserting that they subsequently tracked this a/c west to the Straits of Malacca. If the transponder was [switched] off it would be hard to be confident of the a/c you were tracking I'd have thought. And if the transponder was still on as the Air Force implicitly claims, why doesn't FR or Planefinder or anyone else have data showing that position?

http://www.smh.com.au/world/malaysia...311-hvhjg.html
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Old 8th March 2014, 12:29 PM
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http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage...t-missing.html


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Reports are that 7 Australians and 2 New Zealanders are amongst the pax list
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Latest, doesn't look good.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel...-1226848860442

S&R have been activated
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Old 8th March 2014, 02:05 PM
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http://www.china.org.cn/world/2014-0...t_31714878.htm

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