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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Disappears from Skies

Posted on Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:52:38 GMT
Last updated Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:31:16 GMT

It has been reported by Malaysia Airlines that they have lost contact with their flight MH370.  The contact was lost while the aircraft was flying through airspace controlled by Vietnam.

A Malaysia Airlines 777 similar to the one lost in the crash

At 02:40 local time on Saturday (18:40 GMT on Friday) Malaysia Airlines confirmed that they had lost the aircraft and all communication and radar contact was lost with the aircraft over the airspace controlled by Vietnam (with early speculation).

It has been reported that the flight was lost two hours after taking off from Kuala Lumpur.  It was confirmed by the Chinese state news agency Xinhua that it has not entered Chinese airspace as expected.

Currently, it is unknown whether the aircraft has crashed or whether there are communication problems onboard the aircraft making it impossible to track by radar or air traffic control.  If communication had failed on the aircraft, it's possible to track it using basic radar services however no IDENT code would be supplied.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 was carrying 227 passengers in total which included twelve crew members and two children.  It was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on a routine flight and regular flight and path.

As far as we can see, search and rescue services are being deployed in the area to search for the aircraft at its last known location, however the search area could be large and take some time to cover.

From research, it appears that flight MH370 was performed by a Boeing 777-2H6 (9M-MRO).  It was also stated that the aircraft was almost 12 years old.

This would be one of the most significant losses for a Boeing 777 (if the aircraft has been lost) with currently an amazing safety record and history of service.

If you are affected by this or have family members on the flight and would like further information and support, Malaysia Airlines have set up an emergency support telephone line that can be reached on  +603 7884 1234. For media queries, contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

Update 02:14 GMT:
There have been unconfirmed reports that the aircraft may have landed in Nanning, China.  This is unlikely as we would have known about this by now but we thought we'd post that update for reference.

More updates to follow.

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Johan VernaSat, 15 Mar 2014 12:59:31 GMT

What happen to phone GPS? What happen to the safety/security feature onboard - electronic sophisticatedly installed to override in case of human incapability to response to sudden calamity?

KentThu, 20 Mar 2014 16:10:33 GMT

Isn't this the Boeing model that they previously had problems with the batteries catching on fire?

lewisSat, 03 May 2014 22:56:51 GMT

Diego Garcia ffs the convenient little island in the middle of the Indian Ocean that we the British own and it houses a us military base. It was taken due to important employees on board that belonged to Freescale electronics, 4 of these employees was patent applicants for the latest and fastest military radar chip the 5th applicant was the Rothschilds the patent was approved 2 days after the disappearance of MH370. I have checked all applicants on the patent pending application and it appears all 4 employees where also aboard MH370 . The patent you are now looking at is the approved patent which will not have thier names as they were missing/ dead when the patent was approved . The plane flew parallel to Diego Garcia then turned back and landed there ! Ok let's say the plane carried on and headed towards Australia. The radar systems that are located at Diego Garcia the US base is one of the worlds most technological advanced radar. Your telling me that it failed to detect a UFO/ Threat flying in it's air space ? Bollaks, when a planes transponder systems are disabled in theory the plane becomes a UFO because radar will detect the plane but the plane will not respond with I D flight data. Phillip wood was also aboard MH370 he was an American IBM Worker. He managed to send send a blank photo to his friend on the 18 th when China's phone systems that provide coverage to Garcia and the Maldives where switch back on, this was done because the military placed all aboard in a faraday cage which will stop inward and outward communications. The picture was blank because he was in a dark room and if he used the flash it would alert personal. The key to the picture was the gps co ordinates which every iPhone 5 attached to photos automatically. He also attached a text which you can source for yourself. The powerful family in this world want to take over 1 world government it's no theory it's greed and a fact.

R EllisThu, 07 Aug 2014 17:21:45 GMT

Bottom line i believe the plane was hijacked taken to iran the folks onboard probably died of oxygen deprivation and were all buried in a mass grave. The plane is being prepped for something desasterous im sure probably against israel or the us

Frederick GilbertSat, 09 Aug 2014 13:15:37 GMT

Can someone put on FSX MH370 Mission with the flight updated from what we know and let us fly all the possibilities of Flight MH370 from there. Place all possible data as to map of all oceans, airfields, islands, land mass, countries, known air traffic contacts and detailed range of aircraft, timeline limitation that MH370 could have taken, with any information about MH370 could of used to extend flight time, refueling islands or air strip it could of possible use. Include all data of MH370 aircraft, aircraft logs, maintenance records, pilots and crew flight history. A MH370 website for flight Simulators to enter their flight simulator video their account of what they think had happen. Make sure it is free and from Fly Away Simulation, with updates that can be added to the flight MH370 as they are developed. I sure a lots of us would fly the mystery mission. Capthooks

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