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What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stewie26, Mar 14, 2014.

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  1. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    For those of you who have been following the news this story is becoming more like a Tom Clancy novel. Now they are saying the plane may have flown for another 4 hours or so after radio communications and transponder returns were lost. Could the plane been stolen and landed at some very remote air field or? Please post your thoughts, theories and speculation. Sometimes the real story can be more unbelievable than fiction.
  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Let's get this out of the way!


  3. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    yup , musta been
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Aliens. Definitely aliens.
  5. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Well then, let's wait for the real story rather than creating fiction.
  6. The uncertainty is most unusual. Considering the recent ramped up attention that has been given to active in-flight air traffic, tracking them, ensuring their safety and security, for one to simply vanish is bizarre. I know this is the ocean we're talking about, but still, between the pings, the communication connections, the radar, the satellites, both military and civilian, etc., it's almost unbelievable.
  7. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    It is VERY strange that there does not seem to be any reports of phone calls made to loved ones as the plane was going down. And doesn't a black box send data to the cloud now?

    My only guess is that it was flying low and just went straight into the water.
  8. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    I knew that one was coming. But on the other hand, there was a well documented incident of a Japanese 747 that had an encounter for over 45 minutes with a aircraft carrier size UFO near Alaska some years back. It was also confirmed by ground radar.
  9. Right. All the usual failsafes have failed, leaving nary a clue.

    I think a black box is supposed to keep transmitting short of total catastrophic destructive loss. And there was a report that friends and family calling the passengers on board were getting ring tones for awhile.
  10. itchyfingers


    Sep 17, 2013
    Didn't you guys watch LOST?

    Seriously though - the amount of things that went wrong with this flight do not give me a warm fuzzy feeling about flying to China in a couple weeks...:eek:
  11. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Which poses the question. If the black box can survive a crash, why don't they just make airplanes out of the same material as the black box? :meh:
  12. Yeah, but how would they get RATINGS???
  13. Expensive and heavy.
  14. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    At the risk of revealing what a terrible person I am, that's where my thoughts keep returning, too.
  15. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    Elvis was on that plane!

    The part of the ocean they were supposed to be flying over is one of the busier stretches of water on the planet. If you drop a plane there, you are likely to hit a fishing boat or a freighter or something. So it had to be Elvis.
  16. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    I am not sure, but doesn't that normally happen as the cell network is searching for your phone location?
  17. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I think it has something to do with physics.
  18. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Even if they could build an aircraft as strong as the black box
    all the human bodies inside would just splat into mush when the aircraft encountered a 50G sudden stop.
  19. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    There clearly is no other explanation. They were honoring the day their forefathers discovered this planet with a celebratory group probe.
  20. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    The secret isn't to make the plane out of the black box enclosure, it's to make the people out of the black box internals.

    To the mad scientist's laboratory!:|

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