Malaysia Flight 370

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    Lots of rumors of hijacking, terrorism, etc. Strange that nothing was seen and nothing has been found in this very, very busy area. Add to that Malaysia's lack of cooperation, odd search areas, and announcement of two passengers with fake passports and it's beginning to sound like a modern novel.

    I think it's aliens.
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    If it was terrorism, it was probably just a couple free range jihadists or something, instead of something organized -- because terrorism is carried out to send a message. What's the message from a plane nobody knows what happened to?
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    Unless it didn't go as planned.
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    If it was terrorism what could have been their target within the fuel range of the airplane? It could have gone anywhere from Australia to Japan and probably east to Egypt, Israel, or India. However, the longer distance would have made going undetected very unlikely. Also, to do maximum damage the terrorists would want to maximize the amount of fuel on the plane. The target area, if it was terrorism, would be in the Vietnam, Cambodia, Southern China area. Hong Kong perhaps?
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    I put little into the stolen passports.

    How many stolen passports are on any given flight out of Malaysia? We need a baseline to have concern.
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    It is very strange to say the least. They thought they found something from an identified oil slick which happens to be not an unusual thing in that specific area. Two stolen passports and a vanished plane that went off radar....
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    the travelers on the fake passports were not of oriental descent.

    what gets me is how can you use a passport that is in the database as stolen to get through security???

    freescale, a chip making company, had a specialty crew of engineers and technicians assembled to go fix a plant in China and they lost their whole team.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/09/us-malaysia-airlines-freescale-idUSBREA280T020140309

    Employees of Freescale Semiconductor who were on a Malaysia Airlines flight presumed to have crashed were doing sophisticated work at the U.S. chipmaker, a company spokesman said on Sunday.
    The 20 Freescale employees, among 239 people on flight MH370, were mostly engineers and other experts working to make the company's chip facilities in Tianjin, China, and Kuala Lumpur more efficient, said Mitch Haws, vice president, global communications and investor relations.
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    If it was terrorism it doesn't sound like a "hijack and go crash somewhere" variety. Just disappearing off the radar without any warning would, however, be consistent with an explosion on the plane.
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    Mid-air disintegration seems most likely to explain sudden disappearance, but where's the debris?
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    It does look more and more like a mid-air incident, but even the shuttle Columbia had a huge debris field! That shuttle was going much faster, at a much higher altitude and burning up at 3,000 degrees.
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    Doubt it was terrorism for the simple fact that no one claimed it.
    The fact that they haven't found it does not mean much either, it's a huge search area and I can imagine passports are stolen a fair amount.
    The two most likely scenarios are a lone nut or mechanical.
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    Seems to me the most likely way to vanish it without debris is in a powered dive -- it would be obliterated, and pretty much entirely around the point of impact.
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    Same scenario as Air France, no? Crash over deep, open water, hard to locate debris at all, much less clumped together.
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    Agreed, but where are the distress calls/signals? It takes a while to dive down from tens of thousands of feet. Also, wouldn't the plane's sudden descent be captured/monitored?

    Aliens, I'm tellin' ya.
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    Yes, but this is not the vast Atlantic.
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    the water depth is 600 feet +/- here vs 6000 feet for the other flight. big difference in being able to locate the black box ping and recover any debris.

    even a nose first obliteration should leave an oil slick and a string of debris. if they tried a sea landing and the plane did not crack up too much that might explain the lack of debris or an oil slick.
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    Sure, but it's been days here and it took years to find the Air France black box, for example. I don't think this is totally inexplicable by that measure.
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    Highly doubt it's any type of Islamic terrorism as they would have been quick to claim.
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    As long as it's not the rapture.:)

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