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Old 03-10-2014, 09:09 PM   #31
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Maybe... it was kidnapped by aliens!
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:18 PM   #32
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Regarding the theories of an attack: what would the point of it be if no organization/individual claimed to have done it?
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:31 PM   #33
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Maybe the individuals acted alone. Perhaps it was more personal than political?
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:42 AM   #34
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 Maybe... it was kidnapped by aliens!
Ha. This occurred to me too, while trying to watch CNNs "we don't want to speculate, but..." coverage. Surprised they didn't bring it up.

Such a bizarre set of circumstances surrounding this one at the moment, even bizarre scenarios start to pop into your head.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:47 AM   #35
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garyw posted on 3/10 an image that showed a search area in the Malacca Straight region. What information did authorities have that would cause them to search an area that far away and that far off course? If the map is laid out due north, I don't think a heading of 333deg would put it in that area.

As morbid as it may sound, I'm really very interested in hearing the rest of this story. Fair skies and tailwinds for the souls on board.


In my opinion the aircraft suffered from structural failure due to either..

A) Mechanical breakdown
B) Terrorist plot
C) Accidental (or deliberate) shootdown

Perhaps there was somebody or something on the aircraft that wasn't to be allowed to land in China.

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Old 03-11-2014, 05:26 AM   #36
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 In my opinion the aircraft suffered from structural failure due to either..

A) Mechanical breakdown
B) Terrorist plot
C) Accidental (or deliberate) shootdown

Perhaps there was somebody or something on the aircraft that wasn't to be allowed to land in China.
I hope you are not inferring that China would shoot down a aircraft because it had someone/something they didn't want in their country, as opposed to securing that someone/something at the airport.

I mean, they landed a bunny on the Moon in a rare display of openness, and now you think they do a
007 007
situation again?

...Given that's its China, I actually don't think we can rule any of this out, given their history. They just might not care...though I doubt this.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:43 AM   #37
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Shooting down an airliner filled with your own citizens?

I don't believe it

EDIT: sorry, forgot this isn't the basement.

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Old 03-11-2014, 09:19 AM   #38
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I never said it was the Chinese.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:38 PM   #39
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Desmond forgot to enter The Numbers.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:28 PM   #40
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The Malaysian Military has confirmed to Reuters, that the aircraft turned around and was last seen in the Strait of Malacca at a lower altitude.
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:28 PM   #41
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 Desmond forgot to enter The Numbers.
this was exactly my first thought, now considering all things, I'm still leaning this way
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:01 PM   #42
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My own speculation, maybe it was a test run for another larger plot, la
Philippine Airlines Flight 434 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Philippine Airlines Flight 434 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:05 PM   #43
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 The Malaysian Military has confirmed to Reuters, that the aircraft turned around and was last seen in the Strait of Malacca at a lower altitude.
Uh, if it would land in the Strait of Malacca they probably would have found it by now, no?


Also the names of the two invalid passport users were revealed, one is confirmed to be an Iranian who's mother lives in Frankfurt and the other one seems to be one of his buddies.
So seems like they were not responsible for all of this but just in the wrong plane to try to get into the EU.

And the allegations of passengers who checked in but didn't board the plane seem to be untrue, too. Four booked passengers didn't even show up for check-in, but everyone who knows about overbooking knows that this is normal.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:27 PM   #44
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 garyw posted on 3/10 an image that showed a search area in the Malacca Straight region. What information did authorities have that would cause them to search an area that far away and that far off course? If the map is laid out due north, I don't think a heading of 333deg would put it in that area.

As morbid as it may sound, I'm really very interested in hearing the rest of this story. Fair skies and tailwinds for the souls on board.


In my opinion the aircraft suffered from structural failure due to either..

A) Mechanical breakdown
B) Terrorist plot
C) Accidental (or deliberate) shootdown

Perhaps there was somebody or something on the aircraft that wasn't to be allowed to land in China.
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 Shooting down an airliner filled with your own citizens?

I don't believe it

EDIT: sorry, forgot this isn't the basement.
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 I never said it was the Chinese.
My previous wasn't meant to be taken seriously, since I mentioned the "bunny", otherwise completely unrelated to this thread. I apologize for that, as it was meant (and is) purely speculative.

In another direction, I just realized that the black boxes haven't sent a signal at all yet, which is kind of sinister. It means whatever happened to the plane was castatrophic and sudden enough to incapacitate or destroy (the boxes). Of course, this isn't necessarily true.

...if the plane lost power for a long enough time and crashed (before a RAT or APU kicked in, one of which the 777 might not have), could this account for this communication silence from the plane? Though it wouldn't explain the black boxes, since they have a internal power source.

...I'm becoming increasingly convinced a black triangle is indeed responsible.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:32 PM   #45
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 In another direction, I just realized that the black boxes haven't sent a signal at all yet, which is kind of sinister. It means whatever happened to the plane was castatrophic and sudden enough to incapacitate or destroy (the boxes). Of course, this isn't necessarily true.
The sonic signal of the black boxes can only be detected if you are in the right ocean and pretty close to the target. It is no 8000W spherical sonar.
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