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Old 07-23-2014, 08:46 PM   #261
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samclem is not always right, but I think he's probably right this time.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:53 PM   #262
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Planes keep crashing ...

Airline insurances companies must be shaking in their boots. In the last 7 days, ...

1) Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine
2) Taiwan plane crashed during landing
3) Algerian plane crash

I don't remember so many plane crashes happening so close to each other, not to mention the one missing Malaysian plane that started it all.
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The US media is so biased in their reporting. I do think the separatists shot down the plane, but please be honest in the reporting.

Both the Ukrainian army, Separatists and Russians has in their possession BUK systems capable of shooting down the plane. US media reports them as "Russian make BUK systems". I haven't heard once in US media that the Ukrainian had this system.
Where is the BUK system made? Russia. So referring to them as "Russian made BUK systems" is biased reporting? Seems like it is just accurate reporting to me. The fact that the Ukrainian armed forces have this weapon system has been widely reported in the US media. [Mod edit]
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Airline insurances companies must be shaking in their boots. In the last 7 days, ...

1) Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine
2) Taiwan plane crashed during landing
3) Algerian plane crash

I don't remember so many plane crashes happening so close to each other, not to mention the one missing Malaysian plane that started it all.
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... and yet another Malaysian airplane missing, presumed crashed. That's 3 Malaysian airplanes which went down in the last 12 months. I don't know of any country which had 3 of its planes going down in a year.
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... and yet another Malaysian airplane missing, presumed crashed. That's 3 Malaysian airplanes which went down in the last 12 months. I don't know of any country which had 3 of its planes going down in a year.
Is AirAsia owned by Malaysian airlines? You may be right, if so, I didn't realize they were the same company.
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Is AirAsia owned by Malaysian airlines?
Not according to Wikipedia:
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In August 2011, AirAsia agreed to form an alliance with Malaysia Airlines by means of a share swap.[11] The alliance was struck down by the Malaysian government, in effect voiding the agreement of both airlines.
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Not according to Wikipedia:
Thanks, I would have thought if they were the same company that the media would have been all over it.
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Business Week has a couple of interesting articles on the issues:
rapid airline growth in Asia, lack of qualified pilots, bad maintenance & QA, corrupt regulation, poor safety records, rudimentary air-control infrastructure, and not enough financial incentive to put real-time trackers in the aircraft.

A couple of the "regional" airlines can't become "international" because they cause too many accidents on other nation's runways.

One comment is that even the first-world airlines won't install satellite bandwidth on the planes until it gives them the ability to charge passengers to stream the latest episode of Downton Abbey...

Why Air Disasters Keep Happening in Southeast Asia - Businessweek

Robust Airplane Tracking Technology Still Isn't Widely Used - Businessweek
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A Chinese blogger predicted the crash?
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A Chinese blogger predicted the crash?

Chinese blogger 'predicted disappearance of missing AirAsia flight' | Daily Mail Online

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Uh, have we officially jumped the shark ?
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It's the Daily Mail.

The answer to your question is YES.
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I'm not buying the mathematician theory...

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(CNN)It has been 15 months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing did an unexplained about-face, flew in the wrong direction and disappeared without a trace with 239 souls on board. In the absence of physical evidence, theories on what happened to the plane continue to proliferate: The crew passed out. It was pilot suicide. Or was it a paranormal event?

Now comes the latest contribution to the debate: This week, a mathematician from Texas A&M University announced that he had run data through a computer and determined it was likely the plane had plunged vertically into the ocean.
MH370 possibly plunged straight into ocean, expert says - CNN.com
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I wouldn't argue about the angle of the plunge but the real question is where?
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The proposed vertical water entry explains why there would be no debris floating on the surface, making the crash location difficult to find.

Still, more important is the "Why", which we will never now.
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Well I guess part of the mystery is solved. Not that there was much doubt.

US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777
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That debris could've come from any 777.
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That debris could've come from any 777.
Ha! Any old 777 that happened to crash in the Indian ocean recently. Seems like a small sample size
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Well I guess part of the mystery is solved. Not that there was much doubt.

US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777
I read in the comments section of the article you linked to, that only four 777's have ever crashed. Also it was stated that the other three crashed over land. If that is true, that does make one think that this could be from MH370.
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