NFR Malaysia Flight 370

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by freestoneangler, Mar 17, 2014.

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  1. Mechnical failure and crashed

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  2. Highjacked, landed, and being hidden

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  3. Highjacked and crashed

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  1. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Ah yes, Anderson AB... flown there a good many times while in the AF (C5's)...a very long runway indeed. I wonder what the 777 looks like in camo green? :)
     
  2. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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  3. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    I don't know about how easy it would be to care for (and keep silent) over 200 passengers, if the plane had landed somewhere and was being hidden.
     
  4. rustybee

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    LOL. I'll make sure to wash my hands first. ;)
     
  5. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I think GEICO is just making a new commercial with this missing jet plane...
     
  6. Red Arch

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    Hello This is Geico.

    Hi, I'm calling because I need to renew my car insurance.
    Ok sir, is there anything else you need?

    Now that you mention it, I would like to take out a policy on a Boeing 777.
    Wait did you say a Boeing 777.
    Yes.
    Like the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Boeing 777?
    Yes sir.
    Cool! All I need is the tail number and you will be good to go, thanks for choosing Geico!
     
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  7. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Close, but at this point most believe it's still intact. If that's the case let's hope the passengers are still alive...what a story.
     
  8. troutdopemagic

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    I noticed Sasquatch-related plane takedowns wasn't an option in the poll. I'm deeply saddened by that.
     
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    This is ridiculous! It's these kind of posts that drive me nuts!

    Everyone knows that Sasquatch is afraid to fly. Come on man! At least come up with something more realistic, like a wormhole or alien abduction.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I cant believe its been 2 weeks now.
    Im betting it either landed or was shot down.
     
  11. weiliwen

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    I'm going with the description from WIRED magazine that Lugan posted. I just don't think it was the result of a conscious act. I think those guys tried to re-route to a nearby airport, were overcome with fumes, and the plane flew on autopilot until it ran out of fuel and crashed.
     
  12. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    You're spot on. I've posted this up already (not on this thread, I don't think anyways). But one of my fishing cohorts and volunteer with PHWFF is a military and commercial pilot. He's flown some of the vectors in question during his career. He gave his .02. Then I've spoke to my two uncles, they are both military pilots and commercial pilots (well, one is now officially retired from both as of Jan this year). Guess the consensus? Catastrophic failure and probably crashed. Everything the pilot did is EXACTLY what all three said they'd do (mind you, that all of them have a TON of flight hours both commercially and in the military, so it's not a rookies guess on their parts). And going off the radar is pretty easy talking with all three of them. Especially if they were combating a fire. They'd been pulling circuits trying to extinguish. But I would say no to hijacking. Funny how all 3 had the same description how they'd knock all of them out without having to fly to such a high altitude. LOL.

    They pretty much all said high altitude to lower fuel consumption, vector to the best airport to facilitate them, and get airplane back into control.
     
  13. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    People, don't look too much into the conspiracy theory. Even with eyes in sky and sophisticated radar, chances are good that once everyone was made aware of what was going down, it was probably too late. With all their tracking capabilities down, kinda hard to re find that big ole' airplane with all the traffic in the sky (multiple levels on same/simliar vectors, etc at different altitudes). Think of how big the earth is and even tracing that track. IF by chance that airplane had multiple malfunctions, who's to say that airplane stayed even on autopilot. It could've easily been knocked off course and crashed. I remember in flight school, my CFI had me close my eye during VFR training and say "Keep the airplane level". He finally told me to open my eyes. Damned, I felt like I was nice and level. I was diving and a nice pitch. Can you imagine if there fires going on and they were scrambling????
     
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    First person....I bet a fresh Maine lobster delivered that it will either be found on land or never found.
    But I need a vig for my bet...
    What you got ?
     
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    I'm still going with the Hiijacking,
    My main reasoning is the cell phones ringing through.
    If they were dead in the bottom of the ocean, they would have been told "out of service area" or straight to voicemail.

    I even double checked with my dad on this one, and he was a lineman for a phone company. I know its land lines, but those guys know a thing or two about mobile as well.

    The so called "experts" commenting on this either:
    1. Lack Competence
    or
    2. Are not telling the truth for alternate reasons.