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it crashed, its not going to be in its original shape (70x70) anyway, i would imagine a crash site wouldnt add up to dimensions...... sorry im not aviation guru but that stuck out at me.... am i right??

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Obviously its not going to be in its original shape, however there is no place on this airplane that is 79' by 72' and in a square shape followed by two more giant pieces at roughly 45' by 60'. It just doesn't add up.

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ok i see what you mean, but if there was an explosion, or multiple explosions? I dont know, this stinks

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Coupled with the fact these pieces would have to be huge chunks of tail, wing and fuselage sections that would sink in the ocean not float about like raft.

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MH370: Satellite images show possible crash debris in South China sea

•Images released by Chinese science and defence agency
•Pictures show three large pieces in South China Sea
•Oil rig worker reported seeing plane go down in region
•Boeing says safety bulletin did not apply to MH370
•Over 92,600 sq km searched, 39 aircraft, 42 ships involved

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Images released yesterday by the Chinese science and defence agency show three large pieces of debris. Chinese authorities have stressed they can’t confirm any connection between the objects in the photos and the missing plane. The photos have caused concern among Malaysian authorities who don’t appear to have been given the photos.

Vietnamese and Malaysian authorities are on their way to the site to see what they can find. A spokesman for the US seventh fleet earlier told media it would not be changing their search areas in response to the images. The coordinates supplied by the Chinese agency are in the same region, but still several hundred kilometres away from the approximate coordinates given by a New Zealand oil rig worker who believes he may have see the plan crash into the sea.

The Chinese premier, who happened to be giving his annual press conference today, has said that the government will not stop searching for the plane “as long as there is a glimmer of hope.” More than 150 of the missing passengers are Chinese.

Malaysia Airlines has defended the pilot against any suggestion he was involved in the disappearance in any way, and as “a mark of respect” has retired the flight codes MH370 and MH371.


The Malaysian authorities leading the investigation into the missing plane have added to the confusion about its last known whereabouts. At a hostile press conference military officials said the last possible recording of flight MH370 was at 2.15am on Saturday morning 200 miles north west of Penang. The authorities had initially said air traffic control lost contact at 1.20am on the east side of the peninsula. On Tuesday the head of the armed forces was reported as saying it was picked up by military radar at 2.40am - a statement he has since denied making.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...china-sea-live
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The above image shows the approximate coordinates given by a New Zealand oil rig worker who believes he may have seen flight MH370 crash. The lower image plots the coordinates given by Chinese authorities of the large pieces of debris spotted by satellite on Sunday March 9.

The Malaysian air force is on the way to the site of the debris spotted by Chinese satellites.

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Malaysian MH370 co-pilot entertained teenagers in cabin on earlier flight.

Photographs of the co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have emerged showing him entertaining teenage tourists in an aircraft cockpit during a previous flight.

The images came to light on the day Malaysian officials said they were investigating potential "psychological problems" of the crew or passengers for possible reasons as to why the aircraft could have gone missing.

The first officer, Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, invited two South African teenagers in to the flight cabin for the entirety of a flight in 2011 from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur. He and his colleague entertained the two girls, smoked cigarettes and posed for photographs with them.


Jonti Roos, who said she and a friend were once invited into the cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines flight by missing co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid.

Jonti Roos, one of the passengers, told Australia's A Current Affair: "They were actually smoking throughout the flight, which I don't think they're allowed to do.

"At one stage, they were pretty much turned around the whole time in their seats talking to us. They were so engaged in conversation that he [Hamid] took my friend's hand, and he was looking at her palm and said, 'your hand is very creased – that means you're a very creative person', and commented on her nail polish."

The women were approached by an air steward as they took their seats on the flight and spent the whole of the one-hour trip, from takeoff to landing, in the cockpit with the two pilots.

Roos told the 9 Network programme she and her friend were picked out by Hamid as they waited to board the plane, and later were asked to have a night out in Kuala Lumpur in what Roos described as a "slightly sleazy" encounter.

In what is likely to be viewed as a damning reflection on Malaysian Airlines' security practices, Roos said she had come forward with the information because so little was known about what had happened to flight MH370.

"I'm really not saying that I think the co-pilot was in the wrong with this flight at all," she said. "It could have been absolutely anything. This is just the little bit of information that I have."

Hamid joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007 as a first officer, and had clocked up 2,763 flying hours by the time of the disappearance. His captain on the MH370, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, joined the airline in 1981, and had flown about 18,000 hours.

Shah was an "aviation tech geek" who spent his weekends at home going through drills on a Boeing 777 flight simulator and flying remote-controlled miniature aircraft, said colleagues.

His excellent track record with the airline has thrown doubt on pilot error as an explanation. "He knew everything about the Boeing 777," said a colleague. "Something significant would have had to happen for Zaharie and the plane to go missing. It would have to be total electrical failure."

Despite the potentially grave security lapse during Roos's flight, the South African, who lives in Melbourne, said she believed the two pilots had been "very competent in what they were doing".

"We wished they [would] stop smoking, because it is such a confined space. But you can't exactly tell a pilot to stop smoking[that]," she added.

It was only by reading messages that friends and family had posted on Hamid's Facebook wall that Roos realised he had been co-pilot on the MH370 flight.

"I was just completely shocked. I couldn't believe it," she said. "My heart really broke for them, and my heart broke for the family of the passengers. It's just a really sad story."


A statement issued by Malaysia Airlines said: "Malaysia Airlines has become aware of the allegations being made against First Officer, Fariq Ab Hamid which we take very seriously. We are shocked by these allegations.

"We have not been able to confirm the validity of the pictures and videos of the alleged incident. As you are aware, we are in the midst of a crisis, and we do not want our attention to be diverted.

"We also urge the media and general public to respect the privacy of the families of our colleagues and passengers. It has been a difficult time for them.

"The welfare of both the crew and passenger's families remain our focus. At the same time, the security and safety of our passengers is of the utmost importance to us."


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The co-pilot doesn't sound like much of a professional.

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Ahhh, now it makes sense what i've been reading yesterday in the Malaysian Airlines' website, i was like " are they talking about?"

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Malaysia Airlines has become aware of the allegations being made against First Officer, Fariq Ab Hamid which we take very seriously. We are shocked by these allegations.

We have not been able to confirm the validity of the pictures and videos of the alleged incident. As you are aware, we are in the midst of a crisis, and we do not want our attention to be diverted.

We also urge the media and general public to respect the privacy of the families of our colleagues and passengers. It has been a difficult time for them.

The welfare of both the crew and passenger’s families remain our focus. At the same time, the security and safety of our passengers is of the utmost importance to us.
Thanks Clubhouse

Regarding this post by Bletch :
you could still see that flight number as they kept using it, until today, here's the official statement:

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As a mark of respect to the passengers and crew of MH370 on 8 March 2014, the MH370 and MH371 flight codes will be retired from the Malaysia Airlines’ Kuala Lumpur- Beijing-Kuala Lumpur route.

With effect from 14 March 2014, the new flight number to replace MH370 and MH371 will be:-

MH 318 – Kuala Lumpur - Beijing

MH 319 – Beijing - Kuala Lumpur

There are no changes to the frequency of our services and we will continue to operate double daily services to Beijing.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of our colleagues and passengers of MH 370.

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Hijacked and hidden? US counter-terror officials fear plane could have been captured after debris spotted by Chinese is ruled out and new data reveals it was airborne FOUR hours after vanishing
US investigators now examining the startling possibility that Flight 370 was captured and transported to another location
This is based on data from the aircraft's Rolls Royce engines which show they were operating a further four hours after it vanished from radar
Counter-terrorism officials concerned that the pilot or someone else turned off the transponders to evade detection
Four more hours of flight time would allow the plane to fly 2,200 nautical miles
That would put Pakistan and the Arabian Sea within reach
On Wednesday the Chinese government satellite imagery was released which showed the 'suspected crash site' of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370
Blurry images appeared to show three large pieces of debris - the largest of which is 78-feet by 72-feet
Vietnamese and Malaysian aviation chiefs ruled this out and said no plane debris was found at spot shown by China's satellite images


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ease-them.html

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Now they mention Pakistan was within reach......

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