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MISSING MH370: Pilot: I established contact with plane
New Straits Times ^ | 3/9/2014 | Unattributed

Posted on 03/09/2014 11:11:54 AM PDT by mojito

SEPANG: A BOEING 777 pilot, who was flying 30 minutes ahead of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft, said he established contact with MH370 minutes after he was asked to do so by Vietnamese air traffic control.

The captain, who asked to not be named, said his plane, which was bound for Narita, Japan, was far into Vietnamese airspace when he was asked to relay, using his plane's emergency frequency, to MH370 for the latter to establish its position, as the authorities could not contact the aircraft.

"We managed to establish contact with MH370 just after 1.30am and asked them if they have transferred into Vietnamese airspace.

"The voice on the other side could have been either Captain Zaharie (Ahmad Shah, 53,) or Fariq (Abdul Hamid, 27), but I was sure it was the co-pilot.

"There were a lot of interference... static... but I heard mumbling from the other end.

"That was the last time we heard from them, as we lost the connection," he told the New Sunday Times.

(Excerpt) Read more at nst.com.my ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: abdul; ahmad; boeing777; fariq; hamid; hoax; malaysia; maylaysia; mh370
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Sounds like the aircraft didn't "just disintegrate."
1 posted on 03/09/2014 11:11:54 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Yesterday I read on here thst this is a false story. Is it?


2 posted on 03/09/2014 11:13:08 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: mojito

If that map is anywhere near accurate, the plane would have just recently reached cruising altitude when contact was lost.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 11:17:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: mojito
Muslim pilot and copilot. Probably just a coincidence.
4 posted on 03/09/2014 11:18:03 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: tractorman

Yep, a coincidence.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 11:21:04 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mojito

oxygen deficiency incapacitated the crew?


6 posted on 03/09/2014 11:22:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: mojito
TRAVELER: "Excuse me, mam.. Are all the pilots on this flight Muslims?

TICKET AGENT: "Yes"

TRAVELER: "I'M OUTTA HERE!!"

7 posted on 03/09/2014 11:22:48 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: tractorman
Just a thought:

What if Al qaida wanted to steal a commercial aircraft?

How would you go about it?

8 posted on 03/09/2014 11:23:23 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

Anyone ever see the sci-fi movie, “Millenium”? That might explain it.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 11:24:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: mojito

reminds me of a Tom Clancy novel, about a Japanese who commandeers a 747 and crashes it into Congress I think it was.
And that was WW2 internment revenge.
What if the plane has landed, all passengers removed, plane is filled with HE and then is flown directly into an American target, an airbase, carrier etc.


10 posted on 03/09/2014 11:29:07 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: silverleaf

Isn’t that what happened to Payne Stewart and company?


11 posted on 03/09/2014 11:29:15 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

yes, but- if the plane was on autopilot, it should have kept flying. Payne Stewart’s plane with dead crew and pax flew almost cross country before it crashed out of fuel

unless they realized something was wrong and co pilot tried to manually turn around and then passed out- just explains maybe the mumbling


12 posted on 03/09/2014 11:32:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Spartan302

Good grief.

TFHA!!


13 posted on 03/09/2014 11:32:44 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: mojito; Jack Hydrazine

Or better yet, an old Glenn Ford movie,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evening_in_Byzantium


14 posted on 03/09/2014 11:36:06 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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"We managed to establish contact with MH370 just after 1.30am and asked them if they have transferred into Vietnamese airspace.

This underscores the eternal confounding problem with time, time zones and the public understanding of WHAT?
Universal/ZULU/Greenwich?
Local time?
Malaysia time?
Beijing time?

I understand that "reporters" are science and technology imbeciles, generally, and are incapable of asking the critical question when a "fact" is reported.

The "time' when contact with Flight MH370 was "lost" has been all over the place. And this is of paramount importance to verify that the search is ongoing anywhere near where the incident occurred.

15 posted on 03/09/2014 11:38:19 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: tractorman

Duh..... they are Malaysian. What did you expect?


16 posted on 03/09/2014 11:40:00 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: tractorman

Malaysia is a muslim country.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 11:41:48 AM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: tractorman

When these bizarre fanatical Muslim suicide bombers strike , they don’t seem to care if they kill innocent fellow Muslims.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 11:42:18 AM PDT by allendale
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To: silverleaf

An F-16 had intercepted Payne Stewart’a plane and saw that all the windows had frosted over, an indication of sudden decompression resulting in hypoxia. Stewart’s plane continued flying until it ran out of fuel. Everyone who was on board that plane was probably already dead due to hypoxia before it finally crashed.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 11:42:45 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: mojito

HOAX.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 11:43:31 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: mojito

From An Evening in Byzantium:
Meanwhile the terrorists have secretly taken control of three airliners and have landed them on remote and desolate airfields that have been prepared in advance to off load and imprison the airliners’ passengers and then quickly retrofit the planes to each transport and drop a nuclear bomb on three cities in the United States. These cities are Washington, DC, New York City, and Miami, FL. Bombs have been planted on three flying commercial airliners and set to detonate in flight so the terrorist controlled jets can impersonate the legitimate commercial flights.


21 posted on 03/09/2014 11:43:49 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: skeeter
If that map is anywhere near accurate, the plane would have just recently reached cruising altitude when contact was lost.

Here is the problem. "Just recently" up to now is in the mind of the speaker.
Looking at the data from previous identical flights determines that "cruising altitude" was established anywhere between 18 and 22 minutes into the flight.

That is significantly inconsistent with the often reported "fact" that the flight was "about 2 hours" into its journey when contact was lost.

22 posted on 03/09/2014 11:44:10 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: mojito

Wear a burka and sail through TSA.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 11:46:34 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: publius911

The flight was declared missing 2 hours after takeoff.

Radar contact was lost about 40 minutes after takeoff according to flight data available on the net.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 11:46:36 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: publius911
If the aircraft was two hours into its flight that would put it well out over the South China Sea. According to this article it was last heard over the Gulf od Thailand.

Weird.

25 posted on 03/09/2014 11:47:59 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Rider on the Rain
For the record..... Muslim is primary but there are large minorities...

" Approximately 61.3% of the population practice Islam, 19.8% practice Buddhism, 9.2% Christianity, 6.3% Hinduism and 1.3% practice Confucianism, Taoism and other traditional Chinese " Wiki

They had the tallest building in the world for a while.


26 posted on 03/09/2014 11:49:50 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: mojito

Has Obama made any sort of statement???


27 posted on 03/09/2014 11:49:52 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: skeeter

Turned back?? Just more to consider. See http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26502843


28 posted on 03/09/2014 11:50:35 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: pollywog

Good question. Usually you can’t keep him away from a camera over a crosswise fart. How about this?


29 posted on 03/09/2014 11:51:36 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: skeeter
If that map is anywhere near accurate, the plane would have just recently reached cruising altitude when contact was lost.

Which map might that be?
I have seen at least two, possibly three maps of the intended flight path, up to 400 miles(!) apart, east to west, when reaching the Gulf of Tonkin.

30 posted on 03/09/2014 11:53:04 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: publius911

The one at this link.


31 posted on 03/09/2014 11:53:23 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: pollywog

He is thought to have said” Bush’s fault”, but not on camera


32 posted on 03/09/2014 11:54:01 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: mojito
Just a thought:

But a pretty frightening one.
33 posted on 03/09/2014 11:56:17 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: silverleaf

that’s what I was thinking.
If it was a terrorist attack someone would have claimed credit or screamed ALLAH AKBAR in the radio,


34 posted on 03/09/2014 11:56:36 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: mojito

You would cut all communications, dive to below radar detection and dump some fuel to make a couple of oil slicks and continue at low altitudes to avoid radar to your destination at some remote and friendly landing strip.


35 posted on 03/09/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: pollywog

Yes, he was overheard saying “Is that a Titleist?”


36 posted on 03/09/2014 11:57:50 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: mojito

What was the Egypt airline that crashed in the Atlantic, and there was alla akbar on the radio?


37 posted on 03/09/2014 11:59:13 AM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: tractorman

Oh boy..muslims should not be pilots! How stupid!


38 posted on 03/09/2014 12:01:25 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Yaelle

I read this morning that the Malaysian authorities dispute the story.


39 posted on 03/09/2014 12:02:18 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Langoliers


40 posted on 03/09/2014 12:06:31 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: skeeter
[Map is]The one at this link.

Thank you.
One map shown often on TV news shows a track entirely over land, about 400 miles west!
So here we are...

41 posted on 03/09/2014 12:08:38 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: pollywog
Has Obama made any sort of statement???

Yes.

"Would someone hand me my 5 iron?"

42 posted on 03/09/2014 12:08:51 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: bert

I was there (Kuala Lumpur) in 1974 when I worked for Texas Instruments for about a month. I was apolitical back then. It was a very nice place and had a lot of Chinese who spoke English. I don’t remember it being Moslem but do remember there was a lot of Buddhist and Hindu influence.


43 posted on 03/09/2014 12:12:24 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Spartan302
carrier

It would be shot down. IF your scenario happened, the plane doesn't become 'invisible'. It will show up on radar. But there could be another hijacking, the first hijacked plane then steals that clearance from the second hijacked plane so ATC wouldn't know and wouldn't respond then....then...

You heard it here first.

44 posted on 03/09/2014 12:13:10 PM PDT by xone
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To: mojito

What if Al qaida wanted to steal a commercial aircraft?

How would you go about it?
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I’d call one of my sheik friends in the Saud kingdom and just take one of their personal 767’s or 747’s ... they can report it stolen when they notice next month...


45 posted on 03/09/2014 12:15:19 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Are there any abandoned WWII landing strips on a remote island in that part of the world?


46 posted on 03/09/2014 12:16:19 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed "Elderly Kooky Type" Catholic Texan)
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To: publius911

Beijing and Kuala Lumpur are the same time, which coincides with local time. Hanoi an hour earlier, +8 and +7 Zulu respectively.


47 posted on 03/09/2014 12:19:39 PM PDT by xone
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To: mojito

This is a lead that should be pursued; however, if the plane in front was truly 30 minutes ahead, that would separate the aircraft by approx 250 miles. Establishing VHF comm would be difficult but maybe they were on HF. I’d also like to know how the crew was sure they had the right aircraft and not another...


48 posted on 03/09/2014 12:19:44 PM PDT by IFly4Him
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To: Dalberg-Acton
I was there (Kuala Lumpur) in 1974 when I worked for Texas Instruments for about a month.

You worked for Texas Instruments for about a month??

49 posted on 03/09/2014 12:21:23 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Twenty Employees of Texas Semiconductor Company On Flight 370

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/missing-jet/twenty-employees-texas-semiconductor-company-flight-370-n48121


50 posted on 03/09/2014 12:23:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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