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Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - Media Statements
Malaysia Air - Media Statement 1 - 6 ^ | 03/09/2014 | Unknown

Posted on 03/08/2014 2:21:00 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan

Sunday, March 09, 02:00 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 6th Media Statement

Sepang, 9 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines humbly asks all Malaysians and people around the world to pray for flight MH370.

It has been more than 24 hours since we last heard from MH370 at 1.30 am. The search and rescue team is yet to determine the whereabouts of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

An international search and rescue mission from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam was mobilized this morning. At this stage, they have failed to find evidence of any wreckage. The sea mission will continue overnight while the air mission will recommence at daylight.

We are dispatching all information as and when we receive it. The situation in Beijing is also being monitored closely. As many families of passengers are in China, we have deployed our “Go Team” to Beijing with a team of caregivers and volunteers to assist the family members of the passengers.

Immediate families of passengers are advised to gather at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Travel arrangements and expenses will be borne by Malaysia Airlines. Once, the whereabouts of the aircraft is determined, Malaysia Airlines will fly members of the family to the location.

Our sole priority now is to provide all assistance to the families of the passengers and our staff. We are also working closely with the concerned authorities in the search and rescue operation

The families may contact +603 7884 1234.

For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

There will be a press conference at Sama Sama Hotel at 9.00 am tomorrow by DCA.

Saturday, March 08, 07:20 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 5th Media Statement

Sepang, 8 March 2014: The families of all passengers on board MH370 are being informed. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members.

An international search and rescue mission was mobilized this morning. At this stage, our search and rescue teams from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam have failed to find evidence of any wreckage.

The sea mission will continue while the air mission will recommence at daylight.

For the passenger manifest of MH370, click here.

The passengers are of 14 different nationalities. All crew on-board are Malaysians.

The below table shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities:-

Nationality Total

China/Taiwan 153 including infant/1

Malaysia 38

India 5

Indonesia 7

Australia 6

France 4

USA 3 including infant

New Zealand 2

Ukraine 2

Canada 2

Russian 1

Italy 1

Netherlands 1

Austrian 1

Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The public may contact +603 7884 1234.

For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

Saturday, March 08, 04:20 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 4th Media Statement

Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines is still unable to establish any contact or determine the whereabouts of flight MH370. Earlier today, Subang ATC had lost contact with the aircraft at 2.40am. The last known position of MH370 before it disappeared off the radar was 065515 North (longitude) and 1033443 East (latitude).

We are still trying to locate the current location of the flight based on the last known position of the aircraft. We are working with the International search and rescue teams in trying to locate the aircraft. So far, we have not received any emergency signals or distress messages from MH370. We are working with authorities and assure that all sources are deployed to assist with the search and rescue mission.

The passenger manifest will not be released until all families of the passengers have been informed. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members.

We are deploying our “Go Team” to Beijing which will depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 4.30pm with a team of caregivers and volunteers to assist the family members of the passengers.

The passengers are of 14 different nationalities. All crew on-board are Malaysians.

Please take note that the earlier statement did not include the number of Indian nationals. This was due to confusion between the country code of Indonesia and India.

The below table shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities:-

Nationality Total

China/Taiwan 154 including infant

Malaysia 38

India 5

Indonesia 7

Australia 6

France 4

USA 3 including infant

New Zealand 2

Ukraine 2

Canada 2

Russian 1

Italy 1

Netherlands 1

Austrian 1

Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize our full support.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The public may contact +603 7884 1234.

For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. There are many unvalidated reports out in the media and Malaysia Airlines strongly urges the media and the public at large to only report from official statements from Malaysia Airlines and the Government of Malaysia.

Saturday, March 08, 02:30 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident update as 2.30pm

We regret to announce that Subang Traffic Control lost contact with flight MH370 at 2:40 am today.

We are currently working with international authorities on the search and rescue mission and as at 1400 hours, 08 March 2014, we have no information on the location of the aircraft.

MH370 is a Boeing 777-200 aircraft on a code share with China Southern Airlines. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am today for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. The flight had a total number of 227 passengers and 12 crew members. The passengers were from 14 different countries, most of whom are from China.

Our team is currently calling family members of passengers to keep them updated on the situation and our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and the authorities. We are sending a MH team to support the families of passengers at Beijing. The airline will continue to publish regular updates on the situation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all passengers, our crew and their family members.

Family members please call 03 8787 1269 or call 87871629.

Media: +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

Public: +603 7884 1234

Saturday, March 08, 10:30 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 3rd Media Statement

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are deeply saddened this morning with the news on MH370.

Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today. There has been speculation that the aircraft has landed at Nanming. We are working to verify the authenticity of the report and others.

Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time.

The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 14 different nationalities - citizens from:-

1. China / Taiwan – 152, 1 infant / 1

2. Malaysia - 38

3. Indonesia - 7

4. Australia - 6

5. France - 3

6. United States of America – 3 pax plus 1 infant

7. New Zealand - 2

8. Ukraine - 2

9. Canada - 2

10. Russia - 1

11. Italy - 1

12. India - 5

13. Netherlands - 1

14. Austria - 1

We are working with authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007.

Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

Next-of-kin may head to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone. For directions, call 03 8787 1269.

Saturday, March 08, 09:05 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 2nd Media Statement

We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today.

Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities. Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.

Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.

The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

For the next-of-kin, please inform them to to Anjung Tinjau, Level 5, KLIA. Our staff will be there to assist. Transport will be provided to go to the South Support Zone Facility building for the next-of-kin.

Or next-of-kin may head straight to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone.

Saturday, March 08, 07:30 AM MYT +0800 Media Statement - MH370 Incident released at 7.24am

Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).

Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Meanwhile, the public may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info.



TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: austria; gulfofthailand; iran; italy; malaysia; mh370; religionofpieces; vietnam; waronterror
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1 posted on 03/08/2014 2:21:00 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

No mention of twin oil slicks corresponding to two engines.

Nor do they mention that the Italian and the Austrian were stolen passports so most likely not from those countries.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 2:25:11 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I still hate to get on an airplane—only a dire emergency with my scattered family would induce me to to so………..

Also, I hate that none of the passengers or crew is armed.


3 posted on 03/08/2014 2:26:48 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I hope it was quick for all concerned.

I can’t imagine what it would be like knowing it was coming if I had a child with me.

If I was alone,so be it.

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4 posted on 03/08/2014 2:31:26 PM PST by Mears
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To: Yaelle

Since there is no visible wreckage, did someone nosedive the plane?

It is strange that no parts of the plane- seat cushions, luggage, flotation devices - have floated to the surface.


5 posted on 03/08/2014 2:32:20 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Yaelle

Didn’t hear about the stolen passports. What is that about?


6 posted on 03/08/2014 2:32:56 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Praying for a miracle.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 2:35:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Missing American

Philip Wood, Age 51, IBM Executive


8 posted on 03/08/2014 2:37:43 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: basil
I'm noot afraid of flying, I just don't like many of the passengers. They are loud, boorish,dress like slobs, and are always yaking on their cell phones. The experience of having to show up hours early, being groped and scanned, and having your flight often delayed or cancelled is another negative. Air travel today is very much like bus travel was a generation ago, except you can get better food at the airport.
9 posted on 03/08/2014 2:41:09 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

In addition to a bomb scenario, I can’t help thinking about that Egyptian pilot nosediving into the Atlantic


10 posted on 03/08/2014 2:41:40 PM PST by fso301
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To: BuckeyeTexan
The U.S.S. Legato (SS371) was lost in the vicinity during WWII. She was found in 2005. If they don't find any surface debris with a visual search, they will hope for a ping from the black box. Absent that, it could be a long search despite the shallow depth

The Lagarto (SS-371) was found just a few days ago (late April 2005) by local wreck divers Jamie Macleod & Stewart Oehl of MV Trident near it's reported last siting. The Lagarto was found by comparing it's last known position against hundreds of fisherman's 'net snag' marks in the area of interest. 5 fisherman's marks in particular, were close to the sinking site.

Normally it might take days or weeks of Sidescan sonar runs to locate a new wreck in this depth of water, but in an extraordinary stroke of good luck, the Lagarto appeared at the closest of these fisherman's marks.

For 60 years the Lagarto rested untouched on the seabed in 70 meters of water about 150 kilometers off the southeast coast of Thailand. The top of the conning tower is at 55 meters. Local dive operators on the tiny resort island of Koh Tao knew of the submarine's fate, but couldn't pinpoint her location until recently.

"We've always known that since the end of the war there's been a submarine missing around there," said British wreck diver Jamie MacLeod, who discovered the 110-meter submarine. "We went into all the war-time records, cross-referenced them with fisherman's marks and then searched with sonar and it came up trumps - we found a bump on the bottom, went down the line and there it was."

MacLeod said, "It looks to me like it's intact and it's sitting upright on the bottom in very clear water, so you can get a good idea of what it looks like. Everything is still on it - all the armaments, the brass navigation lights. It's beautiful."

11 posted on 03/08/2014 2:42:39 PM PST by centurion316
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To: attiladhun2

The experience of having to show up hours early, being groped and scanned, and having your flight often delayed or cancelled is another negative. Air travel today is very much like bus travel was a generation ago, except you can get better food at the airport.

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I have stopped, except for overseas travel. I drive my shoe sized car everywhere I want to go.


12 posted on 03/08/2014 2:46:19 PM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: basil

Also, I hate that none of the passengers or crew is armed.


FYI- about 25% of flights have pilots with firearms. Pretty high number actually.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 2:49:54 PM PST by cornfedcowboy
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To: Yaelle
Australia's Sky News: Oil slicks near area plane vanished
14 posted on 03/08/2014 2:58:12 PM PST by wtd
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Austrian Christan Kozel has been confirmed as safe and well by authorities.

He said his passport was stolen when he visited Thailand two years ago, Austrian newspaper De Standard reports.

(id’s mentioned in comments at link above)

Luigi Maraldi was/is definitely NOT on the missing flight.

He has phoned his family from Thailand to tell them he is alive and well.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 2:59:16 PM PST by wtd
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Travel by passengers with stolen identities can be prevented

Technology and a database listing all passports stolen in the world are maintained by Interpol and are freely available to governments, airlines, hotels, and anyone dealing with global travellers. The tragedy is virtually no one, but a handful of governments are taking advantage of the technology

16 posted on 03/08/2014 3:00:51 PM PST by wtd
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To: basil

“I still hate to get on an airplane”
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Keep in mind, you odds of dying in an auto accident are overwhelmingly higher...about 500% higher.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 3:07:03 PM PST by AlexW
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I was telling my wife this is the reason I didn't take the family with me to Malaysia last trip, she was mad at the time but its just to dangerous of a place to take my family.

Two stolen passports, two pieces of the bomb put together about two hours into the flight after the passengers have been fed and the lights shut off for the night flight to Beijing.

The Islamists are winning the WOT, they aren't attacking the West right now, while the US is unilaterally disarming led by idiot politicians on both sides.

This serves as a warning to the Islamic countries that they should never forget who is boss.. its a warning to the West also but I have no illusions that it will be heeded

18 posted on 03/08/2014 3:09:57 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Yaelle

The “oil slick” would be from the kerosene based jet fuel, not from the engine lubricating oil. There isn’t enough engine oil to make a substantial oil slick.

The kerosene oil slick would evaporate in a few hours. It would no longer exist.

If the aircraft broke up, for whatever reason, at 35K feet, there would likely be no “oil slick” at all due to dispersion and evaporation from that height.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 3:13:45 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: wtd

That is almost certainly “sea sawdust”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichodesmium


20 posted on 03/08/2014 3:15:36 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: attiladhun2

“Air travel today is very much like bus travel was a generation ago,”


Not so——you can get off the bus.

I was on a flight from Honolulu to Chicago beside a couple of drunks. It was quite annoying.

.


21 posted on 03/08/2014 3:16:39 PM PST by Mears
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
It is deep in the sea. Did the muzzies board with a bomb?
22 posted on 03/08/2014 3:19:41 PM PST by angcat
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Didn’t hear about the stolen passports. What is that about?

BEIJING — Two passengers on the flight manifest for the Malaysian jetliner that vanished with 239 on board weren't on board the plane, foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria said Saturday. Italian news agency ANSA reported that the Italian citizen whose name is on the passenger manifest, Louis Maraldi, 37, from Cesena, was not aboard the plane and had phoned his parents to say that he is well. He had reported his passport stolen Aug. 1 in Thailand. The Italian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the Italian was not on board the aircraft.

At the same time, Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Weiss told the AP that a name listed on the manifest matches an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand.

23 posted on 03/08/2014 3:26:25 PM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: fso301
In addition to a bomb scenario, I can’t help thinking about that Egyptian pilot nosediving into the Atlantic

we think alike you and I. That was just my thought.

24 posted on 03/08/2014 3:31:04 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Synchronicity?

The movie “Non-Stop” starring Liam Neeson is now playing in theaters. In the movie, TWO hijackers have placed a bomb in the plane.

trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSF6GPNXr9Y


25 posted on 03/08/2014 3:32:34 PM PST by starvosan
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To: AlexW

I just hate some big black mama feeling me up before they let me board…LOL!

I feel much safer in my car than I do on a plane, because I’m at least somewhat in charge of my car-—unless there’s a drunk driver or otherwise incapacitated person driving a car near me.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 3:33:42 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

“I just hate some big black mama feeling me up before they let me board…LOL!”
_______________________________________________
Dats be RAAAAACCCCCIIISSSSTTTT...
The thought police will be all over you.


27 posted on 03/08/2014 3:38:05 PM PST by AlexW
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To: attiladhun2

I know someone who has flown all their life, been to all 7 continents, flown all over the world. He has always said they should triple the price of airfare to weed out the rift raft....LOL! I don’t know if I agree with him but I can see how he came to that conclusion with some of the people he has seen on an airplane.

I remember when flying was fun and a family experience. I remember just walking thru the thing to see if u had a gun, that was all. My mom used to carry her min pin right on to the plane (first class) and they never said a word. I am not kidding. She flew back and forth from Colombia many times with that dog. Now flying is something u dread!!


28 posted on 03/08/2014 3:43:12 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: basil

We r flying this summer for the first time with our son to Michigan. I am now having 2nd thoughts. Of course I was having these thoughts when we decided to fly but I don’t want my son to never fly. However, Michigan has a large population of Muslims in Dearborn so I have been warned to be prepared that there will probably be more than a few on the plane!!!


29 posted on 03/08/2014 3:47:30 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: yellowdoghunter

I loved the good old days of flying when people dressed up and looked nice. We were served good meals and the planes were never all the way booked. Also, walking out on the tarmac to board and no security. I can’t stand “travel day” now.


30 posted on 03/08/2014 3:52:33 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The passports were stolen two years ago.

How were the passengers with the stolen cards allowed on board? Wouldn’t those passports have been reported stolen and then the #’s put on some type of international do not fly list?

Hell, after all the security we have to go through these days just to get from LA to Las Vegas. And yes, I too hate the hassle at the airport, I’d rather travel by car.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 3:58:33 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: attiladhun2
and are always yaking on their cell phones.

What airlines have you ridden on that allow the passengers to talk on their cellphones in flight?

32 posted on 03/08/2014 4:01:07 PM PST by PAR35
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Freescale Semiconductor Employees Confirmed Passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

March 08, 2014 05:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

AUSTIN, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) has confirmed that 20 of its employees were confirmed passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Twelve are from Malaysia and eight are from China. The entire Freescale Semiconductor community is deeply saddened by this news. The company is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide more information as it becomes available.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event.”

“At present, we are solely focused on our employees and their families,” said Gregg Lowe, president and CEO, Freescale. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event.”

The company has assembled counselors and other professionals through Freescale’s Employee Assistance Program, with around-the-clock support for those impacted by this tragedy.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com

more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140308005022/en/Freescale-Semiconductor-Employees-Confirmed-Passengers-Malaysia-Airlines#.UxuuUE4o7mL


33 posted on 03/08/2014 4:02:08 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: dandiegirl

I do remember the days of getting dressed up to fly. And u r right, the planes were never packed! Flying was a privilege and the experience was fun for the most part.


34 posted on 03/08/2014 4:03:56 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: AlexW

I’m an equal hater-—I don’t want some big white mama feeling me up, either…..especially since I’d be unarmed…..(Just another reason not to fly.)

I’ve been everywhere foreign I ever wanted to visit, and if I can’t drive there, I don’t go there these days.

The one part of my state that I have never visited is the Big Bend. We’re tossing around the idea of driving out there one of these days.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 4:05:55 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: wtd
Travel by passengers with stolen identities can be prevented

Doesn't help if there is a conspiracy to let fake passports through at a Muslim airport.

36 posted on 03/08/2014 4:06:10 PM PST by super7man
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To: Bon of Babble

This was Malaysia, a Muslim country.

Muslim TSA is not our TSA. They could have let them through as part of the plan.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 4:10:42 PM PST by super7man
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To: basil

“I’ve been everywhere foreign I ever wanted to visit, and if I can’t drive there, I don’t go there these days.”
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I guess it is much the same for me now, but I do not have or need a car. If I can not go by bicycle, boat, or bus, I do not go. The US is the only place that I know where one must own a car.


38 posted on 03/08/2014 4:10:59 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Darn! I guess you just landed in the wrong country.


39 posted on 03/08/2014 4:21:44 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: AlexW

I’ve lived in several places in America, and not used
a car. It’s totally possible to make that choice here.


40 posted on 03/08/2014 4:27:03 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: AlexW

“Keep in mind, you odds of dying in an auto accident are overwhelmingly higher...about 500% higher.”

I’ve been in maybe a dozen or so auto crashes in my life and walked away from every one. Most airplane crashes are not so minor


41 posted on 03/08/2014 4:30:12 PM PST by Figment
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To: Capt. Tom

I wonder what the stories are about how the passports became stolen.


42 posted on 03/08/2014 4:40:23 PM PST by virgil
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To: BuckeyeTexan

It’s in Pyongyang. And you know they don’t say nuttin ‘bout nuttin.


43 posted on 03/08/2014 5:02:29 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: Figment

Commercial airplane crashes are very rare compared to car crashes.


44 posted on 03/08/2014 5:10:33 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

It is daylight there now. Any update?


45 posted on 03/08/2014 5:30:26 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Philip Wood’s father, Aubrey, lives near me. Haven’t been over to see him yet.


46 posted on 03/08/2014 5:33:15 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: HokieMom

Freescale 10-K

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1392522/000139252214000002/a2013123110k.htm

Blackstone-controlled maker of micro controllers, automotive MCUs, sensors etc. Sales mostly to Hong Kong, US and Switzerland.

More than $6B of debt, more than $4B of negative net worth, $12B of accumulated losses, 16,800 employees. Ops in India, China, Thailand, Texas.


47 posted on 03/08/2014 5:34:46 PM PST by Tenega
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To: higgmeister

There was supposed to be a news conference at 9:00AM local time which is 8:00PM EST. We should get updates soon.


48 posted on 03/08/2014 5:41:22 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: fso301

That was my first thought this morning. Did you see the names of the pilots? Full on muslim! It seems to be the only thing that fully explains this. I can probably guess the last words heard over the pa system.


49 posted on 03/08/2014 5:43:33 PM PST by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: higgmeister
Just released:

Sunday, March 09, 09:30 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 7th Media Statement

Sepang, 9 March 2014: More than 24 hours after the lost of contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the search and rescue teams are still unable to detect the whereabouts of the missing aircraft.

The airline is doing its utmost to provide support to the affected family members, this includes immediate financial aid.

The airline has deployed a team of 94 caregivers consisting of well-trained staff and also Tzu Chi Foundation members to provide emotional support to the families. The airline will also be deploying another set of caregivers to Beijing later today.

Last night, a Malaysia Airlines’ Senior Management team arrived at Beijing to address the media and met with family members. Families of affected passengers in Kuala Lumpur were also met by the team.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines will set up a command center at Kota Bharu, Malaysia or Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam as soon as the location of the aircraft is established and the airline will make the necessary arrangements.

The airline is continuously working with the authorities in providing assistance. In fearing for the worst, a disaster recovery management specialist from Atlanta, USA will be assisting Malaysia Airlines in this crucial time.


50 posted on 03/08/2014 5:49:51 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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