Holy Moly! Missing Airline Jet Plane!

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#1 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10838 posts) -

A plane that departed from Malaysia and headed to China has been missing for three days. It was carrying 239 passengers, among whom were thirteen nationalities and 160 of whom were Chinese citizens. What do you think happened?

#2 Posted by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

I heard there was a Dr. Jack Shephard on the plane....clearly it crash landed on a mysterious island.

#3 Posted by deeliman (2389 posts) -

Wasn't there already a thread on this?

#4 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

@deeliman: yep,it's http://www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/777-plane-with-239-passengers-missing-terror-conce-31130569/#36

It's kinda sad to hear that 7 out of 239 people onboard were Indonesians

#5 Edited by o0squishy0o (2754 posts) -

3mins into this video and I hate it already. I mean way to jump on to a "its a terrorist" bandwagon. The guy is like "I am not saying terrorist from iran.... but you know.... I mean.. Terrorist"

1 is plausible? I am guessing she means terrorism right. What is this...

#6 Posted by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

@deeliman: yep,it's http://www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/777-plane-with-239-passengers-missing-terror-conce-31130569/#36

It's kinda sad to hear that 7 out of 239 people onboard were Indonesians

It's kinda sad to hear that should matter. There were a few Americans as well, I am sure the deaths sucked for all involved...families included.

#7 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

@o0squishy0o: it's crap,I dismiss the term "terrorism and terrorist" just because there were stowaways aboard,doesn't mean that they are terrorists,there has to be a technical reason for this

#8 Edited by vfibsux (4205 posts) -
@o0squishy0o said:

3mins into this video and I hate it already. I mean way to jump on to a "its a terrorist" bandwagon. The guy is like "I am not saying terrorist from iran.... but you know.... I mean.. Terrorist"

1 is plausible? I am guessing she means terrorism right. What is this...

@Smashbrossive50 said:

@o0squishy0o: it's crap,I dismiss the term "terrorism and terrorrist" just because there were stowaways aboard,doesn't mean that they are terrorists,there has to be a technical reason for this

How could any tool in 2014 possibly NOT think terrorism could be in the top 3 causes of any crash like this? What the hell are you smoking? Even before we knew about stolen passports terrorism is a possible cause, probable even. You act as though terrorists have never used planes before.

Hell, sometimes GS-Off Topic makes ME feel like I am on the LOST island. This forum escapes all reality at times.

Yea....never happens

#9 Edited by comp_atkins (31267 posts) -

terrorism is a legitimate theory, as would be other catastrophic events that would cause the plane to crash. it's a big fucking ocean, it will likely take some time to find the aircraft

#10 Posted by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

terrorism is a legitimate theory, as would be other catastrophic events that would cause the plane to crash. it's a big fucking ocean, it will likely take some time to find the aircraft

Absolutely. It could very easily be another Air France crash which was the same circumstances, no terrorism involved. Just this whole thinking terrorism is an "out there" theory is absurd.

#11 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

@vfibsux: let's just hope they are safe,I heard alot about the families came all the way to Malaysia to ensure its safety

Yet what i argue is that media sources,whether it's from Malaysia or nearby countries, spoke about the cause is not terrorism,like I said...it's technical,since it's like 2500 feet away from sea level,never know that the communication system abruptly lost like when a rocket had reached the Far Side of the Moon

#12 Edited by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

@vfibsux: let's just hope they are safe,I heard alot about the families came all the way to Malaysia to ensure its safety

I think you can forget about any chance of them being safe.

#13 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

You'll never know til the time/day comes,vfibsux

#14 Posted by comp_atkins (31267 posts) -

You'll never know til the time/day comes,vfibsux

unless it had already landed, by now it's on the ground

#15 Edited by Nengo_Flow (9497 posts) -

@deeliman said:

Wasn't there already a thread on this?

yeah this is pretty old

#16 Posted by elkoldo (1011 posts) -

@vfibsux said:

I heard there was a Dr. Jack Shephard on the plane....clearly it crash landed on a mysterious island.

lol

#17 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

@comp_atkins: o hell no! last thing to be understood is that the plane must've sea-landed,because geographically the radar reading indicated that the plane lost its signal in the middle of the sea

#18 Posted by lamprey263 (23130 posts) -

I like the wormhole theory, so Donnie Darko.

#19 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10838 posts) -

I think the plane crashed into the ocean and that everyone onboard died.

#20 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef: you need good source on this,because losing 7 people from my country would make me go all-nuts,you don't want to reread what happened to the poor Ethiopian Airlines back in 1996,not everyone died in the crash,only 50 out of 163 people were safe

#21 Posted by GazaAli (22503 posts) -

It probably crashed somewhere in the ocean. It may take a considerable amount of time before any indication about the whereabouts of the crash site transpires. Its not the first time a plane goes missing only to be found out later that it simply crashed. Its actually profoundly sad when you think about it: all this anticipation and speculation by the living while in fact people on board have been dead all along. It must be excruciating at the moment to have a loved one in there and it will only get much worse once they finally find out their loved ones were dead all the way from the beginning.

#22 Posted by Masculus (2830 posts) -

It's incredible that authorities have no clue of it's location. Even Alien abduction is a valid hypothesis, or worse, they are trapped in a universe full of the dreaded Langoliers.

#23 Posted by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef: you need good source on this,because losing 7 people from my country would make me go all-nuts,you don't want to reread what happened to the poor Ethiopian Airlines back in 1996,not everyone died in the crash,only 50 out of 163 people were safe

This plane disappeared without any distress calls which suggests it had some type of catastrophic break up at 35,000 feet. The one you are talking about crash landed in the ocean just off shore. You seriously cannot see the difference here?

#24 Posted by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

@Masculus said:

It's incredible that authorities have no clue of it's location. Even Alien abduction is a valid hypothesis, or worse, they are trapped in a universe full of the dreaded Langoliers.

If you understand how these things work you would not find it incredible at all. Regardless of what you believe there is not 100% radar coverage over the entire Earth.

#25 Edited by Motokid6 (5239 posts) -

You guys do realise that there were no transmissions? Those planes can glide for 20min after losing power to all engines. The pilots only needed a few of those 20 minutes to issue a mayday. They didn't even get that..

So what causes a catastrophic mechanical failure SO BAD that there's no time for a transmission?

It was either a bomb. ( passengers may have tried to intervene 9/11 style and... Well... Boom. )

Or.. pilot suicide. I think I'd rather prefer the terrorists theory. Planes don't fail like that. A catastrophic deconstruction of the fuelsalge... Maybe a meteor... Could happen.

#26 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

@vfibsux: I do get the point that the plane somehow lose connection with nearby air traffic radars(presumably military airstrip's) and I do see its difference

#27 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

@Motokid6: as I see it right,I reject all of these "catastrophe" you throw. this has to be a technical reason,name that the engine was not fully repaired prior to the flight

#28 Edited by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

@Smashbrossive50 said:

@Motokid6: as I see it right,I reject all of these "catastrophe" you throw. this has to be a technical reason,name that the engine was not fully repaired prior to the flight

Okay...I think you just really do not have a grasp on how these things work. Engine failure does not cause a plane to go down without any pilot communication, it would be either structural failure or a mid-flight explosion. The reason it has to be catastrophic is that is the only explanation for the lack of pilots communicating the emergency, it had to happen to fast. This is of course assuming it was mechanical at all.

I can't explain it to you any other way.

#29 Posted by Sword-Demon (6963 posts) -

Amelia Earhart kidnapped them and is hiding them in the Bermuda Triangle, obviously.

#30 Edited by Motokid6 (5239 posts) -

No.. you dont understand there were no transmissions from the pilots. If you lose all engines over the ocean the co pilot transmits lat/long all the way until impact. There was nothing..

The reason why i put so much emphisis on the word catastrophic is because thats exactly what this is.. what else would it be? ALL pasengers dead.. as far as we know. Could there be a few alive out there floating on wreckage? Maybe..

#31 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (2882 posts) -

I recall about the plane's pre-fate was that at what time did the plane fly? Answer is midnight,some people got themselves restless before the flight was announced,that is my best bet right there.

#32 Posted by roulettethedog (10953 posts) -

If this is a mechanical problem, I'd be scared to fly.

#33 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10838 posts) -

Perhaps this is a dumb question, but is there a chance that the plane was captured on Satellite video?

#34 Posted by Motokid6 (5239 posts) -

@roulettethedog: Dont be. Theres not a mechanical failure in the world that can bring a plane down so fast. The worst thing that can happen is explosive decompression. And even then the plane can land with everyone alive as documented. Well anyone that was strapped in atleast..

Google Aloha Airlines Flight 243 if you have any douts about airliner durability. And that was 1988.

#35 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10838 posts) -

I've never been on a plane, and I don't think I ever will be. If a plane crashes midair or falls out of the sky, death is guaranteed, but if a land vehicle or marine vehicle suffers an accident, there's a chance it won't be fatal.

#36 Posted by sonicare (53451 posts) -

Something seems a little odd now. Plane was massively off course as it had made huge deviation from flight path as reported by Malaysian air force. Still could be mechanical or instrument failure, but nothing is ruled out yet.

#38 Posted by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

Perhaps this is a dumb question, but is there a chance that the plane was captured on Satellite video?

Not a dumb question, but all satellites pointing in that region at the time were already checked. Nothing.

I've never been on a plane, and I don't think I ever will be. If a plane crashes midair or falls out of the sky, death is guaranteed, but if a land vehicle or marine vehicle suffers an accident, there's a chance it won't be fatal.

I have always been a nervous flyer and I am in the USAF lol. Seriously commercial flight is ridiculously safe. You can fly around the world 24/7 for like 20 years before you actually have a chance to have the plane crash.

@sonicare said:

Something seems a little odd now. Plane was massively off course as it had made huge deviation from flight path as reported by Malaysian air force. Still could be mechanical or instrument failure, but nothing is ruled out yet.

My thinking would point that even more toward terrorism, if not a passenger hijacking then one or both of the pilots taking over the plane, which has happened before on the EgyptAir flight.

#39 Posted by Gaming-Planet (13995 posts) -

I think the sea swallowed them.

#40 Posted by comp_atkins (31267 posts) -

we will not know shit for sure until they get the flight recorders. until then, feel free to speculate.

#41 Posted by comp_atkins (31267 posts) -

@Motokid6 said:

@roulettethedog: Dont be. Theres not a mechanical failure in the world that can bring a plane down so fast. The worst thing that can happen is explosive decompression. And even then the plane can land with everyone alive as documented. Well anyone that was strapped in atleast..

Google Aloha Airlines Flight 243 if you have any douts about airliner durability. And that was 1988.

unless they're dead/unconscious... google payne stewart

#42 Posted by uninspiredcup (7828 posts) -

#43 Edited by Master_Live (14170 posts) -

This thread needs some ultimate-k.

#44 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10121 posts) -

why should we be fed the images of people praying for the victims on the news? it's totally irrelevant to the actual event and doesn't belong in the news really.

#45 Posted by GamerForca (7078 posts) -

A lot of complaining about people saying it's terrorism, though I recall the same thing happening with the Boston Bombing... anyway, it definitely could be terrorism. Hijack the plane, turn it around, there's a fight, and then one of them detonates a bomb. That could explain it. There certainly could've been mechanical failure, in which the pilots became completely disoriented and turned the plane out of its path, but then why no mayday? They would've had plenty of time. Maybe they just... didn't? Like that Air France flight? But their transponder suddenly stopped too, which seems intentional to me. Also, I was thinking pilot suicide, but from what I understand of pilot suicide, that situation doesn't generally involve the pilot flying way off course...

I've never been on a plane, and I don't think I ever will be. If a plane crashes midair or falls out of the sky, death is guaranteed, but if a land vehicle or marine vehicle suffers an accident, there's a chance it won't be fatal.

And yet your chances of getting killed on the interstate are infinitely higher than your chances of going down in a commercial airliner....

#46 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

A plane that departed from Malaysia and headed to China has been missing for three days.

Yes, we have known this for....three days. :O

#47 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150323 posts) -

You guys jumping on terrorism are late to the party....not terrorism either. The two stolen passports belonged to people seeking asylum. Such a negative world this is.

Shame about the plane....

#48 Posted by playmynutz (5981 posts) -

Thought I saw that plane the other day

#49 Edited by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

I've never been on a plane, and I don't think I ever will be. If a plane crashes midair or falls out of the sky, death is guaranteed, but if a land vehicle or marine vehicle suffers an accident, there's a chance it won't be fatal.

Just so you know, more people die in car crashes every year than the total number of people who have died in plane crashes, in the entire history of flight. Statistically speaking, you are much, much more likely to be killed taking a cross country road trip than to die going across the country on a plane.

Anyway, on topic, and to all the people saying that there's no way it was any kind of mechanical because there was no communication from the pilots... Is it really that hard to believe that an electrical problem could destroy communication methods? Is that impossible? Someone please explain how, if that is, in fact, impossible.

#50 Posted by Dogswithguns (10700 posts) -

It's in my backyard..