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Here's another scenario from the Washington Post: the plane was cyber-hacked and thus, cyber-hijacked.

This makes the most sense of all...

https://trove.com/me/content/aBaha?chid=154602&_p=trending&utm_source=wp&utm_medium=Widgets&utm_campaign=wpsrTrendingExternal-1-opt

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Hm. Very interesting and plausible! A few friends in the computer science area usually say anyone with sufficient knowledge can invade any kind of computer, even flight control systems, government databases and other safe connections. A couple years ago I remember reading news about pilots expressing concerns over commercial aircrafts being more and more dependant on computer systems operations precisely because of risks of cyber-hacking.

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every theory that answers one question raises ten new ones.

like if it was a cyber attack, did the pilots not notice that the transponder was turned off before the other communications system, ten minutes later? i find it hard to believe they were completely helpless watching the plane divert its course, especially when it flew over that big island and cell phones or other communication systems may have worked enough to send a distress signal.

i don't think we'll ever know.

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Quite simple, They landed it in Africa and...

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Lankawi has been mooted as an emergency dash destination made by MH370.

A simple theroy out there is the turn could mean a major event, ie fire, and the pilots tried to floor it to the only runway that could safely accept them. Lankawi. The pilots may have been overwhelmed but the plane kept flying...no use turning back to KL as a huge mountain range was in the way and this was happening at night.

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Australia is investigating two objects seen on satellite images that could potentially be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, officials say

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Australian authorities said one of the objects was 24m in size
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The objects were seen on satellite images and assessed by experts
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Amsa said ships and planes were heading south-west of Perth to try to find the objects

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the discovery of the objects in parliament.

"The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (Amsa) has received information based on satellite information of objects possibly related to the search," Mr Abbott said.

"Following specialist analysis of this satellite imagery, two possible objects related to the search have been identified."

An Australian Orion aircraft is currently in the search area and three more planes, including US and New Zealand aircraft, are on their way. A merchant ship is due there later in the day and an Australian naval vessel, HMAS Success, is also on its way.

Amsa said the debris had been located in waters some 2,500km south-west of the Australian city of Perth.

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BBC

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Australia is onto something out in the Indian Ocean, 2000nm off the coast of Perth...RAAF and RNZAF P3s are grid searching and area which showed up objects floating in a satellite image.

Hopefully this awful nightmare will end shortly.

Malaysia has totally ruined it's global reputation over this.

It also makes the Palau Langkawi theory plausible.

A US Navy ultra sensitive aircraft that can detect a myriad of objects in water has now flown out from RAAF Pearce to the grid search area. It is hoped that the images it can create will identify more clearly the objects that were spotted today.

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Malaysia says China has images of floating objects

Kuala Lumpur — China has new satellite images of one or more floating objects that could be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Saturday.

"The news that I just received is that the Chinese ambassador received satellite image of floating objects in the southern corridor and they will be sending ships to verify," Hishammuddin told a news briefing in Kuala Lumpur.

It was not immediately clear how many possible objects had been spotted, but the minister said one was estimated at 22 metres by 30 metres (72 by 98 feet).

"The Beijing government will announce this in a couple of hours," he added.

The news came as Hishammuddin was in the middle of his daily press briefing on the search for MH370.

"This is coming to me as quick as you are seeing on TV right now," the minister said, adding that he was wrapping up the briefing early in order "to follow this lead".

AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hF0znj24EHgPGUB64wrWBFE7KKQw?docId=bfd8d0ec-ce6a-4a3d-9b06-cba268868a24

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Malaysia's already battered image in this now PR debacle took a further dive today when MAL officials upset the core group of relatives waiting at the Beijing media centre. This is a culture that tone of voice and body language is a major influence. At the press conference MAL officials cams across as surly and refused to answer questions. This caused near riot scenes in the venue and the press conference called off. In KL the transport minister apologised and explained tiredness and stress for the behavior of MAL officials in Beijing.

Meanwhile the search off the southwest coast of Australia will continue with new area to be grid searched for a large object spotted by satellite overnight.

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Looks like the 24/7 coverage on CNN is dying down or maybe because it's the weekend. Soon everyone will forget

America doesn't really care about stuff outside of the Western Hemisphere unless it involves potential war...

As for the disaster it's self, now that there is a focal point located in a very isolated spot on the globe and with minimal updates provided only when search aircraft return, sort of falling of head news items.

However the moment wreckage is confirmed, expect wll to wall coverage for a couple of days. The positives of finding MH370 and the enevitable backlash of anger at Malaysia for just being downright difficult to deal with.

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Missing MH370 came down in Indian Ocean: Malaysian PM

(AFP)


Kuala Lumpur — The missing Malaysia Airlines jet came down in the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday, as the airline reportedly told relatives it had been lost and that none on board survived.


"It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean," Najib told a press conference, citing new satellite information.



AFP


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Monday, March 24, 10:15 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - Media Statement 23

Note: The communication below was shared with the family members of passengers and crew of MH370

Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume that MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, new analysis of satellite data suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.

On behalf of all of us at Malaysia Airlines and all Malaysians, our prayers go out to all the loved ones of the 226 passengers and of our 13 friends and colleagues at this enormously painful time.

We know there are no words that we or anyone else can say which can ease your pain. We will continue to provide assistance and support to you, as we have done since MH370 first disappeared in the early hours of 8 March, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The ongoing multinational search operation will continue, as we seek answers to the questions which remain. Alongside the search for MH370, there is an intensive investigation, which we hope will also provide answers.

We would like to assure you that Malaysia Airlines will continue to give you our full support throughout the difficult weeks and months ahead.

Once again, we humbly offer our sincere thoughts, prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html

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Well done Malaysia!

You handled this terribly....

You just proved you are still a third world country masquerading as a first world country.

Oh and you still haven't found the wreckage yet...The first world nations are...

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I can't imagine what these families and friends are going through. Hopefully, they can have some closure.

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@Alex

Think you're being a little harsh on Malaysia - it took a massive international effort to find the wreckage (if indeed it has definitely been found). Given that it was totally off its flight path and in the middle of the most remote part of planet earth I think any country would have been at a loss to find it without a combined effort. At least they held press conferences and released information more or less as they got it... would China have been so open and transparent (doubt it). Of course the scenes with distraught relatives were hard to watch but lets face it this was never going to end well.

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Where's the theory that the captain Zaharie has been a suspect?

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Well done Malaysia!

You handled this terribly....

You just proved you are still a third world country masquerading as a first world country.

Oh and you still haven't found the wreckage yet...The first world nations are...

:angry:

This is unfair. This event is completely unprecedented. The only reason "first world" nations became involved in the limited way they did (by that I mean Australia, the US and NZ's plane) is because it ended up in the vicinity of Australia.

There is a lot to be said about Malaysian politics, but hindsight is 2020. I think they dealt with this as best as humanly possible on what is a very disturbing and confusing event. I doubt NZ would have faired much better under similar circumstances. What could have Malaysia done to handle this better?

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This is unfair. This event is completely unprecedented. The only reason "first world" nations became involved in the limited way they did (by that I mean Australia, the US and NZ's plane) is because it ended up in the vicinity of Australia.

There is a lot to be said about Malaysian politics, but hindsight is 2020. I think they dealt with this as best as humanly possible on what is a very disturbing and confusing event. I doubt NZ would have faired much better under similar circumstances. What could have Malaysia done to handle this better?

For a start the language and body language said it all...I lived in that region when younger.

As for NZ coping with a disaster like this, even in 1979 it was still handled better.

At the moment it looks like Australia and Tony Abbott that has taken the lead here. It feels like Malaysia has wash their hand of the search, leaving it to Aus, China, USA, GB, Japan and NZ to deal with.

It was only when that hideously callous text messge and blatantly cold press conference by MAL officials did thd Malaysian PM fronted. They've washed their hands of it.

And finally today a full page message of condolence from MAL appeared in the paper. Far too late to be of any effect.

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As for NZ coping with a disaster like this, even in 1979 it was still handled better.

You compare apples with oranges! The Air New Zealand DC-10 (I guess that's what you're referring to) crashed in Antarctica, on land and not on water, let alone not on open sea, thousands of miles away from any land and radar surveillance! Additionally, it took only twelve hours after the accident after they found the debris of the Air NZ DC-10. So it's rather appalling that you compare both accidents, they took place under totally different circumstances.

At the moment it looks like Australia and Tony Abbott that has taken the lead here. It feels like Malaysia has wash their hand of the search, leaving it to Aus, China, USA, GB, Japan and NZ to deal with.

It was only when that hideously callous text messge and blatantly cold press conference by MAL officials did thd Malaysian PM fronted. They've washed their hands of it.

And finally today a full page message of condolence from MAL appeared in the paper. Far too late to be of any effect.

I think that that criticism is unfounded as well. You seem biassed here. I for my part have not read any report so far indicating that Malaysia and MAL have denied responsibility. There was a terrible information policy, yes. But they are not the only ones to blame. Why don't you blame the Thai military as well, for example, which announced only days after the accident that it had radar recordings indicating that MH 370 had turned around and flew back into the direction of Kuala Lumpur?

Correction: Additionally, it took only twelve hours after the accident until they found the debris of the Air NZ DC-10.

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This is unfair. This event is completely unprecedented. The only reason "first world" nations became involved in the limited way they did (by that I mean Australia, the US and NZ's plane) is because it ended up in the vicinity of Australia.

There is a lot to be said about Malaysian politics, but hindsight is 2020. I think they dealt with this as best as humanly possible on what is a very disturbing and confusing event. I doubt NZ would have faired much better under similar circumstances. What could have Malaysia done to handle this better?

Totally agree. What else could Malaysia have done? Did they really string people along? Of course not. They would've been damned if they were more conclusive earlier; and damned as they were now. And the Chinese families of the victims are sooooooooo over-acting as always. Pathetic lessons from Koreans who are TOPS in 'showing their grief'....cough-cough. It was just unfortunate all around. I hope some useful lessons can be learned.

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^ Yeah I agree. I think as usual (it reminds me of the 2008 torch relay counter protests actually) the Chinese media becomes hypo-jingoistic and makes everything - even this a event - some kind of personal barb at their nation. I have no idea what those Chinese families are going through, and frankly I hope I never have to, but I do feel that China's media is egging them on and exploiting their grief (apparently the protest at the Malaysian embassy in Beijing was set up by the media). Also the way the Chinese media reported their planes coming into Perth to save an overstretched Australian Air Force was funny too. They landed at the wrong airport! Baron, I think you might find this article amusing:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2014/03/24/05/55/chinese-search-planes-to-save-the-day-in-mh370-hunt

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