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    Re: AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with air traffic control: reports

    Just heard that this plane has a ditch switch and can theoretically land on water and stay afloat. Kind of odd.

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    Re: AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with air traffic control: reports



    More reporting on wreckage....CNN not even talking about this yet.
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    Re: AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with air traffic control: reports

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Scary news. I think Im gonna start using European airlines when I travel in that area from now on.
    Malaysia Airlines is easy enough to avoid, but AirAsia is just too cheap to pass up. Flown with them dozens of times. Disturbing trend nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foadi View Post
    Malaysia Airlines is easy enough to avoid, but AirAsia is just too cheap to pass up. Flown with them dozens of times. Disturbing trend nonetheless.
    Yeah, short haul flights I usually use local carriers since they are cheap but 3 tragedies in a row for Malaysia is too scary to contemplate using any of their carriers.

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    Re: AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with air traffic control: reports

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    Re: AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with air traffic control: reports

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    How can a flight just lose contact with air traffic control??
    About 300,000 different reasons.
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    Re: AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with air traffic control: reports

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post


    More reporting on wreckage....CNN not even talking about this yet.
    "...goes missing after takeoff...."

    I'm glad they shared that most critical detail, because if the flight went missing before takeoff, and they still couldn't find the aircraft....now that would be a story.

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    Re: AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with air traffic control: reports

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    How can a flight just lose contact with air traffic control??
    Crash.

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    Re: AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with air traffic control: reports

    My thoughts and prayers for the wellbeing of those on board this plane and for their families should the worst case scenario come true.

    I'm not a big traveler, nor afraid to fly, but when I do I always make sure it's a large, western airline, and not a cut-rate flyer. Skimping on life-safety for a few bucks is not my idea of good money management. No airline is perfectly safe - Qantas coming closest with no deaths since 1951 - but most of the crashes these days seem to be on Asian, Russian, and/or African airlines and I'm not prepared to take the risk with them.
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    Re: AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with air traffic control: reports

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    My thoughts and prayers for the wellbeing of those on board this plane and for their families should the worst case scenario come true.

    I'm not a big traveler, nor afraid to fly, but when I do I always make sure it's a large, western airline, and not a cut-rate flyer. Skimping on life-safety for a few bucks is not my idea of good money management. No airline is perfectly safe - Qantas coming closest with no deaths since 1951 - but most of the crashes these days seem to be on Asian, Russian, and/or African airlines and I'm not prepared to take the risk with them.
    To be fair, half of the top ten most safest airlines happen to be Asian. The Malaysian carriers just had a real run of bad luck this year.

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