View Poll Results: What Happened?

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  • Hijacked and landed, demands forthcoming.

    7 14.58%
  • Blown up in midair.

    14 29.17%
  • Critical structural failure leading to a crash.

    14 29.17%
  • Alien abduction...a new bremuda triangle.

    8 16.67%
  • Bad seafood served...pilots incapacitated.

    4 8.33%
  • You're nuts....this is what actually happened.

    1 2.08%
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Thread: Where is the plane?

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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
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    And here I thought that guy was dead.. he has been in deep cover waiting to hatch his nefarious plot to steal da plane.
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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    The missing 777-200 from Thailand to China is a mystery....and I would love to hear everyone's theories.


    I'll supply a few....but please add.
    Malaysia's air force chief said that the plane changed course and turned around and flew low AFTER disabling its transponder.

    So the plane couldn't have been blown up.

    And if there were a legitimate need to turn around, the pilot would've radioed out a reason, distress call, etc. And the transponder would not have been turned off.

    There are only 2 likely scenarios that would have led to the events as described, i. e. the transponder disabling and the turn around w/out any call indicating trouble. . .

    1) The pilot committed suicide, i. e. intentional downing in the water. This is the most likely cause by Occam's Razor.

    2) The plane was preprogrammed to switch off its transponder and turn around and also jam cellular communications.

    A remote control or preprogrammed hijacking w/out jamming cell phones, OTOH, would've caused the pilot to exit the cockpit and warn passengers, who would've then called their loved ones. So if this happened, the cell phones had to be jammed.

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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
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    I did get to sit jumpseat for takeoff and about 30 minutes in a RC-135 (707 with big new engines) on a National Guard refueler. The flight over we refueled a B2 Stealth bomber. So cool to see one from 20 feet away, mid-air!

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    We lost a G3 the same way. Both hangered at our FBO.

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    I remember seeing the pilots cars parked in our parking lot after the accident and realized their drivers were gone for good.

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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Not that island. This island:
    Good grief. That would have been handy a few years ago.
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    Re: Where is the plane?

    I predict a diplomatic row between China and Malaysia- the Chinese will demand an apology from the PM and Malaysia will, I dunno what they will do...

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    Re: Where is the plane?

    The 777 broke the time barrier. The crew and passengers are safe. All are aboard the Starship Enterprise. Worse case scenario, they all have become part of the Borg Collective.

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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The 777 broke the time barrier. The crew and passengers are safe. All are aboard the Starship Enterprise. Worse case scenario, they all have become part of the Borg Collective.
    How comforting for the families.

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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The 777 broke the time barrier. The crew and passengers are safe. All are aboard the Starship Enterprise. Worse case scenario, they all have become part of the Borg Collective.
    I'm going with we now know Klingon cloaking devices exist.
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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Seriously though, I suspect catastrophic failure at altitude. Whether it was due to a bomb (ala Lockerbie), or a fuel tank that exploded (ala TWA 800), or the like, this is the only plausible explanation in my mind for 1) why no pilot communications and 2) why no radar trace.

    Terrorists might have hijacked it and either 1) purposely flown it into the ground/water, or 2) tangled with crew/passengers with the same result (ala flight 93). But that no terrorist group has claimed responsibility, terrorists thriving on their 10 minutes of fame (or [in]fame), I'm not giving either much credence.

    There was the plane in which Payne Stewart was flying that decompressed at altitude, incapacitating all on board, that just flew on autopilot until it ran out of fuel and crashed - but radar would've caught such an incident.

    Then there's the [remote] possibility it could've been hijacked and stolen - but to evade radar, they'd have had to fly it down to the ocean's surface, disable everyone's cell phones and the plane's in-flight phones, stave off any crew/passenger attempts to re-take the plane, etc. etc., which all make such a possibility highly implausible.

    I'm sticking with catastrophic failure at altitude.
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    Re: Where is the plane?

    At this point I think you must be right, and all the pieces are just too small to find one in the vast ocean. I guess.
    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    Seriously though, I suspect catastrophic failure at altitude. Whether it was due to a bomb (ala Lockerbie), or a fuel tank that exploded (ala TWA 800), or the like, this is the only plausible explanation in my mind for 1) why no pilot communications and 2) why no radar trace.

    Terrorists might have hijacked it and either 1) purposely flown it into the ground/water, or 2) tangled with crew/passengers with the same result (ala flight 93). But that no terrorist group has claimed responsibility, terrorists thriving on their 10 minutes of fame (or [in]fame), I'm not giving either much credence.

    There was the plane in which Payne Stewart was flying that decompressed at altitude, incapacitating all on board, that just flew on autopilot until it ran out of fuel and crashed - but radar would've caught such an incident.

    Then there's the [remote] possibility it could've been hijacked and stolen - but to evade radar, they'd have had to fly it down to the ocean's surface, disable everyone's cell phones and the plane's in-flight phones, stave off any crew/passenger attempts to re-take the plane, etc. etc., which all make such a possibility highly implausible.

    I'm sticking with catastrophic failure at altitude.
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