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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 Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't get why someone would want to take a passenger plane full of - well - hundreds of passengers. But then say nothing and do nothing.

    It's illogical that it would have been hijacked and safely landed - all hush hush.
    It would most likely not be for the hundreds of passengers, but perhaps one or two passengers on that flight were valuable. Plus, how much is a plane worth? How much is an off the books plane worth? Suppose you needed an off the books plane for some OP, how much is that worth?

    So, not illogical, just unlikely.

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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    It would most likely not be for the hundreds of passengers, but perhaps one or two passengers on that flight were valuable. Plus, how much is a plane worth? How much is an off the books plane worth? Suppose you needed an off the books plane for some OP, how much is that worth?

    So, not illogical, just unlikely.
    I imagine it would be easier to take a less occupied plane, honestly. Less security: less risk of passengers storming the cockpit, etc.

    But: electronics went to crap and the plane flew *very* off course and crashed is also likely. The airline industry isn't really functioning at it's peak these days.
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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I imagine it would be easier to take a less occupied plane, honestly. Less security: less risk of passengers storming the cockpit, etc.

    But: electronics went to crap and the plane flew *very* off course and crashed is also likely. The airline industry isn't really functioning at it's peak these days.
    I recently went on a trip to Argentina. We were on a Boeing 777, which I believe is the same model of plane that's missing. That was a 6000 mile trip one way. The plane was completely full.

    All I can say is that I'm glad it was an overnight trip (to and from), which allowed us to sleep most of the way. Otherwise I would have spent hours tormenting myself about all of the possible disasters that could happen in mid flight. Most of our travel was over areas that probably humans have never set foot.

    In younger days I wouldn't have given such a flight a second thought. Now, even traveling interstate bugs me. I've got a trip to N.C. and another to NYC in the near future and I'm not looking forward to the flying part. I hate feeling that way about flying despite knowing its statistically the safest way to travel. And over the years I've traveled many thousands of miles in and out of the country.

    This sad event hasn't helped my little increasing phobia.

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    Re: Where is the 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.
    My money's on an devastatingly powerful in-flight explosion. No way it was hijacked without the pilots getting off a distress message. Getting in that cockpit takes time now. If the pilots were conscious riding it down, they'd have gotten off a message. Hijacked? They'd have gotten off a message. If a plane landed in the water with any kind of glide ratio at all (which, granted, wouldn't be much at all), I think they'd find debris. There's no debris because by the time it hit the water, the fuselage was in bits and pieces, and the pilots were dead.

    I do question why no one has taken responsibility . . . unless they have, and it's being hushed. What's the point of sabotage to make a statement without the statement??

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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    My money's on an devastatingly powerful in-flight explosion. No way it was hijacked without the pilots getting off a distress message. Getting in that cockpit takes time now. If the pilots were conscious riding it down, they'd have gotten off a message. Hijacked? They'd have gotten off a message. If a plane landed in the water with any kind of glide ratio at all (which, granted, wouldn't be much at all), I think they'd find debris. There's no debris because by the time it hit the water, the fuselage was in bits and pieces, and the pilots were dead. I do question why no one has taken responsibility . . . unless they have, and it's being hushed. What's the point of sabotage to make a statement without the statement??
    So if the cockpit is locked, and they are the only ones with communications (assuming no cell reception for passengers, flight attendants, and crew) then something unexpectedly fatal happened to both pilots and the plane subsequently crashed, and we don't know anything because they were to only two with communication at that time... Actually I guess there might be some sort of malfunction that could've incapacitated both pilots at once and nearly instantaneously????
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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    So if the cockpit is locked, and they are the only ones with communications (assuming no cell reception for passengers, flight attendants, and crew) then something unexpectedly fatal happened to both pilots and the plane subsequently crashed, and we don't know anything because they were to only two with communication at that time... Actually I guess there might be some sort of malfunction that could've incapacitated both pilots at once and nearly instantaneously????
    I'm not sure, but I think people with satellite phones might have had signals....?? If the cabin decompressed instantly, which is what would happen if a devastating explosion took place, last known they were at 30,000 feet. No oxygen. Freezing. And lots of people without seatbelts on would have been sucked into the sky until pressure equalized. It would have been screaming pandamonium. Hard to believe anyone would have the presence of mind to make a phone call.

    If a powerful bomb was detonated by the first-class bathrooms (I think those are close to the cabin door), it could have killed them instantly.

    I mean, talk about WAG'ing. That's what I'm doing.

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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.
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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm not sure, but I think people with satellite phones might have had signals....?? If the cabin decompressed instantly, which is what would happen if a devastating explosion took place, last known they were at 30,000 feet. No oxygen. Freezing. And lots of people without seatbelts on would have been sucked into the sky until pressure equalized. It would have been screaming pandamonium. Hard to believe anyone would have the presence of mind to make a phone call.

    If a powerful bomb was detonated by the first-class bathrooms (I think those are close to the cabin door), it could have killed them instantly.

    I mean, talk about WAG'ing. That's what I'm doing.
    Alright, but how do you get a powerful bomb onto a plane these days?

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    Re: Where is the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Alright, but how do you get a powerful bomb onto a plane these days?
    Very good question. As a number of people in this thread have pointed out, international flights simply don't have the same security we have in The States. Combine that with the possibility of a cohort in baggage, and we might have Mulligan Stew.

    But the big question in my mind is, if that's true, why isn't a group taking credit? Or are they, and we're just not hearing about it?

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