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What Happened to the Malaysia Airlines Flight That Vanished From Thin Air?

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    Schmidt Wrote: Yes...but I said "relatively intact" as opposed to a splattering nose dive that might rip the plane into pieces on impact. Wouldn't the wings, if ripped away on a "soft landing", sink along with the fuselage pretty quickly? The cabin would be immediately flooded.

    All you're left with is some of the contents of the passenger compartment that could easily be seen as just more ocean garbage.
    I think there was a huge difference with the Airbus A320 in the Hudson river; first of all the water was kind of smooth compared to the Indian Ocean; the water is there very rough and big waves and wind. To make a soft landing in it is just about impossible; to my knowledge.
    Even if they succeeded and it did stay in one piece, it would not sink immediately and people would likely have opened the "hatches" and jumped out etc. Not even one piece of debris has been found; even if it sinks certain pieces get ripped of the plane while it sinks or the baggage load shifts and is forced out etc. Loads on a plane underwater are different than when it is flying, so something got to give.

    Regardless of all the info; it remains the most weirdest disappearance ever ( except maybe Amelia Earhart)
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    They found it!

    That's the "Hot-Lead-O-the-Day" anyway. An Australian company says they have found the wreckage and it's at the bottom of the ocean 118 miles south of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal.

    That is way, WAY far away from where they have been searching. About 3,000 miles away by one account.

    Did they really find it? We shall see.

    Someday somebody will find it and this may or may not be it, but it will be found. Maybe not today, this month, or this year, but it'll be found.
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    March 8th marks the one year anniversary of the missing Malaysian flight MH 370, a Boeing 777. The search has concentrated in a 23,000 square mile area of the Indian Ocean. Water depths in the area are variable up to 4 miles deep. About 40 percent of the search area has been covered. The Malaysian and Australian search teams expect to complete that search area by May. If nothing is found, it's back to the drawing board.

    The absence of any debris after one year is puzzling leading some people to speculate it took a northern route to Kasakstan rather than the southerly Indian Ocean route. However, any land based crash site would likely have been discovered by now.

    There is no shortage of conspiracy theories...lots of them. But if anyone remembers the opening scene of the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, well, like the movie, maybe aliens abducted it. Ha.

    http://www.filmsite.org/clos.html
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    Schmidt Wrote: March 8th marks the one year anniversary of the missing Malaysian flight MH 370, a Boeing 777. The search has concentrated in a 23,000 square mile area of the Indian Ocean. Water depths in the area are variable up to 4 miles deep. About 40 percent of the search area has been covered. The Malaysian and Australian search teams expect to complete that search area by May. If nothing is found, it's back to the drawing board.

    The absence of any debris after one year is puzzling leading some people to speculate it took a northern route to Kasakstan rather than the southerly Indian Ocean route. However, any land based crash site would likely have been discovered by now.

    There is no shortage of conspiracy theories...lots of them. But if anyone remembers the opening scene of the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, well, like the movie, maybe aliens abducted it. Ha.

    http://www.filmsite.org/clos.html
    Yes, Schmidt, sure very strange; indeed as I said before, if a plane hits the "water" there will always be "debris" . Even after a year then at least something will be on a beach somewhere; until now nothing at all. So I still think it was never in the search area in the first place, but somewhere no one ever expect it to be.
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    As I said previously, it's under tarps or in a hangar in Pakistan.
    Anyway, tonight on CNN they said that Malaysia airlines did not check the batteries for the black box. The batteries may have died a year or so earlier than the flight. It would have been nice to know that before hundreds of millions of dollars were spent looking for the missing plane and it's debris or lack thereof
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    I resurrected this old thread from 2014. It makes for interesting reading -- the wild speculation and conspiracy theories at the time. However, now we can say truthfully that the search is finally over. The plane is lost to the ages most likely in some deep oceanic trench of the Indian Ocean.

    From a June 1st Daily Beast article,

    "But it’s over now. Any hope of finding the remains of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 any time soon—or maybe ever—has died. The Texas-based deep-sea search company Ocean Infinity has pulled the plug on its self-funded search in the Indian Ocean after three months."

    You can read more about man's futility in trying to locate and discover the plane and it's 239 passengers at the Daily Beast article link above.

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    Thanks for the link, I have been following this for years. I have a Google alert setup to notify of news related to the flight.

    Short side story. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vanished/

    Years ago on NOVA they had story about a small commuter airliner that was about 5 minutes out from landing on a clear night. All was going well, then suddenly without explanation the plane disappeared. No evidence of the plane was found. It just vanished! Lots of conspiracy theories followed because planes just don't vanish on clear night 5 minutes from landing.... 53 years later the mystery was resolved. The plane was off course, but the pilots did not know it, they reported they were 5 minutes from landing, but they were much further away. The plane hit a mountain and fell into a glacier and was quickly covered by snow so it could not be found. Over the years the plane slowly moved down the glacier and was discovered when it appeared at the bottom. It was found by climbers who thought it was strange to see an car engine at 21,000 feet above sea level, which of course turned out to be the missing plane's engine from over 5 decades earlier.

    .... sometimes it takes a very long time for mysteries to get solved. Let's take the case of MH370 for example, what if it is found 5 decades from now, and it turns out the current search efforts passed directly over it during the 1st week, but for whatever reasons, the plane was not detected on the ocean floor, thus all the time since then has been wasted exploring new areas. Not suggesting that is the case, just saying when the plane is found, the reason why it took so long to find it will likely be a simple explanation, just like the one in the NOVA story.