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Jetliner’s Communications With Controllers Delibertly Shut Down

Sources investigating the disappearance of  the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370which has been missing for more than a week are now reporting that someone aboard the flight  shut down communications with the ground, and the jetliner continued flying for six hours, Malaysia’s prime minister said Saturday. The announcement shifted the focus of the investigation to the crew and passengers on the plane.

Prime Minister Najib Razak’s statement also meant the flight path of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to Beijing could have strayed as far as the southern Indian Ocean or northwest to Kazakhstan, complicating the work of search crews who already have been scouring vast stretches of ocean seeking the plane’s 12-person crew and 227 passengers.

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“Clearly the search for MH370 has entered a new phase,” Najib said at a televised news conference. “It is widely understood that this has been a situation without precedent.”  Fourteen countries are now involved in the search for the plane, using 43 ships and 58 aircraft.

Experts have previously said that whoever disabled the plane’s communication systems and then flew the jet must have had a high degree of technical knowledge and flying experience. One possibility they have raised was that one of the pilots wanted to commit suicide.  Read full story here

Missing Malaysia Airlines Co-Pilot Let Blonde in Cockpit

The co-pilot of the missing Malaysian jet once let a pair of blonde women from Australia fly in the cockpit in blatant violation of his airline’s rules.

Aviator Fariq Abdul Hamid,  who was 27-years-old at the time, and another unidentified pilot spotted the gals waiting to return home from a wild vacation in Thailand and invited them up front for the flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Australia’s “A Current Affair” reported.

After friends Jonti Roos and Jaan Maree boarded the plane, a flight attendant escorted them through the cabin and into the cockpit, where they spent the entire December 2011 trip — including takeoff and landing.

“Throughout the whole flight they were talking to us. They were actually smoking through the flight, which I don’t think they’re allowed to be doing,” Roos, 27, said of the two pilots.

Jonti Roos has come forward with photos of her and a man she suggests is Fariq Abdul Hamid, the first officer on missing flight MH370.“They were taking photos with us in the cockpit while they were flying. I was just completely shocked.”  Read full story here

Fariq Abdul Hamid is accused of breaking the airline’s rules by allowing Jonti Roos and Jaan Maree to join them in the cabin for a flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur in December 2011.
Malaysia Airlines operates flights in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and on the Kangaroo Route between Europe and Australasia. It operates transpacific flights from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, via Tokyo.
History: There have been three accidents involving passenger fatalities on Malaysia Airlines, with a total of 134 confirmed fatalities:
  • 4 December 1977 – Malaysian Airline System Flight 653, a Boeing 737-200 (9M-MBD) was hijacked and crashed in Tanjung Kupang, Johor, killing all 100 people on board. It remains the deadliest crash of all time in Malaysia to this day.
  • 18 December 1983 – Malaysian Airline System Flight 684, an Airbus A300B4 (OY-KAA) leased from Scandinavian Airlines crashed 2 km short of the runway in Subang on a flight from Singapore. There were no fatalities, but the aircraft was written-off.
  • 15 September 1995 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 2133, a Fokker 50 (9M-MGH) crashed during approach in Tawau, Sabah due to pilot error. Of the 53 people on board, 34 were killed.
  • 15 March 2000 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 85, an Airbus A330-300 (9M-MKB) was damaged by a chemical called oxalyl chloride, which leaked from canisters during unloading after its arrival at Kuala Lumpur from Beijing; causing damage to the fuselage. The five-year-old Airbus was sufficiently damaged to be written-off.
  • 1 August 2005 – A Boeing 777-200ER operating as Malaysia Airlines Flight 124 departed Perth for Kuala Lumpur. Climbing through 38,000 feet a faulty accelerometer caused the aircraft’s Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) to command changes of altitude. The flight crew overrode the ADIRU and manually returned to land the aircraft at Perth. Subsequent NTSB investigation led the US FAA to issue emergency airworthiness directive 2005-18-51 on the fly-by-wire software.
  • 8 March 2014 – Air Traffic Control officers lost contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. The Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) was en route to Beijing Capital International Airport from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As of 14 March 2014 (6 days), the aircraft is reportedly still missing and investigation is ongoing.

Malaysia Airlines in Route to Beijing Missing

A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight carrying 239 people bound for Beijing has lost contact with air traffic control after leaving Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, the carrier said on Saturday.

Malaysian Airline System is the flag carrier of Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines operates flights from its home base, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and with a secondary hub at Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

The passengers were of 13 different nationalities.  Four Americans, including an infant were on the flight and China’s state television said 158 of the passengers were Chinese.

The aircraft lost contact with air traffic authorities near Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, around 1:20 am,  according to China’s Xinhua news agency. China has not at present received reports of any crashed plane in Chinese waters, state television said on one of its official microblogs on Saturday.

Malaysia Airline BeijingAn airline spokesman confirmed with the South China Morning Post on Saturday morning that  MAS is now contacting next of kin of passengers and crew members. Malaysia Airlines will hold a press conference at the Lido Hotel in Beijing shortly to provide updates, according to reports.

Fuad Sharuji, vice-president of operation control at Malaysia Airlines, scotched rumors circulating on the internet that the plane landed in Nanning or Xian.

The airline said in a statement that Flight MH370 disappeared on Saturday at 2:40 am local time. It was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members.

“Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search and rescue team to locate the aircraft,” the carrier said.  “Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew,” the airlines’ group chief executive officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, said in a statement. “Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support.”

The plane, a Boeing 777-200, left Kuala Lumpur 41 minutes after midnight on Saturday, and had been due to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 am local time.

 Private Jet Crashes in Aspen

Co-Pilot Killed in Plane Crash at Aspen Airport Authorities in Colorado are reporting that a private plane carrying three people crashed on the runway as they approached  Aspen-Pitkin County Airport  in the resort town of Aspen on Sunday.  Continued

Southwest Flight 345 Makes Nose Dive Landing

Southwest Airlines jet crashes at LaGuardia ‘after nose landing gear collapsed’ The  Boeing 737-700  bound for New York City from Nashville, Tennessee, was carrying 144 passengers – including a baby – and six crew member  were aboard Flight 345′.w Continued

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