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Old March 8 2014, 09:07 PM   #10
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Re: Malaysian airliner feared lost..

Nociod wrote: View Post
Apparently two of the passengers were traveling on stolen passports, so the Malaysian government doesn't want to rule out this being a terrorist act...
(http://www.latimes.com/world/worldno...#axzz2vO7FEZyS)

but it could as well be an accident. 19 months ago, the plane had an accident on the ground, damaging the wing (http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=147571)
But even if the repaired wing had a problem it wouldn't have caused a loss of aircraft in such a manner (though it would have caused some difficulties to be sure).

What is most puzzling is the manner in which the aircraft disappeared. Not mayday call or anything. Even if the engines stopped turning there's batteries and ram air turbines to provide power for communications etc to get a call out.

So it's leading to speculation that the aircraft broke up at cruise altitude and other than acts of terrorism I don't think that's been an issue for many years.
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