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    Default Malaysia Airlines [flight missing - Thailand connection]

    Luigi Maraldi, 37, was named as one of the people on board flight MH370 - but his parents have confirmed he is alive and well in Thailand

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...#ixzz2vOasWHb5

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    Just read another supposedly on the plane from Austria found not to be on the plane.

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    Apparently 2 passengers travelling on stolen passports, the other an Austrian. Both stolen in ...... Thailand! Several other interesting points emerging concerning the plane too. Will be very interesting to find out what actually happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTG View Post
    Will be very interesting to find out what actually happened.
    Going to take a while I suspect.

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    I expect more rigorous checks will be put in place, get to the airport early folks.

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    Very sad loss of life.
    Strange thing is, they say they lost contact at the two hour mark. I flew Air Asia from KL to Hanoi once and it took just about two hours.
    Yet they are looking in the bay of Thailand just off the south Vietnam coast. That airplane is a long haul and would be flying higher (therefore traveling faster) and should have been in Chinese airspace.
    Just read in the NYT, that an online flight tracker said it lost radar after just 40 mins (that would explain the bay of Thailand) but the air traffic in Malaysia is insisting it was two hours. China said it did did not enter Chinese airspace and Vietnam is saying nothing.

    Terrible for the families.
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    BBC Asia were saying in earlier reports 2:40 local time but are now saying 1:40 local time

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    I read somewhere that the confusion was caused by the respective time zones between Vietnam and Malaysia.
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    The identities of four passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight are now under investigation. The possibility of 4 people on the plane that shouldn't be, no wreckage, no contact except with the captain of another plane who said it was deep in Vietnam airspace and that he could hear mumbling from others other than the crew, Vietnam saying it never entered its airspace, the BBC also says that a man falsely using an Italian passport and a man falsely using an Austrian passport purchased tickets at the same time, and were both booked on the same onward flight from Beijing to Europe on Saturday and now the possibility of the plane turning leaves me thinking there is a lot more to this than we are ever going to know.
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    Now Chinese authorities are saying a passenger who was on the flight with a passport number of missing passenger Zhao Qiwei in fact, matches the passport of a man whose surname is Yu.He is said to be alive and well in the Fujian Province.
    According to Yu, he has never lost his passport, nor has he ever used it since it was issued in 2007.

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    Oh dear the conspiracy theories have started. There is going to be pain and anger for a long time. Look how long it took to find the black box for AF447.

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    The BBC reported that the men falsely using their passports had purchased tickets together.
    An employee at a travel agency in Pattaya, in Thailand, told Reuters the two had purchased the tickets there.

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    It is very unsatisfactory that the Interpol database of stolen passports was not checked. You would imagine that there would be a way in which this could be done automatically by computer, given the microchips etc in passports these days.

    Anything left of this plane is now in the sea.

    Whatever the cause of this crash, maybe checking will be done in the future as a result of this.

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    The Italian chap, whose passport was stolen, said that, when he rented a motorbike on Phuket, the rental business held his passport during the rental. When he returned the motorbike, they said that they had given his passport to someone else.

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    There seems to be alot of news coming from Malaysian officials but not a lot from International bodies, all looks and sounds a bit weird to me. Shouldn't they be tracking a black box or something ? I find it hard in this day and age as to why a GPS can't be designed to operate from a mile or two under water.


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    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...h370-black-box

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    It doesn't look like the two travelling on stolen passports were linked to terror organisations. Still baffling searchers where the plane is.

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    I hate to say it but can't help thinking as with most SE Asian countries 'face saving' is at the fore front of the investigations.....Terrorism would would have been convenient.

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    Apparently the mobile phones of some of the passengers are still ringing when being phoned by relatives. Which begs just a few questions off the top of my head:
    If ringing then does it make sense that they are not under thousands of feet of water. (Unless fusalage is intact).
    How can they not triangulate the signal to narrow the search area.
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    RSS Feed VIDEO: Malaysian tickets traced to Thailand

    Reports from Thailand suggest that the tickets of the two men travelling on stolen passports on board a missing Malaysian airliner had been bought through a Thai travel agent.

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    (This post was generated automatically by Thailand-UK.com from the BBC News Asia RSS Feed)

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    Thought that as well but while the network is searching for the phone, first based on where it last was, then it expands the search and it sounds like it is ringing, then if the network can't find the phone, the call terminates
    Apparently even if the phone in question is in airplane mode - or is off or terminally broken - it may still ring on the caller's end, despite there technically being no chance of it being connected.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...#ixzz2vfNkPL00

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