AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore loses contact with air traffic control

  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2014 6:19 AM GMT
    AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore loses contact with air traffic control

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-28/airasia-flight-from-indonesia-to-singapore-loses-contact/5990458
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    Dec 28, 2014 12:14 PM GMT
    Not another one. It's such a joke given how you can track a stupid smartphone these days, but not a huge ass aeroplane.
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    Dec 28, 2014 1:31 PM GMT
    I'm sure this is Obama's fault as well.
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    Dec 28, 2014 1:34 PM GMT
    Damn....6 minutes from it's destination?

    "We ended at 5:30 pm (9:30pm AEDT) because it was getting dark." I don't understand why they can't use infrared instead of waiting till light.
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    Dec 28, 2014 1:45 PM GMT
    metta8 saidAirAsia flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore loses contact with air traffic control

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-28/airasia-flight-from-indonesia-to-singapore-loses-contact/5990458


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    Dec 28, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    It's so sad to see this happens. I feel bad for my crew mates who are lost and, oh God, I hope they're alive and if so, what they must be feeling right now is beyond.

    This has been a tough year for the airline industry.
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    Dec 28, 2014 4:08 PM GMT
    Some says they found the wreckage pieces in an island, but so far the news isn't confirm yet. The reason of this disaster is believed to be bad weather as the plane request for alternate route to reach their destination.
    PS: Our beloved prime minister is playing golf with United State president Barack Obama in Hawaii.
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    Dec 28, 2014 5:10 PM GMT
    this whole ordeal is certainly a tragedy but I do agree that my god they can't keep up with a big ass airplane in today's times come on. It does make you ponder how safe travel really is, especially overseas I think if I were to do it and I'm supposed to be doing it this summer I'm going to get my doctor to give me too little pills to make it all go away if something bad happens
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    Dec 28, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    Blondizgd saidI'm sure this is Obama's fault as well.


    and the best way to deal with it is to cut taxes!
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    Dec 28, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    TOJAMO saidthis whole ordeal is certainly a tragedy but I do agree that my god they can't keep up with a big ass airplane in today's times come on. It does make you ponder how safe travel really is, especially overseas I think if I were to do it and I'm supposed to be doing it this summer I'm going to get my doctor to give me too little pills to make it all go away if something bad happens


    I used to travel a lot in the winter, and oh, may! did we have some bumpy flights and blizzards. But you have to remember how many people fly each day and the infinitesimal number who meet anything worse than airport crowds and bad food. It always helps me to remember that the pilot wants to survive at least as much as I do!

    (But we did use to avoid Aeroflot and Balkan Air!)
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    Dec 28, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    Hm, another missing airliner in Southeast Asia. They're saying that the Thunderstorm might frooze/struck the airplane just like the incident of Air France 447 which crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil. icon_neutral.gif Just a lot of speculation at this point, I hope this won't turn into another Malay Flight 370.
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    Dec 28, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    its my bro science understanding a lot of these asian airlines are more concerned about the paint job on their aircraft. For those travelers with passports in the knowing; the EU is currently blocked some Asian airlines, maybe others.

    their their safety record seems odd, like totally loosing whole air craft and then misleading search teams with false information.

    hope this current event is different.
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    Dec 29, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    LAXWill10 saidHm, another missing airliner in Southeast Asia. They're saying that the Thunderstorm might frooze/struck the airplane just like the incident of Air France 447 which crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil. icon_neutral.gif Just a lot of speculation at this point, I hope this won't turn into another Malay Flight 370.


    If I recall correctly, flt 447 was also a A320?
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    Dec 29, 2014 2:29 AM GMT
    tazzari said
    Blondizgd saidI'm sure this is Obama's fault as well.


    and the best way to deal with it is to cut taxes!


    LOL so very true. How could I have forgotten that icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 29, 2014 2:34 AM GMT
    Blondizgd said
    tazzari said
    Blondizgd saidI'm sure this is Obama's fault as well.


    and the best way to deal with it is to cut taxes!


    LOL so very true. How could I have forgotten that icon_biggrin.gif


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  • Flyguy92

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    Dec 29, 2014 7:11 AM GMT
    It should be noted that in Aviation, there are two types of radar, primary and secondary.

    Primary radar is when radio waves are sent out and bounce off the skin of an aircraft and return to the sending station. This system has a finite range and can only show the relative position from the station and a relative bearing on where it's going.

    Secondary radar is a system that uses transponders installed in aircraft that specifically reply encoded signals back to a ground station. These signals give specific data to ATC such as the aircraft's identification, speed and altitude.

    When flights are out over water, they may only be seen through secondary radar, so if a transponder is turned off or power is lost or it fails, then ATC loses them on the screen.

    I do not believe this to be another case like MH370, but instead possibly an in-flight break up. If this is true, wreckage should be found within the next few days.
  • ursa_minor

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    Dec 29, 2014 8:04 AM GMT
    this scares me a lot as i am from the region and i just flew in from the philippines a day before the mishap

    (sidenote, RJ is banned in the Philippines. i has a sad)
  • hebrewman

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    Dec 29, 2014 10:48 AM GMT
    it will be interesting if/when they find the black boxes, what the true cause of this is.
  • hebrewman

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    Dec 29, 2014 10:52 AM GMT
    tazzari said
    Blondizgd saidI'm sure this is Obama's fault as well.


    and the best way to deal with it is to cut taxes!


    and don't forget to DEFUND the agency that actually oversees the safety of the aviation industry. because, after all, the private sector will take care of it all. don't you worry. the share holders have nothing to do with it.
  • kew1

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    Dec 30, 2014 11:01 AM GMT
    Wreckage and bodies found.
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    Dec 30, 2014 2:10 PM GMT
    kew1 saidWreckage and bodies found.


    Sorry for those families. What a way to end/start the year.

    Life can truly change on a dime icon_cry.gif
  • metta

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    Dec 30, 2014 4:41 PM GMT
    AirAsia Plane Debris and Bodies Found; Little Hope of Any Survivors

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/world/asia/airasia-8501-jet-missing-indonesia.html?_r=0
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    Dec 30, 2014 4:46 PM GMT
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    Dec 31, 2014 4:57 AM GMT
    The world can't just not know what has happened to this recent plane and the other one from a couple months ago. This is crazy and unreal. I think aliens or some government did something on purpose. Any outcome, I don't believe these planes have gone missing due to natural causes.