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News Air Asia flight from Indonesia to Singapore vanishes

  1. Dec 27, 2014 #1
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/64507189/air-asia-flight-from-indonesia-to-singapore-vanishes

    If it lost contact at 11.17am NZT, and it is now 6.12pm NZT, that is way over six hours that it has been missing.
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2014 #2

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  4. Dec 28, 2014 #3

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  5. Dec 28, 2014 #4
    Ugh, so much for "turbulence never brings down a plane"
     
  6. Dec 28, 2014 #5

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    http://avherald.com/h?article=47f6abc7
    indonesia_asia_a320_pk-axc_java_sea_141228_1.jpg
     
  7. Dec 28, 2014 #6

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    Jeez, who goes round making that statement?
     
  8. Dec 29, 2014 #7

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    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/contact-w...r-singapore-from-surabaya-lost-033803688.html
     
  9. Dec 29, 2014 #8
    2014 ....The worst year for aviation ....for now.
    2 more days to go ,keep your fingers crossed.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2014 #9

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    Lost plane's request to change course was denied
    http://news.yahoo.com/indonesian-official-prospects-bleak-missing-jet-065646556.html [Broken]

    https://www.yahoo.com/travel/airasia-crash-begs-question-can-severe-weather-106436287397.html
     
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  11. Dec 29, 2014 #10
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11380170

     
  12. Dec 29, 2014 #11

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    Worst based on what metric?

    In terms of total deaths, it is the worst in the past 8, but that's it (1320). By number of airliner crashes, it is the lowest in 86 years (111). It just happens that several large planes crashed.
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/29/travel/aviation-year-in-review/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    Of course, if you are an American, you may object to including planes that were shot down and planes that were from 3rd world countries in the calculation of your safety. For US domestic airlines, there has only been one fatal crash in the past 4 years, a UPS cargo plane, killing two people, in 2013. https://ntsb.gov/news/2014/140915b.html [Broken]

    So I'd rate 2014 to be a pretty safe year by most metrics.
     
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  13. Dec 29, 2014 #12

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  14. Dec 29, 2014 #13
    I thought planes had heaters for the pitot tubes now
     
  15. Dec 29, 2014 #14
    The last plane that went missing in Asia made news that was followed constantly by CNN for 30 days straight. This time the pilot asked to change direction to avoid a storm and was allowed to do so. When the pilot asked to increase altitude to 38,000 ft. the request was denied because another plane was at that altitude. More in the link.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30626734
     
  16. Dec 30, 2014 #15
    The worst year since i started watching news ,that's somewhat near 8 years.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2014 #16
    When plane crashes there are no injured passengers
     
  18. Dec 30, 2014 #17

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    So sad. Condolences to the passengers' grieving family and friends :(.
     
  21. Dec 31, 2014 #20

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    The news media have been heartless in their efforts to get pictures of the grieving relatives. Swarms of reporters shoving cameras in the faces of relatives as they try to get to the airport crisis area.

    What idiot decided that it would be a good idea to show live news coverage to the relatives of a search where it was highly probable that floating bodies would eventually be spotted? Oh, so sorry that you saw your dead relatives floating in the water. We promise not to show that again but we'll be sure to show endless video of the hysterical and fainting relatives that saw it.

    Reminds me of the Eagles song Dirty Laundry.
     
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