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Old 14.03.2014, 09:53 AM
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This Malaysian airliner thing does put me in mind of part of a novel I read recently. Plane disappears at the point of crossover between two ATC areas in the far East. In this case it piggybacked a ride under a commercial flight across the pacific (avoiding radar spotting you see) to land in the wilds of Canada freeing its cargo of terrorists to make their way south. OK it's far-fetched, but not as much as the Lost & UFO theories!
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Old 14.03.2014, 11:20 AM
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Tony Benn has passed away.

When my mrs heard the news she thought it meant Mr. Ben (the cartoon character) had died.
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Old 14.03.2014, 12:12 PM
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This Malaysian airliner thing does put me in mind of part of a novel I read recently. Plane disappears at the point of crossover between two ATC areas in the far East. In this case it piggybacked a ride under a commercial flight across the pacific (avoiding radar spotting you see) to land in the wilds of Canada freeing its cargo of terrorists to make their way south. OK it's far-fetched, but not as much as the Lost & UFO theories!
This is fast becoming my favoured theory.

Malaysia is not without its extremists. In a post 9/11 world if you hijacked a commercial airliner being tracked by ATC close enough to use it in an attack on a symbolic target, ATC would pick up the diversion instantly and it would be shot down before it got close to target.

We already know from this incident that radar tracking is not as sophisticated as we may have believed. If you could steal a plane and make people think it as been downed/lost at sea, nobody is going to be looking for it when a year later you fly into your target of choice. Gives you more time to reach your target if/when they do pick up your signature.

Lots of disused airfields in that area. Not done the leg work to figure out if any would allow a takeoff/landing for a 777 though

Anyone know where I can buy a tinfoil hat?
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Old 14.03.2014, 03:08 PM
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Tony Benn has passed away.

When my mrs heard the news she thought it meant Mr. Ben (the cartoon character) had died.
Sad news , during the 70's he was better educated than the tories and had more
money than most of them too. Something which really rankled with thatcher.

I used to get him and Mr Benn confused as a kid as well.
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Old 14.03.2014, 04:43 PM
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Old 14.03.2014, 07:22 PM
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Bad week for the left.

Some people may not have liked Benn, but he lived every day for his cause
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Old 15.03.2014, 06:58 PM
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This Malaysian airliner story gets more Hollywood by the day.

However the real story is in Ukraine. Russia will soon be invading the East of the country on the same pretext for invading Crimea.
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Old 17.03.2014, 10:53 AM
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Mike ashley has been named as one of five people in this country with a collective wealth greater than the population of the uk. Just shows people will buy any old tack.
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Old 17.03.2014, 11:26 AM
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Mike ashley has been named as one of five people in this country with a collective wealth greater than the population of the uk. Just shows people will buy any old tack.
shows that even with all that money, one can still be a total Loser.
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Old 17.03.2014, 02:36 PM
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I find it mind boggling that in a post 9/11 world, someone on board an airplane can easily disable the tracking system on a plane.
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