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JCC The Airline Disaster Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Coruscant, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    CNN Is saying that flight 370 was deliberately flown toward the Andaman Islands. Again, if true the question is why?
     
  2. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Nothing I'm reading (other than The Mirror) is suggesting a deliberate flying towards the Andamans; only that that was the last heading of the plane according to some stories which, of course, may be totally coincidental.

    This whole thing is already weird enough. We really don't need extra speculation until we get some concrete answers...
     
  3. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It's okay, though. In a few months, Charlie will manage to make a brief contact with Penny so she knows to go looking for the island.
     
  4. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    That's fair...
     
  5. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    For the ratings, of course.

    Oh, were you talking about flight 370?
     
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  6. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    I'm starting to think we'll be talking about this 70+ years from now like Amelia Earhardt's disappearance.
     
  7. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    And in the mean time, there will be movies about an airliner being abducted by aliens or falling into a wormhole, or some such nonsense.....
     
  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    Pretty much.
     
  9. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    Fox is fueling the terrorist theories by saying that the plane's communications may have been shut down deliberately.
     
  10. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I think the 777 flew to the mall. ******* pilot took up TWO parking spaces and didn't use his blinkers.
     
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  11. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Saw that. To be fair, its not just FOX, as much as we like to bash them. Its anyone trying to get a rating anywhere.
     
  12. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Yeah, CNN is saying the same thing, that the transponders may been deliberately turned off.
     
  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Pretty sure they flew to Norway because a vacation is really nice there at this time of the year. It has many interesting furry animals too. Although, a moose bit my sister once.
     
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  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Plus we need to keep in mind that these are the same news organizations that reported nonsense about the Boston Marathon bombing, who freak out over the DPRK's annual tantrum, who manage to blow the Ukraine situation out of proportion, and who immediately assume terrorism in everything bigger than a fender bender. And ratings/pageviews really aren't the only reason this happens.

    Also, like us, the vast majority are laypeople when it comes to aviation. I don't know how the transponder could have gone off by accident or otherwise have a non-hijacking cause, but I also didn't know frost on the airspeed sensors of an Airbus can mess them up. And neither did the media. It was terrorism. Fear. Fear! FEAR!
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    If the plane did land and it was a hijacking, next question is was it hijacked for the plane or the passengers? If the former, there isn't any need to keep over 200 prisoners.
     
  16. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Well what kind of passengers would they be? Financially well off?
     
  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    If there was a hijacking for ransom then I would expect a few financially well-off passengers. That's why I don't think this is that. If it were I'd have thought Western Europeans or Americans would be more of a target than Malaysians and Chinese.
     
  18. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    lmao that this is still "news"
     
  19. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    CNN is reporting that the search grid has been narrowed to two boxes, one in the Bay of Bengal and a second in the Indian Ocean.
     
  20. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    Huh, this attitude reminds me of something...
     
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  21. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    NSFW,but....[face_laugh]
     
  22. plaidphoenix

    plaidphoenix Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Maybe they should search JJ's mystery box.
     
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  23. PatttyB0123

    PatttyB0123 RSA Latin America star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think is not amussing the whole thing.
    Can you imaging the worry from family members from all the passengers who disappeared during the weird disapearences?

    No knowing where they are?

    The moments of fear from everyone who was aboard before what ever happened on the plane.

    Who knows how long they are going to need to finally to find the plane.
     
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  24. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I wouldn't necessarily appreciate people making jokes referencing a series that ended five years ago to my face over and over again, no. But, ignoring the fact that I have no cultural ties to China or Malaysia (the nationalities of the majority of the passengers), I don't think knowing my loved one(s) is 99.999% likely dead vs. knowing for sure that the body lies under a few thousand feet of water would make much difference to me in my grief.
     
  25. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I used to operate the transponder on the C-130, and I can't imagine any way to turn it off accidentally. I suppose if the crew were hypoxic, they may have switched it off while thinking they were doing something else, but even that is a stretch. I've had hypoxia in the altitude chamber and I can't imagine myself doing anything like that.