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Happening now: Plane Crash : Missing Passport Connected ?

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Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane flying to Beijing, carrying 239 passengers

Foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria said the names of two nationals from those countries listed on the flight's manifest matched passports reported stolen in Thailand.

Italy's Foreign Ministry said the Italian man who was listed as being a passenger, Luigi Maraldi, was traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane. It said he reported his passport stolen last August.

Austria's Foreign Ministry confirmed that a name listed on the manifest matched an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand. It said the Austrian was not on the plane, but would not confirm the person's identity.


4 Americans including an infant on board

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michcrow's picture

Jet May Have Turned Back!!

Let's hope this is the case.


Two shorten the road.

Why is "hi-jacking" not being

Why is "hi-jacking" not being considered?

In a post-9/11 world,

hi-jacking is much less likely than it used to be. The old story of hi-jacking was that they'd take a hostage in the passenger cabin to get control of the pilots, land somewhere, make a bunch of demands, kill some people, but mostly let everyone off. In a post 9/11 world, resisting a take-over to the point of dying becomes the plan since you're going to die anyway and at least you thwart the goals. I said something to the effect of pilots never giving up their plane again even on 9/11.

A straight-out take-down from inside or out is where thoughts go first now.

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fireant's picture

Because it just suddenly disappeared from radar,

and no call from the pilot. It doesn't rule hi-jacking out entirely, but makes it unlikely.

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fireant's picture

That's a 747 dex. This is a 777

Boeing 777-200/ER Malaysia Airlines

Undo what Wilson did

Can I use this pic

I'll embed it

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fireant's picture

You bet.

I just picked it up from an image search.

Undo what Wilson did

NSA intentional mess up?

So, if we are spied upon all of the time, then why wasn't the stolen passports found on some type of database and cross referenced with the passenger list prior to boarding? Who was exactly on that plane? Was the original crew on board or were their substitutions made last minute? Who exactly maintained that plane and gave the ok for flying?
Besides the radar tracking, who else has access to this airplanes air space?

So, I wonder if face recognition and fingerprint ID will result because of this incident. But, remember for our safety we are suppose to give up more of our rights and privacy.

jrd3820's picture

This story is interesting. It kept me up last night checking

for any new updates.

It just disappeared so far. There should be signs of it somewhere.

Anyways, all information that comes out too soon on most stories has the potential to be wrong and just filler so the msm has something to talk about in my opinion. It's too early for me to start making any strong connections yet, but it is a story I started following last night.

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They found a great big oil slick

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

Here is another question

If they were aware of the stolen passports then why were these individuals allowed on the plane that carried them? Certainly they check specifically for this sort of thing. Otherwise whats the point of checking in at the airport?

Something doesn't add up

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Do we assume security is better than it really Is?

We assume that every country is as thorough as TSA attempts to be. My limited experience suggests otherwise.

I'm wondering if this one random plane has two guys aboard with stolen passports, how many people are flying with stolen passports on an average flight to Europe.


Passports have a barcode in them. http://imgur.com/rG2TOP5

A simple, second-long swipe in front of a reader immediately brings up all kinds of information on the passport owner.

You'd think a giant red flag would pop up on the screen that *This Passport was Reported Stolen on ______* and would result in the detention, interrogation, and a thorough search of the person presenting the passport.

Not one stolen passport, but two on the same plane?! Something's very wrong here.

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SteveMT's picture

Was there a "sharp-dressed man" around?

The surveillance tapes will tell us, if they still exist.

'Sharp Dressed Man' Who 'Helped' Underwear Bomber Board Flight 253 Was U.S. Government Agent!


Couldn't help myself

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Every girl crazy...

Couldn't help myself either.


Indeed, if they arnt going to

Indeed, if they arnt going to list a passport as stolen to stop the person who stole it, than what exactly is the point of having one?

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SteveMT's picture

Oil slick spotted in sea in search for missing Malaysian plane

This is looking pretty grim.
U.S. officials told NBC News on Saturday they are investigating terrorism concerns after two people listed as passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out not to be on the plane and had reported their passports stolen (while in Thailand).
However, Vietnamese authorities said they had spotted a 14-mile long oil slick 120 miles off the coast of Cape Ca Mau - the most southerly point of Vietnam's mainland.

fireant's picture

"The crew did not broadcast any emergency radio call

...and the plane simply “vanished” as if a catastrophic failure did not give the pilots the time to inform the Air Traffic Control that they were going down, something that seems to rule out the possibility that MH370 experienced an engine problem or was hijacked."
Sudden decompression or an explosion seem to be what happened. An engine failure or other emergency would have been broadcast, and radar would have tracked a loss of altitude.

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SteveMT's picture

It vanished just like the 9/11 planes.

No distress calls from the pilots, and no black boxes found.

Yeah man

This does nor look good anyway you slice it

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Stay aware

Usually the early reports contain the facts

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