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It has being reported that long oil slicks of the coast of Vietnam have being found by air rescue and navy patrols early today. It is believed to be the missing 772 MH370 that has gone down in the water. No debris has being found as yet and the navy and other air rescue teams have being deployed to the wide area (www.tennews.com.au) More...

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MichealBeven
Micheal Beven 2
BREAKING NEWS: Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad is the Iranian who boarded MH370 on stolen passport READ HERE DETAILS http://goo.gl/UDoOaW
Morgan25
What happens at 30000 feet that brings a a plane down so fast that no distress call is made? I am completely ignorant concerning flying, but it sounds ominous to me. The news reported tonight that two passengers were traveling on stolen or forged passports.
IanS99
Ian S 1
Strangely, the flight aware log of this flight is incomplete, not termination at the point of the disappearance of the flight, but much earlier. This can be seen at
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS370/history/20140307/1635Z/WMKK/ZBAA/tracklog
The final Lat/Long given is still in peninsular Malaysia and is only 19 mins after takeoff. Is Flightaware in the habit of doctoring its data from irregularly terminated flights? I can't see why they would, but what explanation can there be for the missing data?
zknzw1nz747b
andrew carter 1
The news just came through in Australia it's possible the plane has turned back some where and that terrorism or a terrorist attack is high. The Malaysian Government is in contact with other agencies over a few passengers aboard this flight
vheaa747spyssy
HARRY RICARDO 1
Malaysian government is in contact with the Obama Administration and has the agencies such as CIA FBI NSA and other agencies around the world probing this disappearance of this large wide bodied jet liner some this is a miss here with the flight.And the two passengers on board this flight have being looked into through the watch list
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
The oil slicks are not likely related to the missing airliner. If the slicks had been related to the airliner impacting the water in the vicinity of the slicks, lots of flotsam debris from the broken plane would've been found in the area in the 2 full sunny days of searching.
bizjets101
biz jets 1
Photo of item spotted by Vietnamese Coast Guard Twin Otter;

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BiUMU7iCIAE2jzw.jpg

Ships reached the scene and confirmed it was not part of the missing jetliner, and thus not recovered.
zknzw1nz747b
andrew carter 1
My God what a mess it disintergrated looks like no survivirs I have seen this live on SBS news here in Australia. Looks like the 772 hit the water hard and broke up
n538papaa747sp21
patt watkins 1
I am glad it being located..I m not very happy but sad of the loss of lives. Tank goodness the Chinese found the wreckage. Sooner or later debris would have be found. My thought prayers are with all you loved ones who lost people on this flight. Palsm 23 in the holy bible.
fijiaviator
RAJESH BAYER 1
I cannot believe the sight pictures filtering through no of the wreckge. It must have being a high speed impact from 30,000 ft. Imagine what was going through the minds of those on board.
vheaa747spyssy
HARRY RICARDO 1
Nothing wrong with my English mate every one can read and write. What about you.But be careful don't offend other nationalities. It is Breaking news like I said it will come through within a few hours to all media TV channels
eastern270
brett goodwin 1
Are there any survivors any one know. The navy and other rescue teams are on the way
vheaa747spyssy
HARRY RICARDO 1
he Americans are not ruling out terrorism yet. They need to search for the flight data recorders. Surely someone out there mus have seen this wide bodied jet come down
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those loved ones who have lost ther lovedones in this terrible accident
vheaa747spyssy
HARRY RICARDO 1
Try SBS breaking news Australia there showing this channel 30 it has flashed up several time
vheaa747spyssy
HARRY RICARDO 1
It will filter through all the news channels depending who breaks the news first
Oogleboogle
Cyrus Sakhaee 1
Are you sure? Media would have surrounded the area by now.
rvjustiniano
Malaysian govt. has identified one of the men who used stolen passports but still searching for the wreckage. Their search has expanded to include land.
http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/malaysia-airlines-loses-contact-with-flight-march-8-2014/

http://reut.rs/1h6CIit
andrewcarter
andrewcarter 1
I am checking Curus for you. SBS channel 30 there in Australia will get bk to you
andrewcarter
andrewcarter 1
Malaysia denies they found the wreckage but china says they located it? Em
andrewcarter
andrewcarter 1
They will have t find the black boxes or flight recorders to see what went on in flight what a mess. We are getting pictures through as well.It will make headlines by the morning everywhere
vheaa747spyssy
HARRY RICARDO 1
Yes reports are coming in about this through different news channels seeing this oil slick the US navy have deployed a rescue ship to the area hopefully it's not the 772 thats gone down. But seems likely it is
fijiaviator
RAJESH BAYER 1
we have herd the news as well on CNN.COM and Fiji One TV this report about the flight is true they have found the oil slick what appears to be the MAS FLT370. China navy reports some debris floating of the coast many rescue teams have being deployed to the coast of Vietnam. Whan a plane goes down it takes a while for beriberis to submerge if the plane didn't break up hitting the water and depending which way it struck the water
eastern270
brett goodwin 1
Sounds like the 772 to me if was a boat they would see it on the water. For a large aircraft which would be at the bottom of the sea bed debris or bodies would eventually surface from the downed aircraft including aircraft parts
zknzw1nz747b
andrew carter 1
Yes Brett that is very true. Like the Air France A340 that went down in deep water debris including the tail fin came up hours later and everyone on board drowned in this aircraft
n538papaa747sp21
patt watkins 1
I say the aircraft has hit the water at a high speed and broken up before coming to rest on the sea bed. Sounds like it with the reports coming in on the oil slicks which the navy have confirmed it's not from a ship
fijiaviator
RAJESH BAYER 1
Jennifer I herd this to on the news. But I strongly believe what Andrew says about the jet being put down on land. Most terrorist groups do this style but never let people know where they are heading today. A good scenario is and these are true examples of past airliners going or ditching in the ocean. If they were blown up at such a high altitude 30,000 debris would fall over a very wide area and come down.
2nd. the explosion would been seen from the land above with a orange fire ball in the skies not only from land but from aircraft nearby who might catch a glimpse of it.
Air India 192 a 747 and a PAN AM 741 PA103 both were blown up out of the skies. The debris fell to the ground same with TWA FLT 800 Lit the skies over the ocean and the wreckage was strewed across a large area, but they were all different inidents. So that should be the case with this 772 or MH370 but know debris.
MichealBeven
Micheal Beven 1
BREAKING Here is the 19-Year Iranian Photos With Fake Passport,Revealed By Police http://goo.gl/UDoOaW
eastern270
brett goodwin 1
Are they official true photo's released that maybe involved.?
Wasn't the persons of interest from Ukraine?
So does anyone have a theory that UKRAINE & RUSSIA are at war and they have used this MH370 flight to attract attention for demands. I just guessing any suggestions people
n538papaa747sp21
patt watkins 1
Brett it's a theory mate I don't think that has any thing or related to the disappearance of flt MH370 772 jetliner.
fijiaviator
RAJESH BAYER 1
BREAKING: Juat in reports AWACS Australian RAAF Orion Plane has picked up a transponder signal 45 min east of HO CHI MIN CITY. Heading towards area with other surveillance aircraft on the way. Might maybe 772 or another aircraft on the ground
fijiaviator
RAJESH BAYER 1
IS HE ONE OF THE PEOPLE LINKED TO THE PAN AM 103 BOMBING IN 1988. I KNOW THE MAIN BOMBER RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT IS DEAD THANK GOD FOR THAT
RedRackham
RedRackham 1
“It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait,” the military official, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters. he Malaysia Airlines plane was last detected by military radar at 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, near the island of Pulau Perak at the northern end of the Strait of Malacca. It was flying at a height of about 9,000 metres (29,500 ft), he was quoted as saying. If the reports from the military are verified, it would mean the plane was able to maintain a cruising altitude and flew for about 500 km (350 miles) with its transponder and other tracking systems apparently switched off.
andrewcarter
andrewcarter 1
Like we said Boeing has told that you can fly these big jets blind with transponders switched off. Maybe this is there new way of Terrorism after 911.

Rajesh no buddy this group or persons are not related to those idiots that blew up PAN AM 103 over Lockerbie. There old shrivelled up like rotten oranges
andrewcarter
andrewcarter 1
Mind you the FBI still have the remains of the wreckage of N739PA Clipper Maid of the seas in a scrap yard in Scottland
vheaa747spyssy
HARRY RICARDO 1
Has this RAAF Orion Aircraft located this Transponder signal? Where is it any one know? Also if they spot what might be a MAS 772 how many are in there fleet and use these routes to Beijing

If it is what appears to me a MAS 772 will they know if it is the plane missing?
zknzw1nz747b
andrew carter 1
Well if it was the MH370 aircraft people would know and the plane would be bombarded with media and many agencies as well as navy army & air force personell surrounding it.

The RAAF Orion aircraft is en route to this transponder or distress call coming from another aircraft un identified.
rajsreyas
Rajesh s 1
Are the malaysians looking at teh right place... What if teh Transponder had given the wrong locations.. See this Air India News on March 10, 2014...

A Chicago-bound Boeing 777 of Air India on Monday returned to Delhi six hours after taking off from IGI airport as the aircraft suffered a transponder failure just when it was about to cross Afghanistan. The flight, AI 127 with 313 passengers and 16 crew members, had flown for about three hours out of India when the transponder failed.
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
In this case the transponder stopped working and the plane dropped to a slightly lower altitude and flew in a different heading for at least an hour without any communication, including no data transmitted automatically indicating malfunctioning systems.

This is competent different than many were led to believe.

The plane was still at nearly FL300 at time of the last radar contact. So the plane was still flying, presumably without malfunction at level flight.
vialegiuliocesare8
p m 1
I've just read that some passengers' and crew cellphones have been called and are ringing.
If this is true the cell where they are currently hooked to can be easily found.
OZAIR
OZAIR 1
still 99% sure its a mechanical,electrical or structural failure, obviously uncontrollable given the time the pilots had to react or sort it out,NO MAYDAY CALL is the clue.The wreckage will be submerged.
Given that in past serious airline crashes,this is most likely the outcome.
OZAIR
OZAIR 1
Malaysian Airlines says that plane had a scheduled maintenance check in February and found no issues.
I'd like to believe that but somehow I find it hard.
OZAIR
OZAIR 1
Don't some mobile phones have tracking enabled so if stolen the phone company can track its location or maybe its too far away,IDK.
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
Forget the cell phones. The carrier can give you a ringer feedback, while it searches for the phone unseccessfully. Doesn't necessarily tell you anything.

The authorities should ping those numbers to see if they are live on some network somewhere. But we can't infer anything from the ringing anyone hears calling those cells.
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
It is highly unlikely that a catastrophic event caused this incident.

The plane flew for at least an hour at cruise altitude AFTER the transponder stopped identifying the plane. The plane descended slightly and wentbin a heading that was very different from the filed flight plan, without communicating with ATC at any time during this change in

This indicates that someone (either a pilot or other person in control of the aircraft ) took these actions intentionally:
1. turn off transponder
2. descend to a lower altitude
3. change the heading
4. not communicate with ATC

The Malaysian military lost radar contact with the plane on the opposite side of the Malaysian peninsula from what would be indicated to fly to Beijing. The plane overflew Malaysia and was last seen several hundred miles NE of Kuala Lumpur before fading into the expanse of water in the other direction.
fijiaviator
RAJESH BAYER 1
Cyrus I am watching SBS live from Fiji and reports are coming up as Breaking news that the Chinese navy have found the wreckage of MH 370 772 jetliner
nasdisco
Chris B 1
I doubt we'll find anything of value on the surface of the water. Like the Air France event, the black boxes need to be found.
joefly09
joefly09 1
is this true my thought was that it was closer to the cost than thought
stevooz
steve rogers 1
that oil slick did not come from the plane , that oil was analysed and found to be from something else
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
It is being reported that the US has reviewed their infrared satelite data that looks for missile launches, and did not find the signature of a fuel explosion mid-air.

So the plane likely traveled some distance from the point of last radar contact.

Now the question is, where did the plane go?:
1. Did it slowly lose altitude and crash into the sea at a point further away from where everyone is searching?
2. Did they land somewhere (whether at the direction of hijackers or not)?
3. Did they crash on land and are covered by the triple canopy jungle endemic in the area?
stevooz
steve rogers 1
the radar blip vanished 50 or so miles off the coast , it would be impossible for that plane to glide back that far to the main land , I'm no expert , but that's a long way back
stevooz
steve rogers 1
what I find amazing is , if the plane suffered an explosive decompression at flt 35 , one would think that a huge amount off floatable items would be everywhere , seats , paper , plastic parts , something just makes no sense , almost as if they are not looking in the right area at all ,
andrewcarter
andrewcarter 1
Thats good there using high teach to find or locate this airliner MH370.
My own opinion I feel that the plane has not come down in the sea. I think it has go under the radar which Boeing says these aircraft can have transponders switched off and if they have expert terrorist pilots who know where there going they can bring them down to land.
Now these chicness roister group claim the have killed one of there own so they will kill 100 of yours.
Boeing states the latest aircraft from 2002 either 763's 772's 773's 744's 748's can have capabilities to fly blind without transponders. Get this also they can access the flight deck from the rear of these jets through a small door in the flooring to take them under the plane up to a small door into the flight deck. These are not visible to passengers only to pilots or crew who know these doors. Or to the owner who purchased the aircraft from Boeing. This goes back to the first era of the jet age where the flight crews went down in a lift to the flight kitchens below in the 741's L10-11'S 747SP DC10-10'S. But these design have change over the years. So I really think or believe this plane is down on land somewhere and it's power is dead or batteries have run down causing no signals at all Will see what come about
bizjets101
biz jets 1
They have dispatched ships to the area - so nobody will know until they check it out.

Adam Air 587 Boeing 737 crash in Jan 2007 - which went down in the Makassar Strait - it took searchers 5 days to pinpoint the spot in the jungle where they thought it was - but after searchers reached the area - it wasn't there.

They located it 5 days later, (10 days after the crash) in the Makassar Strait with the loss of all 102 persons on board.
Sharradex
Sharradex 1
A330 actually
yr2012
matt jensen 1
right - it was the top of a cable spool
Oogleboogle
Cyrus Sakhaee 1
Hmm... This looks a bit fake. There have been no confirmation that the 777 has been located.
bizjets101
biz jets 1
From AvHerald;

Hong Kong's Air Traffic Control Center reported on Mar 10th 2014 around 17:30L (09:30Z) that an airliner enroute on airway L642 reported via HF radio that they saw a large field of debris at position N9.72 E107.42 about 80nm southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, about 50nm off the south-eastern coast of Vietnam in the South China Sea and about 281nm northeast of the last known radar position. Ships have been dispatched to the reported debris field.
eastern270
brett goodwin 0
Malaysia denies they found the wreckage but china says they located it? Em
OZAIR
OZAIR 0
They really need to start adding some sort of colored substance to aircraft so it releases on impact and colors the area where it crashed making it helpful in SAR especially in water.
zknzw1nz747b
andrew carter 0
yes have seen this photo looks like a door of a aircraft for sure it might be the 772 Like I was saying it will take a few days for debris to come up eventually bodies will appear as well
Oogleboogle
Cyrus Sakhaee 0
First of all, I don't understand a thing you're saying, your English is terrible. Second of all, this is all a joke, MH 370 has still not been located.
eastern270
brett goodwin 0
Yes reports are coming in through CNN.com as well and BBC are reporting they have found debris off the coast it could be this MH370 flight
n538papaa747sp21
patt watkins 0
Malaysia denies they found the wreckage but china says they located it? Em
cuttlefish
cuttlefish 2
....... And in hundreds, possibly thousands of square miles of ocean, currents, winds etc. how long do you think the colour dye would last? 95% of aircraft crashes are ON LAND, not much good there! And where do you place it to ensure it goes off by itself after impact? That means that tens and tens of thousands of aircraft would have to be retrofitted with the "device" at huge expense and what size aircraft would have them? Big, bigger, biggest, middle sized, littler, little and what if a company's aircraft don't fly over water as many don't? Would they have to have them?

Sorry, a logistical nightmare that would have no significant benefit whatsoever!

The already ELT fitted to EVERY passenger carry aircraft is far superior than a blob of dye?

Oh yeh, I've got 26,000 hours on heavy jets!
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish -1
This is a rehash of lady night's news.

The plane spotted some debris that might be related to this incident. But it was as daylight was fading. They were going to send ships in to the area to verify that the debris was related to the missing plane.

We should know later in the day, after they've gotten rescue ships into the area, whether the debris has anything at all to do with the missing plane.
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish -1
So much shoddy journalism.

Journalists and blogger with nothin to write, rehash old news that's no longer relevant in order to get traffic and readership. Terrible!

All debris that has been suspected to be part of the plane has turned out to not be part of the plane. Each time a new piece of debris is found is not news. Once they confirm that found debris is part of the missing airliner or ant airliner, then that will be news.

In the meantime, it just a lot of sensationalism with little merit.
PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 0
* last night's news
eastern270
brett goodwin 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Plane wreckage found MH370 located

News just in the Chinese navy have found the Malaysian 772 flt 370 that went down in the sea 2 hours from Kuala lumpa no bou has survived the incident plane wreckage of the772 is scattered

http://www.sbsnews.com.au/
fijiaviator
RAJESH BAYER 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Plane wreckage debris found off coast MH370

Reports have just come in with photo's of a plane door found floating off the coast of Vietnam. The Malaysian navy has found other bits that maybe belonging to MH370 772
FOUND ON NINMSM.COM.AU SITE

http://www.ninenews.com.au/
JerrySteinberg
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Maritime Official: Oil Slicks Not from Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

Oil slicks off the coast of Malaysia were not from the missing Malaysia Airlines 777 that disappeared over two days ago, officials reported on Monday.

Officials in Vietnam reported a 12-mile or 20-kilometer-long oil slick that originally appeared to be from jet fuel. A maritime official from Malaysia said that lab tests showed that the oil is not, however, jet fuel.....

http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2014/03/maritime-official-oil-slicks-not-from-missing-malaysia-airlines-plane/