A Facebook post that purported to be a reproduction of an old Malaysia Airlines ad went viral on social media websites over the weekend. The ad shows a Malaysia Airlines plane along with the advertising copy, “OUR NEW BOEING 777 – LOSE YOURSELF ON A JOURNEY OF EPIC PROPORTIONS.” According to Urban Legends, the ad is a hoax. But did we really need Urban Legends to tell us that?
The focus into the investigation of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 is on the 2 pilots flying the plane.
British newspaper The Mirror reports Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah may have hijacked and crashed the plane in protest of Malaysia’s anti-homosexuality laws.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members when it went missing early Saturday morning, Mar. 8.
The missing Malaysia Airlines plane reportedly flew on for four hours after it lost contact with radar and vanished early Saturday morning.
Flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members has now been missing for 6 days. 12 countries are involved in the massive search efforts.
A Wall Street Journal aviation reporter, quoting a source at Rolls Royce (the maker of the plane’s engines), says flight MH370′s engines continued to send data long after the transponder turned off.
But Malaysia officials — who have been less than forthcoming — denied the Wall Street Journal report.
Malaysia aviation experts also dismissed satellite images released by China yesterday, saying there was no debris found floating at that location in the waters south of Vietnam.
Malaysian military officials say the missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a U-turn about 40 minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning. Flight MH370 suddenly vanished from civilian radar at 35,000 feet and descended about 600 feet. Military radar shows the plane flying in a westerly direction hundreds of miles off course, and at a low altitude for about an hour before the military radar lost track of it.
This is an interesting development because it means someone in the cockpit turned the transponder off. The transponder sends transmissions about the plane’s location to air traffic control radar.
Ships and planes from 10 countries are participating in the search for the plane. Officials are ruling out terrorism. Flight MH370 was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members when it disappeared.
A man accused of slapping a crying 2-year-old baby on an Atlanta-bound Delta flight has been fired from his job, CNN.com reports.
Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was sitting across the aisle from Jessica Bennett, 33, of Minnesota, when he became belligerent toward Bennett whose 19-month-old son was crying.
Customs and Border protection officers stationed at JFK airport in NYC, thought they had seen every type of drug smuggling trick imaginable. But yesterday’s drug seizure was a first for them.
Two Bronx women returning to JFK airport on a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic caught the eye of customs officials. Something looked odd about the shape of the women’s bodies. And when drug sniffing dogs came near, the dogs went wild, Mail Online reports.
The skies weren’t so friendly for a drunken passenger on board a New York-bound intercontinental flight who was set upon by the other passengers for attacking a woman and ranting that the plane was going to crash.
The unidentified passenger became disruptive after “drinking all of his duty free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK yesterday,” wrote passenger Andy Ellwood, who took the above photo.
But the other passengers got him together by duct taping him to a seat and babysitting him for the rest of the flight.