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Forum: General Discussion 30-07-2015, 14:57
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Posted By johnny_t
Well, without wishing to keep this going too much...

Well, without wishing to keep this going too much but whilst you are correct to say that there is only one 777 missing, that isn't the same as there being only one flaperon missing worldwide. Whilst...
Forum: General Discussion 30-07-2015, 10:47
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Posted By johnny_t
Apparently the number on the part is now...

Apparently the number on the part is now confirmed as coming from 'a' 777 but cannot be tied to a particular plane.
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 17:01
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Posted By johnny_t
Though, of course, the 'scattered far and wide'...

Though, of course, the 'scattered far and wide' theory also increases the likelihood of someone, somewhere, spotting something.....
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 16:35
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Posted By johnny_t
One hole in the Diego Garcia theory, off the top...

One hole in the Diego Garcia theory, off the top of my head....

Whilst this whole thing has actually burst many people's belief that the whole surface of the earth is monitored by real-time spy...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 16:24
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Posted By johnny_t
Agreed. At the moment, the idea that it has...

Agreed. At the moment, the idea that it has crashed into the sea, somewhere in that vague area is still only 'the best theory at the moment'. It would be nice to at least move it up a notch from...
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 14:55
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Posted By johnny_t
This is a good point. I, for example, never...

This is a good point. I, for example, never bother turning my phone off. I have come back from Israel before and had various 'Welcome to Bulgaria' type text messages....
Forum: General Discussion 15-04-2014, 08:38
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Posted By johnny_t
Not really. If there really was any kind of...

Not really.

If there really was any kind of handshake or connection or whatever between the mobile and the mast, it can only indicate one thing...
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 11:59
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Posted By johnny_t
Ah, that's not 'so' bad. I was only half...

Ah, that's not 'so' bad. I was only half listening to the news and thought they were still in the thousands of sq.kilometres....
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 11:55
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Posted By johnny_t
I know it does strange things, but not that...

I know it does strange things, but not that strange...

(My 'area' is radar and electronic warfare, but it is pretty analogous to sonar)

At a basic level, if you have a bit of direction finding kit,...
Forum: General Discussion 14-04-2014, 11:04
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Posted By johnny_t
So, here's a 'ping' based question, or...

So, here's a 'ping' based question, or two...

Way up in the thread, we were told that the black-box locator beacons were only 'visible' within around a 6km range, and that was the limiting factor...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2014, 18:35
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Posted By johnny_t
What amazes me is that, if any news does pop up...

What amazes me is that, if any news does pop up coincidentally, some people will actually believe that they did know it was coming...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2014, 15:53
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Posted By johnny_t
Imagine the uproar if the sub 'just disappeared'...

Imagine the uproar if the sub 'just disappeared' too....

(Especially if it started giving off mystery signals about 5000 miles away from where it should be)
Forum: General Discussion 26-03-2014, 21:37
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Posted By johnny_t
Well, for my money, the whole 'it was the...

Well, for my money, the whole 'it was the captain, he committed suicide, case closed' is just too convenient and too full of holes for my liking...
Forum: General Discussion 21-03-2014, 10:07
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Posted By johnny_t
To cut them some slack, possibly they live in...

To cut them some slack, possibly they live in London or somewhere like that, and just assume that mobile phone coverage is some sort of universal concept....
Forum: General Discussion 21-03-2014, 08:48
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Posted By johnny_t
This isn't really a go at you, but a comment on...

This isn't really a go at you, but a comment on the thread in general - In threads like these, it always amazes how many people don't know how mobile phones, radar and satellites work. Probably...
Forum: General Discussion 19-03-2014, 19:54
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Posted By johnny_t
Apparently* a ransom demand has been received...

Apparently* a ransom demand has been received but, because different countries have different policies on ransoms, they can't agree on whether to pay or not.

* in my imagination
Forum: General Discussion 19-03-2014, 15:50
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Posted By johnny_t
That's ridiculous. There's plenty of doubt about...

That's ridiculous. There's plenty of doubt about that, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary and given the circumstances. If I was sat in some bamboo cage in the jungle, I'd be pissed off...
Forum: General Discussion 19-03-2014, 09:51
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Posted By johnny_t
To be fair, there seems to be a fair few that...

To be fair, there seems to be a fair few that want to make this thread all about her, too....
Forum: General Discussion 19-03-2014, 09:07
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Posted By johnny_t
It is quite standard. In fact, airlines rely on...

It is quite standard. In fact, airlines rely on a number of no-shows and overbook their flights as a matter of course. It occasionally bites them on the bum, but usually works out in their favour.
Forum: General Discussion 18-03-2014, 18:16
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Posted By johnny_t
To answer the first bit of that - they don't.....

To answer the first bit of that - they don't.....
Forum: General Discussion 17-03-2014, 19:32
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Posted By johnny_t
Why are they 'conspiracy' theories, rather than...

Why are they 'conspiracy' theories, rather than just plain old theories ? Anything other than 'it crashed' isn't automatically crazy...
Forum: General Discussion 17-03-2014, 16:42
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Posted By johnny_t
Sounds unlikely, to be honest. The amount of...

Sounds unlikely, to be honest. The amount of 'noise' this would make would be a mere drop in the ocean (boom boom) compared to general wave and other surface activity....
Forum: General Discussion 17-03-2014, 16:30
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Posted By johnny_t
I do wonder if the authorities have already got a...

I do wonder if the authorities have already got a ransom demand but we're not going to hear about it until either a) a successful rescue mission or b) an unsuccessful rescue mission
Forum: General Discussion 17-03-2014, 16:27
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Posted By johnny_t
IF it has been hijacked and IF it has been landed...

IF it has been hijacked and IF it has been landed somewhere, and IF all the passengers are being held captive, then it will be a very well planned event, so they'll have probably planned that too.....
Forum: General Discussion 17-03-2014, 16:24
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Posted By johnny_t
I think the implication is that whatever was...

I think the implication is that whatever was going on, was going on at this point, and that the flight deck would have known about it, so it implies that the co-pilot was at the wheel at this point,...
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