Wow. If I were one of the 10 employees blocked from flying on this
plane, I'd be out buying a lottery ticket.
I bet that Jimmy Hoffa will turn up as they search for this plane...
You know something?
Egypt Air flight 990 departed JFK on October 31, 1999, at some point
after midnight. Perhaps 1 am. Just before 2 am the plane nose-dived
into the Atlantic Ocean. There was a lot of friction between the NTSB
and Egypt over what caused the crash - because Egypt refused to accept
the pilot committed suicide as the NTSB concluded. The flight was
normal unti 1:49 AM, Sunday October 31, 1999. By 1:52 am, the plane had
Daylight savings time was scheduled to end - at 2:00 am, Sunday October
And now this Malaysia Airlines plane also goes down on what, the night
or morning that DST is happening in some parts of the world?
This is one heck of a coincidence that these planes are blowing up or
disintigrating in mid-flight when DST starting or ending.
Doubts over why 20 Freescale staffs in missing MH 370
March 10, 2014 4:56 pm
It looks like 20 of the passengers travelling on Malaysia Airlines
Flight 370 worked for the chipmaker Freescale, Techeye.net reported
The Austin Texas-based company made a statement confirming that 12 of
the employees are from Malaysia and eight are from China.
The question now remains why there were so many Freescale employees on
board. According to a former employee who worked for Motorola the
company used to have a policy not to allow that many employees on board
a plane at once. Motorola spun off its chip making division to form
According to the employee who posted on Slashdot, Motorola forbade two
executives and six or eight regular employees to board the same plane.
"Situations like this, rare as they are, was the reason. I wonder if
Freescale still has those rules and ignored them, or didnt copy them
over," the online quoted him as saying.
It is still not clear why the plane lost radio and radar contact and
search for the 777 and its passengers began at first light this morning.
It appears that four people with stolen passports were on the passenger
The Boeing 777-200ER departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport at
12:41AM Saturday in good weather, and it was expected to land in Beijing
at 6:30AM, a 2,300-mile trip.
Air traffic controllers in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur, lost contact
with the plane about 1:30AM Rahman said. Earlier, the airline said the
jetliner lost contact at 2:40AM.