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Post time 2014-3-25 16:13:19 |Display all floors
youknowhat Post time: 2014-3-25 11:07
only THAT and they already declared ev'rybody boarded the plane was dead...this time they're reall ...

While it's sad I'm surprised they have waiting this long.  They should have declared this after 72-96 hours.  This might sound a bit brutal but that's the reality of incidents like this.
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Post time 2014-3-25 16:16:18 |Display all floors
I am so sad when I heard the news

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Post time 2014-3-25 16:33:17 |Display all floors
It's a rush conclusion, there's no concrete evidence leading to the conclusion...The authorities didn't give the reason why it ended up in ocean and no debris from the plane was retrieved yet. Let's hope it's just a false conclusion.

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Post time 2014-3-25 16:35:23 |Display all floors
The Malay PM, military, and officials have made themselves look like idiots this entire time.  Like a bunch of Keystone Cops.

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tonybudz Post time: 2014-3-25 12:38
Actually calculating the range is very much at the heart of the matter, April 2, 1997 the Boeing 7 ...

The exact amount will be known, when the Captain does the preflight planning one of the things you do is calculate the amount of fuel required plus statutory safety margin amounts and then order the fuel be loaded on the aircraft.  Unlike filling a car, a large aircraft is frequently not filled to capacity unless required.

Calculating the fuel involves factoring in weather conditions, potential diversions due to weather, the weight of crew, passengers and luggage, freight and the aircraft weight etc.  It's very precise and pilots in most airlines are expected to err on the side of caution, that is to be more generous with the fuel load just in case.  

You have to remember that a 777 has a fuel capacity of approx 117,000 or 171,000 litres depending on the model. Compare this with the Boeing 747 which can carry 181,000 to 242,000 litres depending on the aircraft model so saving fuel weight by not carrying a full load adds up to a significant reduction in operating cost for a flight as you aren't having to take off and fly with all that extra weight.
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Post time 2014-3-25 16:35:34 |Display all floors
tonybudz Post time: 2014-3-25 12:38
Actually calculating the range is very much at the heart of the matter, April 2, 1997 the Boeing 7 ...

The exact amount will be known, when the Captain does the preflight planning one of the things you do is calculate the amount of fuel required plus statutory safety margin amounts and then order the fuel be loaded on the aircraft.  Unlike filling a car, a large aircraft is frequently not filled to capacity unless required.

Calculating the fuel involves factoring in weather conditions, potential diversions due to weather, the weight of crew, passengers and luggage, freight and the aircraft weight etc.  It's very precise and pilots in most airlines are expected to err on the side of caution, that is to be more generous with the fuel load just in case.  

You have to remember that a 777 has a fuel capacity of approx 117,000 or 171,000 litres depending on the model. Compare this with the Boeing 747 which can carry 181,000 to 242,000 litres depending on the aircraft model so saving fuel weight by not carrying a full load adds up to a significant reduction in operating cost for a flight as you aren't having to take off and fly with all that extra weight.
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Post time 2014-3-25 17:36:23 |Display all floors

Once again if a jet maydays in the ocean it's wings break of due to the drag of it's engines and JP4 LEAKS OUT FROM IT'S WING TANKS SO THERE MUST BE JET FUEL ON THE SURFACE OF THE OCEAN PLUS THE FUCILAGE BREAKS AND DEBRIS THAT FLOATS REMAINS ON THE SURFACE , LIFE PRESERVERS ETC. THAT DON'T SINK.  This is like repeating the story about the fish that nibbled on "oil on the surface" and now the fish are biting at anything.  Is the oil or jet fuel important?  Are personal items floating important?  Do the airlines really do not include floating debris in "How to Spot an Air Disaster".  Sometimes the JP4 catches fire due to sparks created when the water surface forces metal to strike metal.   

These people that are waiting for so long need a lawyer someone who specializes in aircraft disasters.  They do need a buffer not a journalist.

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