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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    I don't understand how it takes so long to find the plane? It's been 24 hours already.
    Most of the searching is being done by boat as there's only so much you can see by air. Over a few hundred square km, can take a long, long time...
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    Especially during the night when there's a few hundred metres visibility with the search lights, and that's in one direction. I think my Dad told me, the search lights the RNLI use during the night only allow them to search just over 1 square kilometre an hour, but don't quote me on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    I'm not sure how acccurate this is but... In Goldfinger, a plane landed in the ocean, it then exploded when the water reached the electronics.
    Also hitting the water at that height, is like going into a brick wall at enormous speed.

    Bad news for relatives to say the least.
    Crashing into water from a height is almost as lethal as crashing into land from a height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    RIP to the victims and my thoughts are with their families.

    Doesn't exactly make me any more confident about my flight on friday...
    reminds me ..night before i was to take 3 flight to home from indonesia..i was watching air crash investigation on NGC..andevery flight was like hell...any sound or movemnt i would get doubtfull
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah, I read that planes are frequently struck by lightning and that nothing happens
    Twice an hour.

    Just a horrible thought whatever happened.
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    5 Sq Km debris field I'm hearing. It broke up before hitting the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biased indian View Post
    reminds me ..night before i was to take 3 flight to home from indonesia..i was watching air crash investigation on NGC..andevery flight was like hell...any sound or movemnt i would get doubtfull
    I'm planning on sleeping through it tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    I'm planning on sleeping through it tbh.
    How long is your flight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    How long is your flight?
    think it should from london to pakistan or london to USA

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    Glasgow to Chicago. 2 hour stay in NJ makes it 12 hours.

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    Long haul flights are good as I get to watch movies that I haven't seen because I cbf watching them back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Long haul flights are good as I get to watch movies that I haven't seen because I cbf watching them back home.
    Read a book on my flight over. Plan on sleeping through this time around though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    I don't know much about planes and stuff, but isn't it better to crash in the sea then on land? Land being all solid and hard and earthy and stuff.
    Nah, for two reasons - water being quite a nasty substance to hit at any great speed (ever deliberately belly flopped into a swimming pool? It's sore, multiply that by about 7 billion and you've got a plane hitting water), and secondly, if I survived the impact, I'd fancy my chances of surviving longer than another hour or so far more if a plane hit land.

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    Just heard a report that the debris found was not from the Air France jet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Just heard a report that the debris found was not from the Air France jet.

    Link?...does this mean a second plane is involved?
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