Air France plane vanishes with 228 passengers

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  1. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    BBC NEWS | Americas | French plane lost in ocean storm


    Wow. It would be very hard to find the plane since it's lost in the Atlantic Ocean. And the loved ones of the victims will always wonder what happened. I think not knowing the specifics just makes it harder to move on. Lightning theory? Electrical failure? Or some Stephen Kingish explanation à la Langoliers.

  2. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species

    I heard this on the news this morning. Terrible news.

    It is the way that thus far it has just vanished without sight. I know the Atlantic is a big old body of water but you would think with todays tech there may be something of an indicator to its fate or its whereabouts.

    I think at this stage we should still be hopeful that there may be survivors out there somewhere.
  3. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    This reminds me of the first episode of Lost. Seriously though. It's tragic and their chances of actually landing near an island are slim to none.

    That would be crazy though. Hopefully they can recover as many people as possible.
  4. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    There should be some kind of GPS for the black box. Everytime there's a crash, they depend on this to give the explanation for it. If it's that important, why can't we make sure we can find the box anywhere it ends up?
  5. Dragon

    Dragon Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    I saw this story and I was hoping that they just lost radio contact and would land safely but they would of landed by now. I hope the pilot landed the plane like that hudson pilot but that chance is very slim.
  6. DLFerguson

    DLFerguson Registered Member

    I thought of the Stephen King story THE LANGOLIERS when I first heard about this.

    My prayers are with them and their families.
  7. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Me too. That's why I mentioned it in one of the theories, however farfetched, of the crash.
    Yes, it's slim because it's the Atlantic Ocean we're dealing with. You know this story is going to make me a bit uncomfortable when I cross the Atlantic in August. :shifteyes:
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  8. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    Man I'm glad I'm done traveling on planes now.

    I remember back in 1996... the TWA 800 flight crashed two weeks before I had to head back to Singapore. I was on vacation back in the states for the summer...

    Eerie :shifteyes:
  9. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    Like a few people here I thought about the Stephen King movie when I heard about this. That, and I also thought about the Bermuda Triangle, however I believe this plane is too far south to "disappear" into that. A real shocker, this.

    Funny how Hollywood makes us think that this plane crashed landed on an island and the survivors are fighting polar bears or something, eh? Heh...
  10. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I'm willing to bet that plane is at the bottom of the ocean right now.

    We know these facts:
    1. It didn't land somewhere else or at its destination.
    2. it's been missing for more than 24 hours.
    3. It was over an ocean.

    Things don't just vanish. It crashed, it's in the ocean. I don't mean to sound so callous, but thats the way life is. It's not on some magical island or parallel universe, it ditched in the drink. Now what we don't know is how it got down, or what condition it's in now. For all we know it could have glided in and the people are on rafts. It could have crashed and burned into a million tiny pieces all over the ocean...

    We'll figure out that last part when they find the plane.
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