The Water Cooler – Following Up on Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

March 14, 2014 12:17 pm · 41 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Earlier this week we asked you what you thought happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Now that more information has become available, saying the airplane might have flown for four more hours after the transponders were turned off, do you think it might have landed somewhere and is being prepared for a larger type of attack, or do you think it crashed?

Talk about it!

Eddie spaghetti March 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Every time I talk about it Twilight Zone music starts to play………*Twilight Zone music starts to play*………..[uhoh]

CVHS Class of '90 March 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM

This whole thing is so weird I don’t know what to think. A larger size attack is not something I have thought about, but anything is possible. Will this plane ever be found or will it be a mystery forever? Even on the Brady Bunch, they found Jan’s locket hanging from the tree outside her window. So there is always hope…

Don P - N. Concord March 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM

It left Earth and landed on the moon, obviously

I'm Your Huckleberry March 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I really don’t know what to think.
It is all really bizarre. And what is more baffling is with all of our modern technology that a plane of this size could just vanish into thin air.

ClayDen March 14, 2014 at 12:40 PM

A B-777 requires a long runway (close to two miles), so if it landed, it would be pretty difficult to hide it. I suspect it’s in the ocean.

The Mamba March 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Being prepared for an attack? That never even occurred to me. It crashed and I feel awful for the families of the passengers involved having to go through this.

Find Waldo March 14, 2014 at 1:03 PM

It’s in China being replicated as we speak.

just a concordian March 14, 2014 at 1:05 PM

I have been tracking the news since the beginning. All sorts of hokey pokey stories and the rumor mill has been working way past overtime on this one. However, two reasons why the plane would go down. External factors or internal. External could be missile, bird strike, mid air collision, meteor, or alien intervention. Internal reasons divide into two categories. People intervention or non people intervention. The non people interventions could have been structural, electrical, electronic,luggage. People interventions could be terrorism, pilot suicide, pilot illness, pilot error.

Sadly with all sorts of news and updates coming in by the minute, all theories are still open. Yes, even the alien one. The latest theory seems to be that some batteries in the hold may have exploded, which would fit with the account of the oil rig worker who saw a plane burning in the sky. Having been involved in the croudsourcing of the satellite images provided by Tomnod I can say that there are several oil rigs in the area.

The latest conflicting one seems to be from the satellite communications company Inmarsat. They’re saying they have data pings from the plane up to 5 hours after it vanished from the radars. If true that would discount the burning plane, as we all know burning planes will not fly for 5 hours, nor would they have the equipment that sends the ping intact after burning for 5 hours.

And when you now have a few psychics getting involved, this whole deal becomes way way more convoluted. I feel for the families of the passengers and crew. They’re in a weeklong terror and i doubt any of them will ever be able to put this sad event past them, for the rest of their lives.

A coworker of mine commented that all the money being spent on the search could be better used elsewhere. I left that one alone…

I hope not, March 14, 2014 at 1:21 PM

but do think it was landed somewhere .
There are only a few possibilities as to what
may have become of it, and it’s passengers.
Given the complexities of planning and executing
the 9-11 attack , building a 12,000 ft. run way
is a piece of cake, in the right place.
Remember , the 9-11 attack took years of
I hate to precognize a culprit(s), but Islamic
Extremists may be the top candidates based on
the region it was taken.
I hope I’m wrong, very wrong.

JustMyTake March 14, 2014 at 1:23 PM

I think someone took over control of plane, passengers tried to intervene, resulting in plane going down in the ocean.

@ ClayDen March 14, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Two miles!!! Darn. There goes my idea of getting one as a private play-toy at Buchanan Field. I really wanted to one-up the Seno clan.

warbirds45 March 14, 2014 at 1:29 PM

It is strange, no debris, the different locations, routes the aircraft took.

What about the black box?

Maybe………..Austin Powers should be called in, and agent Shag well!

tired of taxes March 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM

I’m with most people wondering why the plane has not been tracked. I believe we have the technology and it should have been fairly easy to track it down in less than 48 hours.
I believe they know what happened and do not want the truth of the story to come out. Why they don’t want to truth to come out I don not know.

This excerpt from the following link says it all:

It is unclear why the contact from the west coast, if correct, was not made public until now. Asked on Monday why crews were searching the strait, the country’s civil aviation chief, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, told reporters: “There are some things that I can tell you and some things that I can’t.”

Malaysian officials have given ambiguous, inaccurate and at times directly contradictory information since the aircraft’s disappearance, raising concerns among families of the passengers.

Jojo Potato March 14, 2014 at 1:58 PM

I’m sick of the media coverage of this event. I mean Sully is a hero and all, but does he really know anything about this event? The tv news has been bringing in every warm body that ever flew a plane as an expert. Is there a place somewhere full of experts that are available no matter what? We all need to calm down and stop jumping at every clue. Let it ride people, google and amazon and yahoo are not going to figure this out. It may take weeks or months or never. That’s the real world, not the CSI world that some of us think is real.

Cat Wrangler March 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the plan continued to fly, after the transponder disconnect, per Boeing and US Military. Today, Associated Press Writers report that piracy of the plane is now a concern.

What a sad and difficult emotional roller coaster this must be for the family and loved ones of those on the plane. We watched a particularly poignant interview on CNN with a wife of one of the passengers headed to an assignment at a mine in China for 28 days – he sent an Email just before he boarded saying that this was the first day of only 27 more days before he would return home. Just heartbreaking to hear how she is trying to cope and shield their two young sons.

Ancient Alien March 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM

I still say look at the disappearances of airplanes and fully-staffed boats that have never been found in the Bermuda Triangle. There could be some kind of vortex or wormhole or something they may have travelled through in that area.

There is a report of a pilot going from the Bahamas to Florida in the 70’s. Here is the link:

There are so many unknowns… I hope the people are still alive and well… ‘somewhere’.

Ancient Alien March 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM

When I say that area I meant where the Malaysian airline was.

anonymous March 14, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Has anyone heard of the this book called the bible! Makes you wonder.

Ps. I’m no bile thumper myself, just making an observation.

Mimi (original) March 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM

the whole situation is very disturbing for everyone – I cannot imagine the agony the families of the passengers are experiencing. The sheer mystery of it all is horror.

TOB March 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Everyone on Facebook should read this link. Already on Facebook someone using article saying FOUND but the article just redirects you and infects your computer so ignore and FB news. read up here:

Anon March 14, 2014 at 3:07 PM

I think they beamed it up.

But if not probably flew it to Russia or Iran. Iran for spare parts. Russia to get everyone’s mind off them attacking.

Grumpy Old Man March 14, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Foul play…transponders don’t just shut off. Boeing built in at least 4 independent power sources for the cockpit recorder and transponder. I pray it was not terrorist activity.

Ancient Mariner March 14, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Should see what the people at Diego Garcia know.

Antler March 16, 2014 at 5:25 AM


Don't expect much help from Malaysia March 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM

the place is a primitive sewer, “officials” are corrupt morons.

DD March 14, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Ancient Mariner @ 22

Spent a year there, not someplace you want to land at.

Has anyone considered that a group conspired to steal it and sell it/ransome it or just part it out?

Twilight Zone March 14, 2014 at 3:50 PM

That plane has landed-been painted, everyone beamed to the otherworld and the plane is now used as a bus; or it was hidden for the insurance and will be painted and “sold” as an addition to the airport.

just a concordian March 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

If Michael Jerome Mckay’s email is not a fake
then others must have seen the plane. Having looked at those images provided by Tomnod, the area is heavily traveled, lots of ships, and a ball of flame in the sky isn’t something to be easily missed.
Whatever he saw, he seems to be the only one to have seen it.

VikingPrincess March 14, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Attack? This was a passenger plane, correct? Unless we are referring to a possible Kamikaze… No.

On where I believe the plane is or went? I’ll keep it to myself, as last time I did that I got accused of knowing too much and must have insider information.

Eventually you learn to keep intuition to yourself….cause people think they want to know but in truth they can’t handle the truth.
Over and out

DanMtz March 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM

If I didn’t know better, I’d swear it landed in North Korea and it’s being loaded with explosives right now.

The Theorist March 14, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Just ask our three letter agencies where it’s at… they know exactly but aren’t telling.
They waste billions on spying on your grandmother, yet can’t locate a couple hundred people in huge plane? They globally monitor MILLIONS of people everyday, but have no clue if this was a “terrorist” attack? BS, plain and simple.

They are readying their new military budget and are preparing a new false flag event ala 9/11. I would recommend staying away from SF or the Golden Gate bridge/bay bridges (highly recognizably targets) for the time being till the plane is “found”.

Judge Roy Bean March 14, 2014 at 6:53 PM

The main reason that they know it was in the air about 4hrs after transponders were turned off is the engines send constant performance telemetry data to Boeing / Engine manufacture ie. GE or Rolls-Royce.and to
Airlines maintenance dept. Something sinister happened bottom line.

Anon March 14, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Governor Brown is going to fly it to the moon along with Newt.

Re #19: I've also heard of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and The Hardy Boys... March 14, 2014 at 9:42 PM

…like the bible, all books that have jack and or squat to do with this incident.

TinFoiler March 14, 2014 at 9:56 PM

*BREAKING NEWS* – It was Hijacked.
I’ll bet that they know Exactly where it is.

Dr. Jellyfinger® March 14, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Well….. the plane was full of Chinese people so it probably landed in Las Vegas or the Commerce Casino in L.A.

VikingPrincess March 15, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Hey! Is this a new feature? No more post #s, but I can reply to each and every one. Guess those that choose to bicker and fight can keep it to themselves and not use entire thread for a rage or touchy feely convoy.
Hmm not bad.
Hi Dr J AKA Dr Green jeans. Sleep tight.

@ The Theorist March 15, 2014 at 12:20 AM

This story is obviously fake. Actors were most likely used as “innocent passengers” and the CIA/Illuminati factions are planning a new 9/11 based in the bay area, more specifically the Golden Gate Bridge. Don’t believe me? Google: “San Francisco is the next target above top secret”. Hollywood is leaving us clues just like they did before 9/11. Youtube: The 9/11 Hollywood Connection 2013, if u want to know more about that.

Good post @ The Theorist, glad to see someone thinking similar

busted knuckle March 15, 2014 at 12:29 AM

I would be focusing on all the back country airfields that date back to the Japanese occupation in that part of the world. You can land that plane in a little over 5k feet. Once you rip and strip the interior and all the freight and baggage that plane will take off in about the same distance. There are a lot of Islamic extremists in that part of the world. Might explain why there is no trace of this plane. It’s pretty obvious at this point that it’s foul play now it’s about the end game.

Mar March 15, 2014 at 2:27 AM

I said from the Beginning .The Plane was taken over by the people that had the Stolen Passports .

Concordejet March 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Now, if the plane would of had landed somewhere. My guess the plane would have to be in china or other part of Asia somewhere like what other said the model of an airplane is the B777 and it requires long runway at least 12 foot long I may not know the length but, I do know it dose requires long runway in order to land due to the pressure on engine and break to slow the jet. Hijjackers with a stolen passport must of known how to operate the cockpit. How did they know how to fly the plane? did they watch youtube videos? if the pilot was order to turn off the flight tracker and land the jet safely without any incident???? That would be a significant landing. Imagine landing on a runway without any lights on the runway or without any Air traffic Control’s permission. True that passengers probably had tried to diverted from crashing.

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