QUICK LINKS:

Why Malaysia Airlines jet might have disappeared

Created: 03/08/2014 4:42 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles above the earth.
 
So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has led aviation experts to assume that whatever happened was quick and left the pilots no time to place a distress call.
 
It could take investigators months, if not years, to determine what happened to the Boeing 777 flying from Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Some possibilities include structural failure, bad weather, engine failure or a criminal act.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Genesee
Expires: 11/23/2014 12:39 PM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 2:12 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 2:36 AM

High Wind Watch

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Monroe; Niagara; Northern Erie; Orleans; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 12:00 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Erie; Genesee; Wyoming
Expires: 11/24/2014 4:15 PM

Rochester

Overcast
46°
52° | 34°
  • Feels like: 42° F
  • Wind: SW 7mph
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Mon Plenty of sun
    61° | 46°
  • Tue Windy with clouds
    46° | 37°
  • Wed Mostly cloudy
    37° | 30°
  • Thu Cloudy
    35° | 28°