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"Flying High" Short Film and Yuna New Song "Langit"

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Malaysia Airlines released a short film amid coming Malaysia 57th Independence Day

Source : Malaysia Airlines Facebook page

It is absolutely fantastic and amazing short film. Not only that, talented Yuna brand new song is just perfect for dramatizing the video even more. Yuna song seem to tell us the unbreakable chain of consistency and faith living within us despite all the challenges sent to this tiny country in this year. Everyone know what had happened without even the need of a words. The news spread across all the countries. Heart felt the sorrow and gloom rain upon us all in Malaysia. We are not mourning alone, the whole nations regardless of difference were sympathy us.

How many of us have our own story about Malaysia Independence day ?? I do not have any and as if I had I would not dare to go in front of the stage and share it to fellow classmate. Skip all of that, let hear what was Ahmad story about Malaysia Independence day.

It a beautiful story indeed. "Flying High" theme is not just Ahmad dream it a dream for all of us. We must achieve it with strong will and determination. Struggle is awaiting all of us ahead of the road. Will we just giving up because it too difficult to cope ??

Let us hope Malaysia Airlines which we know suffered tremendous blow to it business will get back to its glory day. Get up and face the trials together !!

Yuna is an amazing singer. She is been invited to various places outside Malaysia performing. Her best and top song is none other than this song. It made us teary eye. The 3 minute and 40 seconds song addressed thousand words. A song that portray a whole picture that make us cry.

~ Malaysia Airlines keep flying high on the wide skies ~ #FLYINGHIGH

10 Flights accidents Involved Malaysia

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History of Flights Crash or accidents in Malaysia. The newest is MH17 incident

10 Flights accidents in Malaysia

In the year of 2014 there have been two global news about flight accidents related to Malaysia and few small aircraft failure incidents. The new generation never really know anything about the past flight accidents in Malaysia other than MH370 or MH17. The old generation did not speak about them. It is like a forgiveness if we do not remind or recall about past incidents. We like to say the past is the past let do not talk and think about it anymore. Let move forward instead. How many air traffic accidents actually related to us ? no doubt the most recent one would be MH17 or MH370 ?? 

The truth is that it way more than three cases. In fact, there is more than 10 but let us rewind 10 flights accidents that had happened way before the incident of MH370 disaster. It will include MH370 and MH17. Air transportation may be rated as safest than road transportation it just a matter of time when flight accidents become common among the people just like the road accident in the news everyday.

1. Malaysian Airline System Flight 653

First fatal air crash for Malaysia Airlines. The situation turned ugly when authority released cockpit voice recorder with the sound of a gunshot. Many believed to be hijackers and they want the plane diverted to Singapore. The flight is flying from Penang to Kuala Lumpur. It using Boeing 737-200 aircraft. 

Later was found the wreckage at Tanjung Kupang. No survivors was reported alive. The date was December 4, 1977 with 100 passengers and crew.

2. Malaysian Airline System Flight 684

The rescue came before fire devour the plane and every passengers on board. An international flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on December 18, 1983 stuck trees. No fatalities recorded. It was a big crash at that time.

3. Double Six Crash

Plane crash took place on June 6, 1976 at Kota Kinabalu Sabah. Operated by Sabah Air, aircraft was designed by Australian and built by Nomad. It saddened Sabah people because the aircraft was carrying top government officials. Mainly chief minister of Sabah and other top Sabah government officials.

The investigation of the crash was never made clear. The accident was dubbed as a foul play due to the political instability at that time. However, Australian investigator believed that it was due to overload and mechanical failure. Besides, many have said the real reason behind was classified and remain mystery. 

4. Japan Airlines Flight 715

Although it did not involve local airliner but it still happened inside Malaysia.

5. MH370

The mystery of Malaysian Airliner MH370 pretty much shocked the world. No words to describe the mysterious of this missing airplane. It could be one of the mysterious missing of a Boeing 777 plane incident involving MAS. It still yet to be found by anyone. The date of this missing airline was March 8 when most of the Asian people were sleeping.

Malaysia Airline MH370 Timeline please refer to Unitedmy MH370 Timeline/ Chronology

6. MH17

It was the first commercial airplane owned by Malaysia company shot down at Ukraine near the Border of Russia. It happened approximately 9.50 PM (Malaysian time) on July 17, 2014 . It was pre-determined that pro-Russian force shot it down. However, Ukraine and Russia were both accusing each other of shooting down the Malaysian Airline.

The majority of the casualty was Netherlands nationality. 10 important things you need to know about MH17

7. Japan Airlines Flight 715

Japan Airliner crashed at Malaysia at 300 feet estimated 91 meters. There were 69 passengers and 10 crew on board. There were people died at the crash due to the impact although there were no reported fire devour the plane.

8. UK Flying Taxi 

Avcen was killed due to the crash at Malaysia for testing out a new plane. Michael Robert Dacre a british did not obtained any permission from Royal Malaysian Air Force.

9. Malaysia Airline Flight 2133

There were not much information about this crash. It was believed to be a pilot error that causing the crash of the airplane. It was September 15, 1995 while they were using Fokker 50 type of airplane.There were survivors as well as fatalities.

10. Small airplane accidents

  1. MH066 & MH114 reported generator failure
  2. Maswings MH3002 crashed at Kudat.
  3. Airasia AK278 skidded runway
  4. MH1348 strike by lightning 
  5. MH740 & MH741 struck by a Perodua Viva
  6. Sabah helicopter crashed taking off during bad weather carrying deputy Prime Minister. The pilot succumbed to injury, then died at hospital.

12 Countries step forward to help seeking MH370

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14 Countries joining hand-to-hand with their combined assets estimating 34 Aircraft and 40 ships for MH370 search and rescue mission 

The reason 12 countries instead of 14 countries because there were Brunei and Japan involvement. However, Japan only deployed manpower there were no assets. Brunei is deploying vessel patrol to their sea instead of aircraft.

Malaysian government mobilized its civil aviation department, air force, navy and maritime enforcement agency. The first country to act in this mission surely was Malaysian government. There would be alot of question ! What kind of assets they have been deployed to the sea finding debris?

Which country assets stand out among the search and rescue? What kind of technologies they have utilized to enhance and facilitate the process of search and rescue mission ?

Countries that has deployed assets and help in Search and Rescue mission MH370 . There are Malaysia, China, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippine, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vietnam. Overall totaled 14 countries. 

The best assets deployed by so many countries. There are Lockheed Hercules, Singapore's Formidable frigate, China satellite, India and America's P8 Poseidon aircraft. Frigates sent by various country are equally important. Highly advanced Destroyer class vessels from U.S. 

March 19, 2014(updated) - As the search expanded and targeting Indian Ocean after closing of South China Sea search, the new area of searching MH370 Malaysia Airline is huge and massive. Malaysia is requesting help from many countries. A total of 26 countries will be involved in SAR mission. There will be another country deploying assets to aid this mission. It would be Republic of Korea, Japan United Arab Emirates.

Review assets deployed by various countries

Malaysian government : CN235, Beechcraft Super King Air M200, LockHeed Hercules, Bombardier Global Express, AW109, Eurocopter EC725, 

Australia government : Lockheed AP-3C Orion, 3 RAAF  P3 Orions, 1 long range commercial jet

Brunei : Patrol Vessel

China : Kunlun Shan, Type 071 amphibious transport dock, Jinggang Shan, Type 052C destroyer. Besides, they have deployed professional diver, medical personnel and underwater detection equipment. There is a news saying that China tasked ten orbiting defense satellite over the area.

India : Four warships and 6 aircrafts including 3 helicopters. INS Saryu, INS Kessari and INS Kumbhir, Dornier Do 228, Lockheed Martin C130 Super Hercules, Mil Mi 17, Boeing P8 Poseidon, Tupolev TU142, Rukmini. 

Indonesia : PC 40 fast patrol vessels, IPTN NC 212 maritime patrol aircraft

Japan : A disaster relief team formed by ministry of foreign affairs, ministry of defense, coast guard and international cooperation agency. 

New Zealand : Air Force Lockheed P-3K2 Orion

Philippine : BRP Gregorio, BRP Emilio, BRP Apolinario, Fokker F27 Friendship, Britten Norman Defender.

Singapore : C130 Hercules, Formidable class frigate, Sikorsky Seahawk, Victory class corvett. Singapore deployed Submarine rescue ship with divers.

Taiwan : Airforce C130 Hercules,  ROCS Tian Dan frigate

Thailand : Westland Super Lynx helicopter and patrol vessels

United States : P-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon, USS Kidd, USS Pinckney, Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. USNS John Ericsson and a team of national transportation safety board

Vietnam : Antonov An 26 , CASA C212 Aviocar, de Havilland  Canada, Mil Mi 17.

South Korean : 1 P-3 Orion aircraft, C130 Hercules

Japan : 2 P-3 Orion aircraft, 2 C130 Hercules, 1 Gulfstream Jet

United Arab Emirates : C17 aircraft, 1 Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft

Pakistan : Civilian air traffic report and radar data

Assets Review

Malaysia Assets

CN235 - A transport plane. Jointly developed by CASA of Spain and Indonesian manufacturer IPTN. Serve as a regional airliner and military transport. It primary role include maritime patrol, surveillance, and air transport. 

Beechcraft Model 200 - A plane highly designed for aerial surveying and reconnaissance. A very popular plane in US and France. Due to popularity, engineer continue developing Model 200 to a better plane. 

Lockheed C130 Hercules - Four engine turboprop military transport aircraft. For your information, Lockheed manufacture made the best aircraft in the world. C130 Hercules, It is one of the best aircraft. Capable of using unprepared runaways to takeoff and landing. It can used for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial fueling, maritime patrol, aerial fighting. IT has been deployed to save fire engulfed forests. It is now deployed by Malaysian air force to find MH370.

Bombardier Global Express - Large cabin, ultra long range business jet.

AgustaWestland AW109 - light-weight, twin engine, eigth-seats multipurpose helicopter. It is widely used to mission such as air ambulance and search and rescue. 

Eurocopter EC725 - Long range tactical transport helicopter or widely called as Super Cougar. The helicopter has been deployed for various mission including troop transport, casualty evacuation and combat search and rescue duties. It is unclear Malaysian deployed civilian type EC225 or military type EC725. Both of them are from same manufacturer.

Australia, US and New Zealand Assets

LockHeed AP-3C Orion - Naval fleet support, maritime surveillance, search and survivor supply, anti surface and anti submarine warfare. Currently Australia and US operators only. It has upgraded radar detection for intelligent gathering and computer system. 

USS Kidd - U.S deployed 3 large vessels. This image is a USS Kidd vessel. A destroyer class vessel. 

Taiwan, Singapore and China Assets 

Taiwan and Singapore both owned C130 Hercules and they had deployed for the mission. Besides, they also deployed at least one frigate.

Kunlun Shan - Two large vessels has been deployed for seek and rescue mission MH370.

Formidable class frigate - Singapore owned and unique vessel. A stealth vessel equipped with radar automatic search and tracking both air and surface targets. One of the key asset from Singapore

India, Vietnam and Philippine Assets

India is serious on this mission. They have sent their own made frigate and many more assets. India and Vietnam sent Mil Mi Hawk. Philippine too has their own frigate deployed for the mission.

INS Saryu - Largest offshore patrol vessel. INS Saryu is a warpship class. Besides, INS Saryu, there were 2 more large vessels deployed. 

Boeing P8 Poseidon - Deployed by India and U.S . India deployed Lockheed Hercules, Mil Mi 17 and Boeing P8 Poseidon . It is intended to conduct anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and shipping interdiction. It is capable dropping torpedo and missile. It also frequently carrying duties to perform depth charges and sonobuoys.