The details are limited as of now, but an Air Algiere MD-83 carrying 116 passengers has gone missing in bad weather en route from Burkina Faso to ...
First reported by NBC, a Malaysia Airlines 777-200 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has lost radio contact. Though there is no confirmation that the aircraft has indeed crashed, it's never a good sign of course. There are 239 (227 pax, 12 crew) souls on board and the flight was scheduled to land at PEK at 0630 local time (1730 Eastern Time). The flight number is MH370.
Here's to hoping it's just a bit of radio trouble, though I fear that's unlikely.
As you may know, this week I am in Rio with the Sherpstress as part of this ticket mistake/amazing sale. Whilst I have always been a fan of flying, this is not the kind of flying I am into. Nonetheless, this would certainly be something to tell your kids about.
If you made it out alive.
I can't possibly be as lucky or as good as these two. PSA - the language gets a little rough after 2:20, but then again, maybe they earned it.