Anyone else lose their uMBP on the FedEx flight that crashed in Japan today?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by latempete, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. latempete macrumors member

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    Just curious. Apple called this afternoon to tell me my computer was lost in a FedEx plane crash in Japan today. I had seen the crash on the news but had no idea my computer was on it. It was a very bad fiery crash. Both the pilots were killed in it. :(
     
  2. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a

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    That flight was between China and Japan.
    I wonder why that flight had anything to do with Pennsylvania (your addy).
     
  3. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    yea that was a pretty bad crash. RIP fedex pilots. thats pretty bizarre that your computer was on it tho wow.
     
  4. smcrae macrumors newbie

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    My MBP was enroute from China to Japan and now shows an exception in Japan. I expect it was there but have not received any notification.

    Had not seen the crash information until this evening.
    Prayers to those that lost much more than a package.
     
  5. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    hmmmm...maybe because macs aren't manufactured in Pennsylvania.
     
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    Truth.
     
  7. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

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    i was about to say, man..who cares about the laptop? they can always send another one. hell, two people died. very sad.
     
  8. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd because I thought Apple products came from Shanghai. From what I read of the story, the plane departed Guangzhou (located in South China) and went straight to Japan. Guangzhou and Shanghai aren't really close together. Unless the plane made a stop in Shanghai, which the news article never said, I don't get how your Apple product was shipped from Guangzhou and not Shanghai. Very bizarre and sad story.
     
  9. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    hmmmm I have ordered a few things from apple and they all have come from SUZHOU then to Anchorage AK then to newark NJ to worcester MA.
     
  10. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    The video of the crash is horrible.

    prayers to the families and loved ones.....
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sorry to see that story; blessings to the pilots' families.

    As with your computer… meh.
     
  12. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    I know, right.

    I just can't help but think how absolutely terrifying it would have been to be sitting in the cockpit in the moments before the end.

    *takes hat off*
     
  13. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    That's just terrible. I wish I hadn't watched the video.
     
  14. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    +1 on the comments about the loss of life - prayers for the families.
     
  15. latempete thread starter macrumors member

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    I should have worded my original post better. I feel horrible for the families that lost loved ones in the crash and don't care about the computer. They already ordered a new one. The thing that actually promted this post is this was my 3rd replacement MBP. The first two had hardware problems and the third was the wrong model. It was matte and I ordered glossy. So the one Apple ordered today to replace the one lost will be my fourth replacement or my 5th MBP. I dunno. Maybe I am not meant to have one.

    It was odd. the others have gone directly from Shanghai to Alaska then to the lower 48. This one tracked this way:

    Mar 24, 2009 12:32 AM
    Shipment exception
    NARITA-SHI JP
    Delay beyond our control

    Mar 22, 2009 11:14 PM
    Departed FedEx location
    GUANGZHOU CN

    Mar 22, 2009 11:01 PM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    GUANGZHOU CN

    Mar 21, 2009 1:13 PM
    Left FedEx origin facility
    SHANGHAI CN

    Mar 21, 2009 12:57 PM
    Picked up
    SHANGHAI CN
    Package received after FedEx cutoff

    Mar 21, 2009 8:16 AM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx
     
  16. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    We really have a great community here. It makes me proud that we all are putting emphasis on the two poor FedEx pilots. God bless them.

    The reason I say this is I've never seen an online forum with such kind, generous people. This is great, but this story is so terribly sad.
     
  17. AliciaMG macrumors newbie

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    yea i lost mine

    my new macbook pro was on that flight. I got a letter from Apple and my fed Ex tracking is the same flight from China to Japan.
    I hate to fly. My thoughts go out to their families.
     
  18. thelongmorrow macrumors member

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    My thoughts go to the families of the pilots on the fedex plane, all those aboard the montana flight and lastly the 4 Oakland police officers who lost their lives. www.odmp.org

    :(
     

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  19. BG-Mac macrumors 6502

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    I'm showing a shipping delay but It turned out to be a volcano erupting in Alaska?! Still on for delivery tomorrow. RIP FedEx pilots and my prayers go out to their families and friends....
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What shipping speed did you choose? If you chose standard shipping, then Fedex would have done the cheapest shipping method for them oppose to the most efficient. Also I believe, shipping hub for Fedex in China is in Guang Zhou which is why it went there first, much like Memphis is the shipping hub here in the United States. I don't think overnight and 2nd day are even options for shipments from China.
     
  21. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

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    How often does Fed-Ex update their tracking information? My Macbook Pro shipped from Shanghai on March 23rd at 12.32 AM EST and nothing has been updated since.
     
  22. latempete thread starter macrumors member

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    The shipping method they set me up with was priority overnight.
     
  23. KPin macrumors newbie

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    Very sad that two people died.

    Yes mine was on the flight too.
     
  24. La-vida227 macrumors member

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    I had an ipod that was on the flight

    Has apple contacted anyone other than the OP?
     
  25. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Thats unfortunate for the people who lost their lives.

    Has Apple informed you about your shipment?
     

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