Skip to comments.Theories on missing flight range from plausible to absurd
Posted on 03/15/2014 1:58:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, theories of the plane's fate continue to spread across websites, social media, news outlets and official sources -- ranging from the plausible to the absurd.
The leading theory is foul play. While earlier this week outlets reported that officials appeared skeptical that human interference caused the plane's disappearance, by Friday authorities were putting more stock into the theory that someone intentionally altered the flight's course, and that whoever it was knew how and where to fly a plane.
Who were the pilots of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? As to where the flight ended up, theories have ranged from the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, with increasing attention being placed on the former. Here's a list of current knowns, along with clues and theories, some more serious than others, about what happened to the Boeing 777 jetliner:
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Seeing a number of the absurd around here
I suppose it is possible we will never know.
The ton-o-gold in cargo theory floating around actually makes the most sense, if it were gold China bought.
Scuttlebutt from European news sources is that the plane was carrying the Ark of the Covenant in the cargo hold.
The plan was to take it to a remote island and the head muzzie terrorist was going to open it up and have a look.
It’s the Langoliers.
Silly movie but very enjoyable =)
Largo is holding it in SPECTRE’s plan to take over the world.
Who did they buy it from and where was it?
No matter what happens, some FReeper will be able to say “That’s what I said all along!”
Just waiting now for them to issue a ransom for....ONE MILLION DOLLARS!
Diego Garcia, damn well knows what happened to that plane.
Yeah, in this day and age of advanced technology it’s hard for us to imagine 239 people literally disappearing off the face of the earth it seems without a trace.
Why would Zorro know?
I have only seen the absurd.
A meteor strike, and a military takedown.
Get a lot of people to speculate on solving a problem and you'll get "brainstorming". Some ideas are clearly very unlikely, but the act of arguing against them produces other ideas.
You got that right.....I cringe at some of the conspiracists here.
That's my personal theory and wish to spite the theory mongers.
Theories, everyone seems to have one about this missing airliner, so heres mine:
The current and prevailing theory is the plane was high-jacked, and this theory hinges on the maintenance pings coming from the planes engines indicating the plane flew for another seven hours after the planes transponder stopped transmitting. The validity of radar sightings after the plane’s transponder ceased transmitting was questionable from the start.
If it was indeed a high jacking, it was a crime and we must analyze it as we would any other crime by establishing a motive, means, and opportunity.
Motive 1: Highjack the plane and ransom the passengers. The passengers are mostly Chinese, and this would be a first airline high-jacking for the Chinese.
Means: A large contingent of high-jackers would have had to been on board to quickly subdue the pilots and crew, control over 200 passengers, and shut down cell phone traffic for all cell phones on board. The plane would have had to avoid radar and visual sighting for seven hours, then land in a cooperating country where payment could be negotiated with the Chinese, payment received, and then a getaway made.
Opportunity: Not likely, too many moving parts.
Motive 2: Muslim terrorists high-jacked the airliner to crash it into an Infidel target.
Means: Again, A large contingent of high-jackers would have had to been on board to quickly subdue the pilots and crew, control over 200 passengers, and shut down cell phone traffic for all cell phones on board. The plane would have had to avoid radar and visual sighting for seven hours, and what worthwhile Infidel (U.S./Israeli) target could they have hit?
Opportunity: Again, not likely.
Motive 3: Xinjiang-Uighur separatist Muslim terrorists managed to place a command detonated explosive device on board and destroyed the airliner in their continuing effort to force China to recognize their independence. This and their March 1, 2014 massacre at the Kunming Railroad Station was just part of their continuing effort to force independence from China.
Means: An unwitting passenger allowed something to be placed in his luggage.
Opportunity: Possibly, the Iranian with the stolen passport paid for his passport by agreeing to smuggle drugs into Germany, but the suitcase contained explosives instead.
When bits and pieces of this airliner begin to wash up on the shores of Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand, well learn just how unreliable third world countries are at tracking their aircraft, and it will be most interesting to hear how those phantom engine maintenance pings will be explained away.
To me NW China seems the most plausible. Rebels, suitable airport at Diwopu (ZWWW); would have arrived there in the dark and by now have the A/C hidden away while getting it ready for some nefarious mission. JMHO.