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.
I’ve been thinking about the gold angle today, it fits Occam’s Razor requirements better than any other.
A ton of gold doesn’t take up much space. But the guys moving it into cargo would certainly talk about it.
I’ve always felt this story had a bootlegging feel about it. As to where China bought it, all these gold-buying shops popping up everywhere are melting it down *somewhere*.
A nuclear attack of some sort somewhere? I guess if that is the case, we will find out what happened. Of course, it will be a little late.
Probably be found in the Gulf of Thailand.
It was aliens....
I’m guessing that there was more than just the pilots and those onboard the plane involved in this heist.
There were people on the ground that would have had a hand in making sure this plane disappeared electronically and kept search efforts concentrated to the east in the Sea of China while the plane was making its getaway in the opposite direction.
I’m guessing that part of the plan was to drop to a low altitude and dump artifacts from the plane that would have been picked up by searchers who would then be still pursuing the theory of a plane crash — but they were unable to pull that one off or just screwed up.
The pilot who stole this plane and murdered all on board wanted one of two things:
1.) Cargo (gold)
2.) The aircraft itself
If it’s the aircraft, it could only be used for terrorism. Packed with explosives and sent off to do its worst.
I hope Israel has its eyes on the Dimona nuclear facility. It is the closest high value western target to where this plane was headed.
The more I think about it, the less likely I find the gold theory. If a pilot stole tons of gold, he would never get to enjoy his riches.
This pilot was a very religious and devout Muslim, so he could have been persuaded to put this jet in the hands of some really bad folks. We will find out soon enough - I hope that the military defense folks are thinking about this scenario.
Whoever did this already stole a 250million dollar aircraft and murdered all of its passengers. That person is an expert pilot and a Muslim. I do not think that this mass murder was the end game as he could have simply plunged into the sea if that was his plan. This aircraft flew somewhere for 7 hours.
pretty sad when UFOs and the Bermuda Triangle are three and four on the most plausible list
He also theorized all 240+ are dead and were just in the way. All they want is the plane. My added theory is: do not search for "Malaysia Airlines" plane.... look at all Boeing 777s, especially those with an Earl Scheib paint job sneaking in behind a legit inbound int'l flight in the near future.
If the plane was hijacked for a purpose, its reason will be known soon enough with emphasis placed on the word “soon”.
One cannot hide the plane for long. Plenty of satellites are looking for it right now.
The other day I saw a list of crew and passengers by nationality. Have the investigators identified the alleged nationalities of the two passengers with the fake passports? I noticed there were two Iranians on board, and the plane was headed West. Perhaps this is part of some Iranian plot against Israel, Iraq, or Europe.
Malaysia Airlines Passengers With Stolen Passports Identified
Investigators have identified the two passengers who purportedly boarded the plane using stolen passports. Authorities investigating the flight revealed Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, a 19-year-old Iranian who was headed to Germany to be with his mother, as one of the individuals that used a stolen passport to board the Beijing-bound aircraft, USA Today reported. According to Malaysian Chief Inspector General Khalis Abu Bakar, Mehrdads mother was aware of her sons travels and use of a stolen passport.
The other individual who used a stolen passport to board the jet has been identified as Iranian national Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, age 29.
Authorities are still investigating Mohammad Rezas background but a source has corroborated the notion that the two intended to immigrate to Europe. According to the BBC, a young Iranian in Kuala Lumpur claims his school friend and another Iranian man stayed with him before boarding the Malaysia Airlines flight. He said they planned on settling in Europe.
personal I I'm thinking political target..it was headed to Beijing. ..and the two Iranians on stolen passports..why do you need to travel on stolen passports?. .either your a bad guy...or...bad guys are looking for you
“This pilot was a very religious and devout Muslim”
You mean the pilot who on his youtube channel was a big fan of the militant atheist Richard Dawkins and especially liked Dawkins’ The God Delusion?
“The Root of All Evil, later retitled The God Delusion, is a television documentary written and presented by Richard Dawkins in which he argues that humanity would be better off without religion or belief in God.”
Thank you very much. The fact that the only two Iranians on the plane were young males using illegal passports should be a huge red flag.
Which pilot? I’ve always thought the younger pilot was involved, but not the older one.
Could’ve led to a cockpit struggle, causing erratic movement of the plane for a while.
This plane is worth $250,000,000. Why not a straight up theft? Fly the plane somewhere remote. Offload pax (kill them?) and refuel. Fly away and sell the plane or part it out.
Complex, yes but a big payday.
With lying for the sake of propagating the faith a big thing in Islam, it wouldn’t be entirely beyond the pale.
Dawkins has a thing against Christians.
It was in City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold. With his dying breath, Jack Palance told Billy Crystal the gold was hidden in the cargo hold of a Malaysian airliner.
Who would you sell it to and what makes you think you can trust them?
The biggest drawback in entering into a life of crime is that your business associates are very untrustworthy.
I think Kalin & Jinger were practicing their act where they make a jumbo jet disappear. They misfired and made the wrong one vanish.
Care to share any insights? At this point there haven't been any press reports suggesting that is the case. If press accounts are true, the only thing we know is that someone with flying experience had control of the aircraft after it deviated from the flight plan.
Funny, the second link includes a quote from his Imam at the mosque he attended.
Good question. The older was a political fanatic who had just attended a high profile political trial a few hours earlier and was outraged and very upset at the verdict.
I still think that this plane is intact somewhere and something evil is planned.
I no longer think it was cargo they were after - despite earlier reports of gold that I am increasingly thinking are not reliable and not likely as a motivation - where, after all, could he enjoy his new riches if it were merely treasure?
“I’m sure” and “I am certain” are two phrases repeated throughout these threads filled with absurd, laughable theories all based on solid... speculation. I’ve been saying that these fantasies must come from the minds that have been filled by scenarios from cheap thrillers and science-fiction novels (Danielle Steel, L. Ron Hubbard?), and just a few minutes ago, on another thread, someone remarked that this drama sounds like it came from a Clive Cussler mystery, whoever this Clive person is (a penny dreadful hack?) And at least, I rest assured that I am the only one here whose theory has George Soros and the Ukrainian Nazis as the culprits.
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