What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
No one knows, yet, but there are theories.
Could the plane possibly have landed somewhere else? That seems unlikely, but consider the evidence:
One expert suggests the disappearance “reeks” of a hijacking.
The plane had about 6 hours of fuel and could have flown been flown many places, including India. The U.S. has been asked to help search west of Malaysia, where adar blips detected by the Malaysian military indicates the plane may have been flying.
Can a passenger jet be hidden?
Yes, but the electronics aboard would have to be deactivated. That is not easily accomplished, but is possible. The Sept. 11 terrorists turned off transponders and flew very low, making it difficult for radar to track the planes.
The transponder aboard Flight 370 quit working about 40 minutes after takeoff.
Planes flying over oceans are not continuously tracked, and when Flight 370 disappeared it was over water.
Could the pilots have been behind stealing or hijacking the plane? Nothing in the pilots’ backgrounds indicate they would do such a thing.
The remaining alternatives?
The mystery continues.