The search for missing Flight MH370 is the most expensive in aviation history but has been a total bust. Has it been incompetence? An insanely difficult situation? Or something else?
There have been so many false leads and missteps from day one as well as conspiracy theories. Our first piece on it was here. Sadly, a month later, we have little else.
Hopeful pings discovered off the coast of Australia turned out to be a false lead.
The Boeing 777-200 aircraft vanished in the early hours of March 8 on a flight to Beijing from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Raw satellite transmission data indicated that the plane had veered sharply off course and had headed south into the Indian Ocean.
A United States Navy underwater vehicle has been searching the ocean floor in an area west of the Australian continent since early April, after the detection of pings from what was then believed to be the black box recorders of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
The pings were not from the plane but could have been from the ships themselves. The the Navy’s unmanned Bluefin-21 submersible vehicle has been searching and mapping the ocean floor for over a month now.
Now the search area is expanded. The countries involved are confident that the remains are in the southern Indian ocean. Military and private contractors will continue the search for the next year or two.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been described as a “tangled mess” as experts predicted costs could reach hundreds of millions of pounds and authorities admitted they had been looking in the wrong area.
This has upset the family members, obviously.
And as we originally posted, the lack of progress has sustained the conspiracy ideas and added new ones.
A new book says it was shot down by military operations.
There has been an extremely lame suggestion that a rapper Rapper Pitbull predicted the crash two years ago. But this is so weak, people grasp at any post hoc similarities.
The Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad recently accused the CIA of knowning the whereabouts of flight MH370 but not telling. He is certain they had the capability to take control of the plane. Evidence for that is nonexistent.
There is no truth in the speculation that the plane landed at a US military base on the remote island of Diego Garcia. The United States have been forced to flatly deny those claims.
A Russian newspaper claimed MH370 has been hijacked and flown to Afghanistan. No evidence exists for that.
Was it part of a new test of electronic warfare? Was it cloaked? If so, yeah, successful but where are the people?
Did it hide in the shadow of another plane? Why? That would be dangerous and would have involved more people knowing about it. So… dead-end.
Could it have been a fire? Pilot suicide? Mechanical failure? Terrorists? Was it a life insurance scam? Alien abduction? The Illuminati? Does Edward Snowdon know?
OH just throw out any old nonsense there. I propose that it flew through a portal to another dimension. It will fly out of the portal when it reopens when the realign in the same formation. That’s as good as any other ideas…