Flight MH370: Costs for investigating skyrocket and conspiracies continue

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.

Missing Malaysian Jet Believed to Be Beyond Area of Search – NYTimes.com.

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.

Source: Malaysian Transport Ministry

Possible flight paths. Source: Malaysian Transport Ministry

We targeted the wrong area, admit Malaysia Airlines search teams.

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.

Flight MH370: 17 conspiracy theories after Australians say plane is NOT in Indian Ocean search area – Mirror Online.

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…

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  7 comments for “Flight MH370: Costs for investigating skyrocket and conspiracies continue

  1. June 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Dear Doubtful News
    I am a little bit off topic but
    Who pays for the costly investigations ? Governements ? Airplanes company ? Insurance companies ? Airplanes builders ?

    • June 5, 2014 at 12:38 AM

      We all do in the end.

  2. Dubious f
    June 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    It’s a good thing it did not disappear in the Bermuda Triangle, it would had fueled that myth again. Oh wait! It did?

    http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/malaysia.asp

    Are people getting more gullible with time, we have to suspect a lack of common sense and the need to believe what’s given as answers. If it’s from the net, it’s gotta be true, right! I pity the fools. I’m just waiting the bubble news where it’s actually a flight that was carrying an alien, big foot or a time-pace entity that needed to disappear without a trace…

    • Headless Unicorn Guy
      June 3, 2014 at 12:36 AM

      MH370 is going to be the STENDEC of the 21st Century. Like that disappeance (took 50+ years to solve, until debris washed out of that glacier), the aircraft’s disappearance was just so mysterious and generally weird it’s going to spawn a LOT of really bizarre explanations.

  3. Indrid Cole
    June 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    It was probably more like the plane scene in “The Event”, where it entered a portal and exited at an unknown location.
    As far as the Diego Garcia theory goes, if those Chinese passengers act anything like their families they would have released them long ago.

  4. Phul
    June 2, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    This does sound to me like inflating incremental costs. Let’s say you want to calculate the cost of the Australian coast guard search. The personnel and ship is already paid for since they’re on duty. Your incremental cost is petrol and wear and tear on the ship caused by sending them on a search when they would otherwise be in dock. Same for plane crews. It’s not fair to include their costs as a discrete line item.

    • Geoff
      June 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      How did they act? Distraught about the likely death of their loved ones? Frustrated by the inept air control and the bungled investigation? How would you act in similar circumstances?

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