I have believed the Malaysia Air Flight 370 Boeing 777 aircraft was diverted from the first I heard that the plane was reported missing last weekend. Why? First, they were flying in good weather. Second, 777s are renowned for being reliable and virtually bullet proof. They are the go-to aircraft on transocean flights and the only hull-loss accident in the history of the 777 was the Asiana crash in San Francisco last July which was almost certainly caused by pilot error. Third, there were NO witnesses, no passenger cell phone calls, no debris, no oil slick, nothing. Fourth, satellites tracked the data feed ping from the aircraft for up to 6 hours after it disappeared from air traffic control radar.
In short, the plane did not crash; it was clearly diverted, intentionally by someone. How? It would be relatively easy: One theory could be that the flight crew either conspired (which is unlikely since they were randomly assigned the flight by the airline), or more likely, one of the flight deck crew killed the other; the surviving pilot donned an oxygen mask, then depressurized the aircraft; at altitude, everyone on the plane would lose consciousness within minutes. (See the death of Payne Stewart in 1999 when his Lear 35 lost pressurization at 30,000 feet. Everyone lost consciousness and died when the plane ran out of fuel and crashed.) What about the emergency oxygen system you ask? The pilot could disable it by pulling the circuit breaker that powers the oxygen generator, or just let it run, since the supply only lasts about 15 minutes. Then divert to say, Pakistan, or some other terrorist friendly nation/state, unload the bodies, strip the plane of weight and load it up with explosives (or worse, a nuke) and then fly it low level to say…Tel Aviv, London, or some other target. The aircraft is apparently an extended range model, which has a range of almost 8,000 nautical miles on full fuel. Just for reference, the total miles from Islamabad, Pakistan to New York is 6,944 miles.
In my opinion (I hope I’m wrong), this is a terror plot, and they better find the damn plane. Fast.