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MH370 crash was deliberate, experts claim


Posted on Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 | Comment icon 32 comments

Did the pilot of MH370 crash deliberately ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Olivier Cleynen
An investigation by an Australian TV news program has suggested that the pilot crashed the plane on purpose.
Exactly what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014 still remains one of the most enduring mysteries in aviation history.

Now a new investigation in to the plane's disappearance for TV show '60 Minutes' has put forward the controversial suggestion that the pilot may have crashed deliberately as part of a murder-suicide bid.

"[Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah] was killing himself; unfortunately, he was killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately," said Canadian Air crash investigator Larry Vance.

To reach this conclusion, experts reconstructed the plane's flight plan based on military radar data and revealed that the pilot had seemingly flown a specific path designed to deliberately avoid detection.

He had also made the unusual decision to dip the plane's wing over his hometown of Penang.

The researchers concluded that Captain Shah had been in control of the plane the entire time - even during its final descent in to the sea - and that it may have flown 115 miles further than anticipated.

"They are very compelling," aviation analyst Henry Harteveldt said of the claims.

"What I find very compelling is the hypothesis that the pilot did this deliberately, and did one of the most heinous acts in modern commercial aviation."

As things stand however, this idea remains unproven and the plane's disappearance is still unsolved.

Source: CBS News | Comments (32)

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Comment icon #23 Posted by Vlad the Mighty on 16 May, 2018, 8:35
* This is quite a good, and non-sensationalist, roundup of the many and various conspiracy theories.http://www.theweek.co.uk/mh370/58037/mh370-conspiracy-theories-what-happened-to-the-missing-plane
Comment icon #24 Posted by Astra. on 16 May, 2018, 9:29
Hmm, wellas someone said...it took over 70 years to find the Titanic..so I guess there is always a chance that somebody willeventually findthe possible bulk of thisrestingplane that laysat the bottom of theocean.....even if it islike looking for a needle in a haystack.
Comment icon #25 Posted by RoofGardener on 16 May, 2018, 9:51
Hmm.. the difference is that everyone knew where the Titanic sank... at least approximately (within a few miles or so). They just didn't have the technology to find it until comparatively recently. (1986). The same is not true of MH370. Nobody has the slightest idea where it crashed. It could be anywhere within.. what.. tens of thousands of square miles ? Hundreds of thousands ?
Comment icon #26 Posted by Astra. on 16 May, 2018, 10:01
Fair enough RG.I stand corrected.
Comment icon #27 Posted by third_eye on 16 May, 2018, 10:06
Just to further elaborate on RG's points, the Titanic was built for the sea, a 777 is not and is much smaller and much more liable to break up into tiny little pieces if not landed properly. ~
Comment icon #28 Posted by SiliRat on 16 May, 2018, 10:49
"Exactly what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (...) still remains one of the most enduring mysteries in aviation history." The 'journalist' who wrote this doesn't understanding what 'enduring' means. I'm fairly certain that it is literally the LEAST enduring plane mystery at the moment.
Comment icon #29 Posted by RabidMongoose on 16 May, 2018, 17:47
I need to reiterate that the pilot didnt have the knowledge to disable the transponder -https://www.cnbc.com/2014/03/17/disabling-mh370-transponder-would-require-expert-ex-iata-chief.html
Comment icon #30 Posted by RoofGardener on 16 May, 2018, 19:10
Hmm.. interesting.. thanks for that @RabidMongoose. However, is the transponder actually an issue ? It only works if you are in range of a radar system designed to interrogate it ? If the plane descended to below "radar coverage", and flew on a path that took it out of radar coverage, then... who would be the wiser as to its position ?
Comment icon #31 Posted by RoofGardener on 16 May, 2018, 19:14
Weeeeell... don't be TOO quick to stand Astra. If you read the Wikipedia article on the search for Titanic, it is fascinating. It took 60 years from the sinking, to having the technology to discover it. (and it was AMAZING how - in retrospect - there where so many "near misses" just a few years prior to its eventual discovery). Who knows what technology we will have in the next 10 years, let along another 60 ?
Comment icon #32 Posted by Simon833746 on 17 May, 2018, 6:06
The plane was never located because the plane never crashed and is in use today to smuggle drugs. The proof for that comment is in the two recent and separate aircraft UFO reports by numerous U.S. civil aircraft. You can see one of the actual videos right here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmblwXHgxcs. Other full length videos of these incidents including Oakland-Seattle Center discussions about what to do are also on Youtube. Why did the MH370 pilot ascend to an altitude far higher than assigned? The answer is because he had to incapacitate (and eventually kill) the passengers by decompress... [More]


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