Nearly five days after it disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, a shroud (or make it a big-ass kumot) of mystery still surrounds the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the 239 people on board.
And despite an international search involving the navies and air forces of several Asian nations and the United States, neither any clue to its whereabouts nor the smallest piece of debris—maski turnilyo—have been recovered. This leaves us with absolutely nothing to work on, and even the world's top air safety authorities are baffled. For now, it seems simply inexplicable. So more than ever, we'd like to know: P*#@, anyare!?
To those who are hearing about this incident for the first time, check out the report below:
With no conclusive evidence that the plane crashed, there have been plenty of suspicions and conspiracy theories. Was the aircraft abducted by extraterrestrials from above or absorbed by an ocean blackhole from below? Has it been blown to bits and pieces by someone with a missile launcher? Heck, are the passengers still alive? We mirons feel just as helpless as the victims and their families.
Let's discuss these conspiracy theories one by one and see which one makes the most sense...
CONSPIRACY THEORY #1: The plane was abducted by aliens
Fine, let's get this one out of the way first. We could conclude that they've been abducted by aliens, but that means we're going to have to put all logic out the window. It answers everything after all—the loss of contact and signal, the absence of plane debris, everything. However, if the plane and its passengers somehow show up unscathed in the coming weeks, we're going to look like big douches.
CONSPIRACY THEORY #2: One of the plane's pilots committed suicide
If you must know, it has happened before. A British aviation graphic designer revealed that hijacking or a pilot going rogue would explain the transponder and Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) not transmitting. According to investigators, the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) could also be turned off by tripping a circuit breaker.
Here's the thing though: If this was indeed a suicide, why did the aircraft turn west and fly for at least another hour before losing contact and disappearing? Besides, Jonti Roos—a South African tourist who spent an entire flight hanging out with co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid at the plane's cockpit back in 2011—suggested that while he came off as sleazy, she still felt that he was competent. Man, something doesn't add up.
Photo from The Daily Mail
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