12 Of The Most Bizarre Flight MH370 Conspiracy Theories

It's a terrifying thought that even in a world rattled by 9/11, planes can still vanish without a trace. Though the search effort for MH370 sounds like it's getting closer, that hasn't stopped the internet going into overdrive speculating as to what may, or may not, have happened. Even Courtney Love is claiming that she may have found the missing plane.

While internet denizens hash out theory after theory, we hope some peace of mind can come to the passengers and crews' families soon. Anything's got to be better than the 12 conspiracy theories below.

The Plane Was Hijacked... With A Mobile Phone

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This theory is coming to you from The Sunday Express, who took a break from writing about Princess Diana to deliver us this shocking piece of news. MH370 may well have been hijacked with a mobile phone. This information supposedly comes from anti-terror experts and a former Home Office advisor, who evidently don't understand how technology works.

The claim is that a phone can be used to wirelessly hack into the plane's systems and, "change the plane’s speed, altitude and direction by sending radio signals to its flight management system. It could then be landed or made to crash by remote control." This is apparently possible because MH370 is one of the first iterations of what is known as a 'smart plane' a fly-by-wire aircraft controlled by electronic signals. Oh and apparently, this sort of hijacking can also be done with a USB stick. I'm no expert in aerospace engineering, but this sounds like it's completely made up in order to shift more newspapers.

The Plane Had Cloaking Technology

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Due to the plane transporting 20 employees from Texas based technology firm Freescale Semiconductor, theories have arisen that the plane was being used to test "cloaking technology", hence the disappearance from the radar. Apparently, this technology would make the plane invisible to radar and almost impossible to spot with the naked eye. There are two main theories here: One is that the Chinese got wind of the technology on board and diverted the plane to get their hands on it, the other is that the US realised the Chinese may get hold of it and shot the plane down to stop that from happening.

I'm Not Saying It Was Aliens, But... It Was Aliens

Mysterious disappearance? Check. No logical explanations? Check. No leads? Check. Well this definitely sounds like an alien abduction movie, so it's no surprise that some people have been jumping on this bandwagon, with some people even going as far as claiming that there was a UFO spotted on radar prior to the plane's disappearance. Though honestly, it's a bit of a step-up from abducting drunk weirdos on a Saturday night.

The Plane Was Shot Down

I mentioned this very briefly when talking about the "cloaking tech" that may, or may not, have been on board, but it's more plausible a theory than any other, you could argue. Some say it was the US wotdunnit, for whatever reason, while others claim it may have been North Korea. An explosion is a likely explanation for explaining why no wreckage has been found yet, but according to the Chinese the wreckage should have still shown up on radar.

Dangerous Cargo

Maybe a collection of highly venomous snakes were released onto the plane and caused it to crash? Sadly not, as real life is not a Samuel L. Jackson movie. But one theory is that the plane was carrying a large load of lithium ion batteries, which caught fire. The releasing toxic fumes would then knock out everyone on board, or so the argument goes. In the grand scheme of things, it's not that stupid — Boeing and battery fires do have a history, but saying that, there's not a single scrap of evidence to support this theory.

Time Travel

This one is courtesy from those nutters at Reddit, who've been discussing their own crazy theories. The whole thread shouldn't be taken very seriously as they're only discussing hypotheticals, but it does make you wonder whether these people are stoned for every waking moment of the day. One in particular that strikes me is the idea that MH370 went back in time to the 1970s, made its way into American hands, who then reverse-engineered the technology to create the original 777 back in the 1980s. There's plenty of reading material there, but just take it with a pinch of salt (ie, a bag of Monster Munch), would you?

It Was A Life Insurance Scam

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According to The Mirror, this is a theory that the Malaysian Government has not ruled out. The idea that the plane was deliberately destroyed to get hold of a passenger's life insurance payout is not that ridiculous if you consider that they may have got the pilot involved. It's worth mentioning that there is absolutely no evidence for this, but if it were true it fits in well with what we know. We know that the transponder was probably switched off manually, the last communication was nothing out of the ordinary, and the plane probably changed course. It's not hard to believe that the pilot/co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane for some financial reason. Then again, this was the plot of an episode of Doctor Who...

A Meteor Strike

We know from recent events that meteorites can cause a serious amount of damage, so what happened if the plane got hit by a meteor mid-flight? Well it would cause catastrophic damage to the plane, and CNN claims that there was a meteor spotted in the area. CNN does point out that it's a very unlikely scenario for a meteor to hit such a small target, but that hasn't stopped people taking it into consideration. To be honest, though, considering the explosion from the Russian meteorite, you'd think someone would've noticed.

The Plane Will Return... As A Nuclear Weapon

You have to admire conspiracy theorists and their lunacy, they do have rather vivid imaginations. One such theory is that the plane was hijacked by Iran who intend to transform it into a nuclear weapon. There's no evidence for this whatsoever, just rampant speculation based on the fact that no wreckage, or bodies have been found. That didn't stop a UKIP activist tweeting about how sensible a theory it was, though.

The Plane Is Hidden In Western Asia

This one comes courtesy of everybody's "favourite" media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who has declared that the plane was most likely hijacked and is hiding where the US and China can't find it. What's his theory? The plane is hiding in Northern Pakistan, "like Bin Laden." Now, considering Mr Murdoch began his professional life as a journalist, he should know better than to make wild accusations without evidence. Then again, this is the man who controls Fox News. In any case Murdoch's theories don't have any evidence to support them, and the distance from Southern Vietnam to Northern Pakistan is quite long — someone would've noticed.

It Was Orchestrated To Obtain Patent Rights

As I mentioned before, there were some 20 employees from Freescale Semiconductor onboard flight MH370. One theory that has come to light is that, similar to the life insurance scam, the plane was deliberately destroyed to get hold of patent rights. Apparently, a patent was approved four days after the disappearance of the flight, and it's being reported that the right to the patent were split five ways — 20% to Freescale Semiconductor and 20% each to four employees, all of whom were passengers on the plane. With them out of the way, Freescale Semiconductor have complete control of the patent (reportedly #8671381).

The Pilot Shadowed Another 777 To Stay Off The Radar

One of the biggest mysteries is how MH370 disappeared from the radar so suddenly. A theory has arisen that if the disappearance is down to the pilot, he could have shadowed another 777 aircraft in the vicinity in order to hide from radar pings. The flight in question, Singapore Airlines 68, was in the same general area as MH370 at the time and a skilled pilot could follow closely enough to fly undetected. If this is the case it could mean the plane could be anywhere from Thailand to Turkmenistan.

Honourable Mention #1: It's On Mars

Another theory from those crazy folks at Reddit, this is less a theory and more rampant speculation. The user speculates that in the year 2040, humanity will be in the process of landing on the planet Mars when they discover the chassis of the missing MH370 embedded in the red rock. The chances of this happening are absolutely miniscule, and maybe the person who wrote the post has been smoking too many drugs, but it's an interesting read that's worthy of its own science fiction novel.

Honourable Mention #2: MH370 vs. Oceanic 815

Anyone who's seem Lost will have instantly recognised the similarities between the disappearance of MH370 and the fictional Oceanic 815. Now, no-one is actually claiming that MH370 crashed on an island populated by polar bears and a smoke monster, but it is really spooky how similar the two stories actually are. Even more so when you consider that it's the programme's 10th anniversary this year...(cast members have reportedly been told not to answer questions regarding the MH370 at the reunion).

Honourable Mention #3: Something Plausible

All the theories I've talked about have mostly been put together with little, or no, evidence. But there is one theory that's begun to circulate, one that actually could make a lot of sense. Posting on Google+, pilot Chris Goodfellow has speculated that the disappearance was caused by an on board fire, a fire that would have taken the transponder offline. His reasoning is that the left turn the pilot made would put the plane on a course with Langkawi Airport in Malaysia, the closest airport from MH370's last known location — an action that suggests something was wrong with the plane. But where did this fire come from? His theory is that the front landing gear may have caught fire during takeoff due to a poorly inflated tyre (which has happened in the past). A tyre fire would cause incapacitating smoke that would take the pilot and copilot out of commission leaving the plane to cruise until the autopilot failed. Until the plane's black box is found then there's no discernible proof that this is correct, but it's the most plausible explanation we have so far.

Despite the abundance of theories available on the internet, we don't have any solid evidence to be able to know exactly what happened to MH370. Until we find the plane, it will remain one of life's great mysteries — like why the dinosaurs died out, or why Firefly remains cancelled. Let's just hope they find it soon, so the families of those on board can have some closure.


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    well with all the media attention that this missing flight has been getting, im starting to wonder whats be covered up elsewhere in the world.

      Agreed, this is misdirection

      Funny you should say that. I was just checking my usual news website, and of the two main international stories, MH370 and Crimea, I was irresistibly drawn to the former. Which made me suddenly realise how a big news story like the Ukraine-Russia crisis can be overshadowed by an arguably smaller one in terms of global geopolitical etc. significance but with a strong 'human angle' and a bit of mystery to boot. Now, I'm not saying that Russia shot down the plane or that the one Russian passenger onboard hijacked it or anything, but to paraphrase Jo Moore (on 9/11), "this would be a good [month] to bury bad news"...

      Remember that they were all saying that the US eavesdropping on peoples emails and internet activities was a conspiracy .Barrack obama came out and said that it was all bull as well. Then snowden came out and dropped a bomb and told everyone that what they all thought was a conspiracy to be actually true!.
      http://beforeitsnews.com/conspiracy-theories/2014/04/mh370-diego-garcia-calls-for-empty-cargo-ship-for-travel-and-relocation-moving-bodies-2461392.html

        FFS, let them read my damn e-mails if it helps avoiding another terrorist attack! This day in age, come on... I don't have anything to hide that would have an Official at my door... they might get a boner at best. If you do have have something shady on your computer/e--mail, I hope they catch onto you and read your sh*#!!!!!! But then again, I'm just a dumb Canadian, what do I know.

          If the Official does get a boner over your email, he just might turn up at your door.

          Seriously though, the vast majority of people would have nothing to hide in an email, and any idiot who does communicate nefarious plots through email deserves to be caught.

          I love how some of these people worried about their phone calls being listened to, and emails read think someone is sitting their listening word for word and reading every email sent.
          The programs they use to monitor these communications looks and hears for key words and patterns that might suggest wrong doing, words such as murder, president, hijack, plane, white house would be used thousands of times a day, it would only be when they are in a certain structure that the email or call would be flagged, and then monitored.
          If they did listen and read every email, there would be no unemployment and everyone would be a government employee listening to or reading each others emails.

      You probably don't want to know...... I seriously debated on bringing a child into this messed up world five years ago.

      Maybe the plane had so much swag, that when they were in mid air, the swag overloaded and the plane simply swagged so much that it turned into sweg.....and that is why they went through the black hole and now live on krypton...... And met super swagman.... So now they got swag, sweg, swig and swug.... But they have not yet uncovered the secret of swog

    The patent one sounds most plausible, and they didn't want these electronic warfare experts to fall into chinese hands with conflict on the horizon (why are we buying 86 F35s again?)

    You also have to take into account, the freescale had just finished making a new radar chip
    The 20 employees on the plane had contracts with the US department of defense, that's a pretty big risk, stupidity or premeditated?
    That Freescale is owned by Blackstone which is controlled by a Rothschild (dig!)

    Everyone is overlooking that Diego Garcia was one of the three programmed destinations on the pilot's flight simulator at home
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2584123/Revealed-Malaysian-Airlines-pilot-high-security-US-base-Diego-Garcia-programmed-homemade-flight-simulator-deleted-data-just-taking-control-missing-plane.html

    And then there's the Maldives residents who claim they saw the plane, very close to Diego Garcia
    http://metro.co.uk/2014/03/18/flight-mh370-residents-on-remote-island-in-maldives-saw-jet-matching-missing-malaysia-airlines-planes-description-4640688/

    Former NSA Jim Stone puts together the most plausible picture of what happened
    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/03/all-eyes-on-diego-garcia-2920270.html?currentSplittedPage=0

    Who controls DIego Garcia?
    Why does the MSM give every theory airtime except Diego Garcia?
    Who can make the media go on a wild goose chase to hide a stolen plane?

    How to steal a plane
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nt4Z1tUHgE

      Another interesting titbit is the engines on that make of plane send a signal to satellites to update information about the engines whenever the plane lands. The signal was sent, hence the plane landed somewhere.
      Whenever something odd happens anywhere in the world. The US is usually behind it. I think the plane landed in Garcia for whatever reason and then was flown in the opposite direction and dumped at sea. The opposite direction is toward Australia which is where they are finding bits floating in the ocean. Also. There is the strange occurrence about the flight going off the airport radars but was still visible to military radars for a while longer. It has also been mentioned that the US radar equipped planes (the ones with the big disk thing mounted above the plane ) can also block the reception of other planes when they are near it.

        How much are tinfoil hats going for these days?

          I'm selling my used one for $5 OBO........

    You are missing the best bizarre theory "The Case of the Mysterious Cargo"

    "The theory goes further attacking the US government by linking this cargo with the suspicious death of two highly trained US Navy Seals -- Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44, who had been allegedly protecting the cargo on board the US cargo ship. Also it adds that Moscow had alerted China's ministry of state security (MSS) about the flight carrying 'highly suspicious' cargo before the flight."

    So the plane was intercepted by the US Air Force and diverted to a secret base on Garcia Atol off the west coast of Malaysia. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) Officials from the US are flown to Garcia Atol to investigate, as well as some equivalent Chinese Disease Control officials to investigate.

    The two Navy Seals were to be believed to have died of a Heroin overdose aboard the cargo ship, the same cargo ship that was made famous by the Captain Phillips movie of all things. Thus adding to the conspiracy that they were silenced.

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      Have you heard of this conspiracy theory re the disappearance of MH 370? The story goes like this:

      The American is withdrawing from the Afghanistan, one of their command and control system (used for controlling the pilotless drones) was hijacked by the Talebans when the American transport convoy was moving down from one of the hill top bases. The Talebans ambushed the convoy and killed 2 American Seal personnel, seized the equipment/weapons, including the command and control system which weighed about 20 tons and packed into 6 crates. This happened about a month ago in Feb 2014.

      What the Talebans want is money. They want to sell the system to the Russian or the Chinese. The Russian is too busy in Ukraine. The Chinese are hungry for the system's technology. Just imagine if the Chinese master the technology behind the command and control system, all the American drones will become useless. So the Chinese sent 8 top defense scientists to check the system and agreed to pay millions for it.

      Sometime in early Mar 2014, the 8 scientists and the 6 crates made their way to Malaysia, thinking that it was the best covert way to avoid detection. The cargo was then kept in the Embassy under diplomatic protection.

      Meanwhile the American has engaged the assistance of Israeli intelligence, and together they are determined to intercept and recapture the cargo.

      The Chinese calculated that it will be safe to transport it via civilian aircraft so as to avoid suspicion. After all the direct flight from KL to Beijing takes only 4 and half hours, and the American will not hijack or harm the civilian. So MH370 is the perfect carrier.

      There are 5 American and Israeli agents onboard who are familiar with Boeing operation. The 2 "Iranians" with stolen passports could be among them.

      When MH370 is about to leave the Malaysian air space and reporting to Vietnamese air control, one American AWAC jammed their signal, disabled the pilot control system and switched over to remote control mode. That was when the plane suddenly lost altitude momentarily.

      How the AWAC can do it ? Remember 911 incident ? After the 911 incident, all Boeing aircraft (and possibly all Airbus) are installed with remote control system to counter terrorist hijacking. Since then all the Boeing could be remote controlled by ground control tower. The same remote control system used to control the pilotless spy aircraft and drones.

      The 5 American/Israeli agents soon took over the plane, switched off the transponder and other communication system, changed course and flew westwards. They dare not fly east to Philippines or Guam because the whole South China Sea air space was covered by Chinese surveillance radar and satellite.

      The Malaysian, Thai and Indian military radars actually detected the unidentified aircraft but did not react professionally.

      The plane flew over North Sumatra, Anambas, South India and then landed at Maldives (some villagers saw the aircraft landing), refuelled and continued its flight to Garcia Deigo, the American Air Base in the middle of Indian Ocean. The cargo and the black box were removed. The passengers were silenced via natural means, lack of oxygen. They believe only dead person will not talk. The MH370 with dead passengers were air borne again via remote control and crashed into South Indian Ocean, make it to believe that the plane eventually ran out of fuel and crashed, and blame the defiant captain and copilot.

      The American has put up a good show. First diverting all the attention and search effort in the South China Sea while the plane made their way to Indian Ocean. Then they came out with some conflicting statement and evidence to confuse the world. The Australian is the co-actor.

      The amount of effort put up by China, in terms of the number of search aircraft, ships and satellites, searching first the South China Sea, then the Malacca Straits and the Indian Ocean is unprecedented. This showed that the China is very concerned, not so much because of the many Chinese civilian passengers, but mainly the high technicians.

        Yep, I'll go with this one!

        No one actually believes this shit do they? Makes a good story though I'm almost desperate to profit off this shit as a Tom Clancy book ;)

        Wowah looking forward to seeing this on the big screen!

        Only problem is.. why is this the safe route to transport technology.. there are too many 'red tapes' to transport via an airline.. they might as well transport via land, from Malaysia, through Thailand, through Vietnam then to China..
        And why did the technology ended up in Malaysia, why not move from Taliban through Pakistan to China.. that would be easier..

        The theory looks good to anti-Western chaps but too stupid to others:

        -Russia is too busy with Ukraine: Russia is not that stupid to miss the fortune just because of the Ukraine crisis.
        -Smuggle out 20 tons of equipments to Malaysia was that so easy? In such a short time? and by what? If by plane why didn't just fly directly to China :D
        -"The American has put up a good show" : US was the first said the plane may crash at India Ocean, after the crash few days. Continue telling others searching at South China Sea or Keeping silence should be better isn't it?

        The only thing seem to be ok is: "This showed that the China is very concerned, not so much because of the many Chinese civilian passengers, but mainly the high technicians." -> This is absolute correct given how it behaved in SARS outbreaks and tainted milk scandals in the past. Anyway, those Chinese passenger relatives made too much noise and behaved like hooligans -> too annoy to the government -> made the government focus more on the technicians instead :D

        Come on people:

        #1) The US is in so much debt to China, do you seriously think either country would create such an International F/U just to F*#% around? If China cut off credit to the US...... better have some cash buried in your back yard. If you think the economy sucks now.... start digging.

        #2) We are NOT going to know what the hell happend until we know. That may never come out.

        Sounds like the real deal

    MAYBE.....
    It was a plane that had Alien Cloaking Technology on it and the and when the people tried to hijack it with their Mobile phone at the right time when the Meteor was hitting it, AT the same time the people from Freescale were shooting it down for the patent rights, sending the plane back in time, because of the alien tech and the meteor rich in Tacheyon, or Chronoton, Particles to the USA so they could reverse engineering it for the plans to make the 777 but all the while keeping it in tact so they could frame some terrorist cells by planting a nuclear warhead on it and blowing up something 'Murican so they can invade another country for their oil reserves or maybe to make it easier for the illuminati to put in oppressive laws to make global domination easier. But then while it is on route to be "hijacked" it gets hit with the Meteor simultaneously getting shot down by Freescale..............

    Is that all of them?

    Also no offence to America

    Also, what are the odds of Prince William and Kate Middleton visiting the Maldives in the same week!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91dW9pUA1BI&feature=kp

    The plane most definitely wound up i a chop shop, stripped down and sold off for parts. Passengers and crew probably faced a similar fate. Black market organ trafficking is big business.

      Wow! I thought this one as well.All taken off the plane and used for Black market organ trafficking.Or after watching the first episode of the Second season of 'The 'Bridge'injected with a deadly pneoumonic virus.Only instead of using a ship they decided to use the entire occupants on a passenger plane.

        You guys are kidding right?

    Im all up for a combination...

    A while back an Iranian employed at nasa stashed loads of documents in a storage locker. These were discovered by accident and he was charged with spying. The tie in would be the USA didnt get all the documents. Some made it to friends in Iran. They then acted to export the documents to a Chinese buyer and they travelling under stolen passports were on the plane with the cargo when it was shot down by a us missile frigate in the area to stop china getting the tech.

    Despite all the joking which I find distasteful, there are real and plausible possibliities that it will yet turn up. My theory is that is was indeed commandeered and flown to SE Asia, Laos or Cambodia most likely. There are Viet Nam era airbases there where it could have landed and been camoflaged to hide it and then the passengers taken to hiding places. We'll know if the hijackers make an announcement sometime ithe next week or so.
    There is no logical reason to fly the plane to the southern Ocean and ditch it there. There was no note claiming responsibility and they definetly have NOT found any evidence that it is there. The Governments involved know more than they are letting on or they don't know a damn thing. I would believe the time warp or alien theory before I will believe that they just flew toward the south pole till they ran out of gas. No one would do such a thing with absolutely no reason.

    Well, if some of the above are not the oddest theories I have ever seen!!! Now that it is fairly sure that the flight has gone down in the Southern Indian Ocean and that some samples of wreckage are about to be drawn from the Ocean there, what is the likelyhood that the pilots programmed the inflight path to Beijing into the Auto pilot and then? A totally incapacitating fire took out the computer and instrumentation and reset the path to..... wherever.

    Plausible but.... the pilots refused to let this happen without some input at correction. Most pilots don't want to kill themselves their crew and passengers so they take every action neccessary to aid in a safe landing. Then....after this action the crew still flying blind correct the flight path, BUT, get it 180 degrees out and instead of flying onto their destination while they do everything possible to get back in touch and save the aircraft, they head in exactly the wrong way.

    If you plot the path from Beijing to the supposed crash point 2000 klms of the West Australian coast (using G Earth) you will see 1: the flight distance is the close to the same from Malaysia take off point and that to the crash point and 2: That it is exactly 180 degrees out.

    Now if you dont have communication and you dont know where you are going you could try and get the plane onto its normal path, thats the easiest way to get found if you do crash. But what if by some mischance you befuddled as you could be in that situation, you wrongly put in the path upside down so to speak.

    What you have is a plane flying exactly the wrong way until it's fuel exhausted it crashes into the most unlikely place in the world. This gives rise to all sorts of theories, none of which will be proven true until that little Orange Flight data recorder is found and examined.

    Neil

      What's the bet they never find the black box's. They weren't in the plane when it crashed. Black box's are suppose to send a signal for 30 days if they are under water. They are also made to survive any plane accident.

    Most likely the two Iranian passengers travelling on stolen passports were "disappeared", along with hundreds of innocent people. Calls placed to passenger mobile phones which rang continually after the disappearance indicate that the plane landed in an area with a mobile network.. a big "oops" for those responsible for this disappearance. This is a massive, outrageous lie foisted on the public.. on the scale of the destruction of the World Trade Centre in September 2001.

      I have the same opinion as you, also as that of nivek yentrouc.

      What is so funny, the reportings by media that Iranian businessman, the 2 with stolen passports, the flight simulator with missing data, and as you said the phones that still had coverage(which cannot have coverage if it is on the oceans surface). And the plane spotted flying low over Maldives, plus the human intervention switching off transponder with Acars system and terse statement of something in the lines of: okay, good night. How can all this just now be ignored?

      Who would have a flight simulator at home(being a full time pilot) and thus doesnt really switch off from work related stuff?

      My opinion is the governments that are participating in this search all very well knows whats really going on, and maybe rather want to sell a story that the boeing is buried on the sea floor, than wanting to suffer the consequences to extract the boeing from whoever has it, not so?

      So I think the hope is to sell the story like this to the public so that the close families and such of the missing passsengers can find 'closure', and that everyone else can move on.

      And also, there is quite a expense involved for this search, using many resources like specialist type submarines and planes collecting intel, all these things can cost time and with that loads of money. So operationally, I think they
      d rather have it that the boeing has crashed in the ocean, south of Australia.

      But to me, there are just too many things/facts that count in favour of hijacking, than a plain and simple crashing in water, which holds no logic and or reason for that.

      Just weird how they neglect these previous facts now, when they come up with newer stories.

      And as they`ve gone through MANY satellites in beginning stages of this story, and then said NO visual evidence of any crashes or explosions, just funny where all of the sudden the latest satellite imagery comes from, not so?

      So in my opinion, like nivek yentrouc has as a option above, there is more than meets the eye here.

      This all was my opinion in the beginning since it went missing, and still is.

      To me it reeks the stealthiness carried out - Sept 911.

      But this all is just my opinion.

        You people need to stop this myth about mobile phones. If a mobile phone has registered on a foreign mobile network (roaming) and is switched off or out of range, the mobile phone system of the home country will give any caller a ringing sound until it redirects the mobile call from the home network to the roaming network. This will take even longer if the phone is switched off or out of range, because the phone system will first check the home network, the last know roaming network. And then give up and give you a busy one, or more normally an automated message.

        I tested this, by asking a colleague from China to turn off his roaming Chinese mobile phone. I then rang his mobile phone. Guess what? It rang at my end but not at his, then afters a while I got a recorded message.

        Simple.

          I completely agree with you. People are paying too much credence to the fact that phones were ringing. The phones will ring momentarily as the roaming carrier will try and locate the phone.

    Firstly I don't want to acuse the pilot of any wrong doing because to be honest I have no idea what so ever. But I had a thought and decided to share it here which does acuse the pilot...
    What if the Pilot deliberatley cause a malfunction in the plane, something quite serious... His plan was to land this plane safley at one of the airports he had programmed into his Fligh Sim, either Diego Garcia or Male in the Maldives... His plan was to create an incident in which the plane was going down but he was able to land it safely and save all those on board becoming a hero! But, something went wrong with the plan, they either missed Male or Deigo Garcia due to issues and just kept on going until eventually going down in the southern Indian Ocean.
    I did hear that the Maldives did not pick up any plane on their radar at that time... but Malaysia knew that night the plane changed course but they happily let search and rescue continue in the South China Sea... something just doesn't add up!

    Not usually one to buy into CT ideas but agree - way more to this than meets the eye....

    "Fire On-board" theories?
    Ok, so let me get this straight....
    Plane catches fire, roughly an hour or so after takeoff.
    Smoke knocks out crew as they try to change course for an emergency landing.
    PLANE CONTINUES TO FLY FOR 6+ HOURS.
    WHILE ON FIRE.

      That can very, very easily happen; Autopilot will keep it flying fine for quite a long time.
      In fact that is an excellent explanation for the whole disappearance.

        Yes, Autopilot can keep a plane flying until it eventually runs out of fuel. But I highly doubt it could fly for 6 hours WHILE BURNING. Carrying a shipment of Li-on batteries AND a crapload of jetfuel? Once a fire got out of control, it would have gone down pretty bloody quickly. Even if the fire was contained, but the cabin was still full of toxic smoke, it still doesn't explain it. You smell smoke WAY before the point where it gets bad enough to kill you, and oxygen masks would have been activated. And it ignores the point of why the Autopilot was set to direct the plane to one of the most isolated places on the planet.

          Perhaps the smoke was very toxic. It doesn't take much to poison the air... You don't even have to smell or see fumes. And a fire doesn't have to be very large or hot to produce it. It could have just burned itself out after producing enough toxic fumes to affect people.
          - I've inadvertently produced topic fumes while working on projects inside my house, not even knowing, till I looked over and saw the gas burner on the stove was burning with a bright green flame.

          With the autopilot, maybe it was only set to fly the plane level and straight, not to change headings- a disoriented, dizzy pilot could have turned the plane and the autopilot would have kept it flying in that direction.

          This is totally hypothetical, but it's very simple to come up with explanations for these things.

            Planes have very sensitive smoke detectors placed all around the plane. They would of gone off before anyone would be overcome by the fumes. The pilot would then transmit by radio of what was happening. The last transmission of the pilots gave no indication of anything out of the normal

              Smoke detectors detect a radioactive carbon isotope in smoke. If no carbon is produced in the particular fire (unlikely but possible), or if the smoke detector in the location isn't working or deemed to be a false alarm...? False alarms and ignored warnings because a detector is producing a lot of false positives do happen.

        Sorry, but, that is NOT an excellent explanation.... that is an EASY explanation.

    Happy for the concern and all but I'm afraid to say that it's a plane that has fallen out of the sky for what ever reason and has met an unfortunate end... We with any logic or interest in the world at large are shitting ourselves in Australia... We are already being converged on by china and everyone seems to be believing this shit about some innocent plane going down whilst china is moving in for the kill... Do you honestly believe that this story demands the coverage it's getting when ten of thousand children in India from ages of 2 months are getting sold, per based and killed a year. Our bourders are not protected and our friends with backbone are few... We are fucked!

    There are a surprising amount of coincidences, it's pretty crazy.

    http://chadizzy3.blogspot.com/2014/03/malaysian-airlines-mh370-modern-day.html

    No mention of Sarah Palin's claim that the plane flew straight into heaven?

    It will happen again. A t org only needs to threaten pilot with complete wipeout of their family.

    Since the plain was spotted at the Maldives flying south to Diego Garcia, a military US/GB base and the last 'ping' received from the satcom engine monitoring system was near that airbase ... it seems more than likely it landed on the long enough air strip there ... after that ... who knows

    I quite liked the theory that it was Russia, done to divert attention away from the ongoing situations in Crimea. Which actually seemed to work fairly well, well we've been hearing about is this bloody plane (even when there's no new to report!), while at the same time Russia is busy invading another country.

      That didn't invade any country. They were there to protect the crimeans who voted unanimously to side with Russia

    My theory.
    pilot wanted to dissappear for an unknown reason. Maybe financial. 
    He knows that the Chinese passengers are wealthy and are wearing millions in diamonds and gold.
    He sends Co pilot out of cockpit. He locks him out. Flies to 45000 feet. Puts on his oxygen mask. Depresurizes cabin. Everyone dies.
    Then flies down to lower altitude. Sets new westerly course. Dumps fuel and flies as slowly as possible. 
    Goes into cabin. Collects all diamonds and gold. 
    And then at the right time when flight path is over an island bails out with a parachute ala db . Cooper. 
    The plane flies on till fuel is gone and crashes.
    He dissappears with untraceable gold and diamonds to start a new life.
    Look at land where plane crossed for any clues and interview locals for parachute sitings. 
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      This is what happened, something similar to this is what I speculated

    Another theory people are speculating here. US Army withdrawn from Afghanistan escaping numerous and continuous attacks by Taliban in 2013. They fled away in a rush, leaving behind abundance of equipment. Including one thing they shouldn't leave; DRONE CONTROLLER. Taliban acquired it and offered it to several parties. One paid the highest bid; CHINA. They are master of reverse engineering and a great imitator. The controller later disassembled and repacked in few parcels. US knew about this, so freighting it via military aircraft will be futile. From Pakistan, parcels were sent via commercial aircrafts, batch by batch. Malaysia is the transit before 'special cargos' were sent to Beijing, China. Malaysia Airline's MH370 brought with them the last 'piece of the puzzle'. US won't allow this. This can't by anyhow to arrived at Beijing. It can't be shot down as it will create problems for US in the future. As many knows, most aircraft can be remotely control. The aircraft's control was 'hijacked' ( 30 minutes after departure it suddenly lost altitude and after that lost from radar ). This happened during interchange of control. Malaysia's Air Force radar detected the aircraft's made a U-turned, heading to Indian ocean. There's a US Military Base complete with landing strip. What happened after that, only God knows.

    My money is on a fire caused by the 200kg cargo of lithium ion batteries onboard. I have not heard if that oil rig worker's story checked out, but if so then this scenario makes the most sense. Fire would have burnt very hot and perhaps only for a short period of time depending on how close it was to other items in the cargo hold. perhaps it was even hot enough to burn straight through the aluminium underside of the plane and fall out into the ocean (or exploded creating a hole), depressurising the plane and perhaps taking out electrical systems immediately beneith it. Plane filled with toxic smoke knocking out everyone on board but not before pilot was able to divert to a nearby airport to attempt a landing. Plane then flew on autopilot until fuel ran out and crashed into southern indian ocean.

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/lithium-ion-batteries-create-major-problems-on-boeing-dreamliner-787-a-878160.html

    "The lithium-ion batteries, however, are at risk of catching fire or exploding, and they can become hot enough to melt the aluminium used to build airplanes."

    The plane never flew off Malaysia airport, the passengers are still hiding in the airport, via a bunker.. what flew was another plane, pretended to by MH370..
    All the passengers were made safe due to a plan by UN for world peace.. the idea is to fabricate a plane crash in order that all nations unite together in the search.. this will grant the trend for world collaboration..
    The passengers are alive and kicking, enjoying nice food, nice housing, and good money,.. however, they cannot reveal the truth, they will be send to another country to enjoy a good life.. or when the time is right, they will be revealed.. this plot was to stop any possible WWW III scenario..

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