One of the great conspiracies of recent years has been the disappearance of flight MH370. Since it’s disappearance there have been hundreds of rumors about the plane. Some say it was taken by North Korea, others say Vietnam took it. Some say the plane can be found on the moon—some even think the plane became invisible. This blog article is all about some of the wackiest, and most plausible reasons for the disappearance of flight MH370. What do you think happened to that plane?
North Korea Took it By Force
It didn’t take long for the most secretive nation in the world to be dragged into the MH370 rumor mill. Shortly after the plane disappeared, several conspiracy theorists questioned whether North Korea might be the “missing link” in the mystery. They pointed to South Korea’s claim that North Korea nearly took out a Chinese plane carrying 220 passengers on 5 March 2014, with Chinese Southern Airlines reportedly passing through the trajectory of a North Korean missile just seven minutes after it was fired. Three days later, MH370 disappeared.
Vladimir Putin Was Behind It
It was surely only a matter of time before Vladimir Putin was accused of being involved in the disappearance of the MH370. However, what is surprising is that the accusation has come from a comparatively reputable source. Jeff Wise, a US science writer who was central to CNN’s coverage of the MH370 last year has come up with the theory based on the so-called “pings” that the plane emitted for several hours after it apparently went missing. Apparently the plane’s hijackers “spoofed” the plane’s navigation data to give off the impression that it flew south, but in fact took the Boeing 777 north and landed it in the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which is leased from Kazakhstan by Russia. One question has been left unanswered. Why Vladimir Putin would want to hijack a plane filled with passengers and land it at a Russian space port.
The First Plane on the Moon
Three weeks after MH370 went missing, that a media outlet announced that the aircraft had been found… Where? They said it was found on the moon. Drawing attention to an unexplained blip on the radar seen close to flight MH370 before it disappeared, the outlet said that… “The simplest explanation is that this is an intergalactic spacecraft that has swallowed the Boeing 777 whole and transported it to the moon for some extra- terrestrial reason.”
Plane Down… Plane Down
Soon after MH370 went missing somebody noticed that the aircraft in question was the 404th Boeing 777 to have come off the production line. The significance? On the internet, a “404 error” message is returned when a web page can’t be found. It was therefore interpreted as a hidden message about the fate of the plane, although what it might signify about its fate was unclear.
Shot Down By The United States?
A former airline director who has been investigating the disappearance of flight MH370 has claimed that the missing plane was shot down by American fighter jets who feared that it had been hijacked and was about to be used to attack the US military base on the Indian Ocean atoll of Diego Garcia.
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