Ten days ago, a Malaysian Airline’s Kuala Lumpur – Beijing flight went missing mysteriously. No definite information has been made available to the families of the passengers or to the public as of now. What could have happened to the Boeing 777 aircraft with 12 crewmembers and 227 passengers on board? Several theories are being formulated globally regarding the MH 370 mystery. We do not have other options than to buy these theories unless some solid evidence concerning the jetliner missing becomes public.
Theory 1: Hijacking by Pirates or Terrorists
There is a possibility that the pilots were not the only ones on the plane with flight experience. The New York Times reported that the plane flew erratically and that its altitude drastically fluctuated. Officials said those details could mean any number of things, including that the person at the controls had some flight experience.
Unfortunately, that means investigators cannot rule out trained pirates or terrorists.ABC News also reported that CIA Director John Brennan said the agency is still considering terrorism a possibility. He even went so far as to say that there are already unconfirmed claims of responsibility for the plane’s disappearance.
Theory 2: Pilot Suicide
One of the many theories hovering around MH370 disappearance is of the pilot suicide. This would not be the first time when something like pilot suicide can occur. Two plane crashes (1997 Silk Air crash on a flight from Singapore to Jakarta and a 1999 Egypt Air flight) in history are a suspected cause of pilot suicide.
Though there is no evidence of any wrongdoing on the pilot’s part, still Malaysian police is working to find out their psychological background, family life, and connections.
Theory 3: Pilot Sabotage
Recent developments in the MH370 study show a deliberate change in the course of the flight. Reuters reported that the plane diverted to a route well known among navigators.
That course – headed into the Andaman Sea and towards the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean – could only have been set deliberately, either by flying the Boeing 777-200ER jet manually or by programming the autopilot. There were deliberate attempts to shut off the planes data system and transponder as well.
The evidence suggests a knowledgeable pilot was controlling the plane, so the three theories above stand to be the strongest amidst whole lot of other theories. Rest all we can do is to pray for the happy return of MH370 with all the passengers and crew safe on board.