Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 remains one of the biggest mysteries of the past decade. The plane disappeared on March 8 2014, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on a trip to Beijing Capital International Airport from Kuala Lumpur. To this day, the event is the deadliest involving a Boeing 777 and in Malaysia Airlines history. A recent documentary from Channel 5 documentary put forward a new theory about the incident.
How did the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappear?
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off at 12.41am from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8, 2014.
After less than half an hour in the air, at 1.21am, the plane’s transponder stopped communicating.
One minute later at 1.22am, the plane disappeared from Thai military radar.
Between 1.21 to 1.28am, the plane appeared to have changed course, and by 1.30am civilian radar lost contact with the flight.
By 2.15am the plane was detected on military radar for the last time.
Searches for the aircraft began at 2.40am, and there is still no concrete cause for the plane’s disappearance.
Nineteen accident investigators concluded in the official report: “The team is unable to determine the real cause for the disappearance of MH370.”
What did Channel 5 documentary Flight MH370 reveal?
One documentary from Channel 5 simply titled ‘Flight MH370’ this year on March 12.
The documentary served to recap what happened as reported by investigators and present new theories as to what could have happened.
While there were a number of ideas put forward by those testifying, they are conjecture.
Science journalist and aviation author Jeff Wise claimed the disappearance was the result of an elaborate plot from Russian hijackers.
He said: “The plane was accelerating, it was climbing and that shows whoever was behind it knew how to fly a plane.
“Whoever was flying the aircraft knew about dead air space in air traffic control, which suggests they were deliberately hiding it from view.
“If this was an effort by Russia it could have put the plane directly on the path to Kazakhstan. This happened in the context just after Russia had annexed Crimea and was getting a lot of heat.”