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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: New Book Solves Mystery — Except Book’s Own Author Says It Doesn’t

The Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mystery has been solved.

At least, that’s the claim made in the advance information released online by the publisher of a new book about the missing plane, which claims that the book by aviation expert and frequent CNN commentator David Soucie provides “a riveting, page-turning narrative that answers the mystery the rest of the world just couldn’t solve.”

The baffling disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight has set off a chain reaction of confusion extending from the top levels of the official investigation, now apparently down through the online and commercial efforts of independent experts — because Soucie himself has now declared the selling point of his own book, as stated by its publisher, is “preposterous.”

In addition to appearing on the website of Skyhorse Publishing, which says on its site that Publishers Weekly calls it “the fastest-growing small publisher in America,” the same description appears on the Amazon page for the book.

Even the book’s own title, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The Plane, the Passengers—and the True Story of What Happened to the Missing Aircraft, implies that the book contains new revelations that answer the confounding questions around the March 8 incident, when the Boeing 777-200 carrying 238 passengers and crew simply disappeared from the sky.

The book’s online description was met with sarcasm from another independent Flight 370 investigator, Jeff Wise.

Despite an ongoing, multinational, and multimillion dollar search effort, not a single trace of the plane has yet been discovered.

Soucie also disavowed the cover image that appears on the book’s Amazon page, seen above in the Jeff Wise tweet.

The aircraft depicted on the cover is clearly a propeller-powered plane — possibly one of the search aircraft, but also just as likely a poorly selected stock image. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was a Boeing 777-200 which of course is powered by jet engines, as is any large commercial airliner.

The actual Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing, bearing the registration number 9M-MRO, can be seen in the photo at top, taking off from Charles De Gaulle Airport in France in December of 2011.

The Skyhorse Publishing page for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The Plane, the Passengers—and the True Story of What Happened to the Missing Aircraft does not appear to contain an image of the book’s cover.

Soucie expressed his displeasure with the book cover on his Twitter account as well.

According to its Amazon page, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The Plane, the Passengers—and the True Story of What Happened to the Missing Aircraft will be published on February 17, 2015.

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