Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is still missing after 10 months, and investigators are looking into the very real possibility of sabotage. According to the Wall Street Journal, Malaysian officials believe that someone deliberately turned off the plane’s navigation system, and that someone in the cockpit shut off the transponder system, removing it from radar.
Of course, this theory suggests that someone intentionally took the Boeing 777 off course for one reason or another, but it still doesn’t answer the year-long question: Where is the missing plane now? This has been quite frustrating for the families of the 239 passengers and crew members who were on board the aircraft when it disappeared from radar on that fateful March day.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could be anywhere at this point, and while ships continue to comb through the rough, deep waters of the Indian Ocean, people are becoming more and more skeptical about what actually happened to the plane. According to the International Business Times, officials still believe that the plane is in the ocean, and that there’s a good chance that it’s still in “good condition,” perhaps even all in one piece.
“[Martin] Dolan, who heads the search operation being conducted from Australia, also told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that the plane could probably be in good condition despite being underwater for more than 10 months.”
Although there hasn’t been a single trace of the missing plane, search efforts are still going at full speed. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a new deep sea drone could be key in helping locate the fuselage. Since officials believe that the body of the plane is deep under the ocean’s surface, perhaps in a trench, this new drone might have more success than a ship or a plane, which can’t really get a proper scope of the rigid underwater terrain.
“A fourth ship now joining the search effort, the Australian Fugro Supporter, is equipped with an “autonomous underwater vessel” — in other words, a robot submarine, or drone — known as the Kongsberg HUGIN 4500 which can leave the ship on its own and search the bottom of the sea for any trace of [flight 370] without ties to a ship on the surface,” reports the Inquisitr.
Do you think Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be found this year? Do you think the plane is in the Indian Ocean?