Flight 8501 Missing: AirAsia Conspiracy Theories Surface Despite Differences From Flight 370

Flight 8501 has been missing for several hours now, and conspiracy theories have surfaced online despite the stark differences between this AirAsia flight and the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared off of radar back in March.

According to the Heavy, there are quite a few theories out there that could “explain” why these planes have gone missing. Although there is more evidence that suggests that AirAsia Flight QZ8501 got into trouble due to severe weather, some people think that there is something else going on — especially because the plane hasn’t been located yet.

The main conspiracy theory involves a future attack. Many people seem to think that “someone” is “collecting” planes, which they will use as weapons sometime in the future. The idea behind this is that terrorists will fly these planes into buildings or landmarks somewhere in the world in 9/11 type attacks.

There is also speculation that AirAsia flight 8501 was brought down by remote pilot override. There are some people who believe that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and MH17 were also taken down by someone “testing out” a system that would allow commercial airliners to be controlled remotely by someone on the ground. Since all three of these tragedies occurred in the same geographical area within months of each other, many think that there is something more going on than just a few freak accidents.

According to the Daily Beast, the way in which AirAsia is handling this missing plane is very different from the way that Malaysia Airlines handled things when one of their planes went missing. It does sound like the AirAsia plane ran into some inclement weather, and that something happened in the sky that the pilot couldn’t control.

“The difference was emphasized immediately after QZ8501 went missing. In marked contrast to the shambling and sometimes contradictory performance of Malaysia Airlines officials when MH370 apparently fell out of the sky, AirAsia rushed out the news, providing as much information as it had available. AirAsia’s website has a large headline at the top right, ‘Updates on AirAsia flight QZ8501,’ with the flight number in larger type. A click sends a user to a statement, a list of passenger nationalities, emergency call center numbers and other information.”

Without Flight 8501’s fuselage, however, there aren’t any definitive answers, which only leads to more finger pointing — and more conspiracy theories. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there have been plenty of conspiracy theories about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and those have continued to circulate and to grow because the Boeing 777 has not been found. If the AirAsia Airbus A320 is found, and officials do come to a conclusion about what happened to the plane, people will be less inclined to search for their own answers.

Do you think that the incidents involving these missing planes are related in any way?

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