French investigators are increasingly concerned that MH370 was actually hijacked by terrorists after evidence regarding the crash started to emerge.
According to the Express, Serge Mackowiak, the deputy public prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the aviation mystery, told a press conference that terrorism is currently being “actively investigated” in conjunction with the crash.
Nobody has ever been arrested in connection with the disappearance of flight MH370, even though numerous suspects were questioned by authorities about it. Several conspiracy theories regarding the disappearance of the plane insisted that it was hijacked.
One even speculated that the one Russian and two Ukranian passengers onboard worked together to hijack MH370 and then flew it to Kazakhstan. Another has focused on the chance that the two MH370 pilots diverted the plane off its course by thousands of miles. However, each of these theories have been debunked by officials, with the latter being refuted because no evidence has been gathered that suggests either Captain Zaharie Shah or First Office Fariq Hamid received funds or had a motive to do so.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that a part of the “flaperon” from MH370 had been discovered on the island of Reunion, which is a beach on the French Indian Ocean. This was the first sign of any wreckage of the plane since it disappeared on March 8, 2014 — 16 months ago.
A report examined the CCTV recordings in the Kuala Lumpur airport before the night of the plane’s disappearance, and it insisted that the duo didn’t show any signs that they were about to conduct a terrorist act, and they both were behaving normally. The report, via the Independent, insisted their “gait, posture, facial expressions, and mannerism[s]” were all normal.
Over the last four years, there have been six hijackings of planes. Only one of these was conducted by a recognized terrorist group. This was in China in 2012, but the terrorists were overpowered by other passengers, and the plane was then able to land safely.
Another saw a first officer divert a plane from Roma to Geneva in an attempt to seek asylum, while back in March, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz crashed his Airbus A320 into the Alps and killed all 150 passengers onboard. The disappearance of flight MH370 means that 239 passengers and crew are still missing, and their family members are now eagerly waiting for further evidence regarding their plight.
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