The BBC is reporting that the missing Malaysian plane may have landed.
The Malaysian Prime Minister confirmed during the press conference that what happened was deliberate and that Flight 370 ended its flight in a part of Central Asia known for its political unrest.
Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters:
“From this point onwards, the Royal Malaysian Air Force primary radar showed that an aircraft which was believed—but not confirmed—to be MH370 did indeed turn back. It then flew in a westerly direction back over peninsular Malaysia before turning northwest. Up until the point at which it left military primary radar coverage, these movements are consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane."
The area where the PM was talking about includes party of Kyrgyzstan and the province of Xinjiang, which is home to the Uyghurs, a violent separatist movement.
Who are the Uyghurs?
The Uyghurs are known for militancy. Two weeks ago, members of the organization armed with knives, killed 29 people at a train station.
777 able to fly on short runways
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was a Boeing 777 aircraft. It is capable of landing on shorter runways and on surfaces that are not smooth.
BBC reporter Jonah Fisher Tweeted that his sources indicate that the Malaysia Flight 370 has landed. "Being briefed by Malaysia officials they believe most likely location for MH370 is on land somewhere near Chinese/Kyrgyz border.”
Of course the big question is that if the plane lanced why have their been no ransom demands or claims of responsibility. Some are speculating that the plane was hijacked but that may have crashed before it could land. Others believe that flight 370 has landed but that terrorists are biding their time to generate more media attention to increase the impact of their action.
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