Was the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 hijacked? Officials say that they aren't ruling anything out at this point but some new details surrounding the missing plane suggest that there may have been a security breach of some kind. On March 8 CNN Live! reported that not one but two people who were supposed to be on Flight MH370 couldn't board because their passports were either lost or stolen (CNN).
When asked if foul play might have been involved, Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said that nothing was impossible. The airline is not speculating on what might have happened but are focusing on their search and rescue efforts at this time.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing about two hours into the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The aircraft lost contact with air traffic control and went off the map for several hours. With only about seven and a half hours of fuel on the aircraft, officials knew that the plane was down -- but whether it landed safely or it crashed was unclear.
Now it has been nearly 24 hours since the plane went missing and people are fearing the worst. As previously reported, families have reportedly been told to bring their passports (for identification purposes) to the "crash site."
If Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was hijacked or if the problem was something else (an explosion or something else), officials feel confident that the black box will provide the truth. Finding the aircraft, however, is of the utmost importance right now.
© Effie Orfanides 2014