The missing Malaysia plane is stumping experts today as not a trace of the ill-fated flight has been found. The oil slicks that were once a glimmer of hope as to locating the downed jet were tested and found not to be jet fuel, ruling out this possibility.
On Monday, March 10, Reuters reports that the latest press conference is calling this an "unprecedented mystery today" as 10 countries scour thousands of miles of ocean and come up with absolutely nothing.
The two passengers using stolen passports to board the missing Malaysia flight purchased their tickets at the same time. One of those suspects has been identified by Malaysia law enforcement and “he is not Malaysian,” reports Malyasia’s Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
The Huffington Post today reports that passports were listed with Interpol as stolen, but apparently no one checked before the two suspects became passengers on this missing Malaysia Airline flight. While one of the passengers who used a fake passport was identified by Malaysian authorities, they will not release any information on this person, not even what country they hail from.
This morning news reports that the two oil slicks found in the area where the downed flight was expected to be located are not from the missing Malaysia jet. They have ruled out that possibility after testing the substance which proved not to be jet fuel. Also authorities stated that this is still considered a "search and rescue" mission today.
Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the passengers looked to be of Asian descent using stolen European passports, but a nationality was not confirmed. It is reported this morning that more “suspect passengers” have been discovered, but they will not say just how many passengers, reports the Miami Herald this weekend.
Hopes were high on Sunday night that debris spotted from the air were from the ill-fated flight, but when boats investigated they found that the few floating objects were not connected to the missing Malaysia Airline jet. Theories on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are plentiful, but there is no evidence to support that any of these speculated scenarios caused this aircraft to seemingly disappear into thin air.
Theories of missing Malaysia flight 370 from some of the experts:
*Due to the lack of a debris field, which is an extremely odd occurrence, the plane could have entered the water intact. This means that the reason a debris field cannot be found is because there isn’t one if the plane did indeed stay whole and didn’t break up when hitting the water.
Two experts touched on this Sunday. Richard Quest, the aviation expert with CNN and Jim Kallstrom, the man who was the lead FBI investigator on the downing of flight 800 over water off the shores of New York in the 90’s.
Did this plane enter the water intact and is it laying in one piece on the ocean floor off Vietnam?
*On Monday morning the Huffington Post reported that a source involved in the Malaysia Airline investigation believes that a lack of debris field suggests the plane exploded and disintegrated. It is likely this happened at around 35,000 feet, the source claims. Again, this is just a theory offered by someone close to the investigation.
*The possibility of terrorists taking over the flight, would be one way to account for the lack of communication from the pilots when they turned the plane around as if they were headed back to Malaysia, suggested the lead FBI investigator for flight 800, Kallstrom.
He was interviewed by “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Sunday. The pilots would have radioed their intent before making that turn. This is suggesting to Kallstrom that the pilots were not in control of the plane at the time. This veteran investigator said that his experience would indicate a look at the pilots if this turns out to be some type of a hijacking or terrorist event.
One of the pilots did have a Boeing 777 simulator in his home, but by all accounts he was a very good man, who was a tech geek and enjoyed using the simulator to fly through all types of scenarios. Friends and co-workers said that there was no way he would be involved in anything other than getting the passengers safely to their destinations.
*A former Malaysia pilot said for the plane to go missing without warning, something catastrophic would have had to happen. He suggested something like a total electrical failure would need to happen for the pilots not to be able to communicate with air traffic control.
This missing flight has stumped experts, pilots and most everyone in the aviation field today. A plane just doesn't disappear into thin air. The jet had only seven hours of fuel on board at the time it disappeared from the radar screen, so it came down somewhere, but where that is no one knows today.