Malaysia Airlines Plane Disappearance Was "Deliberate", This Just Confuses Everyone More
Although we are still far from solving the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, authorities have made one, significant conclusion: the Boeing 777's disappearance was a result of deliberate action. Which means someone, somewhere was behind it all — and the investigation has now changed focus accordingly.
As it stands, over 50 aircraft, 43 ships and fourteen countries are involved in the search for the missing jetliner, but on Saturday, officials also began looking into the passengers and the flight crew. "Malaysian authorities have refocused their investigation on crew and passengers aboard," Prime Minister Najib Razaktold said. "Evidence is consistent with someone acting deliberately from inside the plane.
While the Prime Minister himself was reluctant to call the "deliberate action" a hijacking, a Malaysian government official confirmed to CBS that it was pretty clear someone with significant flying experience had in fact hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. While authorities hadn't established a motive yet, or figured out where the plane could be, the official made it clear that hijacking was now beyond speculation: "It is conclusive," he told the news network.
The report leaves a lot unanswered, but in the meantime, the search for the aircraft will continue, with investigators now widening their area of focus. "The plane's last communication with the satellite was in one of two possible corridors: a northern corridor stretching approximately from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand, or a southern corridor stretching approximately from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean," Najib said.
The jet, carrying 239 people, disappeared less than an hour after taking from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing last week.