Emirates CEO Tim Clark Says MH370 Was Being "Controlled" — And That The Truth's Been Buried
When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished without a trace earlier this year, it was presumed that something — or at least some explanation — would eventually turn up. For weeks, the disappearance hogged the media spotlight, with every day promising to bring us one step closer to solving the mystery. But weeks turned into months, and soon, there were more conspiracy theories than actual leads. Now, as the search continues, with the fate of the missing plane threatening to remain unknown forever, we have the latest: Emirates Chief Tim Clark thinks MH370 was being controlled, and that the truth is bring "buried." And his advice is kind of epic.
In a recent interview with Andreas Spaeth of German newspaper Der Spiegel, Clark, who's been the head of Emirates Airline since 1985, showed himself to be a true conspiracy theorist — or maybe just sensibly suspicious, depending on how you look at things. He told the magazine that "all the ‘facts’ of this particular incident must be challenged and examined with full transparency," adding that he “will continue to ask questions and make a nuisance of myself, even as others would like to bury it.”
His theory? “MH370 was, in my opinion, under control, probably until the very end.” He added:
My own view is that probably control was taken of that airplane. It's anybody's guess who did what. We need to know who was on the plane in the detail that obviously some people do know... Every single second of that flight needs to be examined up until it, theoretically, ended up in the Indian Ocean — for which they still haven’t found a trace, not even a seat cushion. We have not seen a single thing that suggests categorically that this aircraft is where they say it is, apart from this so-called electronic satellite “handshake,” which I question as well.
His reasoning is as follows:
There hasn't been one overwater incident in the history of civil aviation — apart from Amelia Earhart in 1939 — that has not been at least 5 or 10 percent trackable. But MH370 has simply disappeared. For me, that raises a degree of suspicion. I'm totally dissatisfied with what has been coming out of all of this.
And he warned us all not to stop our search for the truth:
MH370 remains one of the great aviation mysteries. Personally, I have the concern that we will treat it as such and move on. At the most, it might then make an appearance on National Geographic as one of aviation's great mysteries. We mustn't allow this to happen. We must know what caused that airplane to disappear.
According to the Examiner, Transport Minister Warren Truss has said that he's expecting the $57 million search operation to turn up something withing the year. Hopefully.
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