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I was hoping we'd find out that hijackers had landed the plane on some remote island and were holding all the passengers hostage, but this article makes a pretty compelling argument for a more tragic explanation.

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What I think happened is the flight crew was overcome by smoke and the plane continued on the heading, probably on George (autopilot), until it ran out of fuel or the fire destroyed the control surfaces and it crashed. You will find it along that route–looking elsewhere is pointless.
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I read where the engine data transmitted to Rolls Royce showed that the plane climbed to 45,000 feet, several thousand feet over the plane's service ceiling before dropping down to as low as 23,000, then leveling out at 29,000 for about six hours. Too bad those half-hourly data dumps didn't show GPS data.
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Courtney Love thinks she's found the wreckage, located a mile off Pulau Perak, Malaysia.





The island itself doesn't look like much of a jetliner landing site.

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I read where the engine data transmitted to Rolls Royce showed that the plane climbed to 45,000 feet, several thousand feet over the plane's service ceiling before dropping down to as low as 23,000, then leveling out at 29,000 for about six hours. Too bad those half-hourly data dumps didn't show GPS data.
The article vm linked to says that climbing as high as possible could have been an attempt to put out a fire. Then either losing control because of the very thin air or deliberate diving (again to try to extinguish a fire) could explain the height loss.
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I was hoping we'd find out that hijackers had landed the plane on some remote island ...
Don't worry vm. I'm sure hijackers will commandeer a plane soon. You just need to be patient.
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Whooboy, the conspiracy theorists are at it over Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
1. Aliens, because aliens.
2. Shot down by hostile country.
3. Courtney Love found it (see above).
4. It's invisible.
5. Terra-ists.
6. Pitbull or Shakira predicted this in song.

6 Craziest Malaysia Flight Conspiracy Theories - From Alien Abductions to Courtney Love's Reasoning (Video) - TheWrap

7. It was flown to Diego Garcia, and now infectious disease experts from all over the world have flown there.

Malaysia 370 Approached Diego Garcia: Do New Eyewitness Reports From Maldives Island Residents Confirm Viral Conspiracy Theory? | Conspiracy Theories

8. There's a Snowden connection.

9. Iranians kidnapped engineers.

10. Plane is in Pyongyang.

11. The Illuminati, because Illuminati.

12. The Bermuda Triangle has moved to SE Asia.

13. It's in Vietnam, some plot Charlie has cooked up.

14. Miniature hydrogen bomb controlled by smartphone created a black hole.

Malaysia 370 Approached Diego Garcia: Do New Eyewitness Reports From Maldives Island Residents Confirm Viral Conspiracy Theory? | Conspiracy Theories

15. The plane was shot down by the U.S. Navy shortly after takeoff.

Top conspiracy theories about Flight 370 disappearing into thin air

16. Life insurance scam.

17. Magic

The Craziest Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Conspiracy Theories - The Daily Beast

18. Bomb.

19. Jayzee disappeared the plane with Numerology.

20. Cthulhu.

The Craziest Theories About What Happened to Malaysia Flight 370
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this article makes a pretty compelling argument for a more tragic explanation.
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19. Jayzee disappeared the plane with Numerology.
And now they've all gone to the great Beyonce.
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I forgot one conspiracy: Obama did it.
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A fire onboard Flight 370 is probably the most reasonable explanation, with one pilot believing the plane went down on the way to Palau Langkawa, the closest airport with a runway long enough for a plane that size. The flight crew being overcome by smoke explains why the plane continued on for four hours or more, until it ran out of fuel or the fire destroyed the control surfaces.

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Autopia | Wired.com
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A fire onboard Flight 370 is probably the most reasonable explanation, with one pilot believing the plane went down on the way to Palau Langkawa, the closest airport with a runway long enough for a plane that size. The flight crew being overcome by smoke explains why the plane continued on for four hours or more, until it ran out of fuel or the fire destroyed the control surfaces.

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Autopia | Wired.com

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I thought it seemed familiar.
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21. Putin

22. Kim Jong-un

But really, Cthulhu.
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It was also reported yesterday that a new set of co-ordinates had been entered into the Flight Management System – a complex procedure which involved reconstructing the entire flight plan.

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A fire can't explain this part, I don't think
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It was also reported yesterday that a new set of co-ordinates had been entered into the Flight Management System – a complex procedure which involved reconstructing the entire flight plan.

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A fire can't explain this part, I don't think
Wouldn't that be explained in the same way the left turn was, i.e. they were heading for the nearest landing strip? Or is it so complicated that the pilot would be more likely to try and find/land manually? I really have no idea about these things, just wondering.
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MH370 disappearance: Chris Goodfellow's theory about a fire and Langkawi is wrong.

Another article poking holes in the Langkawi theory.

Personally, I'm just assuming it's on the island with the bad twin security system smoke monster let's just say it's a dinosaur.
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I don't think it falls into the realm of tinfoil hat "conspiracy theory" to think this plane was stolen and landed somewhere, honestly.
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If, like me, you've not followed this whole thing closely from the start then this is a pretty good summary of what has happened so far.
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It was also reported yesterday that a new set of co-ordinates had been entered into the Flight Management System – a complex procedure which involved reconstructing the entire flight plan.

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A fire can't explain this part, I don't think
Wouldn't that be explained in the same way the left turn was, i.e. they were heading for the nearest landing strip? Or is it so complicated that the pilot would be more likely to try and find/land manually? I really have no idea about these things, just wondering.
I would think that if there was a fire and emergency bad enough to keep them from communicating the situation, it would be bad enough to keep them from programming flight plans into the computer.

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Take other major findings of the investigation into account, and Goodfellow’s theory falls apart. For one thing, while it’s true that MH370 did turn toward Langkawi and wound up overflying it, whoever was at the controls continued to maneuver after that point as well, turning sharply right at VAMPI waypoint, then left again at GIVAL. Such vigorous navigating would have been impossible for unconscious men.
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What if the pilot was a somnaerialist?
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Australia has spotted something:

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If this turns out to be a promo for a LOST reboot, peoples is gonna be pissed.
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CNN Headline News consults psychic who says passengers are still alive and being held at an undisclosed information.
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Naturally, I don’t have hard, concrete evidence. I think any psychic who has hard, concrete evidence can’t do their job correctly.
That's real useful then.

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Malaysian PM declares based on a total of no evidence "...that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost..." so at least we know it's not just the news media that likes to jerk people around.

I've found the mystery interesting but the constant bolded headlines leading to nothing but speculation are a bit tiresome. I find it odd so many assume it's crashed when there's zero evidence for that. My current hypothesis is that someone stole a $200 million airplane as while not impossible it seems unlikely someone would go through the trouble of sneaking the plane off course just to crash it somewhere else.
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What do you mean no evidence? I heard that conclusion was reached based on further analysis of the automatic satellite update data.
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