[Ed. – Appears to be based on lack of evidence at suspected crash site.]
Malaysia’s New Straits Times published a blockbuster report this week that investigators searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may begin to reconsider the possibility that the plane successfully landed, rather than crashing into the Indian Ocean.
The report only cites anonymous sources “within the team that is based in Kuala Lumpur” searching for the plane, which indicates that the new theory might be exclusive to the Malaysian search teams and not shared with other large national coalitions, such as the main search group led by Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston. These sources told the New Straits Times that “they were revisiting… the possibility that the Boeing jetliner had landed somewhere else.” …
“The thought of it landing somewhere else is not impossible, as we have not found a single debris that could be linked to MH370,” the source told the newspaper, though adding that the possibility that the plane was being hidden by a foreign government was “absurd.” At the same time, the New Straits Times notes that the radar data provided by all the countries involved in the search is incomplete, and quotes a source as saying that the information used to narrow the search to the southwestern Indian Ocean was “selective data.”