Experts’ chilling theory on why Malaysian flight MH370 went down in 2014

Experts’ chilling theory on why Malaysian flight MH370 went down in 2014

[Ed. – We may never know on this one.  They’ve confirmed finding a piece of a wing on the East African coast, which is presumed to have drifted there.  But they’ve never found the rest of the plane.]

Now, based on two slight clues, experts have a new theory about what doomed the flight: the pilot was committing suicide.

From The Washington Post:

All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths.

Along that path, a panel of aviation experts said Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the home town of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah.

On two occasions, whoever was in control of the plane — and was probably the only one awake — tipped the craft to the left.

The experts believe Zaharie, the plane’s pilot, was taking a final look. …

They suspect that the plane’s 2014 disappearance and apparent crash were a suicide by the 53-year-old Zaharie — and a premeditated act of mass murder.

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