Ekaterina Blinova — A year ago Malaysian Flight MH370 suddenly vanished without a trace in the early hours of March 8, 2014, however, despite all the efforts of international rescue teams, the fate of 239 passengers and the crew is still shrouded in mystery.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 departed Kuala Lumpur on March 8 (16:41 GMT, 7 March) heading to Beijing. A few hours later the plane vanished from air traffic and military radars. A thorough search carried out by international rescue teams across tens of thousands of square miles of ocean has brought no results. Since no physical evidence has yet been found a number of conspiracy theories have been circulating the Internet since then ranging from logical arguments to bizarre alien abduction stories.
MH370 Shot Down by US Military
Mysterious Chinese Blogger Warned Against "The Black Hand"
A mysterious Chinese blogger calling himself "Landlord" who allegedly "predicted" the AirAsia QZ8501 catastrophe in December 2014, insisted that the same people who brought down MH370 were planning a new assault against Air Asia. "Landlord" revealed that the powerful group, dubbed "The Black Hand" hijacked and shot down MH370 to destroy the 6th largest airline – Malaysian airline, hinting that "it all has something to do with the US." He urged his Chinese compatriots to avoid AirAsia, claiming that otherwise they could "disappear like those on MH370," two weeks before the AirAsia QZ8501 tragedy.
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MH370 Hijacked by Islamists and Kept in Afghanistan
Some of conspiracy theorists suggested that the missing MH370 airliner could have been abducted by Islamists and flown to a Taliban controlled area of Afghanistan. Reportedly, the Malaysian authorities had even requested a diplomatic permission to investigate the theory that the aircraft was diverted to one of Taliban's strongholds on the Afghan border in North West Pakistan. Curiously enough, a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General, Thomas McInerney, publicly claimed on one of the American television channels that the missing Boeing 777 could have been flown to Pakistan.
MH370 Disappearance Linked to Edward Snowden
According to another theory, Flight MH370’s mysterious disappearance could have been an attempt to assassinate hi-tech specialists who had ties with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor. It is worth mentioning that the plane was carrying 20 specialists of Freescale Semiconductor: twelve of them were Malaysian nationals, while eight employees were from China. The group was allegedly developing components for hi-tech weapons system, embedded smartphone technology, defense contracting and aircraft navigation. Benjamin Radford, an American writer, believed that the employees could have been tied with Edward Snowden and obtained valuable information about his projects and revelations. So, the plane was hijacked and destroyed to prevent further exposure of sensitive information, noted the author.
The fact that no physical evidence was left after the MH370 alleged catastrophe prompted some "creative" Internet users to suggest that the notorious aircraft was abducted by aliens, claiming that future generations might discover the Boeing's debris on Mars. Some of theorists dismissed this story as ridiculous and declared in their turn that it was demonic Illuminati who hijacked the plane.
Still, the mystery surrounding the Malaysian Flight MH370 remains unresolved…