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Is there someone out there who knows what happened

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March 8, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members, loses contact with the control tower less than an hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur. The plane veers off course and disappears, leaving both the plane and its occupants never to be found, in what is one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history.

The plane left Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12:41 am. and was scheduled to arrive at Beijing International Airport at 6:30 AM. local time. But at 1:07 A.M. the last automated indication of his position was sent and at 1:19 A.M. came what were to be the last words from the cockpit to the control tower: “Good evening, Malaysian three seven zero.” If this message shows anything, it's that everything was running normally.

But about an hour after Flight 370 was supposed to have landed in Beijing, Malaysia Airlines declared it missing. Before the plane's mysterious disappearance, it appears to have flown without incident. There was no distress signal, bad weather report or technical problem.

The ensuing investigation into Crash 370 initially focused on the Gulf of Thailand, where the aircraft was traveling when radar contact was lost. Investigators considered the possibility of a terrorist attack when two passengers were found to be traveling with stolen passports. However, this theory was abandoned, as the involvement of these two men was deemed unlikely.

On March 15, investigators announced that according to satellite signals, Flight 370 made a sharp turn from its predetermined course. and moved west over the Indian Ocean, operating alone for at least five hours.

On March 24, the Malaysian Prime Minister announced that the flight was now presumed lost somewhere in the Indian Ocean and that all on board were presumed dead. But as searches continued, involving more than 20 countries (including the US), the mystery of how an entire plane could disappear without a trace attracted worldwide interest.

< p>In June 2014, Australian officials involved in the investigations announced that according to radar data, Flight 370 likely flew on autopilot for hours before it ran out of fuel and crashed somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean.

Officials have not speculated publicly on who put the plane on autopilot after it veered off course or why. But they left open the possibility that the crew and passengers had been unconscious due to the loss of oxygen for some time before the plane crashed.

Other authorities have not ruled out the possibility that one of the flight's pilots deliberately crashed the plane into the Indian Ocean as part of a suicide mission, although there was insufficient evidence to support that theory.

During the In 2015 and 2016, debris from the plane washed up in the western Indian Ocean, but the mystery of Flight 370 was never solved.

In the search, which lasted four years and cost $200 million, an area of ​​120,000 was covered. square meters.

On July 17, 2014, four months after Flight 370 disappeared, tragedy struck Malaysia Airlines again when one of its planes was shot down while flying over Eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. All 298 people on board were killed, with European and US authorities believing Flight 17, which took off from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was hit by a Russian surface-to-air missile fired from separatist-controlled territory . Both separatist leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin have denied responsibility for the incident.

The 3 Theories

On today's anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 370, a Netflix documentary attempts to shed light on what happened to the plane. As he says, there is someone out there who knows what happened.

Hijacking; Pilot suicide mission? A tragic accident or an act of war? Even the most outrageous theories cannot be ruled out. Three of them are examined in the three episodes of the Neftlix documentary.

Episode 1 – The Pilot: The first episode deals with what is believed to be the prevailing scenario of what happened on flight MH370. This case wants the pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, to deliberately crash the plane into the Indian Ocean as part of a suicide-mass-murder mission, the motives of which remain unknown to this day. This scenario is also based on the flight simulator found in the pilot's home, which recorded a similar route to the one the plane seems to have taken. If that's the case, chances are the pilot depressurized the plane's cabin, so everyone was already dead when it ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean.

Episode 2 – The Hijacking: A Small Group Russian passengers take control of the plane by gaining access to its electronic systems, with the aim of creating a distraction from the war in Crimea. According to this theory – which has many gaps – the plane ended up in Kazakhstan.

Episode 3 – The Interception: This theory wants the plane to have been shot down over the South China Sea by the Americans . The US military had no choice but to shoot down the aircraft so that its mysterious and dangerous cargo would never reach China.

Source: www.kathimerini.com.cy

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