Is the MH370 mystery solved, what are the theories about the Malaysia Airlines flight and what did the 60 Minutes show reveal?


DOZENS of conspiracy theories surfaced in the wake of MH370's disappearance.

As a group of aviation experts have revealed what they believe really happened to the Malaysia Airlines plane, we give you details on other arguments…

 Memorial boards at Kuala Lumpar Airport in Malaysia where messages are written and prayers are said for the missing Malaysian aircraft MH370Peter Jordan – The Sun Memorial boards at Kuala Lumpar Airport in Malaysia where messages are written and prayers are said for the missing Malaysian aircraft MH370

Is the MH370 mystery solved?

Flight 370 disappeared March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on-board.

Just 38 minutes into the flight, MH370 lost contact with Malaysia Airlines.

The first official £112.5million search launched by Australia, China and MAlaysia was ended in January 2017.

But early 2018, Malaysia agreed to pay US firm Ocean Infinity up to £51.53million ($70million) if it found the plane within 90 days.

The search is expected to end by mid-June.


What are some of the theories about the Malaysia Airlines flight?

Vladimir Putin

Some feared Russian president Vladimir Putin was involved in the hijacking of MH370.

US Science writer Jeff Wise claimed Putin "spoofed" the plane's navigation data so it could fly unnoticed into Baikonur Cosmodrome so he could "hurt the West".

US shootout

French ex-airline director Marc Dugain accused the US military of shooting down the plane because they feared it had been hijacked.
A book called Flight MH370 – The Mystery also suggested that it had been shot down accidentally by US-Thai joint jet fighters during a military exercise and covered it up.


Malaysia police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar suggested the disappearance could have been the result of a suicide.

He claimed someone on-board could have taken out a large life insurance package before getting on the plane, so they could treat their family or pay back the money they owed.

In hiding?

Historian and writer Norman Davies suggested MH370 could have been remotely hacked and flown to a secret location as a result of sensitive material being carried aboard the jet

Cracks in the plane

Malaysia Airlines found a 15-inch crack in the fuselage of one of its planes, days before MH370 disappeared.

The Federal Aviation Administration insists it issued a final warning two days before the disappearance.

But the Daily Mirror claimed the missing jet "did not have the same antenna as the rest of the Boeing 777s" so it did not recieve the warning.

Pilot planned the incident

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unexpectedly said it was “very likely that the captain planned this shocking event”.

He claimed the pilot wanted to "create the world's greatest mystery".

North Korea took the plane

In the wake of the incident, South Korea noted that North Korea nearly took out a Chinese plane which had 220 passengers on-board, on March 5 2014.

Some fear Pyongyang shot the plane down, but others believe it was hijacked and diverted into the communist nation.

 A panel of aviation experts say the MH370’s disappearance was a deliberate act carried out by Captain Zaharie Amhad ShahEnterprise News and Pictures A panel of aviation experts say the MH370’s disappearance was a deliberate act carried out by Captain Zaharie Amhad Shah

What did the 60 minutes show reveal?

A group of aviation experts assembled for the Australian TV programme 60 Minutes.

They claimed they may have solved the aviation mystery.

They all agreed that Shah "deliberately" ditched the plane in the Indian Ocean west of Australia.

Former Australia Transport Safety Bureau head Martin Dolan added: "This was planned, this was deliberate, and it was done over an extended period of time."

Simon Hardy, a pilot and instructor, discovered the captain made an unexplained and strange turn to fly over his hometown of Penang.

He also claimed Shah dodged Malaysian and Thai military radar by skirting along their borders.

Experts forensically reconstruct the final moments of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in The Situation Room


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