MH370 ‘hijackers’ may still be alive after wrestling away controls of doomed jet, according to researcher’s wild conspiracy


HIJACKERS who wrestled control of flight MH370, hacked its data system and flew it to Kazakhstan may still be alive, a wild new conspiracy theory claims.

Aviation pundit Jeff Wise believes Russia ordered the hijack of the Malaysia Airlines flight to divert attention away from its controversial annexation of Crimea.

The plane was lost with 239 people on board. File picture
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board

The doomed jet vanished March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board.

While the plane has never been found, investigators believe the aircraft ran out of fuel and plunged into the Indian Ocean – although the precise reasons for this remain a mystery.

In his new book, The Taking of MH370, private pilot Wise claims the jet’s Satellite Data Unit (SDU), which appears to have been rebooted at 18.25, suggests it was tampered with.

He believes the SDU was hacked to give the false impression that the plane travelled south when it actually travelled north.

Wise says someone would have had to access the MH370’s electronic bay – known as the E/E hatch – to tamper with the data.

The author believes the oxygen in the passenger plane was cut to kill everyone on board before being flown to Kazakhstan – an area which does fall inside the satellite Inmarsat’s range of “pings.


He believes the Kremlin masterminded the terrorist operation during its annexation of Crimea.

Wise never provides any real evidence for his claims and the hijack theory has never been taken seriously by investigators.

In his book he says he has identified three people capable of carrying out such a hijacking – but stopped short of naming them.

He told the Daily Star: “For me the true smoking gun of the case is the 18:25 reboot of the SDU.
“It’s just very, very hard to come up with an innocent explanation for that.”


Speaking about the official probe, he added: “I don’t think that they did do their best, because they completely overlooked a very big problem at the core of their investigation, namely that they had absolutely no idea where the data came from that they based their search on, in the sense that they couldn’t explain the 18.25 SDU reboot that led to the generation of all the Inmarsat data.”

Several pieces of the plane’s debris have washed up in East Africa in places such as Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar – which backs up the official theory that the jet crashed in the vast waters of the Indian Ocean.

But Wise contends that only three pieces are “definitely” from MH370 and that the barnacles on the wreckage are less than six months old.

However, Jason Hall-Spencer, a professor of Marine Biology at University of Plymouth, told the Star that there are numerous reasons why the debris could have been stripped of marine life.
He said that the most likely explanation is that the wreckage could have been “washed into an estuary” adding “the fresh water is going to kill everything on it.”


Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur and was heading to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Passengers included Chinese calligraphers, a couple on their way home to their young sons after a long-delayed honeymoon and a construction worker who hadn’t been home in a year.

But at 12.14am on March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines lost contact with MH370 close to Phuket island in the Strait of Malacca.

Before that, Malaysian authorities believe the last words heard from the plane, from either the pilot or co-pilot, was “Good night Malaysian three seven zero”.

Satellite “pings” from the aircraft suggest it continued flying for around seven hours when the fuel would have run out.

Experts have calculated the most likely crash site around 1,000 miles west of Perth, Australia.

But a huge search of the seabed failed to find any wreckage – and there are a number of alternative theories as to its fate.

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Grace Nathan, left, and Jacquita Gonzales present new bits of plane debris found washed up in Madagascar[/caption]

Officers carrying a flaperon from an aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island, France, in 2015

Jeff Wise / Youtube

Pilot and author Jeff Wise believes flight MH370 was hijacked on the orders of Russia[/caption]

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