The mystery of what happened to flight MH370 has been hanging over us ever since it disappeared back in 2014, but a new investigation has concluded that the pilot deliberately murdered everyone on board before crashing the plane. Pretty out there right?
These claims have been reported in The Atlantic and are the results of an inquiry by a team of dedicated aviation experts who have been trying to work out what happened for the past four years. They concluded that pilot Zaharie Ahmed Shah was ‘troubled and lonely’ following the collapse of his marriage – he had been known to sleep with several flight attendants – and this led to him deliberately steering the flight off course and then either smashing the plane into the sea so it disintegrated on impact, or suffocating the passengers and then letting it glide until it ran out of fuel and crashed. Grim.
Here’s what aviation expert William Langewiesche had to say about it all:
An intentional depressurisation would have been an obvious way – and probably the only way – to subdue a potentially unruly cabin in an airplane that was going to remain in flight for hours to come,.
In the cabin, the effect would have gone unnoticed, but for the sudden appearance of the drop-down oxygen masks and perhaps the cabin crew’s use of the few portable units of similar design.
None of those cabin masks was intended for more than about 15 minutes of use during emergency descents to altitudes below 13,000 feet; they would have been of no value at all cruising at 40,000 feet.
The cabin occupants would have become incapacitated within a couple of minutes, lost consciousness, and gently died without any choking or gasping for air.
Jesus. What a way to go. RIP to everyone on that flight except for Zaharie Ahmed Shah.
I guess there’s no way to ever know for sure what happened up there on that fateful night, but this isn’t a bad theory of what went down. Just really depressing that that guy wanted to do that isn’t it? Awful.
For more of the same, check out all these other conspiracy theories surrounding the flight. There’s a couple of other possibilities out there.