It’s been seven months since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 simply vanished like Amelia Earhart’s plane did over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. The latest official news update suggests Flight 370 made a left turn before spiraling into the Indian Ocean. However, one airline CEO is not convinced. Emirates Airlines’ Sir Tim Clarke stops short in alleging a cover up in the planes disappearance, and offers this shocking theory: Malaysia Flight MH370 was not on autopilot and was likely under control of the pilot until the very end.
According to an October 13 news update from The Independent on the missing airliner, Clarke is quoted as saying, “MH370 was, in my opinion, under control, probably until the very end.” Of course, Clarke’s statements conflict with the current generally-accepted data analysis from the Australian transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB), which says 370 was flying by computer assistance and crashed after the Malaysia Boeing 777 ran out of fuel.
“Every single second of that flight needs to be examined up until it, theoretically, ended up in the Indian Ocean – for which they still haven’t found a trace, not even a seat cushion.”
Clarke, whose company owns the largest fleet of 777 aircraft, numbering some 127 or more, said he does not accept the findings from officials that not a trace of the commercial jet has been found. Moreover, he questions the computer and GPS (global positioning satellite) data.
“Our experience tells us that in water incidents, where the aircraft has gone down, there is always something. We have not seen a single thing that suggests categorically that this aircraft is where they say it is, apart from this so-called electronic satellite ‘handshake,’ which I question as well.”
Sir Clarke’s tone is likely to bolster claims from skeptics that a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 conspiracy is underway and behind the disappearance of the aircraft. And as for as the cry for improved flight tracking is concerned, he believes Flight 370 was arguably one of the best-equipped jets with advanced GPS. However, its usefulness is made moot under the hands of a capable person who is intent to disable it.
“I’m totally dissatisfied with what has been coming out of all of this. Disabling it [the tracker] is no simple thing and our pilots are not trained to do so. But on flight MH370, this thing was somehow disabled, to the degree that the ground tracking capability was eliminated.”
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 predictions are running rampant as more updates are released to the public. The search has resumed after a four-month break in order to assess the ocean floor and prevent equipment failures.
Family members of missing Flight MH370 passengers are still awaiting news of their loved ones’ fates. Reportedly, 239 passengers and crew were on board the plane at the time it disappeared from radar.