Seventy-one days have passed and yet there are many theories, news, gossips, suggestions and rumours about the fate of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 are still “flying” around in the media “airspace”. A new book has been published that suggests missing flight MH370 may have been shot down accidentally.
Flight MH370: The Mystery by London author and journalist Nigel Cawthorne, makes the incredible claim that the airline was shot down by US-Thai joint strike fighters accidentally as part of a training drill gone horribly wrong. The book goes on to claim the search party was purposely sent in the wrong direction as part of a cover up.
The book argues that the lost jet was using a data package that only transmitted the most basic flight information, according to the UK’s Mirror. The book is out now (£7.99, John Blake Publishing). Cawthorne says in the introduction that ”almost certainly” relatives will never be sure what happened to their loved ones.
”Did they die painlessly, unaware of their fate? Or did they die in terror in a flaming wreck, crashing from the sky in the hands of a madman?” Cawthorne says he is suspicious that no wreckage was found, despite the massive sea and air search of the earea. To back up his claims, he refers to an oil rig worker from New Zealand who said that he saw a plane falling from the sky near a military exercise that was being carried out.
”In an age where a stolen smart phone can be pinpointed to any location on earth, the vanishing of this aircraft and 227 passengers is the greatest mystery since the Mary Celeste,” the publicity for the book reads, quoted by Sydney Morning Herald.
”Now I’m not saying that’s what happened but if a black box is found, who is to say that it is from Flight MH370? Another black box could have been dropped in the sea 1000 miles from Perth while the search was going on in the South China Sea. In these circumstances, with the amount of disinformation abroad, it is best to be sceptical.”
A former Malayia Airlines pilot has spoken to the Malay Mail Online about the disappearance of MH370. Nik Ahmad Huzlansaid told the website even though it is strange that the jet did not send out any signal at all, this could be explained by the angle of impact.
“The angle of impact is very important for it to trigger,” he said. “The reason why they have certain impact indicator is so that when the aircraft is doing a hard landing on an airport’s runway, the ELT will not trigger.
“If the ELT is really sensitive, every time an aircraft makes a hard landing, the ELT will trigger. So it has a pre-determine value for it to trigger.” More than 100 relatives of the 154 missing Chinese passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 met in Beijing last week seeking news of the hunt for the airliner.
Some of them briefly blocked a conference room exit, preventing airline staff from leaving when the meeting ended. Family members of the ill-fated MH370 cabin crews were disappointed with MAS for taking away the caregivers who was a”life-line” to them.
These family members said they believed that MAS had stopped the service of caregivers to them as an act of “punishment” for them engaging a lawyer to seek legal advice. The relatives have been filtering back to the capital for two weeks since they were persuaded to leave a family-assistance centre set up at the Lido Hotel in Chaoyang district.
A Hollywood movie on Flight MH370 is in the works with an Indian director pitching the idea based on a theory by a Malaysian journalist yesterday to investors at the ongoing 67th Cannes Film Festival in France. A trailer for Rupesh Paul’s “The Vanishing Act’’ was shown yesterday and can be viewed on Youtube.
According to a report by Hollywood industry magazine Variety, Paul presented his film idea to financiers with a 90-second teaser trailer. The trailer features a cast of terrified passengers aboard a turbulent jetliner. Also presented was a poster with the tag line, “The untold story of the vanished Malaysian flight.”
Paul also stressed that he was trying his best to make sure the families of the victims would not be offended by his movie. “I will make sure no passengers will be hurt because of this,” Paul said. Paul shot the teaser trailer in six days in an Aerobus parked in Bombay, India. He estimates that the budget of his film will be about $3.5 million, with a 35-day shoot using more than 200 actors. The film’s tentative release date is August, 2014.
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Real Estate Investment
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