Widmore is behind it all.
It's either in Pakistan or Iran.
@Ray – my friend said the same thing this morning!
@Ray cracked the case! +1
I thought Courtney Love already found it days ago?
Did they ever say what was on the cargo manifesto?
Ditto FSP, I'm thinking Iran. If that's the case we won't hear about it.
Still praying for closure for those families. Must be awful not knowing.
Release the passenger list – who was on it, and, what out of the ordinary was in the cargo? As if they would….The families must be going mad.Typically not into conspiracies, but there are enough whackadoodles to jack a jet. Yet, to not have a list of demands by this point, it probably sunk. The ocean is big ya'll.…then again, the great Putin has a lot of dazzle dazzle.
They need to being in experts like detective Latoya and Courtney
In all seriousness, I cannot imagine what the families are going through, they desperately need answers
I really hope we finally get some answers but it is entirely possible that finding the wreckage will only raise more questions.
Oh common… Iran has so many international issues that won t dirty its hands with an airplane for more negative press.. common guys I thought you are smarter. Nuclear olans screwed over an airplane? like chosing to go to Paris when you have the moon travel on cards.
If you were a terrorist (or a terrorist nation) wanting to steal an airplane and load it with explosives, you'd steal a cargo plane. There's not much public interest in the story 'FedEx Flight 380 has now been missing for 20 days, and several hundred people's Zappos orders have been delayed.'
One thing you *wouldn't* do is steal a plane with over 200 citizens from one of the world's emerging (and very prickly) superpowers.
And if you did, in fact, want to hijack a plane full of Chinese citizens to piss off China, you'd tell someone. Like the Chinese government, for instance. That's also your first stop if you're hijacking for ransom.
mechanical failure…..ghost plane
I also wish the families peace.
I bet Courtney Love would totally be hot for a blue jean wearing, oxycontin taking, and Pixies listening Jack on Lost.
I'm so sorry for the families impacted by this. I can't begin to imagine the depth of their pain. It just keeps dragging on and on without answers.
I think plane crashed too. I think pilot committed suicide or pilot error. Some times the simplest explanation is the truth.
Apparently I not smarter. I can't even decipher this code of a comment.
It's a way of saying nothing personal
im totally with the hijack part and its sitting in a hanger somewherewheres the luggage?
disappeared into some vortex
This just gets weirder and weirder. If that is the plane, it would be really interesting to discover what it was doing so close to Australia.
@FSP – I'm thinking English may not be laura's first language. At least I hope it isn't. If it is… common = come on, olans = plans
Typing on android yeah.. o is close to letter p you should see my texting, sumerian code xx and Im italian.
I wish the families some peace and closure.
I also think the plane is somewhere on land. What about the two stolen passports, what about those two people who used them to get onto the plane? I also heard there were about 20 very smart inventor types who were going to a conference, some had the use/knowledge of scrambling technology, are they being used? Also, what about cell phone gps? So many questions unanswered, I feel so bad for the families.
@Sis I completely agree.
The stolen passports were being held by two Iranians looking for refugee status.
Aliens. That's the only explanation I've been able to come up with.
Talk about needle in a haystack. How many misc items do you think are floating around in the ocean- thousands??? Chances this is a piece of that flight are pretty slim.
Rule No. 1 – never fly in a plane with a cargo hold full of flammable lithium batteries.
I read an article on wired that it was an electrical fire. It made a lot of sense and because it isn't some crazy fear mongering theory from sensationalist 24 hour news, I'm going with it.
Auntliddy – might be right but to do it all without some type of political statement does not fit this type of complex murder/suicide.
The whole thing is really strange. What stands out for me is that there doesn't seem to have been any calls out from the passengers like on the 9/11 flight that crashed in PA. That leads me to believe that maybe they didn't know anything was going on or that there were so many bad guys they were able to keep people from calling. Which also doesn't make sense cause if I thought I was going down anyway(which I would since 9/11 – before that, hijackings didn't usually wind up crashed, I would def be calling loved ones to say goodbye. Thoughts to the families – the not knowing must be hell.
@anon, it was night time, passengers would have been sleeping, and even awake could probably not tell the plane had changed course. And over the middle of the ocean at a high altitude there is no cell service.
That's what my husband keeps saying
There are very few places in the world where you can land a JET (need a long runway, and the powers that be know where all of the runways capable of landing a jet are) without being noticed.
Maybe the plane was hijacked for some specific purpose but I think that if they had gotten it safely on the ground somewhere, or gotten it to its purpose we would have known about it right away. So maybe it was hijacked for some purpose but crashed on the way, maybe the hijacker(s) or pilots if they were involved had not done as much planning as they needed to or as the 9/11 guys did.
The thing is, and I feel awful for the families, but even in the EXTREMELY remote possibility that this jet is safely on the ground somewhere, there is no way those people are alive. No one is going to keep 240 hostages alive. That is too many to control. And if hostages was the plan, there would have been ransom requests.
There's been nothing. No one has claimed responsibility for this. I SUPPOSE there is the slim possibility that the end game of it has not occured yet (but as I said, nearly impossible to get that thing safely landed without being detected), but I think it's more likely that there was a purpose, and since that purpose never came to be (because the jet crashed instead), no one is bothering to claim responsibility for a failed mission.
It's all very intriguing, and strange, and awful.
It was a US satellite actually….it picked up the images and sent them to the Australian Air Force. No one is talking about that much because we don't like to think US satellites are roving across our country but they because of the super secret Pine Gap installation in South Australia….
If you don't see me comment again you'll know the men in black have come for me…..
It must have been a sheer horror for the passengers: the minute they realised something is terribly wrong, and every single second of time of defencelessness… every moment thinking of near death.. with those two infants aboard.. god… :((((((
I would think it has to be something catastrophic or a hijacking. While most passengers may have been sleeping, 777s often have individual screens at the seats, and on those you can see a map of your flight path. If someone even took a glance and saw they were way off course I would think they would have said something to a flight attendant. It is all very strange.
It all could have flowed into the Pacific gyre now and be lost forever. Gayeld might be onto something!!
@La Minette, it has been reported that the Captain would have been able to turn off the navigation system that could be seen in each seat, something about a fuse. Can you tell I watch too much CNN?
NPR explained how the most likely scenario is an electrical fire.