Missing Flight MH370 Conspiracies Debunked

In the early hours of March 8th 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur when, all of a sudden, all contact with those onboard the Boeing 777-200ER was lost. The position of the aircraft disappeared from air traffic control, indicating the aircraft’s transponder was no longer functioning. Malaysian military radar continued to trace the aircraft, which almost immediately began to change direction. Several hours later, an hour after the aircraft’s scheduled arrival time at Beijing, Malaysia Airlines issued a press statement announcing that Flight 370 was missing. At this time, unbeknownst to members of the press and family members of those onboard MH370, the aircraft was still in the air, and would be for at least another 50 minutes before disappearing completely. Over the next four years, an extensive search for the remains of the aircraft and its passengers was carried out, but yielded no results. The search, which covered over 46,332 sq miles and cost a reported 160 million USD finally ended in May of 2018, when the Malaysian government stated that it had no plans to extend the search any further. The disappearance of Flight 370, with its 239 crew and passengers, still remains one of the most enduring mysteries in aviation history. In the absence of a definitive explanation for MH370’s disappearance, many theories have flourished. Some are rather reasonable and not far outside the realm of possibility, whereas others are completely bonkers. So, without further adieu, here is my countdown for the top 5 most bonkers MH370 conspiracies debunked.

About Myles Power (682 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

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