Wednesday, 24 December 2014

French ex-Airline Boss: Missing MH370 a Cover Up

A former airline boss is making waves in France after he claimed that the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March had been covered up, and that the aircraft was likely hijacked by a hacker and possibly shot down by the US.

In a six-page article published in French glossy Paris Match, Marc Dugain - the former head of Proteus Airlines and an established French author – went public with his theory that the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft didn’t go down anywhere near where authorities and rescue teams have been searching for a possible wreckage.

Instead, Dugain is convinced that the Boeing 777, which had 239 people on board - mainly Chinese - crashed near the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. Dugain also suggests the plane might have been hijacked by a hacker and that it was then brought down by the United States which feared a September 11th, 2001 style attack.

Britain has a military base on the tiny island which has been let to the Americans.
Dugain bases his speculations, among other things, on a trip to the Maldives where locals told him they had witnessed an aircraft flying toward Diego Garcia.
His main arguments for the theory that the disappearance was a cover-up is based on the fact that he finds it near impossible that the Americans “equipped with the best technology in the world” could have lost track of “a 63-metre-long object” and the suppression of Maldivian testimonies.

He also said he had been warned by a British intelligence officer of taking “risks” by looking into the fate of the MH370’s disappearance.

“Someone knows,” he said.

If the loss of MH370 was a genuine accident US satellites, which monitor the Indian Ocean, would have detected the flight at some point during its hours long journey. Furthermore, if the flight fell into the sea emergency locator beacons would have automatically transmitted its location in conjunction with the flight data recorder (the black box) 'pings'. Also, we would expect some wreckage to have been found or washed ashore by this point in time.

The original story, where the authorities did not know where the aircraft initially flew, allegedly across the Malayan Peninsula, an area that has military radar coverage, is simply not believable.   

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 24th, 2014.]

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