Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein shows the map of northern search corridor during a press conference at a hotel next to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, March 17, 2014. Twenty-six countries are involved in the massive international search for the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared on March 8 with 239 people aboard. They include not just military assets on land, at sea and in the air, but also investigators and the specific support and as
New Theories of Malaysia Air DIsappearance
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Officials revealed a new timeline Monday suggesting the final voice transmission from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian plane may have occurred before any of its communications systems were disabled, adding more uncertainty about who aboard might have been to blame.
The latest theory according to former airline pilot Pete Buffington, the co-pilot took control of the 777. "It's possible that a second 777 had the hijacked 777 follow it up towards the coast of India, and perhaps some country along the middle east or southeast Asia area," explains Buffington. "Some of the conflicting reports though are the fact that none of the countries that have radar have indicated they've had any record of rogue aircraft on any airspace."
Bob Miller says many believe the plane is on the ground somewhere. "Some folks inside the industry believe the plane is firmly on the ground somewhere, and what they do with it is anybody's guess including terrorism," notes Miller. Miller says what makes sense is the possibility passengers were killed by the co-pilot deliberately depressurizing the aircraft.