It’s been two full days since Flight MH370 went missing in the ocean between Malaysia and Vietnam, and authorities are still grasping for straws trying to explain what happened. Now intrigue is surrounding five passengers who mysteriously checked in for the flight but did not board the plane.
As more time goes by without authorities discovering any remnants of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the more likely it seems that the plane’s disappearance was not an accident. That theory is now being strengthened with the news that five of the flight’s passengers mysteriously decided not to board the plane just before it took off.
Malaysia Airlines: Was The Plane Hijacked?
It was announced on Mar. 10 that five passengers checked in for Flight MH370 but did not get on the plane. Their luggage was removed just before the plane took off, according to Mail Online. As of now, it has not been revealed why the people decided not to get on the flight.
This isn’t the only bit of passenger mystery attached to this tragic, odd incident. Interpol is still investigating how two people got on the plane even though they were traveling on stolen passports. Unfortunately these two tidbits — along with the fact that NO remnants of the plane have been found — are leading many to suspect that the plane was hijacked, even though authorities aren’t ready to make that determination.
“At this time, we have not identified this as an act of terrorism,” an American intelligence official said. “While the stolen passports are interesting, they don’t necessarily say to us that this was a terrorism act.”
The Search For Flight MH370 Continues
The search continues for Flight MH370, but it actually seems like things are going backwards. After discovering an oil slick in the waters near Vietnam, on Mar. 10 it was determined that the slick was not from the plane. Search and rescue teams have also found debris in the ocean, but it has just been basic wood and garbage — nothing indicating a plane crash.
Officials have now expanded the search to most of the waters surrounding Southeast Asia, and the United States is now contributing to the rescue efforts.
What a sad, strange story. 239 passengers are still missing and presumed dead, so we hope that a development can be made soon.
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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