Progress on finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Nill, nada, zilch.
There is still no trace of the Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 passengers that disappeared early Saturday morning. Some 43 ships and 40 aircrafts from nine different countries are continue to search the region where flight 370 may have disappeared. While some new developments have occurred, most of them have been shot down.
At least one of the two Iranians who boarded Flight 370 using stolen European passports is not a terrorist but merely wannabe illegal immigrant… which is worse..? Both men bought their tickets in Thailand and entered Malaysia together. One of the ticket-holders, 19-year-old Iranian, Pouria Nourmohammadi Mehrdad, was seeking asylum in Germany. No one knows what the other Iranian, 29-year-old Delavar Seyed Mohammadreza was doing, but authorities say “these two individuals were probably not terrorists.”
“The more information we get, the more we are inclined to conclude it was not a terrorist incident,” Ronald Noble, head of Interpol told reporters.
Flight Path: Unknown
Flight 370 may have changed course. The Malaysian military says the plane may have attempted to turn back toward Kuala Lumpur, but this is only a theory at this point.
The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. investigators believe Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was in the air for four hours after its last confirmed location, but the Malaysian government is denying this. The report claimed that the Boeing engines on Malaysia Airlines flight 370 automatically transmitted information several hours after the plane was last seen on radar, indicating that it flew on to a secret unknown location. The plot thickens… Or does it? Malaysia is calling the report of engine data “inaccurate”.
“These reports are inaccurate. The last transmission was at 01:07, which indicated that everything was normal,” Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference.
The CEO of Malaysia Airlines corroborated this, saying that Rolls-Royce and Boeing “did not receive any further transmissions after the last transmission at 01:07.”
Debris Sightings: Not Yet
After the oil slicks off the coast of Vietnam turned out to be unrelated to Flight 370 and the possible yellow raft sighting turned out to be a floating pile of garbage, people’s hopes/fears rose again when Chinese satellite images showed debris on the ocean. But it turns out the grainy satellite images were released by mistake and “did not show any debris from MH370”.
And so the mystery surrounding the plane disappearance continues…