Roughly five days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, investigators and officials are still puzzled by its disappearance. Although many theories and much conflicting information have surfaced, the whereabouts of the Boeing 777 still remains a mystery.
What is Known
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia's capital – shortly after midnight on Saturday and was scheduled to arrive in Beijing that same day. However, sometime around 1:30 am, radio signals went silent and air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane over a sea between Malaysia and Vietnam. According to authorities, pilots did not indicate any difficulties or problems before contact was lost. Officials have stated that it appeared the plane was traveling off course. There were a total of 239 people on board.
Possibilities Behind the Disappearance
Beyond what is known, many theories about the plane's disappearance have circulated. Some believe that the plane had turned back to Malaysia, while others are suggesting that a power failure could have disrupted correspondence. One of the most recent and prominent theories questions whether any passengers played a role in the plane's disappearance, as two passengers were found to have been using stolen passports. Until the plane and black box can be recovered, the numerous possibilities to explain the disappearance fall into three categories; mechanical failures, pilot actions, or passenger actions / terrorism.
As this story has captured global attention, Stern Law Group joins the millions who hope that the plane will be discovered and that passengers experience no harm. Although concerns will only mount as the disappearance continues, our firm will continue to follow this story. In the past, our legal team has represented victims and families affected by aviation accidents, including accidents on airplanes and airplane crashes. For the many families who are unaware of where their loved ones may be, we hope that this story has a positive resolution.