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  • Learn anything you want to learn with skill Share for free for two months at s K A l dot s h slash Real life Lord 19 Malaysia Airlines Flight 3 70 was a scheduled flight on March 8th 2014 that was scheduled to leave from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia at 12:35 a.m. and arrive in Beijing, China at 6:30 a.m. But Flight 3 70 never arrived in Beijing.

  • And now, over four years later, since the plane mysteriously vanished, we still don't have an answer for what happened to it or where exactly it currently is.

  • The disappearance of the plane mid flight and the lack of any conclusive answers has guaranteed that Flight 3 70 remains the greatest mystery in aviation history.

  • This video is my attempt to give you as much information as possible and to help explain how exactly a plane could go missing in the 21st century.

  • First, the Basics Flight 3 70 was one of two daily flights operated by Malaysia Airlines that made flights between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.

  • Flight 3 70 was scheduled to leave Kuala Lumpur on the eighth of March at 12:35 a.m. and arrive in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. For a total flight time of five hours and 34 minutes.

  • The aircraft that was being flown was a Boeing Triple Seven passenger jet that was carrying enough fuel to remain in the air for seven hours and 31 minutes more than enough time to make a diversion in the event of an emergency.

  • The plane itself was 11 years old and had no previous incidents of mechanical issues reported.

  • The flight was operated by a crew of 12 people, all of whom were Malaysian citizens and two pilots.

  • The pilot in command was 53 year old Zahara Ahmad Shah, a longtime employee who had joined Malaysia Airlines back in 1981 and had over 18,000 hours of flight time.

  • His co pilot was 27 year old Fariq Abdul Hamid, who had been with the company for seven years and had over 2700 hours of flight.

  • Experience is well.

  • In addition to these two pilots and 10 other crew members.

  • There was a total of 227 passengers that were onboard 153 Chinese citizens, 50 Malaysians, seven Indonesians, six Australians, five Indians, four French, three Americans, two Canadians to Iranians to New Zealanders to Ukrainians.

  • One Dutch, one Russian and one Taiwanese departing slightly later than scheduled.

  • Flight 3 70 took off from the runway at Kuala Lumpur ER at 12:42 a.m. and was soon cleared by air traffic control to climb to 18,000 ft in altitude.

  • Subsequent voice analysis has confirmed that the first officer aboard the flight verbally communicated with air traffic control before the flight took off and that the captain was in communication with them just after taking off.

  • The flight at first continued normally, but at one of 6 a.m. The plane sent its last automated position report and final transmission.

  • The last verbal contact that anybody had with somebody on the flight occurred just moments later at 1 19 AM, just 37 minutes after the plane had taken off.

  • At that time, Kuala Lumpur er radar made a call to the cockpit of the flight, telling them to switch over to Vietnam's airspace, saying Malaysian 370 contact HO team in 1 to 0 decimal nine.

  • Good night.

  • This was answered by the head pilot, Captain Shaw, when he simply said, Good night, Malaysian 370 The plane was now flying over the Gulf of Thailand on its scheduled path.

  • But this is when things start to get weird.

  • Just three minutes after making their final verbal contact with the outside world at 1:21 a.m. Flight 3 70 suddenly vanished from the radar screens at both Kuala Lumpur ER and Hokey Men City.

  • This means that the transponder on board the flight was no longer working at this time.

  • There were very few clouds in the area with no storms, which means it's extremely likely that the transponder was manually turned off by somebody instead.

  • Military radar was still capable of tracking the flight after this point, though, and here's what happened next.

  • For whatever reason, the plane began to make a turn right, but then took a sudden left turn to a southwesterly direction.

  • Flight 3 70 then flew in this direction directly back over the Malaya Peninsula, fluctuating a few 1000 ft an altitude.

  • At 1:52 a.m. Flight 3 70 was detected to cross just south of Pinning Island and then took another turn to fly across the Strait of Malacca.

  • The last location of MH 3 70 known with certainty, was about here over the Indian Ocean at 2:22 a.m. which was near the limits of the Malaysian military radar.

  • Despite being lost a radar, the flight was still making satellite communications.

  • Based on an analysis of the satellite data.

  • It has been concluded that MH 3 70 then took another bizarre turn in this general direction and area and continued to fly this way for over five hours the whole time this part of the trip was happening, the Aircraft satellite communication system was responding toe hourly status requests from the satellite company Inmarsat.

  • A phone call was made to the cockpit again at 2:39 a.m. Which ring, but when unanswered by anybody inside.

  • Over four hours later, at 7:13 a.m. Another phone call was made to the cockpit, but this time to it just rang and went unanswered.

  • By 7 24 AM, while still airborne somewhere over the Indian Ocean, the flight was one hour late past its scheduled arrival in Beijing, the Malaysian government announced that they had lost contact with the plane and that search and rescue operations had been mobilized but unknown to them at the time and made 3 70 was still flying.

  • The last piece of data received from the plane happened at 8:19 a.m. It was a log on request sent by the flight to the company, Inmarsat, which would have only happened for a few reasons, namely either a power or a software failure.

  • The plane at this point had been flying for seven hours and 38 minutes, and since it was only scheduled to fly for 5.5 hours, it's most likely that the plane had run out of fuel by this point, Inmarsat's and another status request to the plane at 9:15 a.m. But this time it finally went unanswered.

  • Based on that fact, it's most likely that the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean sometime between 19 and 9 15.

  • But it's still not known exactly where this happened When the final communication was made with a flight at 8:19 a.m. It's been calculated that the flight was somewhere along this black curve, taking that into consideration and the general flight path the plane was taking analyzed from the satellite data.

  • And it's most likely that the plane went down somewhere around here, several 1000 kilometers west of Australia.

  • So to recap, the plane departed from Kuala Lumpur on the way to Beijing and started flying on the normal flight path, but then made a sudden right turn over the Gulf of Thailand than a sudden left turn and flew across the Malaya peninsula.

  • Once passed the island of pinning the plane took another turn to fly into the Indian Ocean and then took another turn south and flew for over five hours straight across that ocean before it probably finally ran out a few fuel and crashed somewhere west of Australia in the middle of nowhere.

  • The search for the plane and the 239 people on board began almost immediately.

  • The hunt initially began in Southeast Asia as it was believed early on that the plane probably went down around here but is more information came out about the actual path the flight took.

  • The search was changed to the Indian Ocean between March 18th and April 28 19 ships and 345 sorties by military aircraft, searched an area over 4.6 million square kilometers in size, larger than the entire country of India and found nothing.

  • A sonar search of the sea floor was also conducted about 1800 kilometers west of Perth, Australia, but also didn't find anything.

  • Nothing at all was actually discovered until over a year after the plane vanished when in July 2015 a piece of wreckage was discovered washed up on the beach of Re union, 4000 kilometers west of the main search area.

  • The piece was a wing flaperon, this part on a plane and it was confirmed to have come from MH 3 70.

  • Its analysis showed that the landing flaps of the plane were not extended when it crashed, which kind of terrifyingly supports the theory that when the plane crashed in the ocean, it did so by entering into a vertical dive.

  • A few more pieces of wreckage were later discovered across the coast of East Africa, but by January 17th, 2017 nearly three years after the plane's disappearance, the official search for the flight was suspended after discovering no other evidence for the Plains location other than those small amounts of debris.

  • The search was conducted mostly by the governments of Malaysia, Australia and China, and it had become the most expensive search in aviation history, costing $155 million.

  • The official report from the search plane to have narrowed down the location of the crash to a 25,000 square kilometer area in the ocean here west of Australia, an area roughly the same size as Macedonia.

  • In January 2018 though, a private US company called Ocean Infinity announced that it would resume the search for the plane in that 25,000 square kilometer area.

  • But as of March 2018 after searching a 33,000 square kilometer area around it, they too have found nothing.

  • After over four years of searching and coming up with few answers, the speculation as to what happened to MH 3 70 has been rampant.

  • We're pretty certain about the path of flight took and the general area of where it crashed, but we're no closer to understanding why it happened.

  • The first major theory that got a lot of early attention was a possible hijacking from passengers on board.

  • There were two men aboard the flight who are Iranian citizens with stolen passports, which raised a considerable amount of suspicion.

  • They had only purchased one way tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and Onley entered Malaysia a week before the flight departed.

  • But Interpol later concluded that both men were simply asylum seekers fleeing Iran and not terrorists.

  • Neither of them had the relevant skills to have flown a plane and performed hijacking.

  • And both American and Malaysian officials extensively reviewed the backgrounds of every single passenger named in the flight manifest and came up with no potential leads.

  • There was speculation that the plane could have been hijacked and taken to a remote island, but no group to date has ever claimed responsibility for the that and following the discovery of the wreckage off the coast of Africa, this theory has become extremely unlikely.

  • A passenger hijacking doesn't seem likely to have taken place.

  • But what about a crew hijacking?

  • There was considerable suspicion raised around captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, but no conclusive evidence has been found that links him to causing the incident either.

  • The Malaysian government conducted 170 interviews of friends and family of the crew that were on board.

  • But once again, nothing significant or sinister was discovered through these.

  • If the pilots caused the incident, it's unclear what exactly would have been their motive for doing so.

  • Police searched the homes of both pilots and sees the financial records of all 12 crew members.

  • The FBI even analyzed data from Captain Shaw's home flight simulator, but none of this discovered anything sinister.

  • But remember when the flight took that turn out over the Indian Ocean and flew for five hours until it ran out of fuel?

  • American intelligence officers believe the most likely explanation for that was that someone in the cockpit of Flight 3 70 manually reprogrammed the aircraft autopilot before it took that turn.

  • And you also remember back when Flight three 71st vanished off the radar screens because a transponder stopped working.

  • It's also possible that somebody inside the cockpit manually turned the transponder off, despite it seeming likely that somebody in the crew was responsible.

  • There's still zero conclusive evidence to prove that that's what actually happened.

  • There's a few other weird theories out there about what went on, ranging from the plane getting sucked into a black hole to getting abducted by aliens.

  • There's also a theory that the plane was hijacked remotely by cybercriminals that gained access to the flight controls.

  • But Boeing has denounced this idea as impossible.

  • The final theory I haven't discussed yet is the fire such hypoxia theory.

  • It's possible that a fire may have started somewhere on board the plane while on route to Beijing.

  • The theory goes that the pilots decided to turn back and wanted to attempt an emergency landing at the nearest suitable airport in northern Malaysia.

  • Based on an analysis of the timing of the satellite communications data.

  • Ah, power interruption mid flight would be the most likely reason for it.

  • It's unknown what may have caused the power interruption, though, Since it's been ruled out that it was an engine issue.

  • It could have been somebody inside manually switching off the aircraft electrical system.

  • But who knows why that would have happened?

  • The Australian Transport Safety Bureau concluded that an unresponsive crew resulting from a potential cabin decompression event was the most likely explanation for when the plane flew for five hours straight across the Indian Ocean.

  • If this happened, then everybody on board the flight would have been unconscious for hours upto when it crashed in the ocean.

  • This is all pretty speculative, though, because a it's unknown.

  • What might have caused the decompression event happening be.

  • It's unknown what might have caused the power interruption happening and see, even if a fire did happen on board in the crew, attempted an emergency landing in Malaysia.

  • Why do they continue to fly over Malaysia and then changed course out over the Indian Ocean?

  • No matter what theory you might think is most likely, every single one has some holes in it to make any of them seem doubtful.

  • And if it's frustrating for you not knowing any answers, imagine how frustrating it must be for the families and friends of the people that were on board.

  • MH 3 70 remains aviation's greatest unsolved mystery, and as long as we haven't discovered the plane, we probably won't get any answers or closure.

  • It's possible that somebody in the world knows exactly what happened to MH 3 70 it's also possible that literally nobody in the world knows what happened.

  • But whichever of those two possibilities Israel, they're both equally unsettling lessons of any kind are valuable for both societies and for individuals.

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