Jeff Wise new theory of MH370 and MH 17
CNN reporting at its fictional best continues with this Jeff Wise premise that the plane was hijacked by KGB operatives working for Putin. It is a Jeff Archer thriller. Good read but not conclusive in any way.
My own theory that was widely publicized of a crew incapacitated by an overwhelming event and then a ghost flight SW over the Indian Ocean is also just a premise at this point as I have always maintained.
I have come to some different conclusions recently . There was only one eye witness to the event that night and that was the NZ Engineer Mike McKay on the oil rig in the Gulf of Vietnam. Everything else in the story could be fiction especially the Malaysian military's radar track across the peninsula and up the Straits of Malacca. It was this radar track that convinced me the plane had made a turn back to the coast and towards an airport of safe haven but maybe that entire Malaysian radar track which only became known two days after was a planted story to draw attention away from what should have been the primary search area - the South China Sea off of Vietnam.
I and Jeff Wise may have unwittingly bought that turn and flight back hook line and sinker. If one accepts Mike McKay's veracity then one must conclude that the plane came down in the immediate area. In fact Jeff Wise makes quite a point of planes crashing within a short radius of an event. I concur with Wise that the great mystery is no debris. It has dumbfounded me but I have come to a different conclusion than his. The plane indeed went down and there was a massive enterprise afoot to collect the debris. There are some questionable satellite photos that show debris and ship activity in the area and a very interesting Cathay Pacific pilot report of an oil slick the next morning.
Given the multiple sovereign nations that are involved and the apparent lack of any one of them to come up with transparent and straight stories that make sense, I have come to the conclusion that either the plane was accidentally shot down that night OR that the cargo exploded and for whatever reasons it was decided to ' cover up ' the whole issue.
I do not believe MH 17 is connected whatsoever in some great conspiracy by Putin to send a coded message to the west. Wise is attempting to James Bond the story. I don't know if it was the Russians or the Ukrainians who shot down MH 17 - it was a stupid malevolent act directed at innocents by goons. It was no accident; it was an attempt by one of the two parties to get western condemnation on the other.
On the other hand, I still believe MH 370 was an accident and whether it was an accidental shoot down in a war games exercise gone terribly wrong or a mechanical failure or an explosion of cargo, we will never know until the black boxes are recovered or someone in the know speaks out.
As Wise admits motive is also a missing component. He makes a lot of the fact that the day after each sanction was announced, both mh370 and mh17 were lost. I don' t think 24 hours is enough time to put together a sophisticated plan to hijack mh370. Indeed motive is lacking in the case of mh370. Accidents don't have motives.
On this anniversary my thoughts are with the families of both crafts and other air accidents both recent and past. The anniversary should not be about conspiracies or whose theory is right, but about solemn remembrance of lives cut short and the recognition that life is fragile and to live life in the present as one never knows when your time is up. Many have perished in aviation accidents over the years. I prefer to think of it as they have given their lives so that aviation could become safer for the rest of us through the understanding of the many accidents. May they rest in peace. #mh370#mh17#jeff