Disturbing developments in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines jet
How does a jet disappear into thin air in this day and age? It seems impossible, but that's what appears to have happened to a Malaysia Airlines jet that departed Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. On Saturday morning the Boeing 777, vanished somewhere over the Gulf of Thailand. Flight MH370 lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control on Saturday at 2:40 a.m. local time. Since then the whereabouts of the plane are a mystery. It's gone, but no distress signal was ever sent and no wreckage has been found. There is a multinational search effort is in effect.
I have to say it is not looking good for the 227 passengers and 12 crew members that were on board the missing jet. There are two very troubling clues that make me expect the worst possible news.
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To begin with, two very large oil slicks have been spotted between Malaysia and Vietnam. Each of the oil slicks is between six and nine miles long. The oil slicks are said to be consistent with what would be expected from a crashed airliner.
The other troubling development is that two passengers on the flight were traveling with stolen passports. That's not a good sign and has people speculating on whether the missing plane could be a result of an act of terrorism. It is too early in the investigative process to tell, but certainly not outside the realm of possibility.
I hope we get a clearer picture of what happened soon because there are people desperately worried about loved ones that were on that plane. They need some answers.
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Have you ever heard of a plane just disappearing?