MH370 expert revealed what happened to plane: ‘It couldn’t have happened any other way’

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur and went missing en route to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. To this day, the plane has not been found, but the official investigation concluded that the most likely location of the wreckage is at the bottom of the southern Indian Ocean. The working theory is that the plane was hijacked and then flown out over the ocean until it ran out of fuel and crashed into the sea.

Aviation journalist David Learmount explained to the Channel 5 documentary ‘Flight MH370’ what he believes to be true, because it “couldn’t have happened any other way”.

He said: “I believe that what happened to this aeroplane was not an accident, it was planned.

“It was then carried out by somebody on board. Somebody on board did that, because it couldn’t have happened any other way.”

The evidence that the plane was hijacked, rather than suffered an accident like an on-board technical incident, is its flight path after it disappeared from air traffic control radar.

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David Learmount on Channel 5’s ‘Flight MH370’ (Image: CHANNEL 5 / GETTY)

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Malaysia Airlines flight landing at Kuala Lumpur (Image: GETTY)

The plane turned 180 degrees and flew up the Malacca Strait before turning again and heading out over the Indian Ocean. 

This is the presumed flight path, based on evidence from military radar and communications between the plane and a satellite belonging to British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat.

What makes the flight path particularly suspicious is that it flew exactly along the boundary between airspace belonging to different countries. 

Mr Learmount said: “The aircraft almost turned back on itself and flew along the division of airspace between Vietnam and Malaysia, so each thought the other was in charge of it.

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David Learmount insisted that MH370 was not an accident (Image: CHANNEL 5)

“For you that might be a coincidence, for me that was incredibly deliberate, because the accuracy of the flying was remarkable.

“And there was, in this aircraft, no pre-programmes – ie. automatic pilot – piece  of software which would have done that.”

Reflecting on what a potential hijacker’s motive might be, Mr Learmount suggested that the MH370 mystery could be what they intended all along – that confusing the world was in fact their objective.

He said: “If you have somebody who has a mindset of wanting to do something really clever, somebody who actually really enjoyed flying and the science of flying and the science of navigation.

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The families of the 239 people on board MH370 are devastated (Image: GETTY)

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MH370 families have been left without answers (Image: GETTY)

“The greatest thing they would really like to do is absolutely baffle the world forever as to how he did this and then die.” 

This psychological picture also matches the evidence, because the hijacker would have had to be highly experienced in flying this sort of plane.

This is because whoever was in charge of the plane turned the aircraft’s transponder off, which meant it could no longer be seen on civilian radar.

Turning this off reportedly requires “intimate knowledge” of the cockpit controls.

What’s more, the alleged hijacker would have understood about dead zones in air traffic control, as they managed to escape undetected.

According to science journalist and MH370 expert Jeff Wise, the plane was being flown “aggressively” – higher and faster than such a plane normally would.

He claimed this indicates “signs of evasion and signs of escape”.

Mr Wise has a controversial theory that it was Russian military intelligence who are to blame for MH370’s disappearance.

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Aviation expert Jeff Wise (Image: CHANNEL 5)

His argument is that Russians on board the plane could have interfered with the data being sent out to satellite 3F1 to create a “false trail of breadcrumbs”.

In the Channel 5 documentary, he claimed that Russia wanted to distract the world from the conflict in Crimea, which occurred around the same time.

He added that the debris found in the Indian Ocean could have been “planted evidence”.

However, this is just one theory – while there is relatively strong evidence that MH370’s disappearance was not an accident, precisely who was behind it is more up for debate.

Florida Man Who Didn’t Flush Toilet Threatened Griping Friend With Machete: Police

A Florida man apparently didn’t appreciate being told to flush the toilet in another person’s home after using it ― he allegedly threatened the fellow who complained by threatening to “chop” him with a machete.

The suspect, 46-year-old Keith Mounts, later offered this all-too-appropriate explanation to police: “Shit happened.”

As a result of the crappy situation, Pasco County sheriff’s deputies arrested Mounts Saturday on a felony aggravated assault charge.

The alleged incident occurred at the unnamed victim’s home in Hudson, located about 30 miles north of Tampa, and Newsweek got the straight poop from the sheriff’s office spokesperson.

 “The suspect didn’t flush and when the victim called him on it, the suspect threatened him with a machete,” the spokesperson said.

The victim called 911, and when police arrived on the scene, they found a machete in the yard that reportedly belonged to Mounts, according to local station WTVT.

Although Mounts told police he was using the weapon to defend himself, officers said he could give a no reason why he needed to do that in the first place, according to The Smoking Gun.

Mounts later gave a written statement to investigators that summed up things simply and succinctly: “Shit happened.”

Mounts remains behind bars in the county jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.

Doorbell Cam Activates And Captures An Absolute Nightmare

Here’s a visitor you probably won’t want to welcome into your house.  

Homeowner Andi Stuart-Bishop of Fredericksburg, Virginia, said she received a movement notification from her doorbell camera and assumed it would be a package delivery or maybe a friend. 

It wasn’t.

It was a snake, which Stuart-Bishop estimated to be about 7 to 8 feet long, looking right into the camera and then slithering on the door and doorknob, possibly returning from an attempt to reach a bird’s nest behind the second-floor shutters.  

I screamed,” she told local CBS station WTKR.

Stuart-Bishop said she installed the camera for security reasons, but seems to be feeling less secure now. 

“I make sure to look around and keep my tiny dog on a leash when we go out,” she told the station. “I still can’t go out the front door.”

It could’ve been worse: Earlier this year, a doorbell camera captured a snake biting a man in the face

Donald Trump Singing ‘Baby Shark’ Is Your New Worst Nightmare

YouTuber Maestro Ziikos’ latest parody sees President Donald Trump singing along to the hit track. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un makes a cameo in the video, which also features a not-so-subtle reference to Trump’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Maestro Ziikos’ earlier spoof videos have seen Trump singing Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” and the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee song “Despacito.”

MH370 bombshell: ‘Psychological profile’ of hijacker revealed

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared without a trace on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The official investigation concluded that the presumed final destination of the aircraft is at the bottom of the southern Indian Ocean. This was calculated using communications between MH370 and a satellite belonging to British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat.

The seven ‘handshakes’ indicate that the plane diverted away from its planned route, flew up the Malacca Strait and then curved south over the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean.

The last ‘handshake’ was in the southern Indian Ocean west of Perth, Australia.

It is believed that it was around here that the plane ran out of fuel.

According to Channel 5’s ‘Flight MH370’, in all likelihood someone was flying the plane right until the end of its doomed journey.

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This would mean the plane had been hijacked by someone – a crew member, a passenger or even a stowaway.

The evidence also suggests that the hijacker did not want the plane to be found.

Aviation expert David Gleave from Loughborough University analysed the psychological profile of such a person.

He told Channel 5: “If you did a psychological profile of somebody who wanted the aeroplane not to be found, you would fly it as far away from land as you could.

Mr Greave referenced a famous incident in which two commercial pilots reacted well to an engine failure and managed to glide their plane to a ditching on a river.

US Airways Flight 1549 departed from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport in 2009 only to collide with a flock of geese causing their engine to fail.

However, they successfully landed on the River Hudson off Midtown Manhattan and all 155 people on board were rescued without serious injuries.

The incident was made into a famous film called Sully featuring Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

Mr Greave said: “We saw with the Miracle on the Hudson – the Sully film and things like that – that aeroplanes are actually designed ditch and they’re designed to float, certainly for a significant period of time to allow everybody to get out onto life rafts and things like that.

“So you’d want to crash the aeroplane in a way that ensured it didn’t float, because then it would be found.”

In this way, the alleged hijacker would have to glide the plane but then landed it so it did not float on the surface of the water.

Experts believe the hijacker did glide the plane for some distance, because a plane crashing into the sea from 30,000 feet would smash the aircraft to bits, leaving wreckage floating on the surface.

Life after death: How scientist found ‘compelling and intriguing evidence’ of afterlife

Life after death has long fascinated humanity and has become a centre point of several world religions, including Christianity. The apparent resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Bible personifies the idea that life can be transformed from a physical sense to spirit, as described by Paul and the Gospels. As always the case with religion, the story is shrouded in controversy, as non-believers demand physical evidence in modern society.

However, one scientist believes he has answered their calls.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn spoke to Stephen Braude, professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland, during his 2014 Amazon Prime series “Closer to Truth”.

Responding to Mr Kuhn’s question if an afterlife is realistic, Dr Braude said: “Yeah, I think it’s realistic because there are a number of compelling types of evidence.

“Whether it’s evidence suggesting reincarnation, or whether it’s evidence from people who apparently provide communications from deceased friends and relatives.

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Stephen Braude thinks life after death is possible (Image: GETTY)

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Robert Lawrence Kuhn asked the questions during his show (Image: AMAZON)

There is plenty of evidence that suggests it

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“There’s also some intriguing new evidence from heart and lung transplant cases where recipients take on personality characteristics of the donors of whom they knew nothing.”

Dr Kuhn then went on to reveal how he vets through the evidence to separate truth from fiction.

He added: “As far as I’m concerned, we have a certain range of options when looking at the evidence. 

“There are cases where young children apparently act as if they are reincarnated. 

“There are very intriguing cases where mediums provide very personal bits of information allegedly transmitted by the deceased through them that is later verified by investigators.

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Stephen Braude is a professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland

Stephen Braude is a professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland (Image: AMAZON)

“The cases are much more interesting than what you see on TV and to appreciate that there is no substitute to actually looking at the evidence.

“When you’re looking at this apparent body of evidence, we can, first of all, deal with fraud, misperception, hidden memories, its easy to rule out.”

Dr Kuhn went on to conclude his opinion on the matter.

He continued: “Then we have what would appeal to unusual or abnormal processes, like disassociation – as in multiple personality and hypnosis along with the release of various kinds of latent abilities. 

“One more option is what I would call super-Psi, that is the evidence suggesting survival of bodily death would be explained in terms of psychic functioning among the living.

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The Bible promises of an afterlife (Image: GETTY)

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Jesus is said to have risen from the death (Image: GETTY)

“My personal feeling is there is plenty of evidence that suggests it and on my good days and my bad days, depending on how you look at it, I’m inclined to think that the evidence is more compelling than not.”

However, Professor Gurch Randhawa, an organ donation specialist and director of the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire thinks the personality change can be explained.

He argued in 2015: “What does happen is the fact that transplantation is obviously a life-transforming and life-saving procedure.

 “Clearly when people need a transplant their health and wellbeing is deteriorating.

“Physically, psychologically and emotionally they are becoming drained. 

“So a lot of patients who then receive a transplant will feel energised. 

“When you are requiring a heart, you are physically and emotionally lower than low but then you are given what is, quite literally, this new lease of life.”

Despite this, other scientists have said it is too soon to say why transplant recipients change personalities.

Professor Peter Friend, then Head of Transplantation at Oxford University said in 2015: “These are very difficult things to investigate on a formulaic scientific basis.

“But that is not assuming there is nothing in it.

Transplant donors have experienced strange personality changes

Transplant donors have experienced strange personality changes (Image: GETTY)

“My personal gut feeling is we have no scientific rationale to support this, but we should also be open-minded about things we can’t explain.”

Professor Anthony Warrens, then Dean for Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine, also added: “There is no scientific basis for explaining how such a thing could happen. 

“But that is not to be dismissive. 

“I’ve been involved in thousands of transplants in my career and I’ve never seen this occurring in any one of my patients.

Raccoon Caught Inside High School Vending Machine, Lurking Among Snacks

A raccoon apparently attempting to score a free snack wound up getting trapped inside a vending machine at a Florida high school on Wednesday and had to be freed by animal control.

“This gentleman was apprehended today while committing a burglary of a vending machine at Pine Ridge High School,” wrote the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.

Busted.



Volusia County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Clifton

Busted.

“We think he made it in through the bottom door,” sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Gant told HuffPost in an email. According to Gant, multiple students, along with a sheriff’s deputy who was already on the school campus, spotted the raccoon inside the machine and the deputy contacted animal control.

The raccoon was freed from the machine unharmed, though it's unclear if he actually scored any good eats.



Volusia County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Clifton

The raccoon was freed from the machine unharmed, though it’s unclear if he actually scored any good eats.

A video posted by the department Wednesday afternoon shows the raccoon being sprung from the machine ― which had been wheeled outside ― and scampering to freedom.

Spokeswoman Laura Williams, who described the raccoon as a “wacky guy,” added that in order to free him, they had to wait until someone from the vending machine company came to unlock the machine. That meant the raccoon was stuck for about four hours. Neither Gant nor Williams was sure whether he actually ate any snacks during that time.

Either way, they wish him the best.

“We hope he’s well-fed and recovering from the experience,” said Gant.

Man Discovers 50-Year-Old Message In A Bottle On Alaskan Beach

A man gathering firewood on the shores of western Alaska found a perfectly pristine 50-year-old message in a bottle from a Cold War Russian sailor.

Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten letter near Shishmaref, about 600 miles northwest of Anchorage.

“I was just looking for firewood when I found the bottle,” Tyler Ivanoff said. “When I found the bottle, I had to use a screwdriver to get the message out.“

Ivanoff shared his discovery on Facebook where Russian speakers translated the message to be a greeting dated June 20, 1969.

“Sincere greetings! From the Russian Far East Fleet mother ship VRXF Sulak.I greet you who finds the bottle and request that you respond to the address Vladivostok -43 BRXF Sulak to the whole crew. We wish you good health and longyears of life and happy sailing. 20 June 1969.”

Reporters from the state-owned Russian media network, Russia-1, tracked down the original writer, Captain Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko.

He was skeptical he wrote the note until he saw his signature on the bottom.

“There ― exactly!” he exclaimed.The message was sent while the then 36-year-old was aboard the Sulak, Botsanenko said.

Botsanenko shed tears when the Russian television reporter told him the Sulak was sold for scrap in the 1990s.

Botsanenko also showed the reporter some souvenirs from his time on the ship, including the autograph of the wife of a famous Russian spy and Japanese liquor bottles, the latter kept over his wife’s protests.

Ivanoff’s discovery of the bottle was first reported by Nome radio station KNOM.

Bible shock: How Richard Dawkins sparked outrage with ‘Jesus would be atheist’ claim

Mr Dawkins is infamous for being an outspoken atheist and is well-known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. The author of best-selling titles such as “The Selfish Game” and “The God Delusion” was invited on John Harris’ national conversation podcast to discuss the politics of religion. Mr Dawkins insisted that even Jesus would have flown the flag for atheism if he was alive today, having been exposed to modern science.

During the half-an-hour-long debate, the pair left no stone unturned, with Mr Dawkins insisting the religious leader was merely a moral teacher.

Discussing the fundamentals of religion, he claimed in 2011: “I think these are moral beliefs that one would arrive at by moral philosophic discussions.

“I have described myself as a cultural Christian.

“I wrote an article called ‘atheists for Jesus’ and somebody gave me a t-shirt with the slogan on.

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Dawkins has a dim view on religion (Image: GETTY)

Dawkins was discussing the moral teachings of the BIble

Dawkins was discussing the moral teachings of the BIble (Image: GETTY)

Somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have been an atheist

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“The point was that Jesus was a great moral teacher and I was suggesting somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have been an atheist if he had known what we know today.”

Mr Dawkins then went on to claim that as science develops, the proof of God will dwindle.

He added: “The space for positive demonstration [that God exists] is shrinking and there is no positive evidence.

“We’ve all got to be agnostic about anything that someone could imagine because you can’t actually disprove it.

“In the God delusion, I made a seven-point scale, one was total conviction there is a God and seven was that there isn’t.

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John Harris hosted the podcast

John Harris hosted the podcast (Image: THE GUARDIAN)

“I put myself as a six, that’s agnostic, but veering towards atheist. 

“I would be a six with respect to fairies and pixies and werewolves.”

The clip was later shared on YouTube by The Guardian, where it has since racked up more than two million views.

The comment section was full of rage.

One read: “Mr Dawkins, how dare you say Jesus would be an atheist, he said ‘if you have seen me, you have seen the father.’”

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Dawkins is an atheist when it comes to God (Image: GETTY)

Dawkins sparked outrage among religious followers

Dawkins sparked outrage among religious followers (Image: GETTY)

Another added: “Science is corrupt, Dawkins is a narcissist driven by his own arrogance – God is good, all of the time.”

And a third claimed: “Religion gives us a purpose, a reason to go on, and a promise of an afterlife.

It sounds like Dawkins’ arguments are based on one oxymoron after another.

“Dawkins’ words indisputably would be considered the ravings of a madman by those people who lives were defined by honesty and integrity.”