MH370 shock: How plane could have suffered ‘electronic takeover from ground station’

MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. To this day, the reasons behind the plane’s disappearance and its final destination remains a mystery. However, there is significant evidence of a deliberate takeover of the plane.

According to aviation security expert Tim Termini, there are a number of ways the hijack could have taken place.

He told Channel 5’s ‘Flight MH370’: “I think it’s highly likely a hijack took place – and again, there’s four options for the hijack.

“One is a hijack of the aircraft through a crew member.

“The second is a hijack coming from a passenger.

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“A third option, which is a fairly unusual one, would be a stowaway.

“And then of course the fourth option is an electric takeover of the aircraft from a ground-based station.”

That last option is intriguing as it would mean investigations into those on board could prove fruitless.

A recent report by The Atlantic suggested the plane’s captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah could have been responsible.

It claimed Mr Shah had carried out a similar flight on his home flight simulator and that he had been struggling with mental health difficulties.

If Mr Shah was responsible for MH370’s disappearance, this would tie into the first hijack option.

Investigations into flight MH370 have also looked at passengers, including two who were discovered to have been using fake passports.

However, one of them was found to have been trying to emigrate to Europe and not considered likely to be part of a terrorist organisation.

Aviation expert Jeff Wise, suggested that MH370’s disappearance was a ploy by the Russian government to distract from the conflict in Crimea.

He said: “There could have been a Russian on board who interfered with the systems and left a false trail of breadcrumbs.”

There was one known Russian passenger, Nikolai Brodskii.

However, the plane could also have been hijacked electronically.

Risk management consultant Dr Sally Leivesley told the documentary that without the correct documentation, we do not know who had access to the plane directly before take-off.

She suggested it might have been possible for a saboteur to sneak on with a USB stick and launch a cyberattack on the plane.

She said: “We know from the Malaysian government reports there was a maintenance activity in it February, but in the immediate period before the plane took off we don’t have that history.

“We need to know who had access to the plane.

“Was there an opportunity for someone to get on with a USB stick or in other ways to initiate a cyberattack on the plane so it would never reach its destination?”

Bermuda Triangle: How mystery was finally ‘solved’ after log book discovered

Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, this stretch of water spans across the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of planes and ships are said to have disappeared in mysterious circumstances in what is one of the most heavily travelled shipping lanes in the world. On March 4, 1918, these waters claimed their most infamous victim – the USS Cyclops.

The incident resulted in the single largest loss of life in the history of the US Navy outside of combat and sparked countless theories over how a 500ft vessel could simply disappear.

However, Channel 5’s 2018 documentary “The Bermuda Triangle Enigma” revealed there is actually a logical explanation.

Presenter Ortis Deley told viewers: “[The USS Cyclops] was built specifically for the US Navy to ferry thousands of tonnes of coal across the oceans, refuelling naval steam vessels mid-voyage.

“Today, massive cargo ships coming to Miami are guided through narrow channels by highly skilled pilot boar operators. 

“With America’s entry into World War 1, the Cyclops joined the war effort. 

“She was transporting more than 10,000 tonnes of manganese ore from Barbados to the steelworks in Baltimore, a course that would take her through the Bermuda Triangle.“

Before the USS Cyclops left Jamaica, it filled out documentation detailing several issues with the cargo ship.

These later came to light following an investigation into the disappearance.

Mr Deley went on to explain how the log book showed the Cyclops was suffering from engine failure and was also not used to carrying such heavy loads.

He added: “Steaming out of Barbados on Monday, March 4, 1918, she should have arrived in Baltimore nine days later, but she never did. 

“Barbados was her last officially recorded sighting, something happened on the route.

“A couple of tantalising clues about the disappearance of USS Cyclops later came to light from records of her short stop in Barbados.

“It seems Cyclops was running on just one of her two engines and that she was floating low in the water and lifting heavy.”

Mr Deley then spoke to Jeffrey Poole, an expert pilot working in the port of Miami, who explained what may have happened.

He explained how the unforgiving Atlantic waters may have become too much for an already struggling ship.

He detailed: “I mean, it would be pretty scary as a mariner to be on a ship listing that much, that frequently.

“You could take water over the side of the ship if it’s listing that much and it could also lead to cargo moving.”

MH370 shock theory: Russia ‘planned hijack to distract from Crimea annexation’ – expert

MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The official investigation concluded that the plane most likely ended up at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, but there are many that dispute this. Science journalist Jeff Wise believes the MH370 tragedy was a concerted effort by the Russian government to distract the world from the conflict in Ukraine.

Mr Wise told Channel 5 documentary ‘Flight MH370’: “It turns out that the people who did it was the Russians – that this was an effort by Russian military intelligence.”

He added that he believes Russia was attempting to divert the eyes of the world away from Crimea.

In February-March 2014, the Crimean peninsula was annexed by Russia, following a military intervention in the Ukrainian revolution.

In fact, another Malaysia Airlines plane – MH17 – was shot down over Ukraine in July that same year, killing 298 people.

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Mr Wise said: “You have to understand this comes in the context of Russia has just annexed Crimea.

“It’s getting a lot of heat for it and would really love for people to talk about something else, anything else.

“And so the world’s attention shifts completely away from this nasty business in Ukraine and all the way over here.

The basis for this theory is the idea that Russian military intelligence officers somehow managed to interfere with the aircraft’s communications to send out false information.

One of the most confusing parts of the MH370 mystery is why a hijacker would turn off the transponder and then turn it back on again.

Mr Wise suggested that it was turned off, then fake data fed into the computer, then it was turned back on again.

He said: “I think this reboot is fishy.”

British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat provided data to the official investigation which gave two possible routes the plane could have flown based on communications with MH370 in the hours after it disappeared.

The first corridor does south deep into the Indian Ocean and the second goes north and ends up in Kazakhstan.

Whilst the evidence seems to suggest flight MH370 took the southern corridor, Mr Wise claims this is the fake data being sent out.

Mr Wise said: “It is possible too create a set of data that looks like it’s taking you to the southern Indian Ocean when its actually going in the opposite direction.

“So you could create what is essentially a false trail of breadcrumbs.”

This would explain why no wreckage has ever been found in the Indian Ocean.

Only three confirmed parts of MH370 have been discovered, washed up on the two islands and on a Tanzanian beach

Mr Wise claimed these pieces were planted in order to continue the ruse.

This explanation would fit in with what is known about the hijackers – that they are highly experienced and knowledgeable about flying – and would explain the lack of wreckage.

However, there is no proof that Russia was responsible for this disaster and this is not the theory that is currently held by the authorities.

There are dozens of different theories as to what happened to MH370, who is responsible and where it is now, but to this day it is still a mystery.

UFO sighting: ‘Alien craft’ spotted during NASA Apollo 12 moon walk

The NASA Apollo 12 mission was the second to land men on the Moon. Launched in November 1969, Apollo 12 made headlines around the world only months after Neil Armstrong became the first man on the Moon. Now, almost 60 years after the historic space flight, UFO hunter Scott Waring believes he has spotted an alien UFO looming in the background of a re-examined photo from the NASA Apollo 12 archive. Waring took to his blog to speculate about the strange lunar anomaly.

He said: “It is kind of mind-blowing that these objects are still in NASA’s Apollo 12 index.

“Fortunately for us these anomalies have not been edited out by NASA.

“That does not look like a figment of my imagination or a glitch in the camera.

“The rest of the photo looks fine and it does not look like it is a shadow underneath a black rock.”

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The anomaly on the horizon is so small in the photograph, it has to be significantly enlarged with digital manipulation.

The self-proclaimed UFO expert continues by speculating about the anomaly’s provenance.

Waring said: “It does look like a piece of alien technology – the shape of it suggests it is something that was created.

“But it is does not resemble anything built with human technology, it instead looks like some sort of sophisticated bio-technology.

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“Bio-technology has been designed to grow itself so aliens never need to waste their time with building it.

“It resembles the disk (fellow UFO conspiracy theorist) Bob Lazar said he worked on, which he thought was 3D printed or grown.

“Lazar said the technology works even if you take it apart, the pieces can still connect and communicate with each other.”

However, the video ends with Waring admitting there could be a far more prosaic explanation for the stage speck, saying: “Could it be something stuck to the lens the camera? That would explain it, I guess.”

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The image was obtained from NASA’s Apollo Image Atlas, and documents how the image under scrutiny was shot with a 70mm Hasselblad medium format camera.

And the photograph was shot in Milichius crater, found in the northern part of the Moon’s Mare Insularum.

The video quickly garnered scores of comments on YouTube, with many comparing supposed UFO sighting with the widely-discredited Black Knight satellite theory.

Terrys Theories wrote: “That is really cool Scott. Great find. The astronauts supposedly said that they where being watched, looks like you found proof. Could be the Black Knight or some other type of craft.”

And Corey Frady added: “Reminds me of the black knight satellite? Looks different at different angles. Its rumoured to an alien craft that shifts around.”

However, not everyone is as convinced by Waring’s outlandish claims, with Expattaffy1 writing: “Sheesh, another brain-washed idiot.”

Scientists shocked as surge in mysterious ‘horns’ growing on skulls blamed on smartphones

Scientists have discovered that bizarre horns are growing on an increasing amount of young people. The shock revelation found that the abnormal bone growths appeared to be a strange side effect of constantly hunching over our phone screens. In research from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, almost half of people aged 18 and 30 had developed the bone growths.

The discovery is the first evidence of a skeletal adaptation to advanced technology that has become so popular in daily life. 

The study, which involved more than 200 X-rays of young people aged, uncovered the bone spurs that are also known as enthesophytes.

The new ‘adaptation’ in the skulls of young people has since stunned scientists around the world and gone viral. 

The researchers who led the study explained that the abnormal growths had been caused by long-term pressure on the skeleton, as the head shifts forwards while we use smartphones for extended periods.

Further testing, including MRI scans and blood tests, ruled out the possibility that the growths were the result of genetic factors or inflammation and appeared to point solely to the technology trends.

Dr David Shahar said: “We hypothesise that the sustained increase load at that muscle attachment is due to the weight of the head shifting forward with the use of modern technologies for long periods of time.

“Shifting the head forwards results in the transfer of the head’s weight from the bones of the spine to the muscles at the back of the neck and head.

“The increased load prompts remodelling on both the tendon and the bony ends of the attachment.

“The tendon’s footprint on the bone becomes wider to distribute the load on a larger surface area of the bone.

“What you call it is up to anyone’s imagination. You may say it looks like a bird’s beak, a horn, a hook.”

Scientists admitted that the bone growth is not a problem on its own, but could be a sign of “sustained terrible posture”.

This in turn could trigger chronic pain amd headaches in the long term. 

Enthesophytes are typically seen in older people with poor posture and are the bones’ response to stress, according to the study.

MH370 news: How expert revealed key detail that ‘narrows search for jet’s hijacker’

MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. A report published this week by The Atlantic highlighted new evidence related to the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, who some believe was responsible for hijacking the plane. The article claimed Mr Shah experimented with a similar flight to that of MH370 on his flight simulator and that he had been struggling with mental health issues.

However, the official investigation into MH370 did not find any decisive evidence that Mr Shah was responsible.

That said, one key detail does narrow the search for the plane’s hijacker.

According to Channel 5 documentary ‘Flight MH370’, there is significant evidence that the person in control of the plane is knowledgeable about the flight controls and areas of air traffic control.

The narrator said: “After MH370 closes contact, it seems clear there is someone at the controls.

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“The way it is flying suggestions someone highly qualified with considerable experience.

“Experts argue they are in a hurry.”

For example, the presumed hijacker turned off the transponder, which means they understand how to use the cockpit controls. 

They also flew the plane along a very careful line between the boundaries of air traffic control belonging to Thai and Malaysian military.

This was a clever move, as it meant that each country believed the plane belonged to the other and neither responded, as they assumed the other would be dealing with the situation. 

Aviation expert and science journalist Jeff Wise told the documentary: “It’s accelerating, it’s climbing much faster than a plane would normally go.

“And what this tells us is that whoever took this plane, they know what they are doing, they know how to fly it.

“They know not only how to fly a commercial jetliner, they can fly it aggressively.

“They know about dead zones in air traffic control. So signs of evasion and signs of escape.”

This knowledge and experience does fit with the theory that the pilot is to blame for the incident.

However, Mr Shah is not the only one could know how to do this.

For example, he had a co-pilot and there is also a possibility that a passenger or stowaway with significant knowledge managed to take over the plane.

There are dozens of theories as to what happened to MH370, but it is believed by officials to have crashed into the Indian Ocean.

Kansas City aliens? Orbs hovering over US city spark conspiracy claims – ‘No explanation!’

Up to two white orbs were seen floating over the airport, leaving residents and even the local weather service scratching their heads over what they could be. The National Weather Service wrote on Twitter: “We honestly have no explanation for the floating objects over Kansas City.” This triggered a flurry of replies, with many of the station’s followers speculating they could be UFOs.

One commenter simply posted a GIF of Will Smith’s character in the sci-fi blockbuster Men in Black.

Another replied sarcastically: “Congratulations, this is the tweet of the day!!! As a prize, you get a GIF of two aliens dancing around!!!”

He added four laughing emojis at the end of the response.

Another strangely joked they were flying smoke alarms due to the size of the hovering lights in the image uploaded by the weather service.

Another suggested it was Looney Tunes’ favourite baddie Wile. E. Coyote up to no good, who in the much-loved cartoons typically gets squashed by an an anvil that hovers over him or suspense.

Another, referring to the possibility the lights are aliens, said: “They’ve finally come to end us all.”

Eventually, it was discovered that the objects were nothing more than balloons.

Local radio station KMBC tweeted: “You can relax now! @DARPA spokesperson tells me given the position, it is likely one of their balloons in test flight.”

DARPA is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

In Kansas and Texas, there have been numerous sightings of so-called black triangles.

Locals call them UFOs and claim the large black aircraft with lights at each point have hovered over homes.

Reports have typically been made in remote areas such as densely populated areas and highways, leading US residents to assume objects that appear in the sky are UFOs.

That said, sightings of black triangles have also appeared in the UK.

Examples are in 942 when a woman named Eileen Arnold was walking down Cheltenham high street when she claimed to suddenly experience an altered state of consciousness after seeing one.

In October 1952, two RAF pilots claim they saw three black triangles over Gloucestershire.

MH370 bombshell: ‘Lonely’ pilot PLANNED fatal crash in home simulator report claims

The captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah of the Malaysia Airlines jet, which disappeared five years ago experimented with a flight similar to that of MH370 before the fatal crash a report by US aviation writer William Langewiesche has claimed. The report from US magazine, The Atlantic, reports that an FBI examination has shown that he tried to simulate with a flight profile very similar to that of MH370. While investigating the flight simulator, Dr Victor Iannello revealed that of all the flight simulations the pilot ran, the one closest to MH370 was not a continuous flight.

Every other experiment involved Mr Zaharie taking off with the aeroplane and landing.

However, with the plane profile that matched MH370, the captain continually jumped forward before releasing some fuel until it was all used up.

Dr Iannello believes that the near identical simulation was the captain’s way of replicating his fatal crash.

Speaking of the crash he said: “It’s as if he was simulating a simulation.”

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The news of Mr Zaharie’s flight simulation plans comes in the wake of reports that he was “clinically depressed”.

Mr Langewiesche added: “There is a strong suspicion among investigators in the aviation and intelligence communities that he was clinically depressed.”

The report also goes on to state that Mr Zaharie starved the passengers of oxygen before the pane eventually crashed.

Mr Zaharie reportedly ordered his young co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid out of the cockpit before depressurising the aircraft.

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Upon doing depressurising the plane, Mr Zaharaie apparently climbed to 40,00 feet in order to increase the effect of manual depressurisation.

Although oxygen masks would have been dispensed, at the altitude the plane was travelling at, they would have been rendered useless.

As Mr Langewiesche writes: “An intentional depressurisation would have been an obvious way — and probably the only way — to subdue a potentially unruly cabin in an airplane that was going to remain in flight for hours to come.

“The cabin occupants would have become incapacitated within a couple of minutes, lost consciousness, and gently died without any choking or gasping for air.”

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MH370 shock: Depressed pilot suffocated 238 passengers and flew for hours, expert claims

The captain of the Malaysia Airlines jet which disappeared five years ago was reportedly clinically depressed. Fresh details about Zaharie Ahmad Shah suggest he killed the 238 passengers by starving them of oxygen. The report by US aviation writer William Langewiesche said Mr Zaharie went on to fly alone for hours with the bodies in the plane.

Mr Zaharie was often lonely and sad during the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, according to the report in The Atlantic magazine.

Mr Langewiesche wrote: “There is a strong suspicion among investigators in the aviation and intelligence communities that he was clinically depressed.”

The report suggests Mr Zaharie sent his young co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid out of the cockpit before depressurising the aircraft.

He would have then ensured passengers’ deaths by climbing above cruising altitude to starve them of oxygen.

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While cabin oxygen masks would have dropped, their intended use is for no longer than 15 minutes to altitudes where air is breathable.

However, if the Boeing 777 was at 40,000ft the oxygen masks wouldn’t have worked.

Mr Langewiesche added: “The cabin occupants would have become incapacitated within a couple of minutes, lost consciousness, and gently died without any choking or gasping for air.

“The scene would have been dimly lit by the emergency lights, with the dead belted into their seats, their faces nestled in the worthless oxygen masks dangling on tubes from the ceiling.”

Mr Zaharie would have had access to hours of oxygen after the passengers were dead and later could have depressurised the plane.

Mr Langewiesche dismissed theories of hijackers by noting the plane diverted from its route during a changeover in air traffic control.

He added the plane’s turn towards the Southern Indian Ocean was too tight to be performed by autopilot.

He said: “Whoever was flying MH370 must have switched off the autopilot because the turn the aeroplane then made to the southwest was so tight that it had to have been flown by hand.”

The flight continued for five hours until investigators determined the plane ran out of fuel and spiralled into the sea.

Some pieces of the aircraft have been found but the exact crash site has never been located.

The Australian government also theorised an oxygen defence harmed cabin and crew on the aircraft but believe it would have been accidental.

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MH370 claim: Malaysia’s ‘misleading comments about disabled radio’ revealed

MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Seven days later, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak held a press conference and made a bold announcement. He said: “The Malaysian Airforce primary radar data showed that an aircraft which was believed, but not confirmed, to be MH370 did indeed turn back.”

Mr Razak made a further statement about the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) on MH370.

ACARS allows computers on the plane to relay technical information about its condition to computers on the ground.

However, this system was turned off on MH370.

The Malaysian prime minister added: “We can say to a high degree of certainty that the ACARS was disabled.”

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This would imply that someone was in charge of the controls deliberately taking the plane off-course.

However, aviation consultant Alastair Rosenschein told Channel 5 documentary ‘Flight MH370’ that he is not so sure.

The narrator said: “One expert said using the word disabled was unfortunately misleading.”

Mr Rosenschein said: “There is no way they could know that.

“All they could know was that the transponder was switched off, they stopped receiving those signals.

“Yet, they led everybody into this mindset that it was a deliberate action.”

That said, to switch off the ACARS, an intimate understanding of the cockpit controls is needed.

This does seem to imply that someone with considerable knowledge tried to make the plane ‘go dark’.

According to the Channel 5 documentary, this fact means “mechanical failure is looking less plausible”.

Mr Rosenschein emphasised also the importance of working out exactly what happened to the missing aeroplane.

He said: “This accident may apply to other aircraft or it may have been an engineering repair job which has been done incorrectly and may also affect other makes of aircraft.

“So it is vital that one tries one’s hardest to get to the bottom of it.”