Malaysian Airline Flight 370: Is There a Cover-Up by the CIA, Malaysian Government? Did the Plane Land in Diego Garcia and Disembark the Dead Passengers, Crew?
By Vittorio Hernandez | March 30, 2014 2:58 AM EST
More theories are being floated on the reasons behind the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. One theory cited by Web site Presstv.ir is that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is involved why the ill-fated Boeing 777 is still missing.
Hacktivists have hit the CIA website twice before (Reuters)
The Web site pointed out that the 777 is a fly by wire jet whose control system could be remotely piloted by the CIA in case of an emergency. Presstv said it verified that fact with Boeing and commercial pilots.
It insists of a cover-up and media's silence on it. The report said while the world was told that the jet was lost, it was allegedly being monitored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its regional defense partners via the secret systems installed in the plane.
It cited a 2006 Boeing announcement in Flight Global written by John Croft of the plane manufacturer receiving a U.S. patent for a system that upon activation takes away all controls from the pilot and could return the plan to a predetermined landing location.
The system could be activated by the pilots, onboard sensors or remotely using radio of satellite links of government agencies such as the CIA.
The article also claimed that the technical staff at Rolls Royce also monitored the plane's flight, citing a Wall Street Journal report. It said the technicians even reported the plane's position to the British government. The Boeing 777 uses Rolls Royce Trent engines which Rolls Royce leases to airlines and monitors all the time while the jet is flying.
Presstv then cited its sources that the plane landed on Diego Garcia, refueled, the dead passengers dropped off and the jet moved elsewhere.
However, some readers of Presstv, in its comment section, doubted the CIA angle of the article by Gordon Duff, a Marine Vietnam veteran and senior editor at Veterans Today.
Reader jACK DAVITT wrote, "The logic in this article is so shoddy. Why not say the autopilot remote system failed and that is the cover up. That has a miniscule shred of being possible."
Terry Scott added, "Don't know why you would publish this unsubstantiated garbage, but this is the end for me and yahoo."
But John, who said he is a pilot, commented that "Throughout the search, it has been obvious that someone wants us to believe the Ocean Crash. But it doesn't add up ... I know that many clues point to a landing."
The lingering doubt that Malaysian authorities are allegedly hiding something is shared by relatives of Chinese passengers. The anger of the kin was so much that police had to intervene and protect the Malaysian officials who came to explain what happened to the grieving relatives staying at the Lido Hotel in Beijing.
One relative in the audience, quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, shouted, "The Malaysian government is deceiving us. They don't dare to face us. The Malaysian government are the biggest murderers."
Malaysian acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein said Kuala Lumpur is working with Chinese authorities and a Chinese working group to create a more conducive atmosphere for future briefings.
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