On May 5, officials from Malaysia, Australia and China decided to expand the search for the missing MH370 beyond a remote area of the Indian Ocean off Western Australia. MH370's flight path will be re-examined, going back to step 1.
All data obtained from fruitless search will be re-analysed by Wednesday.
"We've got to this stage of the process where it's very sensible to go back and have a look at all of the data that has been gathered, all of the analysis that has been done and make sure there's no flaws in it, the assumptions are right, the analysis is right and the deductions and conclusions are right," Mr Angus Houston, head of the search operation, said in a press conference in Canberra.
He added that the underwater search will continue on for up to another year.
Australian Transport Minister Warren Truss admitted all efforts made were unsuccessful.
"Unfortunately, all of that effort has found nothing. We've been confident on the basis of the information provided that the search area was the right one, but in practice, that confidence has not been converted into us discovering any trace of the aircraft."
As the nations searching for the missing plane were back to square one, one theory traced back all theorists surrounding MH370, sewing them all together.
For Dr Steve Pieczenik, one of the world's most experienced international crisis managers and hostage negotiators, the Americans have put up a good show with MH370, with Australians as its co-actors.
Pieczenik had 20 years of experience handling international crises for five US administrations - as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Bush Sr. and was a Senior Policy Planner under president Reagan; worked directly with, and reported directly to, Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, George Schultz and James Baker, as well as the respective White Houses.
"The Americans have put up a good show. First diverting all the attention and search effort in the South China Sea while the plane made their way to Indian Ocean. Then they came out with some conflicting statement and evidence to confuse the world. The Australians are the co-actor," he wrote in his blog.
Pieczenik noted an incident in Feb 2014 where while Americans were withdrawing from Afghanistan, Talibans hijacked and ambushed their convoy and seized the command and control system which weighed about 20 tons and packed into 6 crates.
The Talibans planned to sell the American control system to the Russians and the Chinese. While Russia was busy in its own crisis, China took the opportunity to negotiate for the control system which could render all American drones futile. China sent its 8 most reputable scientists to check for the system before paying.
Pieczenik alleged that on March 2014, these 8 scientists and the 6 crates went to Malaysia where they kept the cargo in the Embassy under diplomatic protection. To safely transport the cargo, they had it via a civilian aircraft - MH370 - thinking Americans will not likely hijack a civilian flight.
America, on the other hand, asked for Israeli intelligence to have the cargo back in its custody. The country then sent five Americans and two Israeli agents on board the Malaysian plane. As remembered, MH370 had 2 "Iranian" with stolen passports.
"When MH370 is about to leave the Malaysian air space and reporting to Vietnamese air control, one American AWAC jammed their signal, disabled the pilot control system and switched over to remote control mode. That was when the plane suddenly lost altitude momentarily," Pieczenik wrote.
He said that AWAC were all installed with a remote control system following the 911 tragedy.
At this point, American/Israeli agents switched off the transponder and other communication system -- changed course and flew westwards.
"The plane flew over North Sumatra, Anambas, South India and then landed at Maldives (some villagers saw the aircraft landing), refueled and continued its flight to Diego Garcia, the American Air Base in the middle of Indian Ocean. The cargo and the black box box were removed. The passengers were silenced via natural means, lack of oxygen. They believe only dead people will not talk. The MH370 with dead passengers were air borne again via remote control and crashed into South Indian Ocean, make it to believe that the plane eventually ran out of fuel and crashed, and blame the defiant captain and co-pilot," Pieczenik said, weaving all popular theories on MH370 all together.
Pieczenik, in his web site, encourages all opinion and reactions about his theory.
Pieczenik, by the way, is an acclaimed author of psycho-political thrillers and the co-creator of the New York Times best-selling "Tom Clancy's Op-Center" and "Tom Clancy's Net Force" book series.