Expert Believes Missing Malaysian Jet Is Being Held for Ransom
The more time that passes, the wider the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 becomes. After starting in the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, the plane’s last confirmed location, efforts are now expanding west into the vastness of the Indian Ocean. (CNN)
Rick Matthews of the National Center for Security and Preparedness, believes missing flight MH370 is being held for ransom.
CBS Local reported:
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Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is no closer to being found as the disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people nears its two-week mark.
Pilot suicide, terrorism and hijacking are some possibilities that are being theorized to the plane as the search area expanded to 7 million square miles. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said last week that “there are a number of possible scenarios that are being investigated as to what happened to the flight.”
Rick Mathews, of the National Center for Security & Preparedness at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy of SUNY Albany, tells CBSDC that there is another theory that should be put into play: the missing flight is being held for ransom by a group of individuals, maybe including people from the flight crew.
“You want to most likely hide the plane so that it will not be seen and get these people away from there. You want a place to prove life, confirm the fact that they are alive without giving away their location,” Mathews told CBSDC, adding that this was an “internal hijacking” that might have been perpetrated by one or more members of the crew.
Mathews feels the hijackers will go public “anytime now” because the weight of the world and governments will be on them.
The Washington Post reported today that a simple computer upgrade would have provided critical information to help find the missing airline.