Malaysian airplane still missing; many theories on what happened

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Multiple theories are taking shape around the world as to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it showed up missing last Saturday somewhere over Southeast Asia.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Malaysia Airlines missing jet was found to have “transmitted its location repeatedly to satellites over the course of five hours after it disappeared from radar.”

The big mystery keeping this story in the news is where the plane is now. There are many theories on what happened to the plane, ranging from instant explosion to being hijacked by terrorists.

According to CNN.com there is evidence that the plane continued on for hours after losing contact with air traffic control.

“As evidence grows that the plane could have flown for hours after losing contact with air traffic control, the search area too has grown to include the Gulf of Thailand, South China Sea, Strait of Malacca and the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean,” said Eliott C. MClaughlin and Michael Pearson on CNN.com. “It could be anywhere from India to Australia.”

One of the possible theories is that the plane simply went off course and landed somewhere unknown.

“Some accounts have placed the aircraft hundreds of miles from its expected flight path to Beijing, and authorities have expanded the search area to include that possibility,” said Eliott C. MClaughlin and Michael Pearson on CNN.com.

Another theory is taking shape that the mission airline, flight 370, could have possibly landed in a remote Indian Ocean island chain, according to CNN.com.

News agencies and scientists continue to theorize and search for the lost flight with the latest breaking news reporting that, “Lithium batteries in cargo could have brought down the plane,” according to CNN.com.

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