by Editor (Editor's Desk, Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 2, Jumada' al-Akhirah, 1435)
There is something really curious about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. How can a huge plane like Boeing 777-200 simply disappear into thin air without a trace?
We do not subscribe to conspiracy theories but there is something really curious about a jumbo jet — Boeing 777-200 plane — simply disappearing after take-off and nobody has any clue as to what happened to it. The agony of the relatives of those onboard is completely understandable but the manner in which the Malaysian government has handled the situation raises more questions than it answers.
Search operations have been intensified in the southern Indian Ocean hundreds of miles from the Australian coast. How did the plane end up so far away from its assigned flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing? Even the various types of debris that search teams claim to have sighted often turns out to be seaweed. It is possible that the plane may have plunged into the sea but why did it take nearly three weeks to figure that out?
In the age of super technology and with everything monitored 24/7 it stretches the limits of credulity to be told that nobody knew what happened to the plane. Rolls Royce, the British manufacturers of the engines, was constantly monitoring the engines on their computers. Why was this information not communicated to Malaysia Airlines or the government earlier?
The Chinese government has demanded that Malaysia hand over hard data about what it now claims happened to the plane. The information provided so far raises more questions and suspicions than answers. There is something really fishy going on here.