A recent article by the Telegraph UK sought to unravel some of the biggest aviation mysteries in the world. We have all wondered what happened to Malaysian Airplane, whether Bermuda triangle is real and whether the story of D B Cooper is real. The article by the Telegraph covered more including the fate of TWA Flight 800, the fate of Air France Flight 447 and much more.
Air France Flight 447
Few can remember flight 447 that was flying to Paris from Rio de Janeiro carrying 12 crew members and 226 passengers. The plane disappeared from the radar on 1st June during the early hours of the day. This is a plane that was considered state of the art and had never been involved in a major accident. This might be the reason that took Air France six hours to admit the disappearance. To make things worse, it took the airline two days to find the missing plane. As for the black boxes, they could only be recovered two years later. The airline declared that the accident was as a result of obstruction of pilot tubes which led to a problem with the auto pilot. Human error also contributed to the accident with the pilot being accused of sleeping for one hour before the flight.
Modern Mystery of Malaysia Airlines
Till today, nobody has a clue where Malaysia Airline Flight 370 disappeared to. The plane had been on a flight path to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur in March 2014. Three years later, all we have are theories suggesting about the disappearance of the plane. Some people believe that the plane was shot down. It could have been brought down by a training exercise between the Thai Army and the United States Army near the South China Sea. Other people believe that the plane was hijacked to be used during the 13th anniversary of 9/11 attacks. They still believe that the people who hijacked the plane are still preparing to use the plane for a terrorist attack.
Some people believe that the plane was hijacked by Russians after their president Vladimir Putin gave the order. The last theory suggests that the plane landed on an island. The island suspected most is a British owned island known as Diego Garcia Island. The island is used as a US Military Base. Due to the traction of the theory, US Military officials came out denying that they had a hand in the disappearance of the Plane.