My Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 Conspiracy Theory


There are a lot of theories of what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Since no one really knows anything of substance about actually happened to the flight we are left to speculate. Today the Malaysian government went on record to announce that they believe that terrorism or highjacking by an expert is a likely scenario.

The only problem is that we don’t know who did it, how they did it, why they did it nor to we know where the aircraft went after last contact.

I have believed from the beginning that foul play was involved. However, until the latest release of information about the aircraft’s movements and the apparently deliberate shutdown of the aircraft’s ACARS system did I begin to imagine what might have occurred.

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I suspect that one of the pilots, possibly both, but more than likely one acted to seize the aircraft. My guess is that the whichever pilot did this was acting as part of a broader plot involving a Central Asian separatist group, possibly the Moslem Uighur’s of China. Since approximately two thirds of the passengers were Chinese this makes some sense. Various Uighur groups have committed violent terrorist attacks in China so they should be suspected.

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If not the Uighur’s there are numerous other separatist groups and terrorist organizations in Central Asia with motivation and ability to conduct such an operation. The pilot, involved could have become radicalized in his Moslem beliefs, or have some other basis for cooperating with such a group.


My theory is that a pilot smuggled a small amount of a form of hydrogen cyanide, which the Germans used in the Second World War in the gas chambers of Auschwitz under the name Zyklon-B. That formula is still produced in the Czech Republic under the trade name Uragan D2, which is used in many countries to eradicate insects and small animals. In a confined space such as an airliner a small canister of these crystals could kill everyone on board in under 10 minutes. Once the hijacker reaches his destination the aircraft can be ventilated and safely used again.


The scenario goes like this. The pilot with the canister kills or incapacitates his fellow pilot after the aircraft reaches cruising altitude. He then dons a protective mask (gas mask) and gloves opens the door to the cabin and releases the toxin. He then rapidly closes and locks the door to the flight deck while the poison does its job. Within three minutes all passengers and crew are incapacitated and with 10 minutes all are dead. The pilot remains in the cockpit disables the ACARS system and flies the aircraft to a remote airfield in Central Asia, or other remote location where the aircraft is hidden. The terrorists the ventilate the aircraft and remove the bodies. The aircraft is then, with the help of the pilot readied for future use.


In such a case no terrorist group would claim credit for the seizure of the aircraft. It would be their hope that authorities would finally assume that the aircraft crashed in the Indian Ocean. The aircraft could then be outfitted for whatever use the terrorists desire, including as suicide aircraft.


This is a very dark and macabre scenario, but it does answer the who, why and how questions that plague us now. As more facts come out, information about both pilots, other passengers on the aircraft as well as the flight path we will find out more.

Again, this is just my conspiracy theory. I have no proof of anything. But do believe that this is a possible scenario that can be supported by the technology involved as well as the situation surrounding the flight. It explains while cell phones continued to operate but no contact was made. It provides some motive particularly if it is a Uighur group with anti-Chinese views.

Of course I would like to be wrong on every count. Maybe I have read too many Tom Clancy novels and watched too many crime shows. The thought of anyone doing such a thing is too frightening to contemplate, but those who can do such evil are incapable of empathy for their victims.


Padre Steve+


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10 responses to “My Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 Conspiracy Theory

  1. Andy Fant

    G*d, I hope you’re wrong, but this is getting to look less like a conspiracy theory and more like the skeleton of a reasonable scenario. Unless I am mistaken, the cyanide wouldn’t even have been necessary. If one of the pilots or a trained passenger subdued the rest of the flight deck crew, the trip above the service ceiling to 45,000 feet (combined with shutting off the cabin air compressors) would have ensured that everyone without supplemental oxygen was incapacitated and then killed from anoxia.

  2. I believe you know what you’re talking about, Padre.

  3. mywartoo

    Here’s a conspiracy theory I came upon last night and found completely credible. IMHO, it’s all been maniupulated to keep us folks down here- riled, paranoid and angry.

    • padresteve

      Sorry, that is a paranoid conspiracy theory with no evidence to back it up. In fact I almost didn’t approve the comment.

      • mywartoo

        It is tough to distinguish truths from untruths today. So much information flying at us from all directions. Yes, you’re right about there being nothing to support it.

  4. drdenis

    I immediately told my wife upon the first report that the plane was hijacked. But didn’t have enough information to go beyond that. Perhaps you may be right. Time will tell.

  5. Oh, come on Padre, don’t you know it was the Venusians? Same folks who beamed up the battleship Sao Paolo, the British-built Brazilian WW1-era dreadnought that disappeared while being towed to Britain for scrap. They needed more museum entries, don’t ya know. 😉
    The part that seriously bugs me (yes, the above was my trademark BS – though the alien-abduction story really does exist) is the insistence that one of the flight crew participated or helped. I’ve never even BEEN in a 777 cockpit, but it would take me about 2 hours on the Net to find the information to disconnect or shutoff the various systems, including the engine-tracking system whose “pings” have figured significantly in determining which way the plane went after going “dark”. I’m willing to bet some variation of your theory proves ultimately true – one or more of the passengers doing the dirty work, with no help from the flight crew (who were probably dead VERY shortly after the last radio call).

    • padresteve

      Always glad to have you back. I always love your comments and I love this one. I’ll have to look up the San Paolo. Sounds interesting.


  6. Jean Gruninger

    I totally think this is a realistic theory. That is what came to my mind in the first place. And I am not alone. Good point about the poision, but I also think that the altitude which they have been talking about recently, also could have cause oxygen deficiency in the cabin. Yes, I think we have not seen the last of this plane and it will be intact for its next journey.

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