"Authorities" are saying "foul play" was responsible despite there being no evidence, but hey, it gives the families of the passengers and crew false hope. It simply can't be a straightforward plane crash caused by some major malfunction and a loss of cabin pressure. No, that can't be entertained at all even though it is the only plausible explanation at this point.
I am going with this logical explanation until there are FACTS that state otherwise and not some dumb speculation.
However, on Sunday, Malaysia's transport minister said key communication equipment that keeps the ground updated about the health of a flying aircraft and its engines was disabled on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before the last recorded conversation with the cockpit.
If deliberate action caused the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, who on board may be responsible? WSJ's Linda Freund reports.
"Yes, it was before," Hishammuddin Hussein said at a news conference Sunday in response to a reporter's question about whether the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS, of Flight 370 was disabled before someone said, "All right, good night" from the cockpit.
The ACARS system being disabled before the last voice message from the cockpit backs up thinking by experts that somebody with intricate understanding of the Boeing 777-200 jet and its systems tampered with communication equipment on board. The system apparently could only have been disabled by someone in the cockpit, according to an executive of Rockwell Collins, which bought ARINC, the firm that invented the ACARS system. The executive spoke to The Wall Street Journal on condition of anonymity.
Or it was simply a major mechanical/electrical problem aboard, but we can't have that.
There is an off chance the pilot(s) deliberately crashed the plane as it has happened before in other cases as mentioned in the report, but so far there has been no evidence either pilot was depressed or was in a retaliatory mood.