Update on 23 March 2014
830 AM Tokyo time/ 730 AM Hong Kong time:
With its satellites, China has found a large object measuring 22.5 meters long and 13 meters wide in the same general area that the satellites of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority earlier found two large objects. This area is among the most remote places on earth, abou 1500 miles off the territorial coast of Australia.
NASA is also now checking its own satellite data to corroborate this.
Update on 21 March 2014
330 PM Tokyo time/ 230 PM Hong Kong time:
20 Filipino crew members onboard the Hoegh St. Petersburg, a Norwegian cargo vessel, arrived in the southern Indian Ocean, dubbed one of the most remote places on earth, to help in the search for the debris spotted by satellite.
Last night, they worked through the night using searchlights on deck. However, so far, neither this cargo ship nor the four airplanes from Australia have been able to locate the debris.
Update on 20 March 2014
12:30 PM Tokyo time/ 1130 AM Hong Kong time:
The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has just announced that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has spotted two objects in the Indian Ocean that may be related to the missing Malaysian Airlines MH 370, via satellite imagery. The largest piece is 24 meters long (79 feet).
"Maybe it's the tail section of the plane," said an independent expert. The tail height of a Boeing 777 is reportedly 60 feet.
A Royal Australian Air Force plane is now attempting to locate the objects.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak tweeted just awhile ago: "Meeting my Chief of Defence Force. After call from @TonyAbbottMHR , awaiting confirmation from Australia on the objects found. #PrayForMH370"
19 March 2014
IS MH 370 IN AFGHANISTAN OR KAZAHKSTAN?
So the latest theory regarding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight #370 (MH 370) is that it may have flown over the Andaman Sea and past India and Pakistan, after all, on its way to Afghanistan or Kazahkstan.
Or to somewhere else in those environs.
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This was previously never a plausible theory, because both the Indian government and the Pakistan governments maintain that a rogue unidentified jet would never be able to fly over their respective air spaces undetected.
This is because both India and Pakistan have very sophisticated radar systems for detecting unauthorized airplanes in their air spaces. Both countries maintain very good defenses against each other, and their defenses include state-of-the-art radar systems.
A THEORY OUT OF LEFT FIELD
But now someone has put forward the theory that MH370 may have indeed flown undetected over India and Pakistan after all, by hiding in the shadow of a Singapore Airlines jet flying from Singapore to Barcelona.
Specifically, this jet is supposed to be Singapore Airlines Flight #68 (SQ 68).
THE INVISIBLE JET
It's a Boeing 777 as well, which makes the theory quite plausible. The SQ68 pilot and his team would not have known that MH 370 was hiding in their shadow, either, because the transponder of MH 370 had been disabled.
So it was basically invisible to other jets.
This theory was plotted out by a hobby pilot named Keith Ledgerwood.
In the absence of concrete information on what really happened to MH 370 after it disappeared from the radars of the Thai military, many observers are starting to seriously consider this possibility.
Can MH 370 be somewhere in Afghanistan or Kazahkstan after all?
This handful includes a worker on an oil rig off the coast of Vietnam, several fishermen in Indonesia and Malaysia, and even an entire neighborhood of villagers on an atoll in the Maldives.
None of these reported sightings has been conclusive, so everyone else is at the edge of their seats these days, praying and waiting to find out.
We at Travelife Magazine continue to pray
for the safety and speedy return
of all passengers and crew onboard MH 370.