Expert provides theory on how missing flight MH370 actually got lost

  • A retired Qantas captain has claimed flight MH370 could have ‘easily been sabotaged’ from inside the aircraft
  • Mike Glynn claims someone could have made everyone onboard go unconscious before downing the plane
  • Next month marks 10 years since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing

Published on Feb 22, 2024 at 5:36 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Feb 23, 2024 at 1:14 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

According to one pilot, the missing MH370 flight may have been tampered with from inside the plane.

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went missing in March 2014 en route from the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, to Beijing, China.

The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, mysteriously lost contact, and was never seen again.

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To this day, how the flight and its 239 passengers went missing remains unknown.

As to be expected, there’s been no shortage of theories, including that captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah may have crashed the plane in a murder-suicide plot.

Then-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak claimed there was a “high degree of certainty” that communications with MH370 were taken out deliberately.

But now retired Qantas captain Mike Glynn has claimed there are ways in which someone could have incapacitated passengers from inside the plane.

“[They’d] make sure the door’s locked, so no one can get in. Nothing that anyone could do,” he told Sky News.

“When you open these outflow valves, the aircraft depressurizes very quickly.

“If the aircraft’s not going to descend, you’ll start to feel very hypoxic within three or four minutes.”

Hypoxia occurs when the body doesn’t get sufficient oxygen, often resulting in a loss of consciousness.

Mr Glynn also stated that it would have bene easy for someone to keep people out of the cockpit.

“The door will automatically close, and you can lock it by this switch,” he explained.

“And you can also, there’s a manual deadbolt that prohibits any sort of entry into the flight deck. You can have a full-on attack on the door, it’s not going to change a thing,” he added.

There were a number of areas suggested as potential locations where the plane could have crashed when MH370 went missing.

However, a group of experts are now claiming the mystery surrounding Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 could be solved in “days”.

Aerospace specialist Jean-Luc Marchand and pilot Patrick Blelly are calling for a new search based on new leads they’ve discovered about the fateful flight.

During a lecture before the Royal Aeronautical Society last year, the pair said they were confident the entire proposed search area could be covered in 10 days.

We have done our homework. We have a proposal … the area is small and considering new capabilities it will take 10 days,” Marchand said. 

“It could be a quick thing. Until the wreckage of MH370 is found, nobody knows [what happened]. But, this is a plausible trajectory,” Marchand added, reports

The experts have called on the Australian Transport Safety Authority, Malaysian government, and exploration company Ocean Infinity to begin a new search for missing flight MH370.

In more positive news, a former RAF pilot has taken to the skies in a Spitfire aged 102 years old.


Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.