In the exhaustive search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, strange and disturbing details are slowing leaking, revealing disturbing possibilities for the outcome of the 239 passengers.
New information suggests that a piece of the aircraft may have been found.
TheBlaze reports that Vietnamese authorities searching waters for the missing Boeing 777 jetliner spotted an object Sunday that they suspected was one of the plane’s doors, as international intelligence agencies joined the investigation into two passengers who boarded the aircraft with stolen passports, according to the AP.
The state-run Thanh Nien newspaper cited Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of staff of Vietnam’s army, as saying searchers in a low-flying plane had spotted an object suspected of being a door from the missing jet. It was found in waters about 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of Tho Chu island, in the same area where oil slicks were spotted Saturday.
The mystery deepened after the Malaysian government confirmed that four individuals may have boarded with false documents.
According to The Washington Post, the information about the suspect passengers has led to speculation about terrorism and added to the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a red-eye carrying passengers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing that vanished from radar after midnight Saturday.
Saturday European officials indicated two of the people on board were using passports that had been stolen in Thailand. On Sunday Malaysia’s transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, said Malaysian intelligence officials were also checking the identities of two other passengers, according to The Associated Press.
“All the four names are with me and have been given to our intelligence agencies,” Hishammuddin said, according to The AP. “We do not want to target only the four; we are investigating the whole passenger manifest. We are looking at all possibilities.”
Possibly the most suspicious detail is that there was no distress signal from the plane’s plots. Along with the stolen passports and potential debris and oil, it appears that the plane may have been commandeered, at one point, through a potential act of terrorism, perhaps foiled by individuals aboard the flight.
While it remains a mystery for the moment, it is known that there were no reports of bad weather in the area, and authorities continue to search for the Boeing 777-200 and the passengers who boarded.