What happened to the Malaysian plane MH370 (where is the black box)

It is common for the planes to get lost or crash in the course of the journey. However, the loss is the Malaysian place in the early last year perplexed many, since the plane was never traced. Many countries joined in the search, both sea and land, to uncover the mystery of the loss of the plane with no success. Therefore, people keep on wondering what could have happened to the lost plane and its black box, resulting in several possible theories.

It is possible that the plane could have been shot down, either accidentally or intentionally, while traversing the large water bodies (William 3). During the period when the Malaysian plane disappeared, there was a joint military exercise in the South China Sea involving the Americans and Thailand. Therefore, it is possible that the plane was hit by a military warhead that burned and spoiled its body parts beyond recognition, including the black box (Ashton, Shuster, Colledge, & Dickson 12). According to Heires, it is possible that the Malaysian plane was hijacked by terrorists who were out to advance their own selfish agenda (5). This theory is supported by the fact that the body parts, including the black box, could have been found if the plane would have crashed. It is also possible that the engine of the plane collapsed during flight, thus causing the plane crash in the deep waters (Keith 288). After the plane crash, it emerged that the some American fighter jet engines had disappeared only to be traced in Malaysia.

Despite the common belief that the plane was shot in the midair, it could have been very easy to spot the fragments of its body parts flowing in the vast water bodies of the South China Sea (William 26). However, the massive air and water search by joint experts from various countries did not find any floating or sunk object of a plane crash. In addition, the terrorists who would have shot the plane would have claimed responsibility the way they usually do after such incidences. For military trainings, it is very hard for them to shoot a plane accidentally since most of their operations are carried out with great caution and in safe zones to avoid injury to the people and their property (Ashton, Shuster, Colledge, & Dickson 17). If at all the Malaysian planes was hit by a military warhead, the black box could have been traced and secured since it is made in such a manner that it doesn’t get spoiled that easily. According to Kevin, it is also unlikely that the missing Malaysian plane was hijacked by terrorists who were out to advance their own selfish course (176). In most cases, terrorists take responsibility for such actions and they would have been quick to tell the whole world of the success of their operations. In addition, several months have elapsed since the plane went missing without tracing the plane from any location. If the plane would have been hijacked by the terrorist, it would have been possible to track the train under advanced radar systems in any part of the world.

In conclusion, the missing Malaysian plane is still a mystery since the real cause of the disappearance has not been established. This has opened the window for speculation and conspiracy theories that lack proofs. However, it is apparent that something happened to the missing Malaysian plane, which frustrated the joint efforts by different countries to uncover the real cause of the disappearance.

Work Cited

Ashton, Chris., Shuster, Bruce., Colledge, Gary., Dickinson, Mark. The Search for MH370. Journal of Navigation, 2015, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p1-22.

Heires, Katherine. “Missing Plane Renews Flight Tracking Debate.” Risk Management 61.6 (2014): 4-6. ProQuest. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.

Keith, Alverson. Environment: Ocean pollution foils search for plane. Nature, 2014, Vol. 509 Issue 7500, p288-288.

Kevin, Brown. Missing Jet Engines Spark Crisis in Malaysia. DISAM Journal of International Security Assistance Management. 2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p175-176

William, Dennis. Electronics, Drones and Satcoms in Missing Jet Search. Engineering & Technology, 2014, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p26-27. 2p.

William, Dennis. Missing Aircraft was Carrying Mystery Cargo. Engineering & Technology, 2014, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p18-18. 3/4p.