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originally posted by: TheLieWeLive
Where is the option for the plane being shot down because it was hijacked?
I think it was deemed a threat and it was taken out without necessarily using any new weapon as the poll suggests.
originally posted by: WarminIndy
And that is why I said Vietnam.
In the hour and a half it took to go off radar, it should have made it across North Vietnam, but the signals indicate that at that time, it was still over Kuala Lumpur.
originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
My vote is that there was a fire, and the pilot lost avionics. He attempted to extinguish the fire by disabling as many electrical systems as possible and ascended to reduce oxygen, while also turning towards a secondary airport. Failing to extinguish the fire, he descended to land at secondary airport but was overcome by fumes. Oxygen masks were not deployed due to their fire hazard.
All those on board were overcome by smoke and lack of oxygen and expired.
The plane levelled out and continued on a slow arc to the south west, travelling low and on the borders between radar limits. The plane continued until it ran out of fuel and ditched, fairly cleanly. Little debris and it sank after a while.
The only 'conspiracy' component were those who should have handed over between countries, not following protocol and missing the signs that there was something wrong, and the subsequent cover up of their negligence.