Anyone obsessed with the disappearance of Flight MH370 knows the name of Jeff Wise, a private pilot and science writer who has frequently appeared on CNN to track new developments in the search for the missing plane. Today he’s here to chat with Gawker readers about his personal theory—detailed in a 95-page Kindle Single and excerpted in New York magazine—for how the passenger jet vanished without a trace on March 8, 2014. It involves bogus flight data, Russian hijackers, and a remote facility in Kazakhstan (among others things).
After four strong signals were heard last week, no new electronic pings have been detected since Tuesday, April 8th, in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. This means (or, keeping in line with nearly every new piece of information about the missing flight: could mean) that the black box's batteries have finally died.
As the month-long time limit on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's battery powered "ping"-emitting black boxes comes close to an end, a Chinese patrol ship searching the southern Indian Ocean as part of the multinational search effort discovered a pulse signal that may (or may not!) lead them to the missing jet.
On Tuesday, Malaysian authorities released the complete transcript of the conversation between Flight 370's pilots and air traffic controllers, just one day after they announced that the final words from the plane's cockpit were "Good night Malaysian three seven zero." The full transcript, via the Associated Press, is below.
Last night, CNN anchor Don Lemon posed an interesting question to his guests: Did a black hole cause Flight 370 to vanish?