The plot thickens in the mystery of the missing Boeing 777. After the transponder went silent, automatic signals from the plane’s engines kept functioning for several more hours, revealing abrupt changes in course and altitude. Then those shut off, but the satellite that receives the data kept its “handshake” with the plane. That, plus a couple of possible radar sightings from the Malaysian military suggest the plane may have stayed in the air for 7 hours.
Investigators are now saying that all of this can only be accounted for by “deliberate action” from the cockpit. That means the plane was hijacked or stolen by a crew member. There are countless little islands with WWII-era landing fields that could hide the plane. This means that someone has 239 hostages, if they are still alive. And that someone has a massive flying weapon.
UPDATE: The pilot is looking really suspicious.