Malaysian Airlines has stirred another controversy when it asked the families of the passengers to provide the samples of their DNA for what they said was for forensic records, reports said but the families are surprised as no trace of the airlines was announced so far, let alone the bodies of the passengers of the plane, which disappeared over the Indian Ocean on March 8, with 239 people on board.
DNA samples help trace the decomposed bodies of passengers and the request has stunned many of them as the raison de’ etre seems to be defeating the purpose stated merely as to “provide care and assistance” to the families affected by the MH370 tragedy.
Dangerous Lithium Batteries in Cargo?
Another latest theory suggested that the 440 pounds worth lithium batteries being carried by missing Boeing 777 in its cargo could have heated to cause a massive explosion. Citing a simulation test conducted by the US Federal Aviation Administration, reports said even a single battery heating up could result in temperatures rising up to 1,100 degrees that can cause an explosion.
If lithium batteries was the cause, the fumes from explosion may have spreaded poisonous air in to the cabin resulting in unconsciousness among the passengers and crew, suggesting the plane flew for hours on autopilot mode before crashing into the Indian Ocean.But aviation safety expert Han Weber was quoted to have brushed aside the theory as “fire suppression system should have addressed the fire.” It would have given pilots to alert passengers to put on masks or the plane would have immediately crashed into the waters than flying for hours after the incident.
World War III Move by Russia?
Meanwhile, raising World War III reference, an adventure writer said the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 could be in Kazakhstan, as part of a hijacking by Russia. Jeff Wise, also a member of the Independent Group dedicated to conduct their own investigation of the disappearance of MH370, in an article floated the theory supported with developments preceding the disappearance of the aircraft.
Just a day before, US President signed the decree to impose sanctions against Russia over Ukraine and that Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, warned that the sanctions would have a boomerang effect. Similar scenario preceded the downing of MH17 on July 16, when Obama had announced new sanctions against Russia. This time, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the new sanctions are going to be harmful to America’s national interests and the next day MH17 was shot down.
Wise, in his article titled “The Spoof” tried to draw inferences from three passengers, one Russian and two Ukrainians — Nikolai Brodsky, Oleh Chustrak and Serhei Deineka — whose purpose of travel on the missing aircraft was questionable. Moreover, both Russia and Ukraine have declined to heed Malaysia’s request to conduct background checks about its citizens aboard the missing plane.