UAE joins search for Flight MH370 as conspiracy theories about mystery plane go wild
The fate of the 239 passengers onboard the MH370 is still unknown. (AFP)
The UAE Armed Forces has joined the search team for the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft which vanished on March 8, the state news agency WAM news agency said Monday.
According to WAM, the UAE Armed Forces is using two "Search and Rescue" air crafts in the search, which covers an area stretching over the Indian Ocean to Australia and north over an area extending to south and central Asia.
There are 26 countries currently taking part in the huge search operation.
The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing ten days ago with 239 passengers on-board after leaving Kuala Lumpar for Beijing.
The international community has been gripped by the mystery of Flight MH370. It's left airline officials across the world scratching their heads as to how a Boeing 777-200ER carrying over 200 passengers could have disappeared.
On Monday, it was revealed by Malaysia Airline's chief executive that the co-pilot of spoke the last words heard from the cockpit as investigators consider suicide by the captain or first officer as the latest possible explanation for the disappearance.
Suspicions of hijacking or sabotage had taken root good and proper on Sunday when it was revealed that the last radio message from the plane - an informal "all right, good night" - was spoken after the tracking system, known as "ACARS", was shut down.
Among the conspiracy theories floating around, many believe that the plane was diverted - perhaps by thousands of miles off course - by someone with a deep knowledge of the airplane and commercial navigation, according to Arabian Business.
Among those on-board the airplane were two Iranian asylum seekers who were travelling with fake passports.
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