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Information vacuum breeds wild theories over missing MH370 plane

Published on Mar 19, 2014 1:47 PM
One new theory exploding across social media is that a cockpit fire or other emergency disabled MH370's communications and forced the pilots into a heroic attempt to land in a nearby Malaysian airfield. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - The ice-cold trail for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has spawned an expanding array of theories - from the sensible to the outlandish - as a fascinated public attempts to fill the information vacuum.

Did distressed pilots veer toward a nearby airstrip?

Was the plane hidden under another jet's radar "shadow"?

Did it fly on for hours past the remote Maldives?

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