‘It is conclusive’: Malaysian official says 777 was hijacked

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Malaysian government official late Friday night said it was “conclusive” that the missing Malaysian Airlines 777 had been hijacked and steered off course.

The Associated Press reports:

Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday.

No motive has been established and no demands have been made known, and it is not yet clear where the plane was taken, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. The official said that hijacking was no longer a theory.

“It is conclusive,” he said.

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Some are unconvinced by the unnamed official’s conclusion.

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