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.

  • Trixie0313

    Ok so where’s the plane now and if there is no motive how can it be conclusive that it’s been hijacked. There full of crap.

    • YesterdayzNewz

      Yes, they’re full of crap. They’ve been full of crap for decades. Their viewers depend on half of the news they put on there.

      • Trixie0313

        Agreed…

      • nickshaw

        Lemme’ guess.
        You’re talking about Fox, right?
        So, simply repeating what Malaysian officials state makes Fox full of crap?
        Good to know.
        Tell me, what do you call it when the LSM just makes stuff up?

    • Walter Sobchak

      Given their record of making multiple erroneous statements with one government spokesperson saying one thing and another saying the exact opposite, conflicting info from different countries, and the like, I would agree. Nobody knows what’s going on. My guess is that its final destination was Davey Jones’ locker, but who knows. At this point I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if it pulled up to a gate at O’Hare and lizard people disembarked. That’s how bizarre this entire debacle has been, and for all we know it’s just getting started.

    • Ethanery

      Well, it’s not conclusive from the evidence I’ve seen, but it is the most likely scenario, why else would it change direction multiple times and why else would the plane’s devices be turned off (not all at once, but gradually). The other hypotheses don’t seem nearly as likely, but I could be wrong.

      Edit: silly grammar mistake fixed.

    • Von

      The only people full of crap are the Obama administration , they knew within 24 that the plane was hijacked .. But like every other terrorist attack they delay days and if they could weeks to get out the information and see if the media will allow then to call it anything but what it is … work place aggression, spontaneous mobs mad about video, a kid alienated by American culture…

      Obama and the clowns that surround him don’t want to admit that the only thing the did these last 6 years was kill a old man who was isolated in Pakistan… And bomb a lot of innocent people around the world with drones.

  • Maxx

    When a commercial plane continues to fly for significant time without their transponder operating, your gut instinct is the plane has been hijacked either by people entering the cockpit or the pilot(s) themselves. As soon as reports began coming in about the plane turning course without communications either via radio or transponder, I immediately thought “someone is taking that plane to land, not to crash,” which isn’t to declare that goal was reached. It might have ended up in the Bay of Bengal but I wouldn’t rule out that it safely landed….somewhere.

    • Trixie0313

      My thoughts at first as well… but when someone hijacks a plane they usually want someone to know about it and have demands right??

      • Maxx

        Exactly. You turn off all comms when you DON’T want to talk to anyone or state your intentions. Once you’ve established a conversation, you’ll have a world of intel tracking you. Certainly not what you want if your intent is to poach a $50 million aircraft out from under the eyes of a watching world. It goes without saying if the above scenario is true and indeed they landed the plane, what on earth is the fate of the people onboard? Are they being held as hostages in case the plane is discovered or worse….well…the mind wanders.

        Frankly, this is all starting to sound like a Liam Neeson movie.

        • Kleverabevera

          It is sounding like a Neeson movie or even a Tom Clancy book.

          Absence of any demands the only thing I could think of is to use it for an attack. Perhaps load a nuke on board, and then fly to a population center?

          If they still had the passengers on board that might would get them close enough to a city. Or is that too outrageous of an idea?

          • $7610427

            After 9/11…nothing is outrageous…

          • Frogmouth

            Outrageous but not altogether unlikely.

          • Ken Alan Draper

            But it would be so much easier to lease an airliner then to steal one. Stealing one puts the world’s intelligence & law enforcement on guard.

        • Jessica

          I was thinking that movie ‘Air Force One’ with Harrison Ford. But now for the naive question: why would someone want to hold 200+ people prisoner? It just seems logical to me that if they were hijacked (which given the last press conference, that is my suspicion) then the perpetrators would want to make a big show about it, not fly to an unknown location and hold all these people hostage without so much as a word about it.

          • Blake Waymire

            If they did want the plane, they might not have needed those 200+ prisoners once they landed (good human shield if the plane were to be discovered mid flight). It’s a frightening thought, but at this point we can’t rule much out. I hope the UK has Rolls-Royce keeping an eye on those engines in the event they start up again.

          • Richard Jefferies

            They might not want the passengers, which would be tragic for them, they may just want the plane to be used in some nefarious act in the future. As Maxx said, just because they intended to do something, or are intending to do something, doesn’t mean they were or will be successful, but I agree that you don’t go dark unless you are trying to escape detection.

          • carmenta

            I think the passengers are dead already – possibly gassed during the flight if/when the plane was taken over – but however it happened, they’re already gone.

          • Nan

            Most of the passengers are Chinese. What if it’s Uighar separatists wanting to use them as leverage?

        • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

          I was thinking more James Bond-ish.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          Unless the 777 has a faulty Comms MUX bus wire bundle problem, i.e. overheating that melts it and disables all the Comm systems that everybody is talking about. And if it migrated to the fly-by-wire flight control systems, that would explain the aircraft’s atitude changes, after turning back to their alternate airfield (explaining the WSW turn). Think of an electonic version of the 1989 United Flight 232 that flew almost an hour after it threw a fan rotor that severed all of its hydraulic controls.

      • KBS2011

        ..but what if the mission is still ongoing? Have heard the theory that the 777 was kidnapped (passengers = disposables) for use to haul WMD at later date. Now, either the plane made it (under the radar) to an undisclosed destination for repurposing, or it crashed. In either of these cases, no group would come forth to claim it – ongoing or it would blow cover for another attempt.

  • mrspinky85

    So, was Murdoch right?

  • Scott Carroll

    If this is true (there have been so many corrections to breaking news on this plane) and if it landed at some clandestine location, it’s a pretty ominous sign that no one has claimed responsibility.

    • Richard Jefferies

      Unless they are going to use it again in the future.

      • Scott Carroll

        Exactly.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    And what will tomorrow’s “conclusive” story be?

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    If this is accurate, I just can’t believe anyone is alive. There’s just too many cell phones and things for not a single person to have tried something.

    Or maybe I just think individuals are capable of more than they are. Dunno.

    • Richard Jefferies

      Cell phones are two way radios. The equipment to render them useless in such a small area is very cheap. IF it was hijackers, they know from 9-11 what brought down flight 93 and that was passengers finding out their intent via cellphone.

      • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        They can’t jam every avenue of information of every person who would have seen the plane flying by, landing, hiding, etc.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          Cell phones can’t reach a cell tower signal above about 10,000 ft.

          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            call me crazy, but I doubt they were above 10k the whole time.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Right. The rest of the time from their LKP they were supposedly either over the Gulf of Thailand or the Indian Ocean. Not a lot of floating cell towers out there either.

          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Maybe there were phones in the back of the seats.

            We don’t know anything for sure, it’s all conjecture. They could have been over land, over water, or sitting in a hangar in Iran.

            I just think they’re all dead ’cause to me, someone would have tried something whether it was tapping out Morse Code or singing showtunes.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            I agree with you. It was a “catastrophic” failure, at a minimum with the Comm systems on the aircraft. Malaysia Airlines does advertise air-to-ground Airfone/radiotelephones in their seat “in-flight entertainment controllers,” but none of the passengers got a call out in 7 hours???

  • DefCon99

    Why is no one looking at the Dharma Initiative?

    • Chei Senoire

      No, you didn’t just say that!

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    CGI Federal must be leading the investigation.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      They wrote the Malaysian Air Traffic Control radar software. 😉

  • Frogmouth
  • Leende

    How would hijackers control so many people?

    • jukin

      One man with a rifle can control a hundred without one. That’s why Obama and the progressive fascists are so keen on taking American’s away.

      • Leende

        You’re right and it’s hard to tell how many on the plane were in on it and how many on the ground were in on it too.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      That’s what blows a hole in the hijacker conspiracy theory…

  • rogleecam

    perhaps they went Galt?

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    “Malaysian Official says…”

    That’s from an old Monty Python sketch, right?

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Maybe Baghdad Bob moved to Kuala Lumpur. 😉

  • jukin

    I’d trust what a Malaysian official said over anyone in the Obama regime.

  • FrancisChalk

    If it crashed the ELT would have activated. The ELT cannot be accessed in flight or turned off as it runs off batteries. It would be a very odd circumstance indeed if the ELT ot his plane just happened to malfunction on this flight. No ELT signal would mean no crash, so I must have landed somewhere.