Author and pilot Sylvia Wrigley told Daily Star Online why the disappearance of flight MH370 has proven so impossible to solve.
“It’s like we have a jigsaw puzzle and we’ve put together the four corners and most of the edging,” she said.
“If it was a plot, then why hasn’t anyone spoken up? If it was suicide, then why take so many risks and go such a long-winded away about it? If it was alien abduction, then why are they so damn incompetent after all these years?”
Explaining her theory, she said: “Something caused that decision to turn back — a technical failure, coercion, or a complicated plot.
“The person in control of the aircraft had a reason — get back to the home airport, fulfil the demands of hijackers, disappear from the known route, or something else we haven’t thought of.”
She went on: “My personal belief is that something else went wrong, some other unexpected event which interrupted the course of events.
“What we need to know, if we are going to unravel this, is the motive behind that first turn.
“Without knowing why Captain Shah or someone else turned off course in the first place, we can’t make sense of what happened next and why that plan, whatever it was, was interrupted.”
Sylvia, a German-American pilot, is author of Without a Trace — a two-volume work covering aviation mysteries from 1881 to the present day.
“Something else went wrong, some other unexpected event which interrupted the course of events”
Sylvia Wrigley, pilot and author
She previously explained to Daily Star Online why a “catalogue of errors” doomed the mission to find MH370.
Over the years, a huge number of theories have emerged about the missing plane, linking the disappearance to everything from the Malaysian government to Area 51.
Sylvia explained that the alien airbase mystery has many similarities to MH370’s vanishing crew and passengers.
The Boeing 777 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board.
It was scheduled to arrive in Beijing, China, later that day, but disappeared from air traffic control radar less than an hour later.
After being tracked by military radar for another hour, it was last recorded deviating westwards across the Malay Peninsula and towards the Andaman Sea.
Recently, top British hacker Chris Roberts revealed MH370 could have been hacked via the in-flight entertainment system.
Chris, who admitted to once hacking into NASA’s computer systems “because he was bored”, also claimed MH370 may have been hacked from the ground.