The Four Least Insane-Sounding Theories About Flight 370

Taylor Berman · 03/18/14 03:46PM

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now in its tenth day, and as authorities attempt to make sense of the plane's disappearance, and family members grapple with the likely loss of its 239 passengers, the internet is hard at work trying to figure out what happened. Some theories are obviously wrong (aliens?). Some are just probably wrong—but their plausibility has led to widespread dissemination online. Here are four of the least crazy-sounding:

Taylor Berman · 03/17/14 07:44AM

Malaysian officials have now backtracked from yesterday's claim that Flight 370's final interaction with ground control came after the plane's communications system was deliberately shut off. "We don't know when the Acars system was switched off," Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, the CEO of Malaysia Airlines, said early Monday.