PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CNN Analyst’s MH370 Theory: Plane Was Hijacked And Landed In Kazakhstan

Jeff Wise does not believe Malaysia Airlines flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean. His theory is that it was hijacked and landed in Kazakhstan. (jeffwise.net)

Jeff Wise does not believe Malaysia Airlines flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean. His theory is that it was hijacked and landed in Kazakhstan. (jeffwise.net)

It’s been almost a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared without a trace, setting off a worldwide obsession and wall-to-wall media coverage, especially on CNN.

Jeff Wise was one of CNN’s aviation analysts, appearing on the network multiple times a day for months on end, to react to developments in the story and speculate about what may have happened to the plane.

Jeff Wise writes in New York magazine, "There aren’t a lot of places to land a plane as big as the 777, but, as luck would have it, I found one: a place just past the last handshake ring called Baikonur Cosmodrome. Baikonur is leased from Kazakhstan by Russia." (Jeff Wise)

Jeff Wise writes in New York magazine, “There aren’t a lot of places to land a plane as big as the 777, but, as luck would have it, I found one: a place just past the last handshake ring called Baikonur Cosmodrome. Baikonur is leased from Kazakhstan by Russia.” (Jeff Wise)

Then, finally, with absolutely nothing new to go on, the media just moved on. Even, eventually, CNN. But not Jeff Wise. He spent the rest of the year pouring over the mystery, and came up with his own theory, that the plane was hijacked and landed in Kazakhstan.

Wise details why in a new piece for New York Magazine, “How Crazy Am I To Think I Actually Know Where That Malaysia Airlines Plane Is?” Wise talks about his theory and how he arrived at it, with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

Guest


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 26 4 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.

May 26 3 Comments

NEADS Assistance Dog Bailey Graduates From Service Dog Training

NEADS provides dogs like Bailey, a yellow Labrador, for deaf and disabled Americans.

May 25 Comment

Celebrating The Class Of 2016: Peace Odiase

Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 25 7 Comments

NEADS Service Dog Meets His Match

Here & Now has been tracking service dog Bailey, who recently met his new owner, since last year.