The doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have been shot down from the sky, according to a new book.
The mystery surrounds the flight before it disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board and crashed into the sea.
MH370 was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it turned and disappeared from the radar.
Two major underwater searches have shed little light, and one of the leading theories was the mass murder-suicide by pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
Other reports suggest the plane made a U-turn less than an hour after its planned route before crashing into the ocean.
Debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion, on the coasts of Tanzania and Mozambique, and on the shores of Madagascar.
However, after a lengthy investigation, the author of a new book suggests that the Boeing-777 could have been shot down by a “fighter jet, missile, or new laser-guided weapons system that was being tested in the region at the time.”
Author and investigative journalist Florence de Changy claims the flight did not turn around.
She claims the plane stayed on course for an additional 80 minutes until 2:40 a.m. before crashing into the Gulf of Thailand near Vietnam.
In her book The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case Of MH370 She claims the plane was carrying illegal cargo and that the crew contacted Vietnamese air traffic control before the crash.
she said The sun : “At that time a new laser weapon system was being tested.
“The downing could have been a mistake or a last resort to keep the plane’s special cargo from falling into the wrong hands.”
De Changy’s theory points to a catastrophe in North Vietnam around 2:45 a.m.
Intelligence sources reported that two U.S. radar planes made contact with MH370 between 1:21 p.m. and 2:25 a.m.
A third plane reportedly made contact at 1:30 a.m. before the crew of MH370 spoke to air traffic control in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam at 237 a.m. to announce the landing of the Plance.
Shortly thereafter, a Mayday message was posted stating they must make an emergency landing, the book says the cabin is falling apart.
The author also spoke to Peter Chong, a friend of the MH370 pilot, who was on a Malaysian Airline flight over the Gulf of Thailand a few days after the crash.
He claims the crew told him to look at the wreck “on your left” where he saw a “well-lit area” with searches in progress.