Could the passengers from Flight 370 still be alive?

March 19, 2014 / Fox News

As the investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 focused Wednesday on deleted files from the home flight simulator of the pilot, Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a host of possible explanations — and conspiracy theories — has materialized.

Evidence thus far suggests the Boeing 777, which took off on March 8 carrying 239 people on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, was deliberately turned back across Malaysia with its communications systems disabled. Exactly what occurred next — and why — remains a mystery.

"Nothing is going to be determined as a fact until we either have a wreckage or an airplane," aviation expert Al Yurman told "You cannot make factual statements in an aircraft accident until you have either of those. What's happening now is complete speculation; everything's possible."

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