MH370, which had been travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. The jet last communicated with air traffic control at 1.19am when it was flying over the South China Sea, before vanishing from civilian radar screens. Today marks the fifth anniversary since the tragic event, but some wild conspiracists seem to believe it is all part of an elaborate plan.
Ahead of the anniversary, YouTube channel Decagon TV looked into some of the weirdest claims to date.
According to the mini-documentary, a link can be made between the doomed jet and the sunken Titanic – over an apparent financial benefit.
The series revealed: “There were three passengers on board Titanic who were strongly against the creation of a federal bank: Benjamin Guggenheim, Isa Straus, and David Astor.
“But who would benefit if these three men were to perish?
“Many point at J.P. Morgan, who was a strong supporter of establishing a Federal Reserve Bank.
“Considering Morgan owned the Titanic, some say it was an elaborate scheme to eliminate his competition.
“JP Morgan happened to cancel his ticket on Titanic and the Federal Reserve was established a year later.”
The documentary then went on to suggest a similar storyline took place with MH370.
It continued: “It turns out there were four Chinese nationals on the flight who worked for an Austin-based company called Freescale Semiconductor.
“These four were named on a US patent for a space-age material called graphene that could be life-changing.
“Graphene is roughly 200 times stronger than steel even though it’s 60,000 times thinner than saran wrap.
“When these four patent holders died, their share went back to Freescale Semiconductor.
“And none other than Lord Jacob Rothschild has a stake in that company.”
The US company confirmed 20 of its employees were on board the plane, including 12 Malaysians and eight Chinese.
However, Freescale says the employees on board were technical staff travelling to the company’s chip facilities for a review.
It also revealed all its employees invest in the technology of the company through shares and none of the four main investors were on the flight.
It is not the first conspiracy to emerge from MH370, though.
In 2017, Zahid Raza, a Malaysian diplomat, was gunned down in Madagascar while investigating the case.
Many have pointed out the link between his death and his work to find missing parts of the doomed flight.
Blaine Gibson, a US lawyer and amateur investigator of MH370, claimed his friend had been due to deliver new evidence to Malaysia before he was killed.
Mr Gibson wrote on his blog in August 2017: “For the protection of those involved, we decided not to make this report public until the debris was safely delivered to Malaysia.
“However, tragic events have intervened.
“Under the agreement between the two countries, debris is supposed to be collected by Zahid Raza, the Honorary Malaysian Consul in Madagascar, and delivered by private courier to Malaysia.
“On August 24, the Hon. Zahid Raza was assassinated in Antananarivo.
“The debris is still safely in the hands of the Madagascar Authorities. However, new arrangements must be made for the collection and delivery of debris.”