Many images have been circulating online regarding the MH370 flight disappearance, although unfortunately, none depict the missing plane itself. Let’s take these in order; firstly, we have a gleeful selfie snapped by Jonti Roos, a South African woman who, in 2011, was invited into the flight cockpit—a likely breach of protocol—to hang out with now-missing pilot and first officer of MH370, Fariq Ab Hamid.
Roos appeared on CNN earlier today, where she said that the pilots were, “posing for pictures,” with her and her friend, mid-flight, a few years ago, yet, “I don’t think they were distracted at all by posing for pictures.” While admitting passengers to the cockpit is forbidden in American airlines, CNN hasn’t yet determined if the act violated Malaysia Airlines’ policies, or if it was simply a stupid thing to do that is now being rehashed to throw doubt onto the pilot.
Our second image comes from Beijing, where Beijing Cream has been perceptive enough to spot a “Time Since Losing Contact” digital banner located above a local Burger King in the city. The banner ticks away the hours since communication was lost with the flight and, if things keep going as they are, its managers will likely have to add a third digit to the hour-counter soon.
This final shot: the Iranians. Despite previous rumors of a potential terror-attack linked to the stolen passports used by two passengers aboard flight MH370, the ID owners appear to be 19- and 29-year-old Iranian nationals who were seeking the cheapest possible flights to Europe (which, by coincidence, happened to pass through Beijing). While very little has been ruled out at this point, we can, at the very least, cross out Xinjiang-separatists-on-fake-passports, which is one rumor of about three million that have been circulating since the flight disappeared.