By: KASSANDRA THOMAS
(Gainesville, Ga.) It has been over a week since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared and no evidence of the plane has been found.
Despite the vast oceans, when it comes to planes lost at sea, it’s unusual for such a long period of time to go by without any news. It has happened before. For example, in 2007, a plane went missing off the coast of Indonesia for a similar amount of time.
Rumors continue to spread about possible stories regarding the plane’s disappearance: a meteor took out the plane during flight or an explosion disintegrated the plane, leaving no debris. The most popular rumor, however, relates to an act of terrorism.
According to the Wall Street Journal, there were passengers with stolen passports on Flight 370. This fact leads to the notion that those passengers were possible terrorists, hijacking the flight to use for an act of terrorism elsewhere.
While no rumors have been confirmed and there are still no signs of the plane, the public is getting involved with the search. People are taking action by viewing satellite images and tagging suspicious, unidentified objects in the ocean. Search and rescue teams can then analyze the tags, hopefully leading them in the right direction.
According to the White House, the search zone may expand to the Indian Ocean as well.