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Homeland Security Committee Chairman: Missing Plane May Have Been Hidden for Use as Weapon

After eleven days and no sign of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, Representative Michael McCaul (R., Texas) said he believes whatever happened to the plane was “an intentional, deliberate act” and that it may have been hidden somewhere for later use.

While he said there are currently few leads showing the plane’s disappearance was tied to terrorism, the House Committee on Homeland Security chairman did not rule out the possibility. “The other possible theory that we’re looking at is that it could have landed somewhere, filled with explosives, and then sent somewhere to cause some great damage,” he warned on Fox News on Monday.

McCaul argued that if the plane was hijacked or taken over for use by terrorists, he doesn’t think the perpetrators would simply crash it in to the ocean. “What would be the purpose?” he asked.

Calling it the most mysterious missing flight since Amelia Earhart’s disappearance in 1937, McCaul said authorities are still keeping all options open, including pilot suicide or that the plane ran out of fuel.

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