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MH370: Crazy people, crazy ideas

By Pallavi
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Malaysian Airline
Kuala Lumpur, March 18: The incident of the vanishing MH370 is already driving the investigators crazy. And to add to their woes are rumours and spams that are flooding mail boxes and Facebook.

Incidentally, this is not the only occasion when pseudo theories have emerged from nowhere from among the people from across the world. A Vietnamese farmer, for instance claimed to have spotted the MH 370 turning into a fire ball and crashing.

It is however, unknown how the man spotted a plane and identified it as the Malaysian Airline from below.

One particular website also took the credit of a BREAKING NEWS (which never broke out in popular media) saying that the plane was found in Bermuda Triangle and that the passengers were alive. It also went ahead and claimed that the footage of the miracle has been released on CNN.

Another post read: "MH370 Malaysia plane has been found. Shocking videos released today. Last video of passengers crying released!"

Malware experts have also found spams that led to fake news articles with the heading "Malaysian Airlines missing flight MH370 found in Sea - 50 people alive Saved." INterestingly, the videos accompanied with the news feed are that of "Miracle on the Hudson" in January 2009, where a disabled US Airways Airbus A320 landed on water in New York City, and the April 2013 water landing of a Lion Air Boeing 737 that missed the runway in Bali.

To add to it, many of the links and the videos take you to brief surveys and pages that are irrelevant to the incident.

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