Malaysia Plane Update : 634 runways

2014-03-17 13:07
It’s been more than a week now since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people on board disappeared off civilian radar without a trace.  

Despite large scale searches involving 25 countries, 40 ships and 20 aircraft, no rubble or wreckage has been spotted in the South China Sea or the Indian Ocean so far.  

According to the latest reports, it has been confirmed that the airliner's communications was deliberately disabled and that it turned back from its flight to Beijing and flew across Malaysia, leading many to believe that the plane may not have crashed at all.

One of the popular theories surrounding the mystery, suggests that the plane may have been hijacked and redirected to a seldom-used airport somewhere in Australasia.

The WNYC Data News team has put together a map, identifying a possible 634 runways where the Boeing 777 could have landed. They used data from X-Plane, which provides coordinates for runways around the world. 

Check out the mind-boggling map below:

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