Originally Posted by joe117
What if the pilot and co pilot parachuted out to a waiting ship after setting the autopilot to go open ocean.
And no... I really don't believe it.
Crazier things have happened.... one of the speculations by some of the CNN experts was that this could have been about theft ( something expensive in the hold), theft or kidnapping of someone or murder of someone on board.
In the end, you're 7 hours away from where you were thought to be, ( and in opposite direction) it needed to be a graveyard ( night time) flight for this to work, but 7 hrs later, it's now daylight, allowing you to drop down to altitude just above sea level and parachute out.