Who Is Jeff Wise MH370? The Aviation Journalist In ‘MH370 :The Plane That Disappeared. Where Is He Now? 

Nine years ago, MH370 took off into a clear, moonlit night and flew into the unknown, disappearing from radar screens. None of the 239 passengers and crew were ever seen again. The significant aspects of the case remained unexplained, including the plane’s ultimate resting place, and search officials have long since given up trying to determine what happened. Officially, MH370 is a cold case.
Now Netflix docuseries MH370: The Plane That Disappeared gives conspiracy and theory equal weight about The ‘Greatest Aviation mystery of all time’- MH370. Among those who appeared on the show was Jeff Wise, author of The Plane That Wasn’t There: Why We Haven’t Found MH370. Who is he? Where is she now? 

#1. Who is Aviation Journalist Jeff Wise?

Who is Aviation Journalist Jeff Wise?Source: ABC News

Jeff Wise is an aviation journalist and author from the United States. Jeff Wise earned a degree in evolutionary biology from Harvard. His primary interests include science, technology, aviation, and adventure.
After receiving his degree, he spent five years in Hong Kong where he spent a lot of time writing about outdoor travel in Southeast Asia, Russia, and the Middle East. He wrote Popular Mechanics’ “I’ll Try Anything” column after returning to the United States, which required him to fly loops in a WWII fighter plane, scuba dive under Arctic ice, go through wilderness survival training, explore the endless darkness of the deep ocean, operate a tank, and spend the night in an igloo he built himself.

Who is Aviation Journalist Jeff Wise?Source: CNN

He has written articles for Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, Popular Mechanics, Psychology Today, Slate, Time, Travel + Leisure, The Huffington Post, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Nautilus, New York.
In addition to serving as an on-camera aviation analyst on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, he is an executive producer of the Showtime documentary film “Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee.” He has also made appearances in documentaries on PBS, the History Channel, and the National Geographic Channel.
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#2. What Were The Theories Jeff Wise And His Friends Proposed That Explained The Disappearance Of MH370?

Theories explained The Disappearance Of MH370Source: WGN9

An independent group was formed, and an ex-member of the group, journalist Jeff Wise, proposed the theory that pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah was responsible for the plane crash. He was confident that such a well-planned execution could only be conducted by someone well-versed in the system, and Zaharie was a seasoned pilot. According to his theory, Zaharie started to execute his plan once he had crossed the Malaysian air space and was in the gray zone. He pictured that Zaharie must have asked his co-pilot to bring him some refreshment, and as he stepped out, Zaharie locked the cockpit. He then turns off all the electronics to remove the plane from human radar. He then heads back to the Malaysian peninsula, and while doing so, he realizes that he needs to be in complete control of the plane, so he depressurizes the cabin. Zaharie’s oxygen generator is way more sophisticated than the passengers’, and he survives until the very end and flies the plane to the southern Indian Ocean. 
The plane crashes once it runs out of fuel. Jeff Wise believed that it was a planned mass murder-suicide conducted by Zaharie Ahmad Shah. But Jeff contradicts his theory by stating that it was strange that Zaharie took six hours to commit the mass murder-suicide, considering he could have done so in the first few hours. Florence De Changy, an author and investigative journalist, studied Zaharie’s life and concluded that there were no reasons to hold Zaharie responsible for the mishap.

Theories explained The Disappearance Of MH370Source: Daily Mail

Jeff Wise came up with a second theory after the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 case became prominent. The flight that took off from Amsterdam was shot down near the Russian border, over Ukraine, and Wise started to connect the two cases, and he concluded that the disappearance of MH370 was the work of the Russians. After going through the Inmarsat report, Wise noticed that there was a paragraph that discussed how the satellite device was initially turned off when all communications were turned off but were later turned on again. This made Wise wonder if the Inmarsat data could be trusted, considering that someone had knowingly turned the device back on to mislead those searching for the plane. He further learned that the device that was turned on was not accessible to the pilot since it was present in the main equipment center. His doubt became firm when he discovered that the main equipment center was under an unlocked hatch in the first-class cabin, under a piece of carpet. Therefore, it was essentially accessible to anyone.

Who Is Jeff Wise MH370Source: CNN

According to his second theory, the three Russian passengers who had boarded the flight were involved in its disappearance. Since Russia was in the news after it invaded Crimea, he believed they did it to divert attention. He imagined that the plane had been hijacked by the Russians. Two of the Russian passengers created a ruckus in the washroom area to grab the attention of the cabin crew while the third member entered the electronics bay. He then goes ahead and plugs into the computer of the flight control system of the plane. The Russian agent then turns off the visibility of the plane and makes it disappear from the air traffic controller’s radar system. He takes control of the direction of the plane and heads it over to the left. After changing the course of the plane, the Russian agent depressurizes the aircraft and cuts off the emergency oxygen systems of the pilot. After turning the flight towards the northwest, he intentionally altered the Inmarsat data to make it look like the plane had headed south, whereas it went to the north. The plane was then flown to the deserts of central Kazakhstan.
After Wise laid out his second hypothesis in public, he faced massive backlash, especially from the Independent Group, since they were certain that the plane went south, and that the data could not be tampered with as easily as Jeff Wise suggested. Inmarsat was quite surprised by Wise’s suggestion since it was the first time that the Inmarsat data was used to locate a flight, and it was simply strange that the hijackers predicted such a possibility even though there was no history to support their activities. Jeff Wise had suggested in his theory that a hijacker flew the plane to Kazakhstan from the electronic bay, something that was logically impossible to do.

#3. Where is Jeff Wise now?

Who Is Jeff Wise MH370Source: The US sun

He is an amateur pilot and lives in New York City. He describes why he switched fields from biology to journalism:
“I wasn’t so interested in the test tube work or going out and spending five years investigating the life cycle of a barnacle, but the story of the life cycle of the barnacle can be absolutely fascinating. So, I was very happy to spend … a half an hour reading the paragraph (or whatever it may be) about the barnacle. But, I didn’t want to be the guy in the boat watching the barnacle.”
In 2009, he wrote Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger. In 2015, he wrote The Plane That Wasn’t There: Why We Haven’t Found Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Now, he is married to Sandra Garcia with whom he has two sons. is a website that provides you with sport updates and Entertainment news to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about TV & Movies.
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