First, let's take a look at the 'official' timeline:
Saturday, March 8
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Flight departs at 12:41am (1441 GMT Friday), and is due to land in Beijing at 6:30am (2230 GMT) the same day. On board the Boeing 777-200ER are 227 passengers and 12 crew.
- Airline loses contact with plane between 1-2 hours after takeoff . No distress signal and weather is clear at the time.
- Missing plane last has contact with air traffic controllers 120 nautical miles off the east coast of the Malaysian town of Kota Bharu.
- Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam says plane failed to check in as scheduled at 17:21 GMT while flying over sea between Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City.
- Flight tracking website flightaware.com shows plane flew northeast over Malaysia after take off and climbed to altitude of 35,000 feet. The flight vanished from website's tracking records a minute later while still climbing.
- Malaysia search ships see no sign of wreckage in area where flights last made contact. Vietnam says giant oil slick and column of smoke seen in its waters.
- Two men from Austria and Italy, listed among the passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, are not in fact on board. They say their passports were stolen.
Sunday, March 9
- Malaysia Airlines says fears worst and is working with U.S. company that specialises in disaster recovery.
- Radar indicates flight may have turned back from its scheduled route to Beijing before disappearing.
- Interpol says at least two passports recorded as lost or stolen in its database were used by passengers, and it is "examining additional suspect passports".
- Investigators narrow focus of inquiries on possibility plane disintegrated in mid-flight, a source who is involved in the investigations in Malaysia tells Reuters.
Monday, March 10
- The United States review of American spy satellite imagery shows no signs of mid-air explosion.
- As dozens of ships and aircraft from seven countries scour the seas around Malaysia and south of Vietnam, questions mounted over whether a bomb or hijacking could have brought down the Boeing airliner .
- Hijacking could not be ruled out, said the head of Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority, Azharuddin Abdul Rahmanthe, adding the missing jet was an "unprecedented aviation mystery".
Tuesday, March 11
- Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble names the two men who boarded jet with stolen passports as Iranians, aged 18 and 29, who had entered Malaysia using their real passports. "The more information we get, the more we are inclined to conclude it is not a terrorist incident," Noble said.
- Malaysian police chief said the younger man appeared to be an illegal immigrant. His mother was waiting for him in Frankfurt and had been in contact with authorities, he said.
- Malaysian police say they are investigating whether any passengers or crew on the plane had personal or psychological problems that might shed light on the mystery, along with the possibility of a hijacking, sabotage or mechanical failure .
- Malaysia's military believes missing jet turned and flew hundreds of kilometres to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a senior officer told Reuters. The jet made it into the Strait of Malacca, one of the world's busiest shipping channels, along Malaysia's west coast, said the officer.
- A Colorado-based company has put "crowdsourcing" to work in search for a missing jet, enlisting Internet users to comb through satellite images of more than 1,200 square miles (3,200 square km) of open seas for any signs of wreckage.
Wednesday, March 12
- The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet expands to an area stretching from China to India , as authorities struggle to answer what had happened to the aircraft that vanished almost five days ago with 239 people on board.
- Its revealed that the finals words spoken by one of the pilots from the cockpit of the plane to ground control were "all right, good night" . The comment came as the plane flew from Malaysian into Vietnamese air space.
Thursday March 13
- A Chinese satellite picture appears to show the outline of wreckage floating in the South China Sea, but Vietnamese search teams failed to find any sign of the objects.
- Aviation experts say they believe the missing airliner could have flown for an extra four hours, after it lost contact with traffic controllers. The new theory was based on data downloaded automatically from the jet's engines.
- It was also revealed that satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from MH370 after it went missing.
- China said that they would not stop searching for the missing aircraft so long as there is a "glimmer of hope".
- Investigators began looking into suggestions that the plane may have been deliberately flown towards the Andaman Islands
Friday March 14
- A satellite company revealed it had received signals for MH370 five hours after it disappeared, suggesting the plane was still flying and had not crashed, and the search was dramatically shifted to large parts of the Indian Ocean.
Saturday March 15
- The investigation into the disappearance shifted towards foul play, amid suggestions the plane was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course.
- Malaysian authorities then gave a press conference where they confirmed that they believed "deliberate action" had caused the plane to veer off course, and that someone deliberately shut down its communication and tracking systems.
- New satellite information suggests the plane was flown west into the Straits of Malacca, but could then have gone down either one of two huge north or south corridors, spanning large tracts of land and deep oceans.
- Police searched the homes of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah, and co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid.
Sunday March 16
- Pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is picture wearing a T-shirt with a Democracy is Dead slogan, sparking fears he could have hijacked the plane as an anti-government protest.
- The number of countries involved in the search increased from 14 to 25, as Malaysian authorities revealed all passengers, crew and ground staff associated with the flight were under investigation.
- Investigators revealed a flight simulator had been found at Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's home, and taken away for further analysis.
- At a press conference, it was suggested that Flight MH370 could have been on the ground when it sent its final satellite signal, and that its transmission system was switched off after its final communication with ground control.
Monday March 17
- Flight engineer Mohd Kairul Amri Selamat, who was also one of the passengers on board the plane, comes under investigation. Police say they are looking at anyone on the plane who may have had aviation skills and knowledge.
- A theory emerges that the missing plane could be in a Taliban controlled base, where it could be being kept ready for use at a later date.
- It is also suggested MH370 may have secretly flown at just 5,000ft to avoid radar detection.
Tuesday March 18
- After days of frustration at the lack of confirmed information, relatives of some of the Chinese passengers on board the plane threaten to go on hunger strike.
Wednesday March 19
- The FBI joined the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet, with the agency dedicating resources to analysing computer hard-drives seized from the homes of the plane's pilots.
- Distraught relatives are bundled out of a press conference after storming in with a banner demanding more information.
Thursday March 20
- Search teams spot huge chunks of possible wreckage in a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean, 1,500 miles off the western coast of Australia. One is 78ft long, the other 25ft. The find prompts the launch of another focused air and sea search mission from Perth.
- Britain sends HMS Echo to join the search in the Indian Ocean.
Friday March 21
- The search off the Australian coast continues for a second day, but flights to the site where possible debris was spotted fail to find anything.
- The Australian Maritime Safety Authority say they continue to focus on locating any survivors.
Saturday March 22
- There was a dramatic moment at the Malaysian authorities' daily press conference when the country's transport minister was handed a note saying a Chinese satellite had spotted a "floating object" in the southern search corridor which could be debris.
- The object measured 22.5m by 13m and was 120k south west of where an Australian satellite had previously spotted two other objects.
- There were also angry scenes as at press conference in Beijing, where officials were briefing relatives of Chinese passengers who, frustrated at the lack of concrete information, demanded to know "the truth".
- Search missions in the southern Indian ocean failed to find anything for a third day.
Sunday March 23
- A French satellite became the third to spot objects in the southern search corridor, 1,430 miles from Perth.
- But again search crews setting off from Perth - including four military and four civilian planes - failed to find any sign of it.
Monday March 24
- In an emotional press conference, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told the world that experts had established "beyond any doubt" that the 239 passenger and crew on board flight MH370 had perished in the Indian Ocean.
- The train was tracked down to an area 1,200 miles from Perth by "unprecedented" analysis of satellite data by British company Inmarsat.
- The announcement prompted emotional scenes from the passengers' grieving families, who launched a scathing attack on Malaysian authorities.
Tuesday March 25
- Relatives of those on board MH370 hit out at authorities for the way the tragedy has been handled.
- It also emerged Malaysia Airlines was offering relatives of the victims $5,000 per passenger in compensation. The company said additional cash would be handed out at a later date.
Wednesday March 26
- Images taken by a French satellite are released, showing 122 objects floating in a possible "debris field" 2,557km west of Perth.
- Transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein describes the discovery as "the most credible lead that we have".
- But despite this, the search and rescue effort deployed to the remote area of the Indian Ocean fails to find any wreckage for another day.
Thursday March 27
- The search operation was temporarily suspended due to bad weather as the Australian Maritime Safety Authority revealed the news on Twitter
- As 300 floating objects were spotted by a satellite, a veteran Boeing 777 pilot claimed the plane needed "human input" to change course so dramatically
- But the pilot's son dismissed any suggestions his dad was involved in the appearance
Friday March 28
- The search moved on some 685 miles to northeast after a "new credible lead" in the Indian Ocean
- F1 teams organised a minute's silence ahead of Malaysian Grand Prix for victims, which is being supported by Williams ace Felipe Massa
- British Airways were left red-faced after featuring an advert saying "escape to the Indian Ocean"
Saturday March 29
- Grieving families of MH370 launched a scathing attack against 'despicable' Malaysian authorities
- Families were moved out of the hotel where they were staying in Malaysia so that room could be made for Ferrari's F1 team
- The search resumed after more debris was spotted as planes spot 'multiple coloured objects' in Indian Ocean
Yes, it seems the story changes quite a bit. It seems that the Indian Ocean is 'full of debris and garbage'. Isn't that something that would have been known for quite a qhile?
And now, today, April 1st, 2014, Malaysia is once again changing the story! The final words from the flight have changed... Again.
I also keep hearing on the news, and reading in the papers that the batteries in the two black boxes only have a few days left of power. Aren't black boxes, for a 200 million pound plane equipped with some sort of GPS signal?
There are a tonne of countries, with unprecedented manpower looking for ONE missing air plane. Not to mention the ships, the air planes, satellites, radar, etc.... How can you possibly expect me to believe you can't find it? How dumb do you think we are? Give your heads a collective shake, and wake up!