The mystery over the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 became even more convoluted Wednesday when Malaysia's air force chief denied earlier remarks that the missing plane had reversed direction and reached the Strait of Malacca before vanishing.
Malaysian air force chief Gen. Rodzali Daud was quoted as saying in local media report Tuesday that the military had radar data showing the plane had turned back from its original course, crossed the country and made it to the Strait of Malacca to the west of Malaysia. The Associated Press said it contacted a high-level military official, who confirmed the remarks.
But on Wednesday, Daud issued a statement denying that he had said any such thing.
"I wish to state that I did not make any such statements," he said.
Instead, he reiterated a comment from Sunday, when he said that the air force had "not ruled out the possibility" that the plane had turned back. But Daud said there was no evidence the jetliner had reached the Strait of Malacca.
More fuel for the fire of mystery!!
Life is like a penny, you can spend it on what you like, but you can ONLY spend it once.