My first thought was lack of oxygen or smoke inhalation could be the culprit. When lithium batteries were reported in the cargo hold, it brought back thoughts of the 1996 ValuJet 592 that crashed after a cargo fire. While the crash was due to a cargo fire, the people on board knew there was a fire in time to panic and leave an emotional signature. But the type and speed of the destruction could be similar to what happened to MH370.
From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ValuJet_Flight_592):
Control of the plane was completely lost less than 10 seconds prior to impact and examination of debris suggested that the fire burned through the floorboards in the cockpit, resulting in structural failure and damage to cables underneath the instrument panels. However, it was also just as likely that the crew had become incapacitated by smoke and fumes. As power had been lost to the cockpit voice recorder nearly a minute prior to impact, it was impossible to determine with certainty.
But then the story took on an importance at CNN that seemed strange. I monitor CNN to see what they are telling people. Suddenly the Ukraine Crisis and screams of World War III being eminent were replaced by continual and nonstop coverage of the missing airliner. I took another look.
The article that made me think of the attacks on 9/11 in New York City was found in the EU Times dated March 14, six days later. (http//www.eutimes.net/2014/03/russia-puzzled-over-malaysia-airlines-capture-by-us-navy/)
The EU Times article states:
A new report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (GRU) states that Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) experts remain “puzzled” as to why the United States Navy “captured and then diverted” a Malaysia Airlines civilian aircraft from its intended flight-path to their vast and highly-secretive Indian Ocean base located on the Diego Garcia atoll.
What remains “perplexing” about this incident, GRU analysts in this report say, are why the American mainstream media outlets have yet to demand from the Obama regime the radar plots and satellite images of the Indian Ocean and South China Sea regions as the US military covers this entire area from Diego Garcia like no other seas in the world due to its vital shipping and air lanes.
Oh ya, according to the Princeton University Press review of a book detailing the history of this military base (Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia by David Vine. http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8885.html)
The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the base was a little-known launch pad for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and may house a top-secret CIA prison where terror suspects are interrogated and tortured.
Again from the EU Times article on what the Russians were reporting about a possible reason for hijacking the airliner:
Interesting to note, this report says, was that Flight 370 was already under GRU “surveillance” after it received a “highly suspicious” cargo load that had been traced to the Indian Ocean nation Republic of Seychelles, and where it had previously been aboard the US-flagged container ship MV Maersk Alabama.
What first aroused GRU suspicions regarding the MV Maersk Alabama, this report continues, was that within 24-hours of off-loading this “highly suspicious” cargo load bound for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the two highly-trained US Navy Seals assigned to protect it, Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44, were found dead under “suspicious circumstances.”
Both Kennedy and Reynolds, this report says, were employed by the Virginia Beach, Virginia-based maritime security firm The Trident Group which was founded by US Navy Special Operations Personnel (SEAL’s) and Senior US Naval Surface Warfare Officers and has long been known by the GRU to protect vital transfers of both atomic and biological materials throughout the world.
So what other targeted treasure could have been on MH370? And this is really a very weird connection to 9/11. The focus now is the passengers and in particular 20 employees of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. This corporation started as a Motorola Division for semiconductors that was bought out in 2006 by a consortium led by Blackstone Group and its co-investors, Carlyle Group. This is the same Carlyle Group that was having an investor conference on September 11, 2001 in Washington. In the weeks following the meeting, it was reported that Shafiq bin Laden, a member of the Bin Laden family, had been the "guest of honor", and that they were investors in Carlyle managed funds. And as for Blackstone, well in 2000 they bought out the mortgage for the WTC Building 7 which was the third building to collapsed on 9/11.
Back to Carlyle: later reports confirmed that the Bin Laden family had invested $2 million into Carlyle's $1.3 billion Carlyle Partners II Fund in 1995, making the family relatively small investors with the firm. These connections would later be profiled in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. The Bin Laden family liquidated its holdings in Carlyle's funds in October 2001. The Bush Family is heavily invested in Carlyle and the Bush Family is implicated in many events that conspiracy/truth minds are concerned with, such as the Assassination of President Kennedy and 9/11.
Freescale could be into anything if we base that assumption on the approximately 6,100 patent families held by the company. Back in February 2013 they announced they had created the world' smallest chip which has a full microcontoller unit. The Kinetis KL02 is so small yet powerful it is destined to power a swallowable computer that will connect the human body by wifi to the doctor. (reference link)
All I can say for sure is the corporation could be into anything and that anything could be something so desirable 20 of its employees might be worth the risk of hijacking MH370 electronically, just as I have detailed in two books regarding what happened to the aircraft that hit the Twin Towers on 9/11. You can see a summary of that information here.
If it was not the failure of CNN to completely ignore Diego Garcia and the massive U.S. radar capabilities that exist there (it was one of NASA's alternate Shuttle landing sites as well as being a secret major staging point for combat in Afghanistan and Iraq), I would not have pursued the story. But there it is. I have no final conclusion. Maybe most of us will never know the truth. I do hope they find the black box that should have an accurate record of what transpired, which I hope would say it was a terrible accident.
Here is another link about the same information - video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nt4Z1tUHgE