Dan Futrell had an idea so out-there, it might just have been possible: solve a great plane crash mystery by finding the wreckage, CBS Boston reports.
As Futrell and his friend Isaac Stoner watched the search for the missing Malaysian airliner on TV, Futrell looked up other plane crashes. He read about the unsolved crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 980 into the side of Bolivia’s Mount Illimani in 1985. With no black box or bodies found, there were plenty of conspiracy theories.
“In the column that says ‘reason it was not found’ was high altitude and inaccessible terrain,” said Futrell. “And, in my head I went ‘what the…”