The theory comes after it was revealed the final "all right, good night" message from the plane’s cockpit came 14 minutes after the flight’s ACARS reporting system was disabled.
Now Malaysian Authorities are seeking diplomatic permission to investigate the theory that the Boeing 777 and its 239 passengers have been flown to a Taliban controlled area of northwestern Pakistan and Afghanistan, The Independent reported.
It is thought the plane may have dropped to an altitude of less than 5,000 ft to evade being detected by radar as it flew over other countries.
An official confirmed the plane had flown at a low lever over Kelentan, Malaysia.
Speaking to the New Strait Times he said: "The person who had control over the aircraft has a solid knowledge of avionics and navigation, and left a clean track. It passed low over Kelantan, that was true.
"It's possible that the aircraft had hugged the terrain in some areas, that are mountainous to avoid radar detection".
It is also thought that the final message from the plane, "all right, good night", may have been made by the co-pilot rather than the pilot.
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