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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Continuing coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Plus, the latest on Mideast tensions.

Continuing coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Plus, the latest on Mideast tensions.

March 18th, 2014
06:19 PM ET

Did a fire take down missing Malaysia plane?

(CNN) – While the latest information seems to indicate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was programmed to intentionally steer off course, there is another, much simpler explanation for what could have happened.

The theory gaining traction comes from retired pilot Chris Goodfellow, and it would explain why the plane possibly took an unexpected turn just before it vanished.

CNN's Athena Jones reports.


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