New Theory Suggests Flight 370 Landed in Pakistan

Retired Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney says it's possible that missing Flight 370 could have landed in Pakistan to be used as a terrorist weapon. INSIDE EDITION reports on the latest.

Did Flight 370 land in Pakistan so it could be used as a terrorist weapon? 

Retired Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, former commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Japan made the shocking claim on last night's Hannity.  

Hannity asked, "Do you believe this plane is intact and that this plane landed?"

"I do," replied McInerney. "We may, in the next 24 to 48 hours start hearing from the Malaysian goverment, or the Pakistani goverment. If the Pakistani goverment doesn't talk soon, they're going to be complicit in this."

He says,a website run by former CIA agents supports the Pakistan landing theory.  

The general believes Flight 370 could have followed a Singapore Airlines jet across India to cloak itself from radar detection.

"My concern is if this airplane could be used as a bearer of a weapon of mass destruction, or even a conventional munitions that could attack a carrier, the Israelis, other allies, American forces, for instance," said McInerney.

Former Boeing 777 pilot Tom Casey isn't buying the Pakistan conspiracy theory.

Casey told INSIDE EDITION, "I think it's an extreme speculation and I don't think it's fact-based."

And there was high drama today as distraught families of the passengers on Flight 370 stormed a news conference in Malaysia.

Authorities now say files were deleted from the pilot's homemade flight simulator on February 3, a month before the plane vanished on March 8. That's raising more concern that the pilot, and possibly his co-pilot too, were plotting to hijack the plane. Computer experts are now trying to recover the missing files from the hard drive.

And the latest possible clue uncovered by the vast army of citizen detectives worldwide who are scouring satellite images for clues is a photo that shows a jetliner flying over a jungle and was posted by a college student from Taiwan.

A new theory taking the internet by storm says the plane changed course because there was a fire in the cockpit, and the pilot actually made a heroic effort to make an emergency landing but was overcome by smoke.  

Chris Goodfellow, a pilot of 20 years who personally knew the pilot, believes Flight 370 became a ghost plane, flying on for seven hours with everyone dead.

Tom Casey isn't buying it, saying, "There was no mayday call. It takes a second to make a mayday call."

Meanwhile, General McInerney's warning is terrifying to ponder.