How do you explain it? How do you explain a modern airplane with state-of-the-art technology vanishing?
Officially, you can't. No one can so far.
Unofficially though? You reference "Lost."
The similarities between the TV show and the mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are being noted with increasing frequency online. New indications that the plane was heading in the direction of the relatively uninhabited Andaman Islands (pictured above) -- off of which an earthquake was reported Friday -- pretty much supercharged tweets to this effect all day Friday.
Malaysia flight 370: What do you think happened?
It's also prompted a volley of reminders that 1) The Internet has already made this association, thank you and 2) There's a very serious difference between the "Lost" plane and this lost plane, specifically the lives of the 239 people onboard.
A sample of the many "Lost" tweets going out right now followed by some of the responses they're generating:
Again, while perhaps clever, not everyone appreciates these comparisons: