I've heard that all the phones still work on that plane but nobody is picking up.While I do note the above suspicious things, I'm going to ascribe a higher probability to an accidental than intentional crash. Call it a gut feeling.
I'm gonna go with this for the moment. Plane crashes are rare, but it only takes poor maintenance, bad weather, or just a stupid mistake.
I'm currently leaning in this direction too. Plane crashes are relatively rare and crashes due to terrorism rarer still despite some very public examples. It's a good one for the media because you have the shock of X hundred dead in one go which always sells copy. The fact that no-one seems to have claimed responsibility would suggest to me that it's a dull but fatal fuckup.
And Iranian migrating to Germany? They seemed to have been taking the long route.
Indirect travel sounds smart when you are emigrating without permission and plan to apply for asylum.