Missing MH370 pilot was on a murder-suicide mission and deliberately crashed plane, experts conclude
The aviation experts trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of the MH370 plane are reportedly convinced that they have solved the enigma of what led the flight to change its path. A 60 Minutes investigation, which aired on Sunday night, featured a panel of aviation experts attempting to determine what brought the flight down four years ago.
The MH370 flight disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Beijing. The flight had 227 passengers onboard the plane from 15 nations and 12 Malaysian crew members. Debris of the plane has been found in various islands mainly from Africa, however, the reason for the crash still remains a mystery.
The aviation experts, however, have finally claimed that they have the answer for the crash.
A former Senior Investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, Larry Vance, while talking to the Australian current affairs programme 60 Minutes, said that he was confident he knows what happened to the doomed plane.
"I think the general public can take comfort in the fact that there is a growing consensus on the plane’s final moments,” he said.
The panel of aviation experts reportedly believes that the plane went down because of its pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. The panel included renowned aviation safety expert Captain John Cox and Martin Dolan who was the Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau when MH370 vanished. Reports state that the panel will re-examine the evidence and look at whether the ghost flight was actually a deliberate act of murder carried out by Captain Zaharie.
All the experts in the panel reportedly believe that the pilot of the Malaysian Airlines aircraft "was killing himself" and took the plane to the most remote spot he could so that it would "disappear", according to reports.
Boeing 777 pilot and instructor Simon Hardy said that Captain Zaharie managed to avoid detection of the plane by either Malaysian or Thai radar by flying the aircraft along the border and crossing in and out of each country's airspace.
Hardy, while talking to the program, said: "As the aircraft went across Thailand and Malaysia, it runs down the border, which is wiggling underneath, meaning it's going in and out of those two countries, which is where their jurisdictions are."
"So both of the controllers aren't bothered about this mysterious aircraft. Cause it's, 'Oh, it's gone. It's not in our space anymore. If you were commissioning me to do this operation and try and make a 777 disappear, I would do exactly the same thing.
"As far as I'm concerned, it's very accurate flying because think it did the job and we know, as a fact, that the military did not come and intercept the aircraft," the expert added.
An attorney, who represented nine families from MH370 and MH17, John Dawson, while talking to News Corp Australia, said that the all the evidence gathered till now in the case points to one of the aircrew being responsible for the tragedy.
"In MH370, you have the pilot flying between Malaysia and Beijing who turns back the aircraft. The evidence is so heavily weighted to involvement by one of the aircrew taking this aircraft down. That aircraft has probably depressurized, the people died of asphyxiation, it was premeditated murder. It was highly planned. The bodies have never been found," Dawson added.
A search for the missing plane is still on after Ocean Infinity initiated on January 22 this year. The organization started the search operation following a failed £111million search for the plane.