The Malaysia Airlines jet which was on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014, disappeared with 239 people on board.
It’s a case that has left air safety experts clueless and led to countless theories and conspiracies.
However, investigators have come to the harrowing conclusion that the flight’s pilot, Captain Zaharie Amad Shah carefully planned a murder-suicide mission.
Some debris has been found since the plane mysteriously vanished, however the biggest underwater search in history was called off in January 2017 after two years.
Captain Zaharie was accompanied on the flight deck by first officer, Fariq Abdul Hamid – who was on his first 777 flight without a training captain.
Six days after the plane vanished, their homes were searched. This turned up evidence suggesting Captain Zaharie had used flight simulation software to prepare for diverting the aircraft.
Captain Simon Harvey, a British pilot who has flown the 777 widely in Asia, said the mission was “planned meticulously to make the aircraft disappear”. This included flying along the Thai-Malaysian frontier to avoid either side taking action.
“If you were commissioning me to make a 777 disappear, I would do exactly the same thing,”
A Canadian air-crash investigator, Larry Vance, said he believed that Captain Zaharie put on an oxygen mask before depressurising the plane to render the passengers and crew unconscious:
“There is no reason not to believe that the pilot did not depressurise the cabin to incapacitate the passengers.”
Whilst there is obviously no way to provide concrete proof on what happened to flight MH370, this is the closest we have been to any kind of conclusion.
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