We all remember Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared with 239 people aboard more than four years ago. According to an investigation by Australian TV news program, a pilot of this flight deliberately crashed an aircraft into the Indian Ocean.
Even though the aircraft still hasn’t been found, these findings raise a possibility that this mystery may not have been a catastrophic accident, but instead, a possible mass murder-suicide.
“60 minutes Australia” organized an international group of aviation experts who claim that the disappearance of MH370 was a criminal act by a veteran pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. "He was killing himself, unfortunately, he was killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately," said Canadian Air crash investigator Larry Vance.
Simon Hardy is the pilot and instructor of Boeing 777. He reconstructed the flight plan based on military radar. According to him, Captain Shah flew along the border of Malaysia and Thailand. He crossed in and out of each country‘s airspace to avoid detection.
"It did the job," Hardy said, "because we know, as a fact, that the military did not come and intercept the aircraft.". Hardy also discovered one interesting thing, Captain Shah likely dipped the aircraft wing over Penang, his hometown.
"Somebody was looking out the window," he suggested.
"Why did he want to look outside Penang?" asked reporter Tara Brown.
"It might be a long, emotional goodbye -- or a short, emotional goodbye," Hardy replied.A panel of aviation experts and air crash investigators discusses the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau came with the scenario of the “death dive” with no one in control. Although, two experts of “60minutes Australia” also disagrees with it.
"I think someone was controlling the aircraft until the end," said Hardy.
The wreckage uncovered so far may be the further evidence that pilot actually had control of the aircraft and that it was not a high speed crash. As Larry Vance noted of one wing component recovered from the shore of Africa, "The front of it would be pressed in and hollow. The water would invade inside and it would just explode from the inside. So this piece would not even exist."Larry Vance and reporter Tara Brown with a wing component recovered from the vanished MH370.
However, according to CBS News, some family members of the MH370 victims said that this is nothing new. They won’t be convinced until the aircraft is found.