Publicat: 24 Iunie, 2014 - 17:42
(EN)

Zaharie Ahmad Shah, pilotul aeronavei Malaysian Airlines care a dispărut în luna martie, este considerat principlul suspect.

Though rumours have been flying around for months, it’s been relatively quiet on actual news of the ill fated Malaysia Airlines 370 which disappeared on March 08 with 239 people aboard.  Now, while investagators have still not ruled out mechanical failure, or an act of terrorism, the pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah has been named as the “chief suspect” in the plane’s disappearance. 

After Malaysian police found a flight simulator at his home, investigators discovered that Capt. Shah had programmed it to practice flying far out at sea in the Indian Ocean and landing on an island with a short runway.

The programmes were deleted but recovered by investigators. They also found that the captain, an outgoing individual, unlike his co-pilot Fariq Hamid, and the rest of the crew, had made no social or work commitments for the future.

Shah, is/was an experienced pilot who had three children, and used to regularly post aviation videos on the Internet.

There have been rumors of marital difficulties, but these have been denied by family and friends.

One of his daughters has denounced speculation about her father as "lies".

After running intelligence checks on all the other 238 people onboard, the Sunday Times reported that authorities believe Shah to be the chief suspect should the disappearence turn out to be the result of human intervention.

Still, mechanical failure or an act of terrorism, have not been ruled out.

The results of the investigation have not been made public, but have reportedly been shared with foreign governments.

No crash site or debris has yet been found, despite a massive international search led by the Australian government in the southern part of the Indian Ocean.

Searches are continuing.

sursa:travelindustrytoday