His MH370 teammate "depressed" forced his co-pilot out of the cockpit and crashed, killing 238 people in a "murder-suicide," his best friend believes – The Sun
The captain of the MH370 forced the copilot to leave the cockpit, then crashed into a murderous suicide, it was learned.
The claim was made by another pilot and long-time friend of 53-year-old Zaharie Ahmad Shah, who commanded the Boeing 777 the night of his disappearance.
The MH370 was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers on board on March 8, 2014 and its passing remains one of the greatest mysteries in the history of aviation.
Many theories have been advanced, including that the former pilot Shah – who had borrowed a similar ride on his flight simulator at home – was depressed at the time.
Another captain of the 777 said that he had reluctantly concluded that his close friend had deliberately crashed into the plane.
"It does not mean anything. It's hard to be reconciled with the man I knew. But that's the necessary conclusion, "said the unnamed pilot at The Atlantic.
As a senior officer and examiner, it would have been easy to divert co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, from the cockpit, and then lock the door, said the pilot.
"All he had to say, it was" Go check something in the cabin, "and the guy would be gone," he said.
The co-pilot speculated that Shah's mental state could have contributed to his decision.
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"Zaharie's marriage was bad. In the past, he slept with flight attendants, "he said.
He hypothesized that the aircraft would have been depressurized by him, which means that all the people on board would have died by asphyxiation.
Mike Exner, a member of the independent group of investigators who deals with the crash, studied in detail the radar data of the aircraft's movements.
He told The Atlantic that the plane had climbed to 40,000 feet, then made a sharp turn to accelerate the effects of decompression to make the passengers unable to function.
Oxygen masks designed to operate at 13,000 feet with only 15 minutes of supply would have been useless.
Captain Shah would have had access to a separate reserve allowing him to fly for hours.
A father of three, a passionate cook and fishing enthusiast, Shah lived with his wife in a luxury gated community where he built his own flight simulator.
MH370 – What happened?
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur and headed for Beijing with 239 passengers on board.
Among the passengers were Chinese calligraphers, a couple returning home after the honeymoon after a late honeymoon and a construction worker who had not been home for a year.
On March 8, 2014, at 12:14, Malaysia Airlines lost contact with the MH370 near the island of Phuket in the Strait of Malacca.
Previously, the Malaysian authorities thought that the last words of the plane, on the part of the pilot or co – pilot, were "Good night, three seven zero for Malay".
The "pings" of the plane suggest that the plane continued to fly for about seven hours when the fuel was exhausted.
Experts have calculated the most likely crash location about 1,000 miles west of Perth, Australia.
But a vast search of the seabed has not found any wreckage – and there are a number of alternative theories about its fate.
An FBI simulator inspection revealed that he had used it to recreate a flight roughly corresponding to that of MH370 and end up in the Indian Ocean after a blackout. petrol.
The disappearance of the plane has drawn many conspiracy theories wild.
Among these, Vladimir Putin is implicated in one way or another, the plane having been stolen in a secret place after his hacking and the plane crashing in the Cambodian jungle. .
If Shah had deliberately crashed the plane, it would reflect the actions of Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz.
Lubitz was a co-pilot for Germanwings, a Lufthansa-owned regional airline.
Last year, he forced the captain of Flight 9524 out of the cockpit and crashed into a mountain in the French Alps.
The 144 passengers and six crew members, including Lubitz, were killed.
According to a survey, Lubitz was being treated for a relapse of severe depression and suicidal tendencies, but he hid it Germanwings.
There is currently no research going on for the MH370, although the Malaysian government has stated that it is open to proposals to resume the hunt.
The US company Ocean Infinity launched in January 2018 a "no cure, no cost" search for the plane in the South Indian Ocean, which ended in May with no clue.