The pilot of the missing flight MH370 may have hijacked the doomed flight, according to the latest theory from British aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey.
The flight disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport. The search for the missing plane became the most expensive in aviation history. Following a three-year search of 120,000 square kilometres, the aircraft has never been found.
“My current view is that the captain hijacked and diverted his own plane,” he told The Sunday Times.
“To me, it is clear there is still certain information being withheld, principally by the Malaysian government.”
MH370 pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was allegedly a supporter of the Malaysian opposition and its leader, Anwar Ibrahim. The day before the doomed flight departed, Anwar was sentenced to 5 years in prison which many of his supporters strongly opposed. Godfrey has hypothesised that Zaharie was politically motivated and may have negotiated for Anwar’s release during the 22 minutes of circling the flight performed before disappearing over the Indian Ocean.
“Whether that was sufficient to drive Zaharie to hold his passenger’s hostage is pure speculation, and I have no evidence for that,” he said.
“Maybe somehow that negotiation went wrong and he ends up flying to the remotest part of the southern Indian Ocean.”
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Godfrey recently claimed to have identified the location of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 using revolutionary new tracking technology. The location of the missing plane is believed to be 1,933 km West of Perth at a depth of around 4000 metres below the ocean’s surface.
“The prime crash location is at the foot of the Broken Ridge in an area with difficult underwater terrain. There are mountainous outcrops and cliffs, an underwater volcano and a canyon,” he said.
The flight disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport. The search for the missing plane became the most expensive in aviation history. Following a three-year search of 120,000 square kilometres the aircraft has never been found.