Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has not been found, but new information is leading executives to draw their own conclusions about what happened to the Boeing 777 back in March. According to The International Business Times, one aviation executive has made a bold claim about the pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah. Of course, this theory isn’t “new,” but to hear it coming from someone who has knowledge of aviation suggests that there are details that the public doesn’t know about.
Former Kiwi International Airlines Chief Executive Ewan Wilson recently said that he believes Shah intentionally crashed the plane, killing all of the passengers and crew by purposely cutting the oxygen supply in the cabin.
“Before closing the oxygen tank, Wilson believes that the chief pilot purposely shut out co-pilot Fariq Hamid to provide him the freedom to shutter all inflight communications unhampered. After doing so, Zaharie turned the plane around, but it eventually ran out of fuel and likely crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.”
Wilson wrote about his theory in a new book, of course, in which he calls for mental health screenings for all pilots.
“Pilots are humans and susceptible to the same problems as anyone else. They perform a stressful job and are under significant pressure to maintain their expertise and professional standing,” he writes.
The search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been put on hold but is scheduled to resume at the end of this month. According to The Guardian, investigators had shifted their search area, now believing that the plane ran out of fuel before it went down in the Indian Ocean. Maps and other intellect have helped professionals narrow down the area where the plane would have submerged based on the plane’s speed and the amount of fuel the plane was carrying at the time.
“The most recent analysis suggests the aircraft turned south earlier than previously thought, meaning it may have entered the water in an area south of what was initially considered the highest priority search zone.”
According to the Inquisitr, the new search area has given new hope to the families of the passengers and crew who are desperate for answers. Many feel that the fuselage will turn up at some point, even if it takes years. Of course, the conspiracy theories have been raging on, and the longer it takes to find this aircraft, the more people are going to be looking elsewhere for answers of their own.
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