New Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Evidence: Pilot Suicide Again Emerges As Likely Cause Of Plane’s Disappearance

A shocking new piece of evidence in the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, revealed on Friday by a United States-based journalist, once again appears to indicate that the pilot of the plane may himself have staged an elaborate suicide plot in which he deliberately flew the Boeing 777-200 thousands of miles off course before ditching the aircraft, which was carrying 238 other passengers and crew members, into the Indian Ocean.

The Malaysia Airlines plane took off on a routine overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, only to suddenly cut off communication and radar contact shortly into the flight — and vanish, never to be seen again.

Within weeks, pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah was reported to be under investigation as the leading suspect in the bizarre disappearance. But Malaysia police then denied the reports.

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But on Friday, journalist Jeff Wise who has closely covered the Flight MH370 case from the beginning, published an exclusive report in New York Magazine, again raising the possibility that Shah deliberately hijacked and destroyed the plane he was charged with flying.

The news comes a day after authorities in charge of the search for the missing Flight MH370 announced that they would soon halt their effort to find the missing plane.

The following news report from the English-language France 24 TV news network contains further details on the suspended search.

Wise reported that early in the investigation, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation examined hard drives owned by Shah, from computers he used to operate his personal flight simulator in his home. The FBI findings were recorded in a Malaysian police document that, according to Wise, was withheld from the public.

But Wise obtained the document, which shows that Shah rehearsed flying a route startlingly similar to the actual route that investigators believe the missing plane flew on March 8, 2014, turning sharply west off of its planned course to Beijing, then south over the Indian Ocean until the Boeing 777-200 ended up in the water.

“Based on the Forensics Analysis conducted on the 5 (hard drives) obtained from the Flight Simulator from MH370 Pilot’s house, we found a flight path, that lead to the Southern Indian Ocean, among the numerous other flight paths charted on the Flight Simulator, that could be of interest.”

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The revelation by Wise also comes the day after officials at the Dutch search firm that has carried out the $135 million hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said that they now believe the pilot, or whoever was at the controls of the plane, may have deliberately glided the 777-200 into the waters of the Indian Ocean, in a location outside of the designated search area — rather than the official scenario in which the plane flew on automatic pilot until it ran out of fuel and spiraled into the ocean, according to a Reuters report.

Wise, however, also notes that the evidence that Shah rehearsed a flight into the Indian Ocean is not conclusive evidence that the pilot actually downed the plane on purpose.

“The differences between the simulated and actual flights are significant, most notably in the final direction in which they were heading,” Wise wrote. “It’s possible that their overall similarities are coincidental — that Zaharie didn’t intend his simulator flight as a practice run but had merely decided to fly someplace unusual.”


The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 pilot, according to a report Friday by the BBC, “had no money problems, no mental health problems, no marriage problems, no drug or alcohol problems, no history of odd behavior.” Nor had he recently taken out any life insurance policy, so why Zaharie Ahmad Shah would choose to kill himself along with 238 others in bizarre and complicated fashion remains a complete mystery — if in fact the pilot is the man behind the plane’s disappearance.

[Photo via Zaharie Ahmad Shah YouTube]