One of the greatest mysteries of commercial aviation is how and why the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar on March 8, 2014, and after many years of research, a group of experts unveiled the main reason: the pilot would have crashed the plane on purpose.
With a crew of 12 people and 227 passengers, the flight MH370 that took the route Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – Beijing (China) disappeared mysteriously and later only found some remains of the plane at sea, which confirmed the accident.
As expressed by the group of aerial experts and pilots of commercial aircraft in the Australian program ’60 Minutes’, the plane would have crashed south of the Indian Ocean, this could be confirmed by the amount of fuel and the encrypted communications system (ACARS ).
Too much experience to fail
As for how and why this “accident” occurred, the specialists said that the pilot of the plane, a man named Zaharie Ahmad Shah, who had more than 20 years of experience in Malaysia Airlines and knew perfectly the route to follow, could not have been wrong to cause the plane to fall.
So it is presumed that the first thing he did was depressurize the plane to prevent the use of oxygen masks and leave the passengers unconscious, and this would be the reason why the members of the fleet did not ask for help or communicate with the control tower.
Then, Ahmad Shah would have turned off the transponder that located the plane, so that it was left off the radar between Malaysia and Thailand, and that its location is limited once it disappeared at sea.
“The controllers of both countries did not bother to watch an airplane that seemed to be in the airspace of the other, if I had been ordered to do away with an airplane like this, I would have done exactly the same, ” he confessed in ’60 minutes’ Simon Hardy , a Boeing 777 pilot and flight instructor.
The unexpected turn
However, what would be the final signal that would reveal that the accident was caused by the pilot himself were the maneuvers he made later.
“If you look carefully, you can see that he made a small turn to the left, then a very long one to the right and, finally, again to the left, why the last thing he did was to turn there?” Hardy asked.
“I spent a lot of time thinking about that, about three months until I realized. What he had done was to move the wing so he could see Penang, his hometown. He was killing himself and he did it on purpose, “he said.
It should be noted that this theory is not definitive, but that according to the experts is reinforced by the fact that the pilot had an airplane simulator in his house and months before he was practicing the maneuver that led to the death of more than 200 people.
Source: Diario Correo