Police discover airports near the Indian Ocean loaded into pilot’s home flight simulator
By John Vibes
MALAYSIA (INTELLIHUB) — Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a father-of-three, is the pilot on the missing Malaysian flight. Earlier this week we reported that, he was said to be a ‘fanatical’ supporter of the country’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Many have speculated that the plane could have been hijacked by the pilot himself, as a protest against the recent arrest of Anwar Ibrahim.
Recent investigations have indicated that the pilot may have been preparing to take the plane off course just days prior to the disappearance.
The police confiscated the flight simulator from the pilot’s house in Shah Alam on Saturday and reassembled it at the police headquarters where experts are conducting checks.
“The simulation programmes are based on runways at the Male International Airport in Maldives, an airport owned by the United States (Diego Garcia), and three other runways in India and Sri Lanka, all have runway lengths of 1,000 metres. We are not discounting the possibility that the plane landed on a runway that might not be heavily monitored, in addition to the theories that the plane landed on sea, in the hills, or in an open space,” an unnamed source told Berita Harian.
Although Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein denied that the plane had landed at the US military base Diego Garcia, the source told the daily that this possibility will still be investigated based on the data found in Zaharie’s flight simulator software.