Malaysian police believe if the disappearance of MH370
was the act of human intervention then the likely perpetrator
was the pilot.
The Sunday Times in London has reported that the
investigation into the disappearance of the plane has cleared
everyone on board, except Captain Zaharie Shah, 53.
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was lost on March 8 on a flight
from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on
Police have not ruled out other causes of the crash, such as
mechanical failure or terrorism, The Sunday Times reported,
however they have suggested that if human intervention was to
blame for the plane's disappearance then Captain Zaharie was
the likely perpetrator.
The pilot had a flight simulator at home and had programmed
flights across the Indian Ocean on the simulator. Those
routes were deleted before the crash, but police were able to
recover the data.
The criminal inquiry is continuing and these initial findings
have been only selectively revealed to foreign governments
and air crash investigators, The Sunday Times reported.
"To date no conclusions can be made as to the contributor to
the incident and it would be sub judice to say so.
Nevertheless, the police are still looking into all possible
angles," Malaysian police told The Sunday Times.
Captain Zaharie had previously come under suspicion due to
rumoured marital and financial instability; however, Asuad
Khan, brother of Captain Zaharie's wife, spoke out to debunk
"I can see that a lot of people are saying a lot of things
about him which is untrue," he told ABC Australia's Four
Speaking on behalf of his sister, he confirmed she had not
left Captain Zaharie.
Mr Khan said Captain Zaharie "had a good life".
"He had a lot of money, and he loved his daughter very much,"
No sign of the plane has been found.