Around 50 relatives of Chinese passengers on board Flight MH370 travelled to Beijing to mark the fifth anniversary of the tragedy outside the Chinese foreign ministry today.
New ocean debris drift analysis shows missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 (stock image) is 'highly likely' within a new location north of the original search area.
The captain of missing flight MH370 practised crashing into the Indian Ocean on a simulator weeks before his plane disappeared, confidential police documents reveal. The documents show that captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah practised flying across remote sections of the ocean until his plane ran out of fuel. It suggests the disappearance of MH370 was not an accident, but a suicide mission meticulously planned by the pilot. The route he practised on the simulator took him out of Kuala Lumpur before heading south over the remote expanse of the Indian Ocean. It is a route eerily similar to the one investigators believe the plane flew before it vanished in March 2014.
Locals from the island of Kudahuvadhoo, at the Southern tip of the Maldives, reported witnessing 'a low-flying jumbo jet' on the morning of March 8 last year, when MH370 disappeared.
The disappearance of MH370 has been described as ‘deliberate’ and ‘calculated’ in the latest book to be published on the tragedy by two New Zealand authors.
John Brennan, head of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), said: 'I think you cannot discount any theory', when asked if it was possible the pilot deliberately crashed the Boeing 777.
Experts suggest the plane could be in an 'aeronautical black hole' hundreds of miles from the current search area or may have been involved in electronic warfare.
Jonti Roos, (second right) who is who is currently living in Melbourne during a year-long stay in Australia, said she and jaan Maree (second left) were waiting to board their flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur in 2011 when two pilots plucked them out of the queue and asked them if they would like to ride in the cockpit. One of the pilots (right) was Fariq Abdul Hamid, the 27-year-old first officer on board missing flight MH370, Ms Roos claims.
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