MH370 captain’s simulator plotted doomed route

Home flight simulator plotted course to southern Indian Ocean
A home flight simulator owned by the chief pilot of missing flight MH370 was used to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the plane is thought to have disappeared, the agency in charge of the search says. But this does not prove the pilot’s guilt.
Australian agency the Joint Agency Coordination Centre said the existence of the simulator data did not prove Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had intentionally crashed the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in March 2014.
“The MH370 captain’s flight simulator showed someone had plotted a course to the southern Indian Ocean,” the agency said in a statement.
“The simulator information shows only the possibility of planning. It does not reveal what happened on the night of the aircraft’s disappearance, nor where the aircraft is located.”
Shah had been a pilot at Malaysia Airlines since 1981 and had flown 777s for more than 15 years. He was exceptionally experienced, a training captain who shared the cockpit with first officer Fariq Ab Hamid, aged 27.
A number of pieces of wreckage have washed up on beaches in Africa and have been positively identified as coming from MH370, but they shed little light on what happened.
Reuters / CNN


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