Seven years after Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared mid-flight, a book claims a cover


Zaharie Ahmad Shah (pictured) was the pilot of the doomed flight

Zaharie Ahmad Shah (pictured) was the pilot of the doomed flight


Pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah planned mass murder due to personal issues, shut his co-pilot out of the cockpit, cut off all communications, depressurized the main cabin, and then shut down the plane so it kept flying on autopilot until it ran out of fuel.

That was the popular theory in the weeks after the plane’s disappearance.

His personal troubles, rumors in Kuala Lumpur said, included a split with his wife Fizah Khan, and his anger that a relative, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, had been jailed for five years for sodomy shortly before boarding the plane. went for the flight to Beijing.

But the pilot’s wife angrily denied all personal problems and other family members and his friends said he was a dedicated family man and loved his job.

This theory was also the conclusion of the first independent investigation into the disaster by New Zealand-based air accident investigator Ewan Wilson.

Wilson, the founder of Kiwi Airlines and a commercial pilot himself, came to the shocking conclusion after considering “every alternative scenario imaginable.”

However, he has been unable to provide conclusive evidence to support his theory.

The claims are made in the book ‘Goodnight Malaysian 370’, which Wilson co-wrote with New Zealand journalist Geoff Taylor.

There are also rumors that Zaharie used a flight simulator at his home to plot a path to a remote island.

However, officials in Kuala Lumpur stated that Malaysian police and the FBI’s technical experts had found nothing to indicate that he intended to hijack the flight after scrutinizing his flight simulator.

And there are also theories that tThe tragic disappearance may have been the pilot’s heroic sacrifice.

Australian aviation enthusiast Michael Gilbert believes the doomed plane caught fire mid-flight, forcing the pilot to chart a course away from densely populated areas.


Co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, again due to personal issues, was suspected by rumor spreaders of overpowering the pilot and disabling the plane, causing it to fly to his doom with crew and passengers unable to get through the locked cockpit door. come.

Theorists have suggested that he had relationship problems and this was his dramatic way of taking his own life.

But he was engaged to 26-year-old Captain Nadira Ramli, a fellow pilot of another airline, and loved his job. There are no known reasons why he took any fatal action.

There have been a series of bizarre theories about the plane's disappearance

There have been a series of bizarre theories about the plane's disappearance

There have been a series of bizarre theories about the plane’s disappearance

Others have suggested that since he was known to occasionally invite young women into the cockpit during a flight, this time he did and something went wrong.

Young Jonti Roos said in March that she spent an entire flight in the cockpit in 2011 and was entertained by Hamid, who smoked.

Interest in the co-pilot was renewed when it was revealed that he was the last person to communicate from the cockpit after the communication system was cut off.


An expert has claimed that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was hijacked by order of Vladimir Putin and secretly landed in Kazakhstan.

Jeff Wise, an American science writer in charge of CNN’s coverage of the Boeing 777-200E, based his bizarre theory on pings the plane released seven hours after it went missing, which were recorded by British telecommunications company Inmarsat.

Wise believes hijackers ‘faked’ the plane’s navigation data to make it look like it was heading in a different direction, but flew it to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which Russia leases from Kazakhstan.

However, Wise admits to New York Magazine that he doesn’t know why Vladimir Putin would want to steal a plane full of people and that his idea is a bit ‘crazy’.

Wise also noted that there were three Russian men on board, two of whom were Ukrainian passport holders.

Aviation disaster experts analyzed satellite data and found – like the data captured by Inmarsat – that the plane continued to fly for hours after losing contact.

Close examination of the evidence showed that after the last radio call, the MH370 made three turns, first one left, then two more, taking the plane west and then south towards Antarctica.


This extraordinary claim came from 41-year-old British sailor Katherine Tee, from Liverpool, whose first report of seeing a burning plane in the night sky made headlines around the world.

On arrival in Phuket, after sailing across the Indian Ocean with her husband from Cochin, South India, she said, “I could see the outline of the plane – it looked longer than planes usually do. from behind.’

Ms. Tee’s general description of the time and place was vague and she lost all credibility when she later stated on her blog that she believed MH370 was a kamikaze plane targeting a fleet of Chinese ships and that it was shot down before it could. stock up. the ships.

With no solid evidence from the satellite data, she wrote on her blog, Saucy Sailoress, that the plane she saw flew at low altitude to the military convoy she and her husband had seen over the past few nights. She added that internet research showed that there was a Chinese flotilla in the area at the time.

While the debris proved the plane had crashed in the Indian Ocean, the location of the main underwater hull - and the black box's crucial data recorders - remains stubbornly elusive.

While the debris proved the plane had crashed in the Indian Ocean, the location of the main underwater hull - and the black box's crucial data recorders - remains stubbornly elusive.

While the debris proved the plane had crashed in the Indian Ocean, the location of the main underwater hull – and the black box’s crucial data recorders – remains stubbornly elusive.


On a flight from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur crossing the Andaman Sea on March 8, Malaysian woman Raja Dalelah, 53, saw a plane she said was on the surface of the water.

She knew nothing about the search for MH370 that had begun. She alerted a flight attendant who told her to go back to sleep.

“I was shocked to see what looked like the tail and wing of an airplane on the water,” she said.

It wasn’t until she told her friends what she’d seen on landing in Kuala Lumpur that she heard about the missing jet. She had seen the object at around 2:30 PM Malaysia time.

She said she could have identified several ships and islands before noticing the silver object she said was an airplane.

But her story was laughed at by pilots who said it would have been impossible to see part of an airplane in the water from 35,000 feet or seven miles.

Ms. Raja reported the incident to the police the same day and adheres to her story.

“I know what I’ve seen,” she said.


A catastrophic event, such as a fire that shut down much of the equipment, prompted the pilots to turn the plane back to the Malay Peninsula in hopes of landing at the nearest airport.

Satellite data, credible or not, suggests the plane has made a turn and theorists say there would be no reason for the pilots to change course unless faced with an emergency.

A fire in a similar Boeing 777 jet parked at Cairo Airport in 2011 was found to be caused by a problem with the first officer’s oxygen mask supply hose.

Stewarts Law, who has sued in a series of recent air disasters, believes the plane crashed after a fire – similar to the runway fire at Cairo airport – broke out in the cockpit.

Following an investigation into the Cairo eruption, the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Central Directorate (EAAICD) released their final report, which found that the fire had started near the first officer’s oxygen mask supply hose.

The cause of the fire could not be definitively determined, but investigators pointed to a problem with the cockpit hose used to supply the crew with oxygen in the event of decompression.

After the 2011 fire, American aircraft owners were ordered to replace the system – it cost an estimated $ 2,596 (£ 1,573) per aircraft. It was not known whether Malaysia Airlines had implemented the change.

If one of the pilots wanted to crash the plane, why turn it around? So the turnaround suggests they tried to land ASAP due to an emergency.


The Boeing 777 was shot down by the Americans who feared the plane had been hijacked and was about to attack the US military base on Diego Garcia Atoll in the Indian Ocean. So conspiracy theorists argue.

And former French airline director Marc Dugain said he had been warned by British intelligence that he was taking risks by investigating this angle.

There is no way to check whether Dugain received such a warning or why he believes the Americans shot down the plane.

But adding to the theory that the plane had flown to Diego Garcia, either by the pilot Zaharie or by a hijacker, was the claim that the pilot’s home flight simulator was a “ training flight ” to the island.

Professor Glees said, “The Americans would have no interest in doing such a thing or telling the world.

In theory, they might want to shoot down a plane they thought was attacking them, but not only would they fire missiles, they would investigate it first with fighters and would soon realize that even if it had to be shot down, the world should know. ‘

Mr Rosenschein said: ‘The US could not have concealed this fact and in any case, if it were true, they would have admitted their action as on this occasion it would have prevented successful terrorist action and served as a deterrent to future terrorist attacks. ‘