Wednesday, 23 May 2018

MH370 Was not a murder-suicide by the pilot, Australian investigators say.

Following speculation, reports, a book and a 60 minutes TV show that purported the pilot of MH370, the plane that went missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in 2014, had committed a murder-suicide has been rejected by Australian investigators 

They rejected claims that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately brought down by the pilot.  The bureau maintains that the pilot was unconscious during the final moments of the flight which took the lives of 239 people. 

Official searches for the wreckage of MH370 was called off last year after 1,046 days, however, others are continuing to seek the final resting place of the ill-fated aircraft. Official searches would only be resumed if new credible evidence is discovered. 

Investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) have said that the plane was out of control when it plunged into the southern Indian Ocean. On Tuesday the ATSB's search director, Peter Foley defended his bureau's findings against supposition and criticism levelled at it n a book by former Canadian air crash investigator Larry Vance. Foley insisted that investigators had explored all the advice and analysis provided.  "We considered every piece of evidence that we had at the time in an unbiased fashion," Mr Foley told a parliamentary hearing in Canberra, adding that he had read Mr Vance's book.  "We have quite a bit of data to tell us that the aircraft if it was being controlled at the end, it wasn't very successfully being controlled," he added.