Skip to comments.Missing MAS flight: Captain piloting MH370 a Penang boy
Posted on 03/08/2014 7:47:52 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, the pilot of flight MH370 was a Penangite.
A fellow classmate from Penang Free School, Jason Lee, 53, said that he last met Zaharie in 2010 during their batch's reunion dinner.
"It was his long time ambition to be a pilot and he always told us back then how nice it was to fly around," he said on Saturday, adding that Zaharie was really a friendly person.
Lee said that Zaharie joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981 right after he completed his pilot training.
Another schoolmate Franklin Lim, said that Zaharie was a brainiac.
"He was a really nice guy to hang around with.
"He left for Mara after Form 5 and I have not seen him since then," Lim said.
little outside info on this guy .
apparently he has no facebook “presence”.
I wonder if he and his school buddy attended the same mosque?
Captain is older than the average jihadist with more than 18,000 flight hours.
Shades of a Tom Clancy novel!!
Hmmmmm. Good Irish name. I wonder if he's one of those Catholic terrorists you hear so much about ...
At 18K flight hours, assuming he was involved, mid-life crisis or black mail?
With two fictitious passengers aboard (one with an Italian passport and the other with an Austrian one), the pilots are probably in the clear and the terrorist were likely Caucasian. It’s a brain teaser for sure, but obviously a terrorist act of some sort.
Nah...can’t be. Probably just a spontaneous explosion of the center fuel tank.
I don’t think Penang is a real hotbed of radicalism with its British history but anything is possible. The best Asian curry takes its name from Penang.
Recall also The 911 attacks were planned in Kuala Lumpur.************
NBC first msm outlet to suggest terrorism involved
Penang was the cleanest and friendliest, foreign city I have ever visited. Smoked on Singapore.