Skip to comments.Missing MH370: Police Search Homes of Pilots
Posted on 03/15/2014 2:18:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Police searched the home of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah and the co-pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on Saturday.
Three policemen in an MPV showed up at a posh gated community of the Capt Zaharie in Section 13 around 2.40pm and left around 4.45pm.
It was unclear if they took away a flight simulator from his house. The media was barred from entering the housing area by security guards.
Read: Query over pilots flight simulator
It is learnt that another team of officers were at co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's home in Shah Alam.
The search of Fariq 's hosue was done a few hours after the same group of policemen had searched Capt Zaharie's house.
Police arrived at Fariq's house at Section 7, at around 8.05pm and left about an hour later.
It was unclear if anything was taken from the house.
It is learnt that the investigations will include political and religions leanings, and the travel pattern of the captain and his co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid. The probe will also include their hobbies and behaviour with their friends.
The search came soon after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak confirmed that the plane was suspected to have been deliberately diverted.
Police officers leaving after searching Capt Zaharie's house in Section 13. Investigators had confirmed that an aircraft tracked by military radar was the lost Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after its communications were likely switched off before it reached the east coast of Malaysia a week ago, Najib said.
Capt Zaharie studied aviation at the Philippine Airlines Aviation School in Pasay City in 1980, before joining Malaysia Airlines a year later.
The Penangite became a captain in the early 1990s and has 18,360 hours of flying experience under his belt.
His colleagues described him as a jovial but professional aviation geek who collects remote controlled miniature aircrafts, light twin engine helicopters and amphibious aircrafts.
Outside of aviation, he runs a YouTube channel dedicated to DIY projects, where he teaches viewers how to fix home appliances like their air-conditioners
Took them long enough.
How good are the Malaysian investigators compared to American investigators.
Maybe it would have been better to let the Cadillac of Investigation Bureaus lead on this case.
The disappearing plane is certainly mysterious.
What is clear is that the Malaysian authorities are not capable of any kind of real investigation.
“Took them long enough.”
From March 10. Also posted somewhere on FR.
It’s beginning to look like one or both pilots are in on this. If one, he would have had to kill the other. One of the communication devices had to be turned off outside the cockpit. The other would have been done on the flight computer, but both pilots would probably be aware. The other alternative is that someone outside entered the cockpit, killed or disabled the pilots, disabled communications, and then flew the plane, all without getting attacked by the passengers. That would be a lot harder to pull off.
I’m thinking probably co-pilot and and others on the flight crew and possibly a passenger. There is a lot to pull off here. Otherwise. Just a pilot or co-pilot.
Gave the jihadists a week to clean up.
There’s a third scenario (actually part of your first). If there’s a recalcitrant pilot or co-pilot, the perp waits till he goes to the bathroom. Lock the cabin door, manually depressurize, go to 45000 feet... Don’t need any hand-to-hand to take over the aircraft. Treachery will do just fine.
That might work.
Gave the jihadists a week to clean up.
“Im thinking probably co-pilot and and others on the flight crew and possibly a passenger. There is a lot to pull off here. Otherwise. Just a pilot or co-pilot.”
Me thinks the pilot, co-pilot and the two guys with stolen passports would have been enough to pull this thing through.
“Three policemen in an MPV showed up at a posh gated community of the Capt Zaharie in Section 13 around 2.40pm and left around 4.45pm.”
Two hours by three policemen. Not much of a search, in my opinion.
“The search of Fariq’s [the co-pilot] hosue was done a few hours after the same group of policemen had searched Capt Zaharie’s house.”
IOW, enough time for relatives of the pilot to inform relatives of the co-pilot that the policemen were coming.
The one thing that makes me sick is what had happened to these poor passengers. T least two swift changes in altitude, the abrupt turn to the west, combined with extreme fear had to be rough. At a minimum I hope this plane at least landed and they kept them alive or it crashed into the ocean and none survived. Just sad.
So that leaves everyone in the cabin except the perp pilot (or co-pilot) right? Then I guess he begins the shutting down of the tracking mechanisms. I think you could be right.