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MH370 Malaysia Airlines Flight a “Murder-Suicide,” Say Experts

MH370 Malaysia Airlines Flight a “Murder-Suicide,” Say Experts
Jackie Reddy

Offering their comments on Australia’s 60 Minutes program, a panel of aviation experts say that MH370 was deliberately crashed into the Indian Ocean as part of a “murder-suicide.” Over four years after it vanished into the sea, an official reason has not been given for the demise of MH370.

After over four years of speculation regarding the final fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a panel of experts have posited that the Boeing 777 was crashed into the Indian Ocean by its captain, Zaharie Amad Shah. It is alleged that Shah’s actions were intentionally executed as part of what has been termed a “murder-suicide” plan, the IBTimes reports.

The panel – which included aviation safety expert Captain John Cox as well as Larry Vance, formerly a senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and Martin Dolan, the former chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) – offered their comments on Australian current affairs show 60 Minutes late last weekend. Dolan was chief commissioner of the ATSB when MH370 disappeared in March 2014.

Dolan was quoted by the IBTimes as saying, “This was planned, this was deliberate, and it was done over an extended period of time.” It is believed that Captain Shah’s choice of crash site – located in a remote part of the Indian Ocean – was intentionally chosen in order to evade detection by air traffic controllers in Malaysia and Thailand.

While the cause of MH370’s demise is still unknown, the claims made by this expert panel echo recent comments made by John Dawson.

Speaking to News Corp Australia, Dawson, a lawyer who has represented families impacted by both the crash of MH370 as well as that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, said, “In MH370, you have the pilot flying between Malaysia and Beijing who turns back the aircraft. The evidence is so heavily weighted to involvement by one of the aircrew taking this aircraft down…That aircraft has probably depressurized, the people died of asphyxiation, it was premeditated murder.”

While the official search for MH370 has been suspended since January 2017, private operations continue under an American company called Ocean Infinity.

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  1. kingbee

    May 17, 2018 at 5:51 am

    A restatement of the obvious. Any person who objectively looks at the facts of this case would be hard put to come up with any other explanation. It took someone with access to the cockpit and an understanding of where the plane was at the point that the turn was made. My only question is why the pilot seems to be the lone suspect and not the co-suspect.

  2. Spilkus

    May 17, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Murder suicide is sensationalist speculation. There are other viable theories.

    The avherald webpage shows what happened in a cockpit ground fire. The comments cover airborne cockpit fire theories in detail. The MH370 772 came off the line 4 aircraft earlier than the Egypt Air aircraft. It certainly is not in Boeing’s interest to publicize this theory.

  3. Azureas

    May 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    +1 with Spilkus
    The fire in the cockpit is the most relevant hypothesis.
    When you have a fire the procedure is to shut down electric systems.

    By respect for the death and their families please don’t blame a man without real proof.

  4. rkacruiser

    May 17, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Whether the pilot or co-pilot may have caused this tragedy, how could one of the cockpit crew caused the depressurization of the plane while retaining conscientiousness without the other crew member reacting quickly enough to have prevented this event?

  5. weero


    May 22, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Amazing these aviation experts – all we have is a washed up piece from a wing and they concluded the detailed actions of one person in the cockpit. A miracle of modern science.

    I think this is yet one more exhibit why it is so easy to dismiss entire insights of scienc when they are supported by a panel of ‘experts’. In this case, it is just the agenda to bring the tragic event to a conclusion in the absence of hard evidence.

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