Missing MH370: It was no accident, authors claim

Missing MH370: It was no accident, authors claim

PETALING JAYA - Theories abound over the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with its fate remaining a mystery 100 days on since the plane's disappearance on March 8.

A commercial pilot has co-written a book claiming that the disappearance of Flight MH370 was "deliberate" and "calculated", according to The Independent.

The book, Good Night Malaysia 370: The Truth Behind the Loss of Flight 370, was written by pilot Ewan Wilson and New Zealand reporter Geoff Taylor, it reported.

The Independent said the pair wrote that the plane did in fact end in the Indian Ocean and that a conclusion of foul play was reached following the process of elimination.

It said that Wilson told stuff.co.nz: that this was the first time a detailed analysis of the flight had been presented including the incredible route it took, and who they believed was in charge of the aircraft as it plunged into the Indian Ocean.

"The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 captured the world's attention and shocked everyone - (the outcome) is gut-wrenching," he said during the interview.

Taylor said the incident was no accident and that it was deliberate, calculated and should never have been allowed to happen.

The authors had also recommended immediate changes to the management of flight crews and the introduction of tamper-proof technical systems to ensure the aircraft could be tracked at all times.

On March 15, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that the plane appeared to have been flown deliberately for hours, veering off-route at roughly the same time that its communications system and transponder were manually switched off.

Flight MH370 with 239 people on board disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

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