Missing MH370: Deleted data not fully recovered

Missing MH370: Deleted data not fully recovered
Flight Lieutenant Phil Wade, an Air Combat Officer with No. 2 Squadron, is manning the Mission Commander station aboard the RAAF E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft during its return from another mission in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

KUALA LUMPUR - The deleted data on the flight simulator of missing MH370 pilot Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah has yet to be fully recovered, said the Inspector-General of Police.

Retrieving the data, said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, was a difficult process even with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investi­gation (FBI).

"We only retrieved some of the data from the simulator," he told reporters after a shooting competition between the police and the media here yesterday.

He reiterated that the police had yet to rule out anyone as a suspect, including Capt Zaharie.

"We have recorded statements from 311 people, including some foreigners," he said.

However, Khalid said the police were not planning to release details of their investigation at the moment although the Transport Ministry had already published its preliminary report on the missing MH370 incident.

"We are still looking at various angles in the investigation. We will record more statements from persons of interest in the course of the investigation," he said.

Police are still looking at the four theories behind the incident - hijack, sabotage, the psychological background of those on board and personal trouble.

The IGP also reminded the public not to speculate or spread unsubstantiated news on the incident as this might jeopardise the investigation.

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