After clearing everyone else on board, the pilot of missing Malaysian flight 370 has been named the ‘chief suspect.’
Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, programmed his home flight simulator with a route that would land a plane on a small island in the Indian Ocean. He rehearsed drills that would land the plane on the island with a short runway. Although Shah deleted the route, computer experts were able to recover them.
Despite suspicions, friends of Captain Zaharie cast doubt on the theory that he might have used the simulator to plan a hijacking: he was open enough to share images of his simulator on Facebook.