What happens when a large flight goes off course and then completely disappears altogether? Conspiracy theories, of course! When Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mysteriously dropped from the radars, people began to worry. Then, when no wreckage was found, people started to go crazy with theories and fears of what was to come. Some even feared this disappearance was the beginning of heightened tensions between countries… One man even thinks he has it all figured out.
Nothing Was Suspicious… At FirstÂ
March 8th, 2014 was the fateful day that Flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur in Indonesiaâ¦ And never returned. The flight, headed for Beijing, China, was manned by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members aboard who were never heard from again.
The Pilots In Question
Captain Zaharie began flying with the company in 1981. He had an astounding 18,365 hours of flying on his record. He was extremely qualified and trusted as a pilot, instructor, and examiner. His co-pilot, First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, was also an experienced and celebrated pilot who has been with the company since 2007. He began as a cadet and worked his way up, gaining an excellent 2,763 hours of flight. Heartbreakingly enough, this flight was going to be his key to a promotion…
Last Verbal Communication
Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12:42 a.m. Everything was moving along as per usual. Nothing tipped off operators as suspicious while they were monitoring the flight. As the flight went along its route, it was about to reach 35,000 feet when things started to go awryâ¦ Captain Zaharie exchanged what would be his words with Lumpur radar at 1:19 a.m. The Lumpur Radio operator said, “Malaysian three-seven-zero, contact Ho Chi Minh one-two-zero decimal nine. Good night.” Captain Zaharie responded, “Good night. Malaysian three-seven-zero.” As a final communication, it was received in a usual manner and still, nothing tipped off the operators that something was horribly wrong.