A planeÂ that disappears off the face of the earth sounds like a movie plot, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, in 2014 it became a reality for many families. Unless you lived under a rock, you’ve heard of the Malaysian Airlines’ Flight MH370. Very little information has been found about the missing airliner in the past four years since its disappearance. Recently, an Australian amateur investigator claims to have found the wreckage…
Malaysian Airlines’ Flight MH370
Ever since the plane disappeared in 2014, there have been many attempts to try and bring to light what exactly happened with the missing people. Many nations got together to try and solve the mystery by delving deep into the waters where they last received the signal. These expeditions were extremely expensive, time-consuming, and exhausting and resulted in very little knowledge as to what happened.
On March 8th, 2014, Flight 370 left Kuala LumpurÂ on it’s route to Beijing. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members aboard. Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, was manning the plane. He has been flying with the company since 1981! He’s an experienced pilot with years of experience. This flight was just like every single other to him.
Since Zaharie has been flying with the company since 1981, he had an astounding 18,365 hours of flying under his belt. He was extremely qualified as a pilot and was also an instructor and examiner. His co-pilot, First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, was also an experienced 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. As a co-pilot, he was training to become a pilot. This flight was the last part of his training before the promotion.