The plot continues to thicken while officials search for Malaysian flight 370 that went missing on March 8. Now, authorities are investigating the flight co-pilot, who may have sent out a warning over the radio in his last words to the ground control.
Police are looking into all passengers and crew that were on board of Malaysian Flight 370, especially First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, who reportedly said the last words to the ground controllers on before the plane went off the radar. However, he’s not the only member on board that the officials are looking into.
Malaysian Flight Co-Pilot: Did He Send A Warning?
In a news conference, Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said that Fariq was the last to speak to ground control, calmly saying, “All right, good night.”
The last comment came through after the communications systems had been switched off; this created that the thought that the cockpit may have been compromised, and those final comments were trying to deceive the controllers. Officials are looking into the backgrounds of Fariq as well as Pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
Officials Questioning All On Flight
The officials are also looking into a flight engineer, 29-year-old Mohd Khairul Amri Selamat after he reportedly wrote on Facebook that he used to work for a private charter company.
“Yes, we are looking into Mohd Khairul, as well as the other passengers and crew,” a senior police official told Reuters. “The focus is on anyone else who might have had aviation skills on that plane.”
On his Facebook Mohd said he was an employee for Execujet’s Malaysian operations in 2011, but the company would not say whether or not he was still employed by them.
“We can’t disclose anything. We want to protect the family’s privacy,” the company’s Malaysian office said. His father also spoke out saying that his son had over ten years of experience as an engineer and that he was “doing well” with his work. The last time he spoke with his son was on March 6 when he said that he had to go to Beijing for work.
So scary! We’re hoping that they figure out what happened soon.
— Emily Longeretta