The final report on the disappearance of MH370 is a “cover-up” of the captain’s actions according to two industry sources in Malaysia.
One source said, the “seven flight ” recovered from Capt. Ahmad Shah’s flight simulator program — flown just weeks before the plane’s disappearance and which replicated MH370’s final flight — were all from one session.
But Malaysian authorities, in the final report, found that the waypoints were from separate sessions and therefore of no significance.
“There is no question thewere from one flight into the southern Indian Ocean,” the industry source said. “This is a cover-up.”
Another source, that works as a contractor to Malaysia Airlines told AirlineRatings.com that “very early on” after MH370 disappeared the airline’s operational management said, “Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was responsible.”
The final report into the disappearance of MH370 published on July 30 has been met by growing disbelief that the Malaysians have exonerated both pilots of any responsibility.
Chief investigator Kok Soo Chon said, “we are not of the opinion that it could have been an event committed by the pilot.”
In the Australian Transport Safety Bureau report into the search for MH370, a Boeing 777, issued in October it said: “In the six weeks before, the accident flight the Pilot in Command had used his simulator to fly a route, similar to part of the route flown by MH370 up the Strait of Malacca, with a left-hand turn and track into the southern Indian Ocean.”
But the Malaysian report dismisses this and, says that “the Royal Malaysian Police Forensic Report concluded: “that there were no unusual activities other than game-related flight simulations.”
However, Flight Simulator is not a game, instead a recognized and endorsed flight training tool used by many airlines and the US military as a situation awareness flight trainer.
One of the most respected analysts of the MH370 disappearance, Independent Group member Victor Iannello has also criticised the report.
“How can Malaysian investigators ignore that the captain had the best opportunity and capability to divert the plane?” Mr. Iannello said.
“How does the compressed timeline of the diversion fit any other possibility if the diversion was intentional?”
On the flight simulator, Iannello said it was very odd that the Royal Malaysian Police concluded there were no unusual activities given the “extraordinary coincidence” that a simulated flight that included a departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and ended in the Southern Indian Ocean was recovered after the disappearance.
He also said the report did not mention that certain values common to the recovered seven waypoint coordinates indicated they were from the same simulation.