Experts are now convinced they have finally uncovered what happened to the disappeared Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
A panel of aviation experts have been working towards an explanation for the vanished Boeing 777, most of which was never found, as part of an investigation by Nine News in Australia.
Ex-Senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, Larry Vance, said: “I think the general public can take comfort in the fact there is a growing consensus on the plane’s final moments.”
Vance, and the other experts on the panel, all agree on the suspicion that MH370 captain – Zaharie Ahmad Shah – was attempting suicide.
They believe he selected a remote and isolated part of the route so the plane would disappear.
MH370 captain ‘deliberately evaded radar’ during final moments of doomed flight, according to experts
Captain Zaharie managed to evade detection by military radar belonging to either Thai or Malaysian forces, according to Boeing 777 pilot Simon Hardy.
“As the aircraft went across Thailand and Malaysia, it runs down the border, which is wiggling underneath, meaning it’s going in and out of those two countries, which is where their jurisdictions are,” Hardy told the programme.
He added that if he were hired to make Boeing 777 disappear, he would “do the exact same thing”.
“As far as I’m concerned, it’s very accurate flying because think it did the job and we know, as a fact, that the military did not come and intercept the aircraft,” he added.
John Dawson, a lawyer who represented the nine families whose relatives vanished from MH370 and MH17, agreed that evidence suggested one of the aircrew was responsible.
He said: “The evidence is so heavily weighted to involvement by one of the aircrew taking this aircraft down.
“That aircraft has probably de-pressurised, the people died of asphyxiation, it was premeditated murder.
“It was highly planned. The bodies have never been found.”
This archive footage was released in October 2017.
Most of the MH370 wreckage has never been recovered.