MH370: Investigators hunt mystery woman who last spoke to Malaysia Airlines pilot

Woman used mobile number acquired under false identity: report

Kuala Lumpur: MH370 pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah received a two-minute phone call from a mystery woman a little before take-off on March 8, MailOnline has reported.

The woman used a mobile phone number that has been obtained under a false identity, the report stated.

Was it one of the last calls made to or from the mobile of Captain Zaharie in the hours before his Boeing 777 left Kuala Lumpur?

Investigators are treating this information as significant because anyone "buying a pay-as-you-go SIM card in Malaysia needs to fill out a form giving their identity card or passport number", the report said.

This was one of the anti-terrorism measures put in place after 9/11 to ensure every number is registered to a "traceable person". But in this case, the number was traced to a shop selling SIM cards in Kuala Lumpur.

It was recently bought by someone with a woman's name but whose identity was fake. The mystery caller came to light when Malaysian investigators examined phone records of both Zaharie and co-pilot, 27-year-old Fariq Abdul Hamid.

Investigators are looking at this a little suspiciously because it might link Captain Zaharie with terror groups that routinely use untraceable SIMs. All the others who Captain Zaharie spoke to have already been interviewed, the report said.

The Mail on Sunday also reported that investigators are going to question Captain Shah’s estranged wife. The couple, who have three children, were separated but living under the same roof.

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