Missing Malayasian Airlines flight MH370; Co-pilot made mid-flight call

Missing jet mystery may go back to initial hijack theory
Kuala Lumpur: The co-pilot of missing Malaysian airliner MH370 attempted to make a mid-flight call from his mobile phone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, a report said on Saturday citing unna-med investigators.
The call ended abruptly possibly “because the aircraft was fast moving away from the (telecommunications) tower”, The New Straits Times quoted a source as saying.
But the Malaysian daily also quoted another source saying that while Fariq Abdul Ha-mid’s “line was reattached”, there was no certainty that a call was made from the Boeing 777 that vanished on March 8.
The report — titled a “desperate call for help” — did not say who he was trying to contact.
Fariq and Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah have come under intense scrutiny after the plane mysteriously vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
Investigators last month indicated that the flight was deliberately diverted and its communication systems manually switched off as it was leaving Malaysian airspace, triggering a criminal investigation by police.
Malayasia withheld information
Malaysia is being accused of holding back correct data from all nations as they searched the Indian Ocean to find the black boxes and wreckage of the missing jet MH370 in all the wrong areas, according to a report in The National Post.
As per the report, Malaysia’s government has begun investigating civil aviation and military authorities to determine why opportunities to identify and track Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were missed in the chaotic hours after it vanished, two officials said.

( Source : AFP )
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