‘MH370 crash could be a suicide mission’


UK daily claims that malfunction or fire could not have caused MH370’s unusual flight westwards.

(FMT) – A UK daily today claimed that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was deliberately crashed into the Indian Ocean in an “apparent suicide mission”.

Quoting an unnamed source, The Telegraph said that the investigation team believed that no malfunction or fire was capable of causing the aircraft’s unusual flight or the disabling of its communications system before it veered wildly off course on a seven-hour silent flight into the sea.

“An analysis of the flight’s routing, signalling and communications shows that it was flown ‘in a rational way,” the source was quoted saying.

The official source told the daily that investigators believed “this has been a deliberate act by someone on board who had to have had the detailed knowledge to do what was done … Nothing is emerging that points to motive.”

Asked about the possibility of a plane malfunction or an on-board fire, the source said: “It just does not hinge together… [The investigators] have gone through processes you do to get the plane where it flew to for eight hours. They point to it being flown in a rational way.”

Yesterday, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced that MH370 flight – carrying 239 people on board – had “ended its flight” in the southern part of the Indian Ocean.

“Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.

“This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” said Najib, who did not take questions from the press.