KUALA LUMPUR — July 27, 2016: Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) has stated that the information from the captain’s home flight simulator only shows the possibility of planning.
It does not reveal what happened on the night of the aircraft’s disappearance, nor where the aircraft is located.
Reports in the weeks following the plane’s disappearance suggested that the pilot had plotted a course to the southern Indian Ocean and that the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane was deliberate or planned murder/suicide.
The international magazine New York in an article cites a leaked FBI report showing Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah using a simulator less than a month before the aircraft’s disappearance to practise a flight across the southern Indian Ocean closely matching MH370’s route.
“For the purposes of defining the underwater search area, the relevant facts and analysis most closely match a scenario in which there was no pilot intervening in the latter stages of the flight,” said JACC.
MH370 with 239 people aboard disappeared during a flight from here to Beijing on March 8, 2014.
Further, JACC said the best available evidence of the aircraft’s location was based on what was known from the last satellite communications with the aircraft.
“The last satellite communication with the aircraft showed it was most likely in a high rate of descent in the area of what is known as the 7th arc. This is indeed the consensus of the Search Strategy Working Group.”