Published on Jul 31, 2016
Aviation experts frequently remind us that flying on modern jet planes is the safest form of transport. However those assertions are meaningless while the fate of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 remains unknown. It’s more than two years since the Boeing 777 disappeared off the face of the earth. An exhaustive and expensive search in the southern Indian Ocean has failed to turn up anything. It’s due to end soon, which has further distressed the grieving families of the 239 passengers and crew who are presumed dead. Frustration at the lack of clues has led to significant reassessment about MH370, and as Ross Coulthart discovers in this 60 Minutes investigation, there’s now growing evidence that authorities have been ignoring more credible theories about what might have brought the jet down.
MH370 Special Investigation part two 60 mins
MH370: Claims Malaysian authorities withheld vital information to be investigated on 60 Minutes
Just two days after debris found off Tanzania was confirmed to be “highly likely” from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, claims the Malaysian government have deliberately withheld information about the investigation have emerged.
New evidence that suggests Malaysian authorities have covered up key information, including an FBI report, will be explored on tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes.
More than two years after the plane vanished, authorities have still not determined the exact circumstances of its disappearance.
Australian officials have confirmed the data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of MH370 showed someone had used the device to plot a similar course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have come down.
New York magazine reported last week that FBI analysis of the device showed Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s flight simulator showed a similar route less than a month before the plane disappeared.
Tonight’s program aims to uncover “credible theories” about exactly what led to the Boeing 777’s disappearance on March 8, 2014.