Australian authorities would be ‘complicit in mass murder’ if they ignored evidence that the MH370 pilot deliberately crashed the plane, an expert claims.
Mike Keane, a former easyJet chief pilot and Royal Air Force intelligence officer, said the ATSB should change its ‘ghost flight’ theory of what happened to the missing jet.
Captain Keane believes MH370 was hijacked by pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah and intentionally flown outside the search area.
If the Australian Transport Safety Bureau deliberately ignored evidence contradicting its MH370 (pictured) theory it would be complicit in mass murder, a pilot has claimed
Mike Keane, a former easyJet chief pilot and Royal Air Force intelligence officer, said the ATSB (pictured examining MH370 debris) should change its ‘ghost flight’ theory of what happened to the missing jet
Captain Keane’s comments come after the launch of a book by Larry Vance (pictured), a Canadian air crash investigator with a similar theory on the crash
His theory conflicts with the ‘ghost flight’ theory, which maintains the pilots lost consciousness and the plane flew on autopilot until running out of fuel.
‘You may recall my observation of ‘complicity to a crime’ if the ATSB cling to their version of events when they have knowledge to the contrary,’ he told The Australian.
‘Put bluntly, the MH370 ‘crash’ is undoubtedly a crime of the unlawful killing of 238 innocent people.
‘The Australian government has also been remiss, they should have put pressure on the ATSB to listen, and act, on professional advice from the aviation community.’
Captain Keane’s comments came after several other experts determined that Zaharie downed the plane on purpose, and the chance of an accident was ‘one in a trillion’.
One of them, Senior Boeing 777 pilot and instructor Simon Hardy, said the pilot flew over his hometown of Penang, Malaysia, for an ’emotional goodbye’ on the way.
The MH370 pilot captain made an unexplained and strange turn to fly over his hometown of Penang
He said the plane ‘dipping its wing’ over Penag was explained by Zaharie wanting to look out the window at the city one last time.
Mr Hardy also said Zaharie avoided detection by floying along the border between Malaysia and Thailand, crossing in and out of each other’s airspace.
‘So both of the controllers aren’t bothered about this mysterious aircraft. Cause it’s ‘oh, it’s gone. It’s not in our space anymore’,’ he told Australia’s 60 Minutes.
The transponder also went off in that time, and the plane turned sharply and headed south for the next six hours.
Larry Vance, a Canadian air crash investigator, said Zaharie was killing himself and took the plane to where it would ‘disappear’ to cover that up.
‘I think the general public can take comfort in the fact that there is a growing consensus on the plane’s final moments,’ he said on 60 Minutes.
‘Unfortunately, he was [also] killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately,’ he said.
Captain Keane believes MH370 was hijacked by pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah (pictured) and intentionally flown outside the search area
Authorities combing through the Indian Ocean for remains of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have discovered two huge structures (pictured) on the sea floor
‘He was taking it to a predestination, some place that he had planned to take it, and he flew that six hours to get it there.’
Mr Vance believed the plane was on the bottom of the ocean in just a few pieces with the fuselage in one piece with the left wing still on.
The investigator published the book MH370: Mystery Solved that puts forward a his theory on the crash in more detail.
Mr Vance wrote the discovery of the right-wing flaperon from MH370 on Reunion Island proves the impact could not have occurred at high speed.
Accusing the ATSB of incompetence, Mr Vance said if the evidence was suppressed it would amount to ‘intentional deception’.
Mr Vance’s book outlines his forensic examination of the crash, which he believes proves the plane was ditched in a controlled manner.
The Seabed Constructor (pictured), a vessel leased by US underwater survey group Ocean Infinity, is still searching for the wreckage of the missing plane
In its October 2017 report, the ATSB wrote: ‘The reasons for the loss of MH370 cannot be established with certainty until the aircraft is found.
‘It is almost inconceivable … for a large commercial aircraft to be missing and for the world not to know with certainty what became of the aircraft and those on board.’
Flight MH370, a Boeing 777 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, vanished in March 2014 with 227 passengers, including six Australians, on board.
The Seabed Constructor, a vessel leased by US underwater survey group Ocean Infinity, is still searching for the wreckage of the missing plane.
Mr Vance said the discovery of the right-wing flaperon from MH370 on Reunion Island proves the impact could not have occurred at high speed (pictured is debris from MH370)