London: Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has claimed that the ill-fated Malaysian MH370 that went lacking on March 8, 2014 after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, was downed by a suicidal pilot.
Citing the “highest levels” of the Malaysian authorities sources, Abbott informed Sky Information that the authorities thought “from very, very early on” that the MH370 jet was crashed deliberately by its pilot.
“My understanding, my very clear understanding, from the very top levels of the Malaysian Government is that from very, very early on here they thought it was a murder suicide by the pilot,” Abbott was quoted as saying.
“Let me reiterate – I want to be absolutely crystal clear – it was understood at the highest levels that this was almost certainly murder suicide by the pilot,” he added.
Abbott, who was Prime Minister on the time of tragedy, spoke intimately about his conversations with Malaysian leaders for the primary time in a Sky Information documentary titled “MH370: The Untold Story,” that was set to be aired on Wednesday.
Najib Razak, prime minister of Malaysia at the moment, informed on-line information portal Free Malaysia that they by no means dominated out the opportunity of a homicide suicide angle.
“It would have been deemed unfair and legally irresponsible since the black boxes and cockpit voice recorders had not been found and hence, there was no conclusive proof whether the pilot was solely or jointly responsible,” Najib was quoted as sayingas saying.
“I must stress that this possible scenario was never ruled out during the search effort and investigations, where no effort was spared,” he added.
Kin of the 239 passengers, who disappeared with Malaysia Airways flight MH370, have stored calling for a recent search to seek out the plane.
The Beijing-bound aircraft disappeared off the radar about 40 minutes after take-off from Kuala Lumpur when somebody had turned off the communication programs and altered the plane’s route, in keeping with an official report.
The investigation concluded that the aircraft crashed in a distant space of the southern Indian Ocean, the place 232,000 kilometres of the ocean mattress have since been combed unsuccessfully in search operations.
To date, fragments or suspected fragments of the plane have been recovered from seashores in Reunion, Mozambique, Mauritius, South Africa and Pemba Island (Zanzibar).
Malaysia, Australia and China, who carried out the primary search at a value of over $151 million, agreed to droop it in January 2017 till the looks of recent strong proof.
The US-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, which performed a second search which additionally yielded no consequence, provided to hold out one other beneath the identical no-find no-fee situations.