MH370 pilot was 'lonely and sad' and might have 'crashed plane' in murder-suicide
The friend of the pilot flying MH370, revealed that the pilot might have gone under depression and crashed the plane read more...
The pilot of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 seemed depressed. This leads him to starve the passengers out of oxygen and then crash into the sea in a murder-suicide, according to a new account.
MH370 was on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, it suddenly vanished and became one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.
One of the friends of the pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, told to aviation specialist William Langewiesche that he became obsessed with two young models he had seen on the internet after his wife left him, and he "spent a lot of time pacing empty rooms."
A fellow pilot added: "Zaharie’s marriage was bad. In the past, he slept with some of the flight attendants. And so what? We all do. You’re flying all over the world with these beautiful girls in the back. But his wife knew."
There is a very strong suspicion among investigators in the aviation and intelligence communities that he was clinically depressed.
Mr. Langewiesche wrote: "There is a strong suspicion among investigators in the aviation and intelligence communities that he was clinically depressed."
An electrical engineer said in the account in Atlantic magazine that, after depressurizing the plane, the pilot had probably made a climb which "accelerated the effects of depressurizing, that caused the rapid incapacitation and death of everyone in the cabin."
The oxygen masks in the main cabin were only designed to last until 15 minutes in an emergency descent below 13,000ft.