U.S. Sources: Flight 370 Already Made U-Turn When Co-Pilot Signed Off
U.S. government sources now say that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had already made a U-turn when the co-pilot calmly signed off with air traffic control.
When co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid signed off at 1:19 a.m. on March 8, the jetliner, carrying 239 people, had already headed off-course.
The data communication system sent its last automated message at 1:07 a.m. At that point, the plane had already changed course, all without a word from the co-pilot to air traffic control.
Former FAA official Scott Brenner said one or both of the pilots “clearly had the intention, as soon as that plane took off […] to take it in another direction. Why? I have no idea, but it was very clear.”
Watch Brenner’s interview above.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was also on “The Kelly File,” where he said that U.S. officials have been leaning toward terrorism or suicide as the reason for the flight's disappearance. Watch his interview below.
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