MH370 mysteriously vanished with 239 people on board while travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in 2014. While pieces of the Boeing 777 aircraft have washed up, the plane was last recorded flying over the South China Sea. Radar data showed a sudden change of direction for the Malaysia Airlines plane which flew back across Malaysia before heading towards the Indian Ocean which some believe was part of a suicide mission.
Mr Shah’s lifestyle ahead of the flight has been brought into to question to shed light on to what potentially happened.
One friend claimed the captain was “obsessed” with following models on Facebook, according to The Atlantic.
The source said Mr Shah would leave “shyly sexual” comments on photos.
They added Mr Shah spent an unhealthy amount of time on social media leading him to become disconnected from reality.
The shock report noted Mr Shah had been battling with depression with loneliness.
US aviation writer William Langewiesche theorised Mr Shah killed the 238 passengers on board by starving them of oxygen.
He believes Mr Shah went on to fly alone for hours with the bodies in the plane.
Mr Langewiesche wrote: “There is a strong suspicion among investigators in the aviation and intelligence communities that he was clinically depressed.”
The Atlantic report suggests Mr Zaharie sent his young co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid out of the cockpit before depressurising the aircraft.
He would have then ensured passengers’ deaths by climbing above cruising altitude to starve them of oxygen.
While cabin oxygen masks would have dropped, their intended use is for no longer than 15 minutes to altitudes where the air is breathable.
However, if the Boeing 777 was at 40,000ft the oxygen masks wouldn’t have worked.
Mr Langewiesche added: “The cabin occupants would have become incapacitated within a couple of minutes, lost consciousness, and gently died without any choking or gasping for air.
“The scene would have been dimly lit by the emergency lights, with the dead belted into their seats, their faces nestled in the worthless oxygen masks dangling on tubes from the ceiling.”
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