An experienced pilot has claimed that there is no real mystery behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 - and that "all pilots" believe it didn't crash.
Byron Bailey, who has 26,000 hours in the air under his belt, mostly with Emirates Airlines, says the captain of the flight is responsible for its disappearance, and that it was hijacked.
Flight MH370 cut contact with the ground when it was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014. It has never been seen or heard from again and 239 people on board lost their lives.
Bailey believes that the captain of the flight, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, carefully landed the plane on the water and let it sink to the bottom in one piece, where it still lies today.
He does not believe that it was flown until it ran out fuel, because it would have crashed in a "near vertical dive", smashing into pieces that would have washed up the shores of Tasmania, New Zealand's South Island, or Chile in South America.
According to the Inquisitr, Bailey said: "All competent experienced jet pilots believe MH370 did not crash and therefore it was not a mysterious accident. I believe MH370 rests intact in the darkest place in the world, 6500 metres [i.e. four miles] down in a cold, remote, lonely place."
He says that the fact the plane was tracked via satellite to the Southern Indian Ocean is the giveaway that the plane was hijacked by an experienced pilot.
The Express reports that he said: "It was ditched under control, according to Boeing 777 flight manual procedures, that is gear up, into wind as slow as possible. Why do airline pilots and cabin crew practice ditching, life jacket donning and egress into life rafts etc if this was not feasible?
"Only a pilot could have flown the aircraft via the reprogrammed Flight Management System (FMS) and autopilot for seven hours.
"There were only two pilots on board.
"Only one had the necessary experience and ability to make this happen [Shah]. The jet airline pilot fraternity is almost unanimous as to who was responsible."