Australian Investigator Finds Substantial New Evidence About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370

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Experienced Pilots

Since Zaharie has been flying with the company since 1981, he had an astounding 18,365 hours of flying under his belt. He was extremely qualified as a pilot and was also an instructor and examiner. As was his co-pilot…

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The Co-Pilot

His co-pilot, First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, was also an experienced pilot who has been with the company since 2007. He began as a cadet and worked his way up, gaining an excellent 2,763 hours of flight. As a co-pilot, his goal was to become a pilot, and this flight was the last part of his training before the big promotion. The pilots seemed to check out, so investigators turned their search to the plane itself…

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