Last words came from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid - MAS CEO
Astro Awani | Updated: March 17, 2014
(First published on: March 17, 2014 19:59 MYT)
“Initial investigations showed it was the co-pilot who spoke the last time on tape,” Ahmad Jauhari told a press conference.
Fariq had said “Alright, good night,” before the aircraft disappeared with 238 people onboard. It has been missing since March 8.
Ahmad Jauhari had also dismissed the possibility that the last communication from the aircraft could have come from another individual.
Meanwhile, at the same press conference, Defence and Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein police visited the homes of the pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah and Fariq on March 9 and again on Saturday.
He said the pilot’s flight simulator was taken from his house and was re-assembled at police headquarters.
“At this point, I would like to stress that Malaysia has been co-operating with the FBI, Interpol and other relevant international law enforcement authorities since day one,” he said.
Hishamuddin said to date, the number of countries involved in the search and rescue operation for MH370 has increased to 26, adding that Malaysia is leading the search effort.
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