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Two Air Berlin pilots decided to “make a mark” by flying low over an airport and buzzing by the control tower, sparking an FAA investigation have been suspended.
This plane flew incredibly close to a control tower. The stunt was pulled off by two pilots during an Air Berlin flight.
The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, which vanished from the view of air traffic controllers shortly after takeoff continues to baffle experts.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul on Sunday called the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 “intentional” and “deliberate.”
McCaul said on Fox News Sunday that he believes the evidence points toward problems in the cockpit with the pilot and copilot.
As the investigation continues, theories and speculation about the reason and circumstances which may have attributed to the planes disappearance continue to submerge.
CCTV released video footage captures Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah , pilot , and co-pilot Fariq Hamid, of the Boeing 777 flight, being frisked while walking through security at Kuala Lumpar International Airport. The pair then walked onto the plane.
NOTE: CCTV News formerly known as CCTV-9 is a 24-hour English news channel, of China Central Television, based in Beijing. The channel grew out of CCTV International, which was launched on 15 September 2000.
Officials revealed today that it is possible the aircraft could have landed and transmitted a satellite signal from the ground.
Shah, a father-of-three, was said to be a ‘fanatical’ supporter of the country’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim – jailed for homosexuality just hours before the jet disappeared.
It has also been revealed that the pilot’s wife and three children moved out of the family home the day before the plane went missing.
Malaysian Airlines mystery: The top three suspects
Here are three possible theories as to what could have happened to Flight MH370, if in fact it was seized.
Al-Qaida, Uighur terrorists and the pilot – these are the leading suspects in the alleged commandeering of the missing Malaysian airliner, as noted in the stories dominating the international media.
Britain’s Telegraph reports that an Al-Qaida “supergrass” told a British court last week that he had met four of five Malaysian Islamists in Afghanistan, one of them a pilot, and given them a shoe bomb with which to blow open the cockpit of a plane.
Malaysian authorities now say Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, vanished from the view of air traffic controllers shortly after takeoff when someone on board switched off the communications systems.
In China, suspicion has fallen on Uighur separatists, who are also being blamed for the stabbing deaths of 29 people by a gang at a Chinese train station at the beginning of the month, reports the Times of India.
A few days before the Malaysian flight took off, a terror threat from a caller demanding for independence in “eastern Turkey” – the Uighurs are a Turkic-speaking, Muslim minority of 10 million in China – came into Beijing International Airport. However, the authenticity of the threat has not been confirmed.
Meanwhile, news media everywhere are reporting the suspicions about the MH370’s pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah. He is described as a fervent political activist and admirer of the leader of Malaysia’s opposition, Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to five years in prison for alleged homosexual acts on the day before Shah piloted his last flight. Read full story watch here
A crowd of about 1,000 had gathered to watch the final landing of the Transall C-160 military plane as it approached the Ballenstedt airfield in Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany.
The flight appeared to be going smoothly until the pilot suddenly reported that he could not see the start of the runway from his cockpit. The plane came down on a side road where many of the terrified onlookers were standing.
As the plane approached…many of those watching fled. Others….which would be considered the braver or more foolhardy spectators (Plane spotting enthusiasts ) stood their ground (circled), keeping their cameras trained on the 31-ton aircraft to catch every second of the action.
The plane then bounced up in the air, the pilot regained control and landed it safely on the runway.